Summer musical spice with MIAMI VICE

Summer is coming, and the tops will be down on the bachelor’s convertibles, and the bachelor’s boats will be zipping along on the water. Women will be wearing a lot less too! There’s no better music to accompany your summer outdoor activities involving speed and the ladies than this:

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So gear up in your pastel tee shirts and your Armani jackets, strap on your automatic in the shoulder holster and don’t forget the hair spray.

Or you could just groove on this Jan Hammer classic with an adult beverage and maybe…dare I say it…a Cuban cigar.

A Good Cigar is a Smoke!

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Public Domain Movie Time 2

Linda Lawson Up to Her Ears in NIGHT TIDE

It’s 1961 and a very young Dennis Hopper is a sailor who meets the very lovely Linda Lawson at a jazz club.  Romance blooms, but the “fact” she is a mermaid (or plays one at the carnival) shows that something fishy is going on. Catch the movie NIGHT TIDE in the public domain on Youtube. It’s another twisted bachelor tale you’ll no doubt enjoy.

 

Pick Your Friends

The following article appeared first on jamesbondlifestyle.com where I used to be a regular contributor.  It deals with James Bond and his friends.

     One of the things about James Bond is he is careful. Careful about what he eats, drinks, smokes, and also about the people he befriends.  So should you be.     There’s more to a Bond Lifestyle than dressing the part and collecting action figures.

There is the actual life in the lifestyle, and a big part of one’s life are those with whom one associates. Allies. pals, buddies.  Both male and female created he them.

So take a look at your list of “friends.”  Do they measure up to Bond requirements?  Creative, resourceful, with leadership ability, useful and entertaining?  If not, here is a simple suggestion. Dump them as politely and as quickly as possible.

Now that might sound exploitative, cruel, nasty, self-serving. Okay, and your point?  We are talking about James Bond, not Barney the purple dinosaur.  Selectivity in friends is even more important than selectivity in wines.  Your time is valuable, you only get twenty three hours and fifty six minutes in a day.  Why spend that time with the useless and unworthy?

In You Only Live Twice (book) Bond buddies up with Dikko Henderson, who not only is a great drinking buddy, but knows the ins and outs of the Japanese scene in which Bond finds himself. You want friends like Dikko. Fun and with inside knowledge of the situations in which you may find yourself.

Bond then befriends Tiger Tanaka, shrewd, head of Japanese Intelligence, and again an entertaining cultured man.  So make sure you put a Tiger Tanaka type in your friendship tank.

Now sometimes, interesting friends can put you in interesting situations.  In OHMSS, Bond is befriended by Marc Ange Draco.  Cultured, and the head of the Union Corse.  Your author has a friend that was once head of the New York equivalent, and besides a lot of interesting adventures, I had the pleasure of being under FBI surveillance for a time.  So sometimes, having Bond type friends can have its more challenging side. (Come to think of it, Bond was quite often under surveillance too).

Have the right friends in your career also.  You want a Felix Leiter, not a Felix the Cat. The right friends in your line can be of significant use if you are looking for a new job, or a better one.

So, it’s time to be more selective about your associates.  Keep those that measure up, and say sayonara to those who don’t only really live once.

Public Domain Movie Time

One of the great things about Youtube, is you can find just about anything there, including movies which are in the public domain.

One of the fun things to do on a rainy afternoon or a stormy night is watch public domain horror movies, with a bachelor twist.  That is a movie which involves an unmarried man in a twisted relationship with one or more women.

A classically bad movie you might enjoy, (given enough beer and/or weed) is

THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN’T DIE

It gives a whole new meaning to the concept of getting head from your significant other.

The Law of Subtraction

Bachelors lead less complicated lives than married people.  No need to hand over the remote, no need to argue about restaurants, no alimony payments when you are tired of handing over the remote and arguing about restaurants.

It’s a good idea to keep things simple, to eliminate the useless in your life, and to prune your existence of that which does not benefit you.

One thing that will be of benefit is 

THE LAW OF SUBTRACTION

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The Count of Montecristo

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It has the earth and leather flavors you might expect, but never overpowering.  Its flavor nuances develop throughout the cigar, and with a strong ash, it has no problem staying lit.

It is a bit pricey, so depending on the depth of your pockets, you might want to make this a special occasion smoke.

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