Learn The Art of Retro Make Up with Janet Fischietto In Prague

Janet Fischietto Retro Makeup in Prague, Sad Man's Tongue Rockabilly Bar & Bistro Prague


This will be a 2 hour workshop presented by Italian Burlesque performer and alternative model, Janet Fischietto.

“Under this mask, another mask. I will never be finished removing all these faces.”

                                                                                               —C. Cahun

Make-Up for performers is like a mask, part of the transformation and the performance process itself. Sometimes to make your beauty explode and sometimes to create something completely surreal.

Starting from retro’ make up techniques, 20’s to 50’s eras, you’ll learn how to add and give a strong personality to your own show characters.

Bring your project, ideas, inspiration and fantasy. I’ll teach you to make it real!
The workshop is open to performers, make up artists and curious beginners who want to celebrate the art of retro’ cabaret transformation.

Bring all your make up tools and products.

When: 18.11.2016 – Friday at 16:30 (2 hours workshop)
Where: Národní dům na Vinohradech, Contemporary dance studio.
Price: CZK 750

For the reservation please write us at pragueburlesqueacademy@gmail.com or call to +420 775 555 035 – reservation is necessary! Thank you!

Janet will also be doing a meet and greet at Sad Man’s Tongue Bar & Bistro Prague after her performance with Prague Burlesque. Details to follow for the meet and greet.

Enjoy today’s gallery to the sounds of the Frank Bigsby & His Satanic Majesty out of Prague with their song, “Well I Wonder.”


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Costa Coffee Has Nothing Compared To Kostas Coffee

Coffee, Sad Man's Tongue Bar & Bistro Prague, Rockabilly

Now I am no connoisseur of coffee. Most coffees taste alike to me and my daily coffee experience is a double espresso with cold water in a large glass. Not because I want an American coffee in Europe, I just want to drink it fast.

Like most of us if I do go to a coffee shop or have something after dinner it’s usually the stand by latte or cappuccino. I have no idea what the difference is between the two, and I would guess if you are having one outside of Italy or Greece, no one is making them correctly anyway.

Then I met a young man who wanted to make me a cappuccino and I was not interested. He told me it would be the best I ever had. Just to appease him I said ok. Well what transpired was quite shocking. It was the most dreamy cappuccino I had ever had in my life. I could not believe the difference. I have had coffee at the standard Starbucks, Costa Coffee, all over Italy and elsewhere, but this coffee made by a young Greek named Kostas, was the best I ever had.

Well that absolute passion for the perfect coffee is at Sad Man’s Tongue Bar & Bistro Prague. If you want the ultimate dreamy coffee experience as if you were sipping a cloud, go in there and ask for Kostas, because Costa Coffee and others have nothing compared to Kostas’ coffee. The rustic Porter Jam Cheeseburger with fresh cut fries is pretty freaking dreamy also!!!!!




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Gil Elvgren’s Redheads – Via Retrorambling

11390_ge6I suppose I love red heads like the next person. Found this post over at Retrorambling and what a great blog they have. Check them out and check out the Red Heads of Gil Elvgren.

Elvgren was a commercial success. he lived in various locations, and was active from the 1930s to 1970s. His clients ranged from Brown and Bigelow and Coca-Cola to General Electric and Sealy Mattress Company. In addition, during the 1940s and 1950s he illustrated stories for a host of magazines, such as The Saturday Evening Post and Good Housekeeping.

What ever else can be said of the man, he loved redheads in all shades and forms. And from my point of view there’s no shame in that – Ted

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Tacco Photography Is Kustom Kulture

Kustom Kulture Photography, by Sad Man's Tongue Rockabilly Bar & Bistro Prague

by Sad Man’s Tongue, Photos by Alex Tacco of TACCO Photography

I was recently at a classic American Car Museum outside of Prague. Being a somewhat accomplished photographer, although mainly street, I thought I could get some great shots. After all I have done countless posts here and articles on great Kustom Kulture photographers such as BiERLOS, Dirk Behlau, and Mark Stacks. So with Nikon in hand and a 1.8 fixed focal point I shot away like the professionals I have admired for so long.

In the end it does not change. When I shoot a photo of a car  in an attempt to capture the details, all I get is a car. The above photographers make magic happen. The car disappears and the details emerge.

Well to add to the list of Kustom Kulture photographers who are far superior to me is a young man from Lille, France, Alex Tacco of TACCO Photography.

This 28 year old lover of Automotive, Lifestyle, Pin-Ups, and Kustom Kulture photography really produces some magic, and I think you will agree that his photos really bring out the details.

Enjoy today’s gallery to the sounds of Sarah Shook & the Disarmers out of Chapel Hill, North Carolina with their song Keep The Home Fires Burnin’.



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Acoustic Night w/ Misha Kiristaev At Sad Man’s Tongue Bar & Bistro

Misha Kiristaev, Live Music, Sad Man's Tongue Bar & Bistro Prague

Join us here at Sad Man’s Tongue Bar & Bistro Prague on Friday September 23rd, from 9:00 pm until 11pm, for an acoustic set with Misha Kiristaev. As always entry is free.

Misha is a young artist, living in Prague who is in love with post-punk and electro sounds. Here’s a taste;

While not accompanied by all his band members we expect this to be a very special show with this young man’s big voice.

Remember that the show starts at 9pm so if you want to have dinner first be sure to come early.

Live Music, Sad Man's Tongue Bar & Bistro Prague

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Thomas’s Barber Shop: Old School Never Felt So Good

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We have all seen the pictures, and we have all seen the movies……straight razors, hot towels, and what seemed to be an exceptional experience with getting a guy’s haircut.

Of course to a lot of us this was a legend, a myth, or a tall tale told by our grandfathers and great grandfathers. But then again there were those pictures that seemed to back the tales up.

For years I suffered haircuts at a salon who just did not know what a true men’s cut was. Sorry to all your beauty salons but a men’s cut requires hair to be trimmed not just from the top of ones head. I am sure all you guys know what I mean.

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Enter Thomas’s Barber Shop, the first original barber shop to open in Prague. When I heard about them from a friend I was quite excited as we had done some articles on an Old School barber shop in Holland, Schorem Haarsnijder En Barbier. I dreamed of the day that something similar would open here.

They have many options ranging in price for your pleasure from a simple proper cut to the Ultimate experience which I did partake in and includes the following;

Men’s haircut with shampoo, defining beard lines, contouring, drying and styling, HOT TOWEL WET SHAVE, taning the hair on  ears, SOTHYS facial peeling, facial massage, ANTI-AGE mask and serum, paraffin, scalp massage, shoulders massage, massage of hands and arms, final styling, glass of whisky.

It was the best money I ever spent on a hair cut in my entire life, as well as one of the best experiences at a barbers or any previous hair salon I had visited.

They gone to say on their website;

Our shop is not a ‘modern day’ hair salon, at our establishment you step back to the golden age of barber shops. Hot-towel prepping, straight-razor closeness and all with bringing back tradition of when a visit to the barber shop was more than just a haircut. We strive to make you feel and look great in an environment where you can relax, socialize and enjoy a real man’s grooming.

 In this electronic age we want to offer you the experience of traditional grooming techniques, making a haircut and shave not just a necessity, but a pleasure. Only in our shop you can indulge in classic shaving with straight-razor and hot towel steaming, keeping an old-fashioned tradition alive.

Salon in Prague 1 Navrátilova 16 was the first to open and nowadays is a cult address associated with perfect men care.

If you want to be properly pampered and treated then there is no other choice. The ultimate experience can take 70 to 90 minutes, but you walk out feeling like a million bucks.With three locations they make it pretty easy for you to find your way there.

I myself have not had a haircut in over a year and my facial hair is fully grown in. Lets just say I have now set the stage for their barbers to sculpt away and create something special, if they are up for the challenge. I’ll be making an appointment soon.

Enjoy today’s musical selection of St. Johnny And the Sinners based out of Prague, Czech Republic with their rendition of Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues.”








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The Legendary Pernštejn Pardubicky Porter: Unique to the Czech Republic At Sad man’s Tongue Bar & Bistro Prague

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We love Old School things over here at Sad Man’s Tongue just as much as we love legs and a great tattoo. While a person’s tattoos are as unique to the individual, so is Pernstejn’s Pardubicky Porter unique unto the Czech republic.

We proudly serve this beautiful Porter here at Sad Man’s Tongue, one of only a select few locations that do so in Prague. The legendary Porter beer has been produced in the Pardubice Brewery since 1891 according to its original recipe.

Pardubice Brewery has been brewing beers since 1871 in the town of Pardubice. The town itself has a brewing tradition which dates back to the middle ages, now that is Old School.

So come in and taste this Porter that has…..

characteristic dark, almost black, thick foam and distinguished by a very delicate, sweet malt taste. Beer connoisseurs will appreciate chocolate and caramel tones with a subtle touch of cherry.

During our happy hour from 3pm until 6pm you can get a .4 l draft for only 35kc. And at 19 degrees, that sounds like a pretty happy “Happy Hour.”



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In Coffee Heaven At Sad Man’s Tongue Bar and Bistro Prague

I have had a lot of coffee, as I am sure most of our fans and readers have had the same. As for myself I can’t say I have ever really had an amazing cappuccino or latte and if I wanted something special I would have to order a multi ingredient coffee.

But that all has changed. We at Sad Man’s Tongue Bar and Bistro have a secret weapon in the world of coffee, and his name is Kostas. Even a simple late or cappuccino here is like a little piece of heaven on your tongue.

Come in for a simple pleasure or for something more luxurious, like our Almond Espresso, and if you don’t have the time just remember that all our take out coffees are only 30k. If you do have the time, then be sure to ask for Kostas, sit back, and let him delight your senses.





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The Pin Up Photography of Bostjan Tacol Is Coming To Sad Man’s Tongue Bar & Grill – Prague


by Sad Man’s Tongue Photos by Bostjan Tacol of Photobilly

When it comes to Bostjan Tacol, from Ljubljana, Slovenia we are always taking a peak at his web page hoping to get a glimpse of something new. Like a child at Christmas we can’t wait to peak under the tree.

While we know we will always find great photography with bright colors that catch our eye, and some of the hottest pin up girls that lure us in hook, line, and sinker, every new shot is a gift from this talented man.

We have featured Bostjan here many times in the past, so it was only natural to ask him if he could give us a few selected prints. He came through like a champ and sent us five beautiful prints that we will be hanging on our walls.

If you want to see the selection he sent then you have to come and visit us, but here is a selection of his incredible work. Enjoy the gallery to the sounds of The Hells Fire Sinners out of Columbus, Ohio with their song “The Last Song Of 59.”

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Frankenstein & Bride Come To Sad Man’s Tongue Bar & Bistro – Prague


The Art of Mike Bell at Sad man's Tongue Bar & Bistro Prague, Rockabilly (8)

When I first saw Artist Mike Bell’s painting of Frankenstein and His Bride, I always imagined that if we ever moved from a virtual bar and bistro to the real deal, we would make a place for his incredible work.

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Well Sad Man’s Tongue Bar & Bistro is opening it’s doors soon and Mike Bell is sending us both prints three and half feet tall to grace our place, as we look towards a late August opening.

Artist Mike Bell has an incredible variety of art that takes nostalgic figures and throws in a bit of humanity and humor, which makes you fell like these old school monsters would be cool to party with.

We expect the canvas prints to arrive in a couple of weeks and you should be able to view them on opening day in several weeks time. Until them enjoy the work of Mike Bell below to D.A. Sebasstian And The Inner Demons from Seattle, Washington with thier song Monster, Monster.


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