||The Smokin Menehunes Live at Don the Beachcomber Friday 10/1/2010 @ 7:30 in the Longboard Room
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: May 16, 2008
From: Dogtown, USA
|Posted: 2010-10-01 11:27 pm  Permalink|
Classic !! With the balmy weather it felt like we could have been in Waikiki (in the late 1950's).
No Revival stuff here, it was 100% straight-up old-school Tiki Music.
I can't imagine it being any more purist than this.
Bill Tapia is 102 years old !! That's equivalent to 2 Lucas Vigors + a pre-teen.
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[ This Message was edited by: JOHN-O 2010-10-01 23:50 ]
Joined: Sep 15, 2002
From: Costa Mesa
|Posted: 2010-10-02 2:04 pm  Permalink|
Great seeing the Menehunes last night! They sounded AMAZING. I'm sincerely not just saying that because two of the three are/ were in my band with me. if you haven't gotten a chance to see them, don't miss it. It's really like being transported back to early Hawaii!
Lucas' bass playing was super fun to watch. His technical and comical (I mean that in a super positive way) bass solo received a HUGE applause. And Bonger was playing super tasteful steel parts really well! The singer and Bill were amazing and charismatic as well. Just a really fun show!
Good to see a bunch of friends too!
...and MAN, do I love those Don's maitais....
Joined: May 12, 2004
From: "I've chopped my way through real jungle
|Posted: 2010-10-02 2:52 pm  Permalink|
Thanks Spike! As soon as you arrived, I swear the energy level totally jumped! All three of us were pretty toasted by that time, as we often are! So the second half of our show is always a wee bit better!
Nice to see a fairly big crowd, and even a few hipsters from Fez-O Rama! (they must have gotten lost in Don's, and wandered into the longboard room, then decided to stay!)
Big Tiki Dude was planted solidly in the back, checking us out with his usual scrutinizing glare!
I was suprised that Bill played, and not only one song but like 5 or 6 this time!
John O brought a bunch of keikis, and they did a massive hula near the end of the show...afterwards, I had a great conversation with him, and it only reinforced what I already suspected: he is one of the coolest cats on this forum!
even one of my friends from work came and brough one of the "bosses" with her (big- wig deputy directors from my agency) so that's a total of 3 deputies that have come to see us in recent times! They see me at work, all professional like....
and then they see me staggering around, drooling a bit, swilling from one of Don's "rum barrels"...great! Nice example I set!
Don's was very packed though, so I do apologize for the lack of parking...I guess there was a wedding in the back....(and I thought all those Jersey Shore looking people were there for US) But Soccer Tiki really helped set the place up nice, so everything worked out!
Hopefully there will be a next time, in a month or so!
But DAMN my head hurt this morning! Makes me think what the fuck I did!
Ever the good soldier, I attended a "Master Class" hosted by members of the Emerson String Quartet (yes, THE Emerson string quartet) this morning, bright and early! So even WITH a massive hangover...I played through! Now THAT'S dedication to music!
"yer jus not tuned into the series of tubes yet, let it soak in".
[ This Message was edited by: lucas vigor 2010-10-02 15:02 ]
|King Bushwich the 33rd|
Joined: Jan 10, 2005
From: Ling Cod Beach, CA 90803
|Posted: 2010-10-02 4:18 pm  Permalink|
I arrived late and no room or chairs inside so I had to stand outside. But there was a real nice breeze that night and it went well with the music.
Too bad they couldn't do outdoor shows at Dons. But I guess it would bother the neighbors.
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
|Posted: 2010-10-05 7:25 pm  Permalink|
Great Night all around.
hope this becomes the new monthly venue for the Smokin Menehunes.
I just hope that if it gets more people we can move it to the back room.
if its not rented out for a party.
Joined: Aug 10, 2004
|Posted: 2010-10-05 7:26 pm  Permalink|
and yeah Lucas, those Rum Barrels are lethal and pack a wollop of a hang over.