CHRISTOPHER G. MOORE NOIR AUTHOR EXTRAORDINAIRE-BANGKOK NOIR
BY ANTONIO PINEDA
Once again in the guise of bespoke noir poet, I cross the threshold of the scene of many a literary crime, the Foriegn Correspondents Club in the noir heart of Bangkok. The venue is celebrating the book launch of, Bangkok Noir. Christopher G. Moore greets [...]
DARK CABARET-BOOK LAUNCH
The book launch for the Nouvelle Vague inspired photo-cinema book, Dark Cabaret, was celebrated at the Warp Studio in Bangkok. The venue is a converted warehouse hard by the Sheraton Riverside on the shores of the Chao Phraya river. It is situated in a cosy warren of art galleries, [...]
Boaz Zippor, celebrated Bangkok photographer and promoter of the arts greets me at the entrance to his art studio and private gallery. It is located in a multi level house, the patio grounds have been converted into a bar, the ground floor and upper tier house an eclectic collection of paintings, collages and photographs [...]
The Thailand premiere of Carmen conducted by Somtow Sucharitkul, was performed with spoken dialogue in French, as was conceived by the composer Bizet. The venue was the Thailand Cultural Center. At the ticket queue I encounter film actor Krystal Vee, she is the star of The Lazarus Papers directed by Jeremiah Hundley, and has just [...]
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. [...]
CARLOS SANTANA-MASON RUFFNER THE BLUES AND THE ABSTRACT TRUTH BY ANTONIO PINEDA
Il y ya un temp, once upon a time, back in the halcyon days of the Haight Ashbury in San Francisco, my childhood mates and I organized the Straight Theatre, an old cinema recrafted into a psychedelic ballroom. The Dead, James Cotton, John [...]
BY ANTONIO PINEDA AND ALEC CHRISTIE
Baseline, an independent film shot on location in London, will have its world premiere on Tuesday 29th June at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in London’s West End.
Directed by Brendon O’Loughlin, it is a visceral underworld crime drama set among the warring factions [...]
BY ANTONIO PINEDA
Boy George affects a spectacular entrance in the foyer of the Sheraton Hotel, hard by the Pratmnak hill in Pattaya, overlooking the cozy cove next to the Royal Cliff Hotel. The Boy is resplendent in makeup, lipstick and a pink hat on which a glam Jolly Roger flies embedded in rhinestones. [...]
CAMERON DIAZ – MAN, WOMAN, FILM THE MOTION PICTURE PRODUCED, WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY CAMERON PEARSON BY ANTONIO PINEDA – PHOTOGRAPH OF CAMERON DIAZ BY HENRI FALCONE
Pearson and Diaz
Producer, actor, director Cameron Pearson invites me inside his well appointed penthouse in a trendy area of Bangkok. In 1999 he shot Man Woman [...]
FLAMENCO ODYSSEY JUAN ANTONIO DE LOS REYES FLAMENCO AMBASSADOR BY ANTONIO PINEDA
The flamenco odyssey has traveled overland and by sea for over a thousand years to Iberian shores.The gypsies originated from India, and their exodus via Eastern Europe and the Meditteranean, culminated in its evolution when Andalusia was the center of Moorish-Arabic culture. It [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
This video by magickpapers blogmeister is getting thousands of hits on google, it features Casey Mckinnon, Veronica Belmont, Bonnie Pierzina, and Leah Culver. Stars of bloggerdom now rock stars.
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.”
These are my links for December 9th:
Top Ten Science Fiction Novels | BlueSunCorp – list of my top 10 Science Fiction Novels. It’s purely subjective, based on what I have enjoyed most over the years. These are the ones that stand out for me as all time classics, that are worth reading and re-reading. [...]
Antonio has agreed to attend Bangkok barcamp.
Our hot clubbing warrior of psychedelia, dance and galavanting will be opening up to the tech world. Tony will be looking for local collaborators to help with his blogging and other ventures in to cyberspace and moviedom.
Participants (aka Campers) sugree keng kla duocore.tv pphetra Patrick grauhirn.org [...]
The dying embers of sunset kiss the clouds; I stride by On Nut Square in my bespoke finery. The dark silk suit, black shirt and silver iridescent tie make me feel like George Raft in a noir movie. A Toyota pickup truck is prominently parked in a convenient soi. A [...]