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Tiki Island at the Bali Hai November 2, 2007
Chongolio
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From: The Coast of Kauai
Posted: 2007-11-02 08:11 am   Permalink

The monkey has landed. I am in Encinitas now with art in tow and ready to go. I am having some trouble finding the dealio for how early the artists need to get there to set up. If any one can shoot me a PM with the scoop it would be much appreciated. Otherwise I will show up around 4:00 and hope for the best.
Off to the beach for some cold morning glass.
Spock ya tonight,
Chongz
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Tiki Kiniki
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Joined: Jul 23, 2007
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From: Here and There
Posted: 2007-11-02 09:50 am   Permalink

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On 2007-11-02 08:08, bb moondog wrote:
sweet lono ..I feel like a total TOOL for not being able to go to this...
which I am sure is a feeling shared by MANY a TCer



Another Arizona TOOL??? I'm totally bummed I can't go!!! We should start up some tiki stuff here in AZ....Doug Horne lives here in the valley!


 
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WooHooWahine
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Joined: Mar 04, 2005
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From: Mission (Impossible) Viejo, Ca
Posted: 2007-11-02 10:02 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-11-02 09:50, Tiki Kiniki wrote:
Quote:

On 2007-11-02 08:08, bb moondog wrote:
sweet lono ..I feel like a total TOOL for not being able to go to this...
which I am sure is a feeling shared by MANY a TCer



Another Arizona TOOL??? I'm totally bummed I can't go!!! We should start up some tiki stuff here in AZ....Doug Horne lives here in the valley!



Velvet Glass lives in Tuscon too!!
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MEAN GENE
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Joined: Jun 09, 2004
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2007-11-02 10:17 am   Permalink

Bring your boards!
Sunset Cliffs is in paddling distance.... Almost

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Babalu
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Joined: Nov 19, 2006
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2007-11-02 10:23 am   Permalink

Yes! I get my coloring book tonight!!


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rugbymatt
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Joined: Jun 03, 2005
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From: Sacramento
Posted: 2007-11-02 11:13 am   Permalink

To all my west coast pals,

Have a great time at Bali Hai tonight. I Wish I was there.

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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2007-11-02 11:18 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-11-02 08:11, Chongolio wrote:
The monkey has landed. I am in Encinitas now with art in tow and ready to go. I am having some trouble finding the dealio for how early the artists need to get there to set up. If any one can shoot me a PM with the scoop it would be much appreciated. Otherwise I will show up around 4:00 and hope for the best.
Off to the beach for some cold morning glass.
Spock ya tonight,
Chongz




Nice.

Enjoy your session! Surfed Huntington Pier yesterday afternoon waist to chest and fun.

See you tonight... we're on our way down this afternoon after hitting a few key surf shops.


 
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lucas vigor
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Posted: 2007-11-02 11:35 am   Permalink

I will be leaving soon. I will probably stop at Paradise point in mission bay and unwind at the barefoot bar, to kill time. Very cool tropical island in the middle of the bay. I strongly recommend anyone looking for an entire island of ornamental tropical foliage to stop by and check it out. it used to be called Vacation Village during the 70's and 80's, but was bought out. The barefoot bar is tropical themed, but you can tell it used to be a tiki bar back in the day. It's got lava rock sculptures, and other mysterious artifacts if you look carefully. It's very close to sea world, if anyone is interested.

Squid will be joining us tonight on drums-if you have ever heard him play, I don't need to tell you-he is a genius!!


 
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lucas vigor
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Posted: 2007-11-03 09:53 am   Permalink

Thank you Nick, for a great shindig! The Smoking Menehunes had a wonderful time! I hope someone wakes up and posts some pictures! Man, I am so hungover!!

 
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lucas vigor
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Posted: 2007-11-03 11:45 am   Permalink

On the ride home, I at least had the awesome Tikiyaki orchestra CD to listen to, which I must say is a work of genius. Pretty much every song on it is golden. I really wish they had been able to play last night, but most of the band showed up anyway. I met them and they are all very cool guys! Slapbass, that Scotch was so smooth!!

The only negative part of the evening was dealing with a new societal problem I am encountering more and more, that being the inability of parents to control thier children. I see it all too often these days, with parents (who are not bad parents, just "lazy" parents)absolutely not caring how their children behave in public, and subjecting everyone else around them to it as well. I see it in restaraunts, where the children scream and cry and throw tantrums. You are trying to eat with a modicum of peace and quiet, yet the child is screaming, Complaining to the parent only rewards you with a dirty look, as though it is somehow YOUR fault for daring to complain. On airlines, the child will scream and cry for hours on a trans-oceanic flight. It's hell. And if you bother complaining, YOU are the bad guy, not them! They bring small children to theaters, where they ruin the experience for everyone. They bring small babies to Disneyland, pushing them in mini humvee sized strollers that effectively take the physical space of 4 people. The babies are too small to enjoy Disneyland anyway, yet the parents take them. Just try to go on a weeknight to disney, and watch how these parents have small babies there even at 9 or 10 pm! Those nights used to be for teens and other people who wanted to avoid the saturday crowds.

Likewise, a Tiki event like this, with copious amounts of alcohol being consumed all around, and they feel the need to bring the toddler, who proceeds to veer dangerously close to the band's expensive equiptment over and over again. My bass is custom made, and cost three grand. My steel player's guitar was built in 1951 and has no monetary value. it's priceless and unreplaceable. Once a treasure like that is tipped over and damaged, no money can bring it back. I don't say they are bad parents, but just "lazy". Their child's behavior becomes everyone else's problem, and that is just not right! I understand children are rowdy, fidgety and like to explore. However, until they are at the age when they won't do these things, they should not be invited to any event or taken anywhere else where their behavior impacts everyone else. My parents would have yanked us out of any place we were acting up at, or better yet, I remember a thing called "Babysitters" which my parents used quite a bit so they could have their adult time, and go to adult parties. MY parents knew I would act up, so guess what? I was rarely taken anywhere like that. Least not until I was older, and not likely to knock a priceless piece of art over, or put my hands on a musical instrument that does not belong to me.

I will tell this to those parents who insist that their child has a right to do and go wherever they want: Bring your damn checkbook! You WILL be paying for what your child broke!

'nuff said.


 
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slapbass
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Joined: Jun 25, 2007
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From: Long Beach,Ca
Posted: 2007-11-03 2:43 pm   Permalink

Wow...What a night...I had an absolute blast..Hey Lucas that was some fine playing and I really enjoyed the Smokin Menehunes..I was gonna keep offering you some of the 12 year old Whiskey but that can creep up on ya real fast..It was great to meet all the people.I had awsome conversations from tiki to who was the first punk rock band to Is there any good rockabilly anymore to the best way to bbq tritip...Your names are fuzzy due to the Whiskey and Mai Tais..Well my first tiki expierence down I cant wait for the next one..Sorry to the group of people who invited me to the next bar..Didnt know our way around and cabs were non existent..But for sure next time..Thanx to digitki and tikiyaki for scooping us up and going to Dennys and the ride to the hotel..Who knew you couldnt get a cab after 10 oclock..

Hey Lucas hope nothing bad happened to any of the instruments..Your right they are expensive and in some cases irreplaceable..I still cringe when I think of the drunk who wanted to help me with my bass and dropped it from a 6' stage..uuurrggh.


 
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lucas vigor
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Posted: 2007-11-03 3:21 pm   Permalink

Snap!

My bass is like my right arm. I can't live without it. If some drunk dropped it, scratched, broke it or even looked at it sideways------!!!!

As to the Scotch, it crept brother, it crept!! I was pretty much in outer space. I chilled in my car for a while, though, till I was ok to drive. Luckily I had saved a vietnamese sandwich, which although stunk up my car pretty good, tasted mighty fine and helped soak up the liquor that was festering in my stomach.

Man, I would hate to be on the wrong side of slapbass if I dropped his instrument! You are a BIG guy, my pinoy brother!! And from what I was hearing from people, you are a shredding bass player! In fact, you and all your friends are exceedingly cool people!

Ang tulin ng bangka di sa kahoy galing, kundi sa piloto't sa hihip ng hangin!


 
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tikiyaki
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Joined: May 18, 2004
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From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2007-11-03 5:36 pm   Permalink

Indeed a great nite.

Nice to meet the most vocal supporter of The Tikiyaki Orchestra.....Lucas Vigor. Hey, right back atcha. Smokin Menehunes were awesome, and that was some fine bass playing. Glad SlapBass's bad influence (ie: 12 year old Scotch) didn't impede....

Also great to finally meet Chongolio and thank him in person for all the great vibes and support. Aloha Brah , and Mahalo for the print !

I have to say, the award for best dressed has to go to Holden. Snappy, man, snappy ! Me,him and Bosko all figured out that we're the same age, talked story about our first records and concerts...it was great. Meeting Bosko was awesome too, having been a fan of his stuff since, like, 1996. Those new pieces were great.

Went to the Freaky Boutiki and met everyone there. What a place. I think I need to get that Tiki Bong for da pakalolo

A note on the Kid comment. I didn't notice the kids being particularly crazy at this event, but I wasn't paying attention that closely. BUT, I am of the midset that thinks that airplanes should have a soundproofed section for families with kids under the age of 5. Having been on too many flights with screeching infants (earplugs help, but not entirely), I can relate. Restaurants too.

Lucas, hopefully, your gear didn't endure any child derived accidents.

Anyway, great art, great music, great venue, great time. Oh, and the Hula Dancers....did I mention the Hula dancers ?.....nuff said.

I only wish we could have played, but....whadayagonnado ?



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lucas vigor
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From: SOCAL
Posted: 2007-11-03 6:10 pm   Permalink

Oh man! Those hula dancers!!!!

I could go on an on about that, but I won't.

I hope someone posts some pix!!



 
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lucas vigor
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From: SOCAL
Posted: 2007-11-03 6:16 pm   Permalink

And regarding the kids, one was dancing cutely the whole time, the other was trying like the devil to get on stage and touch our stuff. I don't mind if they dance, or are even there so much, just the touching of the equiptment, and the fact that the parent could see it was making us incomfortable and really did not do anything to stop it. That's basically what I was refering to, and the whole parenting thing in general.

I am so dissapointed at the huge ass crowds at Disney on weeknights (during the winter, no less) that I am not renewing my annual pass for the first time in years. And I live less then 10 minutes away!


 
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