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The Exotic Tiki Island Podcast – Vintage Hawaiian, Exotica, Island and Tiki music!
Aloha Friends, My name is “Tiki Brian” and I am fascinated with the Polynesian Pop culture (Tiki Culture). Over the past several years, I’ve been collecting vintage “Tiki” items including tiki mugs, art, decor and anything related. Above all, vintage Hawaiian, Exotica and Island related LP vinyl records are my passion. It’s amazing just how many of these records were made from the 40s 50s & 60s. Literally over 10,000+ records! I created this website so I could catalog the records I find and to share them online with other like minded people. I have well over 2,000 Hawaiian, Exotica LP’s and still counting. Many emails from people around the world expressed how much they enjoy viewing my record collection and the information that it provides but wished they could actually hear the music from these wonderful LP’s. That gave me the idea of starting a music podcast and play the music from my collection on the show. I wanted to break away from the norm and produce a show that was totally different from other podcast and radio shows. After some thought, I came up with the idea of traveling back in time to an exotic island in the south pacific. A place where you can leave all your troubles behind and relax while enjoying this music from a different time. Taking this idea one step further, I though it would add to the adventure by visiting different places on this island while incorporating the music to match each themed areas of the island. And so “The Exotic Tiki Island Podcast” was born! After the release of the 1st show, the response was OVERWHELMING! Emails and comments from all over the world began pouring in saying how much they’ve enjoyed the 1st show and when was the next one going to be released. I was quite surprised how many people enjoyed listening to this style of music as much as I do. Now 2 years later, The Exotic Tiki Island Podcast is now getting 1,000s of downloads every month with each new episode showing more downloads then the pervious. With the podcast off and running I wanted to turn my attention to some other request that I’ve received from fans of the show. The question often comes up “Are the LP’s on your website for sale? Can you make me a digital copy?”. We all know that making digital copies of an LP and selling them is illegal. But If you purchase the actual LP you are allowed to make a digital copy for your personal listening pleasure. It is also legal for me to provide this service for you when you purchase the original LP. As of this summer (2012), “Tiki Brian’s Online Tiki Store” is now open and it features vintage Hawaiian, Exotica and Island related music LP’s along with a digital copy. Plus I’ve added new sections to the online store that include: vintage Hawaiian, Exotica LP’s vintage tiki mugs vintage tiki men’s and women’ s clothing vintage island tropical decor
Be sure to check out my podcast “Exotic Tiki Island”. It features vintage Hawaiian, Exotica and Island related music from my personal LP record collection.
You can also subscribe to the show via iTunes (it’s a FREE).
I hope you enjoy browsing through the site and feel free to contact me or post comments.
Mahalo! Tiki Brian