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Moving to Denton, TX on Saturday - any local TX Ohana?
suzanne
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Joined: Mar 31, 2005
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From: A Jet to Paradise
Posted: 2007-08-07 10:05 am   Permalink

As I have posted in a few other places in various ways, I am moving to Denton, TX this weekend in order to attend grad school at UNT. Are there any other tiki enthusists in the area that wouldn't mind showing me around? I can't seem to find any evidence of many tiki lounges, save Trader Vic's in Dallas (although I'll have to go and try that new drink!). I'd love tips on anywhere to go!

Thanks!
Suzanne
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Hakalugi
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From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2007-08-07 10:17 am   Permalink



 
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aloha.taboo
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Joined: Jan 08, 2006
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From: Grand Rapids, MI
Posted: 2007-08-07 11:12 am   Permalink

Make sure you check out Brave Combo, the best polka band in the world!

They're based in Denton.


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suzanne
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From: A Jet to Paradise
Posted: 2007-08-07 11:26 am   Permalink

Yes, yes, yes. Denton will surely be the Home of Happiness! hahahah

I'll just keep looking for Tim Curry.



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rugbymatt
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From: Sacramento
Posted: 2007-08-07 1:45 pm   Permalink

The Tejas Ohana are a dedicated bunch but outside of the awesomeness that is Trader Vic's there isn't much in the way of Tiki. Rumor has it that Houston is the next target market for a new TV's though. I lived just south of Denton '88-'91 and played rugby for the local club. Good luck!
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suzanne
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From: A Jet to Paradise
Posted: 2007-08-07 7:34 pm   Permalink

Sounds like I'll be building that home bar up and putting out the beacons next to the tiki torches.... I know I won't be alone. Eventually we'll find each other!

Suzanne
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Kenike
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From: McKinney, TX
Posted: 2007-08-10 05:47 am   Permalink

I'm a regular Trader Vic's bar fixture. Let me know when you're going and we'll share some pu-pu's.

As Rugbymatt mentioned, not much else tiki in the area. I think there's a few good antique stores in Denton.

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Dr. Shocker
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From: Ventura
Posted: 2007-08-10 09:28 am   Permalink

Neely Pritt

You'll find happy hearts, and smiling faces
And tolerance for the ethnic races - in Denton
Harry Weiss

You'll find a rambling rose and a picket fence
Emily Weiss

Tenderness and innocence - in Denton
Vance Parker

You'll find conference rooms
And a children's playground
Denton is a real OK town
Civic pride and civic duty
And Denton girls are
(wolf whistle)
Full of beauty
Cheerleaders

You may call us the goody goody two shoes
We're here to cheer you with the good news
That D-E-N-T-O-N gets T-E-N
That's ten out of ten!
Ralph Hapschatt

If you're looking for a life of leisure
Macy Struthers

You're going to get a whole lot to please ya
Ralph Hapschatt

Again and again
Macy Struthers

And again and again
Ralph and Macy

And again!
Studio Audience

Denton, Denton, you've got no pretension
You're where the heart is, you're OK
Denton, Denton, I'd just like to mention
You're the home of youth
You're America's truth
You're Denton, Denton, U.S.A.
Emily Weiss

This is the Mecca of America
Harry Weiss

The Bethlehem of the West
Emily Weiss

This is the birthplace of the virtuous
Harry Weiss

The home of happiness
Macy Struthers

Leisurewise, we're you will adapt
Ralph Hapschatt

Enjoy your stay, have a happy holiday
Cheerleaders

And we'll all put Denton, Denton, on the map
Studio Audience

Denton, Denton, you've got no pretension
You're where the heart is, you're OK
Denton, Denton, I'd just like to mention
You're the home of youth
You're America's truth
You're Denton, Denton, U.S.A.

Denton, Denton, you've got (clap) no pretension
You're (clap) where the heart is, you're OK
Denton, Denton, I'd just (clap) like to mention
You're (clap) the acceptable face
(clap) Of the human race
You're (clap) Denton, Denton, U.S.A.
Betty Hapschatt

And now for a commercial break



never could leave things alone
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suzanne
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From: A Jet to Paradise
Posted: 2007-08-10 3:22 pm   Permalink

This has completly made my day!!!!!!!!!!!


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

Love it.

Suzanne

P.S. In the non-Richard O'Brian world, I will let you folks know when I head to the Dallas TVs (Trader Vic's in this case, and not transvestite as we might mistake from other mentions in this thread).

P.P.S. hahahahahahahahahhahaaaaaaaaaaaa!
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sweetpea
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From: Seattle
Posted: 2007-08-13 4:05 pm   Permalink

are you there yet???
Oh my!!! I hope you had a safe trip!
I'm thinkin' bout ya.
hmmm, guess I better look up Denton and book some plane tickets sometime.
PEa


 
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ikitnrev
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From: D.C. / Virginia
Posted: 2007-08-13 7:38 pm   Permalink


I will also chime in and praise Brave Combo, my favorite band from Denton. They are hosting a CD release party this Friday, so definitely check them out if you haven't done so already

The following is a link to a journal page by Carl Finch, one of the leading forces behind Brave Combo - he praises the charms of Denton, and slams developers for tearing down old historic buildings to build chain drug stores

http://www.brave.com/bo/scrapbook/pump/jan07.htm

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sweetpea
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From: Seattle
Posted: 2007-08-15 08:55 am   Permalink

she's not there yet, but somewhere in the mojave desert!
Hopefully she gits to stay at The Shady Dell...
http://www.theshadydell.com/

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Unkle John
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Joined: Oct 22, 2003
Posts: 1217
From: Middle-of-the-Ocean, TX
Posted: 2007-08-16 08:18 am   Permalink

The Rubber Glove rehersal studio is a great dive to see alot of bands up close and personal. We played there a few years ago. I liked Denton when we were there, pretty laid back. I'll be living West of you (a few hours) when you get settled in. There are a few other TX TC's that live in the Dallas area, but they seem to forget to come by and check in. So I'm not sure of their where-a-bouts these days.

Perhaps when time allows from class and study, you could search Denton and surrounding area for tiki. I would start looking in the yellow pages under restruants, bars, apartments, etc. Report back when you find something. And you are most welcoem to email any Texas Ohana.

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Formikahini
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
Posts: 1502
From: Houston, Texotica
Posted: 2007-08-18 2:21 pm   Permalink

Suzanne!!

So excited for you to start school there (she's going to North Texas State, THE music school of the entire South, rivaled only by the likes of Berkely, New England Conservatory, Indiana and the like)!! Wish there were more going on tiki-wise in the vicinity, but you'll find it if it is.

Or create it if it isn't.

Looking forward to the next meeting of the Texas Ohana, most likely at Dallas TV's again.
You're always welcome in Houston, too, girlie: spare bedroom *and* a home bar worth getting drunk in.
Good luck on the next phase of your life!
F

P.S. And another hearty here-here to Brave Combo too!
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diesel tiki
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Joined: Dec 17, 2003
Posts: 85
From: sultry south arlington,tx
Posted: 2007-08-19 10:16 am   Permalink

Welcome to Texas!! I hope to be able to attend the next gathering. I wasn't able to attend because I was working. Sorry,all. But I'm definitely down for the next one!!

 
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