Arts & Entertainment

Life at 33 1/3: Dismantling himself

Friday, 20 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 8 By Carl Meyer
Neil Young: Time Fades Away (Reprise) Boy, do we need a legendary live album that is so hated by its main performer that he pretends it doesn’t exist.  The “Time…

Life at 33 1/3: Fireworks of steel

Friday, 13 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 7 By Carl Meyer
Warren Zevon: “Stand In The Fire” (Asylum) *From the vaults of Carl Meyer, a record review written in February 1981.* The traditional California-rock (Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, etc.) is a sinking…

Classical Connections: Poles apart

Friday, 13 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 7 By Colin Kaye
I suppose when most people think of Polish classical music, they think of Chopin or polonaises.  The polonaise of course is a dance – one of the country’s five national…

Magic moments

Friday, 13 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 7 By Colin Kaye
It’s rare to sense an audience so enraptured by a musical performance but that seemed to be the case at the recent piano recital at Siam Bayshore Hotel.  The concert…

Life at 33 1/3: Like a herd of Harleys

Friday, 06 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 6 By Carl Meyer
Meat Loaf: Bat Out Of Hell (Epic) *From the vaults of Carl Meyer, a record review written in August 1978.* (Why so late? Well, “Bat Out Of Hell” was a…

Classical Connections: Merrie Melodies

Friday, 06 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 6 By Colin Kaye
Some years ago, when I was involved in the gentle art of music education, I once became intensely irritated on hearing a well-meaning but ill-informed teacher talking to her class…

One night in Bangkok with Avenged Sevenfold

Friday, 06 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 6 By Klaus Kaschel
Having been lucky enough to attend the recent Avenged Sevenfold (A7X) concert at the Impact Area in Bangkok on January 20, I came away mostly overwhelmed with the performance and…

Life at 33 1/3: A strong one from Lynott

Friday, 30 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 5 By Carl Meyer
Phil Lynott: The Philip Lynott Album (Vertigo) *From the vaults of Carl Meyer, a record review written in September 1982.* Phil Lynott delivers a solo-album that deserves your respect.  His…

Classical Connections: Forgotten Voices

Friday, 30 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 5 By Colin Kaye
Right, let’s start with a test.  I’ll give you a list of composers and we’ll see how many names you recognise.  Here it is: Adalbert Gyrowetz, Johannes Matthias Sperger, Dmitry…

Life at 33 1/3: A gas, gas, gas

Friday, 23 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 4 By Carl Meyer
Fleetwood Mac: Tusk (Warner Brothers) From the vaults of Carl Meyer, a record review written back in October 1979. Two years after the polished “Rumours”, Fleetwood Mac returns.  And boy…

Classical Connections: American Express

Friday, 23 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 4 By Colin Kaye
Three hundred and fifty years after the Pilgrims settled in New England, I decided to make a trip there myself but not, you understand, for the same reason.  It was…

Bastian Baker - Live at Hard Rock Cafe

Friday, 23 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 4
Swiss singing sensation Bastian Baker will be performing a live concert at the Hard Rock Café Pattaya on Friday, January 23 starting at 10 p.m.  Entrance is free to all…

Life at 33 1/3: The world’s greatest rock’n’roll band

Friday, 16 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 3 By Carl Meyer
The Who: The Kids Are Alright (Polydor) From the vaults of Carl Meyer, a record review written in June 1979: The Who is and was the world’s greatest rock’n’roll band.…

Pattaya Players presents David Hartnell - For one night only

Friday, 16 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 3
New Zealand’s David Hartnell is a media personality who fronts his own TV and radio shows.  His syndicated gossip columns have run in magazines and newspapers around the world.  He…

Four hands, one piano

Friday, 16 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 3 By Colin Kaye
International prize-winners to perform at Siam Bayshore At 5.00pm on Sunday, 25th January two brilliant young rising stars of the piano world perform at the Siam Bayshore Hotel.  The concert…

Avenged Sevenfold to play live in Bangkok

Friday, 16 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 3
Singha Corporation and BEC-Tero Entertainment welcome 2015 with the triumphant return to Thailand of worldwide chart-topping rock band Avenged Sevenfold. 

Classical Connections: Relatively Speaking

Friday, 16 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 3 By Colin Kaye
Two friends of mine used to travel a lot together, especially in America.  Although they had no family connections, they just happened to share the same surname.  They were invariably…

Life at 33 1/3: It’s always after midnight

Friday, 09 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 2 By Carl Meyer
Tom Waits, Heartattack and Vine (Asylum) From the vaults of Carl Meyer, a record review written in October 1980. Tom Waits is the poet of the seedy waterfront bars.  His…

Classical Connections: All Saxed Up

Friday, 09 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 2 By Colin Kaye
The River Meuse begins its long journey in France and flows through Belgium and the Netherlands before reaching the North Sea.  On the left bank, not far from the French…

Alcazar opens Triangle Bar & Karaoke

Friday, 09 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 2 By Urasin Khantaraphan
Pattaya’s Alcazar Theatre is offering customers a chance to do some singing of their own at the new Triangle Bar and Karaoke adjacent to the cabaret. Alcazar board member Suthat…
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