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December 6, 2008 at 7:14am

Curtis Salgado is a living legend - thankfully

BOBBLE TIKI: TONIGHT AT JAZZBONES >>>

L_e4ae27749348bdb6e1ba2a8a2706e36b Bobble Tiki loves a good story about overcoming long odds. It's one of the reasons he thinks he should receive extra credit from his bosses here at the Weekly Volcano for making it to work on time on Mondays. Few, if any, expect Bobble Tiki to pull off the feat on a regular basis. When he does, Bobble Tiki feels it's worth a pat on the back.

For a real story of overcoming long odds, blues fans in our area need look no further than tonight's show at Jazzbones in Tacoma, when Portland, Oregon-based Curtis Salgado takes the stage.

To read Bobble Tiki's full column on the show in the latest issue of the Weekly Volcano, click here.

Filed under: Bobble Tiki, Music, Tacoma,

December 1, 2008 at 12:44pm

Taste the holiday spirit

BOBBLE TIKI: THE ART OF CHOCOLATE CANDY MAKING >>>

The holidays. Love ’em or loathe ’em, they’re here, complete with fudge, stuffed mushrooms, plump guys in red suits and parties! Pot luck, probably. Bobble Tiki already juggles a stack of invites and might even volunteer (or, more likely, be volunteered) to throw a bash too. And now that good ol’ Aunt Ho has retired to Florida and taken up windsurfing, Bobble Tiki can’t count on the fam to prepare the holiday candy.

Therefore, Bobble Tiki has to head to school.

Tomorrow Bayview School of Cooking hosts Olympian chocolatier Bruce Tegarden, owner of Fine Art Chocolates, who will teach the fundamentals of chocolate, its properties, varieties and tempering process.

Taste Tegarden’s sweet success with a sampling of port, too.

[Bayview Thriftway, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 6-8:30 p.m., $40, 516 Fourth Ave. W., Olympia, 360.352.4901]

LINK: South Sound Restaurant Guide

November 29, 2008 at 8:59am

Tiki excitement

BOBBLE TIKI: THIS WOODY IS FOR HELL'S BELLES >>>

Tonight at Hell's Kitchen in Tacoma, Hell's Belles, the world's premier all female AC/DC tribute band, will do what they do best - get the crowd frothing with excitement for Aussie rock and roll. Even better, they'll do it twice - playing an all ages show and a 21+ engagement - and the shows will only be a precursor to AC/DC's stop at the Tacoma Dome tomorrow.

It simply doesn't get much more exciting. To read Bobble Tiki's full column on the subject in this week's issue of the Weekly Volcano, click here.

Filed under: Bobble Tiki, Music, Tacoma,

November 24, 2008 at 2:14pm

Lighten up Bobble Tiki

BOBBLE TIKI: ZOOLIGHTS IS YOUR BETTER OPTION >>>

Although the holidays are a time for joy and light, Bobble Tiki will spend hours trying, unsuccessfully, to string lights around the hut in some presentable fashion. Bobble Tiki’s fingers will grow raw and numbed as family members shout orders through a bullhorn.  This is Dante’s second circle of Hell for Bobble Tiki.  And you’ll drive by Bobble Tiki’s hut, point and laugh at his Hawaiian manger. Don’t risk driving by after his third eggnog â€" head to ZooLights.

Billed as the Northwest’s premier light display, ZooLights opens Friday with animated light sculptures as well as ice skating puffins, snacking pandas and roaring lions and more. While enjoying your stroll, sipping hot chocolate, be thankful you’re not in charge of this holiday light display.

Is this the first year Zoolights is open on Christmas? Bobble Tiki can't remember.

[Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, Nov. 28-Jan. 4, 5-9 p.m., closed Dec. 24, $5.50 at Bartell Drugs, $7 at gate, 5400 N. Pearl St., north Tacoma, 253.591.5337]

LINK: Mahalo to Exit133

Filed under: Bobble Tiki, Holidays, Tacoma,

November 22, 2008 at 8:12am

The right stuff... for 1990

BOBBLE TIKI: RIGHT OR WRONG, NKOTB IS BACK >>>

New_kids1a That’s right, now aging teenage girls of the late ’80s and early’90s, Donnie, Jordan, Joey, Jonathan and that other one are back â€" collectively known as the New Kids on the Block â€" and tonight they’ll be hitting the Tacoma Dome.

And they say they have the right stuff.

Check out Bobble Tiki's full article on the pop culture happening in the latest issue of the Weekly Volcano by clicking here.

Filed under: Bobble Tiki, Music, Tacoma,

November 11, 2008 at 9:44am

All Freakin’ Night

BOBBLE TIKI: OFF UNTIL THE BREAK OF DAWN >>>

Screamers The late-night mini-fest of blood-injected spazzmatic anti-cinema All Freakin' Night is sure to cause at least one of Bobble Tiki’s major organs to fail, screens Saturday night as part of the Olympia Film Festival.  Beginning at midnight and running through early morning Sunday, “Invaders From Mars,” “House By The Cemetery,” “Tokyo Gore Police,” “Nightmare In A Damaged Brain,” and “Screamers” will flicker with enough carnage to terrify, not just sicken. 

Hosts Dave “Of The Dead” Beacham and Josh “The Cannibal Eater” Anderson will pass out enough coffee to keep your head spinning â€" completely around.  Wedged between the movies will be a gruesome costume, horror scream and maniacal laugh contests with plenty of putrid prizes.

[Capitol Theater, Saturday, Nov. 15, midnight, $10-$15, Capitol Theater, 206 E. Fifth Ave., 360.754.6670]

LINK: Watch a movie today

Filed under: Bobble Tiki, Olympia, Screens,

November 5, 2008 at 8:25am

Make Tacoma Safe and Clean

BOBBLE TIKI: FORCE TO BE SAFE AND CLEAN >>>

Bobble Tiki’s things that Mrs. Tiki has thrown out so he’ll be safe and clean:

1. Ikea-type desk/bookcase with fake-teak laminate inherited from a roommate ("accidentally" broken)

2. Paperback books purchased from library discard sales

3. Clothes Bobble Tiki hasn’t worn in more than a year

4. Pair of flip-flops that had somehow lasted from when he was 15

5. Chair stolen (by a friend â€" Bobble Tiki was only the look-out) from his college during a pub night

6. Magnetic traveling chess set with lost men replaced by fridge magnets


Things the City of Tacoma is doing to make it safe and clean:

1. Operate a Web site so Tacomans may follow the 22 teams working to Make Tacoma Safe and Clean, as requested by City Manager Eric Anderson back in April 2008. Daily updates are now being posted here.

2. Offer a newsfeed so the public may follow efforts to make Tacoma safe and clean.

November 1, 2008 at 7:00am

Tattoo ink and Stumptown Coffee

BOBBLE TIKI: SUPERNOVA AND SATELLITE HAVE REASON TO CELEBRATE >>>Tiki Photo 10:30

Bobble Tiki loves him a good cup of coffee. Admittedly, Bobble Tiki has never really been amused when people use the phrase “loves him a …” but in the case of coffee, Bobble Tiki’s willing to let even the most annoying of vernaculars slide.

Bobble Tiki’s a quad shot kind of guy. He has been since the beginning. Good coffee helps Bobble Tiki make it through the day, and good coffee helps Bobble Tiki have the motivation to drag his groggy, boxed wine soaked Tiki head out of bed every morning.

When it comes to coffee in Tacoma, few if any do it better than Satellite Coffee on Division near Wright Park. Part of a group of hip local businesses that also includes Supernova Hair and Tattoo, Satellite Coffee will celebrate its one year birthday this Saturday, Nov. 1. At the very same time Supernova will celebrate what owner Pat Brown calls a “grand reopening.” Since the people behind both businesses are close friends, and they all work together as a team, Supernova and Satellite will party together for the celebration, inviting Bob Wayne, along with Eddie Spaghetti and Ron Heathman of the Supersuckers (Heathman’s a co-owner of Satellite, and Brown plays with Bob Wayne) to dish out some rock, while the masses are invited to check out upgrades made to Supernova and drink free French press coffee from upstairs.

Brilliant.

To read Bobble Tiki's full column on the Supernova grand reopening in the latest issue of the Weekly Volcano, click here.

Photo courtesy of Myspace

Filed under: Bobble Tiki, Music, Tacoma,

October 31, 2008 at 9:11am

Boo!

BOBBLE TIKI: CHECK OUT THE PARTIES TONIGHT >>>

Bobble-for-News As a child in elementary school, Bobble Tiki dreaded the arrival of Halloween, not because there were scary ghosts and goblins or because Bobble Tiki was afraid of the dark (’cause he wasn’t, OK!), but because Bobble Tiki always ended up looking like a big dork.

Bobble Tiki’s dad waited till the last minute to make him a costume. One Halloween, just before he drove Bobble Tiki to school, he threw a roll of toilet paper in Bobble Tiki’s room and said, “Here you go, Bobble, you’re a mummy!” Sadly, it was the end of the roll so Bobble Tiki had to go to school in his brother’s oversized, white Adidas tracksuit with his head poorly wrapped in buttwipe. Needless to say, it was a little humiliating (although Bobble Tiki was not as humiliated as the guy dressed as Crazy Garbage Bag Man). From that moment on Bobble Tiki vowed to plan his costume well in advance and put a little thought into it.

So, tonight, when you spot Freddy Mercury Krueger (hat, sweater, claws, buckteeth and big ’stache) show him a little love.  And, please, if you spot toilet tissue on his shoe step on it.

The good news is virtually every bar, club, and music venue in the South Sound has a special event planned tonight.  For Bobble Tiki to select just one would be as impossible as naming his favorite Andy Gibb song. Check out the Weekly Volcano's club calendar here and get your Boo! on.

October 27, 2008 at 11:51am

Red badge of stupidity

BOBBLE TIKI: CHECKING IN FROM MAUI >>>

Pappi's-back Pappi Swarner left his mark on Baldwin Beach in Maui yesterday. The locals around the campfire said he was now "one of them."

He proved it again that night at Moose McGillycuddy's when he survived an Electric Ice Tea Storm.

Filed under: Bobble Tiki,

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