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

Joined: Sep 10, 2006
Posts: 3
From: Australia
Posted: 2006-09-11 02:37 am   Permalink

Hi there,

I'm Slink, from Australia.


 
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Jungalero
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Sep 14, 2006
Posts: 26
From: Liverpool, UK
Posted: 2006-09-14 04:39 am   Permalink

Hi,

I’m in Liverpool in the UK and have been into Tiki for a while now. It can be a bit of a Tiki desert in the UK, particularly in the north, but somehow that makes it more miraculous when you do find Tiki related items in this part of the world.

I guess I got into Tiki through exotica music. Around the mid-nineties I remember reading about Les Baxter and Martin Denny in the “Incredibly Strange Music” books. I loved those books; they opened up a whole new world. When I heard that music it was like a revelation, I just “got” it straight away.

While reading about exotica I was seeing “Tiki” mentioned often, being from the UK I had no idea what this was, but it sounded interesting. Gradually the mysteries of the Tiki world opened up before me and I eventually visited my first Tiki bars on a trip to San Francisco in 1999. That was it - my fate was sealed, I would be forever in awe of the power of Tiki.

So, the Wahine and I have been gradually putting our own Tiki room together; is there really anything better than being surrounded by bamboo, mai-tai in hand, listening to the soothing sounds of exotica?

Anyway, I’ve been lurking around here for a while, enjoying the forums, and thought it was about time I joined in and made a contribution.

Mahalo,
Jungalero

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"I feel like Alan Ladd at Easter Island"


 
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frankyboy
Member

Joined: Dec 13, 2005
Posts: 5
From: nyc
Posted: 2006-09-14 07:48 am   Permalink

Ok, I'm posting vs lurking (and posting in the right thread this time), prodded by HumuHumu and pulled out of the tiki closet by her recent blog about my old retro article "How to Build a Tiki Bar." http://blog.humuhumu.com/2006/09/05/how-to-build-a-tiki-bar



Been into tiki culture for a while, saw a picture in the ReSearch book on Retro Swing of two gals with a very simple tiki bar in the corner of their apartment. Looked like they tacked bamboo matts to the wall and ceiling so I figured I can do that, I gotta build me a tikibar. Friend of mine was the editor of Atomic Mag at the time and asked to do a spread as I built it. And off course we had to create it in the vein of a popular mechanics how-to project.

I have a small mug collection, not to right home about but I do like to get serious about vintage coctails. Is there a place her to post about this wonderful topic? Gotta post recipe for a Coconut Lime Ricky (but I bet everyone knows it already, sigh).

frankyboy


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Sabu The Coconut Boy
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2802
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2006-09-14 11:14 am   Permalink

Welcome frankyboy,

Is that an outline for a hairbrush on you pegboard? I too find a good, stiff hairbrush vital to most home-improvement projects. Also a good, hot curling iron and a tomato knife. You can post your recipe in the Drinks & Food category. Hit the Search button at the top of the screen first to see if anyone's already posted a recipe to a Coconut Lime Ricky (hint: they haven't), then please share it with us.

Sabu


 
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frankyboy
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Joined: Dec 13, 2005
Posts: 5
From: nyc
Posted: 2006-09-14 11:24 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-09-14 11:14, Sabu The Coconut Boy wrote:
Welcome frankyboy,

Is that an outline for a hairbrush on you pegboard? I too find a good, stiff hairbrush vital to most home-improvement projects. Also a good, hot curling iron and a tomato knife. You can post your recipe in the Drinks & Food category. Hit the Search button at the top of the screen first to see if anyone's already posted a recipe to a Coconut Lime Ricky (hint: they haven't), then please share it with us.

Sabu




We needed a hairbrush to whip the photographers girlfriend. A tomato knife, hmm,I don't think I've ever heard of such a thing. Coconut Live Ricky recipe going up, thank you.


 
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TikiLuvah
Member

Joined: Sep 14, 2006
Posts: 1
Posted: 2006-09-15 06:56 am   Permalink

Aloha to all...

How I found this place, I have no idea! LOL

But I HAD to join right away, as I am a Tiki obsessive *gasp* person also!

Started with my 4 ft carved Ooga Boogah, as he has been named. Given to me by a friend because when he got drunk, he swore it stared at him, lol. It's an awesome piece. Perhaps when I learn to post pics in here, I will get one up.

I would love to build a Tiki Bar one of these days, and am currently looking for a home that it can be incorporated into.

This looks like a fun place to hang out! I have alot of reading to do when I have the time!

Until then...
TikiLuvah (from the Gulf Coast of Tejas, near Kemah/Seabrook)


 
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sashafaith
Member

Joined: Sep 15, 2006
Posts: 2
From: Bradley Beach
Posted: 2006-09-15 10:08 am   Permalink

I am brand spanking new to this forum and this music. I was on hold with GoDaddy technical support yesterday, and so disappointed when my wonderful music was interrupted by a skilled technician! Fortunately I had to call several times before my problem was straightened out and now I'm hooked. I asked what I was listening to - I got no straight answer beyond what I already had heard - some swing, some luau tiki music - all glorious! I called the corporate office to get some answers - no luck. I want more - I really want some of that hold music - but don't know where to begin. Can anyone help me out?

Uh Oh, I think my website might be on the fritz again!

Sasha


 
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Stiki Tiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 25, 2006
Posts: 212
From: Way out
Posted: 2006-09-15 10:12 am   Permalink

I think what you're looking for is Exotica, Try vegasvics.com for starters.

 
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frankyboy
Member

Joined: Dec 13, 2005
Posts: 5
From: nyc
Posted: 2006-09-15 11:33 am   Permalink

Also try luxuriamusic.com,they have a great stream but it's a mix of alot of different styles, they have a great show that fits what you're looking for but I can't remember when it's on, their site will have it. I have a one hour on live365 where I play exotica, 50's latin jazz and space age bachelor pad music, station is yehoodi, my show is on tuesdays at 3pm, and friday's at noon (est). I put up a new show every two weeks.

also, run to the record store or amazon and get Martin Denny's Exotica collection and Taboo by Arthur Lyman. You'll be happy for a while. Emusic.com has tons of arthur lyman, some martin denny and a lot of uke.


 
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sashafaith
Member

Joined: Sep 15, 2006
Posts: 2
From: Bradley Beach
Posted: 2006-09-15 2:35 pm   Permalink

Thank you so much! Ah, I've fallen so hard for this stuff - I'm just drifting through the house - luxuria music is sounding like just the thing and it's free in itunes. I'll check out all of your recommendations - I'm thrilled so far. Even my kids love it!


 
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Bora Boris
Mr. Unreasonable

Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2617
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2006-09-17 10:24 am   Permalink

Hello Everyone,

I registered a while ago and have only started to post recently. I found out about this site from the Tiki News emails and I’ve always enjoyed reading about upcoming Tiki products and events. There is a lot of fun stuff on here.

I was raised in Huntington Beach and I have some tiny memories of the Corona Del Mar Don the Beachcomber and Santa Ana’s Kona Hawaii.

I will try to not post anything useless but it may be too late.

- Boris


 
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Trader Nick
Member

Joined: Sep 17, 2006
Posts: 6
From: rancho cucamonga
Posted: 2006-09-17 5:51 pm   Permalink

hey all i have been lurking here for awhile now and thought id say hi!
i actually went to my first tiki event a while ago at the mission tiki drive in and was hooked:)


 
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karmalaundry
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Sep 02, 2006
Posts: 29
From: Stumptown, USA
Posted: 2006-09-17 7:20 pm   Permalink

Hey, I've posted already (in the thread about Robertiki's new bar Thatch that's in my hood), but wanted to come and introduce myself formally.

I'm Michael, I'm 33, and I just dropped out of a 13 year career as an IT guy for UPS to become an RN. I'm getting a second bachelor's degree and have somehow willingly agreed to take on the role of poor college student again. I hope to be working in an ER by 2011.

I've travelled to Hawai'i around 17 times so far in my life and I can say that without reservation that if I have a spiritual home, it's in Kapalua Bay on Maui. Maybe not since they just sold the hotel to turn it into condos, but the sea will always be my home. I love the people, the food, the culture, the weather, and the diving.

I'm an avid follower of all things tiki, though I can't say that I own a ton of it. But I'm here to learn, meet some great people, and have an even better time. I hope to hit Thatch for the grand opening and share the experience and a bunch of great pictures.

Cheers.


 
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Tiki Rodder
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Sep 20, 2006
Posts: 18
From: the Netherlands
Posted: 2006-09-20 2:01 pm   Permalink

Hello my name is Marcel, and i am from Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
I have a wife called Natascha and a 7 year old son called Keanu.

I am restoring a 1959 Ford ranchwagon and i am making it all Tiki style.
I am also turning my house in to Tiki style, i just finished the front garden and now i am doing the bathroom.

I also do some airbrushing and i made my first tiki carving last week

greetings
Tiki Rodder


 
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Hale Malia
Member

Joined: Sep 23, 2006
Posts: 2
Posted: 2006-09-23 3:30 pm   Permalink

Aloha! I have known about TikiCentral for some time and have finally got up the guts to join. I was lucky enough to have grown up on the Hawaiian island of O'ahu, although I now live in N. California. I am a cocktail enthusiast,both the making and the imbibing.My husband and our pals are willing guinea pigs. I love all things tiki and hope to meet and chat with fellow enthusiasts. Okole maluna!

 
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