Those are real cabriolets, not like those automobiles you call cabs! Cab-related scenes include cabbies watching the sides of the street for possible fares, and another cabman opens the lid on the top of the cab to talk to his passenger inside. London taxi history , part of Jamie Owens' London taxi page. Nash's Numbers , London driver Alan Nash has crunched the numbers for just about everything.
Highly recommended for drivers who are compiling listings of night spots, theaters, etc. NetXposure , high quality historical taxi photo calendars from London driver Vince Chin. A cast of colourful characters feature in Lee Henry's 'brilliantly researched root and branch history of taxiing in Belfast'. Published by Blackstaff Press. Jeremiah Ryan's Taxi Ireland , what's happening with Ireland's taxi industry, including news, Dublin rates of fare and permit prices.
Taken together the five articles form a kind of cross-cultural survey of cab driving in the twilight of the horsedrawn era. Many thanks to Norman Beattie of Winnipeg for preparing this outstanding collection of text and photos, one of the best and most interesting historical works on Taxi-L. The delightful Femmes Cocher collection of postcards from the early s celebrates the role of women in the Paris horse cab trade. Many thanks to Winnipeg librarian and former taxicab driver Norman Beattie for this visual treat combined with sound historical research.
Many thanks to the Union des Taxis Ruraux for links to French-language taxi sites Forum de discussion des taxis francophones , and Annuaire des taxis francophones. Paris taxis during WWI transported troops to the front.
Featured items Murder Lost To Time: Last Call At The Ringnose Pub by Montreal writer and taxi driver Peter Foster is a mystery story set in against a backdrop of the contraband cigarette trade. Joe Biondo's Real Seattle Taxi blog highlights his role as driver representative on two Seattle-area taxi advisory panels. I think they're interchangeable in that if you can't take pleasure in one, you probably can't take pleasure in the other. The different sections of the NTA logo represent the different nations that the association represents: Also, this book is very much a reflection of
See also an second video clip of this historic moment relating to the First Battle of the Marne. See also Norman Beattie's web essay and photos on Gazdanov. Portal del Taxi Europeo , personal page of M. Taxi de Barcelona , directed to the taxi driving community in Barcelona, Spain. Idee e notizie sul mondo del Taxi , Italian taxi blog. Taxi-in-Berlin , German language page with news and links to cab services. Journalist and driver Peppe Arnigne in Stockholm Sweden, relative to his work situation and his travels through south-east Asia.
Norm Beattie offers a graphic history of the taxi industry in Winnipeg. This is one of the best image collections on Taxi-Library and is highly recommended!
The mysterious death of Ottawa hackman Alfred Bonenfant in turned out to be accidental. Yet the story of the incident and the inquest that followed shine a light on the horse taxi trade just prior to its eclipse by automobiles. This is another excellent collection of text and photos by Canadian taxi historian Norman Beattie. Taxi history from the s to s is illustrated with more than photos. Text by Norman Beattie chronicles the transition from small horse-drawn liveries operating out of stables to fleets of Cadillacs, Nashs, Packards and Studebakers.
Winnipeg Cab History is an enthralling read for taxi folk everywhere. Norm Beattie suggests using "taxi cab taxicab" as the search words, and limiting the search to "Photos and Prints. See Not Just A Job: Taxi Driver Insight and Inspiration.
The book is based on his blog of the same name. See also a sampling of Dmitry's colorful art. Steamy Raimon has a new page humor book for sale: NY City Cab is a resource for yellow medallion cab drivers and operators, including advertised vehicles for sale and driver positions available. Master Cabbie school of New York City describes itself as the largest taxi driver training center in the world. Organizer and college professor Biju Mathew's book "Taxi! Healaurdon's Taxi News from a driver in the Boston area.
Joe Biondo's Real Seattle Taxi blog highlights his role as driver representative on two Seattle-area taxi advisory panels. It is available as an ebook from Smashwords.
Trailer for the taxi movie by Jim Jarmusch, Night on Earth. Belle Peppa offers this review: The movie also takes place you can imagine the world time clocks simultaneously. The sun is going down in LA and coming up in Helsinki. Each vignette gives us a little view of the city, and a wonderful story of the transient connection between the driver and passenger.
The movie is subtitled when the language spoken is not English. Taxi Drivers Association of Austin promotes the economic liberty and interest of taxi drivers in Austin, Texas. Support the Omaha Cab Drivers is a Facebook page dedicated to drivers' unionization campaign. The Alliance , Las Vegas driver coalition of labor organizations. Las Vegas taxi Driver offers news, information and tips for Las Vegas taxi drivers and the riding public. Its six issues featured industry news, photos, original art, tales of the road, poetry, social commentary and more.
These four issues are posted by permission of Ralph Hoffschildt and Jesus Portillo.
Scanning is courtesy of Don Anderson. The March issue is 31 pages, 6. The Winter issue is 57 pages, 7. The Spring issue is 59 pages, The issue number 11 is 64 pages, Scanning and archiving of the Deep City Press is an ongoing project, with the July issue preserved as individual page scans in two zipped packages: The covers of all six issues are combined here in one graphic. Ralph advises that readers are welcome to share or reprint issues for personal use but not for profit.
For other uses contact Ralph Hoffschildt for permission. Read about Nathan Willensky's collection of 10, pieces of taxi memorabila including 1, toy taxis. The article appeared in the New York Times, The Spy In the Cab: Taxis and San Francisco Labor History: The First Years. Charles Rathbone reviews the ebb and flow of organized labor's ability to influence working conditions among taxicab drivers during the 20th Century; includes historical photographs courtesy of the San Francisco Public Library.
Read an extract from the book or contact CafePress to obtain hard copy and digital editions. A 1st Week in the Zen Life The world's longest taxi ride was arguably Charlie Heard's trip that commenced in Geelong Victoria Australia in Read about his grandson's re-enactment of the epic journey across the continent and back. See also a video on YouTube. Australian Taxi Drivers Association represents drivers and their organizations. New Zealand Taxi Federation with links to member companies.
Victoria Transport Policy Institute , an independent research organization dedicated to developing innovative and practical solutions to transportation problems, located in Victoria, British Columbia. Tries to identify the full benefits, costs and equity impacts of alternative transportation policies and programs.
They both want something, and in their own, inept way, they're looking to play house. There are places in your fiction where you write voraciously about food, and the other place where I see that kind of passion is in the sex in the books. There seems to be this really strong connection between food and sex in both your fiction and non-fiction. Taking pleasure in food has always been associated with sin. Food and sex have been closely aligned in the Judeo-Christian ethic going right back to the very beginning and the apple.
If you don't like sex, if you don't like music or movies, chances are you're not eating well, either. Yes, I think there's a close connection personality-wise, but also physiologically, you undergo many of the same physiological changes in anticipation of a good meal as you do with sex. I think they're closely aligned. I read a lot of food writers, and I'm always thinking, this person writes about food like they've never had good sex in their life. I think they're interchangeable in that if you can't take pleasure in one, you probably can't take pleasure in the other.
Yeah, now there's a guy, the authoritative crank done well. I kind of like Ruth Reichel's stuff. Not my style, but she makes it interesting because she's so kooky and writes about her own dysfunctional life. I also like the Nigella Lawson stuff. It's all about eating, she doesn't set herself up as an expert.
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I've been accused of being more interested in chefs and in the lifestyle, than in the food, and that's true. But, you know, if you're in the life, chances are you love food. I guess I'm more interested in the tribe of cooks, and their customs, attitudes, and argot, than I am in I mean, how many adjectives can you use to describe a salad? After "crunchy," "garden fresh," and "redolent of unkilled fields," what are you gonna do?
It's like writing for Penthouse Letters. One of your other apparent passions in fiction is writing about the mob. Does writing about the Mafia offer you a way to explore the characters, or do you think it's just fun to write and read about? All of the above. I worked with a bunch of those guys back in the seventies and eighties.
I'm a crime buff. I watch a lot of trials, I listen to wiretap recordings, read transcripts of surreptitious recordings of mobsters. First of all, I like the sound. To me, it's poetry, the sound of mobsters talking—especially when they think they might be being taped, but they're not sure, and they're speaking in that loopy, elliptical way. To me, Joe Pesci is like Charlie Parker: So that's number one. Two, it's a pressure-cooker situation, with moral gray areas, personal loyalties What is the great American family television show?
There's no more accurate representation of the average American family. You have to go to an organized crime family to see what Americans really live like and how they talk at home. So, in a sense, it's just a comfortable way to explore the kind of social relationships I'm familiar with. Organized crime, much like real life, is not The Godfather. Somebody makes a mistake, they screw up, they don't get whacked, it's not the end of the world. People betray each other in small ways all the time. You make a decision, and you move on, you try to do the best you can.
So it's a comfortable world, it's a familiar world, and it sounds good to me. I like the way they talk. Almost all of them. And they eat, and eat well. Although you do make fun of the way the mobsters eat in Bone in the Throat. That was very much based on this kid I knew, a chef. There was a lot of me, a lot of chefs I worked with, but I was very much thinking of this hood-y character from Arthur Avenue who had become a French chef in New York.
I thought it was very interesting that he was half in and half out. I was a kid who grew up with pirates and cowboys.
The gangsters are simply a continuation of that tradition of A Boy's Own Adventure. I like the conversational tone of both your fiction and non-fiction, and I've read in other interviews that you feel you developed your capacity for bullshitting in the restaurant world, in the kitchen. When you write, are you taking things from your own life and then "bullshitting" them out? You're never going to find me writing about Irish potato farmers. I avoid any characters whose voices I can't do. If I don't know them and how they talk, I'm not doing them.
On the one hand, it's limiting, on the other, no, I don't see it as limiting. I've been in the business 28 years, I've met a lot of people, I know how they talk. It's comfortable for me. Catchy, realistic dialogue is intensely important to me.
More important than anything else. To hell with plot. If I'm reading a crime book for instance, like the Spenser books, and Spenser and the girlfriend start engaging in quippy repartee, catching up on the plot, it stops dead for me. Who talks like this in their private moments, in perfect sentences? And also, when I'm imagining the reader, I'm always gearing it towards the kind of people who are like my characters. I'm writing for cooks, because I don't know who anyone else is. I haven't had that much exposure to the general public, I don't really know what they want, I wouldn't even know how to begin to try and please them.
What I don't want is a salad man in some restaurant to read one of my books and say, "This is shit. Who talks like that? Crumley is great at his best. I think The Friends of Eddie Coyle is the absolute benchmark of pitch-perfect dialogue and atmosphere. You can smell the beer on these characters. I like my characters. I want to hang out with them. And I guess that's what I'm doing when I write fiction, is I'm creating a little world that I can escape into for a while, a more dramatic version of the world I've lived in.
I can disappear in to their problems and move them around as I like. For me, George V. Higgins is the benchmark of absolutely perfect, unreliable dialogue. He owns that territory. He's a good friend. Perfect example of a guy who owns his territory. Don't be writing any crime books set in Edinburgh, because Rankin owns it.
Higgins owns Boston, as far as I'm concerned. Woodrell owns the Ozarks.