Posts Tagged ‘Simon’s Groove Approved’

Strangetastic is Simon’s Groove Approved!

November 29th, 2009

I’ll say little more than you need only visit the website and download the podcast to learn why STRANGETASTIC is Simon’s Groove APPROVED!

‘One Among the Sleepless’ is Simon’s Groove Approved

November 22nd, 2009

This book–read as a podcast–is a rare, entertaining audio trip. Funny with some menace and action, One Among the Sleepless is well-voiced and dripping with personality. The author deserves a book deal. Or a talk show.

Check it out…One Among the Sleepless is Simon’s Groove Approved!

Who is the One? Is it Peter Reynolds, mild-mannered office clerk pouring petrol through his neighbour’s letterbox in the middle of the night? Is it Wayne Dolan, a man who discovers strange, unsociable uses for his own urine – and an even stranger desire for the lady upstairs with the whip? Or is it Dusty, a mysterious vagrant who views the world through a pair of 1966 Balorama wrap sunglasses?

Mick Nixon wants to find out, because people are disappearing. And if he and Sally are ever going to share more than just sandwiches, he’d better hurry up, or they could be next.

One Among the Sleepless is a novel set in a neighbourhood just like yours: noisy, angry, demented. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll throw it through your neighbour’s window tied to a house brick!

Visit the website to learn more:  One Among the Sleepless | mike bennett

Simon’s Groove Approved: Hansen’s Natural Cane Soda

September 19th, 2009

Every now and then–and without promotional consideration–your buddy Simon will recommend a product or service that has earned the distinction of being “Simon’s Groove Approved.”

“What does that mean?” you may ask. It means I like it because it adds to my quality of life–thus another step towards my goal of getting my groove back— and think it will enhance yours, too.

Our first item is a line of sodas sweetened with natural cane sugar, not that high fructose corn syrup crap: Hansen’s Natural Cane Soda. They have numerous flavors and no caffeine, as their website boasts:


Unlike a lot of other colas, we keep ours completely natural by using real cane sugar and keeping it free from preservatives, artificial flavors, colors, caffeine and sodium. Not only can you taste the difference, you can also see it when you look at how pure our beverages appear (with the exception of root beer, which is naturally brown).

The soda is also gluten and dairy free, which is a bonus for a dear friend of mine who is allergic to gluten.

Great with Stoli.

Great with Stoli.

My favorite flavor is Mandarin Lime–which is not only great straight from the can, but is also a hell of a mix with vodka.

I buy mine by the case at Costco–which is pretty cool when you consider that Hansen’s offers a $4 rebate.

So, here’s to Simon’s Groove Approved Hansen’s Natural Cane Soda.

Long may it pour.

P.S. I’m working on a Simon’s Groove Approved graphic. If you’re a graphic artist and want a permanent free link on this site, please feel free to design one!

P.P.S. Any of you “blogger ethics types” who don’t care for my shameless, occasional (and uncompensated) plugs need to pop the top on a Mandarin Lime soda, mix it with Stoli and chill.