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It’s Dinner Time – Music for TV Dinners

Need a compilation of some catchy tunes? Well, you’ve come to the right diner! I was hungry for more lounge music and found “Music for TV Dinners: The Sixties.” For those that don’t know many lounge artists, this is a great compilation with a tasty mix of library music. The album includes artists such as Syd Dale, Laurie Johnson, and of course the great Alan...

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Written by Christopher Alm in Television

Commercials From the 1960s

Various television commercials for cars, shaving products, food and everything else that made this decade great! What are your favorite commercials from this period?...

The Cocktail Nation Podcast

The Cocktail Nation

Christmas Specials From the Past – Queue the Cheesiness

If you lived in the 1950s, 60s, 70s––or even the 80s––you probably spent some of your time watching television during the Christmas season. (This was back when it wasn’t inclusively referred to as ‘the holidays’.) Apart from the Christmas or holiday-themed episodes of your favorite TV series, you might have also sat through a music-filled extravaganza special, featuring some of the superstars of the day....

Retro Future from Motorola
Written by Christopher Alm in Advertising

Retro Future from Motorola

I always found the Motorola ads from Taschen’s book All-American Ads of the 60s very pleasing to look at. They have an obvious feeling of nostalgia and times gone by but also portray a futuristic look at things to come at the same time. Something that was only possible in mid-century America. The illustrations were drawn by Mr Charles Schridde and the advertisements were often seen in Life...

Mad Men – Season 3 Promo
Written by Christopher Alm in Television

Mad Men – Season 3 Promo

Season 3 of the Emmy Award-winning series Mad Men featuring the adventures of Don Draper and his team of creative people at New York based ad agency Sterling Cooper will premiere on Sunday, August 16 at 10pm on AMC. For those of you who want to catch up with the previous season, AMC is hosting a Season 2 marathon on Monday, August 10, from 7am...

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