Arts & Entertainment

Life at 33 1/3: Nothing left to prove

Friday, 22 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 21 By Carl Meyer
The Moody Blues: Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (Threshold) With “A Question Of Balance” The Moody Blues had an ever so small go at social criticism.  The album’s proposed theme…

Classical Connections: The Twilight Zone

Friday, 22 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 21 By Colin Kaye
Mention the words “night music” and I suppose the first classical piece that springs to mind is Mozart’s Serenade No. 13 in G Major, better known as Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.…

Classical Connections: Harping on

Friday, 15 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 20 By Colin Kaye
A well-established joke among musicians is that harps are like old people; they’re unforgiving and difficult to get in and out of cars.  Harps have been the target for musicians’…

Life at 33 1/3: The triumphant return of Ian Hunter

Friday, 08 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 19 By Carl Meyer
Ian Hunter, You’re Never Alone With A Schizophrenic (Chrysalis) *From the vaults of Carl Meyer, and original album review written in May 1979.* In 1977 Ian Hunter reached rock bottom…

Classical Connections: From song-plugger to star

Friday, 08 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 19 By Colin Kaye
George Gershwin had a modest start to his musical career.  After leaving school at the age of fifteen his first job was a song-plugger whose task it was to promote…

Life at 33 1/3: Hermania made Ramones tick

Friday, 01 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 18 By Carl Meyer
Herman’s Hermits, 20 Greatest Hits (K-tel) Talkin’ to Joey and Johnny when The Ramones visited Oslo in 1980, I was quite unprepared for their total lack of enthusiasm when questioned…

Classical Connections: Seconds apart

Friday, 01 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 18 By Colin Kaye
One of the most satisfying things about playing in an orchestra is that you experience the music from a different perspective.  It’s difficult to describe, but you feel that you’re…

Viennese Opera Ball coming to Bangkok

Friday, 24 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 17 By Elfi Seitz
At a recently held press conference, the Austrian Ambassador to Thailand, HE Enno Drofenik, announced that a Viennese style Opera Ball would be held on May 8 at the Chadra…

Life at 33 1/3: A strong case for the future

Friday, 24 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 17 By Carl Meyer
Ronnie Lane, See Me (GEM) *From the vaults of Carl Meyer, an original album review written in June 1980.* What a long, strange trip it’s been.  All the way from…

Classical Connections: Playing the System

Friday, 24 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 17 By Colin Kaye
There can be few classical music enthusiasts who haven’t heard of El Sistema, Venezuela’s vast music education programme.  It emphasizes intensive ensemble work from the earliest stages and relies on…

Life at 33 1/3: Bowie reincarnated

Friday, 17 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 16 By Carl Meyer
Psychedelic Furs, Forever Now (CBS) *From the vaults of Carl Meyer, and original album review written in October 1982.* The sound of Psychedelic Furs, led by  Richard Butler’s rickety, world-weary…

Classical Connections: Festivals – without the water

Friday, 17 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 16 By Colin Kaye
It’s that time of year again when you’re either out in the streets having a hilarious time throwing water at everyone else or like me, locked up at home hoping…

Life at 33 1/3: Life is not an easy ride

Friday, 10 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 15 By Carl Meyer
Aztec Camera, High Land, Hard Rain (Rough Trade) *From the vaults of Carl Meyer, an original album review written in May 1983.* Roddy Frame and his Aztec Camera have mysteriously…

Classical Connections: Choral contrasts

Friday, 10 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 15 By Colin Kaye
It’s probably a pretty safe bet to state that the first music ever to be heard on this planet was made by the human voice.  At some point in human…

Poor families raise a glass to TFi and Rotary

Friday, 10 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 15 By Paul Strachan
Members of the Thai Farang Initiative (TFi) joined forces once again with the Rotary Club Of Eastern Seaboard (RCES) to facilitate a method of providing safe, clean drinking water, for…
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