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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
As part of our 100 video interviews at SXSW, Paul Terry Walhus interviews Casey Mckinnon. Casey has included Paul’s video of her all woman rock band at SXSW on CaseyMcKinnon.com/blog
Casey McKinnon is an actress, producer and writer who was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. She has worked and appeared on [...]
Magickpapers blogmeister recently went to South by Southwest and made over 100 video interviews. We’ll start with Zadi Diaz of epicfu. In fact, a bunch of our SXSW videos are published on this site under the user springnet.
Zadi Diaz, a native New Yorker now living in Los Angeles, is [...]
Maura Moynihan, an American renaissance woman
Antonio Pineda & Richard Rubacher
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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 [...]
The Camelot is rife with good buzz as we make a dramatic entrance. Jonathan is the star of the show. The girls cannot believe their good fortune in having the young handsome hip-hop dude in their midst. David settles at a table and entertains two ladies. I grab a vodka tonic as David waxes [...]
I cross Pat Pong from Surwong and approach the Café de Paris. It is a cozy setup with mirrored walls and a slate blackboard at the end with the culinary specials written in chalk. DAVID WINTERS and his son Jonathan arrive and we take a well-appointed table.
Jonathan, in his early [...]
Dear reader,Hollywood is an excerpt from Down and Out In Bangkok. The novel was written as an exposition of ETA, the Basque terrorist network - more on this aspect anon when we serialize the next chapter set in Argentina. Hollywood represents the dark side and enlightened soul of America. I penned this novel to explore addictions, [...]
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 [...]
Not only has ‘The Magick Papers’ made the literary halls of fame in such a short space of time, presently Hollywood Executive Producer, Steve Roeder is in Thailand and discussing the possibility of a screenplay with Antonio. Mr Roeder has the ear of Paramount, William Morris Agency and some other connections in Creative Artists Agency. [...]
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 [...]
The guest of Pattaya’s premiere talk show host, Dr. Iain Corness, relayed on eight cable TV networks in Thailand, for Pattaya Mail TV, Hollywood producer Steven Roeder was interviewed in depth about his movie making plans in Thailand.
With the glamorous setting of The King’s Room at The Hardrock Hotel, overlooking the picturesque Pattaya [...]
Le Sange d’un Poete, the mythic surrealist cinema created by bohemian renaissance man, Jean Cocteau, as I approach the Tamarind Cafe, runs through my brain like a runaway train. The film was commissioned for the royal sum of a million Francs by the Viscount Charles and Marie Laure de Noailles at a legendary house [...]
Peter Saville (David Asanavond) son of a wealthy father, whilst searching for rare comic books, stumbles on an unknown store in Chinatown, Bangkok. Obtaining rare copies is difficult, even to a seasoned collector. An old Chinese man (Lek Chiyan) offers him a rare ‘Drew Sangster’ in exchange for a donation to the old Chinaman’s [...]
Not only did Ric Lawes have to start from scratch in 2000 but co-wrote his first feature Shadow Island in 2005 and started shooting with two partners and a full crew of 65. Investors were on board and in an unprecedented powerplay, the Director on being questioned at the quality of rushes, and the Producer [...]
Bon jour a tout le monde, D. J. Manow, le roi de le musique eloctronique has hit town. I liaise with the king of electronic music at a Japanese restaurant near his hotel on soi 19. He is from Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, but now hails from Atlanta. [...]
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 King Maker – shot on location in Thailand with all Thai crew and cast with the exception of John Rhyse Davies, (Indianna Jones & Lord Of The Rings). It featured the ex WBC Middle Weight Boxing World Champion – Gary Stretch from the industrial mining town of Saint Helens in Lancashire, England. The romantic [...]
Ric Lawes came to the ‘Land of Smiles’ nearly a decade ago from his native Australia with nothing but the clothes on his back and a dream after a partner taught him a valuable lesson about ‘Trust’… ripping off his bank accounts. In Bangkok he wrote his first Novel titled ‘Humble Beginnings’ with all characters [...]
Another sleepless night in The Big Mango. I cruise the hood under the moonlight, ready to rumble down to soi Nana to hook up with Barry Wedgle, jazz musician and founder of Exit Records. The parking lot behind the 7-11 is teeming with thousands of Thais on a mission to [...]
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 [...]
Today is your lucky day mes cher amis,the bloke in the photograph who looks like Wild Bill Hickock is Oscar nominated documentary film maker Adrian Belic. He was nominated for GHENGHIS BLUES, and his new film BEYOND THE CALL is ringing bells at film festivals worldwide.
Adrian is [...]
These are my links for November 14th through November 17th:
Adrian Belic at Thailand Film Fest – “An extremely inspiring film that is also hilarious, exciting and heart-wrenching. Not only are the three men unbelievably good willed, they are enjoyable characters filled with lovable quirks and wonderful stories to tell.” – Christopher Campbell HDtv film [...]
I wanted to let all of you know a bit more about BEYOND THE CALL and what is happening with the film this week in Bangkok at the Festival and Market. I would greatly appreciate it if you could mention it to your friends and colleagues. The film touches a very broad spectrum of any [...]
What up dawgs, actor, and rock biographer cum raconteur Geoffrey Giuliano graciously invited me to premiere of his show, the Beatles Legend Photographic Exhibition, at Central World.
Consummate metro-ubersexual that I am, I sussed out [...]
THE WYLDE AND THE WYCKEDCheck it out dawgs, donned my bespoke suit to suss out art exhibition by Swiss cinematographer Beat Presser at Pavaradi Theatre on the other side of Chaophraya River.Beat has worked with Wim Wenders, Werner Herzog, Fassbinder, and is personal friend of Dr Albert Hoffman. He was also personal photographer to Klaus [...]
Yo dawgs, walking down soi 4 in heart of devil you know better than one you do not territory in Bangkok I ran into author Jerry Hopkns. He penned NOBODY GETS OUT OF HERE ALIVE, one of the definitive biographies re Jim Morrison. Both of us being historians of THE DOORS and their legacy, we [...]
Greetings from Bangkok aka The Big Mango. Mr Oliver STONE will conduct callbacks for the motion picture title PINKVILLE RE MAI LAI VIETNAM in two weeks.
A screenwriter is totting up screen play of novel The Magick Papers – two more motion pictures are rolling in thailand for on location shoots soon.
Beat Presser Swiss [...]
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Jo’s is going Solar!
On Saturday, May 26th,11:00 AM to 5:00 PM Jo’s Coffee’s 1300 S Congress location will be the first of ALTERNATEX’S Saturday Solar Concert Series.
This show will feature 5 local bands on a 100% solar powered stage. There will be electric and bio-diesel vehicles to check out as well as information [...]
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The Alamo Draft House is a movie theater that has food. I recenlty posted on Mark Cuban’s blog about how they “get it.” Read what “clever monkey” says about how the Alamo “gets it”. because he says it better than I did on my Cuban post. By the way, I didn’t win [...]
Miss all of you in BKK, but here is a possible “mock documentary” treatment in lieu of my actual presence.
Title: “Real and Holding in the Land of Smiles”
1. College-aged filmmaker travels to Thailand for 30 days to shoot a documentary video on Buddhism and Asean Culture. Despite volumes of cultural research, [...]
I shot ten min. In Pattaya last night. 5 min. in Heaven Above GoGo. Footage presentable and great background shots of ladies of the night.
We will shoot beach road this aftenoon around sunset and Au Bon Coin galllery cum restaurant. Brilliant French food and our host Jose Cohen is the inspiration for Cafe Bebert [...]
-shot 10 min in pattaya last nite
–5min on street and 5 min in heaven above a go go
-shot in go go eccellent and a overview re historicity of straight theatre and lysergic underground as well as jl raising girl from dead at 625 ashbury
-2nite we will shoot beach and jose cohens [...]
Welcome to the world of two Americans in Thailand who are shooting a documentary for submission to SXSW, Youtube and various other online outlets. This is the saga of the film maker and Antonio (the Thai expat) as they evolve a documentary on the fly in Thailand. Hope you enjoy this adventure as it unfolds