Arts & Entertainment

Guitar legend Hucky Eichelmann meets Pattaya Mail

Friday, 04 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 40 By Warunya Thongrod
Popular German guitarist Hucky Eichelmann, known as the “Musical Ambassador between the East and West” and closely associated with the music of His Majesty the King, visited the Pattaya Mail…

Life at 33 1/3: Ooh la la

Friday, 04 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 40 By Carl Meyer
Ronnie Lane & the Band “Slim Chance” - Anymore For Anymore (GM) Ronnie Lane is the only artist in the world that I love unconditionally.  I had the privilege of…

Lady rockers line up for Pattaya showdown

Thursday, 26 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 39
Hard Rock Hotel and Cafe Pattaya is set to play host to the Ms. Hard Rock Southeast Asia 2013 contest on 4th – 5th October. The top 3 winners of…

Life at 33 1/3: Not quite all right now

Friday, 27 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 39 By Carl Meyer
Free: Fire And Water (Island) The album that made Free rock’n’roll stars, and it is solely thanks to the single “All Right Now” which held the #1 spot on the…

Mantra sizzles on Latino Night

Friday, 27 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 39 By Sue K
Latin rhythms rocked Mantra on the 14th of September as guests attended a Latino Concert performed by Siam Cubano 8-piece band. Foot loose couples danced to the vibrant tunes of…

Foam–X Party with DJ Sue Ice at Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya

Friday, 20 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 38
On Saturday, 21 September, Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya’s legendary Foam-X Party and Spy presents DJ Sue Ice. 

Life at 33 1/3: The white boy with the black voice

Friday, 20 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 38 By Carl Meyer
Spencer Davis Group: Their First LP (Fontana) It took a while before Spencer Davis Group (file under S) turned into pop stars.  They were discovered as they say, in 1964…

Mozart and Vivaldi are coming to Pattaya

Friday, 20 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 38
If you’re feeling starved of live classical music you’re in for a treat. Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, one of the most popular pieces in the classical repertoire, is coming to town.…

Life at 33 1/3: A horn of plenty

Friday, 13 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 37 By Carl Meyer
The Bee Gees: Bee Gees’ 1st (Polydor) A lonely, fragile, haunting little ballad “New York Mining Disaster 1941” came floating across the airwaves in April 1967.  Everybody thought it was…

Mantra Latino Concert by Siam Cubano Band

Friday, 06 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 36
Mantra Restaurant & Bar invites you to join them on Saturday 14th September for a memorable evening of Latin rhythms with the Mantra Latino Concert performed by the Siam Cubano…

Life at 33 1/3: What made the Stones start rolling

Friday, 06 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 36 By Carl Meyer
Bo Diddley: Go Bo Diddley (Checker) The production is the most obvious difference between The Beatles and The Rolling Stones’ earliest recordings.  The Beatles and George Martin was concerned with…

Life at 33 1/3: The cool side of glam

Friday, 30 August 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 35 By Carl Meyer
Mott The Hoople: Mott (CBS) This record sleeve should have been iconic.  But it is not, it’s long gone.  On the recent CD-edition the lavish sleeve-design was replaced by a…
Royal Cliff hosts Grand Opera birthday concert for HM Queen Sirikit The Royal Cliff Hotels Group and the Grand Opera Thailand celebrated HM Queen Sirikit’s 81st birthday with a musical…

Life at 33 1/3: Walking the dark paths of life

Friday, 23 August 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 34 By Carl Meyer
Roy Orbison: In Dreams (Monument) A black-clad enigma, “The Big O”, almost sinister behind his dark sunglasses.  But when Roy Orbison started singing, the angels were listening.  The dark, mysterious…

Brazilian food festival at Zico’s restaurant

Friday, 16 August 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 33
This much anticipated South American themed food festival was held from the 8th to 12th August at Zico’s Brazilian Bar & Grill restaurant located at Pattaya Central Beach shopping mall.

Life at 33 1/3: Gatecrashing a seance

Friday, 16 August 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 33 By Carl Meyer
R.E.M. – Fables of the Rescontruction/Reconstruction of the Fables (I.R.S.) This album caught me completely off balance.  I was actually moved to tears when the closing track unfolded in the…

Life at 33 1/3: Electric guitars galore

Friday, 09 August 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 32 By Carl Meyer
Allman Brothers Band: At Fillmore East (Capricorn) Recently a Norwegian newspaper listed the best live-albums ever made.  They could not decide on the winner and came up with a tie:…

LG, Samsung start selling curved TVs in US

Friday, 09 August 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 32 By Peter Svensson
Flat screens have been a selling point for TVs for more than a decade. Now, LG and Samsung are making a selling point of screens that are not flat. The…

Life at 33 1/3: Postcards of doom

Friday, 02 August 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 31 By Carl Meyer
Al Stewart: Year Of The Cat (RCA) 1975, the year of the cat, the year when the Vietnam War ended. One’s first encounter with the album is immensely enjoyable.  The…

A convivial evening with the Rothschilds

Friday, 02 August 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 31 By Dr. Iain Corness
The surname Rothschild is very well known throughout the world of finance; however, it is also held with utmost respect in the world of wines.  So it was with heightened…