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Official Introductions Thread. New Members, Post your introduction here...
EAST777
Member

Joined: May 08, 2006
Posts: 3
Posted: 2006-05-08 09:56 am   Permalink

Greetings and I hope all is well!

I collect various Tiki art work! In light of that, my first post is get the community's feedback on this recently acquiried mask. I would like to know its origin and if it brings any good or bad luck? See mask in link below:

http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-HAWAIIAN-CARVED-WOOD-TIKI-MASK-ALII-WOODS_W0QQitemZ7763925620QQcategoryZ29460QQtcZphotoQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


Thanks and I'm happy to be part of this community

[ This Message was edited by: EAST777 2006-05-08 09:58 ]


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bothellbill
Tiki Centralite

Joined: May 08, 2006
Posts: 39
Posted: 2006-05-08 5:10 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki World. I have been infected with the tiki bug since the 70's and am now ready to join the community. I have built my home tiki bar and am starting to get interested in events. If you are in the NW give me shout and we can try to get you a VIP pass to the bar.

 
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hiltiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 3918
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2006-05-08 11:03 pm   Permalink

Hi everyone welcome to TC, hope you enjoy and stay. EAST777 you might want to post that in the Collecting Tiki forum.

 
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christiki295
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 3836
From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2006-05-08 11:28 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-05-08 17:10, bothellbill wrote:
Aloha Tiki World. I have been infected with the tiki bug since the 70's and am now ready to join the community. I have built my home tiki bar and am starting to get interested in events. If you are in the NW give me shout and we can try to get you a VIP pass to the bar.



Aloha, check out the NW tiki bar crawl.


 
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Rum Balls
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Oct 04, 2004
Posts: 900
From: Da Big Island
Posted: 2006-05-09 06:35 am   Permalink

Bothell Bill, I'm assuming you're in Bothell WA, so also check out the Seattle-area home tiki bar tour in August: http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=19239&forum=4&7

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QueenAlani
Tiki Centralite

Joined: May 10, 2006
Posts: 22
From: The Volcano Room - Portland, OR
Posted: 2006-05-10 2:01 pm   Permalink

Aloha! I was born in Honolulu in 1961. While I was still a baby, my family moved to Anaheim, California. In true Disneyland-type fashion, my father made our backyard a little spot of paradise including a lanai (with aqua-green and pink alternating fiberglass panels for the roof), tiki torches, and outdoor stereo speakers so we could enjoy his Arthur Lyman records. He planted bird of paradise, bamboo, and a banana tree. When he passed away I inherited his ukulele. I love rum. How could I not have tiki in my blood?
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TIKI-TONGA
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Joined: Dec 08, 2004
Posts: 322
From: Arcadia Ca.
Posted: 2006-05-10 9:56 pm   Permalink

Aloha TC Ohana. Tiki-Tonga emerging from the shadows here, (after over two years of lurking) to express my appreciation to all the great artists here on TC. It's been fun collecting and learning about poly-pop history. My first tiki memory was a Halloween event for kids at The Tiki's in Monterey Park. That experience remained embedded in my brain as well as many family dinners at Bahooka in Rosemead.The tiki bug was re-sparked in me about 2 1/2 years ago, with the help of a co-worker/friend, and has led to a rapidly growing mug collection and a rapidly shrinking bank account. Thanks for listening , talk to y'all soon.

 
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Rum Balls
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Oct 04, 2004
Posts: 900
From: Da Big Island
Posted: 2006-05-11 06:38 am   Permalink

Welcome QueenAlani! Always good to have more TC-ers in the Rose City. If you haven't already, be sure to check out the Northwest Tiki Kon next month! http://nwtiki.com/

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Sabu The Coconut Boy
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2802
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2006-05-11 09:07 am   Permalink

Welcome Tiki-Tonga!

I agree. Hats off to all the artists who share their work here on TC. One of the most talented groups of artists I know. That Halloween event at The Tikis sounds interesting. Too bad it's gone, but we can give thanks that Bahooka still seems to be thriving. Look forward to hearing more from you in the future.

Sabu


 
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Aloha Ed
Member

Joined: May 12, 2006
Posts: 2
From: Athens, Georgia
Posted: 2006-05-12 10:10 pm   Permalink

Aloha!

Very pleased to be here among you good people! I just found about this little island of tiki the other day when I met Basement Kahuna, who knocked on my door almost at random to ask if I could identify a lost dog. Life is funny...

So my earliest tiki experience dates from around age 7 or 8. We lived in Columbus, Ohio, during the late 70's, where my dad was executive chef at the Wine Cellar, Lee Henry's medieval themed steakhouse that was right up the street from the Kahiki. I only got inside the Kahiki a couple of times, but each trip across the bridge and through the waterfall hallway was like a trip into a kind of dark and mysterious Disneyland at that age. I loved the simulated lightning and rain!

The move to rural Georgia in 5th grade pretty much took tiki off my map until I bumped into a copy of The Book of Tiki a few years ago, the photos in the book bringing it all back. Since then a cross-reference of Tiki Road Trip has been a part
of vacation planning, and we've been able to visit some really cool neo and vintage tiki bars and restaurants.

Basement Kahuna thought some of you might get a kick out of my impressions on some of these, mostly written for the non-tikiphiles in my life:

Mai Kai (Fort Lauderdale, FL):
www.brainrock.com/gallery/maikai

Kowloon (Saugus, Mass):
www.brainrock.com/tripblog/archives/000039.html

Headhunters (Austin, TX):
www.brainrock.com/tripblog/archives/000132.html

Kon Tiki (Tucson, AZ):
www.brainrock.com/tripblog/archives/000157.html

Bahi Hut (Tampa, FL):
www.brainrock.com/tripblog/archives/000069.html

Authentic tiki in Tampa Jungle Gardens. Was not there when we went back in 2005!
www.brainrock.com/gallery/album19/DSCN4150

Minnies (Modesto, CA):
www.brainrock.com/tripblog/archives/000198.html

More Modesto Tiki (bottom half of page):
www.brainrock.com/gallery/album36

The Tiki Lounge (Pittsburgh, PA):
www.brainrock.com/tripblog/archives/000030.html

So I really dig being in the immersive tiki environment, the illusion of paradise, the powerful designs of the tikis and their world. I'm not as much into the collecting side, as far as minding if a cool mug is vintage or anything like that. Likewise, with my mixocology I like my drinks sweet and powerful, less concerned if whether or not a specific recipe is being followed perfectly.

Check out this phenomenal punch bowl my sister made for me for my birthday a few years ago!

www.brainrock.com/gallery/album42?page=3

Here's a couple of pics of the hot tubbing environ out back, just the most bare-bones sort of a tiki grotto but not without a small measure of charm. We have since found another place for the trash can and recycling bins, so that's an improvement.

www.brainrock.com/gallery/album42/DSCN0170
www.brainrock.com/gallery/album42/DSCN0172

Anyhow, looking forward to lurking about in Tiki Central to get the lay of the island, chatting with you good people.

Cheers!

Aloha Ed


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Formikahini
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 22, 2002
Posts: 1513
From: Houston, Texotica
Posted: 2006-05-13 07:00 am   Permalink

Aloha, Aloha Ed!

Former Athenian here myself (I lived on Hill St., right by the hospital). And I can think of no better ambassador than Basement Kahuna to welcome you to the world of Tiki Central - you scored! Along with Mr/Mrs Swamp Tiki, y'all are getting quite a little crew going there.

Enjoyed your wonderful shots of our beloved Mai Kai! You're goona LOVE Hukilau in October (one of our giant annual weekend-long festivals, this one being usually in Fort Lauderdale with Sat. nite at The Mai Kai....come hurricane or shine!)

Formikahini
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twitch
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 12, 2006
Posts: 431
From: Vacant lot where T. Vic's, Van. was
Posted: 2006-05-14 8:16 pm   Permalink

Hey all! 'Nother new guy here. I've had a seasonal lust for tiki for years (fall-winter months and S.A.D. send me into goth-wannabe mode until warmer winds blow), probably beginning as a kid with that infamous Brady Bunch 'Hawaii' episode. The catalyst for diving into tiki full-force came a month ago with finding an abandoned home-tiki-bar in an open parking lot. It was a bit worn out, the thatching was molding up, screws were rusted and basically everything needed an overhaul. Careful not to spoil anyone else's plans, I left it sitting there for a couple days to make sure someone else hadn't just dropped it off to pick it up again, but after a week I saw it as a rescue mission and hauled it away. Unfortunately I can't post pictures of it's continuing resurrection, it should look pretty good in the end...
Mahalo,
twitch


 
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tikiskip
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 4447
Posted: 2006-05-14 8:40 pm   Permalink

There's a place I know where the hipsters go called Bedrock, Twitch, Twitch. Baby, Baby, baby, ah ah ah.

 
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hiltiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 3918
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2006-05-14 8:46 pm   Permalink

Twitch, hurry up and finish it and post some picture, we are waiting impatiently.

 
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QueenAlani
Tiki Centralite

Joined: May 10, 2006
Posts: 22
From: The Volcano Room - Portland, OR
Posted: 2006-05-15 11:36 am   Permalink

Thanks Rum Balls! I signed up and will see you at Tiki Kon NW!

 
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