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

Joined: Jun 17, 2011
Posts: 10
Posted: 2011-06-17 08:53 am   Permalink

Hello everyone, I'm am very interested in learning how to carve tikis, Of course i want start out right and ask you the Professionals, on how to get started, please let me know on what books or info I need to obtain, plus the Do's and Dont's and Tools needed. Thanks, Sincerly Warbanshee

 
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pupu4two
Member

Joined: Jun 19, 2011
Posts: 4
Posted: 2011-06-19 9:51 pm   Permalink

Hello to all!! My wife and I just attended our first Hukilau and had a great time. Met a lot of fun people.I also learned about the history of my Witco bar from one of the event vendors.What an eye opener for me! We live here in Las Vegas and I am currently in the process of completing my home bar. Taking a road trip later this week to Oceanic Arts to get remaining materials. Look forward to interesting forum info and discussions!

 
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kraken
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 17, 2011
Posts: 110
From: SF Bay area
Posted: 2011-06-22 11:53 am   Permalink

I'm a new member who for years has been a reader (called a "lurker" in internet argot). Finally joined
because the Fairmont/Tonga Room situation has come to a boil once again, and this time there may
be a chance of reviving the old place. Not that there aren't better tiki establishments in the San
Francisco area right now, but the Tonga Room is a traditional Old San Francisco favorite, and there
are not many Old San Francisco entities left in any field. (In fact, when I was a little kid our parents
would at times take us out to a prestige restaurant for dinner and the Tonga Room was always my
favorite--even though they also took us to Trader Vic's on San Pablo avenue.)
These days I live in Martinez and drink more exotic tea than exotic cocktails, but I still pine for
a first class Tonga Room.


 
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bluehammer
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Joined: Jun 22, 2011
Posts: 1
Posted: 2011-06-22 8:13 pm   Permalink

Hello all. My passion for rum has led me here. I have searched this site for years, but never signed up. I figured it was time. Thanks to everyone for having such an active site regarding one of the most fascinating topics.

 
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Pele Paul
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 26, 2008
Posts: 712
From: San Dimas, ca
Posted: 2011-06-22 10:54 pm   Permalink

Hello all,
Wanna stop by and introduce myself, Im Paul been into the tiki thing for about 10 years give or take, use to live in Hawaii for 4 years, have a small collection of tiki stuff in my backyard, have always loved the whole tiki retro thing, and just got back from Murph's tiki wed party and have to say, IT WAS THE BEST TIKI PARTY EVER!!!!! looking forward to posting some photos and sharing ideas as well as local hot spots and such!!

thanks to everyone thats made me feel right at home, looking forward to making some new friends!!

paul









 
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12th house tiki
Member

Joined: Jun 27, 2011
Posts: 1
Posted: 2011-06-27 2:05 pm   Permalink

Hi-
I'm new and it says to introduce yourself so...
Hi! I've been lurking for a year or more so thought I'd take the plunge and sign on.
(Plus I'm starting to carve and make tiki art and I have lots of questions...)

I'm a graphic artist in Dayton Ohio. Pretty much as far away from any island as you can get.
Maybe I'm into escapism, so I'm usually daydreaming about carving, or tiki something, or Halloween.
If I post art you'll see I have some weird monster/island sort of thing going on...

Thanks for letting me join and being open with your forums!
I look forward to reading and replying


 
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VampiressRN
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 6153
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2011-06-27 4:30 pm   Permalink

Welcome to all the newbies, great to see the enthusiasm. Keep those home bars coming!!!
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"Oh waiter, another cocktail please!!!"


 
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3Tikis
Member

Joined: Jun 28, 2011
Posts: 7
Posted: 2011-06-28 1:11 pm   Permalink

Hi all we've (my husband and I) been lurking for awhile. Definitely time to sign up. Our love of tiki started in 2003 when we bought a mid-century modern home and we have been taking it back to the 50s every since. So sad to see people renovating and stripping out all that great stuff- we've sold all our new furniture and replaced it with great old MCM stuff, danish too which we love. We were lucky enough to find an original Sears Tiki Bar on Craigslist about five years ago and with much sweat equity we refinished it and proudly house it today on a screened porch - fully thatched. The patio is being finished up (Mondrian pattern - colored concrete, pretty cool) and soon the Tiki bar will be completely open. We have had many a cocktail in preparation. Great to be here.



 
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ZeroTiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 02, 2009
Posts: 881
From: Rohnert Park, California
Posted: 2011-06-29 9:49 pm   Permalink

welcome,welcome,WELCOME! Please step up to the bar and enjoy a tropic beverage of ohana goodness!

 
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Voodoo Devil
Member

Joined: Jun 28, 2011
Posts: 9
From: Ridgefield, CT
Posted: 2011-06-30 7:34 pm   Permalink

Hey Everybody!

Just joined the forum and wanted to say hey! After six years of enlightenment from discovering Sven Kirstin's _Book of Tiki_ at a Houston museum gift shop in 2005, plus the years of Tiki Magazine following that, it's about time I started participating in the very active Tiki culture happening in real life.. right now!

I could probably pinpoint when I started getting interested in the Hawaiian/SoCal culture of surfing and tropical exotica around the early 90's starting with Red Hot Chili Peppers and other similar influences, but since then it's become a strong passion for me on many levels. Since I found the modern Tiki movement, I've been inspired to collect vintage Tiki mugs, masks, artwork, ephemera, etc. and to discover Tiki bars and restaurants -- new and old -- whenever my partner and I travel. Vintage cocktails and vintage lounge music are a staple in our home throughout the week, and our guests expect it every time they visit (which is often). We don't have a formal Tiki Bar but plan on finishing the basement exercise room in full Tiki fashion in the near future.

Our first Tiki convention was Tiki Oasis 2010 in San Diego, which was a total blast and a true spectacular. However I didn't feel the human vibe of the culture until we attended Ohana: Luau at the Lake 2011 in Lake George, NY last weekend. The people were perfectly friendly and fun, and the event was intimate, special and inspiring. I'm already looking forward to next year's!

I'm fascinated by the surviving Tiki Temples from the original movement and I want to contribute to their preservation as well as the proliferation of new temples of the Tiki Revival Movement happening right now. And I want to meet the people who feel the same way I do.

Oh, and I'm not sure I mentioned that I can mix cocktails that will put you on your ass.. in a good way.

Thanks for listening. And thanks for making me realize I'm not completely insane. (Well at least not because of THIS..)


-DJ (Voodoo Devil)



 
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Joey_Turbo
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Joined: Jun 29, 2011
Posts: 2
From: Santa Monica
Posted: 2011-07-01 11:29 am   Permalink

This site is amazing. Newbie here - My name is Joey (see username) and I met John O at Wildflower Pizza. He is a wealth of knowledge and told me about the site. I live in Santa Monica and interested in all things Tiki.



 
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Zeta
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 13, 2007
Posts: 2102
From: Atlantis/Basque Country/Spain/Mexico
Posted: 2011-07-01 11:42 am   Permalink

Pasele joven Joey_Turbo ! Bienvenido sea usted! Bueno y barato el Tiki, llevelo.
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íViva Tiki! Ambassador of Tiki in Mexico. Zeta is specialized in the research, study and preservation of Tiki culture in Latin countries.


 
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Zeta
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 13, 2007
Posts: 2102
From: Atlantis/Basque Country/Spain/Mexico
Posted: 2011-07-01 11:46 am   Permalink

Voodoo Devil! Welcome! We need more people from New England! Looking forward for your tiki contributions. Aloha!

 
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POCphil
Member

Joined: Jul 01, 2011
Posts: 10
From: Cleveland
Posted: 2011-07-01 6:16 pm   Permalink

Born and raised in Cleveland (no tiki here, just ask)
Tiki Tourist for past 10 years
I heard about this joint from the guys at Smugglers Cove and Forbidden Island
Always looking for new bars and lounges, planning on going primitive this October.
I'm the owner of Pride Of Cleveland Scooters and the newly hatched ClevelandMoto and our podcast by the same name.


 
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JOHN-O
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 16, 2008
Posts: 2720
From: Dogtown, USA
Posted: 2011-07-01 7:50 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-07-01 11:29, Joey_Turbo wrote:
This site is amazing. Newbie here - My name is Joey (see username) and I met John O at Wildflower Pizza. He is a wealth of knowledge and told me about the site. I live in Santa Monica and interested in all things Tiki


Cool !! Welcome to Tiki Central, Joey Turbo.

That's another addition to the Westside tribe. That's about 8 of us now (that I know of).

Anyone interested in a bi-weekly TC night at the Galley on Tuesdays or Thursdays ?? It's Happy Hour in the bar, all night !!


 
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