Inside the Desert Oasis Room
26 Bamboo Ben
April 03, 2017 07:56 PM PDT
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
March 28, 2017 08:40 AM PDT
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
March 20, 2017 07:01 PM PDT
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.23 Rick Miller and McBiff Art
March 13, 2017 10:24 PM PDT
Gentlemen of Leisure, Rick Miller and David McNeley aka McBiff Art stop by the Desert Oasis Room for some tipsy talk about Mancrushes, Cross Country Priests, Upkilts, Italian Spiderman and Cards Against Humanity. We also have special guest cameos with Tom "BigToe" Laura and artist Dan Watson. This episode is sponsored 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!22 Tiki Tony and Brad Ableson
March 06, 2017 08:50 PM PST
On this episode, I make a field trip to Tiki Tony's Beachcomber Shack for a round of Hobo Mai Tais with Tiki Tony and Brad Ableson. We have a fun conversation about Renaissance Faires, Prius Love AND Hate, mishaps at Raging Waters, and have guest cameos with Jason Stracener, David Nelms and Tiki Diablo! This episode is sponsored by Lost on 111 Grill & Art Lounge located in La Quinta, California. Check out their website at www.loston111.com and please visit their Facebook page and give them a like!21 Scotty Schuder of Dirty Dick!
February 27, 2017 08:15 PM PST
Find out how Scott Schuder, an American ex-pat who was raised in Victorville, California found his way to Paris, France to open a tiki bar named Dirty Dick! We met by chance one evening at the Tiki-Ti while he was visiting the states for a movie premiere and about 12 hours later we were sitting down with a bottle of OFTD recording this episode! Get the scoop on tiki in Paris, his involvement with the development of OFTD and what's in store for Dirty Dick in the future.20 Leroy Schmaltz & Bob Van Oosting of Oceanic Arts
February 20, 2017 09:18 PM PST
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!19 Swapcast with 5 Minutes of Rum!
February 13, 2017 08:36 PM PST
Kevin and Val Upthegrove from the podcast "5 Minutes of Rum" partners up with Inside the Desert Oasis Room for our first Swapcast! Join us as we mix 3 cocktails using Planatation Pineapple Rum including the new "Pineapple Express" cocktail specifically created for this Swapcast by Kevin himself. Mix the cockatil along with us using the recipe below!
The Pineapple Express
For more great rum soaked info and recipes make sure to check out Kevin's podcast, "5 Minutes of Rum" found on iTunes or at 5minutesofrum.com.
We'd also like to thank Johnnie Velour Ceramics for sponsoring this episode. Find tiki mugs, bowls, barrels and more of his awesome ceramic art pieces at johnnievelour.com.18 Johnny Barajas and Steve "The Madman" Huffman
February 06, 2017 08:42 PM PST
Tiki-Ti regulars, Johnny Barajas and Steve "The Madman" Huffman, drop in for a fun talk about Ghetto Chunk Ice, Green Lizards, PaRappa the Rapper, What's in the Briefcase, Bad-Ass Old Dudes, Gateway Reggae, Cheesy BMX Movies and more! This episode is brought to you by Johnnie Velour Ceramics.17 The Ding Dong Devils!
January 31, 2017 07:49 AM PST
Recorded live at Don the Beachcomber's Tiki Makeke and coming off 2 sets at Don's Dagger Bar, we are joined by the Ding Dong Devils for a fun conversation in Swamp Zombies, Playing with Ashtrays, Panning for Gold, Asian Worehouse Room Parties, Getting Attacked by Swans and more!
Fun conversations with artists, musicians, entertainers, historians and more in the tiki, hawaiiana, island, surf, lowbrow and alternative cultures!
I am a Tiki, Hawaiiana and Craft Cocktail enthusiast, avid traveler and adventurer, and proprietor of the Desert Oasis Room located in Corona, California.
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