Sunday, July 26, 2015

Tiki song of the Week: The Brain from Planet X : Fifty Foot Combo


Tiki song of the Week:  The Brain from Planet X: Fifty Foot Combo.   Play the video and just let Youtube roll for more great tunes.




Bonus footage of this band



Tiki Oasis  2015 is less than 3 weeks away so I'm starting to get in that mood.  Listening to Spyrate Radio and heard this song which is my pick for Tiki song of the week.

You can find Spyrate Radio here...to get you in the Tiki Oasis 2015 mood.
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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A couple of Drink Ideas for Tiki Oasis 2015 and it's sci-fi theme

We stopped by a Total Wine and More after lunch on Father’s Day to see if they had any interesting Wines –and stumbled across a couple of items that fit perfectly with this year’s Tiki Oasis theme.
 The first thing that caught my eye was this selection of Three Tequilas from Alien Tequila. 

I’m not a Tequila drinker –but for those that are these bottles would look great at your Sci-fi themed Room Crawl at Tiki Oasis.

The Alien Tequila is a company out of the Las Vegas that I recalled seeing somewhere before.  When I looked them up online I recalled that I had seen them on the short lived TV show Naked Vegas---that followed a company that did body painting.  Alien Tequila had been on the show as a client that wanted some painted aliens for a party featuring their product.   Here is their website.   (skip the weird homemade videos advertising the product)
Here are a couple of their drink recipes that would look cool at a Room Crawl.
The Abduction:

  • 1 1/2 oz Alien Tequila Silver
  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Rum
  • 1 oz Gin
  • 1 oz Blue Curacao
  • 1 1/2 oz Sweet & Sour Mix
  • Pour into glass with a splash of Coke



The Little Green Men
  •  1 1/2 oz Alien Tequila Silver
  • 1 1/4 oz Midori
  • 1/2 oz Mailbu Bananas
  • 3/4 oz Rose's Lime Juice
  • Shake ingredients with ice and pout into glass--Top off with Sprite




The Deep Impact
  • 1 1/4 oz Alien Tequila Silver
  • 3/4 oz Chambord
  • 3/4 oz Blue Curacao
  • 1/4 oz  Rose's Lime Juice
  • Red Bull
  • Shake ingredients with ice and pour - Top off with Red Bull

The other thing we saw at Total Wine and more was this beer called Cosmonaut Blonde Ale.   I bought one of these to try to see if it should make the cooler that will be heading down to San Diego in August.
Love the label that has an art style that should be familiar to many folks. 



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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Retro/Tiki News : Some cool upcoming fun at Downtown Disney this summer: SHAG, Rockabilly, Polynesian Music



A Retro/Tiki  News update!!
Retro/Tiki fun coming to Downtown Disney


Here is a quick list of some cool stuff happening at Downtown Disney this Summer that may interest the Retro/Tiki crowd.  

 The Great thing about this is that you can park for the first couple of hours for free at the Downtown Disney Parking lot and it doesn't cost anything to get into Downtown Disney:




Theses events are connected with Disneyland's 60th Anniversary.
It seems like all of these events are perfect for the lovers of Retro and or Tiki.   I'm definitely going to head over there on July 25th for SHAG singing at the WonderGround Gallery --but may be able to hit one of the other events as well since I work down the street from Disneyland.   Here is a list of what is going on from Downtownd Disney's own website.



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Tiki Beer and Hard Cider: A couple of things at Bevmo that could be good for Tiki Oasis

We stopped at the local Bevmo in Long Beach and came across a few Beers and a Hard Cider that would be perfect for Tiki Oasis this year.  We may have to make a Bevmo stop on the way to San Diego in August.

Here is a Beer with Tiki's on the Label from a Brewing Company called  Avery out of Colorado.    Here are some opinions of the beer from the Beer Advocate website.



Here is the Bikini Blonde Lager from the Maui Brewing Company.
I've actually had this beer while at Taco Asylum at The Camp in the OC.   It was a smooth German Style Pilsner.   It went really good with something salty like fries.    Here is the Maui Brewing Companies website:

http://mauibrewingco.com/



I'm going to have to try this one.  This beer should be my personal mascot.   I love anyway Pineapple....I love Wheat Beers like Shock Top and Hefs.   This beer seems to combine the two.  This beer is from the SanTan Brewing Company out of Arizona.

 Here is their website.
http://www.santanbrewing.com/the-beer/mr-pineapple/



A Pineapple Hard Cider.   Yep they have that too.   From Ace Premium Hard Cider.

Here is their Website






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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Tiki Song of the Week: Jack Hanna and the Bullfighters


My Pick for the Tiki song of the Week:

Jack  Hanna and the Bullfighters----The band we saw at the Cat's Eye Club in San Diego







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Friday, May 29, 2015

Tiki Song of the Week: Going Jungle with this one: Kan Gu Wa The Scholars

My Choice for Tiki Song of The Week:

Decided to go jungle with this one after listening to it on Exotic Tiki Island Podcast.





It made for great Running Music.



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Saturday, May 23, 2015

A Return to Retro Row and a Retro 1970's night out in Hollywood


It had been awhile since we had visited Retro Row on 4th street in Long Beach.  I scored some really cool wild Hawaiian shirts there a few years ago and so we went to see if there was anything that we could find or use for this year's Tiki Oasis


 We didn't end up buying anything on this trip --but had a great time looking at all the cool stuff.   Especially loved the Sneaky Tiki where years ago we bought Kim's first Tiki Mug.




Here are a few pictures I took while Retro Shopping


You gotta love this old school cheesy board Game.


 How about this outfit for Tiki Oasis???

I really want to know what this board game is all about.  Well the era sets up our night time adventure that we did later that evening in Hollywood.


Off to Hollywood: Our Retro day continued as we meet up with friends to see what was Behind this Fridge door?
The answer:  a night of Amazing 1970's Retro fun. 


This Fridge at the back of what looks like someone's garage sale ou is actually the entrance  to  a place called Good Times at Davey Wayne's which we had discovered while watching the Esquire TV Channel show best bars in America.   (One of my new favorite TV Shows by the way)

The place looks like someone's house from the 1970's. 
  It was like being invited to a house party in the 1970's.   Hanging out drinking Rum and Cokes in the living room.   Down the hall is the cool little bar section.



This Bar features a cool display of some old school colas


And Old School Beers 
 The party flows over into the backyard that features a little air Stream trailer that serves adult Shave Ice and drinks








 The music was 1970's all night long which was a blast.  None of that modern day over auto tuned crap -- just good old 1970's music.

It was a totally blast and I would totally recommend this place as a retro getaway for the night.





Much later at night when the place was packed they had a cover band --that was kind of cheesy with a bunch of Hollywood wannbes --but it was still a great time.



Here is their website to learn all about it.

 http://goodtimesatdaveywaynes.com/

and here is a link to Retro Row in Long Beach

http://4thstreetlongbeach.com/




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