||Official Introductions Thread. New Members, Post your introduction here...
Joined: Nov 21, 2007
From: Santa Rosa CA
|Posted: 2007-11-23 3:10 pm  Permalink|
Hi I'm Honu Kai in Santa Rosa NEW to posting but have watched mi partner Tiki Wine Bear at it for years!! Gotta say the crawl in SF/Bay Area was a BLAST and thanks to all yous who made it possible!!!!Much Much fun...Yes!!!
Joined: Sep 30, 2004
From: Santa Rosa, CA (Sonoma - wine country)
|Posted: 2007-11-23 5:40 pm  Permalink|
WOW! He finally made it! Welcome Hono Kai (Jay)!
Joined: Nov 23, 2007
From: Canada/Japan/I get around ...
|Posted: 2007-11-24 03:34 am  Permalink|
Ifm new-ish to much of the world of tiki and have been rummaging around your site for some months now. I live in the land of bamboo and excessive drinking (rural Japan) where I wear a few hats, including bartender. However I will be heading back to New Brunswick (rural Canada) for the entire month of December. My schedule is wide open so I am hoping to hit at least a few great tiki spots. Perhaps do a road trip to Quebec or New England. Any advice, guidance, ideas or help any of you have to offer would be accepted with the utmost gratitude. What are the close-ish places that canft be missed? Are there any events coming up?
Thanks in advance and be gentle, itfs my first time c
Joined: Nov 24, 2007
|Posted: 2007-11-24 5:00 pm  Permalink|
I just wanted to say this is an awesome forum. I am planning a tiki style wedding and stumbled upon this site. There are so many creative people. Thanks for all the great ideas.
I love the essence of the forum. First off I gotta say this style has the best of both worlds, the vintage/retro style and the tropics.
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Joined: Dec 08, 2007
From: Melbourne, Florida
|Posted: 2007-12-08 4:48 pm  Permalink|
I am Alfie I am 28 and have been an avid Tiki freak for years. I have now converted my wife. We have a beautiful 5 month old son named Cash. we are both Hairdressers and Educators for Paul Mitchell. I also tour the country as a motivational speaker. When I get the chance a sing with a Rockabilly/retro country band and have owned my sucessesful photography buisness for 8 years now... its now a when i feel like it gig.
Living in orlando but will be moving near Columbia, MO very soon.
I look forwar to talking toall of you.
my favorite Tiki are a pair i got that hung on the in the movie The Devils Rejects. they are hanging together in the hotel room. by the window...
if you want to see my photography go to www.myspace.com/AlfiesRetroPhotography __________
photo of my wife and i at our Wedding
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|Quiet Village Idiot|
Joined: Dec 13, 2007
From: Stockholm, Sweden
|Posted: 2007-12-13 05:23 am  Permalink|
I've been lurking here all summer and thought it was about time to post something.
I'm called Calum, I'm originally a native of Scotland, but I've been living here in Sweden for the last 10 years or so.
My main interest is music. I bought my first Martin Denny LP back in 94, but just recently I've decided to complete my collection and have started buying every vintage exotica LP I can get my hands on. Every time I think I must have just about everything, something else turns up .... Where is it all going to end???
Joined: Aug 03, 2004
From: NOHO, CA
|Posted: 2007-12-13 10:53 am  Permalink|
Bravo, QVI! One of the great TC names. I'm still laughing. Surprised no one's nabbed it before. Had to say Welcome, I'll look for you in TC Music, and hope you have great fun here!
Cheers nui nui,
"Don't let it be forgot,
That once there was a Spot,
Where Blowfish all wore sunglasses,
and Tiki-times were hot..."
Joined: Dec 14, 2007
|Posted: 2007-12-14 8:06 pm  Permalink|
I have been lurking for a while - I love collecting Tiki staff. I live near Clearwater FL.
Joined: Mar 25, 2002
From: Redondo Beach
|Posted: 2007-12-15 12:06 am  Permalink|
Can you paint my car for $29.95?
Joined: Dec 15, 2007
|Posted: 2007-12-15 2:19 pm  Permalink|
Aloha! I've been lurking on this site for quite awhile, thought that it was about time I joined. I love the tiki scene and have been collecting tiki and related memorabilia for several years. I live and grew up in Hawaii since the 60's. I went to many tiki bars in the 70's with my fake I.D. Legal age back then was 18. Anyhoo, this is a great site and some of you characters really crack me up with your hilarious posts, I have also learned a lot from informative posts as well. You are all a great bunch.
Joined: Dec 16, 2007
From: Tiki Island Volcano Golf
|Posted: 2007-12-16 4:54 pm  Permalink|
Aloha! My name is C.J. I was using google search to see what shows up for my business and saw a review that was posted a few years ago, so I decided to join. I am a General Manager for a polynesian themed miniature golf course in Orlando called Tiki Island Volcano Golf. I noticed the post was a little out-dated. I recently put black light murals of various tiki's in our 4-story volcano, including Lono, Kanaloa, Kane and some others that I made up. The other course will have black light murals in the hole that goes through a cave. I will probably be posting some pictures once the second mural is done. I would also like to write to and thank whoever posted the review of Tiki Island. We also do parrot show here with my blue and gold macaw and umbrellas cockatoo. If anyone would like to check out my web site it is www.tikiislandvolcanogolf.com I look forward to seeing more about what this web site is about. Mahalo for reading.
Tiki Island Volcano Golf
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Nov 23, 2006
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
|Posted: 2007-12-16 6:37 pm  Permalink|
Welcome to all the new folks.
Wow CJ...that Tiki Island Volcano Golf looks like a great place. Very nice website too. I know there was someone here on TC that was thinking of starting a tiki golf course, I will try to remember who it was and link them to your post.
"Oh waiter, another cocktail please!!!"
Joined: Nov 14, 2007
From: Lakeville, MN
|Posted: 2007-12-17 05:56 am  Permalink|
Greetings from the land of 10,000 Lakes. My name is Chris and I've been lurking for a while and finally decided it was time to get involved. I came to Tiki through my discovery and love of Exotica music. After hitting Hala Kahiki for the first time I knew there was no looking back! I'm glad to be a part of the forum.
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Joined: Jan 03, 2008
|Posted: 2008-01-03 06:46 am  Permalink|
Hey everyone! I have been lurking around for a while now. I got into Tiki stuff a few years ago when I started selling Lighted Palm Trees. I get a kick out of all the fun everyone is having with the Tiki theme these days.
If anyone ever wants to talk about how our trees could fit in your Home or Business decor,feel free to give me a shout!
You can always check out our cool pictures on our website www.dmac-electric.com
We are always looking for New design ideas.So if you have any constructive criticism on our trees we would love to hear it!
Thanks and I hope to Talk to everyone real soon!
Check out these Lighted Palm Trees!
Seen around the world!
Joined: Jan 09, 2008
|Posted: 2008-01-09 1:29 pm  Permalink|
Hi everyone! My very first post here! I've visited this site a few times
the last two or three years. I always wanted to join but never got around to it.
I'm kind of an Exotica/Tiki music fan. I've always been a fan of Gilligans Island.
I know, dumb show but I love it. About three or four years ago I got XM Radio.
There was talk back then of a channel they use to have but got rid of called
On The Rocks. They played lounge music. They moved to the channel to their XM Online
site. I started listening and found the music very very fun and good. They played
a Les Baxter exotica song and that set me off to search for more of this crazy,
wild, fun, and beautiful music. That search led me to Martin Denny. I bought
a 2 CD set of the best of Martin Denny. I love this set.
Well, I got an iPod Touch over Christmas and am now doing this iToons thing.
I saw on Tiki Central a review of the Tiki album Voodoo. Sure enough, iToons had
the whole cd and I bought and downloaded it. I'm currently listening to it
for the first time now. I like what I hear!