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Chongolio
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From: The Coast of Kauai
Posted: 2004-04-16 6:48 pm   Permalink

Hey we made Usa Today. I havent seen it yet but the print edition featured a picture of Andy Andrews. He is the "loyal" secretary of the Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz.

Here is the online version of the article:

http://www.usatoday.com/travel/destinations/2004-04-15-ukulele_x.htm

O.K who is coming, lets hook up???

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pablus
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Posted: 2004-04-17 12:08 am   Permalink

I'll be there with the Amber Love Goddess; 20 percent Amberized toward her maximum bronziosity due in ohhh... August.

We're coming in on Friday afternoon and leaving Saturday afternoon.


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Tiki King
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From: Lush tropical Santa Cruz, CA.
Posted: 2004-04-19 09:18 am   Permalink

There was also a nice write up in the S.F. Chronical sunday edition...
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/04/18/PKGD064IHU1.DTL

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Unga Bunga
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Posted: 2004-04-19 09:57 am   Permalink

What day is King Kukulele performing?

 
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Chongolio
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From: The Coast of Kauai
Posted: 2004-04-19 11:00 am   Permalink

Pablus, I will be looking for you and Angela. I will have my tiki necklaces on.

Unga- the word on the street is that the King Kukulele is going to be cruisin' around and is not really scheduled for any certain time.

Tiki King- Do you know when you are playin?

Tikitony- Are you ready Braddah.

Tiki Royale- You still comin over the hill?

Did somebody say cocktails on the boardwalk?

Chongolio

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Tiki King
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Posted: 2004-04-19 1:26 pm   Permalink

I am playing solo in the "welcome to santa cruz set" which opens the show. I am also playing with my new band around noon on Saturday. King Kukulele is playing on Friday night, both as a sort of "greeter" and on stage later in the evening. and probably causing trouble in the vendor room on Saturday. Also, I will have my booth set up in the vendor room, with a selection of Tiki and Ukulele goodies.

"Did somebody say cocktails on the boardwalk?"
Full Bar, onsite at the event, open both Friday and Saturday!


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tikitony
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Posted: 2004-04-21 6:27 pm   Permalink

CHongo,
I'll be carving as I drive up!
I hate this last minute shibookie. I smell like burned wood, and have stained fingers. Hope to see you all there!
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tikitony
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Posted: 2004-04-21 6:31 pm   Permalink

By the way, wHat time does this start on Saturday? I couldn't find it anywhere. WHat time can we start setting up???????

 
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Chongolio
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Posted: 2004-04-23 4:44 pm   Permalink

Whew! the party is just getting started!
Bill Tapia played a few songs last night to a full house at The Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz Meeting What a treat!

Tikitony, I cant say for sure, but they let us start movin in Sound and stage stuff at noon. There are two big double metal doors in front of the Coconut
Ballroom. that is where you will load into.
I hope that helps. If you get lost go up the street to The Coast Santa Cruz Hotel. There is a Uke Fest
west Booth in the lobby and somebody should be there to help point you in ht eright direction.
see you tomorrow,
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pablus
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Posted: 2004-04-24 9:24 pm   Permalink


WHAT A BLAST!

The music was extraordinary.

King Kukulele was awesome... "Ian is dru-unk..."

All the acts were good. Most were great.

I may have scared the King - I mean they did have Pyrat XO there so my mood was sloshy from all the drinks and the great happy music. I said some things - things like "mrphshhuhhh bluungito" and messed up the TC secret handshake.

I had a great seat on the balcony. I'll post pictures when I get back to dullsville.

Met TikiTony and copped a few cool neck-tikis. I'm getting that paddle as soon as I get my next check. Sorry I missed you, Chongolio - next time, brah.

TikiKing's new album helped us drive north on 1 back to the city. Good work!

What a great event and loads of smiles all over. Thank you, Santa Cruz Ukulele Club!


 
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Chongolio
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From: The Coast of Kauai
Posted: 2004-04-27 12:12 am   Permalink

Whew, What an amazing weekend! I can' t begin to tell y'all that this was some kind of special event in the Ukulele world.

TikiKing- Nice job on everything. Your ukes are awesome! your strumming is steady and the new band sounds great. Keep us all posted on upcoming gigs and ukes.

-Tikitony good to see you, Alean and Marcus again. I hope you guys found somplace cool to hang out after your day in the sunroom under that warm Santa Cruz sun.

Pablus- Dang sorry I missed you two. I had my eyes peeled. I think I may have spotted Angela at one point, but was busy moving some stuff around at the time and I was unsure if it was her. We will hook up Next time when I am not runnin around.

Also big thanks to
http://sctikis.com for lending us the tikis for the stage.
They really helped the stage look good.

Unga Bunga - Did you make it?

Here are some of my pics:


Byron Yasui, Bill Tapia and Lyle Ritz putting it all together to the delight of an SC tiki.


King Kukulele getting ready to greet the ukulele Masses.


TikiTony setting up the goods and preparing for sunny weather.


TikiKing found some shade under his Ukulele outpost


TikiKing and the Idol Pleasures intoxicatin' the crowd


Me, Bill and Shecky havin a good time.

I am totally stoked to have been a part of this event. Thanks to everyone who came together and made this event memorable. Extra super kudos to Andy Andrews from the Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz. The man know no limits to fun and enthusiasm.
Uke on!
Chongolio

P.S. Ian insists he was not drunk, only very tired.

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King Kukulele
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Posted: 2004-04-27 01:45 am   Permalink

I would like the world to know that FOR THE RECORD I apologized ten times to Ian for playing that rotten trick on him. I consider Ian an old friend of mine. I am honored to know him, we've worked together many times in the past and I can only hope to have as impressive body...of work...as he has someday. For anybody in the audience who thought I was out of line, you must understand the King Kukulele's line is very different than most lines and I was RIGHT IN LINE at that moment. I never wanted Ian to feel that it was anything other than good fun. He has forgiven me ten times and he pointed out something very important. Earlier in the evening he tripped on one of the many stage obstacles that were strewn about and my comments later may have seemed to be related to that incident. THIS WAS NOT THE CASE!! I had totally forgotten about the earlier incident and was merely trying my darndest to entertain the audience. I got alot of great feedback but if I thought it was at Ian's expense I wouldn't have done it. I was riffing with my friend as it were and in my little impish way playing a practical joke on him. It was a joy to entertain the Coconut Grove Ballroom, its a joy to work with the great Ian Whitcomb, its a joy to be in love with my little ukulele...When I'm Alone.
Love,
King Kukulele

PS Ian WAS drunk!


 
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pablus
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Posted: 2004-04-28 7:12 pm   Permalink

I approach the ukefest - after having spent the afternoon at Trader Vics teaching Dave the Bartender how to make test pilots with a 20 year old bottle of Sazeracs.



Hiram Bell and the crowd from my lofty perch



Famous lush, Ian Whitcomb, berates the crowd with a savage outburst of disdain...



Actually Ian brought much grace to the stage and was a perfect MC - here he sings a bit...



You can't have too many shots of Bill...



Tikiking and his orchid



The cold, heartless antics of King Kukulele...



Ian ran onto the stage to beat the King for his assault on his honor - here the King flees in terror and continues taunting his new enemy...



For real now, if you've never seen King Kukulele perform it's an amazing non-stop whirr and blur and blend of songs, snippets and one-liners. I can't wait until Hukilau.



Here, I gush some inebriate, garbled praise to His Majesty and name-drop like the TC-pimp that I am...




Again - a great time and I only wish I could have stayed on through Saturday night.

BTW - King Kukulele's new album is keen AND boss.

"...gonna have a looooo-owww..."













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Chongolio
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Posted: 2004-04-28 8:44 pm   Permalink

Oh man pablus, I saw you a bunch of times. I reconize the shirt. Next time we drink up.
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