Kooper back from a three week vacation…I’ve been spending some time working on my new fiction book about a lounge lothario assassin …more on that in the coming weeks.
Great to be back in the Penthouse with all the Lounge and Exotica you need for your Swank Life.
This week we talk to Rory Snyder about Mod Palm Springs which is coming up in October, also I have some inconvenient truths about Classic Cars for you, Batman news for you,
I have a cool house with a great history to pick up if you have a spare 9 mil sitting around , I’ll announce the winner of our cd competition plus the latest and greatest lounge and exotica from across the globe!
Clouseux-Shot In the Dark
Cocktail Inn Stella By Starlight
Elmer Bernstein The Jazz At Waldos
Ferente and Teicher Che Si Dice
Carol Fredette Dancing In The Dark
Robert Conrad You’re Getting to Be A Habit With Me
Jimmy Vargas Zoetica Blues
Jim Spencer Nightfall
Henry Mancini Pink Panther Theme
Janice Borla Midnight Voyage
Buddy Greco- My Last Night In Rome
Jackie Gleason- Days Of Wine And Roses
Waitiki 7 -Similau
This week on the Cocktail Nation Radio Show Koop is giving you the chance to win a copy of “Music To Watch Girls By” .
To win all you you need to do is follow this LINK click “like” on the album cover on our Facebook page and a random winner will be chosen before 5pm Friday July 18 (Sydney Time) with the winner announced on this weekends show and across our website and social media.
Koop is on Vacation so let’s delve into the archives and head back a couple of years and head back to the movies with Kramer to talk about loungin bachelor pad movies and this week we explore the 1960 film The Apartment, got some Bond news for you plus an interesting email from a listener along with the best classic and new lounge and exotica from across the globe.
Frank Bennett Your just too hip baby
Halford Jetset Taboo
Knightsbridge Theme from the Apartment
Melody Gardot Mira
John Barry 7 James Bond Theme
Blossum Dearie Manhatten
Martini Kings Fly Me To The Moon
Shagxotica The Ghost of Augie Colon
Neal Hefti Cool Blue
Grace Knight It Ain’t Necessarily So
Walter Wanderly The Lonely One
Pink Martini Mayonaka No Bossa Nova
Morton Gould Speak Low
Don Ralke Blue Moon
Wynton Marsalis Loose Duck
Laurie Allyn Take Me In Your Arms
This week Koop Kooper is on vacation so a French inspired show we talk to LA crooner Mark Copeland, a couple of great websites for those into classic films, a useful website for our gal drivers …news from the world of swank and a whole lot more !
Lushy -French 75
Pink Matini -Sympathique
Mark Copeland -I love Paris
Eartha Kitt-Under The Bridges Of Paris
Frank Sinatra-fly Me To the Moon
Jack Cooper Terry Cooper-Cest Si Bon
Sammy Davis Jr-It’s alright with me
Sally Street-Gee Baby Ain’t I Good To You
Jack Costanzo—Street Scene
Dicky Doo and the Don’ts-Vive L Amour
Luiz Bonfa-Bossa Nova Cha Cha
Martin Denny-Bingo Oiwake
Sarah Vaughan – Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Back in 1992 I bought my first car, it also happened to be a classic car, a 1960 FB Holden. This car was a GMH product that looked a little like a squashed Chev.
It was an average size car with an underpowered six cylinder 128 engine.
What it lacked in power was made up by it’s awesome styling.
In 1992 there weren’t a lot on the road as daily drivers but quite a few of my young friends owned one because they were cheap to buy and were easy on parts.
I picked up mine for $4000 and it was a beauty. I took that car all over the country and didn’t have many issues. Today that car would be worth around $20000 which is hard to believe now and harder to swallow as I now wish I had kept the old girl !
Having owned classic cars all my life I have seen the prices rise slowly but surely and when the economy is slow they are hard to sell because it’s a little like owning a boat. You don’t really need one and for most they only run them on the weekend so it can make for an expensive hobby.
A recent insurance report claims that many are under insured due to the climbing of prices and that many have kept the car at a similar insurance level when they first purchased. Add into the mix that most people keep a classic car for ten or more years the value is likely to be far higher than one might expect.
So for the average person wanting to get into a classic car is going to find it a lot more expensive than in previous years which really means that classic cars are moving into the rich older mans territory. Thus making them a little more endangered and rare. My prediction is that eventually many will become so expensive to own that a lot of enthusiasts will not even want to back them out of the garage for fear of damage and lets face it, when you spend a lot on restoring car it be a nervous proposition.
Another possible scenario which can lead to endangered species status is the loss of knowledge. Most classic car devotees are in their sixties. Many of these guys are a wealth of knowledge and skill. The average mechanic is simply not equipped with the knowledge to properly repair or service cars of this vintage. Time after time I have found the people have done dodgy repairs and restoration of cars that is simply wrong. When you meet with one of the old cats that dig classic cars they have identified several missing items, wrong items or just poor restoration that whilst might not keep the car off the road, it does mean it doesn’t perform the way the manufacturer intended.
Several years ago I joined a Chrysler club, I turned up at the clubhouse for the monthly meeting and found that most members were at least thirty years older than me. Not a whole lot of fun for a young guy, but it was also intimidating as they tended to assume, and probably quite rightly so, that I didn’t know what I was doing.
The fact remains that fewer younger people are getting into classic cars and this is a major problem. Once the knowledge pool dries up and the older owners either die or get too old then one must wonder what happens to the cars.
More and more I see sales of cars with mentions in the ad that they are in bad health and can no longer maintain the car, or that their sons aren’t interested in the car.
This is a sad state of affairs and I wonder what happens to the car.
So, the knowledge and potentially the car are lost.
Now my predictions may only be realised in decades to come, but I can tell you that it’s happening. Sadly it is an inconvenient truth.
A big show once again as we delve into the world of easy listening orchestoral pop with expert and author on the subject Jack Crosley from New York…. new release to dvd that I am sure will interest you….some news from mr bongo Jack Costanzo and ofcourse a look at the world of swank.
Project Pimento—A Shot In The Dark
Scott Morschauvser-Somas Las Bolas
Frank Purcel-Only You
Jackie Davis-Love is just around the corner
Mantovani – Andalucia
Jack Costanzo-Can Can Overture
Arthur Lyman-Fire down below
Eartha Kitt-April in Portugal
Robert Drasnin-Warm Night Wind
Si Zenter-I’ve found a new baby
Diana Krall-You’re My Thrill
Royal Crown Revue-Take a long drink for me
Sally Street-I’m a Woman
Mark Copeland-Without a song
With MAD MEN coming to a series finale sometime in 2015, we’ve got plenty of time to speculate on how it might end. Will it end at 11:59 pm on December 31, 1969? Will there be another “watershed” moment like the passing of Burt Cooper? Or will the characters just go on with their lives, with the ending not really being an ending at all, but just another day that ends with a black frame in the middle of a senten…?
Chris Pinto from Tiki Lounge talk came up with five possible (but not very likely) endings to the final episode of MAD MEN.
Can’t wait for the MAD MEN Finale? Here’s 5 ways the MAD MEN series might end.