Happy Holidays from Diamond Dave’s Tiki Bunker!
Straight from Diamond Dave’s Tiki Bunker! Van Halen’s frontman delivers up some festive cheer in a new song titled “Talkin’ Christmas Blues” — just in time for the Holidays!
The Great Rothzonian posted a new video to ‘The Roth Show’s’ YouTube Channel today. The two minute-song features acoustic guitar and harmonica, and Dave singing a bit like Bob Dylan. The video shows Tikis wearing Santa hats, dancing girls wearing leis, Betty Boop, and snow falling on a beautiful tropical island with an erupting volcano. A sailing ship is waving the big VH flag…
Leave it up to Diamond to come up with something like that! Watch the video below:
This little video brings to mind the following quote from an old interview with Dave…
“We reconnoiter a super studio somewhere tropical, salt water, solar power, fly the entire mad dog and Englishman retinue, wives, girlfriends, household pets, favorite paintings, don’t pack light. Bring the palm trees, and we’ll go get someplace with a vaguely French name like ‘mosquito.’ We’ll spend three months down there, 90 days metric, putting together an entire album and rehearsing said material plus all the classic VH stuff by loading all of this 80 to a 120 person entourage onto between four and seven great, grandiose tall masted sailboats, and touring adjacent islands and playing at thatched roof, propeller in the ceiling bars on Friday and Saturday nights. I would hire the Coen Brothers and Sonnenfeld as our cinematographer to make a documentary with a twist. Build a sub-plot or four or five. Dinners on Friday nights will be replete and complete with 40-plus guests, doesn’t include the 120 original members-Quentin Tarantino, Heidi Fleiss…now I’m just going off the top of my head here, this is just the first 38 seconds of recon here. Then it becomes suddenly evident that we must tour. Well, that means we have to rehearse in Paris, London, NY, Miami and LA. Just to get the flavor, because you play like what you ate for dinner. And then we run the band through its paces in the Pacific Rim and South America.”
And one more thing—Who can spot the hidden VH lyrics in the video? What song are they from?