Sunday, September 1, 2013

Tiki Oasis (Sunday at least...)

I don't know what it is, but I am never motivated to go to Tiki Oasis. You'd think I would be because it is a weekender that takes place here in San Diego. It just never sounds really exciting to me. Maybe its been the themes. Maybe its that I haven't been financially able to go (until recently). Or maybe I've just been too busy or lazy. I guess its all of the above.

Anyways, Fernando's band played the car show on Sunday so we made it out for that day at least. I had planned on wearing my fabulous 40s rayon Hawaiian shorts. When I put them on though, I realized that I bought these when I was about 10-15lbs heavier. Needless to say they didn't fit. I was running late so I threw on a dress I purchased recently from Kim and headed out the door.

Even though I wasn't decked out in Hawaiian I got a lot of compliments on my dress. I really do love it! Plus, it goes perfectly with my Miss L Fire wedges.

The car show was quite small. Only a few cars. I got drunk on rum and had a great time though. I got to see my San Francisco and LA friends too which made the day a lot of fun. Monica and I went through the vendors but didn't find anything. It was a lot of 60s Hawaiian. The few vendors that had 40s and 50s were asking a lot of $$. Oh well. I think I have plenty of Hawaiian at this point!

We stuck around to see Elvez and Big Sandy and Fernando and I even got some jiving in to DJ Okie Oran.

This girl was Miss Tiki Oasis and she performed with Elvez. She was super cute. Elvez is a trip!! If you ever get the chance to see him definitely do!!

My SF crew. So good to see them!

It was fun to finally go to Tiki Oasis but I am not sure I would make a whole weekend out of it in the future. I wish there were more bands I guess. The venue is great though and would be perfect for a rockabilly weekender. I didn't get a picture of the pool but it was really pretty. All the rooms have balconies too, looking over the pool area. I had fun though and got to see my friends so all in all it was a successful day out.

Monday, August 12, 2013

The Caezars 'When I'm Not a Foolish Kid'

Danny from the Caezars asked me if I would share their latest video with you guys. If you don't know, the Caezars are a rock n roll band based out of the UK. They played Viva Las Vegas 14 a few years back and generated a lot of buzz about them during that weekend because of their unique sound and energy on stage. They even appeared on TV with Tom Ingram as he plugged Viva on the news (watch it here). They aren't rockabilly, exactly. More like early Stones and Beatles mixed with Rockabilly, and some modern Hives thrown in. They definitely have that early 60s English garage band sound. Heavily influenced by American Rockabilly, but just as influenced by all the English bands that came afterwards. They used to be on Wild records but have moved on to Ambassador Records, which is releasing their newest album, 'Welcome to the Mainstream", which may be an appropriate title. I hadn't heard anything from these guys in a while and was wondering what they were up to. They added a fifth member and ditched the upright base and look more Mod than before. Glad to see they are still plugging away. Maybe they will make it out here for a US tour one of these days too.

Check em out:

This video makes me seriously crave pastries.

What do you guys think???

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