23 January 2011

The Cod Supper Club

Devoted blog readers will be familiar with the venerable if seedy establishment known as Flashmans about which I've written a couple times, and yesterday many old Flashers, including yours truly, had a blast at its 4th anniversary party in the sim of Esoterica. The original proprietor of Flashmans, Martin Ren (a man of many qualities), was on hand to help spin some tunes.

Of late, however, Martin's attention has been focused on his new watering hole, The Cod Supper Club, which quietly opened its doors a few months back in Olberlos, site of Flashmans Mark 2. Martin describes the Cod as "an eclectic and relaxed hangout for eclectic and relaxed people, specialising in retro music just off the beaten track," by which Martin means just about anything under the sun—jazz, lounge, folk, beat, soul, world, classical, roots, anything from the 20s through the 70s. Music aside, it's likely to be the esoteric, eccentric and wide-ranging conversation that will captivate your attention.

When you arrive at the Cod you'll never know what to expect because the space features several distinct architectural designs or modules that Martin can change in the blink of an eye. At my last visit, shown here, we danced in a darkish club scene, but you might very well arrive to find trees and a field of grass. Martin says he's completed four of these sets so far and is working on more. (Above, that's Martin second from the left, with me on the far right, and below, Martin with the lovely Sophie DuCasse.)

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