Arts & Entertainment

Life at 33 1/3: Return of the bad boys

Friday, 12 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 37 By Carl Meyer
The Rolling Stones, Some Girls (Rolling Stones Records) Released: June 9, 1978 June 1978 was a busy month for record buyers.  Dylan («Street Legal»), Springsteen («Darkness On The Edge Of Town»)and…

Classical Connections: And the Waltz Goes On

Friday, 12 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 37 By Colin Kaye
You might be surprised to know that the title And the Waltz Goes On is actually an orchestral piece composed by the actor Sir Anthony Hopkins, better known perhaps for…

King Chulalongkorn coin that never made it into circulation

Friday, 12 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 37 By Jan Olav Aamlid
As a young man I opened Oslo Mynthandel in 1974. I thought I was the biggest expert of coins in the world. After 40 years in the trade I do…

Jadzia crowned Miss Hard Rock Pattaya 2014

Friday, 05 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 36
Thai ladies with a penchant for rock-n-roll were summoned from all parts of the Kingdom to compete in the Miss Hard Rock Pattaya 2014 competition, held August 8-9.

Life at 33 1/3: The album classics of 1970

Friday, 05 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 36 By Carl Meyer
Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin III (Atlantic) - Released: October 5, 1970. In October 1970 a crestfallen 18 year old was wondering if he had bought a pig in a poke.…

Classical Connections: Sea Fever

Friday, 05 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 36 By Colin Kaye
In the sultry British autumn of 2005, a poetry magazine called Magma published a list of popular poems and invited people to vote for their favourites.  The results were announced…

Life at 33 1/3: The album classics of 1969

Friday, 29 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 35 By Carl Meyer
The Beatles, Abbey Road (Apple) - Released: September 26, 1969 Is the famous medley on side 2 actually nothing more than spectacular styling of half baked ideas and song fragments…

Classical Connections: A wandering voice

Friday, 29 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 35 By Colin Kaye
The title of course comes from William Wordsworth; he who wandered lonely as a cloud, composed upon Westminster Bridge, wrote poetry about nature and was born in the same year…
Sophon Cable TV is literally giving away the house this year to thank customers for the business with its annual “Big Thank You” event.

TFi celebrates 1st anniversary - 80’s style

Friday, 22 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 34 By Paul Strachan
Adam & the Ants, Blondie, Madness and Musical Youth were among just a few of the artists from yesteryear heard blaring out of the speakers at the TFi ‘Back to…

Henry Knowles - on a music mission in Pattaya

Friday, 22 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 34 By Marcus Souksi
Pattaya is well known for its variety of nightly entertainment venues, including bars and restaurants with live bands, discos and dance clubs.  But it’s very seldom that we hear about…

Life at 33 1/3: The album classics of 1968

Friday, 22 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 34 By Carl Meyer
The Beatles, The Beatles (Apple) - Released: November 22, 1968 A wondrous treasure of songs and styles.  Not four solo albums rolled into one as some say, but at least…

Classical Connections: Three’s company

Friday, 22 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 34 By Colin Kaye
“When shall we three meet again?” is, you may recall, the first line spoken in the Scottish play (for I dare not utter its name).  It begins - somewhat unusually…

Life at 33 1/3: The album classics of 1967

Friday, 15 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 33 By Carl Meyer
What a year.  And this is just the tip of the iceberg! The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Parlophone) - Released: May 25, 1967 A concept album about…

Classical Connections: Stolen melodies

Friday, 15 August 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 33 By Colin Kaye
I wonder whether you recall that court case involving the song My Sweet Lord supposedly by George Harrison.  The song came out in 1971 and bore striking similarities to He’s…

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)…
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