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bcxists
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Posted: 2012-03-11 3:43 pm   Permalink

Check it out:

bcxists.wordpress.com

Thanks,
Brian


 
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bigtikidude
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Posted: 2012-03-11 4:08 pm   Permalink

Excellent stuff there Brian,
thanks so much for posting it.

Jeff(btd)]



 
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TikiTomD
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Posted: 2012-03-11 4:40 pm   Permalink

Agree with Jeff (btd), fascinating material. I've bookmarked your site, Brian, to periodically check back for updates.

-Tom


 
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bcxists
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Posted: 2012-03-11 5:18 pm   Permalink

Oh, thanks guys. Glad you enjoyed it. Spread the word. I'm hoping to get enough unique hits that Google will recognize the blog in their search aggregate, so that when people type ahbez's name in, they get this as one of their first results. That way, if there are people who knew him personally or know of rare material, they can easily find me. I'm working on a book about his life.

Also, there is an LP in the works to compile his rare exotica singles and unreleased songs. A follow-up to "Eden's Island" of sorts. Should be out sometime soon.


 
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Hakalugi
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Posted: 2012-03-11 7:56 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-03-11 17:18, bcxists wrote:
... I'm hoping to get enough unique hits that Google will recognize the blog in their search aggregate, so that when people type ahbez's name in, they get this as one of their first results. ...



Sounds good to me! Having a direct link will hopefully help:
http://bcxists.wordpress.com/

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bcxists
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Posted: 2012-03-11 8:07 pm   Permalink

Ha! Thanks!

 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2012-03-11 8:22 pm   Permalink

Indeed an excellent, fascinating summary of this enigmatic artist's career! Can't wait to find out more.

 
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bcxists
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Posted: 2012-03-12 11:25 am   Permalink

Thanks, Sven! I appreciate the words of support. If you or anyone else have questions about "ahbe," you can always leave comments on the blog or email me privately. I'd be glad to fill in any gaps, and of course, stumping me is a good thing, because that forces me to look into those corners not yet thought about.

I've got boxes full of stuff... much more than the blog could hope to contain.


 
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aquarj
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Posted: 2012-03-12 4:31 pm   Permalink

Brian,
Good to hear from you on TC again, and the blog looks fascinating! Lots of pics I've never seen.

-Randy

(ps - Mama Guitar just released a new album)


 
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bcxists
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Posted: 2012-03-12 7:02 pm   Permalink

Is it that split EP they put out? Or a full album?

 
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Jeff Central
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Posted: 2012-03-13 08:14 am   Permalink

Very cool, thanks!!

Cheers and Mahalo,
Jeff


 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2012-03-13 09:05 am   Permalink

Very interesting material Brian. I'm curious what your connection to eden is?

 
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bigtikidude
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Posted: 2012-03-13 11:04 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-03-11 17:18, bcxists wrote:

Also, there is an LP in the works to compile his rare exotica singles and unreleased songs. A follow-up to "Eden's Island" of sorts. Should be out sometime soon.



I am very interested in that.
Please keep us updated on that,
who is putting it out?

I know that his music is an acquired taste,
and some tiki people don't get it.
But I have always been a fan of his style.
and play it often when I DJ tiki events.

Jeff(btd)


 
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Trad'r Bill
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Posted: 2012-03-13 11:26 am   Permalink

Great site - very detailed, thank you. I just listened to Eden's Island yesterday, so reading this is very timely for me.
Does anyone know where I can listen to a copy of the BBS show? I heard it back when it was first available, but would love to hear it again.

That Ahbez is one interesting fellow...


-Trad'r Bill

[ This Message was edited by: Trad'r Bill 2012-03-13 11:29 ]


 
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bcxists
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Posted: 2012-03-14 06:10 am   Permalink

MadDogMike,

I got into ahbez around 1998 when the "Eden's Island" CD reissue came out on Del-Fi. A friend told me it had a picture of this proto-hippie hanging with Brian Wilson during the 1966-67 "Smile' sessions. I had no idea who he was, but bought the CD, thinking it would lead to connections of my favorite project (that being "Smile"). I became just as obsessed with ahbez's music, as I had been with "Smile." The rest is history.

As for the BBC show, the link is down. I have a CD of the show that the producers sent me.

Brian


 
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