Sunday, June 26, 2011
I was disappointed with the Two Gallants show here Friday at the Mississippi Studios. They used to be so raw and angst ridden but now are polished and don't seem to feel what they are playing anymore. I was in the minority as the crowd loved them. The Mumlers opened the show with a nice soulful set that I really liked, even though they harmonized too much.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Just 3 and a half weeks till the Elroy show. Emailed Joe pictures of the tikis that I want to show and also the screen prints. I will have to see what he can and cannot use. The reception for the show is the first Thursday in July. The exhibit features excellent tiki inspired art from all over the nation. Get up off the couch if you live in the area and do yourself a favor. The address is 300 sw 6th in Portland.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
If there is a better live band in Portland than the Builders and Butchers I have not seen them. Huge energy and really good rapport with the audience. They even hand out instruments to the crowd for them to play (mostly poorly). The first band was Federale, a 7 piece that plays spaghetti-western movie type music. Also got a nice email from Jimbo Wallace from the Reverend Horton Heat's band. I sent him a picture of my carving "Jimbo" which he liked and wanted to use for profile pictures. He even invited me to their show to meet him when they arrive here in August. Is that cool or what?
- Frog Island Tikis
- I started carving tikis in 2000 after a trip to Maui. I love and appreciate Polynesian culture, but rather than follow traditional ways, I put my own rather twisted view on the matter. I build each tiki with a protective edge to watch over the owner's well being. Most of them are of redwood or cedar, but my brother-in-law Jimbo brings me excellent palm from California. I start with a chainsaw and then really get into them with chisels, files, and knives. I have read that the ONLY way to breath life into an idol is through use of hand tools, but if primitive man had access to a chainsaw I know he would have used it. Tikis are for fun. Mahalo- CY
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