Arts & Entertainment

Life at 33 1/3: Elton’s last classic

Friday, 21 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 12 By Carl Meyer
Elton John: Caribou (DJM) One of my favorite Elton-albums, released during his flamboyant glamorous phase when he still made music that matched (and fit) his stage costumes.  Recorded under strict…
More than 500 bands and musical artists will take to six beachside stages as the Pattaya International Music Festival bows for the 13th time March 21-23. Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome,…

Life at 33 1/3: The mystery album

Friday, 14 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 11 By Carl Meyer
The Doors: The Soft Parade (Elektra) The album that made both fans and critics wonder: Was this the end of the journey?  Two eventful years, three hit albums, The Doors…

Russian pianist dazzles Pattaya audience

Friday, 14 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 11
Pattaya residents who went to hear Russian pianist Andrey Gugnin at the Bayshore Hotel on Saturday, March 1 were not disappointed.  Playing a program of Russian composers, the young virtuoso…

Symphony Orchestra to play afternoon concert in Pattaya

Friday, 14 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 11
A full symphony orchestra will play a program of classical works at Tiffany’s on Second Road Pattaya. The concert is scheduled for 2pm on Saturday April 5th. A portion of…

Life at 33 1/3: Doomsday and beauty

Friday, 07 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 10 By Carl Meyer
Aphrodite’s Child: 666 (Vertigo) Heavily bearded fatsos create a Greek prog rock classic based on the Apocalypse and bag a contract with the coolest label of them all, Vertigo.  Great…

Thai coins the topic of new prize-winning book

Friday, 28 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 9
The International Association of Professional Numismatists (I.A.P.N.) conducted the ceremony for its annual book prize award January 19 in Bangkok, Thailand.  The event was held at the Imperial Queens Park…

PILC presents Dutch pianist Regina Albrink to Pattaya

Friday, 28 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 9
European stage and chamber pianist Regina Albrink charmed the Pattaya International Ladies Club with a performance of Schubert and Chopin during a recent visit to Pattaya.
On Thursday 30th January, after weeks of hard work, Regents’ Year 3 students at Regents International School Pattaya put on a spectacular performance of Wilbur and the Web, a reinterpretation…

Life at 33 1/3: Os Mutantes: Os Mutantes (Polydor)

Friday, 21 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 8 By Carl Meyer
Roll up, roll up for Brazilian psychedelia Brazilian cult band (often wearing weird hats) whose name is being whispered in awe in the inner circles of rock music.  The list…

Life at 33 1/3: Zappa arrives... with a sneer

Friday, 14 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 7 By Carl Meyer
Mothers of Invention: Freak Out! (Verve) The first double-album of rock, was it Dylan’s “Blonde On Blonde” or Zappa’s “Freak Out”?  It’s being claimed that the official release date of…

Modern Dog bring old and new to Hard Rock Pattaya

Friday, 14 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 7
One of the very first alternative rock bands in Thailand, Modern Dog, recently rocked the house at the Hard Rock Cafe Pattaya with an enthralling live performance that saw a…

Bulgarian wine and culture showcased in Pattaya

Friday, 07 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 6
Thracian wine tasting at the Amari The lively sounds of Bulgarian folk music echoed around the Ananda Ballroom of the Amari Orchid Resort in Pattaya last week, performed by the…

Step-up Dance 2014 at Hard Rock Pattaya

Friday, 07 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 6
Hard Rock Pattaya together with Boss Studio Dance are calling talented dancers from all corners of the Kingdom to compete in Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya’s Step-Up Dance’14 competition, the freestyle…

Life at 33 1/3: Pointless box of (no) tricks

Friday, 07 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 6 By Carl Meyer
The Beatles: The U.S. Albums (Capitol/Apple) Be warned. This piece has been written by a Beatles-nerd. Europeans did not understand the point of the U.S. Beatles albums.  The track listings…
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