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Rise and Fall of Tiki feature in Wired magazine
Quinntiki
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Posted: 2014-07-16 08:25 am   Permalink

Joseph Flaherty of Wired magazine wrote this review of Sven Kristen's new book, Tiki Pop. The article is called "The Bizarre Rise and Fall of the Tiki Bar in American Culture."

http://wrd.cm/1wv3TdQ

A fun little feature, but I tweeted to the author to take issue with his line "The tiki spirit lives on in backyards and backwaters..." Makes our tiki movement sound like a Louisiana barbeque!


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Limbo Lizard
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Posted: 2014-07-16 08:49 am   Permalink

Nice little article, but as we've come to expect, he forgivably gets several little details (important only to us fanatics!) wrong. But I chuckled, imagining some Tiki Centralites' blood pressure spiking, as they read this line, about Don the Beachcomber:

"Born Ernest Raymond Beaumont Gantt, this proto-Jimmy Buffet left his Texas home in 1926, aged nineteen years, to begin a career as a bootlegger before a detour led him to explore Asia."
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Kill Devil
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Posted: 2014-07-16 09:05 am   Permalink

How insulting!!!

 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2014-07-16 09:28 am   Permalink

Thanks for the heads up!

Ha, I just copied the "proto-Jimmy Buffet" quote to paste in here - that IS kinda an "Ouch!" moment

And the "backyards and backwaters.." thing is typical for us writers trying to have matching wordplay in there, taking so-called "poetic license".

The main thing is that it gives Tiki an exposure on WIRED, and that it is an intelligent take on it. There are ALWAYS things wrong to us who know it all, one has to accept the faults for the greater good.

I had an issue with the Collector's Weekly headline of:
"Tiki Hangover: Unearthing the False Idols of America's South Seas Fantasy"
…which is all smart concept but comes across as somewhat negative, but hey, the article was good, AND it got linked on Boing Boing, so who's crying.

I just edited the translation of the article that Academie Francaise member Marc Lambron wrote for "Le Point"magazine about Tiki and me, for the TASCHEN catalog, and it is full of subjective interpretations and puts words into my mouth I never said - but it is really funny, even dark, and an outrageous take on the subject. Being German, I am all about being correct about the details, but it was really refreshing hearing a creative, intelligent voice write about it - even if it was some hyperbole


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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2014-07-16 12:25 pm   Permalink

My word......

 
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EPCOTExplorer
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Posted: 2014-07-16 2:16 pm   Permalink

Not a bad little article, though that one line is a killer.

Kinda funny- I wrote a very similar one to it a few months ago. Same "flow" to it and everything.


 
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Sunny&Rummy
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Posted: 2014-07-16 2:50 pm   Permalink

Forget the Buffet line, the text and a caption in the slideshow crediting Don the Beachcomber as the inventor of the Mai Tai is sure to cause TCer outrage from coast to coast!

Fun article though, thanks for posting.

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SoCal Savage
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Posted: 2014-07-16 4:23 pm   Permalink

Thanks for posting. Nice to see Bigbro and Tiki in general getting exposure in a smart magazine like Wired. The author should read Tiki modern to get a better understanding of the the style developing along side Mid Century mod and how the two (primitivism and modernism) actually have things in common. And yeah the Jimmy Buffet line is pretty awful...

 
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LostIsland
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Posted: 2014-07-16 6:13 pm   Permalink

I had to jump in and give my 2 cents... I have no problem with folks digging or not digging Tiki, but they should at least get their facts straight....
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MrBaliHai
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Posted: 2014-07-16 6:29 pm   Permalink

Meh. Another poorly researched, mostly-inaccurate article for PolyPop noobs that does more to reveal the smug biases of the author than actually delve into the history of Tiki. At least the word "Tacky" doesn't appear anywhere in juxtaposition with "Tiki", so it's got that going for it.

I keep hoping that someday, someone will write an article that takes an entirely different slant on the topic. Maybe some enterprising reporter will dig up the skinny on how Tiki was made cool again by the Flipside Magazine crew hanging out at the Tiki-Ti back in the early '80s, Boyd Rice playing Exotica over the P.A. before his Industrial Noise concerts, and Goths eating ribs and drinking Scorpions at Kelbos.

Nah, it'll never happen...


 
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SoCal Savage
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Posted: 2014-07-16 7:03 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-07-16 18:29, MrBaliHai wrote:

I keep hoping that someday, someone will write an article that takes an entirely different slant on the topic. Maybe some enterprising reporter will dig up the skinny on how Tiki was made cool again by the Flipside Magazine crew hanging out at the Tiki-Ti back in the early '80s, Boyd Rice playing Exotica over the P.A. before his Industrial Noise concerts, and Goths eating ribs and drinking Scorpions at Kelbos.

Nah, it'll never happen...



I'd read that frickin article!!


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2014-07-16 8:25 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-07-16 18:29, MrBaliHai wrote:
Meh. Another poorly researched, mostly-inaccurate article for PolyPop noobs that does more to reveal the smug biases of the author than actually delve into the history of Tiki. At least the word "Tacky" doesn't appear anywhere in juxtaposition with "Tiki", so it's got that going for it.

I keep hoping that someday, someone will write an article that takes an entirely different slant on the topic. Maybe some enterprising reporter will dig up the skinny on how Tiki was made cool again by the Flipside Magazine crew hanging out at the Tiki-Ti back in the early '80s, Boyd Rice playing Exotica over the P.A. before his Industrial Noise concerts, and Goths eating ribs and drinking Scorpions at Kelbos.

Nah, it'll never happen...



Were you one of those guys? I remember talking to some old punks & rock-n-rollers
at the Ti back in the 80s I would bring band friends in all the time, like Demolition Gore Galore, Motorcycle Boy
"Fag" (Montana Dave's band named Fag FYI...) Zodiac Mindwarp & Ian Astbury to name a few
split my time between the Ti, Powerhouse, Boardner's & Zatar's mostly.


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bigtikidude
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Posted: 2014-07-16 10:07 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-07-16 09:28, bigbrotiki wrote:

I had an issue with the Collector's Weekly headline of:
"Tiki Hangover: Unearthing the False Idols of America's South Seas Fantasy"
…which is all smart concept but comes across as somewhat negative, but hey, the article was good, AND it got linked on Boing Boing, so who's crying.




Here is that Collector's weekly article for those who missed it.
http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/tiki-hangover/



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MrBaliHai
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Posted: 2014-07-17 03:56 am   Permalink

[quote]
On 2014-07-16 20:25, Atomic Tiki Punk wrote:
Quote:

Were you one of those guys?


I moved out of L.A. in '79, but I went to highschool with the original Flipside crew prior to that, and occasional took pictures for the magazine. A few years ago, I was surprised to run across a bunch of photos, at Michele Flipside's old website, of X-8, Al, and Pooch at the Ti. When I asked X-8 about it, he told me they frequently hung out there with bands. Also, I ran into Boyd Rice at Tiki Boyd's in Denver, shortly before he pulled the plug on them, and we had a long discussion about how he kickstarted the Exotica revival at NON shows.


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2014-07-17 04:07 am   Permalink

Thanks MrBaliHai, I am pretty sure I had drinks with those guys on a few occasions
it was just before the hair bands took over Hollywood, then things got stupid.


 
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