Saturday, April 21, 2012

Song of the week: from the movie It's a Bikini World 1967

The Castaways with  (Liar, Liar)....Check out the groovy set from this otherwise unremarkable movie.

Retro Movie Review: It's a Bikini World 1967 4 out of 10

A very unnecessary beach movie from the end of the beach movie era......Starring Tommy Kirk of Disney fame (Monkeys Uncle).   The plot of this movie was downright lame.   A cocky young surfer, athlete and ladies man whose charms doesn't work on the new girl in town for the summer,  poses as his fake brother and dresses up like a dork to win her over  (whatever).   The girl as played by bikini clad Deborah Walley is obsessed with showing up the cocky jock which leads to a series of just plain silly and uninteresting events or challenges where the athlete battles the girl  with hardly any other competition at all.    Other then the fun little musical performances by some bands like The Animals and The Castaways and The Gentrys which are thrown into the movie in the one cool set called The Dungeon (which is run by C movie vet  Sid Haig) the movie is pretty unremarkable.   My advice check out the music from the film and skip the below average plot line.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tikis in Oceanside: Surfing with Sand Gnomes

On our way back from Carlsbad we drove by and had to stop at  Bamboo Source to take a few pictures of the Tikis out front.   I would have liked to stop in a see what they had in store but it was closed.  So maybe the next time we make it down that way.

 Here is the webpage for Bamboo Source for a look at what they sell. 

Surfing with Sand Gnomes in Carlsbad 

Holding up Burgers in Oceanside

Monday, April 2, 2012

Spy Song of the week #3 in honor of Tiki Oasis 2012 them

The Prisoner Intro...
This fun a twisted sci-fi show has a former secret agent played by Patrick McGoohan held prisioner on a mysterious island from which he can't escape.     Number 6 (for that is his name in The Village)  struggles from week to week trying to uncover the truth behind the whole thing.   It is a great  trippy must see Sci-fi series and it's spy theme song is this week's Spy song of the week

Tikis in Carlsbad: Ocean Plams Beach Resort

We were down in Carlsbad for the afternoon and I decided to seek out the Ocean Palms Hotel which I had seen in an advertisement had some tikis.  It is a cute little hotel 

right across the street from the ocean in Carlsbad that had a very tropical relaxing vibe to it.

It is a small little beach resort hotel with a lot of palms and several tikis carved into some of them.

Here are the tikis of the Ocean Palms

In the background  beyond the tiki torches you can see a nice seating area that had a firepit and tables.

And of course being across the street from this 
not to shabby