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robert drasnin's voodoo 2
tikibars
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Posted: 2007-01-09 2:35 pm   Permalink

After the amazing reception to his performance at Hukilau 2005, Robert Drasnin has spent the past year writing Voodoo 2, the long-awaited follow up to his amazing 1959 release, Voodoo.

He plans to record it old-school style, with a full compliment of musicians in a real recording studio. No basement Cubase recordings here.

Although the CD will be released by Dionysus this spring, Drasnin has to pay for the recording himself. It looks like he'll be spending $15,000 to $20,000, which, frankly, is probably more than he will make on sales of the CD (face it, Exotica is a niche market these days, and a rather small one).

He is making this record for one reason, and that is because of the enthusiasm and aloha that WE, the Exotica and Tiki fans, have shown him recently. You guys would not believe how honored, thrilled, and touched he was by the warmth showed to him and his work at Hukilau 2005.

In order to defray the cost of the recording (which he told me is going to happen "come hell or high water"), and to make this record do-able without Bob ending up deep in the red, there is a fundraiser being launched.



EDIT (March 1, 2007):

The fundraiser has ended.

The Tiki community raised about 20%-25% of the total recording budget, which amounts to several thousand dollars.

The record was made in February, 2007, and will be out this spring.

Please see Robert Drasnin's web site or his MySpace for news about the CD release.

http://www.robertdrasnin.com

http://www.myspace.com/drasnin

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pappythesailor
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Posted: 2007-01-09 2:45 pm   Permalink

Woo hoo! Best news of the year....and last year too!

 
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Posted: 2007-01-09 6:52 pm   Permalink



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Posted: 2007-01-09 9:17 pm   Permalink

I donated too.....looking forward to Voodoo 2....my CD tray is trembling with anticipation.
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hodadhank
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Posted: 2007-01-09 10:16 pm   Permalink



 
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finkdaddy
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Posted: 2007-01-10 6:59 pm   Permalink

I'm so excited to hear about this. I can't wait to see him perform since I missed him the last time.

Will Formikahini make it on the recording? That would be wonderful!
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hanford_lemoore
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Posted: 2007-01-23 5:47 pm   Permalink

I just made a $250 donation. I can't wait for this to happen .... if it's nearly half as cool as the live performance at Hukilau was, it's going to be an amazing album! This is the kind of stuff that I had only dreamed about before Tiki Central was around. I feel pretty honored to be a small part of an event like this.


 
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Jeff Central
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Posted: 2007-01-24 06:47 am   Permalink

Thanks Hanford!!!

That is very cool!!!

We really need to support artists like Bob who have made a lifetime committment to music. This will be a historic occasion not to be missed.

See you there!!!

Cheers and Mahalo,
Jeff


 
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tikibars
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Posted: 2007-01-30 10:22 pm   Permalink

Bob tells me that he has set a deadline for level three donations at February 16 (the day before the sessions begin), and for Level 1 and 2 donations at February 28.

Things are going well; Bob has finished writing and arranging the record, and has done some last-minute re-working of one of the tunes he performed at Hukilau. He's got most of the musicians selected.

Most importantly, he is over the moon at how enthusiastic the Tiki community is about this project - you guys have really made his year.


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2007-02-01 12:24 am   Permalink

I gave, and I feel so freaking excited about this CD! wow, this is a once in a life time thing. Thanks!
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tiki_kiliki
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Posted: 2007-02-01 05:58 am   Permalink

Everyone - don't miss Mr. Drasnin's live performance at Hukilau 2007. Check out all the details at The Hukilau

His last performance was one of the most memorable moments of my life as well as others. He will be performing Voodoo II in its entirety.

And of course, please give if you can, help keep exotica alive.
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pappythesailor
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Posted: 2007-02-01 07:16 am   Permalink

How about releasing the video of that night? THAT could raise some cash for the VooDooII album.

 
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tikibars
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Posted: 2007-02-01 12:46 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-02-01 07:16, pappythesailor wrote:
How about releasing the video of that night? THAT could raise some cash for the VooDooII album.



Jeff Chenault shot the video, and I'm sure he'd be OK with seeing it out there (right Jeff?). Problem is getting clearance from all of the players, the majority of whom were pro players for hire, and might want to be paid for commercial video releases of the show. They'd be within their rights to ask for this, but it would likely suck up too much of the profits to make it worth doing (unless we sold thousands of copies, which won't happen).


 
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pappythesailor
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Posted: 2007-02-01 1:05 pm   Permalink

Damned laws--they're always standing in my way... Well, if anybody wants to leak a copy my way, I'll send a check to your favorite charity.

But seriously, lets give James mad props for pulling Mr. Drasnin out of retirement. YaaaaaaaayyyyY!


 
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tikibars
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Posted: 2007-02-09 11:27 am   Permalink

Hi gang!

The deadline for Level 3 donations in one week from today.

The deadline for Level 1 and 2 is the 28th.

Robert Drasnin is pretty close to his target amount (thanks in no small part to Hanford), so if you were thinking of contributing, now is the time.

Just think: ten days from now, there will be a new Exotica recording out there from a classic-era artist. How cool is that? Help make it happen!


 
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