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Fun conversations with artists, musicians, entertainers, historians and more in the tiki, hawaiiana, island, surf, lowbrow and alternative cultures!

Fun conversations with artists, musicians, entertainers, historians and more in the tiki, hawaiiana, island, surf, lowbrow and alternative cultures!

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Fun conversations with artists, musicians, entertainers, historians and more in the tiki, hawaiiana, island, surf, lowbrow and alternative cultures!

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English

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Episodes

164 The Covid Chronicles - Medusirena Marina and Kari Hendler

3/27/2020
On our third installment of the Covid Chronicles we chat with Kari Hendler along with Marina the fire eating mermaid! This episode was recorded exactly one week ago today and it's amazing how much things have changed since then. Between then and now, beaches in both California and Florida have since been closed and some of our favorite tiki centric events have since been rescheduled. We have a fun and spirited chat about what's happening on both coasts and what we've challenged ourselves...

Duration:00:44:44

163 The Covid Chronicles - Ross "Tiki Boss" Aliotti

3/23/2020
On this second episode of the Covid Chronicles we chat with Ross the "Tiki Boss" Aliotti! Ross recently returned from a visit to the Hawaiian Islands. While most of our lives were normal as he boarded the plane, things quickly turned south right after he left for the islands and when his vacation was over he returned to a very different world. We chat about how quickly things changed on the mainland during his short time away and what his island experience was like as the Covid-19 pandemic...

Duration:00:43:46

162 The Covid Chronicles - Deejay Clulow and Chanel Herren

3/19/2020
Today we start a new series of episodes we are calling The Covid Chronicles! At the moment I'm not really sure how many of these episodes we'll be recording but as long as social distancing is being practiced to slow down the spread of Covid-19 we'll be interviewing our guests by phone from inside the Desert Oasis Room. On this episode we chat with Deejay Clulow and Chanel Herren. Deejay and Chanel relocated somewhat recently from Las Vegas, Nevada to Pacifica, California and so we are able...

Duration:00:40:57

161 Squeezed Up Throwback Thursday

3/12/2020
On this special Throwback Thursday edition, we revisit our session with the crew from the newly released documentary, Squeezed Up! Join us inside the Desert Oasis Room as we chat with the director, Dirk Behlau, executive producer, Stefan Immke and the rest of their crew also known as "The Wild Bunch", including Shane Bagnall, Andy Schmidt, Thorsten Leisenberg and Matze Heiden. The episode you are about to hear is the some of the same footage you'll see in the film and if you like tiki, hot...

Duration:00:52:19

160 Kirrah Amosa

2/24/2020
Today we are joined by singer and songwriter, Kirrah Amosa! Kirrah recently relocated to Los Angeles, California from Canberra, Australia and is the latest addition to the Island Block Radio family. We chat about her songwriting process, musical influences and are treated to a very special acoustic performance of her latest single, "Island Way" available at all media outlets beginning on February 28th! On the Web: www.kirrahamosa.au Social Media: @kirrahamosa This episode is sponsored by...

Duration:00:29:04

32 Mike Buhen Jr & Sr of Tiki-Ti

2/16/2020
On this episode we speak with Mike & Mike, Jr & Sr, owners of the legendary Tiki-Ti in Los Angeles, California. I first started going to Tiki-Ti somewhere around 1995 or so. It was a great place to grab a strong and tasty tropical drink on my way out to a night of "clubbing" in Hollywood. Back then Ray Buhen was still bartending, the mixology legend who opened it back in 1961. Ray was one of the original bartenders at Don the Beachcomber, documented as the very first tiki bar opening in 1934...

Duration:00:46:41

20 Leroy Schmaltz & Bob Van Oosting of Oceanic Arts

2/16/2020
On this episode of Inside the Desert Oasis Room I make a field trip to Oceanic Arts in Whittier, California and chat with the founders and living legends Leroy Schmaltz and Bob Van Oosting. They share many never-before-heard stories related to creating, building and influencing the South Seas aesthetic during the Polynesian Pop era and beyond. It was such an honor, pleasure and treat to get a sneak peek and walk-thru of their massive, private collection; soon to be compiled for a book!

Duration:01:00:20

26 Bamboo Ben

2/16/2020
On this episode of Inside the Desert Oasis Room we speak with Bamboo Ben, tiki artist-builder and grandson of the original beachcomber, Eli Hedley. We talk about the many tiki temples he's built, re-built, designed or renovated and we learn which ones are haunted and which ones are not! We recorded this one live from The Royal Hawaiian in Laguna Beach, California.

Duration:00:54:50

28 Sven Kirsten and Boris Hamilton

2/16/2020
On this episode we speak with Sven Kirsten. Sven is widely regarded as the man who instigated the modern tiki revival. He wrote The Book of Tiki, which chronicled the mainland American movement of Polynesian Pop, which is a term that he also coined. He followed that with Tiki Modern, a book that showed the juxtaposition between primitive and modern art and followed that up with Tiki Pop which was also accompanied with an exhibition in Paris, France. We sat down on his patio on a warm spring...

Duration:01:37:58

31 Jordan T from House of Blues Anaheim

2/16/2020
I've been a big fan of Jordan T since his first hit single "Sunset Tonight" on Island Radio back in 2014 and started following him on Instagram and eventually became Facebook friends with him. Over the years, I saw several of his shows here on the mainland, which eventually lead up to this day. I reached out to him for an interview and he graciously opened up some time for me and we recorded this from his green room at the House of Blues in Anaheim. Jordan was gracious, friendly and...

Duration:00:31:39

159 "Q" from Island Block Radio

2/14/2020
Today we are joined by my friend "Q", Producer and On Air Personality for Island Block Radio and Island Block TV. Q talks to us about how he got his start in radio, his thoughts on the future of radio, island music, guilty pleasures, bucket lists and much, much more! To listen to Island Block Radio, click here: https://onlineradiobox.com/us/dashislandblock/ To follow Island Block Radio on social media @islandblockradio...

Duration:00:39:14

158 John Philbin Returns

2/14/2020
Today we welcome John Philbin back to the podcast! You might know John from his various movie characters over the past 3 decades including Turtle in North Shore, Nathaniel in Point Break, Tom McLaury in Tombstone, Chuck in Return of the Living Dead, Amos in Children of the Corn and more! On this episode we chat about what's happened in his life since our last chat along with his current film projects including "White Wolves", "Ghost Babe" and "Undateable John" now playing on Amazon...

Duration:00:43:06

158 John Philbin

2/3/2020
Today we welcome John Philbin back to the podcast! You might know John from his various movie characters over the past 3 decades including Turtle in North Shore, Nathaniel in Point Break, Tom McLaury in Tombstone, Chuck in Return of the Living Dead, Amos in Children of the Corn and more! On this episode we chat about what's happened in his life since our last chat along with his current film projects including "White Wolves", "Ghost Babe" and "Undateable John" now playing on Amazon Prime!...

Duration:00:43:06

157 Devon Devereaux

1/28/2020
Join us as we chat with artist Devon Devereaux on how he got his start in the world of pop surrealism, his influences, his creative process and what's in store for 2020! Check out his websites at http://www.devondevereaux.com or http://www.creepytiki.com Get his stuff at Hot Topic! https://www.hottopic.com/creators/artist/devon-devereaux This episode is sponsored by Tanduay Rum, Tiki Bar T-Shirt Club, Tonga Hut, Steadfast Pomade and Tiki-Ti. Stop by their FB and IG pages and give them a...

Duration:00:34:53

156 Hanford Lemoore and 20 Years of Tiki Central

1/17/2020
On this episode we celebrate 20 years of Tiki Central! Join us at the Tonga Hut in North Hollwood, California and listen in on the festivities along with stories by Tiki Central members new and old, all followed by an exclusive chat with founder Hanford Lemoore! Check out Tiki Central at www.tikicentral.com This episode is sponsored by Tanduay Rum, Tiki Bar T-Shirt Club, Tonga Hut, Steadfast Pomade and Tiki-Ti. Stop by their FB and IG pages and give them a like!

Duration:01:12:55

155 Desert Oasis Room at The Grotto Radio Show

1/7/2020
For this first episode of 2020, we thought it would be fun to share our session at The Grotto Radio Show. On this episode we talk about Tiki music and play some of our favorites, from traditional South Pacific tribal drums to modern exotica and everything in between. Special thanks to Marc Atkinson from The Grotto Radio Show for having me on as a guest DJ and co-host! To listen to The Grotto Radio every Wednesday at 8pm at www.radiocore.org This episode is sponsored by Tanduay Rum, Tiki...

Duration:01:27:27

154 The Holiday Episode 2019

12/29/2019
On this episode we have our friends share a fun or memorable Christmas or New Years Eve story. For this last episode of 2019, we'd like to thank our sponsors Tanduay Rum, Tiki Bar T-shirt Club, Tonga Hut, Tiki-Ti and Steadfast Pomade for their continued support as well as all of our listeners who tune in every week. Thank you all for making Inside the Desert Oasis Room possible!

Duration:00:48:24

153 San Francisco Tiki Bar Review

12/20/2019
On this episode I road trip up to the San Francisco bay with our friend Boris Hamilton. We visit and review our experiences at R&G Lounge, Pagan Idol, Zombie Village, The Buena Vista, Scoma's, California Gold, Marin Joe's and Bon Voyage. Special thanks to Buz Deadwax for hosting our stay at the Alta Vista Tiki Room, the giant morning lattes and the bottomless Buz Tais! This episode is sponsored by Tanduay Rum, Tiki Bar T-Shirt Club, Tonga Hut, Steadfast Pomade and Tiki-Ti. Stop by their FB...

Duration:00:51:49

152 Kiddie Cocktails with Stuart Sadler

12/9/2019
For this holiday season, we thought it would be fun to flashback to Tiki Oasis 2019 and listen in on Stuart Sandler's symposium entitled Kiddie Cocktails. Stuart is a font designer and publisher, graphic designer and author of the book, Kiddie Cocktails. Hear Stuart's story and learn about the difference between kiddie cocktails and mocktails, how to set up your own kiddie cocktail bar and more! There's a little cameo with Derek Yaniger in there too! Get the Kiddie Cocktails book by Stuart...

Duration:00:43:27

151 Mai Tai Mafia

11/29/2019
This episode is part 2 of our visit to the 2nd Annual OCUSBG Tiki Night at Tiki Farm! On this episode we are joined by the Mai Tai Mafia and listen in on their club presentation of what makes up this fun and unique collaboration with Nathan Hazard from Real McCoy Rum, Alexandre Chaigne from Combier USA and Joe Carlin from Liquid Alchemist! This episode is sponsored by Tanduay Rum, Tiki Bar T-Shirt Club, Tonga Hut, Steadfast Pomade and Tiki-Ti. Stop by their FB and IG pages and give them a...

Duration:01:06:05