||Official Introductions Thread. New Members, Post your introduction here...
Joined: Aug 28, 2010
|Posted: 2010-08-28 01:06 am  Permalink|
I want to introduce myself, and since this is the introduction topic, i think I'm in the right place!
My name is Henry, 27 years old, and from the Netherlands.
The first time i ever saw a tiki, i was intrigued by their ''personality'', it was on a marketplace near a rockabilly festival. Seeing the strange faces and masks carved out of wood and the unlimited ammount of mugs offcourse made me very anctious about the origin of them, (Are they really from outer space? or just an ancient art, blah blah ) I started out on the internet searching for them, and saw this forum passing by a couple of times.
So I've been lurking here for not to long, been looking around on ebay, and started building my own little tiki-bar in my home, it's been a bit hard, 'cause there are not a lot of stores around here in Holland which sell stuff specifically in tropical theming
Another reason i started building my own bar is that I've been visiting our one and only little Tiki-bar in The Hague, NL. It's called ''the Vavoom Tikiroom'', been there one night, and totally got hooked on the style and interior... And i don't like to drink and drive!
So here's my story for now, i hope i can post some pictures in a few days of my own project, it's almost done, and i don't have any ''construction/work in progress'' pictures, 'cause i like to work efficient and fast paced, but if there are any questions, I'll try to answer them and make some sort of an explanation.
See ya, Mahalo,
Joined: Jul 30, 2010
|Posted: 2010-08-28 1:26 pm  Permalink|
I'm a camera man living in Los Angeles and have been enjoying reading about and drinking the history of cocktails and recently Tiki drinks. I joined recently on the advice of another member so I could go on a pub crawl put on by John-O.
Most Thursdays, when I'm not working, I take part in the Mixoloseum Blog TDN (Thursday drink night) where we experiment and share original cocktail recipes.
I'm just dipping my toes in the Tiki history and culture here in LA and am looking forward to learning more about it.
Me and a couple friends have been posting our favorite cocktails at:
Check it out. It is mostly pre-prohibition recipes with a few tiki and originals thrown in.
Sketch "drunkycrow" Pasinski
Joined: Aug 24, 2010
From: Bakersfield, CA
|Posted: 2010-08-28 7:56 pm  Permalink|
Hello Folks, Names Troy.
While I'm currently living in Bakersfield California with family, I was living in Santa Cruz previous to that with a bottle of run and sand in my crack. I'm poking around for ideas for the home bar me and my fellow booze-hound girlfriend will be putting together when we get our ducks in a row and finally move in together (hopefully in the next few months). I'm rather fond of all sorts of drinking, but who doesn't love the wild whimsy of Tiki. Tiki, with its rich Polynesian pop heritage, and the ability to bend anything to the theme so long as its fun. Besides, like all Californians, I suffer a pirate fetish despite my coast only ever having one real pirate.
Joined: Aug 28, 2010
|Posted: 2010-08-29 08:36 am  Permalink|
Hi, I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Josh and I just joined Tiki Central. I've always been fascinated by different aspects of Polynesian culture but I must say that it was my buddy Tony (Martini Kings) that really turned me on to the Tiki scene. I am a filmmaker in Los Angeles and I have been directing projects involving different aspects of Tiki, Lounge, and Burlesque. Yesterday I finished my most recent project entitled "Save The Tiki." I'm looking forward to posting and meeting new folks. I have lot's videos to share!
Click Here To Watch The Film
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
From: Riverside, California
|Posted: 2010-08-29 08:50 am  Permalink|
Josh - Bravo! Welcome to TC
I made the pilgrimage to The Hut earlier this year when I was in Tucson for the Kon Tiki re-lighting ceremony.
Tucson is a world-class tiki destination no doubt about it.
Thanks for sharing this little video piece with us. I'll be checking out your other projects too.
(if you are attending Tony's party in a couple weeks, I'd love to meet and chat with you, okay?) Cheers! G
tiki since '67!
Grand Member (8 years)
Joined: Nov 23, 2006
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
|Posted: 2010-08-29 09:34 am  Permalink|
I love how Oasis always brings new enthusiasts to TC...Welcome to all the newbies.
Great film & save Josh.
"Oh waiter, another cocktail please!!!"
Joined: Aug 05, 2010
|Posted: 2010-08-30 1:15 pm  Permalink|
Hey everybody brand new to Tiki central,Everything Tiki It dont get better than this!!! NOMADTIKI
On 2002-03-26 11:49, TikiMama wrote:
Was Aelfgifu, now TikiMama, still Heather.
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Joined: Aug 30, 2010
|Posted: 2010-08-30 5:33 pm  Permalink|
This is my first post. I am new to this forum but not to Tiki.
My name is Maui and I play guitar in my Surf band here in Denver Colorado, The AquaSonics.
I was at Tiki Oasis 2 weeks ago and at the Modernism show last weekend. I talked with some local Moai, Zulu Magoo and a few others who encouraged me to jump on this page.
I'll be hanging around. Glad to be here!
Joined: Jan 09, 2004
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
|Posted: 2010-08-31 05:17 am  Permalink|
Big welcome to all you nubees out there, Welcome to TC!
Josh, Excellent video and Good'on'ya for saving a giant, wee,bit of tiki!
Whatever it was that brought you guys here I Hope you will take a few minutes to open a new thread and tell us about your Tiki experience. Again Welcome!
Joined: Aug 28, 2010
|Posted: 2010-09-03 07:02 am  Permalink|
Thanks everybody for the kind words. I just realized that I should have a better screen name. Something a little more Tiki! Unfortunately, I won't be at Tony and Val's shindig next weekend. I'll be trading my grass skirt for some rain gear. I'm heading up to Alaska. Hopefully I'll have some good footage to post. I'm searching for a Tiki bar in Anchorage.
Joined: Sep 07, 2010
From: Manhattan Beach, CA
|Posted: 2010-09-07 02:55 am  Permalink|
Many of you are my friends... I am now "officially" here.
Danger is in the air!
* ELECTRO TIKI MASTER *
*** Its not pretty being easy. - Craig Portman ***
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Joined: Sep 06, 2010
From: San Diego, CA
|Posted: 2010-09-07 12:38 pm  Permalink|
Hi all, I'm a Tikiphile with a Disney bent in San Diego County.
As a Baby Boomer I remember when there was a talking parrot in front of Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room, and how it would stop traffic and cause a pile-up at the Adventureland Bridge. (No animatron could do that today, I'd wager.)
We took a teenaged exchange student from Spain to Tiki Oasis X -- she was puzzled but had a good time.
I'm excited that "Tales of the Gold Monkey" is finally out on DVD.
I'm currently looking for a photo of the "NEWS FROM CIVILIZATION" sign at Walt Disney World's Polynesian Resort in the '70s and '80s.
Blessings to all.
We climb the highest mountains,
just to get a better view.
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Joined: Sep 08, 2010
|Posted: 2010-09-08 8:20 pm  Permalink|
Aloha! I am new here but not new to tiki by any means. I have been to this site many times but didn't realize there was a forum! Must lay off the rum - can't read.
Anyway - I compose tiki music and have a tiki bar at home. I am glad to be here!
Joined: Sep 02, 2010
|Posted: 2010-09-09 02:17 am  Permalink|
Hi there at TC,
Over the weekend I thought about an introductory note but it's as simple as that: My preference for 50s and 60s design and living paired with a yearning for the South Pacific myth inevitably have led to become a tikiphile. With the membership in TC and a recent subscription to Tiki Magazine I openly confess to it!... Also I hope now to gather all current development(s) in Polynesian Pop better - especially those that are taking place in Europe.
After my first trip to Hawaii in 2008 I started to become obsessed with the idea to open up a Hawaiian cultural center (offering hula and ukulele courses, surf band gigs, tiki mugs swap meets etc.) in my hometown of Frankfurt/Main in Germany. But if you knew this city you can imagine it's only a crackpot idea!
Finally, please forgive me if I am not posting a lot and be rather a passionate but passive member of TC (which is by the way the first forum ever I am registered to!).
Aloha and all the best,
Joined: Sep 12, 2010
|Posted: 2010-09-12 05:49 am  Permalink|
Hi, I found the Tikiroom site after looking for information on the Mauna Loa restaurant in old Detroit. I love the interest in Tiki mood and design. Reminds me of old Martin Denny records. Thanks for having me. I'm going to make a mention of the Mauna Loa on that topics message string. I grew up in Livonia Michigan in the 60's, so I remember the Mauna Loa name and its mystique.