DISNEY’S GRAND THEFT AUTO?
The current lawsuit by Jake Anthony against Disney/Pixar in the USA for alleged plagiarism of his ‘Cars’, ‘Cars 2’ and ‘Cars-Toons’ screenplays is fascinating the world, occupying page upon page of Google and Yahoo.
The story broke in the Hollywood Reporter’ and is currently on more than two and a quarter [...]
A NIGHT OF BUTOH, POETRY AND ART- BOKA GALLERY
By Antonio Pineda
Boaz Zippor greets me at the entrance to Boka Gallery in the Saphan-Kwai area of Bangkok. He lights up a cigarette, as he greets his guests and discourses at length on painting and photography.
“My photographic art in this exhibition is as raw [...]
Mark Ebner Six Degrees of Paris Hilton
SIX DEGREES OF PARIS HILTON AUTHOR MARK EBNER BOOK REVIEW BY ANTONIO PINEDA
I met author-journalist Mark Ebner in Bangkok in the wake of the David Carradine affair. He is a graduate of Bard College. Mark was once addicted to drugs and alcohol, but is now teetotal. [...]
CHAMPAGNE X- THAI FILM GODDESS BY ANTONIO PINEDA Peter Rnic, character actor extraordinaire, waits for me in front of the Kings Table. Peter is conspiring to put Sawadee Pattaya Tv on the map. The Amsterdam Connection, Ron and Donovan, cameramen on the shoot hover about waiting for the arrival of Champagne X. The Dutch Connection and [...]
THE GOLDEN KINAREE AWARDS BANGKOK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BY ANTONIO PINEDA
The Chatrium Suites, located hard by the Chao Phraya River, is the venue for the closing ceremonies of the Bangkok International Film Festival, The Golden Kinaree Awards. I take the lift to the fourth floor. Nicholas Snow and his associate Natalie are interviewing film [...]
THE ROLLING STONE CONNECTION AS TOLD BY NICHOLAS WEDGWOOD EVANS AS TOLD TO ANTONIO PINEDA
The story all began back in the halcyon days of the British Invasion, in London at a bar, The Last Resort. It was situated on the Fulham Road, opposite Warwick Road, in SW3 hard by Saint Johns Wood. Nick Evans [...]
Juan Antonio – Flamenco
JUAN ANTONIO DE LOS REYES-FLAMENCO AMBASSADOR BY ANTONIO PINEDA
I met Juan Antonio De Los Reyes in Madrid. He was the only other dancer in the dance studio at El Amor De Dios with long hair. He was a hippie during the dictatorship of Genarilissimo Franco which took a lot [...]
:: SEEKING :: New International Features, Documentaries, & Shorts Animation of All Kinds * Mockumentaries Underground Cinema * Midnight Movies Music Movies & Rock Docs * Edutainment Movies …and the best new independent Thai films & videos!
Bangkok IndieFest launches in 2010–our goal is to bring the most compelling independent movies [...]
AFTERMATH – DAVID CARRADINE MORGUE PIX BY ANTONIO PINEDA
Fools rush in, where angels fear to tread. I stride across the opulent lobby of the Swissotel Nailert Park, take the lift to the 5th floor, where investigative journalist Mark Ebner admits me to his suite. He has had dinner with Dr. Pornthip, the famous Thai [...]
Ebner drops the bomb. He researched the scenario. His research brought him to an actor- film director in NYC. Here is the game plan. The dominatrix shows up at his fashionable penthouse on the Upper East Side. As the door closes behind the actor – director, the dominatrix punches him to the floor , and demands him to grovel before his lord and master. The sexual pathology is one of transference of power. The dominatrix binds him by rope in the same intricate fashion as Carradine. He is then taken to the bed where the dominatrix jams a wire up his urethra. The dominatrix engages him in wild aberrant sex, at the moment of orgasm, the erotic asphyxiation element is played out. In NYC an hour with the dominatrix costs 350 US D an hour. The same service can be had here all night for the same price. Ebner has done his research, and we are all in tune with his theories. [...]
David Carradine was murdered and there is a cover up over here in Bangkok. It was probably done by a ladyboy, either on purpose or accidently. The ladyboy would be strong enough and big enough to pick him up and place him in the closet. I want to see the tapes from the hotel’s cameras. Please try to get your hands on them and check them out as they may have been tampered with already. [...]
Winters talked with Chuck and Tiffany, the agents for Carradine. The actor was lined up for work years in advance. People of a certain social class always have the obligatory gold Rolex watch, diamond ring and gold chain plus the mandatory roll of mad money in their billfold. No mention was made of this by police. David produces the wild card from the deck. He contends that a katoey, ie a ladyboy or transexual, could have easily possessed the strength to murder Carradine. Katoeys are part and parcel of the Bangkok scene. They blend into the fabric of the demimonde. They are often indistinguishable from the real deal. [...]
I am a blogger on the scene in Bangkok at the hotel where Carradine died and am blogging about this on http://magickpapers.com/blog
ICON OF AN AMERICAN FILM DYNASTY BY ANTONIO PINEDA
The announcer for the BBC breaks the story on TV. David Carradine was found dead in the Swiss Hotel on Soi Nailert. The film [...]
Just to the right you’ll see our twitter feed, if you want to get fast changing Bangkok and David Carradine news, click “auto update” and you’ll see it as it rolls in live. Right now, obviously, most of the news coming out of Bangkok, Thailand is all about David Carradine’s mysterious death in a luxury [...]
excerpt from People Magazine
After a maid found David Carradine’s body in a closet in his Bangkok hotel room, police called it a suspected suicide. But the actor’s manager refuses to believe it.
“I can tell you 100 percent that he would have never committed suicide,” Tiffany Smith, who along with Chuck Binder managed the [...]
David Carradine dies in Bangkok
David Carradine, died in Bangkok on Wednesday, was a sly, devilish, and at times downright freaky, movie presence who, when he appeared onscreen, automatically made matters twice as interesting.
Carradine’s dramatic skills were recognized by such directors as Martin Scorsese, Robert Altman, and Hal Ashby who cast him in, [...]
DIRECTED BY LAB KY MO BY ANTONIO PINEDA
Lab Ky Mo, director of Monks and Mamasans, strides impatiently and peers into the camera lense as he awaits the set up for the next shot. The venue is the Peppermint a-go-go bar. Comely damsels are on stage, as the featryred actor Brendan Mackey prepares for his [...]
CONFESSIONS OF A DAY PLAYER PART 2 DARK BRIDGES DIRECTED BY MARCELO VON SCHWARTZ
The Furama Hotel is the venue for the shoot for Dark Bridges, directed by Marcelo Von Schwartz. It is a boutique hotel situated next to the prestigios Siam Society in Bangkok. Attired in the guise of bespoke poet , I join [...]
from the organizers of BarCamp Bangkok
We still have a lot to do because we are making this Barcamp a truly awesome Barcamp. We need people to jump in and make things happen.
Date: Thursday, May 7, 2009 Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm Location: Bug and Bee Coffee House, Silom Road at Saladaeng Station Map to [...]
Just a quick note to let you know that Barcamp Bangkok 3 dates have been announced.
Barcamp Bangkok 3 will be held on May 23-24, 2009 at Sripatum University.
We will have more details and open registration shortly. We will send another announcement when registration is open.
For more details on why Barcamp Bangkok 3 [...]
STRIPTEASE AS AN ART FORM BY ANTONIO PINEDA
Once upon a time in America, the striptease was elevated to an art form. Ecydiasts were trained in classical ballet. Their acts were superbly choreographed and contained elements of the theatre. Unlike the lap dancers of todaywho perform buck naked and leave little to the imagination, the [...]
DREAMSCAPE THE LABYRINTH BY ANTONIO PINEDA The rain drums against the windows, wind lashes outside creating a hissing snakelike sound, the vodka lulls me to sleep. I am transported to a sculptured garden, a lush maze of manicured arches, bridges and mysterious paths. The rain is warm and soft. A luxurious melody is accentuated [...]
Attended barcamp Bangkok. As I entered faculty of engineering an arrow pointed to barcamp and undeneath were the words “geeks this way” I registered got a t-shirt . As always, my topic got 3 votes so i was not invited to speak . Lunch was bangup . The evening roadhouse greek party was good fun [...]
received from Richard Rubacher BANGKOK, Thailand (Wireless Flash FlashNews) – Oprah and a Thai hooker have much more in common than people think. According to Richard Rubacher, who’s penning a book tentatively titled The Nirvana Tickle, both ladies have mastered the art of reaching ultimate nirvana, or happiness.
Rubacher has been studying people who have [...]
Are You Ready for Barcamp Bangkok 2?
This is a reminder that Barcamp Bangkok 2 is coming up this Saturday and Sunday August 30th and 31st.
Register for this event and hear the author of this blog talk about “Blogging the Film and Nightlife Scene in Bangkok”
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LE SALON DES TANGO BY ANTONIO PINEDA
The motorcycle taxi whips down soi 49, winds past Samitivej Hospital and deposits me at the entrance to a small sub-soi. A plaque against a wall marks the residence of His Excellency Don Felipe Frydman, Argentine Ambassador to Thailand. Felipe greets me at the door, a mirror by [...]
Synopsis Inyaki Andoni Goigochea comes to Madrid to seek his fortune. The young Basque is rounded up by corrupt Spanish police in a sting operation.He is tortured by rogue police who specialize in ripping off drugs dealers as a lucrative entreprise. In prison Inyaki is radicalized by ETA. On his release he tracks his torturers [...]
The death of the Spanish dictator Generalissimo Franco in 1975 ushered in extreme changes in society. The political compass swung from extreme right to left, and from the ashes of fascism emerged the phoenix of a new art movement, La Movida Madrilena.
This glorious epoch intrioduced new faces and injected modern values in Spain. The [...]
BY ANTONIO PINEDA
I lord it up at the wrap party producer Raine Grady hosts at Ali Baba a hip venue in Pattaya. The shoot by award winning British director Lab Ky Mo has gone down a storm. Locations varied from the fashionable Peppermint A-Go Go to the Orchid Massage Parlour and the sexed up [...]
Tony on flickr on SaffronSicko’s photostream.
HIGH ART AND UNDERGROUND BANGKOK RADIO www.ubradio.net BY ANTONIO PINEDA
Once again it is time to resume the guise of bespoke poet. I suss out my vestuary designed by my bespoke tailor in Bangkok Lucky Ricky. Black silk suit and shirt are complemented by blue tie. I am back in black, bespoke spake Zarathustra. quoth [...]
I am honored to announce that I have been invited to attend the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival on June 27 to launch my own documentary produced by John Patrick Patti, and directed by Robert Dunlap: “Xaviera Hollander – the Happy Hooker, Portrait of a Sexual Revolutionary”. From July 29th to August 1st this documentary will [...]
XAVIERA HOLLANDER THE HAPPY HOOKER BY ANTONIO PINEDA
Last summer i was invited to read from my novel in progress by Mila Jansen at the Hemp Bar in Amsterdam. I crashed at the crib of my dear friend Michael Burke on the Johannes Verhuylstraat, not far from Leidseplein, in the heart of the city. Xaviera [...]
BY ANTONIO PINEDA
Bangkok author Richard Rubacher and I roll off the BTS train at Siam Station and wend our way to La Scala, venue for the Bangkok International Film Festival. We go to a desk where Umberto, a charming bloke from the Italian Embassy, issues us VIP passes. La Scala is a marvelous piece [...]
THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER
Beware the dog days of summer when good and evil are kissing cousins sky bright with the winged horse of thunder the honeysuckle beckons and threatens
She resides in the genetic lacunae drinks in the bars of Hollywood Boulevard wild pagan fecundity her animae glassy filaments of brain evoke a communard
UBRADIO.NET–UNDERGROUND MUSIQUE ELECTRONIQUE DJ AMNESTY ROCKS THE HOUSE BY ANTONIO PINEDA
I contract a motorcycle taxi outside the Grace Hotel in Bangkok to take me to Khao San Road, the Bohemian sector of town. The motorcycle rages and swerves through traffic, it is a sultry eve , the rainclouds above dark, thunder booms signalling the [...]
Antonio may be attending DrupalCamp which will be held on Saturday May 24, 2008 from 9:00am to 6:00pm.
10:00 – Registration, Post topics 10:45 – Set Agenda 11:00 – Start! 13:00 – Lunch 14:00 – Afternoon Sessions 17:00 – Wrap Up Session 18:00 – Leave Building
There will also be an almost-all-day “Intro to Drupal” [...]
OCEAN FANTASIES AND DREAMS BY ANTONIO PINEDA
F-Stop gallery in Bangkok was the venue for an exhibit of underwater photo imagery by Alex Wu. A totally unique art form creates new sensations via a lense by combining water and modern imagery tecniques. Alex was born in Singapore, educated in Toronto and Vancouver and resides in [...]
The Coronation of King Naresuan
By Antonio Pineda
Dawn flowers over the trees and bushes of the old military base in Kanchanaburi, site of the shoot for the motion picture King Naresuan 3. The minivan rumbles through the grounds, occupied by five gorgeous Thai actresses [...]
Sex and the City THAI STYLE
(From Rubacher’s Thai Touch, available thru Barnes & Noble bookstores, and Amazon.com)
I was determined to find out why Thailand thrives on HBO’s chic chick show, Sex and the City. What is it about the series men and women? It’s obvious that men (Thai and Western) [...]
POP ART BY ALAN BERG BY ANTONIO PINEDA
The Tamarind Cafe was the venue for an exhibit of pop art by French artist Alan Berg. I am greeted by Cyrille and Ellen , they have just done a show of the works of Alan Berg at Bed Supper Club at which several paintings sold. The [...]
ON LOCATION WITH KING NARESUAN
BY ANTONIO PINERA AND GREG PEEK
The taxi deposits me at the casting center for Naresuan 3 on the outskirts of Bangkok. It is 3 am. A young Thai dude named Eddie, who studied at Washington State greets me. A minivan awaits to transport us to Kanchanaburi for a two [...]
Herod’s Law directed by Luis Estrada
By Antonio Pineda and Jenny Bleccker
The venue for the premier of Mr. Estrada’s film is the Foreign Correspondence Club. It promises to be an exciting night, half high culture, half hit TV. Series The Entourage. I consult my bespoke vestuary and select a sharp grey suit, crisp black [...]
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by Antonio Pineda and Matt Superfisky with Edits by John Long Dusk falls over the Chao Phraya River. I stand at the dock waiting for the boat to ferry me to the Oriental Hotel. I am to meet an American gigolo in Bangkok, as he is now a professor of literature at a prestigious Thai [...]
San Francisco poet Joe Shakarchi and I walk through the endless Bangkok night. We roll down Sukhimvit in the heart of the red light entertainment area to Soi 7. The bright lights of the notorious Eden Club shine in the distance as we enter a trendy pub, Absolut. It is a well lit space with [...]
richard rubacher and i are in touch with hollywood producer steven roeder re his manson script -we both are tracking xaviera hollander story so please give a shout re her 2008 letter to her fan base as well as letter of consent from xaviera i sent you -if you have not recieved them please notify [...]
from Thai Touch by Richard Rubacher
On the fateful day of June 23, 1993, a man named John Wayne Bobbitt became front-page news throughout the United States and around the globe. The unexpected surgical action performed upon John Wayne by Lorena Bobbitt, his then-wife, was known as the “cut heard around the world.” In a [...]
Older white women join Kenya’s sex tourists | U.S. | Reuters — Cripes!
Bethan, 56, lives in southern England on the same street as best friend Allie, 64.
They are on their first holiday to Kenya, a country they say is “just full of big young boys who like us older girls.”