Arts & Entertainment

Classical Connections: Animal Crackers

Friday, 11 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 28 By Colin Kaye
A long time ago, when the world seemed a different place and I was very young, my parents used to occasionally give me a small chocolate mouse.  It was intended…

Life at 33 1/3: All hands on deck

Friday, 04 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 27 By Carl Meyer
Procol Harum: A Salty Dog (Regal Zonophone) - Released: June 1969 An eccentric and puzzling band that never resembled anyone but themselves.  Put a Procol Harum disc on your turntable…

All-Mozart Concert in Pattaya

Friday, 04 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 27 By Colin Kaye
Mozart is coming to Pattaya on Saturday 12th July. Not in person you understand, because he shuffled off to the Music Room in the Sky well over two hundred years…

Life at 33 1/3: The weirdest album of them all

Friday, 27 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 26 By Carl Meyer
Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band: Trout Mask Replica (Straight) This is simply hardcore.  The weirdest piece of music I ever bought as a teenager.  What made me go for…

‘Open Audition’ call for Pattaya Players

Friday, 27 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 26
Local amateur dramatics group the Pattaya Players will be holding open auditions for their upcoming production ‘Magical Music Hall Memories (Vaudeville)’, which will feature familiar songs from the music hall…

Life at 33 1/3: Another forgotten McCartney-classic

Friday, 20 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 25 By Carl Meyer
Wings: Venus And Mars (Capitol) The critics tore it to pieces.  At the time I was disappointed too.  “Venus And Mars” sounded like a pale sequel  to “Band On The…

Life at 33 1/3: A period of transition and whimsy

Friday, 13 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 24 By Carl Meyer
Pink Floyd: More (Columbia) Pink Floyd went through a trial and error period after Syd Barrett imploded.  Barrett still reverberated ghost-like through “A Saucerful Of Secrets”.  And then they were…

Life at 33 1/3: The transfer ticket to punk

Friday, 06 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 23 By Carl Meyer
The Tubes: The Tubes (A&M) In 1975 The Tubes resembled a high school revue that had dropped out, run off and grown slightly older while refusing to grow up, still…

Life at 33 1/3: 10cc: The Zappas of Pop

Friday, 30 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 22 By Carl Meyer
10cc: 10cc (UK) Oh dear, the British pop scene in 1972-73 was like a carnival.  The 45 had restored some of its old power and glory thanks to the world…
Pop stars Ja R-Siam and Jenifer Kim headlined a five-hour concert and party recently thrown by Banglamung Cable TV for its customers at the BTV Family Concert 2014.
Beauty stars give insight into life in the third gender After the various stage showing sessions, the 17th  Miss Tiffany’s Universe 2014 transgender beauty pageant concluded on May 2 with…

Life at 33 1/3: The sound inside Dylan’s head

Friday, 23 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 21 By Carl Meyer
Bob Dylan: The Original Mono Recordings (Columbia) Originally released in 2010 and still available (even on CD), this box contains Bob Dylan’s first eight albums in mono.  The sleeves are…

Asia International Guitar Festival dates confirmed

Friday, 16 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 20
The Thailand Guitar Society has announced that the 2014 Asia International Guitar Festival & Competition will take place at the Sukosol Bangkok hotel from June 12-15.

Life at 33 1/3: The Belfast gypsy arrives

Friday, 16 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 20 By Carl Meyer
Them: Them (aka The “Angry” Young THEM!) (Decca) If you say that Van Morrison is a bore, a grumpy bore even, I am not gonna argue.  His vast catalogue of…

Aussie jazz star Young headlines at Silverlake

Friday, 16 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 20 By Urasin Khantaraphan
Australian jazz singer Jess Young headlined a night of international and Thai sounds at the Silverlake Vineyard earlier this month. The Melbourne native, who recently returned from New York where…
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