Arts & Entertainment

Life at 33 1/3: The avenger of the nerds

Friday, 21 November 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 47 By Carl Meyer
Elvis Costello, My Aim Is True (Stiff) A debut album that no one saw coming.  It burst through the heavy thunder clouds of punk rock and delivered a glimmer of…

Classical Connections: Give me five

Friday, 21 November 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 47 By Colin Kaye
Until yesterday, I always thought that a quintet was either a group of five musicians, or a piece of music written for them.  It seems that Quintet was also the…
About 2,000 public officials, private organizers and students raised more than 2 million baht for the Pattaya Orphanage at the Love & Care charity concert at the Alangkarn Theatre on…

Life at 33 1/3: The super sessions

Friday, 14 November 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 46 By Carl Meyer
Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Steve Stills: Super Session (Columbia/CBS) The term “super group” was popular at the end of the 60’s.  Cream started it back in 1966.  But it was…

Book Group reviews ‘Infidel’ - selects reading list for 2015

Friday, 14 November 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 46 By Sue K
Members of the Pattaya Ladies Book Group met for their monthly book discussion on October 28, this time Angela Poustie kindly hosting the meeting at her residence. 

Classical Connections: Rivers of Life

Friday, 14 November 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 46 By Colin Kaye
“A river,” wrote Laura Gilpin, “seems a magic thing … a magic, moving, living part of the very earth itself.”  Now Laura Gilpin you might recall, was an indefatigable American…
Silverlake Wine & Grill thanked customers for their support with a special dinner package and concert from the Dutch swing band B2F on the evening of Saturday, November 1.

Life at 33 1/3: The joys of summer, the pain of youth

Friday, 07 November 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 45 By Carl Meyer
Beach Boys: All Summer Long (Capitol) If nothing else, this is an excellent soundtrack to summer.  A quick glance at the sleeve should tell you that much.  At the time…

Miss International Queen pageant final this weekend

Friday, 07 November 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 45
The climax of the world renowned Miss International Queen 2014 beauty pageant will be held at the Tiffany Show Lounge in Pattaya on Friday, November 7.  Entrants from more than…

Classical Connections: Just a Minuet

Friday, 07 November 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 45 By Colin Kaye
A few days ago, having nothing much of importance to do, I read a short story by the 19th century master of the genre, Guy de Maupassant.  In his brief…

Pattaya Players calls special general meeting

Friday, 07 November 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 45
In view of recent developments and subsequent Committee resignations, local amateur dramatics group the Pattaya Players will be holding a Special General Meeting on Wednesday, 19th November, 2014 at 7.00…

Pattaya resonates to the sound of brass

Friday, 07 November 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 45
Brass bands…like Marmite, you either love it or hate it.  From the attendance on Sunday 26th October at the Parkview Rooms in Siam Bayshore a lot of people like them.…

Dutch Swing College Band heading to Pattaya

Friday, 31 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 44
A popular saying goes: “There are two kinds of music, good music and bad music”.  For the true fan of good traditional jazz music the choice is simple, because there…

Life at 33 1/3: A cult classic

Friday, 31 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 44 By Carl Meyer
Pretty Things: Parachute (Harvest) June 1970 was an eventful month.  Edward Heath defeated Harold Wilson in the UK general election, Brazil defeated Italy 4-1 in the World Cup final and…

Classical Connections: Fabulous Birds

Friday, 31 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 44 By Colin Kaye
A few nights ago, having nothing much better to do, I started to make a list of classical music inspired by birds.  Yes I know, sad but true.  Incidentally, I…
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