No causal connection
The Mem is an excellent vacation planner and we've had a fine time here in Maui. Yesterday we went to the rain forest on the "Road to Hana." We saw rain and a forest. It was pretty impressive. Also waterfalls. And ate at Mama's Fish House near Paia.
One thing I've noticed about Hawaii, at least at the place where non-Hawaiians tend to hang out, is that you absolutely cannot get away from Hawaiian music, or Hawaiian versions of music you used to like.