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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…

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.
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