Thursday, July 30, 2009

Martin Denny Video

Hawaii Calls was a radio show that ran from 1935 to 1975. It was hosted by Webley Edwards from the Moana Surfrider Hotel on Waikiki Beach. Hawaii Calls featured Hawaiian music performed live from the courtyard at the center of the hotel and under its famous Banyan tree. At its height it broadcast to over 750 stations around the world. In this video Martin Denny performs Quiet Village.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Moon Landing

The Cosmic portion of the Cosmic Tiki Lounge would like to take a moment to remember the 40th anniversary of the crew of Apollo 11 landing on the moon. At 2017 UTC, July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin touched down on the surface of the moon, while Michael Collins orbited above them .
Unfortunately, the Apollo astronauts found no sign of the rumored Tiki bar and humans have not returned since.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Petty Booka

I first came across Petty Booka at a display at a Borders Book Store. I ended up buying the CD they were displaying. Although Petty Booka has gone though a few different iterations this lineup consists of 2 Japanese girls who play ukulele and sing.

I once heard Dennis Miller use Petty Booka as part of a joke. I don't remember the joke, or if it was actually funny, but I do remember that I was pretty impressed with myself for actually getting the joke.

In this video they cover the Connie Francis hit "Pretty Little Baby". The video is set on the beach at Waikiki.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Independence Day

Red White and Blue Sangria

If you're looking for a patriotic drink to serve today, try this:

1 bottle dry white wine
1/2 cup triple sec
1/4 cup citrus- or berry-flavored vodka
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup simple syrup
3/4 cup blueberries
3/4 cup hulled and sliced strawberries
3/4 cup raspberries
1/2 cup pineapple chunks
Combine all ingredients in a large glass punch bowl or pitcher and stir well.
Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours. Serve over ice.
Serves 7.
Recipe from "101 Sangrias and Pitcher Drinks" Kim Haasarud

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