Inside the Desert Oasis Room

Inside the Desert Oasis Room

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Fun conversations with artists, musicians, entertainers, historians and more in the tiki, hawaiiana, island, surf, lowbrow and alternative cultures!


165 The Covid Chronicles - Jason Lee
Apr 2 • 42 min
On this edition of the Covid Chronicles we chat with musician, composer and industry professional, Jason Lee of Jason Lee and the RIP-tides! Jason chats with us about how he’s adjusted to the new reality we are all experiencing and how the corona virus…
164 The Covid Chronicles - Medusirena Marina and Kari Hendler
Mar 27 • 55 min
On our third installment of the Covid Chronicles we chat with Kari Hendler along with Marina the fire eating mermaid! This episode was recorded exactly one week ago today and it’s amazing how much things have changed since then. Between then and now,…
163 The Covid Chronicles - Ross “Tiki Boss” Aliotti
Mar 23 • 47 min
On this second episode of the Covid Chronicles we chat with Ross the “Tiki Boss” Aliotti! Ross recently returned from a visit to the Hawaiian Islands. While most of our lives were normal as he boarded the plane, things quickly turned south right after he…
162 The Covid Chronicles - Deejay Clulow and Chanel Herren
Mar 19 • 44 min
Today we start a new series of episodes we are calling The Covid Chronicles! At the moment I’m not really sure how many of these episodes we’ll be recording but as long as social distancing is being practiced to slow down the spread of Covid-19 we’ll be…
161 Squeezed Up Throwback Thursday
Mar 12 • 52 min
On this special Throwback Thursday edition, we revisit our session with the crew from the newly released documentary, Squeezed Up! Join us inside the Desert Oasis Room as we chat with the director, Dirk Behlau, executive producer, Stefan Immke and the…
160 Kirrah Amosa
Feb 24 • 29 min
Today we are joined by singer and songwriter, Kirrah Amosa! Kirrah recently relocated to Los Angeles, California from Canberra, Australia and is the latest addition to the Island Block Radio family. We chat about her songwriting process, musical…
32 Mike Buhen Jr & Sr of Tiki-Ti
Feb 16 • 41 min
On this episode we speak with Mike & Mike, Jr & Sr, owners of the legendary Tiki-Ti in Los Angeles, California. I first started going to Tiki-Ti somewhere around 1995 or so. It was a great place to grab a strong and tasty tropical drink on my way out to a…
20 Leroy Schmaltz & Bob Van Oosting of Oceanic Arts
Feb 16 • 53 min
On this episode of Inside the Desert Oasis Room I make a field trip to Oceanic Arts in Whittier, California and chat with the founders and living legends Leroy Schmaltz and Bob Van Oosting. They share many never-before-heard stories related to creating,…
31 Jordan T from House of Blues Anaheim
Feb 16 • 32 min
I’ve been a big fan of Jordan T since his first hit single “Sunset Tonight” on Island Radio back in 2014 and started following him on Instagram and eventually became Facebook friends with him. Over the years, I saw several of his shows here on the…
159 “Q” from Island Block Radio
Feb 14 • 42 min
Today we are joined by my friend “Q”, Producer and On Air Personality for Island Block Radio and Island Block TV. Q talks to us about how he got his start in radio, his thoughts on the future of radio, island music, guilty pleasures, bucket lists and…
158 John Philbin Returns
Feb 14 • 53 min
Today we welcome John Philbin back to the podcast! You might know John from his various movie characters over the past 3 decades including Turtle in North Shore, Nathaniel in Point Break, Tom McLaury in Tombstone, Chuck in Return of the Living Dead, Amos…
157 Devon Devereaux
Jan 28 • 35 min
Join us as we chat with artist Devon Devereaux on how he got his start in the world of pop surrealism, his influences, his creative process and what’s in store for 2020! Check out his websites at http://www.devondevereaux.com or http://www.creepytiki.com…
156 Hanford Lemoore and 20 Years of Tiki Central
Jan 17 • 73 min
On this episode we celebrate 20 years of Tiki Central! Join us at the Tonga Hut in North Hollwood, California and listen in on the festivities along with stories by Tiki Central members new and old, all followed by an exclusive chat with founder Hanford…
155 Desert Oasis Room at The Grotto Radio Show
Jan 7 • 88 min
For this first episode of 2020, we thought it would be fun to share our session at The Grotto Radio Show. On this episode we talk about Tiki music and play some of our favorites, from traditional South Pacific tribal drums to modern exotica and everything…
154 The Holiday Episode 2019
Dec 29, 2019 • 49 min
On this episode we have our friends share a fun or memorable Christmas or New Years Eve story. For this last episode of 2019, we’d like to thank our sponsors Tanduay Rum, Tiki Bar T-shirt Club, Tonga Hut, Tiki-Ti and Steadfast Pomade for their continued…
153 San Francisco Tiki Bar Review
Dec 20, 2019 • 47 min
On this episode I road trip up to the San Francisco bay with our friend Boris Hamilton. We visit and review our experiences at R&G Lounge, Pagan Idol, Zombie Village, The Buena Vista, Scoma’s, California Gold, Marin Joe’s and Bon Voyage. Special thanks to…
152 Kiddie Cocktails with Stuart Sadler
Dec 9, 2019 • 44 min
For this holiday season, we thought it would be fun to flashback to Tiki Oasis 2019 and listen in on Stuart Sandler’s symposium entitled Kiddie Cocktails. Stuart is a font designer and publisher, graphic designer and author of the book, Kiddie Cocktails.…
151 Mai Tai Mafia
Nov 29, 2019 • 58 min
This episode is part 2 of our visit to the 2nd Annual OCUSBG Tiki Night at Tiki Farm! On this episode we are joined by the Mai Tai Mafia and listen in on their club presentation of what makes up this fun and unique collaboration with Nathan Hazard from…
150 2nd Annual OCUSBG TIki Night at Tiki Farm
Nov 19, 2019 • 60 min
Today we record live from the 2nd Annual Orange County United States Bartenders Guild’s Tiki Meeting hosted by Tiki Farm, the world’s largest manufacturer of tiki mugs and chat with our friend Benny, the OCUSBG founder and president along with Holden…
149 Jerry Berta (the Rainbow Professor) and Mike Souriolle (Gecko)
Nov 5, 2019 • 34 min
Today we go into Max’s South Seas Hideway’s private ceramics studio to chat with their in-house sculptor, artist and ceramicist, Jerry Berta to learn about their kiln to table concept in which all tiki mugs, volcano bowls, pupu platters and more are…