Astrud Gilberto and a Bossa Nova Epiphany

For the first three-quarters of my life, there were two songs I held up as the ultimate in cheesy crap. One was “Your Cheatin’ Heart” (which I’ll cover elsewhere) and the other was “The Girl from Ipanema.” In this blog, … Continue reading

Heinz Magic of Food Show – New York World’s Fair 1964

Barmate – Southern Comfort with Playboy Style – 1964

Barmate is a curious artifact from Southern Comfort that was distributed with the December 1964 issue of Playboy Magazine.  Featuring stunning photography, illustration and mid-60s design, Barmate is really all about the drinks. Join us for a look at some swinging cocktails (not … Continue reading