Sunday, November 28, 2010


Bosko - Royal Hawaiian

This Friday, Dec. 3rd
6:00pm to 9:00pm


Bosko solo Exhibition
in Attendance


SHAG the store &
M Modern Gallery

"Royal Hawaiian" artwork by Bosko (above)

You're Invited!

Please join us this Friday, December 3rd, 2010 from
6:00pm till 9:00pm at the Opening Reception for

"Mod Shapes & Scapes"

a BOSKO HRNJAK solo exhibition of New Original Works
plus our combined SHAG the store / M Modern Gallery



"Mod Shapes & Scapes" showcases amazing NEW pieces from BOSKO (one of our best selling artists) and is sure to delight you with Mixed Media Carved pieces with Acrylic Paint and Wooden Frames. These are not only AMAZING to view, but also highly sought after by collectors both locally and world-wide. Please click on the "Mod Shapes & Scapes" PREVIEW (below) and email us right away to purchase your favorite piece(s) prior to BOSKO's opening reception.

"Mod Shapes & Scapes" PREVIEW NOW!

Complimentary Cocktails, Music, Treats and Amazing Artwork will all be served up during our Christmas and Holiday Party (same time, same place). Come visit the staff (Dre, Francesca, Kate, Monet, Scott and of course Jay & MiShell), mingle and take advantage of some great deals on amazing artworks!

This evening only! Pick out a SPECIAL GIFT from under the tree with purchases over $100. There will be different categories to select from, so the more you spend, the greater the value of your SPECIAL GIFT! We can't wait to see what you'll be taking home in addition to the great artwork you've already purchased.

This event as always is FREE & OPEN to the PUBLIC and we can't wait to see you there! This should be a blast even if you just drop by for a quick drink and we know you'll have a great time! Whether or not you can make it to the opening and party we want to send out a THANK YOU to all of you for making this a great year (at SHAG & M Modern). Please have a SAFE & HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON and we hope to see or hear from you soon!


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m modern Gallery


SHAG Paws Christmas

X-Mas Party & BOSKO Opening Reception
Friday, December 3rd, 2010
6.00pm till 9:00pm:
Complimentary Cocktails & Treats!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Cocktail Nation 152-Parker in Hawaii

On the lounge and exotica podcast this week we talk to Brad Parker from Tiki Shark about his latest exploits. Our very popular segment ask koop returns as we tackle the issue of dogs on the beach and ownership of Sticks, I’ll find some cool parties and events for you to attend in our world of swank segment and we’ll head into the cocktail nation blogosphere. Now as Christmas gets a little closer we will gradually ramp up our christmas music with a couple of cool yule tunes for you this week.

Lushy French- 75
Stan Kenton & His Orchestra—Cool
John Zorn-Tiki for Blue
Frank Sinatra-Luck be a lady
Billy May-Perfidia
Esquivel - Johnson Rag
Combustible Edison- Mr. Pushin Came to Shove
Blue Zombies-Hot Toddy
Bobby Hacket-CareFree
Tiki Joes Ocean-Deck The Halls
Pink Martini-But Now I Am Back
Martini Kings-Let It Snow


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Cocktail Nation 151-Velveteen Lounge

On the show this week we talk to a Vodcaster, a kind of retro Betty Crocker. We have some mail from Cocktail Nation listeners, our look at the world of Swank and our segment Ask Koop, this week talking about people who interupt your newspaper quiz. There’s news of an origional bachelor pad in LA and some news about Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room

Royal Crown Revue-Walkin Like Brando

Metrolites-Man From Metro

Tiki Joes Ocean-Jingle Bells

The SG Sound Satellite Feeding

Mel Torme-Midnight swinger

Mancini- Experiment in Terror

Stolen Idols-On Tonga Shores

Xavier Cugat-La Dolce Vita

Sally Street -Alpha Male

Monty Kelly- Tropicana

Jackie Gleason - Moonlight Becomes You

Octobop-Girl Talk

Arthur Lyman Group-Caravan


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Cocktail Nation 150-Kooper hypnotized by the call of a Mermaid

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well how about this I have a mermaid on the show for you tonight, I found her in a tiki bar and we'll find out about her life and influences.
news of a sinatra film coming up on the show, spy fi news about their new album coming out, another sneak peak from Mr Ho's Orchestorica, we'll take a look a the world of swank and we'll tackle the issues of the world with our segment ask koop as we take a look at people who ignore inflight instructions from the cabin crew.


Mark Copeland-The Coffee Song
Vic Flick- Copacabinsky
Les Baxter-Simba
Abe Lagrimas- Headache
Frank Sinatra-You're So Right
Mancini- Something for Cat
Mr Ho's Orchestrotica- Street Scene
Martini Kings-Freddie the Freeloader
Spy Fi-Bryce's theme
Diana Krall-You're My Thrill
Combustible Edison -Impact
Preston Epps-Bongos in Pastel

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Cocktail Nation 149-Beatnik Party In The Penthouse

This week on the show we don our black skivies,tight jeans and Beret as we live the Beatific life and talk to the host of a Beatnik webpage and podcast about beat music and beat culture, we’ll find out about the best in lounge awards from loungeratti in new york, news of a tiki bar in Vancouver, there’s our segment ask koop tackling mail fraud and our look at the world of swank.


Janet Seidel- Moonglow
Martini Heaven-Tango Zingo
Les Baxter-I Dig
Antonio Carlos Jobim- Surfboard
Pink Martini-And Then Your Gone
Clouseaux- Walking from Juarez
Chaino-Zombie Bamboos
Sally Street- AlphaMale
Martini Kings-Nothin But Time
Buddy Morrow-Night Train
Spy Fi-Wave
Shagxotica- Blue Scooter
jackie Gleason- I Can't Get Started
The Three Suns-Twilight Time
Mancini- Cha Cha Cha for Gia 

Monday, November 1, 2010

Life In The Penthouse-Automate Your Life

robotcleaningimagesCAB13RGT Whilst a fan of the fifties and sixties and quite clearly my appearance is that of a man stuck in a time warp I have always been a man who takes advantage of his current times. From attitudes to technology, and it is technology that I would like to talk about today.

As ladies man, man's man, man about town to quote Catcher Block in "Down With Love" I really have no desire to spend my spare time doing any domestic chores at all. Hell why should I !

The Last thing I want to do is be stuck at home ironing and washing when there are adventures to be had.

Now in the past, my attitude would be confined to movie stars and the extremely rich. Today however it is a lot cheaper to both get jobs done externally and to buy the right gadget for your life.

For those of us who grew up watching the Jetsons with all their marvellous gadgets well I am here to say that day has come.

Think of all the time you can have to do other things in your life like attending shows, going on dates, drives in the country, you could be at the movies....but no, sadly you are doing washing and ironing.

Now before we get into technology which is by far the cheapest way to go, you can actually get in a household cleaner once a week for around the $100 mark, possibly cheaper, who would clean your entire house and considering most of us who work fora living probably do the traditional weekend clean once a week then that's pretty good value.

For washing and ironing you can get a guy to do both of those jobs for just $12 a load which is pretty good value for a single man about town.

Once again think of all the time you are saving out and about having fun instead of being tied to the ironing board!

Now for those more fiscally challenged or perhaps if you aren’t comfortable with the idea of having strangers in your home, orstrangers handling your laundry why not invest in some good gadgets.

For example, a  company called I robot sells robots that will clean your pool, your carpet, will wash your floors and even robots that will clean your gutters.Now combine these gadgets with dishwashers, washing machines that wash and dry in the same cycle and life is a lot easier.

Today you can even buy an dryer that eliminates the need for ironing! Electrolux EDI 9615 Iron Aid Tumble Dryer takes care of

the drying It does this by a function called Iron Aid which isn't some benefit gig for the terminally creased, but a special cycle that shoots bursts of steam into clothes to take the creases out.

Not only that, but  it does pull a load of water of out of clothes, in fact you could say that this tumble dryer really does suck, but in a very good way!

I personally prefer having a person come in and clean the house once a week, this person also handles the washing and keeps my pad looking fantastic with little work for me.

Another area I should touch upon is cooking. Unless I am entertaining for two, I very rarely cook, I can't stand it, I don't find it fun and whenever I try to cook the whole apartment block knows I am killing a steak once the alarms start going off.

Solution, I eat out alot or I eat frozen meals. Using internet shopping I buy seven frozen meals and get them delivered along with whatever else I need.

You can even have a standing booking of the same products each week delivered straight to your door and charged to your credit card.

You can automate your finances nowadays with many major banks, pay goes in and with direct debit you have most of your bills paid which in itself a form of budgeting as you need to work out the amounts in advance of setting up the debits.

Finally you can even save time on a saturday morning by having breakfast at a carwash cafe and forking out as little as $25 for a full wash and vacuum of your car.

So there you go, there's no reason to get chained to the cleaning products ever again! Get automating!