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New Luau in Beverly Hills?
aquarj
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Posted: 2008-10-30 09:35 am   Permalink

Oops, I didn't know this topic already passed the cutoff for more comments. Happens to me a lot, so that's part of why I don't post as much anymore - can't keep up!

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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2008-10-30 10:09 am   Permalink

Your intelligent and thoughtful posts are always appreciated here, Randy, and we wish to see more of them.

 
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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2008-10-30 11:10 am   Permalink

Notice the sign.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFSlQ6ABtUg&feature=channel

...it just says, LUAU.
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Murph
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Posted: 2008-10-30 12:15 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-10-30 11:10, RevBambooBen wrote:
Notice the sign.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFSlQ6ABtUg&feature=channel

...it just says, LUAU.




At least it wasn't Jimmy Buffett.
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cheekytiki
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Posted: 2008-10-30 1:43 pm   Permalink

Here Ben, maybe I can take some slack for you http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=30316&forum=2&1,I like the puffer fish, great minds think alike (only mine change colour )
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Tiki Kiniki
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Posted: 2008-10-30 1:44 pm   Permalink



[ This Message was edited by: Tiki Kiniki 2008-11-02 08:32 ]


 
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Wildsville man
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Posted: 2008-10-30 2:04 pm   Permalink

Great point!!!!! The guy who put up the Cash for the restaurant has the final word and he was smart enough to hire some great artist that will bring a bit of tiki to a higher end clientele. I love Tiki Bar's but putting something like the Tiki-Ti in Beverley Hills is like putting perfume on a pig!!!! Great Work Ray and Ben!!!! Keep it coming!!!! This is more of Phase II Tiki!!!!!Tiki with a twist!!!!! This is just another layer to the onion!!!

But keep the focus on Great Tiki artist that are getting paying gig's doing what they do best!!!!

So it is written so let it be done!!!!!!




Still your greatest work Ray!!!!!! Now can you dig that?
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Trader Tom
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Posted: 2008-10-30 3:49 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-10-30 13:44, Tiki Kiniki wrote:
I have to say that after reading through this thread - or rather extended argument - I'm a little confused. Why is it that the artists and artisans who get PAID for creating the art and conception of the owners have to sit back and defend their creations to people who only write about or critique others people's work? Their only talents lie with pen, ink and written word and last time I checked....nobody spends much time reading in tiki bars. Just a thought!

[ This Message was edited by: Tiki Kiniki 2008-10-30 14:25 ]



Kiniki,

Sometimes arguments can get a little overheated, but I think you're looking at this the wrong way.

I think it's wonderful that artists and critics can talk about things in a public forum. It's free speech. And the fact that the Tiki community is so open that people feel free to discuss these things is really refreshing.

I may not always agree with people's criticism, but it would be really sad if the discussion died out and Tiki Central just turned into a repository of still photographs because nobody felt they were entitled to discuss or critique things.

We may not read in Tiki Bars (due to dim lighting and difficulty in juggling mai tais while flipping pages) but at home we all read quite a bit...and it's through thinking hard about our aesthetic choices that we come to a better understanding of what "Tiki" or "Pop Polynesian" style means to us.

By all means, let's praise our artists and their art. But don't belittle the writers. Their voices are important also!



 
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freddiefreelance
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Posted: 2008-10-30 7:43 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-10-30 13:44, Tiki Kiniki wrote:
I have to say that after reading through this thread - or rather extended argument - I'm a little confused. Why is it that the artists and artisans who get PAID for creating the art and conception of the owners have to sit back and defend their creations to people who only write about or critique others people's work? Their only talents lie with pen, ink and written word and last time I checked....nobody spends much time reading in tiki bars. Just a thought!

[ This Message was edited by: Tiki Kiniki 2008-10-30 14:25 ]

Hey! Sven is also Editor & Art Director!
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The Sperm Whale
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From: Lakewood California
Posted: 2008-10-30 8:03 pm   Permalink

I can't wait to check this place out and make my own opinion. Bamboo Ben has never let me down. Who cares if Elton John eats here. He used to be cool in the 70's...after that not so much. "Saturday Nights alright for fighting" (that is the shit) I want to try the Beachbum Berry drinks.
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freddiefreelance
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Posted: 2008-10-30 8:17 pm   Permalink

From the pictures I like the choice of (the admittedly very few) tikis, I like the visual quote of the pre-tiki Bamboo Bar look on the stairway, and I LOVE the constellation of puffer fish. Bravo Ben! An incredible job as always.
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2008-10-30 9:04 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-10-30 19:43, freddiefreelance wrote:
Hey! Sven is also Editor & Art Director!



Nooo, I "only write about or critique others people's work, and my ONLY talents lie in pen, ink, and written word"! And I have used these talents mercilessly to attack the works of Ray and Ben in this thread! Because what I really was aiming for is to transplant the Tiki Ti to Beverly Hills! Yep! You got it figured out goood, guys!
My goodness, the pain....

And Freddie, thank you, but I don't think there is an easy label for my work and its effect. Or maybe it's very easy: I find images I like and I share them with people, so they can enjoy them too --which they do!

Then I ad a little text to the images so it's not just mindless fun. Then, when people misunderstand my visuals, or misinterpret them, I try to explain what I liked about them in the first place. Some friends think I shouldn't even try, but I can't help it. Don't people SEE !!!?






 
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Tiki Diablo
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From: socal
Posted: 2008-10-30 9:13 pm   Permalink

Now where did I put that lock?..................

P.s. n Nice talking to you last night Sven.


 
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Tiki Kiniki
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From: Here and There
Posted: 2008-10-30 9:31 pm   Permalink



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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2008-10-30 9:43 pm   Permalink

I got it! It's the Babylonian curse! I seemingly speak and write the same language, but it is not comprehended the same way.

 
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