Friday, December 24, 2021

Friday Night Videos

Friday Night Videos

Best Christmas song? Or best Christmas song ever? It's not a jolly holiday until the Kinks' play "Father Christmas."

Previously on Friday Night Videos... The Royal Guardsmen.

Now Playing: The Mona Lisa Twins Christmas Album
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Monday, December 20, 2021

Pufferfish ornament giveaway!

pufferfish ornaments
My latest episode of "A Moment of Tiki" is now live, and just like last year with Tiki Bob, I'm having another end of December giveaway! This year I've made pufferfish ornaments, just perfect for a tikified Christmas tree, Festivus aluminum pole or (to be totally honest) hanging year 'round in the the home tiki bar. They're cute. They're economy-sized. They're not cuddly, however.

I've made three different color variants to be given away free of charge, on my various social media platforms. And hey, if you don't win one, I lay out the how-to steps in my video for "A Moment of Tiki," so it's win-win for everyone! Here are the links:

All pages have their own rules for entry clearly stated. Good luck! The puffers need new homes for the holidays!

Now Playing: Frank Hunter White Goddess
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Friday, December 17, 2021

Friday Night Videos

Friday Night Videos

As a kid I loved the Royal Guardsmen, in particular their holiday tune, "Snoopy's Christmas." I remember back in college asking Sneaky Pete during one of his sing-alongs at the Flying Tomato if he knew it right after he'd performed "Snoopy vs. the Red Baron" and he'd never heard it. I miss those Sneaky Pete sing-alongs. But here's a rare video of the Royal Guardsmen performing the song on TV. Dig that glockenspiel player!

Previously on Friday Night Videos... Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra.

Now Playing: Various artists The Best of Christmas
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Tuesday, December 14, 2021


Way back in the early days of my tiki adventure, David invited me to be a guest on his Texas tiki-centric podcast titled (appropriately enough) "Marooned: A Texas Tiki Podcast." That experience led directly to my launching A Moment of Tiki, so if you were unsure of who to blame before, now you know.

But I digress. After nearly four years, I assume the trauma has faded from David's memory, because he returned to the scene of the crime for another podcast interview with me. I know. I'm baffled as well. Regardless, you can let my rambling soapbox soliloquies get into your ear holes at this link: Here's what David has to say about this outing:

Lagoon of Mystery Home Tiki Bar
Aloha, tikiphiles! Thanks for joining me for another episode of Marooned: A Texas Tiki Podcast. My guest this episode is long-time friend of the podcast and host of A Moment of Tiki, Jayme Lynn Blaschke.

It's been almost four years since Jayme's first appearance on the podcast and he was long overdue for his return.

To keep up to day with Jayme, you can follow him on Instagram, @lagoonofmystery. To follow A Moment of Tiki, you can join the A Moment of Tiki Facebook Group. To keep up to date with my tiki travels, you can follow me on Instagram, @davidphantomatic. To keep up to date with the podcast and the comings and goings of the tiki world, you can join the Marooned: A Texas Tiki Podcast Facebook Group. Until next time, okole maluna, y'all!
If you're a glutton for punishment, you may find my original interview from January of 2018 at

Now Playing: Elvis Presley If Every Day Was Like Christmas
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Friday, December 03, 2021

Friday Night Videos

Friday Night Videos

Well, it's December, and that means holiday music. Here's Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra hamming it up with a fluffy version of "Marshmallow World."

Previously on Friday Night Videos... Bowling for Soup.

Now Playing: Bob Romeo Aphrodesia
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