The Cocktail Nation is a radio show and podcast broadcast across the world via various radio stations. Every Saturday night your host Koop Kooper talks to the movers and shakers of the lounge and Exotica scene while mixing it up with the very best in swingin’ tunes from the 50s and 60s.
I’ve been spending some time working on my new fiction book about a lounge lothario assassin. More on that in the coming weeks. This week we talk to Rory Snyder about Mod Palm Springs which is coming up in October. I also have some inconvenient truths about classic cars for you, there's some Batman news and I have a cool house with a great history to pick up if you have a spare 9 million sitting around, I'll also announce the winner of our cd competition plus the latest and greets lounge and exotica from across the globe!
The king of television Johhny Carson reigned supreme for decades on the box and is part of the mid century story arc that we just love here on the Cocktail Nation. His story is so very big that it's difficult to do it justice so I thought let's take a look at the beginning of his career and what made the man. We have a look at a nice book on mid century culture to check out and how would you like to own a derelict nineteen twenties movie theatre in Los Angeles? Well there is one up for grabs!
The film "Grace Of Monaco" is going to be our spotlight this week with my good friend and movie reviewer Laura stoping by the penthouse studio to let us know what she thought about the Sydney Premiere of this film. We have a cool blog to check out on the possible endings for Mad Men next year by good friend of the Cocktail Nation, Chris Tiki Pinto. And stand by for lots of new music added to the Cocktail Nation music universe as we kick off the lounge party.
We are talking mid mod with a very nice online magazine that is free to enjoy. News on Mad Men, we talk swank advice with a look at the art of small talk, another wonderful actress has left us so we will have a look at her life plus the best lounge and exotica sourced from across the globe.
Another week of comedy this time and I thought we would have a look at the comedy of Joan Rivers. This week we lost a legend of pinup photography in that of Bunny Yeager. I’ve got a weird JFK assassination theory I have come across, a cool book on Penthouses and some news out of the Tiki Joes Ocean camp.
Please pour yourself a drink and make yourself comfortable for your introduction to the silken-voiced Mr. Koop Kooper, the host of The Cocktail Nation — a lounge and exotica podcast out of the Sydney penthouse.
Kooper is a DJ, writer, voiceover artist and known around Sydney town as a hepster who is always on the lookout for new crazy music. He mostly listens to lounge and Exotica and loves the new stuff that is coming out these days in what is a vibrant scene. He is also an avid collector of late fifties and early sixties furniture for over fifteen years now.