Thursday, February 23, 2006

The Hawaiian Concert Guide

So if you love Hawaiian music and culture then you got to check out The Hawaiian Concert Guide! In his podcast, braddah Piko lets you know who is playing and where. He also interviews and plays tunes from musicians and spotlights the up and coming. I really dug the job he was doing so I zapped him and email and told him so. Turns out he needed some art for his site and he asked me to help him out. So together we came up with the eye candy you see above. Hey check out Piko's Podcast and the contest he his having. A hui hou.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

No Way! The Ohana Hut Won!!!

Well, words cannot explain how {{{STOKED}}} I am about winnin'. This is one of the coolest things that has happened to me in a long long while. Big, big, big thanks to Hanford and the all the judges at Tiki Central for having this contest. Another huge thanks to Paul and Miles over at Munktiki for also being a huge part of this contest and for taking on this mug design. It was a pretty detailed design, but I know those guys are really gonna make this thing shine! There were lots of great entries and some stiff competition. I still can't believe that they chose mine and I can't wait to see this when it is done. I am really looking forward to mixin' up a cocktail in The Ohana Hut and sharing it with my friends. Yeah!!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

How cool is your Mom?

My Mom is so cool that she got me The Langhorns CD Mission Exotica for Valentimes day. That my friends is pretty dang cool. A while back I had a pretty tough time trying to find anybody that was even carrying The Langhorns. I had to pick up "Club Gabardino" online from a record store in Italy. The Mission Exotica CD is way cool and comes packed with lots of bonus tracks and a video. Tell your Mom She can pick you up one at Amazon.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006


Last week I found myself at the end of Capitola wharf around dusk as a HUGE swell filled in. I rode my bike to the end of the pier and checked out the whompers as they rolled in and rocked the pilings! Scary and Hairy! When I got home I learned the Mavericks contest was GO!
The next day, and under some of the best conditions ever seen to date, Grant Baker out shined the S.C. locals and had his unforgettable day as the King of perfect giant California surf. Right On Grant, you charged!! The following week was filled with epic surf conditions up and down the California coast as it lit up with sunny skies and head high peelers for everybody! I took this fuzzy shot of a grom surfin' the Cappy pier as the surf kept getting bigger!
Music to watch giant surf too:

Monday, February 13, 2006

Tiki Oasis 6 May 4-7 th 2006

UPDATE: Tickets are on sale now! Check out the website for more info on how to get yours. I am waitin' for vending info and hopefully gonna make it down with a boat load of goodies!

It looks like Tiki Oasis will be held this year in San Diego, California rather than Palm Springs. The dates for this tiki event of the year are May 4-7th. FInd out more at Tiki Oasis 6. Check out this years fine Tiki Oasis Poster by none other than super artist Derek Yaniger Derek's art has been used for the Tiki Oasis and the Florida Hukilau at the Mai-Kai posters. Derek's art has also graced the cover of the first edition of Tiki Magazine.

Keepin' On

Plenty of stuff going on and I find myself busy busy busy. But I did find some time to bust away from the grinder and paint this crazy monster tile at my cute lil nieces 8th birthday party.

The tile was made at one of those places where they provide the ceramic doo-dars (like figurines, soap dishes etc) and the different colored glazes with names like "Tahitian Blue" and "Speckeled Lizard green." After you pick out your peice, you then get to go nuts. Last year, I did a monkey riding a dolphin wavin' his top hat. Like I said You get to go nuts. Hey man it ain't just for the kids.

Yup, It looks like a Podcast from Chongolio and freinds will be in the near future. I have been stuffin' my melon with all kinds of info and have been askin lots of questions of the podcasting community. Stay posted for more info about my first adventures in the Podosphere.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Satan's Pilgrims on tour again

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A super sick flyer and killer news from Satan's Pilgrims...

"We are pleased to announce that after weeks of intense negotiations, that Satan's Pilgrims will be taking the stage once again for a wild weekend in Seattle and our beloved Portland. Save the dates -March 17 and 18 2006. We are also excited to announce that The Nebulas from MA have agreed to be our special guests for both nights. Hope to see you there!

The Verb will also be playing at the Funhouse for that show!

Satan Pilgrim's on myspace
The Nebulas on myspace
The Verb on myspace

Upcoming Show
Mar 17 2006 8:00P The Funhouse Seattle, WA
Mar 18 2006 8:00P Doug Fir Portland, OR
Mar 25 2006 8:00P Asbury Lanes Asbury Park, NJ

Sam Gambino, Grandpa Munster & Hot Rod Hi Jinx

Updated: Sadly,Al Lewis a.k.a Grandpa Munster passed away last Friday after years of failing health. He made it to 95. We will miss you Grandpa.

Mad Man Sam Gambino is on the loose again and unveiled another one of his monstrous creations over on his thread on Tiki Central. I for one am always {{{STOKED}}} to see Sam's latest work of art and this time he proves that 'ol Grandpa Munster is still dead and breathin' Yes sir, old man Munster is still creepin around, creatin' his concoctions, crankin' on his camshafts and appears too have hit high gear with his Super-Powered Rocket Fuel.

Old man Munster isn't the only celebrity icon to come callin' on Sam. Check out to see who else has paid his studio a visit. You may run into more monsters, a tiki or two, a notorious gangsters or possibly a hot 60's pin up. While at his website be sure to check out Sam's Shrunken Head. Produced by Tiki Farm and designed by Sam, this creeptacular mug pays tribute to the long lost art of Drinkin' and shrinkin'.