Joined: Aug 10, 2004
|Posted: 2007-02-09 3:43 pm  Permalink|
funny you bring this up. A guy from Nor. Cal. and I were discussing the tiki apts on a music forum, and he thought his dad had carved some of the tikis. Turns out his dad said no, but e-mailed him this.
> opps the Old Man sent me this and it is a great excerpt of those
> surfer dudes that have come before
> so respect is a given:
> >(it was)Not me, it was Dirty Mike, or Tiki Mike that did those. He
> was a character in El Porto. Had an old Model T truck that I
> several time to move my catamaran. But, yes, He carved all those
> with a chain saw. An artist in his own way, He pulled those old
> trunks with that truck and then sculpted them into tikis. and then
> we'd drive Sched 80 pipe thru the center with a sledge hammer. I
> always thought that fibrous palm would be gone in a few years, but
> still saw some of them around when I was there for my Dad's thing
> Redondo HS. Amazing.
> Of course, the Sched 80 pipe was req'd for the building code. I was
> surprised how easy it was to pound a piece of pipe down the middle
> one of those old trunks.
> And it's amazing how dated those places are now. Shitload of 'em in
> Torrance that Dirty Mike did and so outdated now.
> writtenby: Captain W. H. Mac Faden USN Ret.
> this is written with pending permission from Pops
> tho he's cool
> and would think it mellow to be used here
> kinda neat to know