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 [...]
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 [...]
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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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
IL Y YA UN TEMP, once upon a time, in the California Inland Empire outside of Los Angeles, garage rock ruled. A young surfer dude dreamed of escape from the provincial ticky tacky of Riverside. Little did Rick Brown know his fate was to be the lead singer of one of the great-unknown legends of rock [...]
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 [...]
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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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