Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Book Bar is open...'60s party in progress

Raising the bar on reading!

Welcome everyone!  Themed it up this month with a nostalgic '60's party. Can you dig it?  Glad you are here and I, your bartender, am greeting all the guys when they enter with love beads...

(Kind of like an Hawaiian reception with the fresh flower leis but much, much cheesier).

And for the girls...

Woven Daisy Headbands handmade by moi!

Let the party begin...

Playing the Beatles

The Rolling Stones

Dusty Springfield

The Who

The Kinks


Elvis Preseley

Procol Harum

Gerry and the Pacemakers

The Animals and many, many more

Most bands from England, collectively were called the.... 

  1. The British Invasion was a phenomenon that occurred in the mid-1960s when rock and pop music acts from the United Kingdom, as well as other aspects of British culture, became popular in the United States, and significant to the rising "counterculture" on both sides of the Atlantic.  ~Wikipedia

Their music changed out lives forever.

Grab a drink (Boat Drinks on board:  Singapore Slings, Mai Tai, Zombie Cocktails), milkshakes, pop, water ...

  then go slap some skin and reminisce in the main lounge with your hippie friends and enjoy.  Practise the art of storytelling by orally passing on your experiences of the era with others around you. The oral tradition is very powerful and might I say engaging to your audience as well as entertaining.

  1. Oral tradition and oral lore is cultural material and tradition transmitted orally from one generation to another. The messages or testimony are verbally transmitted in speech or song and may take the form, for example, of folktales, sayings, ballads, songs, or chants.

For those wanting a quieter venue wander into the room at the back of the bar with the sign ...

It is cozy and inviting and I have stacked my bookshelves with the most popular books of the 60's for you to browse through, or if you want you can read your own book that you are into. Claim your beanbag chair, curl up, get in the groove and indulge.

The ten most popular books of the 60's decade were:

* To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

*The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton

* One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey

* Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut

* Catch - 22 - Joseph Heller

* In Cold Blood - Truman Capote 

* A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess

* The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath

* The Godfather - Maria Puzo

* Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead - Tom Stoddard 

Bar Humour from the '60s...

Stay as long as you wish as the lava lamps never go out.  


You are invited to return next month when The Book Bar opens its 
doors July 25th.

Read on and read always!

It's a wrap.

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