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140 Tiki Art & Polynesian Pop in American Culture from Comic Con 2019
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July 25, 2019 10:02 AM PDT
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On this episode we podcast live from San Diego Comic-Con 2019 and bring to you the "Tiki Art & Polynesian Pop in American Culture" panel, moderated by James Wasser. I was privileged to not only document but also participate in this panel along with other luminaries in the current tiki movement, including artists Josh "Shag" Agle, Bosko Hrnjak, Tom "Big Toe" Laura, Suzy "AtomiKitty" Mosher, Devon Devereaux, author Martin S. Lindsay and mug makers Brandon Giraldez & Holden Westland. We chat about each panelists respective contributions, observations and personal perspectives in the modern day tiki movement from the largest Comic, Art and Pop Culture convention in the world, the San Diego Comic-Con!

This episode is sponsored by Tanduay Rum, Tiki Bar T-Shirt Club, Tonga Hut, Steadfast Pomade and Tiki-Ti. Stop by their FB and IG pages and give them a like!

139 The Volcanics
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July 15, 2019 01:28 PM PDT
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On this episode we podcast live from the Painkiller IPA Tiki Party at Frogtown Brewery and joining us is legendary LA surf music band, The Volcanics! We chat about their origins, musical influences, guilty pleasures and more!

Check out their webpage and get their new CD here:
http://www.thevolcanics.com
Social Media: @thevolcanics

This episode is sponsored by Tanduay Rum, Quiet Village Exotic Tiki Bazaar, Tiki Bar T-Shirt Club, Tonga Hut, Steadfast Pomade and Tiki-Ti. Stop by their FB and IG pages and give them a like!

138 Rums of the Mai-Kai Symposium
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July 05, 2019 11:43 AM PDT
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Today we go into the Mai Kai's main dining room to join Jim "Hurricane" Hayward and special guest Matt Pietrek for their "Rums of the Mai-Kai" symposium direct from The Hukilau! Go on a virtual journey to the Caribbean to learn about the key rums and styles that have dominated The Mai-Kai’s acclaimed cocktails for more than 60 years!

This episode is sponsored by Tanduay Rum, Tiki Bar T-Shirt Club, Tonga Hut, Steadfast Pomade and Tiki-Ti. Stop by their FB and IG pages and give them a like!

137 Randy Avon and Nani Maka
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June 24, 2019 04:47 PM PDT
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Hosted by Tim "Swanky" Glazner, author of Mai Kai: History and Mystery of the Iconic Tiki Restaurant, we recorded this episode from The Hukilau in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For this session we are joined by Randy Avon, son of Pualani Mossman, the "Face of Hawaii" in the 1930's who modeled for Matson's Navigation Company, starred in "Song of the Islands" and was the inspiration for the song "Lovely Hula Hands." And joining us on this episode is Nani Maka, one of the Mai Kai's original Mystery Girls, the lead dancer at Yankee Clipper's Polynesian Room, star of "Pagan Island" and model for Bunny Yeager. Hear their iconic and historic stories of the early days of the Mai Kai, Hawaii and the height of the Hapa Haole era including the time that Randy witnessed Elvis Presley being taught how to sing the Hawaiian Wedding Song for the movie Blue Hawaii!

This episode is sponsored by Tanduay Rum, Heartland Hemp & Supply Co, The Magic Zombie Glass, Tiki Bar T-Shirt Club, Tonga Hut, Steadfast Pomade and Tiki-Ti. Stop by their FB and IG pages and give them a like!

136 Ruby Champagne
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June 17, 2019 05:32 PM PDT
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The Mexican Spitfire of Burlesque, Ruby Champagne is an award winning burlesque performer, dancer and pin-up model whose accolades include Miss Viva Las Vegas in 2010, Best Soloist at A-BurlyQ in 2012, Queen of Burlesque at the San Antonio Burlesque Festival in 2014 and most recently crowned as Miss Tiki Oasis in 2018. On this episode we chat with Ruby at her local tiki bar, The Bamboo Club in Long Beach, California. Hear how she got her start in burlesque, how it's changed over her 13 year career and who we think would best portray her if a movie were to be made about her life!

Website: www.rubychampagne.com
Social Media: @rubychampagne

This episode is sponsored by Tanduay Rum, Heartland Hemp & Supply Co, The Magic Zombie Glass, Tiki Bar T-Shirt Club, Tonga Hut, Steadfast Pomade and Tiki-Ti. Stop by their FB and IG pages and give them a like!

135 Nick Camara and Ken
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June 10, 2019 12:32 PM PDT
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Welcome to a special episode of Inside the Desert Oasis Room as we are joined by two titans in the tiki publishing game! Nick Camara, the founder of Tiki Magazine and Ken Holewczynski, the founder of Exotica Moderne, sit down together for a monumental meeting of the magazine minds to chat about their backgrounds, experiences and challenges of printing their respective magazines based around the tiki culture!

This episode is sponsored by Tanduay Rum, Heartland Hemp & Supply Co, The Magic Zombie Glass, Tiki Bar T-Shirt Club, Tonga Hut, Steadfast Pomade and Tiki-Ti. Stop by their FB and IG pages and give them a like!

134 Holden Westland
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June 03, 2019 04:47 PM PDT
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If you're a tiki fanatic like me and you've got a tiki mug collection of some sort, you most likely have something that's passed through the hands of Holden Westland. Holden is the founder, owner and CEO of Tiki Farm, the world's largest manufacturer of tiki mugs, bowls, bar products and more. On this episode we chat about the origins of Tiki Farm, how the mug business has changed over the years and what the future holds for his iconic brand!

This episode is sponsored by Tanduay Rum, Heartland Hemp & Supply Co, The Magic Zombie Glass, Tiki Bar T-Shirt Club, Tonga Hut, Steadfast Pomade and Tiki-Ti. Stop by their FB and IG pages and give them a like!

133 Analea Brown
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May 28, 2019 04:15 PM PDT
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Island Empire's first Tongan female Artist, Analea grew up in a big musical family. In fact, she's even cousins with the The Jets! On this episode we stop by her green room before a sold out show at the House of Blues to chat about her musical background, her song writing process and the meaning and motivation behind her new album, Queendom!

Website: www.analeabrown.com
FB/IG/Twitter: @analeabrown

This episode is sponsored by Tanduay Rum, Tonga Hut, Tiki Bar T-Shirt Club, Steadfast Pomade and Tiki-Ti. Stop by their FB and IG pages and give them a like!

132 Rina Bambina
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May 13, 2019 02:28 PM PDT
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Rina Bambina is a pin-up and retro model from Germany who's traveled all around the world! I met Rina at the world famous Tiki-Ti and two weeks later, we recorded this episode after a photo shoot with pin-up photographer Mitzi & Co inside the Desert Oasis Room. Hear how Rina got her start in pin-up and more interestingly, learn about what she does outside the world of pin-up; it's sure to surprise (and impress) you!

Website: www.rina-bambina.com
FB/IG/Twitter: @bambina_rina
Cover Photo: @mitziandco www.mitziandco.com

As always, I hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did bringing it to you. And if you did, hit that Subscribe button! Shares on your social media pages are always appreciated and if you'd like to help support the show, go to DesertOasisRoom.com!

This episode is sponsored by Tanduay Rum, Tonga Hut, Tiki Bar T-Shirt Club, Steadfast Pomade and Tiki-Ti. Stop by their FB and IG pages and give them a like!

131 Drew Brophy
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May 03, 2019 02:46 PM PDT
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Drew Brophy is a world reknown lifelong surfer and traveler who's career exploded in the late 1990's when he began painting surfboards using techniques he developed with water based paint pens. On this episode, we join Drew in his gallery and studio to chat about how he got his start as an artist, some fun stories of his travel adventures, his philosophies on life, and how his art has evolved and continues to evolve in this ever changing world.

Website: www.drewbrophy.com
FB/IG/Twitter: @drewbrophy @brophyartgallery

As always, I hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did bringing it to you. And if you did, hit that Subscribe button! Shares on your social media pages are always appreciated and if you'd like to help support the show, go to DesertOasisRoom.com to pick up some merch or make a donation!

This episode is sponsored by Tanduay Rum, Tonga Hut, Tiki Bar T-Shirt Club, Steadfast Pomade and Tiki-Ti. Stop by their FB and IG pages and give them a like!

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