Cocktail Nation Adds Another Syndicate Station To The List

Koop Kooper at The Cocktail Nation is proud to announce that effective immediately The Cocktail Nation Radio Show will be heard on Bear Manor Media Radio

Host and Producer of The Cocktail Nation Koop Kooper said that he is pleased to add another station to the list of ways people can access the Lounge And Exotica of the Cocktail Nation.

“Bear Manor Radio is a splendid online station that has an incredible lineup of shows and we are certainly proud to be part of this cavalcade of stars”

Media- KAPLAN PR. gkaplan@mail.com

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Cocktail Nation 320 Clouseaux

This week we find out about a new release from Clouseaux, the passing of a film great. The death of the worlds oldest working jazz musician, a wonderful documentary on Pan Am and ofcourse the best Lounge and Exotica from across the globe!

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Adam Smale Blues To Yous

Narco Lounge Combo The Palms

Clouseux Search For A Vulcan

Martin Denny Tune From Rangoon

Janice Borla Lennies Pennies

James Spencer The Start Of Our Affair

Julie London Fly Me To The Moon

Barney Kessel Something For Cat

Barbara Lusch Light My Fire

Hans Karl Blue Scooter

Bobby Darin Charade

Neal Hefti Scene Of The Crime

Chris Connor I get a Kick Out Of You

Stolen Idols Invitation

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Cocktail Nation 319 Mod Palm Springs

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!

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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

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Win a Copy of “Music To Watch Girls By”

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.

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Classic Cars, Are they An Endangered Species?

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.

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Can’t wait for the MAD MEN Finale? Here’s 5 ways the MAD MEN series might end.

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.

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