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The coolest new TIKI song ever!
KUN - TIKI
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Joined: Jun 24, 2005
Posts: 6
Posted: 2005-06-24 9:27 pm   Permalink

Hey fellow TIKI fans - I thought you all might like to get hip to the coolest new TIKI song going. The song is called The Desert Luau and it is on the new David Ball CD called "Freewheeler". David is best known for his hits " Thinkin' Problem" and "Riding With Private Malone" - which were country music hits - but he captures true TIKI style as envisioned by urban archaeologist Sven Kartsten. The hybrid is something I call KUN-TIKI - country / polynesian! The song was written by Danny Baker better known as Unkown Hinson.
I highly recommend it!

Happy listening -

TIKI Chris
" There'll be good music and good chow -
At the Desert Luau "


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At the Desert Luau


 
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Traitor Vic
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Joined: Jan 02, 2003
Posts: 428
From: Greenville, SC
Posted: 2005-06-24 11:51 pm   Permalink

Hmmmmmmmmm...

I'm a Huge fan of David Ball (and, moreso, the band he started out with - Uncle Walt's Band) and a Trememdous Fan of Unknown Hinson. I gotta say, though, that while calling Desert Luau the "Coolest Tiki Song" mignt be a stretch, the "New" part puts it into a pretty good perspective. Perhaps "Coolest New Tiki Novelty Song" would be more like it as it is a Very Cool Country/Tiki Novelty number (how much Country music do you want playing at your luau to begin with?). Unknown's original version appears on his "The Future is Unknown..." CD (1999 Uniphone URCD-0001) which is probably pretty much impossible to find nowdays. If you find it, though... BUY IT IMMEDIATELY!

Regardless of Desert Luau's relevance in terms of Tiki Importance, I'd say that these are both artists that should be checked into by any and all fans of modern American popular music.

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Tiki Chris
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
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From: London
Posted: 2005-06-25 07:02 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-06-24 21:27, KUN - TIKI wrote:
Happy listening -
TIKI Chris
" There'll be good music and good chow -
At the Desert Luau "



For the record, that ain't me.


(another) Tiki Chris


 
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uke jackson
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Joined: Jun 21, 2005
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Posted: 2005-06-25 08:47 am   Permalink

anyone know if there's any ukulele on this cd?

 
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KUN - TIKI
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Posted: 2005-06-25 9:56 pm   Permalink

Agreed on all fronts Vic - you are obviously an astute music enthusiast.

Tiki Chris, sorry about encroaching on the moniker - I'll stick to the KUN - TIKI one I registered with.

Uke question - yes, there is a brief cameo of the Uke in the tune. Not what I would call a Uke tour de force - still, campy and fun.

I play an old Roy Smeck.

Best to all,

KUN - TIKI


 
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tikifish
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Toronto,Canada
Posted: 2005-06-25 10:33 pm   Permalink

Kun-Tiki is not the best name, perhaps.
Just say it aloud a few times and see what I mean...


 
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purple jade
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Joined: Feb 19, 2003
Posts: 1450
From: New Orleans
Posted: 2005-06-26 06:36 am   Permalink

THANK YOU TIKIFISH!
I only had to read it once to say "eeewwww"! And sorry Tiki Chris II, I was inclined to think you a smartass because of it, and probably wouldn't give any of your posts much serious thought.

P.S. Glad to see it wasn't you, Original Tiki Chris, I was wondering what had gotten into you!



 
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Tiki Chris
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From: London
Posted: 2005-06-26 07:40 am   Permalink

Aloha Kun-Tiki,

No worries about the kun-fusion! Tikifish & Purple Jade may have point about how iki your username is. Here are some possible alternative monikers you might want to kun-sider:

Komb-Tiki (if you're a hairdresser)

HoneyKomb-Tiki (if you're a beekeeper)

Korn-Tiki (ummm...pass the butter!)

Kohen-Tiki (if you follow the theory that the early Polynesians were actually one of the lost tribes of Israel)

Khan-Tiki (perhaps the early Polynesians were from Mongolia or the Indian Subcontinent?)

Kar-Tiki (vroom vroom!)

Mopar Kam-Tiki (VROOM VROOM!)

Kod-Tiki (in Portuguese this would be Bacalau-Tiki)

Kode-Tiki (shhh...)

Too much coffee,
Tiki Chris



 
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purple jade
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From: New Orleans
Posted: 2005-06-26 08:23 am   Permalink

KOHEN-TIKI!!!!!


That's as good as Discworld's Cohen the Barbarian!


 
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KUN - TIKI
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Posted: 2005-06-26 2:37 pm   Permalink

WOW! I hadn't anticipated eliciting such a reaction concerning the username. Maybe I'll change it to Koan - Tiki. That way, Purple Jade can feel free to give "serious thought" to my post about some fine music. OOPS! - guess that's just the "smartass" coming out in me. Sorry if any adults were offended or read more in to the name than was intended.

Best wishes,

Koan - Tiki

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KUN - TIKI
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Posted: 2005-06-26 2:45 pm   Permalink

Just to show that I am earnest in my reply and hopeful for a fresh start here in this coolest of communities.

Best to all,

Koan - Tiki



 
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KUN - TIKI
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Posted: 2005-06-26 2:48 pm   Permalink

That last post was supposed to be under my new username - KOAN - TIKI (member # 3355).
Perhaps a cookies issue? Not sure what has happened but this is definitely not turning out as hoped. Maybe I'll just go hide under a volcano or something.


Aloha


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Tiki-bot
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Posted: 2005-06-27 10:19 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-06-26 07:40, Tiki Chris wrote:

Khan-Tiki (perhaps the early Polynesians were from Mongolia or the Indian Subcontinent?)




Or Khaaaaaannnnnn!-Tiki:



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freddiefreelance
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Joined: Feb 15, 2003
Posts: 2990
From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2005-06-27 12:59 pm   Permalink

I didn't get the mis-reading of KUN-TIKI until I sait out loud a couple times, luckily only one of my employees was around & he's pretty understanding of me. I must admit that I [b]Love[/i] the new name! Koan-Tiki is much, much better than Kun-Tiki, all you need is a tiki twisted into that zen-zero symbol...

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skeeter
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Joined: Jun 17, 2005
Posts: 77
Posted: 2005-06-27 2:52 pm   Permalink

Traitor Vic,
Are you referring to Unknown Hinson Theme?

I have that CD (Great stuff!!) but that tune doesn't sound very tiki to me, more spy/James Bondish. Haven't heard Desert Luau. Curious about it though, Unknown writes some cool stuff.
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