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Tiki Mug Book Signing at La Luz de Jesus Gallery - 7th March
Kiki von Tiki
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Joined: Mar 01, 2008
Posts: 758
From: Irvine, CA
Posted: 2009-03-09 10:54 am   Permalink

Congrats to Jay for an amazing book! And to Holden, too! Nice work fellas, it's a beauty - I spent some time with it on Sunday and was agahst at all the coolness I have not seen before. I don't have a lot of mugs and now I see what I've been missing out on. Tiki Ti was awesome as always, so nice to see all the cool kids and to meet some new peeps like Al-ii! Hi! You can definitely get lost in Wacko/La Luz. Yearbook signing was super fun! Met Sven for the first time! Hi! I'm sure I missed a few artists because I don't know their faces, but it was fun being a fangirl and standing on line for autographs! Haha! Squid has set the stage for the next wave in tiki; frogs and banjos. The Ghastly Ones were amazing as always, and The Bordello - what a superfantastic place. How cute were all those little ghoulie kids and baby punks? I had a blast ~ where are we going next?

 
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squid
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Joined: Sep 30, 2002
Posts: 1462
Posted: 2009-03-09 10:56 am   Permalink

KINNY -That WAS a mug! Now quit trying to derail this thread or I'm calling your supervisor there at In-n Out.


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aquaorama
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Joined: Jan 11, 2003
Posts: 615
From: Tropical Bixby Knolls LBC
Posted: 2009-03-09 10:59 am   Permalink

I felt better paying the books retail price at the Event....I'd rather support my local vendors than have them get less money thru Amazon sales. I counted 9 Mai Tai Swizzles in my pocket at the end of the night.....Thank god for our stop by the "Orginal" Tommys for some emergency cheese fries.

 
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Babalu
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Joined: Nov 19, 2006
Posts: 2505
From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2009-03-09 11:16 am   Permalink

Damn!! I'm really bummed I had to miss this event and the opportunity to hang out with all you muggers that I know, and those that I haven't met yet....shit fire!

The Notch - Toe moment sounds priceless

Hopefully, I get to see all of you at Oasis? I want the book (I haven't seen yet) signed by all of you too.

Keep Slinging that Clay Boys!!


 
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squid
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Posted: 2009-03-09 11:20 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-03-09 11:16, Babalu wrote:
Damn!! I'm really bummed I had to miss this event and the opportunity to hang out with all you muggers that I know, and those that I haven't met yet....shit fire!

The Notch - Toe moment sounds priceless

Hopefully, I get to see all of you at Oasis? I want the book (I haven't seen yet) signed by all of you too.

Keep Slinging that Clay Boys!!



That book's got a real purdy pikchure of yer Babaloon! I'm all teary-eyed and proud of ya!
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Babalu
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Joined: Nov 19, 2006
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2009-03-09 11:41 am   Permalink

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That book's got a real purdy pikchure of yer Babaloon! I'm all teary-eyed and proud of ya!

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Ohhh, stop....you'll get me all crying too


 
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Tiki Kaimuki
Grand Member (4 years)  

Joined: Sep 25, 2006
Posts: 821
From: OAKLAND, baby
Posted: 2009-03-09 12:17 pm   Permalink

A night of hijinx, hilarity, and Ray's Mistakes. It was great meeting many of you for the first time and hanging with all the lunatics that I already know. The rest that I didn't get to meet or talk to, there is always Oasis.

Mahalo to Jay and Holden for hooking this whole thing up. And a special Mahalo to Cass for convincing us Norcal artists(Paperbag Mugkillers) to get off our collective okoles and make the trip to the beautifully smoggy socal. Looking forward to the next one...
-Falin
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Kon-Tiki Viking
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Joined: May 20, 2004
Posts: 91
From: Somewhere Beyond The Sea
Posted: 2009-03-09 12:19 pm   Permalink

Well, after a very hung-over Sunday, I just want to say a very BIG THANK YOU to the five hundred or so good people who attended the book signing at La Luz. It was great to meet so many cool people from the Tiki community and to have so many of the mug makers and artists featured in the book all under one roof .......Bosko, Tiki Diablo, Cass aka Ocea Otica, Stuckie Munktiki, Crazy Al, Squid, Tiki tOny, Gotiki & Dani, The Pizz, Notch, Tiki Kaimuki, Miles Ona Tiki and, of course, Holden Westland who made the whole project come together (if I missed anyone out, please forgive me...it was a long weekend and the first coffee of the day hasn't kicked in yet :0) ). It also meant a lot to me to have two of the contributing photographers to the book present...the hardworking Jonpaul Balak and the one and only Sven Kirsten.
It was truly an honor to be with such a friendly , creative gathering and really made all the work on the book worthwhile. Special thanks to Billy and his staff at La Luz for coordinating and hosting the event, to Lee for his PR work, to Holden for organizing everything including those Trader Vic's Mai Tais, to Trader Vic's for donating said Mai Tais, to Brian Ill for filming the event and again, to all those who came along and made the evening so special. The Tiki community is truly unique. Mahalo ! Jay.


 
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tikiyaki
Grand Member (7 years)  

Joined: May 18, 2004
Posts: 2708
From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2009-03-09 12:34 pm   Permalink

Congratz to everyone involved with this book. Got me a copy and it's beeeeautiful. Nice photography !!! Who did the shots ?

Just wanna say thanx to Big Tiki Dude for buying me that most excellent Lapu Lapu at the Ti - which got me "moderately hammered" as Squidly put it. jeff you're a bad influence !
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bigtikidude
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 8876
From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2009-03-09 5:26 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-03-09 12:34, tikiyaki wrote:
Just wanna say thanx to Big Tiki Dude for buying me that most excellent Lapu Lapu at the Ti - which got me "moderately hammered" as Squidly put it. jeff you're a bad influence !



Jim,so you only had the one drink at Tiki Ti?
From what I read I thought you had gone back there after and drank more.
yes I am a bad influence, mwa hahahaha

I wanted to stay at La Luz longer,and hang out with all the tiki peeps, and go back over to Tiki Ti after,
but I was not going to miss the Ghastly Ones so close, and I'm glad I lef when we did(8:30 ish) as parking was a joke over there, and we found a place a ways away for free, without worry of towing.
The show was crazy packed and sorry to all of those who did not make it in.
it was a ton of fun, and I was tired just from watching Tiki Von Kiki dance all night,

The Book is amazing, and I realized that I Think 2 of my Spanish mugs that I got from Sven a few years back, are in there.
I had loaned them to JonPaul,(great job man,(and Sven)
and I forgot that he photo'd them.

by the way Pioneer was amazing, 3 piece meal, corn on the cob, biscuit,
great meal before having 3 tiki ti drinks. I went there while Ran(kick the reverb) got his new Flattop with fenders do redone at Sweeny Todd's barber shop next to Wacko.

Great day/night, I was beat and slept in till 12:15pm the next day.
I'm officially in the JonPaul late sleepers club now.
I Hadn't slept past 10 am in over 10 years.

Jeff(bigtikidude)






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BigToe
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Nov 07, 2006
Posts: 717
From: Southern California
Posted: 2009-03-09 5:30 pm   Permalink

i officially deny anything u may have heard about my erratic behavior. in fact, i wasnt there that night.

if that WOULD have been me, i would be EXTREMELY embarassed for the "notch/gecko incident"

i am bitter that i didnt get a chance to assault mr muntiki with praise!

OK, i vaguely recall saying hi to Tiki Tony, which was cool...and then the veil of Mai Tais descended.

i think i owe Billy Shire an apology...


 
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bigtikidude
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 8876
From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2009-03-09 5:52 pm   Permalink

and you owe Kinny a night in the gutter,
unless your holding that part of the night back.


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NOTCH
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Joined: Apr 23, 2006
Posts: 506
From: San Jose.Ca
Posted: 2009-03-09 8:42 pm   Permalink

Hi Gecko? is that Gecko? whats up Gecko!!LOL!!
I had a whole lot of fun at the book release and it was hecka cool hangin with the TC Ohana. The party was packed and Looked like everyone was having fun, some more than others. cool
And to tell ya the truth, I was WAISTED! Good Times I tell ya...GOOD TIME"S
And the book is AWESOME! Thanks to all that were involved in making this great book
=NOTCH=


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Don Brewski
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Joined: Nov 30, 2008
Posts: 55
From: Santa Monica Ca.
Posted: 2009-03-09 10:44 pm   Permalink

Man! I missed a good one. I was out in Bakersfield meltin' metal and driving race cars...

WHOO!

Off topic- drove past a couple of old Tiki-poly-style apartment deals in Bako...




 
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Bora Boris
Mr. Unreasonable

Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2578
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2009-03-09 11:18 pm   Permalink

That was a blast! Complimentary Cocktails are always a problem for me, I remember talking to Jonpaul inside and then talking to Jonpaul outside as they closed the door gate behind us and not much else.

Here are a few pictures ~

Daves Not Sober.


Tiki Diablo carves out a signature for Tom Slick as Coco Joe looks on.


Nice guy, Nice guy, Nice guy, Nice guy.


Serious faces with Atomikitty and GROG!


Happy faces with Mrs. Tiki Diablo and GROG!


Wait a second... is Kirby wearing GROG's glasses? Oh that hilarious, right? WRONG!


Jackass, Jackass, Jackass, Jackass, Jackass.


Goodnight!

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