Saturday, March 27, 2010

Cocktail Nation 117-Vibes and Ukulele

On the show we talk to Megan Go Go Wise from a new favourite band, Vibes on Velvet, we’ll find out about a couple who have taken Ukulele around the country, our segment which attempts to make the world a little bit better, ask Koop is back plus we’ll find a few events to check out across the globe

The Cocktail Nation the show that attempts to unite a global community with the very best lounge and exotica

Sg Sound-A Latin Affair

Skip Heller-Hurricane Apartment

Vibes on Velvet -Topsy

Astrud Gilberto-Meditation

Jimmy Vargas-Love is a Racket

Bosko and Honey-Road Trip

Esquivel-Sentimental Journey

CherriCapri-Tiny Bubbles

Al Caiola-The Man from Uncle the Spies

Janet Seidel-Whistling Away the Dark

David Rose and Orch-Sunset Strip

Trudy Pitts-Take Five

Billy May-Mannix

Martini Kings-Nylon Jungle

Nelson Riddle and orch-Theme From Route 66

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Cocktail Nation 116-Another Sydney Canary

Cocktail Nation thanks to Tiki Shark with Koop Kooper…on the show we talk to a new discovery out of Sydney, a canary called Diana Holt, there are some more letters  the show this week,we’ll take a look at the world of swank, our regular segment ask Koop plus Beachbum Berry has released a new book to keep behind your tiki bar and sad news of the passing og a legend…Peter Graves from Mission impossible passed away so we‘ll take a look at his life.

Combustible Eddison -Vertigogo
Blue Dahlia's-Our Love is here to Stay
Diana Holt-At Last
Martini Kings—Lady Is A Tramp
Frank Sinatra-Have you met  Miss Jones
Vibes on Velvet-Caravan
Al Caiola - Thunderball
Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited-November Morning
Lalo Schifrin-Mission Impossible
Royal Crown Revue—Take A Long Drink For Me
Astrud Gilberto-So Nice
Lucas Vigor-So Daco Samba
Frank Wess Jazz for Playboys -Baubles, Bangles and Beads
Julie London-You and the night and the music

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Life in the Penthouse-Interesting people on the phone-Diana Holt

Well it's been a busy week in the Penthouse, Sunday night I had a photo shoot, which I hope to have the images back later this week then I was invited to a lobby groups fundraiser where our former Prime Minister John Howard was speaking. It was an excellent night and the food was very good, mind you at these kind of things they always put the bite on you for the cash afterwards, but it was a good cause so Kooper didn't mind coughing up a grand for the group.
Today I spoke on the phone to a Sydney Gal called Diana Holt. What a voice and what a story which I will share with you on the weekend in the latest edition of the Cocktail Nation, meantime check out her website
Tomorrow it's a quick round of golf, voice some commercials for Hyundai and then put the show together so my friday night is free!

Chat soon


Friday, March 12, 2010

Cocktail Nation 115-Athan Maroulis

Cocktail Nation thanks to Tiki Shark with Koop Kooper…and on the show this week we talk to a New York personality by the name of Athan Maroulis who produces the odd album or two and has performed with a fantastic band around NYC called the Blue Dahlias.
I’ll let you know how you can get that new SPY FI single.
I’ve got some letters to the show to read, our segment ask koop, a look at the world of swank with news on the oldest tiki bar in the world lighting it’s flame for the first time in twenty five years, theres a Bob Thompson re release out there that you need to get plus we’ll play all the best classic and neo lounge and exotica.

Vibes On Velvet-Ink Mysterioso
Sally Street-Teach Me Tonight
The Blue Dahlias-Brazil
Martini Madness-Dreamavoo
Henry Mancini-The Brothers Go to Mothers
Spy Fi-WEB Theme
Ninapinta -  Satisfaction.
Walk The Plank-Salacious Sunset
Martini Kings-You Only Live Twice
Vic Flick-From Russia With Love
Martin Denny  - Exotica
Richard Shory - . Crocodile Crawl
Max Versterhalt-Summertime
Tiki Tones-Gomez
Hal Mooney -Baby It’s Cold Outside

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Life in the Penthouse-Knot tied down

This week I received an invitation to a fundraising event where our former Prime
Minister will be speaking.
I must say I am pretty excited to attend this gala simply because he is speaking.
Now this has nothing to do with politics, I just like hearing good speechmakers.
This is a pretty swish occasion, and a friend who is attending with me asked if I was
wearing jacket and tie as he was considering wearing an open necked shirt with a
I suppose I shouldn't be to surprised by this attitude but I did express to him my
utter horror that he would attend an event hosted by a former head of state with
out a tie. Surely of all the things you would get invited to in a calender year this
would warrant dressing up just slightly. My friend tells me with a shrug that he just
hates ties, he feels they are restrictive. He goes onto tell me that he only owns one
tie and one suit. I on the other hand own one hundred ties and fifteen suits.
So I've done some research as to why men seem to be quick to dismiss the tie and
the most men say "It’s like wearing a noose. It’s like wearing a dog collar.” This is
absurd. I think many men hate ties because their shirts don’t fit because they are
clinging to their boyhood neck size and they don’t want to have to try to button the
Other men hate ties because they suspect their own taste and the selection of a tie
presents a much higher degree of difficulty than choosing between a blue chalk stripe
and a gray flannel suit. I think anyone who has a highly evolved aesthetic sense
should welcome the expressive opportunity a tie presents.
I've always though that one of the great things about male fashion is that you could
literally go through life with one white shirt, several ties and one suit and always look
good. Naturally I go to extremes with everything I do, but I must say, having as
many ties as I do really does help. My personal collection includes vinatge ties from
my three favourite decades, the forties, fifties and sixties, wide, thin, ultra thin and
even short.
Regardless of the suit I wear, I can always guarantee that I will look different and
Ties are fantastic because they take the blank page that is a white shirt and they add
a marvelous colour and style plus they can be a reflection of your own individual
style. Furthermore, for the young single man they can be the perfect talking point.
Every single time I go out I always have young ladies comment on my tie, every
single time! Who doesn't want that kind of attention from the fairer sex.
So gentlemen, get to your menswear store and start picking out some snappy ties
and while you are there grab some nice tie bars and cufflinks and I'll see you out on
the town.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Cocktail Nation 114-Spies and Tsunamis

Cocktail Nation thanks to Tiki Shark with Koop Kooper…been on holidays at the south coast holiday house and naturally I couldn’t help myself but go searching for records so tonight some brand new music into the penthouse which you can see the cover art on the website plus since I have been away some new music from some exciting new artists have arrived at the penthouse.
Tonight we talk to Tom Tremelo from SPY FI with a very exciting release, Brad Parker from Tiki s\Shark will stop by for a chat, we take , look at the world of swank plus Ask Koop.

Richard Cheese-Welcome to the Jungle
Clouseaux-Kiss of Ku
Spy Fi-WEB Theme (to purchase goto)
Stanley Wilson M Squad - The Discovery
Ido Martin and his latin beat - Melody Cha Cha
Martin Denny- Return To Paradise
Buddy Cole - Two Little Girls
Don Tiki-Billions of Brazillians
Diana Holt-At Last
Hal Mooney -Swampfire
Janet Seidel- Moonglow
Vibes On Velvet-Spookmaster
Richard Shory - Cloud 9
Ninapinta - Help
Walk The Plank-Salsa Rojo