In The Mix


New Year’s resolutions

FOR MY FIRST column of 2003, I wanted to share some of the New Year's resolutions that other people were kind enough to share with me over the past week. It'll hopefully get you motivated to make one for yourself this year (even though we all break them anyway) ...

>> Tim Bostock, The ARTS at Marks Garage: "My New Year's resolutions ... To enjoy time with my wife, my three kids and our new baby due Jan. 29 ... To enjoy Hawaii more, the mountains and the ocean ... To keep my heart and mind and all senses open, to find and choose and bring to Hawaii the best performing arts from around the world ... (and) to write -- I've written plays before and I used to write letters -- recently I've just been writing promotional copy."

>> Flash Hansen, Wave Waikiki: "My New Year's resolutions ... hmmm ... it's funny but, actually, I've never been a (resolution) guy. I like to go year-round. My main thing is, I always want to be improving, personally, spiritually, mentally, businesswise. That's it, really. I don't need to wait for (a new year) for that."

>> Shawn Pimental, Koops2 Entertainment: "After a few sleepless nights, thinking about what I can do differently this coming year, I finally came to the conclusion that it is my lifelong resolution to perpetuate 'the music of the islands' for all the world to enjoy. There's so much that we (the people of Hawaii) can share through the power of music, but in order to do so, we must come together and strive to be better, not just settle on (being) good enough."

>> Nikki Robinson, Goldenvoice: "My New Year's resolution is to bring more great shows to Hawaii. Let's see if I can pull that one off. ... We do have Jimmy Eat World Feb. 7 and the Get Up Kids March 8."

>> Sam the Man, 102.7 Da Bomb: "My New Year's resolution is to not have any resolutions at all. The thing about it is, resolutions are always about the typical stuff, and every year I find myself making the same ones. So I've come to the conclusion that it's just better for me not to have a resolution at all. It's more realistic. ... I'm just doing the opposite of everyone else."

WHAT'S MY RESOLUTION, you ask? I'm hoping to be a little more well rounded in 2003 -- all work and no play makes for a grumpy journalist. I'm also going to try and spend more time with my family and those who are closest to me. Let's hope I can do it ...

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