Jonpaul Balak - Fiberglass Jungle
Saturdays 2 - 4 PM PT
Fiberglass Jungle host Jonpaul Balak has been intimately involved with the Southern California Surf Music scene for many years as a die-hard fan, collector, performer and journalist. He is the bass player for “Planet Earth’s Longest Running Modern Surf Band,” Insect Surfers and for 21st-century Exotica septet The Tikiyaki Orchestra, and has performed with artists including The Ghastly Ones, The Boardwalkers, Surfer Joe, The Disasternauts, 3 Balls of Fire, Project Pimento, John Blair, and Paul Johnson, among others. Jonpaul was a staff member of Tiki Magazine since its inception in 2005, serving as photo editor as well as photographing and writing about Tiki/Polynesian Pop culture and its history. His work has appeared in Sippin’ Safari and Beachbum Berry Remixed, Tiki Mugs: Cult Artifacts of Polynesian Pop, Tiki Road Trip (2nd ed.) and numerous other publications. He holds a BA in Musicology from UCLA and resides in Venice, California, engulfed by books, music, musical instruments and Tiki artifacts.