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33 Live from Tiki Caliente 2017
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May 22, 2017 11:03 PM PDT
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On this episode we spin The Wheel of Excitement live from Tiki Caliente 2017 in The Reef at Palm Springs, California.

This episode is sponsored in part by Tanduay Rum, the world's largest rum producer and winner of over 170 international medals in the past 4 decades. Check out their webpage at tanduayUS.com or follow them on Facebook or Instagram @TanduayUSA.

This episode is also sponsored in part by The Royal Hawaiian in Laguna Beach, California. Stop in for a Lapu Lapu, enjoy their delicious brunch or drop by for Happy Hour from 2:30-5:30pm Daily. To make a reservation visit royalhawaiianlb.com

32 Mike Buhen Jr & Sr of Tiki-Ti
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May 16, 2017 07:15 AM PDT
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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 just after prohibition was lifted in the US, which was largely credited for creating many popular tropical cocktails. After getting his start there, he found his way to such notable locations as the 7 Seas, the Luau, Christian's Hut, the Palms, the Dresden and many more eventually settling at his own bar, the Tiki-Ti. Today the Tiki-Ti is run by his son and grandson, Mike Buhen Jr & Sr, who we talk to in this episode.

This episode is sponsored in part by Tanduay Rum, the world's largest rum producer and winner of over 170 international medals in the past 4 decades. Check out their webpage at tanduayUS.com or follow them on Facebook or Instagram @TanduayUSA.

This episode is also sponsored in part by The Royal Hawaiian in Laguna Beach, California. Stop in for a Lapu Lapu, enjoy their delicious brunch or drop by for Happy Hour from 2:30-5:30pm Daily. To make a reservation visit royalhawaiianlb.com

31 Jordan T from House of Blues Anaheim
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May 08, 2017 03:01 PM PDT
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Jordan T is one of my musical heroes. I've been a big fan of his since I first heard his #1 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 accommodating and I really enjoyed hanging out with him.

He recently released a new single entitled, "Bridges with the Vibes" which can be found on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/album/id1229778595
For more of his great music stop by JordanTmusic.com and be sure to follow him on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat or Twitter: @jordantmusic

Lastly, he'll be playing another show with Sammy J at The Roxy in Hollywood, California this coming Saturday, May 13th. Come down and check it out -- I'll be there too!

This episode is sponsored in part by Tanduay Rum, the world's largest rum producer and winner of over 170 international medals in the past 4 decades. Check out their webpage at tanduayUS.com or follow them on Facebook or Instagram @TanduayUSA.

This episode is also sponsored in part by The Royal Hawaiian in Laguna Beach, California. Stop in for a Lapu Lapu, enjoy their delicious brunch or drop by for Happy Hour from 2:30-5:30pm Daily. To make a reservation visit royalhawaiianlb.com

30 Hasty Honarkar and The Royal Hawaiian
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May 01, 2017 08:53 PM PDT
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On this episode with speak with Hasty Honarkar, the Creative Director and Co-Owner of the newly reopened Royal Hawaiian in Laguna Beach. Hasty tells us a little bit about the history of the Royal Hawaiian, what happened when the the Caban family retired and sold it in 2006 and what the current owners are doing today to restore the orignal legacy of what Francis Cabang was doing when he starting running the restaurant back in 1947. Later on in the episode we are joined by some of the Royal Hawaiian's staff and also have a guest cameo with Mr Mean Gene McDonald of South Pacific Promotions.

This episode is sponsored in part by Tanduay Rum, the world's largest rum producer and winner of over 170 international medals in the past 4 decades. Check out their webpage at tanudayUS.com or follow them on Facebook or Instagram @TanduayUSA.

This episode is sponsored in part by Tiki Tony. Kick off your deck shoes, grab a bamboo straw and relax in the beachcomber shack with Tiki Tony, Alene and Violet while sipping from one of their magical tiki mugs and follow along on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

29 David "Tiki Chippy" Nelms and Jason Stracener
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April 24, 2017 10:01 PM PDT
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On this episode we hang out with 2 fans of the podcast, Mr David Nelms and Mr Jason Stracener. While enjoying a gallon of Tiki Ti Rum punch by Mike Sr at Tiki Ti and a couple rounds of Jason's "Rosemary's Baby" we have a fun chat about Prius Crews, Sex at Disneyland, Dream Jobs, CHiPs, Tiki Bob, Limp Mint, 80's Movies, Minuteman Sex and more!

This episode is sponsored in part by Tiki Tony. Kick off your deck shoes, grab a bamboo straw and relax in the beachcomber shack with Tiki Tony, Alene and Violet while sipping from one of their magical tiki mugs and follow along on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

This episode is sponsored in part by Lost on 111 Grill and Art Lounge in La Quinta, California. Check out their website at www.loston111.com and visit their Facebook page and give them a like!

28 Sven Kirsten and Boris Hamilton
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April 17, 2017 07:32 PM PDT
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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 night overlooking Silverlake with a couple boxes of Cuban cigars and a large dispenser of rum punch made by our friend Boris Hamilton. We talk about how The Book of Tiki came to be and what projects Sven has in store for us in the future.

This episode is sponsored in part by Lost on 111 Grill and Art Lounge in La Quinta, California. Check out their website at www.loston111.com and visit their Facebook page and give them a like!

This episode also sponsored in part by Bamboo Ben, an artist and builder that specializes in tropical decor for the island lifestyle. Find him on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. No project is too big or small. He builds stuff for you!

27 Lincoln Kamm
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April 10, 2017 09:31 PM PDT
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On this episode we sit down with magician, mentalist and public speaker, Lincoln Kamm. Lincoln does some incredibly, mind blowing tricks. His mind reading prowess is simply impressive. You might have seen him at one of his many performances at the Magic Castle or maybe on the number 1 rated news show in Southern California the KTLA News, where Lincoln has read the minds of some of their anchors! We have a fun talk about his creative background, his travels and how he got into magic!

This episode is sponsored in part by Lost on 111 Grill and Art Lounge in La Quinta, California. Check out their website at www.loston111.com and visit their Facebook page and give them a like!

This episode also sponsored in part by Bamboo Ben, an artist and builder that specializes in tropical decor for the island lifestyle. Find him on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. No project is too big or small. He builds stuff for you!

26 Bamboo Ben
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April 03, 2017 07:56 PM PDT
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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.

This episode is sponsored in part by Lost on 111 Grill & Art Lounge located in La Quinta, California. Check out their website at www.loston111.com and visit their Facebook page and give them a like!

This episode is also sponsored in part by The Reef, a tropical-themed libation sanctuary located at the Caliente Tropics Resort in Palm Springs, California. Follow them on Facebook or Instagram for information on special events including weekenders such as Tiki Caliente and Mod Palm Springs.

25 Rory "Wildsville Man" Snyder
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March 28, 2017 08:40 AM PDT
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On today's episode Daren Ford and I make a field trip to The Reef in Palm Springs during the 54th anniversary of the Caliente Tropics resort to chat with Rory Snyder, their new partner/manager. We talk about the history of the property, meet their new chef and get a little behind the scenes tour!

This episode is brought to you by Bamboo Ben, an artist and builder that specializes in tropical decor for the island lifestyle. Find him on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. No project is too big or small. He builds stuff for you!

This episode is also brought to you by Careless Navigator and the Australian Ohana! Find them on Facebook if you'd like one of their Classic Hawaii DVDs or if you'd like to pick up one of their Unholy Rabble Tiki Mugs or T-shirts.

24 Judy Luck and Michele Del Rey
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March 20, 2017 07:01 PM PDT
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On this week's episode we sit down with Judy Luck and Michele Del Rey, GoGo dancer-performers for Jason Lee and The Riptides. Join us as we ramble on about Unitards, Souplantation, Seinfeld, Classic Cars, Girl Scout Cookies and more. We lost track of time which ended up making this my longest running episode to date!

This episode is brought to you by Careless Navigator and the Australian Ohana! Find them on Facebook if you'd like one of their Classic Hawaii DVDs or if you'd like to pick up one of their Unholy Rabble Tiki Mugs or T-shirts.

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