Thứ Hai, 13 tháng 12, 2010


Blue Revolution Hawaii was launched last night at a dinner inviting key supporters at the Ocean House Restaurant.  Organized by Leighton Chong, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for Blue Revolution Hawaii, with Guy Toyama as Headquarters Chief and yours truly serving as Lead Visionary, John Farias, Ken Sanders, Bill Spencer and Benny Ron joined us to discuss the future of the enterprise.  How's this for dedication:  both Benny and Guy ran the Honolulu Marathon today, and still looked good at this inaugural event.  Leighton provided the background and mission:

I might add that there is a fourth member of the original team, Sheridan Tatsuno, who is from California, pictured below with Leighton and me:

The four (Leighton, Sheridan, Guy and I) created the Blue Revolution Hawaii Manifesto (you need to scroll down to the second entry), while Leighton and I presented in November of this year a paper entitled, "The Blue Revolution:   Oceans as Ultimate Sustainable Resource," to the conferees at the Japan Eco Balance 2010 gathering in Tokyo.  In September I addressed the Japan Marine Technology Society with a talk on The Blue Revolution.

There is, of course, a long history associated with the Blue Revolution, a concept developed by a group of individuals, from U.S. Senator Spark Matsunaga, who introduced the first OTEC bill in 1979, to U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye, who articulated on the wisdom of the American Blue Revolution in 1992, to incoming Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie, all who have long supported what I think is most promising economic diversification pathway for the State of Hawaii.  It can't be only more tourism, nor outer space, nor traditional agriculture, nor fanciful high technology.   Certainly not more furloughs nor continued political bickering.   Hawaii is in the middle of the largest ocean, and the riches of the seas are our best hope for our future.

Step one for our Blue Revolution group will be an educational program to gain state-wide support for the ocean as a viable economic option for Hawaii, in harmony with the marine environment.  In time, there is a range of economic options leading to next generation fisheriesmarine biomass plantations, green chemicals and biofuels, and, ultimately, sustainable ocean cities, with prospects for remediation of global warming and hopes for reducing the dangers of hurricanes. 
We are aware of the Shimizu Green Float plan, and are exploring opportunities for an international partnership, with Hawaii, hopefully, as an important site for early experimentation. Their ultimate ocean pod is designed to be 3000 meters (2 miles) in diameter.

David Nagaishi and his staff at Outrigger Reef's Ocean House Restaurant were accommodating and creative in making all the arrangements for our gathering.  Thank you David.

Chủ Nhật, 12 tháng 12, 2010

List of Top Guitar Brands on Guitar World

There are a significant number of guitar brands that have advanced throughout the years. The outline, idea, and sound has been enhanced with numerous years of innovative work. While the notes that leave the guitar depend absolutely on the guitarist, the first soul sound is a perspective that is thought to be similarly vital.

You will go over numerous individuals who'll give you diverse conclusions in regards to various brands, furthermore, there are a few different surveys on the Internet as well. Keep your exploration straightforward, test, and continue frequenting guitar shops and used musical instrument stores to look at the various types of brands. Play the greatest number of guitars of various brands as you can, and one day, you will discover your 'guitar-perfect partner' (sic.), the sight and sound of which will make you go "goodness!" So, in case you're new to the guitar world or have as of late built up an enthusiasm for it, this Buzzle article will doubtlessly deal with your questions. Here is a brief examination of various best guitar brands alongside nitty gritty depictions of the tone and sound. Investigate!


Delicate and heartfelt is the second name of Fender guitars and basses. They are renowned for their productive and charming tone. It is a standout amongst the most perceived brands on the planet. Each note that is played on this guitar is wonderful and unadulterated. There are two components that add to such an exciting tone. Firstly, the superb state of the "strat" in resounding wood and furthermore, the ideal arrangement of three pick ups. The pick ups are typically scorch looped. In any case, there are situations where twofold wound third pick ups have been utilized. Bumper is an exceptionally famous guitar brand, and specialists like Eric Clapton who plays to a great degree delicate music, and substantial metal groups, for example, Iron Maiden have likewise utilized the same brand. Models like Stratocaster and Telecaster have scratched their names among the best guitars ever constructed. Bumper offers bunch of outlines, styles, and arrangements. On the off chance that you are an apprentice, then go for any Fender model, it's likely the best guitar for tenderfoots or novices.


You are certain to discover a Gibson in any guitar brand correlation list that you go over. This guitar maker is the most established maker of strong body electric guitars. The main guitar was made by Les Paul himself, and the organization's mark model is, indeed, likewise a Les Paul model. It was the primary organization to present the twofold curl pick ups or the unbelievable "humbucker" for rock music. The guitars by Gibson made shake and move conceivable. Like Fender, Gibson is likewise an all around well known guitar mark whose guitars are known for their high treble and resonant tones. The organization likewise has a bass arrangement. It has stayed steady similarly as styles and plans are concerned. Different acclaimed electric guitars from Gibson incorporate the SG, Flying V, Explorer, ES-335, and Firebird, and exemplary acoustics incorporate models like the Hummingbird.


Ibanez, a guitar and bass producer, came to noticeable quality as a consequence of music legends like Steve Vai and Joe Satriani utilizing this brand. These guitars give an extraordinarily uniform neck activity, an exceptionally adaptable tone, and top of the reach get design. One of the fundamental reasons that this brand picked up notoriety was the viable tone from modest and mass-created instruments. Substantial music is the thing that they exceed expectations in, and metal fans have been cherishing Ibanez throughout recent decades. They make guitars for each style and type. The most notable model is the RG, yet S arrangement is additionally cherished by all. They are likewise the creators of the 7-string guitar, with the primary model Universe being made in the year 1990.

Martin Acoustic 

There are countless guitar makers on the planet. In any case, not all are among the best, but rather this American brand has some expertise in acoustic guitars. You will discover Martin guitars among the main 10 acoustic guitars on the planet. It has extraordinarily affected the look and state of the American acoustic guitars. Martin guitars are produced using profoundly prepared wood, which delivers some truly sweet tones. Mind you, these guitars can be costly and dealing with the instrument is critical. It makes some amazingly lovely models like D-28 and D-45; in any case, they likewise produce spending plan agreeable models.

Warwick Bass Guitars 

It is a German organization that produces low register guitars. Making a better than average bass is a troublesome undertaking. Notwithstanding, Warwick low register guitars have truly aced this overwhelming errand. The snarl of the bass, and its empty and lovely reverberating tone is a striking element of the bass. The organization utilizes stringent quality control techniques in wood flavoring, cutting, and reverberation building. It is exceedingly respected among bassists and has pulled in numerous outstanding craftsmen like Robert Trujillo (Metallica) and Adam Clayton (U2). A biggest aspect regarding Warwick is that they make guitars for everybody, from novice specialists to proficient players. On the off chance that you are new into electric low register guitars, then Rockbass Corvette Basic and Streamer Standard Electric Bass guitars are extraordinary choices for a shaking begin.

B.C. Rich 

This organization works in guitars implied for overwhelming metal and hard shake significant others. It is the pleased producer of the absolute most extraordinary plans in the historical backdrop of metal, for example, Warlock, Bich, Virgin, and Mockingbird. It shaped and impacted hard shake and whip unrest of the 1980s. It is an incredible decision in the event that you are searching for some tense plans for your guitar. The guitars are accessible in 6, 7, or 8-string models that are reasonable for players of all classes. Their late presentation was the Villain arrangement that has staggering plans and has an assemblage of basswood or mahogany.


An American organization that makes some astonishing acoustic and electric guitars, Taylor guitars are considered as one of the best on the planet. Like Martin, they can be costly, however unquestionably justified regardless of each penny. Taylor and Martin have the high ground with regards to acoustic guitar brands in America. One of the well known arrangement is the 200 arrangement and is of incredible worth. For novices, Baby and Big Baby, and the GS Mini are immaculate decisions as they are little bodied.


PRS is an American guitar organization established by luthier Paul Reed Smith in 1985. It makes a portion of the finest top of the line electric guitars and custom shop instruments. It was to a great degree prominent in the '90s and in the end spread to Asia, where they began the SE lineup that was more moderate and spending plan inviting. Be that as it may, they are not implied for fledglings despite the fact that they cost less. They are utilized by performers and players of a wide range of kinds. The top of the line models are tasteful and can be to some degree costly.

Generally speaking, the audits and correlation ought not be the criteria on which you ought to choose the brand that you need. The most ideal approach to pick one is by listening to and feeling the sound that the guitar produces. The brands recorded above are a portion of the best-known on the planet. Obviously, there are numerous other great brands out there as well. On the off chance that you get a handle on we've missed on a few, please don't hesitate to say them in the remarks segment underneath.