Ah Freak out! Le Freak, c'est Chic / Have you heard about the new dance craze? / Listen to us, I'm sure you'll be amazed / Big fun
for some people in the 1980s, hanging out in Nipper's on Coast Village Road must've been their nightly routine...
in the 1980s I lived on Coast Village Road in a little apartment while I was working..honestly, I don't remember Nippers...I remember the Miramar ball room, the Chanticleer was a great place to sip some wine...my fave was the Olive Mill Bistro...there was a great hamburger yummy sourdough burgers joint across from Peabody's..and a bike shop..Coast Village Rd was a great spot back in the day..nowadays it's realtors and lenders (remember the mortgage crisis??)
I wasn't a barfly but did like an occasional Heineken on Saturday night...and music with Jock McCaba and Hank and Wayne was... ahhh... soothing?? well, at least it wasn't threatening
but I outgrew the nightlife....the beer, the booze, the cigarettes...but not the women
so I heard plenty of rumors about Nippers...the cocaine, the wannabe New York style disco a la Studio 54, the champagne dreams, the celebs who hung out there...it was Studio 54's Ian Schlager who brought ruin to the Miramar
one night at the Olive Mill, I was sitting at the bar with beer and a gal from Laguna Blanca who I was trying to seduce, and we noticed an old guy, sitting alone in a booth by the window, hunched over a stiff drink..he looked familiar..it was the great John Carradine! he starred in great old westerms and horror flicks, but was rather arthritic and looked kinda sad...nevertheless, a bonafide TV legend
unlike Nipper of course..a bonafide parasite..but there he is on the cover of the Montecito Journal..another spoiled, useless trustfunder taking up space while the real men watched the wall
but Nippers will be resurrected for some charity, the Boys and Girls Club..the new location is across from the Bird Refuge...
I don't know why the club is being resurrected to benefit the Boys and Girls Club..it was not a healthy hangout..the rumors about cocaine and drug use...and Nippers own issues with drugs and alcohol....
how does this benefit the Boys and Girls clubs??
well at least the old patrons of Nippers won't have to worry about the Bird Refuge stink..all that cocaine UP THE NOSES destroyed their SENSE OF SMELL!!
what about these so-called men who never grow up...
Dr. Dan Kiley popularized the Peter Pan syndrome in his 1983 book, The Peter Pan Syndrome: Men Who Have Never Grown Up; his next book, The Wendy Dilemma (1984), advises women romantically involved with "Peter Pans" how to improve their relationships.
the Wendy Dilemma... indeed