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Official Introductions / Introduction thread! New members introduce yourself here
Atomic Tiki Punk
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 5881
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-03-18 12:57 am   Permalink

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On 2014-03-17 22:31, Twyki wrote:
Hello everyone. I'm Twyki, the w:a Tiki Master. I'll upload my tikis in this wonderful forum asap.

Twyki.



Talking the talk Twyki,But can you walk the walk.



 
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OnlyATikiLad
Tiki Centralite

Joined: May 06, 2009
Posts: 92
From: Bottom of the barrel
Posted: 2014-03-18 12:46 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-12-26 19:57, Dr. Alderete wrote:
Iorana, my name is Jorge Alderete... my artistic name is Dr. Alderete... an illustrator from Argentina that currently lives in Mexico City (for the last 16 years)
Not only but I always made some tiki artwork, I design a few tiki mugs, I'm very interested in Easter Island stuff, music, books, history and everything... I also recently (July 2013) made an exhibition at the Island's Antropological Museum...

Here you can read something about myself (is in english)
www.jorgealderete.com/wp-content/uploads/curriculum-2013-ENG.pdf

And you always can go to my website a try a search for Tiki (for example)
www.jorgealderete.com/?s=tiki&submit=s
or Moai: www.jorgealderete.com/?s=moai&submit=s



That show you everything related to that words...
I think that's my best presentation...
I hope you enjoy.
Thanks in advance.

Jorge

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Very cool artwork indeed.


 
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sleeplessj
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Joined: Mar 28, 2014
Posts: 1
Posted: 2014-03-28 11:14 am   Permalink

Aloha! I go by SJ and I am putting together a brand new Exotica/Tiki band in the San Francisco Bay area.
So, i'll be hanging out in the Music area mostly.

I discovered this site a while back, and returned while researching band names. It does sound like many of the good ones are taken, but we'll keep plugging along and throwing out ideas for a new band name.

Mahalo, this site is a great resource!


 
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littlegiles
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Joined: Jun 08, 2003
Posts: 663
From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2014-03-28 11:38 am   Permalink

Welcome to the board SJ. Would love to hear some of your music.

- Dale


 
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bettiemercury
Member

Joined: Apr 02, 2014
Posts: 3
From: Massachusetts
Posted: 2014-04-02 10:20 am   Permalink

Hi all!
I'm a huge tiki fan, and finally got around to signing up for an account. I'm from western Mass. Look forward to chatting with folks.

Bettie


 
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Doc Aikane
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Apr 02, 2014
Posts: 16
From: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Posted: 2014-04-02 10:12 pm   Permalink

I was born the third son of a dysthymic electrical lineman and a naÔve Catholic woman who lost her virginity to said man at age 34, unexpectedly becoming pregnant with his bastard child. Not that a bastard is a bad thing, after all if not for this first undesired pregnancy and the next one that followed, I never would have had my chance to be the third to blossom without intent in my motherís womb and finally find my way to this earth.

My childhood was full of all the usual meaningless dribble which we all look back on with great fondness as though we each had something special that no one outside of out immediate circle of existence at the time could ever possibly understand. Put bug in a jar, poke holes in jar lid, discover bug dead the next day. Genius. Scribble a circle with a yellow crayon and a box with a black crayon and tell mom itís your house and the sun. Stupendous.

But then 1972 arrived, and two miraculous things happen. First, in November, Bobby found this Tiki idol at a construction site and discovered the taboo curse associated with it, and he had to bring it to the ancient burial ground or bad luck would have followed him forever. Then a month later, I walk into the lobby of the Polynesian Resort at Walt Disney World for the first time. Angels sing, trumpets blow, and parrots . . . well they make that awful sound they make. Without a doubt Iíll find my own Tiki idol in this yet undiscovered magical place where Hawaiian steel guitars can be heard under water in the pool, and each night real Polynesian Hula dancers greet guests who come for the luau. The music, the flowers, the waterfalls Ė itís everything I could ask for, even if most of it was just created out of concrete and plastic one year ago.

And that little spark of joy still strikes me each time I walk into faux-waii to this day. In fact the joy might be even a little greater now that Iím old enough to walk into the Mai Kai and suck down a Barrel Oí Rum or two. Sure, all this Tiki stuff started with WWII soldiers and sailors yada yada yada. But so what. This is MY Tiki fantasy now. And it involves Disney, and rum, and my Ukulele, and rum, and orchids, and rum, and pork cooked any way anyone cares to serve it to me. And rum.

So thereís my story, straight from my brain without edit just like Ginsberg would have wanted it. I would go back and proof read it all but Iíve already put this in an envelope and stamped it and sent it off to Tiki Central.

Iím looking forward to exploring here. And maybe Iíll find that Tiki idol some day.


 
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PapaTikiMke
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Joined: Apr 01, 2014
Posts: 2
Posted: 2014-04-02 11:23 pm   Permalink

I have been a long time reader of this site and though I thought I had made an official Moniker long ago, it appears I was mistaken! Soooo... Here is My official introduction.

I live in Milwaukee, WI and I have been collecting Tiki-wares for almost 14 years. I've had 2 different home bars (neither of them very well documented) both called Papa Tiki's and I own about 75 ceramic mugs and many other doodads. At some point I will post up pictures of my collection, but in the meantime... Aloha!





 
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Bad Parrot
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Joined: Apr 07, 2014
Posts: 1
Posted: 2014-04-07 6:58 pm   Permalink

Hello,

New member here from Long Island NY and a fan of Tiki Bars!

We rebuilt our Tiki bar after hurricane Sandy destroyed it, this is what it looks like now....





 
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SandraFremgen
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Joined: Apr 08, 2014
Posts: 7
From: Hong Kong, living in Los Angeles now
Posted: 2014-04-08 2:44 pm   Permalink

Hello! I am excited to be part of this group!

My name is Sandra Fremgen and I am an artist and dancer living in Los Angeles. As a dancer, my first loves were swing and ballet. After my honeymoon in Hawaii, I discovered how much fun Tahitian dancing is, how graceful Hula is and how thrilling Knife dancing is. I love sewing the costumes together and bringing the joy of hawaii to the audiences at the LA county fairs (where our dance class performed).

As an artist, I LOVE the aesthetics of the retro cool mid century modern, the fun of polynesian and the cuteness of Hello Kitty. I have wondered how could I combine all of my loves to tell stories through my paintings? Hence, I came up with "Panda and Me," an ongoing art series about a Panda spy and the gorgeous women who keep him in line. It's a little bit Mad Men, Austin Powers and Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room.

I am including some photos of my art. If you want to see more, please visit
www.PandaandMe.com
I love feedback! Please let me know what you think... what kinds of adventures can you see Panda getting into?

Sincerely,

Sandra Fremgen
www.PandaandMe.com
MuyScully@Hotmail.com












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Bongo Bungalow
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1272
From: Indiana
Posted: 2014-04-08 5:14 pm   Permalink

Such interesting people... I've been at this a while, but maybe I need to spice up my back story a little... or maybe my front story. (?) Anyway, welcome, welcome all!



 
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Kilaueakyd
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Nov 20, 2012
Posts: 65
From: The active crater
Posted: 2014-04-11 8:20 pm   Permalink

Welcome to TC Sandra, checked out your site and love your art. You paint some stunning women! Wow...

 
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VampiressRN
Grand Member (7 years)  

Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5666
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2014-04-11 8:52 pm   Permalink

I agree...lot's of interesting new people. Welcome to TC...we look forward to your contributions and and sharing of Tiki interests.
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littlegiles
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 08, 2003
Posts: 663
From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2014-04-12 07:27 am   Permalink

You aren't kidding....these new people are really putting it out there. It's like a contest or something.

Doc, your humor bowled me over. Very fun introduction. Papa & Bad Parrott, can't wait to see more of your tiki collection. Sandra, your art is great and your costumes is beautiful.

Welcome everyone.

- Dale
(slinking off to update my introduction...something like "Hi, I like tikis and have some." just ain't cutting it anymore.)
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SandraFremgen
Member

Joined: Apr 08, 2014
Posts: 7
From: Hong Kong, living in Los Angeles now
Posted: 2014-04-13 10:40 am   Permalink

Thank you everybody for a warm welcome!

I'm looking forward to getting to know you. Before joining this forum, I was only really aware of the art and dancing aspects of the Tiki World. I am blown away by how big the Tiki World actually is... and how enthusiastic people are here.

Very cool! Thanks again,

Sandra
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Come follow the adventures of super spy Panda and the gorgeous women that keep him in line! This world of espionage is captured in an art style that is a mix of Mad Men, Polynesian and Hello Kitty!

www.PandaandMe.com


 
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yellowtail4264
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Joined: Apr 13, 2014
Posts: 1
Posted: 2014-04-13 7:07 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2002-03-24 04:10, hanford_lemoore wrote:
Okay, so if you're new to Tiki Central, or if you're an old Club/Group member who changed their username when they moved over to this board, please, post who you are here~.
hi im new here and wanted to say hello. I grew up in california but every summer traveled to hawaii, as my dad had a travel agency and tours to hawaii.
I always loved polynesian culture etc. Recently, my dad passed away and I came into possesion of a large tiki staue that i had see since i was 5 years old. Im, 60 yo now. Any way Im trying to find outmore about the tiki. Love to hear from others who can tell me more about it. I found out it is from the marquesan islands. Its at leasst 60 plus years old and about 4-5 feet tall. heavy wood and about 200-300 pounds.

~Hanford


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