• Lee Joseph commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: The DVD of Tiki, Vol 1: Paradise Lost

    2013-01-21 18:45:36View | Delete

    Jochen – in the creation and production phase of this project, what was the most fun… the interviews? Editing all the pieces together? And what was the most difficult task? What aspect of this project do you find the most rewarding? Did any of the steps along the way take you by surprise?

  • Lee Joseph commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: The DVD of Tiki, Vol 1: Paradise Lost

    2013-01-21 18:35:49View | Delete

    Jochen, your DVD does a wonderful job of giving tiki its’ well deserved historical slant which will hopefully show many people that tiki is not just about kitsch and pop culture, but an important part of cultural history. With that sort of reference it gives the ‘movement’ a much deeper meaning to those who are attracted to the musical and design aspects. (BTW – my browser is refreshing ever so slowly tonight….)

  • Lee Joseph commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: The DVD of Tiki, Vol 1: Paradise Lost

    2013-01-21 18:27:34View | Delete

    My interest in tiki stems from being exposed via popular culture as a child – The Kon Tiki (Broadway and Swan, Tucson), in the neighborhood I grew up in opened in ’61 (and is STILL open!) – I also remember going to the Pago Pago room. My parents went to Vegas quite a bit in the’60s (they were in their ’40s when they had me and were not interested in camping – so I went to Vegas with them…) and loved the huge tiki outside of the Stardust as well as their Aku Aku restaurant. And of course, I went to Disneyland and saw the Tiki room – still have my very first tiki, a glow-in-the-dark pendant from the Disneyland gift store, circa 1969.

    I (re)discovered exotica music in Dec 1978 while hunting around a local Tucson thrift store for clothing and records, found a copy of Arthur Lyman’s “Taboo 2″ with the shrunken head on the cover. I was also just getting into punk and was buying anything that looked unusual. Took the record home, put it on and realized it was the same sort of music I heard playing at the Polynesian restaurants way back when…

  • Lee Joseph commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: The DVD of Tiki, Vol 1: Paradise Lost

    2013-01-21 18:08:15View | Delete

    Hi all!