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Sven's The SOUND of TIKI CD -preview and discussion
Atomobile
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Posted: 2010-04-07 4:14 pm   Permalink

Hello!
I recently received "The Sound of Tiki" CD in the mail from 8 Ball. For $33 and all the packaging they mailed it in, I was very dissapointed by the deep grooves on the cover of the fragile cardboard cover that reads: "Order #13380" "#13379." Couldn't they have been a little more careful with such an expensive CD geared towards the Tiki collector?
I'm bummed out, but I'm not about to pay for shipping again to get a replacement and I'm not even sure they would do it.
Buyer beware.
Louis
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2010-04-07 8:46 pm   Permalink

Louis, I would be, too! Don't know what happened, but I will look into it and have them send you a replacement copy a.s.a.p.
Your Sven


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2010-04-07 10:17 pm   Permalink

Did anyone else have that problem with their packaging?

 
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Hearn
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Posted: 2010-04-08 04:35 am   Permalink

...mine arrived in Wash DC yesterday...it was fine!

GREAT compilation BTW


 
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Rum Balls
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Posted: 2010-04-08 06:35 am   Permalink

No problems with my package (that's what she said) from 8-Ball.

 
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Atomobile
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Posted: 2010-04-08 11:08 pm   Permalink

Sorry, I don't mean to be a cry-baby about this. What happened is that 8-Ball decided to use my CD for back-support when writting down some order numbers on a piece of paper. They pressed down hard enough for the writting to leave deep grooves on my CD cover so now I can read what they wrote! I'm sure it was accidental, but they should have written on a table instead. It's a beautiful cover too with artwork by Kevin Kidney. Hopefully this didn't happen with too many other CDs.
Thanks Sven!
Louis
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Hakalugi
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Posted: 2010-04-08 11:25 pm   Permalink

My copy came from 8-Ball and didn't have anything embossed on it.

Atomobile, you should play those numbers on the next lottery!

1 33 80 13 3 79



 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2010-04-09 3:17 pm   Permalink

Aaaah so, NOW I understand what happened. Most unfortunate indeed.
Louis, I am in Prague til the end of the month, so please p.m. me here on TC with your e-mail so I can coordinate a replacement!


 
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Kon-Hemsby
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Posted: 2010-04-13 10:26 am   Permalink

I received my CD today from Grooves Inc, but unfortunately as it was just put inside a Jiffy Lite, I received it with a dented and battered cover and the plastic inside was broken. I real shame, I have written to them hoping they can resolve it. CD plays fine BTW and it's brilliant.

[ This Message was edited by: Kon-Hemsby 2010-04-13 10:28 ]


 
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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2010-04-13 8:22 pm   Permalink

Sometimes it's best to go straight to the source (if practical).

Here we see "The Sound of Tiki" in its native habitat....







I combined my purchase with a mid-century hot dog at nearby Papoo's Hot Dog Show.

A hot dog was all I could afford after buying that CD !!

My first take was that BigBro was leveraging his "brand" to sell Exotica compilations but really this is like a mini (emphasis on mini ) musical "Book of Tiki". The songs were selected not only for their classic Tiki themes (Bali Ha'i, Kon-Tiki, Aku Aku, etc) but also for the significance of the performers. The majority of the selections fly low under the radar for your casual Tiki Music fan so this will be "new" music for most. The music by itself would make this a worthwhile purchase. Example, I didn't know that Andy Williams was such a cha-cha-cha hep cat.

The accompanying text and graphics are half the fun. Example, I had no idea that "Lounge" was spawned from Poly-Pop. The Don Ho medley was the perfect bookend to highlight Tiki devolution (although I think Don deserves a little more respect than to be remembered just as the "Fat Elvis" of Tiki-style). My favorite tune was the restaurant jingle (I just can't get it out of my head). What a great and appropriate find.

My questions for the Bigbro:

1. Was "Marais & Miranda Go Native" released in the U.S. when it debuted?

2. Who was the artist of the Wahine painting on page 31? I can't remember the name.

3. Did Martin Denny trade his dog for a copy of BOT?

I look forward to "The Sound of Tiki" Part 2. Thank You.

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bigtikidude
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Posted: 2010-04-13 10:51 pm   Permalink

Technically John O,
the source for the cds is Germany,
hence part of the high price(import fees)

Jeff(btd)


 
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Gavin
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Posted: 2010-04-14 08:34 am   Permalink

I picked up the CD this weekend at Hollywood Amoeba.
They also do mailorder.


 
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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-04-14 4:05 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-04-13 10:26, Kon-Hemsby wrote:
I received my CD today from Grooves Inc, but unfortunately as it was just put inside a Jiffy Lite, I received it with a dented and battered cover and the plastic inside was broken. I real shame, I have written to them hoping they can resolve it. CD plays fine BTW and it's brilliant.



That sucks. If THEY don't replace it, I will, for such a TC veteran as you are, Kon-Hemsby. I take it as a personal compliment if someone pays that much money for a CD nowadays, so they should get their money's worth. I was paid in CDs for my work on the album, so I have a few left beyond the ones I still have to give to friends and contributers.

Which brings me to:
Quote:

On 2010-04-13 20:22, JOHN-O wrote:
My first take was that BigBro was leveraging his "brand" to sell Exotica compilations...



I can absolutely see why one would think that, with that fat "Sven A Kirsten presents..." header to the title, but after spending ten years as just a writer, critic and observer of Tiki, while seeing countless others making a business out of it, I felt it was time to somehow use my name to promote my work: Another case in point being the first mug of Tiki Farm's "Sven Kirsten Kollection":
I originally felt that a simple "The Kirsten Kollection" would sound much cooler, but the fact was that if I would NOT somehow bring the full recognition value of my name into it, it would get noticed less --maybe not here, but out there in the Tiki marketplace. This statement does not mean that I see myself as a "celebrity" (that would be ridiculous) but that I pragmatically have to make use of the "branding" possibilities available to me, or I would be stupid.

I really appreciate John-O's honest and thought-provoking posts, and thank you for supporting 8-Ball. Naomi is really working hard to make her business survive in a still tough economy. And BTD, after me whining about your comment about "only 17 tracks", Naomi set me straight about the fact that, no matter what I feel, the so-called "perceived value" cannot be ignored, it is what it is, and your post made me aware of that.

The questions:
1.) Here are a some answers for the Marais and Miranda fan:

http://www.maraisandmiranda.com/bio.htm ...AND a cool film clip!:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDbtSUMzBb0

2.) That was Miguel Covarrubias, a motif he used for his Bali book first, and later for "Typee"

3.) I got to hold Martin's poodle only while he was holding the BOT



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lucas vigor
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Posted: 2010-04-14 6:33 pm   Permalink

Sven, you may not think of yourself as a celebrity, but to me, you are! You have done so much for Tiki. Your books are always present on my coffee table. They are really the definitive account of Tiki. I agree very much with your "take" on Tiki, what it means, where it came from, how it evolved and is evolving. I guess the only way I may possibly differ from you, is that I don't quite relish the whole urban-archeology thing as much as you do. I would be tickled pink if Tiki,(in the classic poly-pop sense) had never died out.

To me, you are like the Dr. Grant of Tiki. (Jurassic Park) I get the feeling that you much prefer digging up the old bones rather then seeing them walking around in the present!

http://www.myspace.com/lucasvigor

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bigtikidude
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From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2010-04-14 9:25 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-04-14 16:05, bigbrotiki wrote:
And BTD, after me whining about your comment about "only 17 tracks", Naomi set me straight about the fact that, no matter what I feel, the so-called "perceived value" cannot be ignored, it is what it is, and your post made me aware of that.



Sven, When I made that comment it was a kinda off the cuff comment,
and based on many surf compilations, and cheap Exotica Comps. where there is a bunch of songs, and not much thought or time, and money put into the packaging and or book that comes with it.

The only exception would be Sundazed,comps and re-issues of classic albums,
Rhino's extensive Cowabuna box set with Great accompanying book(The Bible of surf) done by John Blair(the guy I introduced you to on New Years eve) and also Ace records out of England has done some great comps, with extensive liner notes.

So maybe we are both half right, and half wrong.


Jeff(btd)


 
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