||CrazyAL Retrospective Show Walk-through, Sat Oct 21st... pg4
Joined: Sep 21, 2003
From: Yucaipa, CA
|Posted: 2006-10-13 09:34 am  Permalink|
Parking is a bit of a nightmare in that area. I recommend getting there early. Also, bring burly friends to help unload your equipment since you may be in for a bit of a walk.
Joined: Sep 30, 2002
|Posted: 2006-10-13 10:04 am  Permalink|
Kate's right. Parking sucks but you can offload in the back (through the gate) and park on a side street somewhere near Bakersfield.
Joined: Oct 25, 2005
From: San Bernardino, CA
|Posted: 2006-10-13 1:01 pm  Permalink|
What time will the Smokin' Menehunes be playing?
Any info on the plan for the sale of the hand painted two-tone King Tiki mug? On sale @ 8pm? I didn't see the price posted yet...do we know how much it'll be? Cash or plastic?
We've got to make it an early night so I just wanted to know what to expect.
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Joined: Jun 24, 2004
|Posted: 2006-10-14 12:24 am  Permalink|
Just a few photos from tonight:
The Smokin' Menehunes...
Special guest drummer - Squid
The tikis and mugs were fantabulous. Crazy Al puts on a great show!
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Jun 21, 2006
|Posted: 2006-10-14 02:57 am  Permalink|
2:45 am. Just got back from closing down the Tiki Ti with Crazy Al, Jon Paul, Squid, DJ Lee, Piphiro, significant others, and etc. after Crazy Al's retrospective.
The Menehunes were definitely Smokin' with Al and Squid, and a little King Kukulele to boot.
And about Al's carvings..... HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!! Is an understatement. To see SO MUCH quality, craftmanship, and skill----awesome. Simply awesome. A big salute to you, Al.
GROG going to go back again while it's still, all in one place. Just amazing stuff.
|Tiki Shark Art|
Grand Member (6 years)
Joined: Aug 31, 2006
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
|Posted: 2006-10-14 10:47 am  Permalink|
The retrospective is amazing! Great and awesome work Crazy Al. I went to see some well carved tikis, but I was blown out of my socks! Not only are they GREAT carved tikis, but they are carved with such expression and such endless creativity.
Plus, there was really great music!
The Smokin Menehunes rock!
They so rock!
And Squid, you rock!
but most of all, Crazy Al YOU REALLY REALLY ROCK!
You rock the Tiki Culture World.
My life is better for having seen that show.
Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker
"Brad Parker creates lurid paintings that pull in influences from tiki, comics, and rock."
- Honolulu Magazine "The Best Of" 2012 Issue
Joined: Sep 30, 2002
|Posted: 2006-10-14 10:54 am  Permalink|
AL- Congratulations on a most wonderful show! Your carvings are jaw-dropping man.
The Menehunes smoked as usual. (but what exactly is it they smoke?) Thanks guys for letting me sit in! Tons o fun.
Who's bright idea was it to close down Tiki Ti?
Joined: Jun 20, 2005
|Posted: 2006-10-14 11:16 am  Permalink|
WOW!!!!! FANTASTIC AL!!!!!
What a great way to start the weekend. The Smoking Menehunes jammed. It was really nice to see everyone again.
As always had so much fun.
Here are some pictures:
Somewhere on your journey don't forget to turn around and enjoy the view.
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Joined: May 12, 2004
From: "I've chopped my way through real jungle
|Posted: 2006-10-14 12:02 pm  Permalink|
What a great night! Thank you Al for letting us play for your show!
What a total honor to have King Kukulele, Al and Squid all at the same time playing with us! The Menehune's band volvo rolled in to our home base around 12:00 (after a hair-raising ride with Uncle Bong at the helm, hands firmly at 10 and 2 on the wheel) but I was too excited to sleep right away.
King, as always your Uke playing and singing blow me away. Squid, you suck for not living down here in OC. I really hate you because you are just about the best drummer I have played with! You are one of those natural musicians who does not need to rehearse or even know the song-you just automatically know how to play the exact right thing each time!
C-al-you are a giant among artists and musicians-it's always a treat to watch you in action.
I also enjoyed seeing so many of you TC'ers there! Talk about the "in" crowd!! You guys are IT!
Joined: Oct 05, 2005
|Posted: 2006-10-14 2:33 pm  Permalink|
mahaloz for all the pics and comments from what must have been an amzing evening.
bangin' my slit gong drum until the cops come!
|little lost tiki|
Joined: Jun 12, 2006
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
|Posted: 2006-10-14 2:42 pm  Permalink|
What a Great exhibition! Truly some of the Best of the Best! And I'm not just talking about all the In-Friggin-Credible carvings and memorabilia,but the crowd and music as well! This show should tour the Land because everyone should see it! It would bring tons of Tiki joy and delight to the multitudes! Of course, you'd have to cram yourself,the Menehunes,King Kukulele,and Squid into the Semi,but what an adventure that would be! Thanks for all your hard work setting up and retrieving pieces for this Landmark Show! Congrats!
Joined: Jun 22, 2006
From: Aotearoa / NZ
|Posted: 2006-10-14 2:56 pm  Permalink|
Truly one of the most talented, innovative and creative individuals in tikidom! You're a superstar Al - big congrats on your anniversary show.
Thanks to those who took some photos so I could enjoy the show down here in NZ too. I just love what you guys have going on in California, and will continue to live vicariously through these threads.
Joined: May 21, 2003
From: Like Oh My Gawd..San Fernando Valley
|Posted: 2006-10-14 5:51 pm  Permalink|
Damn, really wanted to go, sorry I missed it, but straight 4 days of 13-14 hour days took a toll on me last night.
Joined: Jun 10, 2004
From: Reseda, calif.
|Posted: 2006-10-14 6:37 pm  Permalink|
Al, congrats on your 10th anniversary show. Sorry I couldn't make it.I am glad I got to see a little of it on Thursday. The few pieces that I saw looked great.
Joined: Jun 25, 2002
|Posted: 2006-10-15 12:02 pm  Permalink|
HOLLY-MAHAaaaaaaaaaL000000's!!! Bat'iki Phil's!!!
THANKS SO MUCH FOR COMING OUT! Great time, even though i showed an hour late!! what the??? hadn't eaten in a day, and then waited 40 minutes, in the rain, for a cab ride back from the restauraunt..... son of o'bitch... thanks for sticking around and all the great support! this is the first time i've seen this post in three or four days and what a great surprise to see Squid cutting up chops on the skins!!! Fri'cken the best!! Thanks!! the gallery was blow away by the MENEHUNES!!! and the drums rocked the place better then the best volcano episode on Gilligan's Island!!
The VR's are fantastic and the pics are awesome too....
If you missed the show, it's up till after next weekend!! and I'm planing an "Artist's Walk-through" Next Saturday afternoon! since i never got any of the explanations of the early years down on name tags..... I'll be introducing my new 'Drawer Pulls' then too since they never make it to the show room floor either.
Tiki walk and talk and Tiki Ti happy hour!!!!!!! Who's in??
Thanks again everyone!!