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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11594
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2005-03-23 09:45 am   Permalink

Bobby, that's truly great that you made that change, my kudos. When I read these reports, I thought tough!, but a small bar is dependant on the neighbourhood regulars, and has to cater to their tastes. The few afficionados that show will not keep it afloat...but of course alienating them is not good either.

This is a problem in many otherwise cool Tiki lounges, the owners give in to the fear that Exotica music is too slow and dated to appeal to the general customer, and play generic world music or Salsa or Reggae or ...White Snake. It is the same motivation that started that wave of painting your Tikis with garish colors in the 80s.

I believe if more proprietors would show staying power and not give customers an alternative, more members of this Exotica-ignorant public would get EDUCATED and eventually realize that to a Tiki Bar, Exotica music is the fourth dimension, the GLUE that (with the help of strong Polynesian Potions!) FUSES all the elements of the decor (the tropical wall textures, the lighting, the carvings) into one dreamy illusion. And some might learn to like Exotica and listen to it somewhere else to conjure up that experience.

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BarkerBird
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Joined: Jul 20, 2004
Posts: 168
Posted: 2005-03-23 5:17 pm   Permalink

WOW BOB! MAHALO PLENTY!


I'm gonna have to swing by tonight!


 
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MEAN GENE
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Joined: Jun 09, 2004
Posts: 389
From: San Diego
Posted: 2005-04-15 07:44 am   Permalink

Party Tonight!

Tiki Magazine launch party!

See ya there Tiki Bob.
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Jeff Central
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Joined: Jul 23, 2002
Posts: 1694
From: Columbus, Ohio
Posted: 2005-04-15 10:07 am   Permalink

[quote]
[i]On 2005-03-23 09:45, bigbrotiki wrote:

I believe if more proprietors would show staying power and not give customers an alternative, more members of this Exotica-ignorant public would get EDUCATED and eventually realize that to a Tiki Bar, Exotica music is the fourth dimension, the GLUE that (with the help of strong Polynesian Potions!) FUSES all the elements of the decor (the tropical wall textures, the lighting, the carvings) into one dreamy illusion. And some might learn to like Exotica and listen to it somewhere else to conjure up that experience.

BRAVO BIG BRO!! I couldn't agree more. So much Exotica music will be lost if we don't educate the public and playing the right kind of music in the right atmosphere, as a tiki bar, magically transforms the entire environment. A Mystical Tiki Fourth Dimension!! Yeaah!!

Jeff


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11594
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2005-04-15 2:47 pm   Permalink

Thanks Jeff-
Congrats on your article in TM ! I saw it and must say a fine tome it is, worthy of it's wise contributors! What is your next article going to be about? Arty or Marty?


 
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Jeff Central
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Joined: Jul 23, 2002
Posts: 1694
From: Columbus, Ohio
Posted: 2005-04-15 8:30 pm   Permalink

Thanks Bigbro, I really am excited to be onboard this wonderful magazine. The next issue will have an article/interview with the MaiKai Gents. I am also working on features with Don Tiki, King Kukulele, Les Baxter and an exclusive interview with Billy Mure that was conducted at the Hukilau last year. I have a couple other ideas up my sleeve but they are top secret for now. See you at the Tiki Oasis! You're gonna be there right? I can't wait to tell you about my Witco piece I recently won on eBay.

All The Best,
Jeff


 
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