Saturday, October 31, 2015

Curse of the Tiki 2: Strange Hallucinations

I was just sitting at home last night drinking some Rum when the strangest thing happened.   My Television turned on and there was a strange old broadcast with some Skeletons playing music.

A Mad Scientist appeared on the flickering screen and I saw bunch of random images.  It looked like some old Retro TV Program.  He mumbled something about "Beware the of the Curse of the Tiki"

The Images on the Screen started to become deformed and the lights in my room began to flicker

The room began to swim around me.

I passed out and awoke again in this strange room filled with people and the images I had seen on the old television broadcast were right before my eyes.

Like some strange dream the things I saw I just could not believe.

A Fire Dancer was on the stage....Playing with Fire like it was something alive.

Then like something out of a nightmare.....I felt like I was witnessing Sardu's Torture Show from Blood Sucking Freaks.

The Human Pin Cushion act was just too much to take.   But luckily there were Tiki drinks available at this bizarre place.

Unforunately these drinks did nothing to help my delusions.
One of my favorite bands appeared before me --but they had been turned into Monkey Men.  Was this the work of some Cursed Tiki that was causing this madness?   

I recognized one of the Hula Girls Dancing girls, but even she seemed to have succumbed to the madness as her eyes glowed red.

I prayed to the Tiki Gods to let this crazy world be just a dream.   I didn't want The Hula Girls to be Monkey Men...what if they turned into Monkey Men permanently and started telling bad monkey jokes or something.   This couldn't happen to one of my favorite bands.  

The Tiki Gods must have listened as a Ghostly Dancer took the stage and The Hula Girls were suddenly Men again.

The room I was in began to flicker again as see danced....Was it just the rum or was something happening again.

The Room Froze in front of me and began to change colors

The stage exploded into a thousands streams of light.

I awoke in the darkness...Safe in my home...Was this just a dream?????

.I turned on the light and beside my bed was a vintage postcard .
I turned the card over and all it said was "Wish you were here"
It was written in my own handwriting 

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Tiki Song of the Week: Satan's Pilgrims Monster Surfing Time

Tiki Song of the Week:  
 Satan's Pilgrims  Monster Surfing Time

I'm getting into the Halloween Tiki Spirit.  
 Next up Curse of the Tiki 2 event at 
Don the Beachcomber's. 
 I can't Wait.

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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Tommy Bahama's : Island Grille in Newport Beach: A Tiki Restaurant Review

You may know them for their shirts----but you really should stop at one of their restaurants.  It was our anniversary weekend and after many lunch suggestions we decided a trip down the coast to Tommy Bahama's restaurant finally won out.  We have been there before and I was really looking forward to having the goat cheese stuffed chicken that I had had there before.   It was one of the best chicken meals I had ever had.   Unfortunately they didn't have that on the menu this time (there was something similiar)  --but I found something else that was also great.

We ordered a couple of Tiki drinks.   The Mai Tai was great!  We settled in for a relaxing lunch that reminded me of the restaurant we ate at in Maui after our wedding  (The Pineapple Grille check it out if you are in Maui) .   It was the perfect little way to celebrate our anniversary Tiki style.

Here is a picture I took of their menu for the Newport Beach location
Their website will show you other locations to try out 

With no Goat Cheese stuffed chicken in site I went for the special seasonally item below.   I went with the Goat Cheese and Fig Flatbread and my wife got the Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich.  Both items were excellent.  The chicken sandwich has Monterey Jack cheese, Garlic Aioli, Jerk Sauce and Jerk Yucca Fries.   The restaurant decor and ambiance is very Tommy Bahama and puts you in a relxed island vibe.  They had live music playing when we ate lunch which added to the Hawaii vibe as well.   I love Tommy Bahama restaurants...all 3 times we have visited I've had something different and every time it has been excellent.

Then of course after the meal you can wander through the store a well.

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Friday, September 18, 2015

Tiki song of the week: Les Baxter --Simba

For the Tiki Song of the Week:   I'm going jungle this week with a selection I heard on Exotic Tiki Island Podcast

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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Darb's Tiki Oasis Adventure: A Day at the Car Show

Just when we were wondering if Darb's Tiki Oasis Adventure had ended after a night of wild partying Saturday night he turned up again on Sunday and spent the day hanging out at the Car Show.

I asked on the Tiki Oasis Facebook page if anyone else had seen Darb and David Davis ( the manage of the Car Show) told us that he had found him hanging out on the 6th floor and was nice enough to take him to the Tiki Car Show where his adventure continued. 

 Thanks David for keeping the fun going.

Darb hanging out with Tiki Head guy

Darb was showing off the Tiki cars and hot rods doing his 

best Cal Worthington and his dog spot impression.

Here he is in Belinda Gaffigan's Meyers Manx

 Mike Collins '54 Cadillac that won "Judges Choice"

Darb approves.

He even meet with some of the car owners

Chris Geerdes and his '55 Ford


In front Fabian Valdez's '50 Chevy that won "People's

 Choice" award

In front of Steve Hurley's Decopod that won "Best in Show"

With George and his '53 GMC

Darb was hanging out in photo trailer. Such a great idea for Tiki Oasis.

Darb was a hit with all the Ladies on Sunday

Darb loves Unique Vintage!

Darb waiting in line for the food trucks....Apparently he wasn't that hungry

Darb hanging out with new friends


He even found time to hang with some Tiki legends Tiki 


Kelly Camille Patterson from Velveteen Lounge

Artist  Big Toe

With Al Zequeira  (Tiki Al)

 Robbie Toth from Australia.

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