Joined: Jun 01, 2004
From: wisconsin northwoods
|Posted: 2009-11-03 7:43 pm  Permalink|
First off, I hardly visit "Tiki Music" because it is one of the more boring
threads on TC. How much new discussion about Martin Denny can there be?
If anyone suggests an artist that fits into the "tiki motif" they will
be "Buffetized" by a member of the tiki illuminati.
I just happened to stumble upon a discussion of Mickey Hart. I am
not a Deadhead, I have seem various versions of "Planet Drum" a few times,
have read more than one of Mickey's books, and have listened to all of
the cds repeatedly. To simply categorize this music as "Hippie Music"
is preposterous. This music would appeal to many people who take a
portion of their home and convert it into an "exotic" experience.
The real issue here is that there is a wealth of music that would
appeal to many visitors to Tiki Central, not just Mickey Hart, but
Sabu, Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria, Ry Cooder, and on and on.
If we should only discuss Martin Denny, Arthur Lyman, and Les Baxter
this will remain a pretty sleepy place. Who is the "most hip"
among us? Lucas Vigor?