||European Tiki Modern Tour: Slide show, world premiere of Armchair Travelling docu, Hula Punk live !
Joined: Mar 09, 2004
From: The Haole Hut, London, UK
|Posted: 2007-09-30 12:34 pm  Permalink|
European Tiki Rocks!
Kai, I will say it again, you are one of the BEST carvers around at the moment and I'm sure many that have seen your work will agree.
Michael your graphic style is fantastic, roll on your mug.
Mogambo, I forgot to say how great it is to see that your film has so much British footage, can't wait to see MORE?
Grau, Mata Hari takes some beating when it is time to party, I will definately be back, Zurich is my new favourite city!
Sven, I've now had time to look thru the book properly, It's different!
It's not the BOT part2 which I thought it might be, it shows so much more which will hopefully inspire everybody here to not only create more but change their views on the possibilities and future of the Tiki artform.
Thanks so much for your Kind words.
The Tiki Torch is being taken up in Europe in a big way at the moment and it is all down to these people, all of you in the States should really take notice of these guys, they really are creating the future.
Joined: Aug 02, 2006
|Posted: 2007-10-02 3:43 pm  Permalink|
On 2007-09-30 12:34, cheekytiki* cheeked checkbook checkout checkouts hectic checked chaotic shtick choked Chiquita wrote:
European Tiki Rocks!...The Tiki Torch is being taken up in Europe in a big way at the moment and it is all down to these people, all of you in the States should really take notice of these guys, they really are creating the future.
It is interesting that 'modern tiki culture' is seen as being so American! Obviously with damn good reason, but it is not exclusive, I think Jamie has a good point when he says that the Europeans are taking up the 'tiki torch'. Anyone with even a basic knowledge (that's ME!) of Polynesian history, will know that the Europeans (that includes us BRITS!) have been there right from the start, o.k. not right from the start but way before any other outsiders! It's not so strange therefore, that we would have an interest in the popular culture that has come out of California in the mid 20th century. By George we LOVE that stuff!! However, like so many things in life, a fresh look from another angle is often what is needed to push the boundaries of a genre that is in danger of stagnating. Now don't think this is a cheap shot at 'Tiki America', it is far from it. Some of the new stuff that is coming out of the States is way cool! You all know that!!
A good example that comes to mind is the recent Tiki Farm Kahiki Fireplace mug! Not just the product, or the fact that it celebrates one of the most fantastic tiki restaurants ever, but as important to me, it is putting something back by sharing the profits to enable the 'original' fireplace to be restored. Great thinking! That to me is what inovative* innovative invasive inactive innovate informative initiative invective inventive innovating innovated innovates invite annotative infective intuitive invitee involve invade tiki should be. Take it, run with it and have fun with it! Just don't drop it!!
This is not what I started out to write so I'll stop while I'm probably behind! Ha, ha! I had just wanted to mention that I have posted some pics of the Berlin Modern Bash on the 'TIKI MODERN: Apologies, Comments, Critique and ...questions' post in the General forum. Hope you like them.
Remember what the 'British Invasion' did for US Garage music in the early sixties? Well keep an eye on BRITIKI and it's twin brother EUROTIKI...we're getting up a head of steam and it's not from boiling the kettle for another cup of tea!
Just one last thing...If anyone mentions the Boston Tea Party!!!
Gotta go now...the kettles just boiled! All the Best - Trader Jim (Make mine a PG Tips!).