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Joined: Aug 25, 2014
|Posted: 23 days ago; 06:38 am  Permalink|
hello guys! the name is Vic and I carve tikis on my spare time check them out
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Joined: Apr 03, 2008
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
|Posted: 23 days ago; 07:23 am  Permalink|
Welcome to TC, VicHdzArt. Nice job on the carving. I don't think it's really something you can call a "tiki" though - it's modern "character art" executed on what looks like it may have been a palm trunk and it's brightly painted. But it is good, the features are well-proportioned, and it is fun and visually appealing. I'd say it is better than many of the modern-style carvings I see. Do a search here on TC and you'll find many good examples of tiki carvings. But don't worry about what you're doing - it's cool - just not something I would call "tiki." I would love to see more of your pics.
Joined: Aug 27, 2014
|Posted: 21 days ago; 10:41 pm  Permalink|
I just learned about this forum from listening to Darrell Brogdon's interview with Andy Nazzal of Tiki Joe's Ocean. I've listened to Retro Cocktail Hour for many years and somehow never heard of this forum. I'm not so interested in the Tiki lifestyle but I love the music. My grandmother used to listen to a lot of Hawaiian, lounge, and exotica. I never really appreciated how great the music is until maybe the last ten years or so. Retro Cocktail Hour has been my go to for fun listening. I'll probably be checking out the music forum a lot to get tips for purchasing and listening. Cheers!
Joined: Aug 27, 2014
|Posted: 20 days ago; 8:02 pm  Permalink|
Aloha, I'm Kahuna Kraig!
I am a long time tikiphile and recently relocated to St. Louis, MO from Orange County Ca.
There is very little Tiki in the area, but there are a few of us who are dedicated to bringing tiki back! Like Saint Louis Tiki on Facebook.
Saint Louis now has a promising Tiki Bar - Taha'a
We also have a fantastic Surf and Exotica band - Five-Eaux
We also have a great Tiki Ohana that is just starting to get some traction.
Hope you will join the Ohana if you're in the area!
Mahalo nui loa!
With much Aloha!
Joined: Sep 13, 2014
|Posted: 4 days ago; 11:56 pm  Permalink|
Well, I just got back from Kauai and was blown away... what an amazing place!
But... the only thing I was surprised about was the lack of tiki bars there. I went to one place that I thought would be a full blown tiki bar, and they didn't even have umbrellas for the drinks. lol... (tahiti nui hanalei)
I soon came to realize that if you actually live in tiki land, you don't want to see tiki I guess. After much searching am also surprised it seems the best tiki bars are in places like Chicago!
So, anyway... I've always had tiki in my heart, but am new to the fine details of tiki and am interested in turning this into a full blown obsession.
Joined: Nov 25, 2010
|Posted: 3 days ago; 08:40 am  Permalink|
Hi, I'm Mr. Zahta.
I'm from Brazil, where tiki isn't popular at all. I developed my love for tiki through the music a couple of years ago, and Exotica has been my favorite genre since then.
Today I have a collection of digital exotica, and my favorite acts are Martin Denny, Don Tiki, Tikiyaki Orchestra and recently, the Stolen Idols.
I don't have any tiki-related object, but I read a lot about that and love the lifestyle.