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*** Tikiyaki Orchestra & Squid Tiki Mug/Art Retrospective at KONA - Sept. 20 ***
tobunga
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Posted: 2008-09-20 11:48 am   Permalink

OH MY TIKI GODS!!! This is gonna be tikin' awesome!

Can't wait for this event to start!!! We're gonna take a trip to the Enchanted Tiki Room this afternoon to whet our tiki appetite for tonite!!!
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WooHooWahine
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From: Mission (Impossible) Viejo, Ca
Posted: 2008-09-20 2:23 pm   Permalink

WooHoo! Count down...approximately 3 1/2 more hours The Soccer Tiki Grotto is now OPen to anyone who would like to stop by for a "Cold One " before going to Kona's (We will be leaving at 5:30) pm for address.







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squid
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Joined: Sep 30, 2002
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Posted: 2008-09-21 04:01 am   Permalink

Just getting in after packing mugs and tearing down displays! WOW! All I can say is WOW!!!! First of all, I apologize for not being able to spend more time chatting. Pulling musician AND prom queen duty kinda cuts down on the social time. So don't think your presence was not appreciated if we didn't get to yack. I had a blast and was really touched at the amount of folks who were there. And classy ones too! Nothing broken or stolen. I was blown away looking at all the stuff I have done in the past 8 years at one place. I really had no idea.

Now the big mahalos:

ron-tiki: Holy crap man! The displays were over the top. Just beautiful and sturdy enough to tap dance on. If anyone wants them, they are outside of Kona and free for the taking. Ron was lender of a big chunk of the mugs to boot.

dibroc: Always there for whatever needs to be done and then some. I owe you some light bulbs. Be sure to buy some patented Dibroc Brand Special Tiki Mug Quake Putty in the handy 1 gallon bucket.

GROG: Came early, stayed late. Unpacked and packed like a madman and made pretty little number cards. Now if he can only learn to animate...and return my damn chisels.

Sabu the Coconut Boy: Came late, stayed late. Packed stuff. Moved stuff. Hauled stuff. Hasn't kicked me out yet.

Hiphipahula: Vending wizard of the west. Cal Worthington got nuthin' on the Hipster! I think she even sold one of my old socks to Big Toe. He needed some cover...

Marty Lush (digitiki): Program producer extraordinaire. Them was beautiful! Now get off the booze!!!!!

And... TA DA!...Tiki-Kate, the Mistress of Mugs. I still don't know how she managed to organize and research it all PLUS loan that many mugs. I guess sleep is not an option. Just AMAZING... GOLD STAR!!!!

Tikiyaki Orchestra: OK maybe I'm a little partial but I think the entertainment was top notch. I'm really fortunate to play with these guys. And they bathe regularly which is nice.

Security!: Hinano Paul only had to kill 3 people with his bare hands. The tazer worked just fine on the rest of 'em.

Ruzic and Toe: Easel, shmeasel. Thanks lads.

And all y'all who made long and/or dangerous journeys to be there. Humu, Bowannnnaaaaahhhh, Mr and Mrs Babalu, Headhunter, Carrie (sp?). Please drive safe.

And Bai- You make the most beautiful things from my scribbles.

Squid fried. Fried squid. G'night.









 
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2008-09-21 09:21 am   Permalink

Bravo!

Awesome!

Wow!


 
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bigtikidude
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
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From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2008-09-21 10:56 am   Permalink

congrats again Squid,
and to all that put the night together.
just an awesome evening if art/mugs music and good people.

oh and Tiki Trav was there too, geeez I thought that guy was supposed to be gone already. go on, get, outta here, stop talking about leaving, and
go already, sheesh.
no seriously, great nite all around.

and Tikiyaki, what hasn't been said about them,
just amazing. I want to curl up in a hammock with a rum drink and just zone out when they play.
great show boys.

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Tangaroa-Ru
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Joined: Aug 04, 2006
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From: Surf's Up, Los Angeles!
Posted: 2008-09-21 11:02 am   Permalink

Last night truly was a great night for Tiki. Between the amazing and well-deserved Squid retrospective (including a field guide for everyone!), the food, atmosphere, wonderful people and... The Tikiyaki Orchestra (who were AMAZING!)... well, I'm on sensory overload. Worth the scary drive down. (Yep, I'm the one whose car was one of EIGHT (!) that got its tire destroyed by a frickin' giant chunk of metal bouncing around the 405 (just before the Seal Beach exit). If you can't tell, I'm still a little traumatized. But I thank everyone who listened politely to my sob story when I FINALLY arrived, and Soccer Tiki and Whoohoo for putting a Mai Tai in my hand immediately. It worked wonders. Also, I think last night convinced Hassan Headhunter Patterson that "Californy is the place he oughta be" -- that's how impactful it was.

When I got home last night, I finally read Squid's "liner notes" in his field guide. Plus his lovely thank you message here in Tiki Central. I had NO idea, Squid, what a funny wordsman you are! (But just so you know, my name's spelled "Kari". I know, I know... it's Norwegian...).

Seeing all those mugs displayed together made me realize why I enjoy collecting them. Tiki mugs really are contemporary works of functional ceramic art. Whether they're massed-produced or limited editions, they are full of personality and, often, a lot of the personality of the sculptor. Sure, they may not be making some big artistic "high-brow" statement, but they do say "let's have fun". And I believe that's a worthy goal in art, too. Thank you, Squid! And thank you to everyone who helped put this evening together!


 
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squid
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Posted: 2008-09-21 11:25 am   Permalink

Thanks KARI ! Glad you made it back safely. Sum day I wil lurn 2 spel.

 
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GO TIKI
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From: SURF CITY HUNTINGTON BEACH
Posted: 2008-09-21 11:35 am   Permalink

Very Cool Squid, Dani and I had a fantastic time! All I can say is Wow! If I only had half your talent! Mahalo! Gogo
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tikiyaki
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From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2008-09-21 12:36 pm   Permalink

Aloha Everyone !

Great night again at Kona. Thanx to the TC Ohana for always showing us a great time.

Congratz to Squid for a SPEC-frikken-TACULAR showing of mugs and art.

That showing of mugs actually needs a museum/gallery display that is available to see for more than one night, not only because of the amount of work put into to it, but for the sheer volume of mugs on display. Crazy !

To all the people on the Squid list who put this together...BRAVO !

Thanx to Hiphipahula for minding the store. You rule !

Mr and Mrs Mongoloid, Mahalo for the great gift. I Love it !

Kari - That's a scary story. Glad you made it safe and sound.

Big Mahalos to the band, for, as usual, doing a tremendous job...are these guys the shizzle or what ? (kids, did I say that right?)


On a different note :

I'd like apologize for all the seating problems. Some things are just beyond our control, and no matter how much I try, at the end of the day, I'm just the guy in the band, and there's only so much I can do. I hope you all still had a good time.

So, if you lost your seat, got seated in a bad spot (is there actually such a thing in Kona - especially in the Hidden Village ?) or made a reservation (and paid) only to be told that there were no tables left, I'm really sorry about that, it was beyond our control. We all Love Kona, but let's face it, they still have operational issues to work out. Once again, we hit Kona like a Tsunami and things got crazy.

I thought the food was pretty darn good tho'

Looks like we're going to have to re-evaluate the show situation there. As you have probably figured out by now, The T.O. likes to have more than just a "gig"...we like to have an "event" - a real party - something to remember. So we try to go the extra mile, and let's face it, the Tiki Artists need the support, and putting live Exotica together with Tiki art is a perfect match. Add in some Mai tais, and great tiki environment, and voila....it's a good time.

So, thanx again, everyone. Hopefully we'll see you all on Oct 18th at the Crazy Al Tenth Anniversary Event at Bahooka. Crazy Al, Tikiyaki, and more Fishtanks than you'll ever see in one place !









 
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Tangaroa-Ru
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From: Surf's Up, Los Angeles!
Posted: 2008-09-21 1:56 pm   Permalink

Thanks, Tikiyaki! I made it home safely, even with a lame-looking spare tire. But, seriously, your band is... well, I don't know if 'shizzizzle" (whatever!) is a good enough psuedo-adjective. You guys are TERRIFIC. TOP-NOTCH. You'd make Martin Denny smile. And you showed us all a hell of a good time. I can't wait for your next cd. Hope to see you around our Burbank 'hood.

 
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WooHooWahine
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From: Mission (Impossible) Viejo, Ca
Posted: 2008-09-21 1:57 pm   Permalink

Mucho Mahalos to Everyone who helped put this event together. Kona's was packed from wall to wall. I know everyone had a Tiki-rrific time


















































































 
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Tiki Shaker
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Joined: Jun 28, 2008
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From: Menifee, CA
Posted: 2008-09-21 2:11 pm   Permalink

Wow that looks like the show was amazing! I keep telling myself I need to start attending more TC events, but my schedule never seems to work out right! Well, at least my weekend had some tiki in it. I went up to the Bahooka for the first time in about 8 years and I was able to finally check out that tiki show at the Museum in Forest Lawn up in Glendale. The tough thing was driving back to Oceanside... especially passing up the exit that takes you to Kona.

Hopefully more picks will be posted! Squid's work is amazing. It seriously makes me want to find time to take a ceramics class or something.


 
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GROG
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2008-09-21 2:49 pm   Permalink

GROG enjoy seeing everybody at Kona (not KONA'S Woohoo, the 's makes it possessive). The artwork and the sheer amount of it was awesome Squidster--you are definitely one 'poorlific' artist. And, apparently you do have eyes. GROG check when GROG was near.

All the people who put this together (and took it down) did an awesome job. Several hours of unpacking and shelf removal and you never would've known there had been such an awesome display just a few hours previous.

Tikiyaki sounded great, the food was good, and the all the people showed up for this were the best.

Tiki-Kate, Ron Senso, John Corbid, Holden and Squid, you guys were amazingly brave lending your mugs and art for this event, especially since GROG have sticky fingers. Hopefullly all the art and mugs arrived home safely. It was a good thing the security confiscated the slingshot from Ruzic before they let him in.

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Malia Mai-Tai
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Joined: Sep 21, 2008
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From: Montclair, CA
Posted: 2008-09-21 3:23 pm   Permalink

WOW! What an event at The Kona! I had a blast!(and got severly hammered thanks to Danny the bartender!)

It was nice to see some people I met at The 1st Annual LA Tiki Crawl at this event(Hi Eric O. & Jeff-the nice man who saved my place in line at the buffet).

Looking foward to meeting and talking to more of you here on the forum!

You can see me in two of the pics that WooHoo Wahine took. I'm in pic #16(the couple in the back, infront of the closed doors) and pic #26 (the lush at the bar in the black & white dress!)hehehehehehe.

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Bora Boris
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From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2008-09-21 3:24 pm   Permalink

Good show, Good music, Good time, Thanks everybody!




GROG looked like he was having a very good time.



Even Tiki Trav was tolerable.





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