Wednesday, October 24, 2012
I haven't posted for a while so just thought I'd blab a bit. My live music report is pretty weak as I find it harder to leave my home and drive into Portland at 9 in the evening to attend but did manage to go to the Aladdin Theatre to see the Psychedelic Firs recently. I don't usually go to see older bands 'cause let's face it- Rock & Roll is a young persons sport. But together with two new members and three of the originals it made for a pretty darn good show. I missed the Thee Oh Sees show partly out of protest for playing at this years Pick-A-Thon here in Portland (I didn't want to have to rub elbows with some bearded, smelly hippie) but I understand that as a band you have to make money. I missed both the Melvins show and Nice Nice because of out of town fun things. Visiting my daughter in Orlando was great and also attended a wedding in Las Vegas. Working hard to carve mostly new things for the Tiki Caliente event in May 2013 and also the Artwalk here in July, the Tiki Kon and Elroy Artspace events in August as well as Tiki Oasis which is a hopeful at towards the end of that month. Thanks to local guy Ken and his wife for purchasing O'Hiki and Paddleman. They have the nicest manicured yard (including many palm) I have seen and the tikis look fantastic.
- 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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