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Life at 33 1/3: The album classics of 1966

Friday, 08 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 32 By Carl Meyer
The Beatles, Revolver (Parlophone) - Released: August 5, 1966. The album’s first side is a display of diversity.  Each song takes you to a new place.  From the brutal drive…

Classical Connections: Trains of thought

Friday, 08 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 32 By Colin Kaye
I wonder whether you recall that self-righteous little poem by Frances Cornford entitled, rather insensitively, To a Fat Lady Seen from the Train.  My mother was fond of quoting the…

Life at 33 1/3: The album classics of 1965

Friday, 01 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 31 By Carl Meyer
Ten of the most important albums released in 1965.  Except for the first five you may rank them in any order you like.  Even replace them with your own favourites.…

Classical Connections: Black marks on white paper

Friday, 01 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 31 By Colin Kaye
When you come to think about it, Western music notation is quite amazing because it has served musicians pretty well unchanged for several hundred years.

Take a trip back to the 80’s with TFi

Friday, 01 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 31
TFi are back with another exciting musical night scheduled for Friday, August 8 and running under the theme ‘Back to the 80’s’. This event will mark TFi’s (Thai Farang Initiative’s)…

Life at 33 1/3: The album classics of 1964

Friday, 25 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 30 By Carl Meyer
Here’s ten of the best and most important albums that were released 50 years ago.  Except for “A Hard Day’s Night” you may rank them in any order you like.…

Hua Hin swinging with jazz this weekend

Friday, 25 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 30
The annual Hua Hin Jazz Festival, the longest running and most well-known jazz festival in the kingdom, will take place by the beach at the Hua Hin Queen’s Park on…

Classical Connections: Looney Tunes

Friday, 25 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 30 By Colin Kaye
I rather like the story about the child at elementary school who was asked by her teacher which is most useful, the sun or the moon.  After a few moments’…

Mozart at the Siam Bayshore

Friday, 18 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 29 By Colin Kaye
A full house of enthusiastic concert-goers welcomed Bangkok’s long-established Pro Musica Orchestra recently in an all-Mozart programme conducted by the renowned H.E. Admiral M. L. Usni Pramoj, one of Thailand’s…

Life at 33 1/3: The Greatest Albums of 1963

Friday, 18 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 29 By Carl Meyer
1. The Beatles, “Please Please Me” (Parlophone) The Beatles entered the EMI studios in Abbey Road on February 11, 1963 to record their first album.  Their second single, “Please Please…

Classical Connections: A sense of place

Friday, 18 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 29 By Colin Kaye
A few days ago with nothing very much in mind, I was aimlessly browsing through different countries with the aid of Google maps and for some reason I found myself…

Soul seekers party the night away for a worthy cause

Friday, 11 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 28 By Paul Strachan
The sounds of Northern Soul & Tamla Motown were blasting out of the Access Inn on the night of Saturday July 5 as the Pattaya Soul Club held another of…

A-cappella with twist - Din & Tonics coming to Pattaya

Friday, 11 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 28
The Harvard University Din & Tonics (a.k.a. the ‘Dins’) will be performing at the Siam Bayshore Hotel, Pattaya on Monday, July 21, with the curtain set to go up at…

Life at 33 1/3: Jumping the wrong train

Friday, 11 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 28 By Carl Meyer
Moody Blues: The Magnificant Moodies (Decca) Denny Laine’s voice had an angelic quality, the sound of loneliness and beauty, suitable for heart broken ballads, the folk songs of elves and…

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…
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