Travel I remember as a child, the huge propeller driven airliners starting up at the Cleveland Airport. In the dark blue December twilight, clouds of fire and smoke bellowed from those huge radial engines as they cranked over. Machines as living creatures. Angry tethered dragons. With names like Douglas, Constellation, Viscount and Convair. These were the brothers of the thundering machines that had rained bombs on Hitler’s Germany and brought atom splitting doom to Japan. The engine nacelles and wings were dark and grimy from the exhaust and oil. Their brakes squeaked and groaned as they awkwardly maneuvered and jostled at the gate. Resentful at being forced to Earth. Anxious and to return to the sky. ( continue reading... )
Episode 308 Apr 13th 2014
Like many of the listeners of the Cocktail Nation I just love mid-century modern architecture. This week we talk of a giant of MCM in that of Harry Seidler. We talk men’s accessories along with the passing of a Hollywood legend. There’s some new releases to be checking out and I have some of the best parties from across the globe to attend.