Arts & Entertainment

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…
The Tiffany Show celebrated its 40th anniversary by crowning its 17th winner in the recently held Miss Tiffany Universe transgender beauty contest. Nissa Katerahong bested 29 other transvestites to take…

Life at 33 1/3: Sleeve is better than the record

Friday, 09 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 19 By Carl Meyer
Dave Clark Five: Catch Us If You Can (Columbia) To me “Catch Us If You Can” was a song and a car.  More than enough to keep Dave Clark Five…

A-One Hotel hosts Songkran bikini pool party

Friday, 02 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 18
A-One Hotel Pattaya marked the end of the Songkran holiday week with a “Drink Dive Duck” bikini pool party at the poolside of the hotel on the beach road on…
A fantastic night of live British rock music took place on Friday, April 25, with thirty songs of Britain’s top artists represented on stage at the Mantra Restaurant & Bar.

Life at 33 1/3: Sunny slices of Americana

Friday, 02 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 18 By Carl Meyer
Grateful Dead: Workinman’s Dead (Warner Brothers) Suddenly this album arrived, just as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young were the biggest thing around and singer-songwriters went Americana.  It was all guitar…

Pattaya related movie to be showcased in New York

Friday, 02 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 18
“Clueless?”, a short film written by Pattaya resident and writer Peter Alan Lloyd has been selected for a screening at the prestigious SOHO International Film Festival in New York later…

Life at 33 1/3: Back to the future

Friday, 25 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 17 By Carl Meyer
Roxy Music, Roxy Music (Island) Roxy Music’s debut-album caught most people off balance.  The music was a burlesque and eccentric brew of nostalgia and futurism.  Wrapped in a glossy, striking…

Open auditions for Pattaya Players ‘One-Acts’

Friday, 25 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 17
Local amateur dramatics group the Pattaya Players have announced auditions for their next production of 3 one-act plays to be staged on 27 & 28 June.
The Beach Club of Pullman Pattaya Hotel G is in for a extraordinary treat as world renowned chef Hervé Frerard comes to prepare two unforgettable dinners 29th - 30th April.

Pink Floyd and Dire Straits at the Mantra

Friday, 25 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 17 By Dr. Iain Corness
Hands up all the British rockers out there!  OK, I was exaggerating a little when I mentioned Pink Floyd and Dire Straits, they’re not live, but the Mantra is the…
Pattaya Soul Club held another of its popular ‘Souled Out’ nights on April 4, this time at a new venue, the Lion Pub on soi 17. This was the Club’s…
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