Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Why Old Cars Are Better Than New Cars

Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise: new cars are way better than old cars. They start first go, they’re faster and safer, they all have air conditioning, they don’t rust and they almost never break down.

But old cars do have a few advantages over the 21st century whipper-snappers. Here are the Top4 reasons why classic is better than plastic.

You won’t be up for a thousand dollars if you reverse into a cushion
Once upon a time, kiddies, cars had things called bumper bars. The idea of these bumper bars was that if you bumped into something at low speed – a pole, say, or another car – nothing would be damaged. But thanks to a few pedestrians who crossed the road with their eyes shut and their fingers in their ears, these bumper bars were phased out in favour of idiot-friendly plastic panels that crack in a light breeze and cost a bomb to replace.

Airbags and sat navs don’t add lightness
Engine efficiency is leaps and bounds ahead of where it was 30 or 40 years ago. Car makers have managed to squeeze more and more power from less and less fuel. And yet fuel economy is not much better today than it was in the olden days. Why? Because new cars are so laden with technology. Take the Ford Falcon: in 1973, the XB model weighed 1394kg. The present FG model tips the scales at 1704kg!

You don’t need a Masters of Computer Science to fix your old car
In an old car, there were only a few things that could go wrong – and if something did go wrong, there was a good chance you could fix it with a few simple tools. Nowadays, computers run just about everything, which means you have to be Data from Star Trek just to change a spark plug.

Depreciation hurts
Buy the right old car for the right price, hang onto it for a few years and you could actually sell it for a profit. Buy a new car, however, and the moment you drive it out of the caryard you’ll take a $5000 hit to your hip pocket.


Saturday, September 14, 2013

Cocktail Nation 283 O Som Do Jazz



this week I bring you a band that is bringing back that Bossa Nova  sound for the Jetset exotics.......some swank advice on how to automate your life so as to allow for more swank activity.
Of course the only lounge and exotica gig guide returns to the airwaves along with th best lounge and exotica from across the big blue planet!


Combustible Edison Millionaires Holiday

Mr Ho's Orchestrotica Frenesi

OO Som Do Jazz Sambou Sambou

Oscar Peterson I Got It Bad

Tiki Joes Ocean ALoha Amor

Waitiki 7 When First I Love

Blue Dahlia's Brazil

Shelley Mann Daktari

Sergio Mendes Monday Monday

Pink Martini Mar Desconcido

Arthur Lyman Group Colonel Bogey March

Laura Ainsworth Love For Sale

Jimmy  Vargas Torchin The El Roco

Cocktail Nation 282 Birthplace of Exotica




Imagine being at the birthplace of Exotica at the Hawaiian Hilton when exotica was born, what a moment. Well you can experience that feeling when Waitiiki 7 and Jimmy Borges hit the stage later this year, Randy Wong stops by to talk about this concert, I'vegot news on my new automotive purchase and we talk about the lost mansions of LA


Clouseaux Hunt Of The Savage
Spy Fi Eldorado
Waitiki 7 Voodoo Love
Aaron Diel Generation Y
Hugo Montengro  Guaglione
Lex Baxter A Taste Of Honey
Diana Krall Night We Called It A Day
Jackie Gleason-The Girl From Ipanema
Mancini Quiet Village
Oscar Peterson Morten Swing
Tiki Delights Stormy Outrigger
Barbara Lusch So Nice
Si Zentner Walk On The Wild side

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Cocktail Nation 281 Codename Carter

Some spy action this week as we catch up with a new band to the show Codename Carter, news on the home of some the worlds greatest songs with the Brill Building, sad news on the passing of Marian Mc Partland from NPR plus our world of swank gig guide and the swankiest tunes from across the globe as we broadcast from Sydney's home of Lounge …the Penthouse. 

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 Dom Mariani 4 in the Mornin 
 Kenny Sasaki Fly Me To The Moon 
 Codename Carter Perfect Clarity Perfect Cut 
 Elmer Bernstein Thinking Of 
Baby David Carbonara A Beautiful Mine 
 Duke Ellington Anatomy Of A Murder 
 Enoch Light Autumn In New York 
 Tiki Delights Sandy Samba 
 Tiki Joes Ocean Lullaby For Lono 
 O Som Do Jazz Manha Alegre 
 Nelson Riddle Your Zowie 
 Mr Ho's Orchestrotica Phoenix Goodbye 
 Martin Denny Love Dance 
 Janet Seidel Midnight Sun