Saturday, November 7, 2009

COCKTAIL NATION #99 ~ JACK JONES!

COCKTAIL NATION #99 ~ JACK JONES!

Thanks Tiki Shark, it’s Koop Kooper and the Cocktail Nation relaxing at the end of the week. The weather is warming up in Sydney and the party season is in full swing. Coming up on the show, we find out about the life of Jack Jones, there’s new music from Waitiki 7 and Don Tiki, plus all the regular Cocktail Nation features!

PLAYLIST:

The Mike Flowers Pops ~ Wonderwall
Combustible Edison ~ Millionaires Holiday
Jack Jones ~ The Mood I’m In
Chris Connor ~ S’Wonderful
Jack Costanzo ~ Latin Fever
Hugo Montenegro ~ Come Spy With Me
Waitiki 7 ~ Coronation
Tikiyaki Orchestra ~ Bachelor Number3
Chaino ~ Sumac
Esquivel ~ Latin-esque
Liz Geyson ~ You turn me on baby
Don Tiki ~ The Forbidden Finger
Mancini ~ A shot in the dark
Frank Sinatra ~ Strangers in the Night
Fire and Theft ~ Tainted Dream
Jackie Gleason ~ I’m in the Mood for Love


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STUMPTOWN!

STUMPTOWN!

WRITER GREG RUKA AND ARTIST MATTHEW SOUTHWORTH GET THEIR ED BRUBAKER ON IN THIS VERY CRIMINAL-LIKE COMIC . . .


Superstar writer Greg Rucka (WHITEOUT, DETECTIVE COMICS) embarks on his first creator-owned series since the Eisner Award-winning QUEEN & COUNTRY! Dex is the proprietor of Stumptown Investigations, and a fairly talented P.I. Unfortunately, she's less adept at throwing dice than solving cases.


Her recent streak has left her beyond broke-she's into the Confederated Tribes of the Wind Coast for 18 large. But maybe Dex's luck is about to change. Sue-Lynne, head of the Wind Coast's casino operation, will clear Dex' debt if she can locate Sue-Lynne's missing granddaughter.

But is this job Dex's way out of the hole or a shove down one much much deeper?

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CINDERELLA ~ FROM FABLETOWN WITH LOVE #1!

CINDERELLA ~ FROM FABLETOWN WITH LOVE #1!

CHRIS ROBERSON AND SHAWN MCMANUS!

When supernatural artifacts from the Homelands begin surfacing in the modern world, it falls to Cinderella, Fabletown's best kept (and best dressed) secret agent to stop the illegal trafficking.

But can Cindy foil the dark plot before Fabletown and its hidden, exiled inhabitants are exposed once and for all? And how does her long lost Fairy Godmother factor into the equation? Whether she's soaring through clouds, deep-sea diving, or cracking jaws, Cindy travels from Manhattan to Dubai and hooks up with a handsome, familiar accomplice who may be harboring secret motives of his own.

Meanwhile, trouble brews back home in Fabletown when Cindy's overworked, underappreciated assistant decides to seize control of The Glass Slipper, Cindy's exclusive shoe boutique.

Writer Chris Roberson (occasional contributor to HOUSE OF MYSTERY and JACK OF FABLES), artist Shawn McManus (SANDMAN, THESSALY: WITCH FOR HIRE) and evocative new cover painter Chrissie Zullo deliver Cindy's first major solo adventure replete with sex, spies and magical shoes in the 6-issue CINDERELLA: FROM FABLETOWN WITH LOVE.

On sale November 4!

FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE

HEAT ~ A CAT LOVE STORY!

JONNY BLU @ VIBRATO!

JONNY BLU @ VIBRATO!

THIS IS GOING TO BE GREAT!!!

OUT OF THE BLUE ~ RITA COOLIDGE (1996)!

OUT OF THE BLUE ~ RITA COOLIDGE (1996)!

HERE’S AN ESOTERIC TAKE ON SOME BLUES,SOUL, AND LOUNGE SSTANDARDS BY A TRADITIONALLY COUNTRY/POP SINGER WITH A WONDERFUL VOICE . . .

TRACK LISTING


01. Mean to Me
02. Am I Blue
03. Hallelujah I Love Him
04. Call It Stormy Monday
05. For the Good Times
06. Black Coffee
07. Bring It On Home to Me
08. Nobody Wins
09. The Man I Love
10. When the Night Rolls In
11. Out of the Blues


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AN EVENING AT THE BUDDIES LOUNGE #76!

AN EVENING AT THE BUDDIES LOUNGE #76!

Join the BIG W every Friday evening as he continues to explore, with drink in hand, the Space-Age Pop Hi-Fi musical sounds of the 1950’s and the 1960’s in LIVING STEREO!

PLAYLIST:

• Don’t Rain On My Parade - Shirley Bassey
• Lullaby Of Birdland - Floyd Cramer
• Walkin’ My Baby Back Home - James Darren
• Cliffhanger - Edwin Astley
• Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend - Julie London
• Hello Dolly - Peter Nero
• ‘Tain’t What You Do - Si Zentner & Johnny Mann Singers
• Song On The Jet - Walter Wanderley
• They Go To San Diego - Mel Tormé
• Just You, Just Me - Art Van Damme Quintet
• Song Is You - Buddy Greco
• Rio Junction - Enoch Light
• Your Other Love - Dean Martin
• People Will Say We’re In Love - Bob Thompson
• Let’s Get Away From It All - Frank Sinatra
• My Number One Love - Esquivel
• (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 - The Four Freshman
• Forty-Second Street - Don Lamond
• That Certain Feeling - Bob Hope
• Bye Bye Blackbird - Billy May
• Artificial Flowers - Bobby Darin

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JAVA’S BACHELOR PAD RADIO SHOW!

JAVA’S BACHELOR PAD RADIO SHOW!

11/6/09

PLAYLIST:


Esquivel—Mini Skirt (Theme Music)
Al Hirt—Nature Boy
Vic Damone—Little Girl
Mel Henke—Farmer John
Los Albinos—Swinging Conga
Martini Kings—Swingin' Shepherd Blues
Jack Costanzo & His Orchestra—Twang
Dean Elliott—Let's Go
Jim Tyler & His Orchestra—Something's Coming
June Christy—I'll Take Romance
Eydie Gorme & Steve Lawrence—I've Heard That Song Before
Leo Addeo And His Orchestra—Love Is Just Around The Corner
Astronauts—Kookie's Mad Pad
Henry Mancini—Chime Time
Perez Prado—One For My Baby
Astrud Gilberto—Beach Samba
Xavier Cugat—Rum And Coca-Cola
Peggy Lee—From Now On
Tito Puente & His Orchestra—Noche De Rhonda
Mel Tormé—Broadway
Johnny Hawksworth—Jane Bond Theme
Irving Joseph—Stool Pigeon
Buddy Morrow—I'll Get By

Don Ralke & His Orchestra—My One and Only
Hugo Montenegro—Swanee River Boogie
Tikiyaki Orchestra—Tabu for Two
Martin Denny—Jungle Flower
Jeri Southern—An Occasional Man
Tito Rodriguez—Theme From "The Apartment"
Dean Martin—Mean To Me
Don Tiki—Pajama Tops
Warren Barker—Deep Night
Bernie Green—Under Paris Skies

Dick Jacobs—Pisces: Beneath The Reef
Les Baxter—Radar Blues
Frank Sinatra—The Lady Is A Tramp
Ralph Flannigan—Hot Toddy
Count Basie & Tony Bennett—With Plenty Of Money And You
Bald Bill Hagan—A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody
Keely Smith—On The Sunny Side Of The Street

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BEAT TO A PULP #49!

BEAT TO A PULP #49!

MORTIFICATION BY SOPHIE LITTLEFIELD

HERE’S THE WORD FROM BTAP EDITOR DAVID CRANMER:


Sophie Littlefield's, A Bad Day for Sorry has elicited numerous favorable reviews. Oline Cogdill writing in the South Florida Sun Sentinel says, "Littlefield's exciting debut should be the start of an even more exciting series." Kirkus Reviews said, "First-timer Littlefield creates characters with just the right quirks who charm..."

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sophie's first novel (A Bad Day for Sorry, St. Martin's Minotaur, August '09) features a rural Missouri housewife-turned-vigilante, and appeared on the San Francisco Chronicle and IMBA bestseller lists. Her young adult novel, Banished, will be released in fall 2010. Her award-winning short stories have appeared in a variety of publications. Sophie lives in Northern California with her husband and two teenagers. Visit her at
www.sophielittlefield.com/

Haven’t read Bad Day yet? You can order it from your local bookstore or through Amazon.com. And while you are waiting for it to arrive, here is BTAP’s first procedural with Sophie’s brilliant Mortification.

TO READ MORTIFICATION CLICK HERE

NEXT: CONJUGAL BY FRED SNYDER

RED PANDA ADVENTURES #53!

RED PANDA ADVENTURES #53!

NEW FROM DECODER RING THEATRE!

MURDER WEARS A MASK!


The newspapers trumpet murder and mayhem almost every day, and there's more than enough to keep the Terrific Twosome of Toronto busy in their own hometown. So why are they racing off to the Big Apple in spite of their own strict "no meddling" policy? Can even the Red Panda bring the guilty to justice when... Murder Wears a Mask!

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Friday, November 6, 2009

19 NOCTURNE BOULEVARD ~ THE ROOKIE!

19 NOCTURNE BOULEVARD ~ THE ROOKIE!

WRITTEN BY JULIE HOVERSON


In a dark future where serial killers roam industrial apartment complexes, a young man fights to make his mark...

CAST:

Lucas / Doorbell Mike - Michael Faigenblum
Bella - Julie Hoverson
Kelvin - Kim Turner
The Vestal - Megan Lane
Retributo - Jerry Bennett

THE PRESS
Mandy - Melissa Pang
Bob - J. Spyder Isaacson
Fred - Jeff Pittman
June - Kate Waterous
Gary - Jeff Taylor

OTHER VOICES

Agatha - Marge Lutton
Louie Louie - Reynaud LeBeouf
Concerned Neighbor - Pat McNally
Elevator operator & Man on Phone - Glen Hallstrom
Dudes - Reynaud LeBoeuf, Cole Hornaday, George Dunn
Opening girl - Tanja Milojevic (Lightning Bolt Theater of the Mind)

Music by Peer Gynt Lobogris (also located on Jamendo)
19 Nocturne theme & Chainsaw Chucky music: Kevin MacLeod (Incompetech.com)
Chainsaw Chucky theme sung by Julie Hvoerson
Editing and Sound: Julie Hoverson
Cover Design: Brett Coulstock

"What kind of a place is it?

Why it's a residential corridor, deep in the bowels of an industrial apartment complex, in a very dark, and possibly very near, future, can't you tell?"

TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE

PULPDOM #57!

PULPDOM #57!

NOW AVAILABLE ~ FEATURING AN ARTICLE ON LESTER DENT / DOC SAVAGE!


THE CONTENTS INCLUDE:

"Dent and Doc" by Bill Garwood

"ADVENTURE - 1938" by Kurt Shoemaker
"The Black Jarl" Part 3 of 4 by Johnston McCulley

Front cover: Walter Baumhofer
This issue has a full color front cover and is profusely illustrated with full color and black & white illustrations.

Back issues are available as print on demand: $10 (color) and $6 (black & white) each (postpaid) anywhere in USA.

Five issue subscriptions are $30.Contact C. E. Cazedessus II, P.O. Box 2340, Pagosa Springs, Colorado 81147

Email:
moonfire@frontier.net
TO VISIT THE NEW PULPDOM WEBSITE CLICK HERE

THE BIG BOOK OF BRONZE #2!

THE BIG BOOK OF BRONZE #2!

NOW AVAILABLE!


The Big Book of Bronze #2 is truly big, fun and informative. Every article is about the subject of Doc Savage. This year's book contains 21 articles by such authors as: Terry Allen, Stephen Blotner, Paul Cook, Jeff Deischer, Win Eckert, Bryan Hollerbach, Glenn Horner, William Lampkin, Will Murray, S.C. Ringgenberg, Courtney Rogers, Jay Ryan and Art Sippo.

It also features artwork by Tim Faurote, Jay Ryan and Scotty Philips. In addition there are three challenges.

Full color cover and B&W interior.
Paperback, 172 pages, $14.99

FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE

DOUBLE O SECTION ~ ALEX RIDER CONTEST!

DOUBLE O SECTION ~ ALEX RIDER CONTEST!

TO CELEBRATE THE THIRD BLOGIVERSARY OF THE DOUBLE O SECTION BLOG, TANNER IS RUNNING A CONTEST FOR A FIRST AMERICAN EDITION OF THE NEWEST ALEX RIDER ADVENTURE, CROCODILE TEARS!

FOR ALL THE INTEL CLICK HERE

PIRATE LATITUDES ~ UK BOOK TRAILER!

PIRATE LATITUDES ~ UK BOOK TRAILER!

HARD CASE CRIME UPDATE!

HARD CASE CRIME UPDATE!

HERE’S THE WORD FROM HARD CASE CRIME EDITOR CHARLES ARDAI . . .

Each year, the publishing industry bible PUBLISHERS WEEKLY puts together a list of the 100 best books of the year, choosing from more than 50,000 titles. This year, they chose the first Gabriel Hunt novel – HUNT AT THE WELL OF ETERNITY – for this honor.

We couldn't be happier, both for Gabriel and for his co-author, the estimable James Reasoner. We're proud of the book and hope this recognition will get some folks to pick up a copy who otherwise might never have heard about it.

Speaking of picking up a copy...Gabriel's third adventure, HUNT AT WORLD'S END (co-authored by Nick Kaufmann), has just hit bookstores, and if you haven't read it yet, you're in for a treat.

As an extra incentive to get it, we're making a special offer to people on this mailing list: Go out and buy a copy of HUNT AT WORLD'S END, have someone snap a photo of you reading it, and e-mail the photo to
AdventuresOfGabrielHunt@gmail.com – and we'll e-mail you back an electronic copy (pdf format) of the fourth book in the series, HUNT BEYOND THE FROZEN FIRE. This one's co-authored by Christa Faust, recently nominated for the Edgar Award for her Hard Case Crime novel MONEY SHOT, and it won't be available in stores until next April. You can be the first on your block to read it!

For extra points, include an element of adventure garb in the photo – a fedora, a bullwhip, or at least a look of fierce determination. Our favorite photos will go up on our Web site. (If you're shy and would prefer for us not to post your photo, that's fine, just let us know...)

The deadline for sending us your photos is November 30. So get those cameras out and start snapping!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

FORGOTTEN BOOKS: BLACKSTONE’S FANCY BY RICHARD FALKIRK!

FORGOTTEN BOOKS: BLACKSTONE’S FANCY BY RICHARD FALKIRK!

In the early 1970s, two mystery writers separately discovered a previously spotted an unserviced mystery fiction time period, which they then exploited somewhat successfully for a decade or so.

At the time the vogue in detective fiction was resolutely High Victorian (post the Great Exhibition), Ted Willis's 1960s television creation Sergeant Cork having done much to foster a fascination for a period at once so glitteringly opulent and breathtakingly squalid. Peter Lovesey performed a similar service for readers. His early Sergeant Crabb novels were mystery best-sellers from Wobble to Death (1970) onwards.

While other fictioneers jumped on the Victorian-police bandwagon, Richard Falkirk (pseudonym for journalist and spy novelist Derek Lambert) and Jeremy Sturrock, quite unknown to each other, eschewed slavish imitation, remembering that before the Peelers portrayed by Sergeants Cork and Crabb were the Bow Street Runners, known as thieftakers.

Sturrock (the alias as well as chief character of art director Ben Healey) evoked the 1800s through to Waterloo in fine rumbustious style, his novels rich in thieves' cant, memorable oaths, and comic violence.

Falkirk's depiction of the same period was altogether quieter, and darker – although the livelier, not to mention gamier, aspects of the time were not ignored.

Of the two series, however, it is Falkirk’s creation, thieftaker Edmund Blackstone, who still stays with me. Partly, I think this was because of the stylized cover art on the novels, but mostly because I found Falkirk’s storytelling to be more accessible.

Ultimately, there were eight Sturrock novels published over nearly two decades (1972-87). The last, The Thistlewood Plot, was only issued in America, where the books sold extremely well under (confusingly) the pseudonym J.G. Jeffreys.

Richard Falkirk wrote only six Blackstone books between 1972 and 1977, but he was also writing more mainstream espionage novels under his real name, Derek Lambert.

The Falkirk novels took a deal of research, usually, but not always, in the London Library. In any case research held no terrors for Lambert since, for nearly two decades, he had also been a top-line tabloid journalist and foreign correspondent.

The Blackstone books were in many ways a rest from the hectic pace of the 20th century. Bow Street Runner cum thieftaker Edmund Blackstone was a satisfyingly three-dimensional character moving through a time period rendered enticingly interesting in its contrast of riches and squalor.

Blackstone foiled the kidnapping of the Princess Victoria in the debut title, Blackstone, solved a robbery at the Bank of England in Blackstone Underground, and even squared up to the "little Corsican" himself in Blackstone and the Scourge of Europe.

In Blackstone’s Fancy, my favorite novel in the series, Blackstone is himself forced to take up the bare-knuckled pugilistic arts. It was my fascination for this novel, in particular, along with my own English police roots, which made me title one of my first fanzines (way, way, back in the day) The Thieftaker Journals.

THE BLACKSTONE BOOKS:

Blackstone (1972)
Blackstone's Fancy (1973)
Beau Blackstone (1974)
Blackstone and the Scourge of Europe (1974)
Blackstone Underground (1976)
Blackstone on Broadway (1977)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

AUSTRAILIAN NOIR!

AUSTRAILIAN NOIR!

THE ABOVE GRAPHIC IS SEAN PHILLIPS COOL ILLUSTRATION FOR AN UPCOMING ARTICLE I(BY RYAN K. LINDAY) N THE BACK OF AN UPCOMING ISSUE OF SEAN PHILLIPS AND ED BRUBACKERS TOUGH AS NAILS CRIME COMIC, CRIMINAL.

IF YOU AREN'T READING CRIMINAL, YOU NEED TO JUMP ON THE WAGON. NOT ONLY ARE THE STORIES WONDERFULLY HARDBOILED, BUT THE FEATURE ARTICLE IN THE BACK PAGES ARE ALWAYS INTERESTING AND ENTERTAINING.

TO CHECK OUT PHILLIP'S BLOG CLICK HERE

THE CAT'S MEOW ~ DOUBLE PLAY!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

THE MESMER!

THE MESMER!

THE SECOND I SAW THIS MOCK COVER FROM ARTIST ALY FELL, I IMMEDIATELY WANTED TO HANG IT ON MY WALL . . . HELL, I WANTED TO READ WHATEVER PULP STORY WAS BEHIND THE COVER. THIS IS COOL STUFF!

TO SEE MORE OF ALY’S WORK CLICK HERE

TO READ ALY’S BLOG CLICK HERE

HAIKU ~ ANDREW VACHSS!

HAIKU ~ ANDREW VACHSS!

VACHSS IS NEVER AN EASY READ - BLEAK, RAW, RELENTLESS - BUT ALWAYS A WORTHWHILE ONE . . .

Ho was a revered sensei, but when his dismissive arrogance caused the death of a beloved student, he renounced not only his possessions but also his role as a master, and now roams the streets in search of a way to atone. Drawn by his presence, a group forms around him: Michael, an addicted gambler who has lost everything, including himself; Ranger, a Vietnam veteran with a tenuous grip on reality; Lamont, a once-fearless street-gang warlord turned hopeless alcoholic; Target, a relentless “clanger” who speaks only by echoing the sounds of others; and Brewster, an obsessive collector of hardboiled paperbacks he stashes in an abandoned building even vermin avoid.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Y/A CORNER ~ MILLION DOLLAR THROW!

Y/A CORNER ~ MILLION DOLLAR THROW!

MIKE LUPICA


"Lupica's football action engages, and his delineation of the athlete's thought process and emotional highs and lows of competition feels visceral and real." ~ Kirkus

What would you do with a million dollars, if you were 13?


Nate Brodie is nicknamed “Brady” not only for his arm, but also because he’s the biggest Tom Brady fan. He’s even saved up to buy an autographed football. And when he does, he wins the chance for something he’s never dreamed of—to throw a pass through a target at a Patriots game for one million dollars.

Nate should be excited. But things have been tough lately. His dad lost his job and his family is losing their home. It’s no secret that a million dollars would go a long way. So all Nate feels is pressure, and just when he needs it most, his golden arm begins to fail him. Even worse, his best friend Abby is going blind, slowly losing her ability to do the one thing she loves most—paint. Yet Abby never complains, and she is Nate’s inspiration. He knows she’ll be there when he makes the throw of a lifetime.


Mike Lupica’s latest sports novel is also his most heartwarming.

THE CAT'S MEOW ~ TRIPLE PLAY!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

PIRATE LATITUDES!

PIRATE LATITUDES!

IT’S A PIRATE NOVEL, SO I’M GOING TO HAVE TO GIVE THIS ONE A TRY EVEN THOUGH I HAVE TROUBLE GETTING THROUGH MUCH OF CRICHTON’S WORK.

AND HOW MANY OF US BELIEVE THE BIT ABOUT THE MANUSCRIPT FOR THIS NOVEL BEING DISCOVERED IN ITS COMPLETE FORM AMONGST CRICHTON’S PAPERS AFTER HIS DEATH? CAN YOU SAY GHOST WRITER? I KNEW YOU COULD . . . (OKAY, SO I'M A CYNIC)


From one of the best-loved authors of all time comes an irresistible adventure of swashbuckling pirates in the New World, a classic story of treasure and betrayal.

The Caribbean, 1665. A remote colony of the English Crown, the island of Jamaica holds out against the vast supremacy of the Spanish empire. Port Royal, its capital, is a cutthroat town of taverns, grog shops, and bawdy houses.

In this steamy climate there's a living to be made, a living that can end swiftly by disease—or by dagger. For Captain Charles Hunter, gold in Spanish hands is gold for the taking, and the law of the land rests with those ruthless enough to make it.

Word in port is that the galleon El Trinidad, fresh from New Spain, is awaiting repairs in a nearby harbor. Heavily fortified, the impregnable harbor is guarded by the bloodthirsty Cazalla, a favorite commander of the Spanish king himself. With backing from a powerful ally, Hunter assembles a crew of ruffians to infiltrate the enemy outpost and commandeer El Trinidad, along with its fortune in Spanish gold. The raid is as perilous as the bloodiest tales of island legend, and Hunter will lose more than one man before he even sets foot on foreign shores, where dense jungle and the firepower of Spanish infantry stand between him and the treasure. . . .
Pirate Latitudes is Michael Crichton at his best: a rollicking adventure tale pulsing with relentless action, crackling atmosphere, and heart-pounding suspense.

Michael Crichton's novels include Next, State of Fear, Prey, Timeline, Jurassic Park, and The Andromeda Strain. He is also known as a filmmaker and the creator of ER. One of the most popular writers in the world, he has sold over 150 million books, which have been translated into thirty-six languages; thirteen have been made into films. He remains the only writer to have had the number one book, movie, and TV show at the same time. Pirate Latitudes was discovered as a complete manuscript in his files after his death in 2008.

THE DEIGHTON FILE ON RADIO 4!

THE DEIGHTON FILE ON RADIO 4!

FELLOW C.O.B.R.A.S. AGENT ROB MALLOWS OVER AT THE DEIGHTON DOSSIER FORWARDS THIS INTELLIGENCE . . .

Today on BBC Radio 4 The Deighton File - the 30 minutes radio documentary about the life and work of Len Deighton first broadcast in May 2009 - was re-broadcast. It will be available for another week to listen to on iPlayer. It's worth listening to to hear some new angles on familiar stories and understand how Deighton developed some of his key characters.

This was an excellent piece of storytelling by the producer Patrick Humphries, who as well as interviewing Deighton - his first broadcast interview for a few years - talks to Edward Milward-Oliver, novelist Jeremy Duns and Sir Max Hastings among others about the significance of Deighton's works and their impact on popular culture.


I HOPPED ONTO MY NERD OF THE HERD BBC DOWNLOADER AND FOUND THE SHOW READY AND WAITING FOR DOWNLOAD. VERY COOL. THANKS ROB!

THE CAT'S MEOW!

LIGHTSABERS MAKE EVERYTHING COOLER!

LIGHTSABERS MAKE EVERYTHING COOLER!

So says Mathue Shell of Geekstir, who is (presumably) the creator of this photoshop. It’s an adaptation of John Trumbull’s 1795 painting “The Death of General Mercer at the Battle of Princeton”, owned by the Yale University Art Gallery.

THANKS TO NEATORAMA

GIANT GUITAR HERO PLAYED WITH SOCCER BALLS!

GIANT GUITAR HERO PLAYED WITH SOCCER BALLS!

This video is a promotional gimmick for the British rock band Kasabian. It begins with craftsmen creating enormous functional buttons on the wall of a London warehouse. These and additional visual effects make a giant version of the video game Guitar Hero. Participants play by kicking soccer balls at the buttons in the right order to the tune of one of Kasabian’s songs.




THANKS TO NEATORAMA

SAMMY SINGS!

SAMMY SINGS!

MY FRIEND AND BLOG BUDDY LEE GOLDBERG HAS DUG UP SOME PRETTY STARTLING SAMMY DAVIS JR. TAKES ON TELEVISION SHOW THEMES. WITH HIS TONGUE IN HIS CHEEK, LEE REFERS TO THEM AS CRAPTASTIC. YOU CAN JUDGE FOR YOURSELF.





TO SEE MORE ON LEE'S BLOG CLICK HERE

COCKTAIL NATION #98 ~ CAPTAIN PHARAOH MAKES SOME TIKI MUGS!

COCKTAIL NATION #98 ~ CAPTAIN PHARAOH MAKES SOME TIKI MUGS!

Thanks to Koop’sr good friends on the Big Island, Brad Parker and the crew at Tiki Shark, it's Koop Kooper and the Cocktail Nation broadcasting across the world from Sydney’s home of Swank ~ Koop’s Penthouse!

On the show this week, Koop checks out some tiki mugs from Captain Pharoah, Brad Parker swings by for a chat, Koop solves some problems in the swankiest way possible with his new segment, Ask Koop.

There's also Koop’s regular gig guide looking at the world of Swank, plus the very best classic and neo lounge and exotica .

Martini Heaven ~ Gigolo
Waitiki ~ Sweet Piki Serenade
Tiki Joes Ocean ~ Sacred Island
Hugo Montenegro ~ Heat Wave
Chet Baker ~ Tenderly
Jimmy Vargas ~ Striptesia Blues
Acca Daiquiris ~ Love is the Drug
Wayne King ~ An Affair To Remember
Dave Pell Octet ~ My Heart Belongs to Daddy
Lucas Vigor ~ So Daco Samba
Robert Drasnin ~ Warm Night Wind
Skip Heller ~ El Tiradito
Vikki Carr ~ No Other love
Preston Epps ~ Bongo Party
The SG Sound ~ Red Desert Springs
Esquivel ~ Malaguena Salerosa

TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN CLICK HERE