Arts & Entertainment

Life at 33 1/3: No crisis after all

Friday, 16 October 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 42 By Carl Meyer
Supertramp, Crisis? What Crisis? (A&M) “Crime Of The Century” is a brilliant album, and gave Supertramp the commercial breakthrough that key members Roger Hodgson and Rick Davies had been struggling…

Classical Connections: Season of mists…

Friday, 16 October 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 42 By Colin Kaye
“…and mellow fruitfulness” I hear you murmur.  Or perhaps I don’t, if you are not familiar with the writings of John Keats.  He was of course one of the great…

‘Mango Rains’ - A hot topic at the Book Group

Friday, 16 October 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 42 By Sue Kukarja
The Pattaya Book Group met for their monthly meeting on September 29 at Christiane Broukaert’s home, which drew the members first not to the coffee table but to a grand…

Life at 33 1/3: Under the spell of Zelda Plum

Friday, 09 October 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 41 By Carl Meyer
Juicy Lucy, Juicy Lucy (Vertigo) Record sleeves were important back in the old days when you were 17, browsing through the albums at the local second-hand store, the miserable amount…

New Lilburne novel focuses on Pattaya ex-pat life

Friday, 09 October 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 41
In a move away from his usual murder/detective type novels, author Guy Lilburne has chosen Pattaya’s colourful ex-pat community as the basis of his latest fictional release, “Living the Dream”.

Classical Connections: Clock works

Friday, 09 October 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 41 By Colin Kaye
Do you remember that song called My Grandfather’s Clock? I bet you didn’t know that it was written way back in 1876.  You may recall that the song involved a…

Classical Guitar Festival returns to Pattaya

Friday, 09 October 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 41
Following a 1-year hiatus, the popular Pattaya Classical Guitar Festival & Competition is returning to Pattaya at the end of this month, the event taking place at its adopted home…
Dance Studio Pattaya will again host a charity ballet performance to benefit eastern-region schools at the Alcazar Theater on Friday, Oct. 11. Held in concert with the Pattaya Business &…

Life at 33 1/3: The fine line between love and disgust

Friday, 02 October 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 40 By Carl Meyer
Randy Newman, Good Old Boys (Reprise) Randy Newman’s cleverly seductive satire and deadly accurate irony has never, before or after, been given better working conditions than in the sweet sounding…

Classical Connections: The other Bachs

Friday, 02 October 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 40 By Colin Kaye
One of the most common words in the Welsh language is “bach”.  It means “small” and it’s sometimes used as a term of endearment.  The German Bach family of musicians…

Life at 33 1/3: ELO: Close to perfection

Friday, 25 September 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 39 By Carl Meyer
Electric Light Orchestra: A New World Record (Jet) I was an Electric Light Orchestra follower from the moment I read about the project.  After all, they were The Move in…

Classical Connections: The Sound of Silence

Friday, 25 September 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 39 By Colin Kaye
The other night, having nothing much to do, I was looking through the orchestral score of Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony – his last one.  He died only nine days after its…

La Dolce Vita with PILC

Wednesday, 23 September 2015
Come along and celebrate La Dolce Vita – the good life - with the Pattaya International Ladies Club on Saturday, October 3 at the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort. This…
The Willpower Institute’s first English-language mediation course in Thailand began at the Diana Garden Resort in Pattaya on Sept. 6, hosted by the Diana Group Managing Director Sopin Thappajug.

Classical Connections: Turning the clock back

Friday, 18 September 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 38 By Colin Kaye
One day, during my time as an impoverished music student in London, I was ferreting through the records in a second-hand music shop and came across one of those rather…

Life at 33 1/3: Before the Boss, there was Manfred

Friday, 11 September 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 37 By Carl Meyer
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band: The Roaring Silence (Bronze) “The Roaring Silence” gave Manfred Mann’s Earth Band their 15 minutes as celebrities in the US, kick started by the hit single…

Classical Connections: The Melody Lingers On

Friday, 11 September 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 37 By Colin Kaye
The title comes from a song by Irving Berlin, first recorded in 1928 by Ruth Etting, once known as “America’s sweetheart of song”.  Of course, melody - lingering or otherwise…

Sarina the ‘Violin Diva’ lights up Latin Saturdays

Friday, 11 September 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 37 By Marcus Souksi
Another great Pattaya Latin Saturday event was hosted at the Havana Bar, Holiday Inn Pattaya on Saturday August 29, under the theme “Journey Thru Cuba & Puerto Rico” with the…

Life at 33 1/3: The last gasp of the titans

Friday, 04 September 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 36 By Carl Meyer
Led Zeppelin, In Through The Out Door (Swan Song) With “In Through The Out Door” Led Zeppelin say bye bye.  Of course they didn’t know it at the time.  How…

Classical Connections: Clapped Out

Friday, 04 September 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 36 By Colin Kaye
I’m sure you’ve been to one of those concerts where someone starts clapping at an inappropriate moment, causing acute embarrassment to themselves and a general feeling of discomfort among everyone…
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