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Tiki Central Forums Tiki Music What MUSIC inspires you for your art or your tiki lifestle in general??? Good thread eh?
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What MUSIC inspires you for your art or your tiki lifestle in general??? Good thread eh?
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Joined: Oct 31, 2003
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From: L.I.
Posted: 2005-09-12 7:13 pm   Permalink

Somewhere along the way I got out of the habit of listening to music while working, or driving for that matter. Strange that I don't miss it.

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Joined: Jul 19, 2005
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From: Clermont-ferrand france
Posted: 2005-09-13 10:00 am   Permalink

when i carve i put in my stereo surf Music old and neo: Dick dale, The Ventures, Fifty foot combo... and Rockabilly Music : Brian setzer, Charlies Feather, early Elvis P., Johnny Burnette and The Meteors (Rockab album:southern boys) I prefer not a heavy music to carve if no i do nothing.

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Joined: Sep 30, 2004
Posts: 1576
From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2005-09-15 07:00 am   Permalink

Swanky's exotica... http://swankpad.org/exotica/exoticaii.html
other than that, whatEVER. Currently, The Killers.


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Matt Reese
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Joined: May 09, 2005
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2005-09-20 06:43 am   Permalink

When I paint I generally listen to exotica. Sometimes the Pirates of the Caribbean soundtrack is good. Other times any old punk rock will do. The Clouseaux Lagoon album is almost always on hand.

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Joined: Aug 01, 2004
Posts: 913
From: Shinola, California
Posted: 2005-09-20 06:58 am   Permalink

Only slightly better than styx and journey...I like the "talking heads"...songs like "Government Man"...lots of movement and energy...I find I lose track of time while creating...it's sort of buzzy.

Ali Toure, from Mali is great too, the fact that I don't understand the words doesn't bother me.

Wicked Tinkers are another great energy band. 3 drummers, a diggery and a piper. Not many words, a few screams and howls. but mostly pretty tribal...great for late night projects when you might be tired but don't want to stop working on something.

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Joined: Jul 22, 2004
Posts: 32
From: Houston
Posted: 2005-09-22 1:24 pm   Permalink

Matt Reese you DO have great taste in music... If I may say so.


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Joined: Jul 30, 2005
Posts: 42
From: Littlerock, CA USA
Posted: 2005-10-11 04:02 am   Permalink

It really depends on my mood or what I'm drawing. I like a ton of music, but when I'm looking for a tiki vibe or drawing traditional tiki stuff, I prefer the obvious...Martin Denny, Les Baxter, Esquivel, Robert Drasnin's Voodoo or some good surf music. If I'm drawing more wild jungle stuff I like Strip Records Jungle Exotica albums, and also in the same vein Frolic Diner and Las Vegas Grind. If I'm doing something more surreal or psychedelic, then I go for some late 60s-early 70s soundtrack stuff like Vampyros Lesbos, Schoolgirl Report, Ennio Morricone, Beat at Cennicita.
Also inspiring for a tiki mindset are the Music for TV Dinners discs. Also spy music, which often tends to be moody and exotic (I specifically recommend The Thriller Memorandum and the Man from UNCLE soundtrack). Basically anything that is colorful, uplifting and textured.

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Joined: Oct 15, 2005
Posts: 67
From: just out side Boulder
Posted: 2005-10-16 08:36 am   Permalink

I listen to all music but as of late lots of martin denny and les baxter. I have been working on some big tiki paintings.

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Chief Lapu Lapu
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Joined: Dec 16, 2004
Posts: 40
From: The Room of the Gods, Maine
Posted: 2005-10-16 4:05 pm   Permalink

Lately, Hugo Montenegro, Brass Ring, everything played on Jet Set Planet and Retro Cocktail Hour.. always Esquivel and lets see... something a little more current... I would say Stereolab, some Don Tiki.

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Joined: Dec 03, 2004
Posts: 84
From: Kapolei, HI
Posted: 2005-10-18 12:35 am   Permalink

Any Ultralounge, Don Tiki, Blue Hawaiians, Herb Ohta Jr. (lately), Dennis Aveau, Hui Ohana, Pali, Ventures, Brian Setzer, Sevendust, Aqualung (the band, not Tull), Coldplay, Pepper (local Hawaii boys), Sublime... the list goes on. Basically, if the music makes me feel good - I listen to it. Doesn't have to be any particular genre or style... Inspires me to write songs as well.


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