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New Exotica Book In April!?!
Jeff Central
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From: Columbus, Ohio
Posted: 2008-01-30 11:34 am   Permalink

Any pictures Jack?

How about an Exotica Discography?

Cheers and Mahalo,
Jeff


 
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tabuzak
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Posted: 2008-01-30 9:16 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-01-30 11:34, Jeff Central wrote:
Any pictures Jack?

None, I'm afraid. And the cover - well, let's not judge a book by it's cover? A photo of a gibson (well,from my point of view, they got that one right!) with bands of faux leopard stripe at the top and bottom. I wouldn't blame the author for that! "Marketing!" How I long for those bygone years...

How about an Exotica Discography?
Yes, it's there, but a rough review reveals only, if not mostly, re-issues from the '90s on. Not a resource for collectors of vinyl. Contemporary artists like Combustible Edison, all the Schema label artists, Ursula 1000, the Blow Up artists, Pizzacato Five, Gentle People, Don Tiki, et al, are listed under the heading "Music of the Cocktail Generation." There is some hip stuff included, but not exhaustive. Tony Wild's site is still essential. As is the TikiCentral Music forum.

As a devotee, of course I must read this book. Will I learn something? Hopefully...

Cheers and Mahalo,
Jeff




Mahalo and Cheers!

Jaak

P. S. They persist in listing a "library cloth" edition for $84.95. What does one get for the extra bucks? One can only wonder at this point.

And I apologize for all the typo/spellcheck errors I perpetuate. I sneak some of these messages off at the office under duress.


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2008-01-30 9:58 pm   Permalink

Jeff, are you talking to yourself again? Answering your own questions ? Tiz tiz...

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On 2008-01-30 21:16, tabuzak wrote:
And the cover - well, let's not judge a book by it's cover? A photo of a gibson (well,from my point of view, they got that one right!) with bands of faux leopard stripe at the top and bottom. I wouldn't blame the author for that! "Marketing!"


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Ouch and double Ouch! That is like using a Hula nodder as the cover of one of my books. Is that supposed to get the rockabillies to cross over? Geeez!
I hope that at least Cleve and Combustible Edison get the recognititon they're due in "The Tiki Hour" chapter.

Jeff, getcher book goin' already, we need to be saved...


 
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suzanne
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Posted: 2008-01-31 12:40 pm   Permalink


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Is that supposed to get the rockabillies to cross over? Geeez!




Whoa! Them's fightin' words! hahahahah.


Suzanne


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2008-01-31 1:39 pm   Permalink

No offense intended, I dig rockabillies and they dig Tiki, and I bet some do listen to Exotica, but I think we all agree that a Gibson guitar on the cover, faux leopard skin on it or not, has VERY little to do with Exotica....and as thus is misleading/misplaced.

Maybe there are some stories about Rock-a-Hula type of music in there, but a cover should represent the ESSENCE of the subject matter of a book, which here is Exotica and Lounge music, as far as I understand...the polar opposite of electric guitar Rock'nRoll. And I should shut up because I haven't even seen the damn thing, so we'll just wait and meet back here when it is out.


 
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tabuzak
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Posted: 2008-01-31 1:58 pm   Permalink


Heh! It took me a while to figure out what you are talking about!

There is no guitar on the cover. In my world a gibson is a martini made with gin and cocktail onions - and that is what is on the cover of the book.

-Jack


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2008-01-31 2:15 pm   Permalink

Haaaaaaa ha on me...eat my words! Like I said, I should just shut up and wait til I see it myself....and I was thinking " Well, Les Paul DID record a nice Luau album, but... " Oh boy, was I off.

So, does it look like a cocktail book now !?


 
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tikibars
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From: Aku Hall, Chicago
Posted: 2008-01-31 4:15 pm   Permalink

Just for the sake of debate, since none of us have seen this book yet, allow me to nitpick the idea that as far as drinks go, a Gibson (drink) is just as far removed from Exotica as a Gibson (guitar)!

How about a mai tai or a scorpion bowl with a gardenia floating in it, and a flame in the center.

Damn, I just made myself thirsty.
Must go mix drinks...


 
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The Sperm Whale
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Posted: 2008-01-31 4:19 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-01-31 16:15, tikibars wrote:
How about a mai tai or a scorpion bowl



With "the Scorpions" (the band) drinking out of it.


 
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tikigreg
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Posted: 2008-01-31 4:35 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-01-31 16:15, tikibars wrote:
Just for the sake of debate, since none of us have seen this book yet, allow me to nitpick the idea that as far as drinks go, a Gibson (drink) is just as far removed from Exotica as a Gibson (guitar)!

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Somehow I think they've confused Exotica with Lounge. Devolution, Part Deux


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2008-02-01 12:31 pm   Permalink

Well, judging by the chapter index, the second half of the book DOES veer more into Lounge territory....still, of all the great, sexy, seductive Exotica covers one could have chosen for a book like that...what a missed opportunity.

I find the covers seem to be a big problem for authors, but they are sooo important to make people either pick up the book or pass it by.


 
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