Arts & Entertainment

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…

Royal Cliff gears up for HM Queen Sirikit’s Birthday Opera

Friday, 02 August 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 31
The Royal Cliff Hotels Group will host an evening of opera on Monday August 12 in honour of HM Queen Sirikit’s Birthday.  The Bangkok Opera company will present “Music of…

Life at 33 1/3: From nowhere and back

Friday, 26 July 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 30 By Carl Meyer
The Troggs: From Nowhere – The Troggs (Fontana) Why did it have to be troggs? (Quote from one of the World of Warcraft-dungeons.) Troggs’ ‘“Wild Thing” is a magnificant garage…

Life at 33 1/3: Hey! Hey! They were good!

Friday, 19 July 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 29 By Carl Meyer
The Monkees: Headquarters (Colgems/RCA) This album meant a lot to The Monkees because for once they had gained artistic control and could enter the studio as a band, not hired…

Carabao thrills fans at the Hard Rock Pattaya

Friday, 12 July 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 28 By Tony Malhotra
About 400 fans filled the Hard Rock Hotel’s “Hall of Fame” to support the legendary Thai rock band Carabao. Famous for their distinctive style of music and meaningful lyrics, Carabao…

Life at 33 1/3: The abdication of the Lizard King

Friday, 12 July 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 28 By Carl Meyer
The Doors: Waiting For The Sun (Elektra) After two brilliant albums in 1967 world domination was next.  But Jim Morrison blew it.  Got himself into trouble with the police right…

Hard Rock Café celebrates 42nd anniversary

Friday, 05 July 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 27
Pattaya’s Hard Rock Hotel celebrated the 42nd anniversary of the opening of the first-ever Hard Rock Café in London by planting trees in Sattahip and providing lunch to students in…
Thailand’s “Prince of Smiles” had fans dancing in the aisles as the Amari Orchid Resort & Tower ballroom welcomed Ice Saranyu in concert. General Manager Brendan Daly welcomed Ice, whose…

Life at 33 1/3: Living in the glorious past

Friday, 05 July 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 27 By Carl Meyer
Jethro Tull: Living In The Past (Chrysalis) A better package than this was hard to imagine in 1972.  The double album covers all bases.  It’s a single-collection, it‘s a best…

Life at 33 1/3: Birth of the guitar hero

Friday, 28 June 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 26 By Carl Meyer
John Mayall Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton (Decca) Long ago and far away when I was 14, there was a tiny elite at my age who worshipped “the blues”.  They…

Life at 33 1/3: The perfect album

Friday, 21 June 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 25 By Carl Meyer
David Bowie: The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (RCA) One of the most perfect albums that has ever been made.  There is no fat…

Carabao headed for Hard Rock

Friday, 21 June 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 25
Hard Rock Hotel & Cafe Pattaya will host a concert by the famed Carabao band on Friday, June 28 from 8.30 p.m. onwards.