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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2018-01-23 08:03 am   Permalink

One of the most informative threads has been tikicleen's Islander Stockton, California. It's fun that once reading it you can go out and still find peanut mugs red skirt mugs and bowls from there to have a piece of the history.

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=15550&forum=1&start=0


Just to chime in I agree that Cool and Current has become a place for routinely promoting two particular events. I do think that since the International Market places have helped so many tiki artists bring new people into the tiki world it still works. We want tiki to grow.

I have never once voted for myself to be on Cool and Current so it is a real moral booster to see that people vote for my thread and I am thankful. I work hard to keep it active using part of each work day to post.

If you haven't read tikicleen's thread I highly recommend it. Wendy


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MaukaHale
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Joined: May 07, 2012
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From: The base of the Volcano
Posted: 2018-01-23 11:59 am   Permalink

Wendy,

Thank you for sharing this thread. Its an amazing tiki story of the Islander. I recently read the new Tyree biography book and sure enough this thread had some Tyree pictures in it. I hope Tiki Central continues these archeology threads. I don't see this type of history on the new Face Book pages.

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tikiskip
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 4830
Posted: 2018-01-24 10:53 am   Permalink

You know Cool and Current should change a bit from time to time if it was real.
But the Cliques and minions of some events and tiki People have this need to be on top ALL the time.

This makes Cool and Current disappear not be fresh and new but old and stale, this old and stale is part of the TC death.
Remember when you first signed up how jazzed you were when you got feedback or people seemed to like what you made posted ect?

“I have never once voted for myself to be on Cool and Current so it is a real moral booster to see that people vote for my thread and I am thankful.”

I see that you agree with me Wendy and it is the same five or six topics on top most of the time taking that “moral booster” as you put it from the newbie.

Well this manic need for attention takes away from the newbie and even the old timer.
There was an old timer that posted a light, not me, well he got almost no response’s, he’s gone, not here much at all these days.

How many cool tiki art people have we ran off by this selective praise, new mug makers have it tough trying to get anywhere on TC.
The carvers all seem to get along, well not that one time, but for the most part they do.
Being mostly men and not form Cali you would think they would fight some.

So that’s where I’m at this popularity game is killing it, it’s like the old tiki mag that highlights the same California bars, the same California artists, they are good bars and art but damn is that all you got?

If you hit the history of a TC members posts and most of their post sell their stuff or are on their own threads who are they helping TC or themselves.

In closing TC helps sell tiki, that’s the stuff I make, the stuff you make, and the events, books, music, bars, ect.
Helping keep tiki healthy helps it grow and more cool tiki crap is made for us to buy and sell.

California will always have a kinda strong tiki scene so maybe that is enough for the people that run and promote the tiki machine, Known as the tiki elite.
Maybe deep state tiki would be a better name.

Is that enough for you average tiki Joe on the street in a state that’s not say California?

NOT AMIED AT WENDY, nine times out of ten the people I’m talking about never think it’s them.

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Hamo
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Joined: Aug 22, 2016
Posts: 574
From: Colorado (via Iowa)
Posted: 2018-01-25 11:30 pm   Permalink

Wendy, the Islander Stockton thread is a great addition. I think I first discovered it while reviewing previous posts on your own thread, seeing Eric October’s incredible Islander mug, and wanting to learn more about the place.

Skip, I don’t disagree with you about Cool and Current, but at risk of derailing this “Best of” thread, maybe we could start a new (or resurrect an old) topic to discuss it.


 
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 4830
Posted: 2018-01-26 05:12 am   Permalink

Nope, no need to do that.
I have never minded derails on threads as it is the way real talks in the real world go.

And heck not much goes on here anyway so any talks are good in my book.

BUT some people do not like the whole derail thing so I can keep on track here.

The thing is right now some of the threads that are getting the most traffic are not about tiki really, What's cooking, who died, photo association ect.

Feel free to derail on my threads people I have found some cool stuff out that way.
Just don't post yer damn sunsets or vacation photos, or heads superimposed on anything, on there, I kid, that was a joke.
That was my Anthony Bourdain snarky way of saying derails go on all the time, I love em!

Even learned from the person who posted their lights on my thread about my lights, too funny.

Update I did, for fun start a thread on Derailing.
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=52686&forum=13&1



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Hamo
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Posted: 2018-01-26 07:10 am   Permalink

Wait—maybe some of the best stuff on Tiki Central comes FROM derailing!?

 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2018-01-26 08:06 am   Permalink

Good point.
Guess it just depends on who the panel of judges deciding what "best stuff" is.


 
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Hamo
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Posted: 2018-01-26 10:09 pm   Permalink

Well then, I elect the both of us to the panel.

 
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