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What does tiki mean to you?
Mr. NoNaMe
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Posted: 2013-10-22 10:18 am   Permalink

Tiki means fun to me. Good times, good drinks, relaxation and good music.

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tikiskip
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Posted: 2013-10-22 10:39 am   Permalink

This band played outside our hotel the Halekulani every night.
They were sleepy but good, and being in Hawaii made it better.
But to play this at an event with tons of people would be too big of a downer.

I love Hawaii, but to me it's more about the American fake 20s through 50s version of tiki.
Lots of other things for me can fit into that as well.

Like the spy theme at Oasis, that looked very cool from here.
Wish I could have gone.

The Brady Bunch and Gilligan's Island are not tiki by definition but they sure were a gateway drug
to tiki for all us baby boomers.

So is Gilligan's Island Tiki? no.
Would Gilligan Island make a good theme for a tiki event? yes.IMHO

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KoxsutKkII
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White Devil
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Posted: 2013-10-22 10:44 am   Permalink

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The sad fact is that by 90% of the party and club crowd, Hapa Haole would be viewed as a "mood killer". And so would be Exotica.



Extremely sad, and a good reason for them to find another party to stumble toward.


    
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Kaiwaza
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From: Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
Posted: 2013-10-22 11:15 am   Permalink

If "Hawaiian", "Hapa-Haole" or "Exotica" music would be a mood killer at a gathering, then THAT, my friends, is NOT a "tiki" event as far as I'm concerned. That's all the more I'm gonna say.
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2013-10-22 11:28 am   Permalink

There was a band called Hog scraper at a hot Rod Hula Hop here in Ohio, Not at all
tiki more punk really, they were great!

What I'm saying is an event like Oasis has people going to it every year " so how was Oasis"
"Oh fine they had Hapa-Haole and Exotica music" "Yeah that's what they had the year before"
And the year before that, on and on.

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lucas vigor
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Posted: 2013-10-22 11:30 am   Permalink

I grew up with lots of music, but like a lot of you, most of my exposure as a youth was to rock music. when I was a pre-teen, it was the hard rock/MOR rock that was typical of KLOS and KMET (The two big LA area rock stations back in the day) and later, I moved to punk and new wave.

So, being so over-exposed to rock music...when I hear of another new "tiki" band, and it turns out to be re-formatted and re-imaged rock music with "tiki" imagery....it's just not something I am into any more, hence my bias.

With exotica and hapa haole, it is so far removed from the mainstream and from what has historically (since the 70s) been considered "cool", that for me it ends up being TOTALLY cool!

The very fact that Hapa haole and exotica is mellow and sleepy is usually good enough for me...that's most of the charm, actually.
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Phillip Roberts
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Posted: 2013-10-22 11:39 am   Permalink

Lucas,

I'm not trying to rip your opinions apart. I am a big fan of your band.

It's the generalized statement that "There is NO Tiki in Hawaii" that I take issue with.

I've mentioned many other times on this forum that Hawaii's Tiki Age "starts later (by about 10 years) and ends later that the mainland version." On that, I usually disagree with Sven. And aside from the one event at Don The Beachcomber's in Huntington Beach, (full of the 30%, I guess) I wouldn't know.

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White Devil
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Posted: 2013-10-22 11:41 am   Permalink

Appearing soon at your next "tiki" event...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dllo85ZSUk#t=90

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GROG
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Posted: 2013-10-22 11:43 am   Permalink

53 posts in this thread so far and 13 are lucas vigor.

 
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GROG
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Posted: 2013-10-22 11:43 am   Permalink



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lucas vigor
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Posted: 2013-10-22 11:47 am   Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLRWptjllTs


don't click on it, Grog!



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tikiskip
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Posted: 2013-10-22 11:54 am   Permalink

"The very fact that Hapa haole and exotica is mellow and sleepy is usually good enough for me...that's most of the charm, actually."

I agree, at the right time.
The start of the night is not the right time though, cuz that stuff can put ya to sleep.

When I had my restaurant I would play all kinds of music, on rainy days I would play slow
Dean Martin that kind of stuff, it slowed the place down!
People ate slower, wait staff moved slower, time stood still, fine for a rainy day.
If I wanted seats and needed to get people out, I would play Van Halen Eruption it worked!
My mom used to hate it when a baby would cry in our small diner till I said watch how the seats
turn over once that kid starts crying. Ching!!

Don't get me wrong I don't like the wild frat boy "fun" I see at some events as I'm much
more low key than that, and so is my brand of tiki.
But If Yuma Sumac and Korla Pandit is all ya got, I'll take Thin Lizzy!

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GROG
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Posted: 2013-10-22 11:58 am   Permalink

I thought you agreed that if you stayed you would put descriptions on your youtube video links. No ice cream for you!


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On 2013-10-22 11:47, lucas vigor wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLRWptjllTs


don't click on it, Grog!






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GROG
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Posted: 2013-10-22 12:00 pm   Permalink

I thought the title to the thread was "What does tiki mean to you?"

Why is this all of a sudden a discussion thread?
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lucas vigor
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Posted: 2013-10-22 12:16 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-10-22 11:58, GROG wrote:
I thought you agreed that if you stayed you would put descriptions on your youtube video links. No ice cream for you!


Quote:

On 2013-10-22 11:47, lucas vigor wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLRWptjllTs


don't click on it, Grog!










'twas a joke.


 
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