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Proof that Tiki was part of the Swinging Singles Culture in 1966, (The Tahitian Drum thread)
Swanky
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Posted: 2008-07-08 11:02 am   Permalink

If someone wants that drum, Check this auction.

Sweet!


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tikiyaki
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From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2008-07-08 11:16 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-08-20 23:52, Sabu The Coconut Boy wrote:
I found this article in a January 1966 copy of ARGOSY magazine today. The article was about the current fad of "Singles" apartment buildings and how popular they were at the time. Featured was the South Bay Club apartments in Torrance, CA, (Dr Z, do you know where these might be located?). Having grown up in the South Bay, that was interesting on its own. But among the fun photographs of the happy, horny denizens of said apartments, there were these photos of a very cool tiki conga-drum





The drum can be seen again in the lower left-hand edge of this photo


Does anyone know who made this tiki drum?

P.S. I had first-hand experience of this "Swinging Singles Aparment" fad. When I was a paperboy in Junior High, (around 1976), I delivered the Daily Breeze to a Spanish-style apartment complex that took up a whole block in Redondo Beach. I remember that the entire apartment complex was rented by young singles, and while walking through the jungle-like central courtyard each day, delivering my papers, it was common to see young couples practicing the complicated moves of the current disco dancing craze through their sliding glass doors. I was hypnotized by the complexity and sensuality of that dancing, and I'm sure the customers on the next block wondered why their paper took so long to be delivered some days.

Sabu



[ This Message was edited by: Sabu The Coconut Boy 2006-08-20 23:53 ]



DAMN I WANT THAT DRUM !!!!!!!!!!


 
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Jeff Central
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Posted: 2008-07-08 12:13 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-07-08 11:02, Swanky wrote:
If someone wants that drum, Check this auction.

Sweet!



Damn, that thing would make a nice bowl!!!

Cheers and Mahalo,
Jeff


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2008-07-08 12:45 pm   Permalink

Wow, at first I didn't realize the size of that puppy, but seeing the guy kneeling next to it, it IS hefty, and that makes it well worth it. I hope someone here gets it. These drums are from the golden age of Tahitian tourist art, they just don't make'em like that anymore!

 
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Swanky
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Posted: 2008-07-08 12:53 pm   Permalink

Ms Swanky found it and we've been drooling. It was at $99 this morning. When it hit $299, well, I had to share. Maybe someone here can get it. I have too many other things to do with $400 right now. Would have loved to have this coffee table in the Hidewaway.

This is on that long list of things to carve one day...


 
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GatorRob
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Posted: 2008-07-08 3:40 pm   Permalink

D'oh! I've been wanting one of those drums for a while now! I drooled over the ones at Oceanic Arts. Here they are:



And here's a drum from the Mai-Kai, just to keep us all salivating. (Eyes on the drum fellas.) :




 
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Posted: 2008-07-08 3:45 pm   Permalink

One more... from the Trader Vic's warehouse sale:




 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2008-07-08 3:51 pm   Permalink

Why doesn't someone post a tutorial on how to stretch drumheads so we can all carve our own drums?
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Kawentzmann
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Posted: 2008-07-08 3:53 pm   Permalink

Martin Denny holds a similar drum on the back of The Best of Martin Denny.

 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2008-07-08 4:05 pm   Permalink

I have one of those lil' ones. It's not big...but it's OLD!:



Left is the Tiki Diablo mug that was inspired by these for size reference.


 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Posted: 2008-07-08 4:37 pm   Permalink

Here's the Martin Denny drum. I think he might of gotten ripped off:



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GROG
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Posted: 2008-07-08 4:40 pm   Permalink

Yes, he definitely MIGHT'VE gotten ripped-off.

 
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Paipo
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Posted: 2008-07-08 5:10 pm   Permalink

This thread was always cool, but it's even cooler now it's the unofficial Marquesan/Tahitian drum repository!
Seeing that ebay auction will soon be gone those pics should be here too, as they are a pretty good reference for us carvers:








A couple more from my collection:





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squid
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Posted: 2008-07-08 5:23 pm   Permalink

Here are some good links for those wanting to build some drums and skin 'em up!

Rope tension:
http://www.nfdc.net/home/cbdb/Ashiko.htm
Tacked head : http://www.tentigerskungfu.com/lion_drum_head_replacement.htm



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tikiyaki
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Posted: 2008-07-08 5:52 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-07-08 17:23, squid wrote:
Here are some good links for those wanting to build some drums and skin 'em up!

Rope tension: http://www.nfdc.net/home/cbdb/Ashiko.htm
Tacked head : http://www.tentigerskungfu.com/lion_drum_head_replacement.htm





Whoa boy, that's alot of math
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