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Blowfish Bar – Flagler Beach, FL
tigertail777
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From: Oregon
Posted: 2011-10-21 12:58 pm   Permalink

Who is Lisa Ono? Never heard of her? Sounds like I might like her based on your other musical tastes.

 
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TikiTomD
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From: Flagler Beach, FL
Posted: 2011-10-21 2:07 pm   Permalink

Aloha, Tigertail777...

I was turned on to Lisa Ono by Mark Riddle of DigiTiki.com (aka Marty Lush of the Tikiyaki Orchestra), who played selections from the Bossa Hula Nova album on The Quiet Village Podcast Episodes 25 and 33 (
http://www.digitiki.com/podcast.htm)... “Swingtime in Honolulu” is a personal favorite from that album. The album itself is cited as “a beautiful marriage of Hawaiian and Bossa Nova music.” I suppose the accuracy of that statement varies with the listener, but I happen to agree...



Lisa’s bio is here: http://www.onolisa.com/english/biography.html. Some of her albums are now hard to get and/or expensive, although iTunes carries a limited selection that you can sample, but currently none from that album. The only place I know that you can purchase a reissue of Bossa Hula Nova is at CD Japan (http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/search3.html?r=any&exact=&q=lisa+ono+bossa+hula+nova&order=score&media=&step=20), though it’s possible that you might be able to order it through Amazon.com.

I have these albums, all really great, but only the one has a Hawai’i focus:

Cerenato Carioca (1992)

Rio Bossa (1996)

Bossa Hula Nova (2001)

The Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim “Ipanema” (2007)

-Tom


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TikiHardBop
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Joined: Feb 21, 2009
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From: Rockledge, FL
Posted: 2011-10-21 3:46 pm   Permalink

And heck, the last time we were over, TikiTom had imported a musical act from a whole 2 blocks over to come and play for us! Nothing but the best!


 
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TikiTomD
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From: Flagler Beach, FL
Posted: 2011-10-23 11:19 am   Permalink

While Keylo is having a good time torching the hair off the new Tiki he created for my beach house front yard (see Keylo Carving at http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=41417&forum=7&start=0), I’ve acquired an earlier carving of his that underwent a much less traumatic birth, though it’s hard to be sure. This one went to the master bedroom, only a few steps from the bar...






We’ve extended the Polynesian Pop and Hawaiiana décor from the bar throughout the upper level of the beach house. Next to the Keylo Tiki is this prized antique publicity photo of the two Dukes (John “Duke” Wayne and Duke Kahanamoku) from the 1948 movie, Wake of the Red Witch, acquired from Mauna Kea Galleries in Hilo, Hawai’i more than a decade ago...




Looking from the bed to the dresser...




A closer view of the Hawaiian girl busts...




Several signed Michael Van Dorn prints we acquired directly from the artist while strolling along the Monsarrat Avenue weekend art show near the Honolulu Zoo in 1998...






Looking toward one corner of the headboard...




This signed print was acquired on Kaua’i years ago...




Looking toward the opposite corner...




These two vintage hula girl photos from near the turn of the past century also came from Mauna Kea Galleries where we spotted them while vacationing on The Big Island...






Clearly, the missionaries had not yet gotten around to enforcing their sensibilities on all the native culture.

-Tom


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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
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From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2011-10-23 2:50 pm   Permalink

My dear god I have to see this place....it has collectibles.

Mahalo

Meet you soon!


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Holler Waller
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Joined: Mar 13, 2011
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From: NW TN
Posted: 2011-10-23 9:11 pm   Permalink

My wife calls it "tiki creep" where the decor begins in a corner or a room & then spreads....
Nice digs!


 
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tigertail777
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From: Oregon
Posted: 2011-10-23 10:50 pm   Permalink

WOW, I love all your wonderful Tiki stuff! Those photos are very cool, love the topless hula gals. Thanks for the links etc about Lisa Ono. That one Poly themed album is a bit out of my budget right now, but it looks pretty cool.

 
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TikiTomD
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From: Flagler Beach, FL
Posted: 2011-11-05 2:51 pm   Permalink

Aloha, McTiki, Holler Waller and tigertail777; appreciate the visits and comments! Hope you're enjoying this fine weekend!

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Keylo Plants a Tiki

Today Keylo (aka Ramay Lewis) delivered a newly carved Tiki that he refers to as “Ben Chard the Yard Guardian.” You can learn a bit about his birthing pains at these TC threads:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=41402&forum=7&11 http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=41417&forum=7&31

This Tiki is positioned to guard the exterior entry to the Blowfish Bar. To plant him, Keylo centered a piece of pipe in a concrete-filled bucket which he then buried in the ground...




A hole was drilled through the center of the Tiki to allow him to slip over the pipe...




Keylo then used his cordless driver to insert a self-tapping set screw through the side of the Tiki into the pipe at the center. Two set screws were inserted, one on each side of the Tiki, offset vertically so they did not intersect at the same place on the pipe in the center...








Keylo then applied some wood putty to the countersunk screw heads...




At this point, we all had a bit of lunch and a Margarita or two at Hurricane Patty’s along the Intracoastal Waterway to give the wood putty time to dry. Some good time later, we returned and Keylo sanded the wood putty smooth, then applied black acrylic paint. At a future date, this will be top-coated with polyurethane...










Mahalo to Keylo for another awesome Tiki creation!

-Tom


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zerostreet
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Posted: 2011-11-05 8:33 pm   Permalink

Tom,

It was a real treat to read through this thread of yours! Such an amazing place you've been putting together in your home. I'm quite honored to know my sketch and print will amongst that mural, the mugs and even some El Gato Gomez!

Robert
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TikiTomD
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From: Flagler Beach, FL
Posted: 2011-11-06 10:03 am   Permalink

Robert, I’m looking forward to the arrival of “Lava Falls,” in the form of both its original conceptual sketch and as the finished art print. Maori Tikis are a personal favorite, and the detail and setting of your newest creation are exceptional. The features depicted in your art are faithful to an original museum article that Sven posted earlier in this thread, as can be seen in this side-by-side comparison...




Our beach house is limited in available wall space, so I must choose carefully among the many talented artists and their art here at Tiki Central. It’s a real challenge, as I like so much of what I see. We’re beyond what Holler Waller’s wife refers to as “Tiki creep,” somewhere on the road to, but hopefully short of, “Tiki clutter.”

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An earlier post showed some of the Tiki and Hawaiiana items that we have in our master bedroom. In the hallway adjacent to the Blowfish Bar, we have a Derek Yaniger print, a Hukilau 2010 poster and Hawaiian art calendar...










The hallway bathroom was not spared...




Tiki Joe’s Ocean album art print signed by Tiki tONy and Andy Nazzal




Hukilau 2010 poster acquired at Hukilau 2011 and signed by as many participants as I could snag between events, including Ron Licudine, son of Mario Licudine, the original Mai-Kai mixologist


Moving to the sun room next to the master bedroom...


An Ed’s Heads Tiki totem


Hawaiian lamp atop roll top desk


Caricature of me done at the LA Zoo in 2003, an appropriate setting if I may say so




A favorite watercolor of Space Shuttle night launch done by Brenda Wallis, a talented lady who never let MS keep her from creating art, including beautiful murals

And finally, back to the bar area...


Mermaid acquired years ago from the gift shop at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, tallest lighthouse in Florida and the second tallest masonry lighthouse in the nation, located about 27 miles south of the Blowfish Bar

-Tom


 
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zerostreet
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Posted: 2011-11-06 11:29 am   Permalink

Wow! Impressive stuff! I especially like the Derek and Tiki Tony prints!

I shipped the art out on Friday morning. I'm fully expecting it arrives to you safe and sound on Monday!
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tigertail777
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From: Oregon
Posted: 2011-11-09 4:04 pm   Permalink

Wonderful new tiki Keylo planted there amongst all your other tiki treasures. I really like the mermaid with dolphins sculpture.

Oh and thanks again for the Blowfish Bar swag I am putting the coasters to good use as we speak.


 
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TikiTomD
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From: Flagler Beach, FL
Posted: 2011-11-12 09:21 am   Permalink

Mahalo for your recent visit here, tigertail777. 'A'ole pilikia on the swag.

We're hosting a Luau Party at the Blowfish Bar on Saturday, December 3. Here's the invitation...

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=41597&forum=4&0

The Chief from Ohana Luau at the Hawaiian Inn in Daytona Beach will greet and entertain with his ukulele or guitar for a couple of hours before heading to a wedding party in the evening. I realize that many of the folks would rather be lei'd by one of the hula girls, but they're unavailable...



BTW, there's actually a shop on A1A (the coastal highway) in Flagler Beach that sells and gives lessons on ukuleles called Grampa's Uke Joint (http://www.grampasukejoint.com/).

-Tom


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TikiTomD
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From: Flagler Beach, FL
Posted: 2011-11-13 08:01 am   Permalink

Patti at the Hawaiian Inn's Ohana Luau sent me a couple of photos of the Chief. These were taken by their show's professional photographer...


The Chief is second from the left



I think we'll forego this inside, else we'll become the Burned Fish Bar and activate all of the talking fire alarms; looks like the Chief could team up with Marina the Fire-Eating Mermaid



'Tis the season

-Tom


 
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TikiTomD
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From: Flagler Beach, FL
Posted: 2011-11-19 10:21 am   Permalink

Now gracing the Blowfish Bar is the art of Robert Jiménez (Tiki Central’s zerostreet). His creation, “Lava Falls,” hangs above the sliding doors next to the bar in the form of both the fine art print and the original concept sketch...










See Robert’s Tiki Central thread (
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=35444&forum=18&start=0) and his web site (http://tikitower.com/).

-Tom


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