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Joined: May 06, 2002
|Posted: 2002-05-15 3:06 pm  Permalink|
momma called me jimmy,
but attempting to stay thematic, I've adopted the sadly lame name of jtiki for this forum.
Can't claim to have a childhood obsession with the Polynesia, nor affiliation with the Yahoo boards. Instead, my compulsion grows out of a joke made recently about opening a tiki bar in retirement. With my future in mind, I have been studying, collecting and sometimes trading the appropriate accouterments, trappings and accessories; mostly with an eye towards cool-looking island deities preserved as drinking vessels for ritual worship. I was very happy to find you guys last week.
I’m on the Virginia side of DC and can attest to the fact that Politiki survives, but in a reduced-to-the-basement condition. Also Honolulu hangs on, a delightful, surprising find beside the highway.
Joined: May 22, 2002
From: Long Beach, CA
|Posted: 2002-05-23 4:46 pm  Permalink|
Greetings to all fellow tiki fans! My name is David, I live in Long Beach, Calif. and I just cant believe there are so many people into this stuff...I thought I was all alone in my love of tikidom....but nay! I am a musician (saxophone/flute) and can often be heard playing in jazz and rock bands, inappropriately making bird calls or playing lines from old Les Baxter tunes. Nothing goes over with a crowd like a disco band playing "Brick House", and the horn section playing the melody of "Space Capades". Guess I just march to the beat of a different tiki drum
|Miss Mauna Loa|
Joined: May 23, 2002
From: The Enchanted Isles
|Posted: 2002-05-23 5:30 pm  Permalink|
Alooooha! All my coolest friends have been telling me about Tiki Central so I figured I'd better get in on the act. Tiki AND Hawaiiana are my passions and so here I am. What fun!
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Joined: May 20, 2002
From: KOKOMO, MISSISSIPPI
|Posted: 2002-05-24 1:19 pm  Permalink|
i am Kokomotikibar&grill. I am from the community of Kokomo, Mississippi. I live surrounded by pine trees. My backyard reminds me of a tropical paradise i would like to call home! As far as I am concerned, i am still not far enough south. I am know as nedyahr on ebay, watch out i might sneak in and steal a item in those last seconds when you think you are a winner! HA HA HA HA. Not really, i am really a nice guy. email@example.com
Joined: May 24, 2002
|Posted: 2002-05-24 1:30 pm  Permalink|
This site is great! Happy to be a part of the tiki lifestyle!
Joined: May 25, 2002
|Posted: 2002-05-25 11:10 pm  Permalink|
Ack! I am new to this board and trying to get the feel of things! Please bear with me!!
Joined: May 24, 2002
From: Dallas, TX
|Posted: 2002-05-29 12:12 pm  Permalink|
Aloha fellow tikiphiles. Mike from Dallas here. A fairly recent convert to tikidom, got into exotica music a few years ago on a web-based radio station called luxuriamusic.com. Sadly, it is gone now, but the Martin Denny, Les Baxter, & Arthur Lyman tunes took me to tikiland, from which I can never return!
I look forward to hanging out & learning more from the masters!
Joined: May 29, 2002
From: Minneapolis, MN
|Posted: 2002-05-29 2:49 pm  Permalink|
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Joined: Jun 07, 2002
From: Medford, NJ
|Posted: 2002-06-11 3:31 pm  Permalink|
I have been into all things Tiki ever since I bought my first string of Tiki God party lights about 13 years ago. It is a real pleasure to have a forum to share the obsession with. New Jersey seems to be a bit of a Tiki wasteland with the exception of Tiki Murph, who has a stand where he sells his chain saw tikis off of route 72 near Long Beach Island. Any one else know of any other worthy tiki spots in the Garden state?
Joined: Jun 21, 2002
From: East Village, NYC
|Posted: 2002-06-21 2:56 pm  Permalink|
Hi, I'm Manic Cat from Lower East Side, NYC. I can't ever live anywhere else but the North-East Coast ever again, but I incredibly miss the tiki scene in San Francisco from when I lived out there during grad. art school. There really isn't as much tiki going on here in town from what I know of. Any information as to how I can get a nice Zombie in NYC would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for the tiki web forum!
Joined: Jun 14, 2002
|Posted: 2002-06-22 08:55 am  Permalink|
Hi, I am Chris. I live in Baltimore. I got intersted in Tiki by way of Coop's artwork which sent me to the master Shag. Thats how it all started. I blame Shag for starting my Tiki addiction. Just been stumbling around on the www a happliy finding places through links and searches. Fave places have to be here, Munktiki and Switched on Gallery. I have a bar in my basement, and I am contantly working on it. I'll post pictures when it worthy. I live in a townhouse so it's kinda hard to cram it all in the basement. Hopefully by August it will be in full swing.
Joined: Jun 09, 2002
|Posted: 2002-06-23 4:30 pm  Permalink|
Hi All. You can probably tell by now that I'm another of those Tiki obsessed people from a country (Canada) that's covered in snow for half the year for Pete's sake and whose citizen's idea of culture is a hockey puck. Love this crazy site.
Rosemary I. Patterson, Ph.D., Author Aloha And MaiTais." www.xlibris.com/AlohaAndMaiTais.html
Joined: Jun 19, 2002
From: Santa Ana, CA.
|Posted: 2002-06-23 7:19 pm  Permalink|
Just thebaxdog I'm so new to Tiki central I still smell like a new car. I live in Tustin, CA. Orange County I tea total but my wife does partake so please keep me up on Tiki crawls. Always nice to have a driver?
Joined: Jun 23, 2002
From: Houston, TX
|Posted: 2002-06-23 8:43 pm  Permalink|
Aloha all, I've been a lurker for a while, but I'm feeling a desire to help promote the life. I've been spoiled in that I've been to the Mai Kai many times and to various Trader Vic's' (is that how you pluralize it?) but am temporarily in Houston, which is devoid of Tiki.
My Mom grew up in St Petersburg, FL and used to go to the Tiki Gardens and my Granny lived in Samoa for 6 years and I like alcohol and fruit. What does that make? Another Tiki-phile (you can tell I've enjoyed a few this evening!).
Joined: May 30, 2002
From: Kentfield, CA
|Posted: 2002-06-23 10:07 pm  Permalink|
Howdy! I've been lurking here for a few weeks now, but haven't posted. Just got back from the Caliente Tropics. Had an excellent time! It was great meeting Otto, Sven and the whole gang.
My name's Lee, I live up in Northern California, and have been into Tiki and Hawaiiana for years. We don't have a tiki bar at home, but my wife finally agreed to let me do our entire bedroom/bathroom suite up in a tiki theme, which I'm just getting started on. I'd like to solicit any opinions/tips. I got some great ideas this weekend in Palm Springs! I'm also learning the Ukulele, so if there are any other players here, I'd love to hear from you! Mahalo!