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 BANGKOK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BAD LIEUTENANT-DIRECTED BY WERNER HERZOG BY ANTONIO PINEDA
I consult my vestuary and select a black 3 button suit with slim lapels ,constructed by bespoke tailor to the stars, Lucky Ricky. A crisp white cotton dress shirt with French cuffs, is complimented by a skinny black tie emblazoned with Jolly [...]
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 [...]
:: 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. [...]
BANGKOK BABYLON, DAVID CARRADINE RIP BY ANTONIO PINEDA
I wander by the old Madrid pub in Bangkok. Set in the heart of Patpong, the oldest entertainment area in Bangkok, the Madrid and Sarika steak house were once the watering holes for CIA spooks back in the day. I ascend the stairs of Sarika , Joe [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
BY ANTONIO PINEDA
Francis Ford Coppolla is bringing to the big screen an adaptation of ”On The Road” by Jack Kerouac . BrAzilian film director Walter Salles will direct. Salles read the book in his late teens , much influenced by the substance, he re-read it 20 years later. The Beat culture has experienced resurgence. Salles [...]
TANGO POET IN BANGKOK
BY ANTONIO PINEDA
His Excellency the Argentine Ambassador Don Felipe Frydman invites me inside Casa Argentina, his Residence, to celebrate a poetry reading by Vietnamese-American poet, artist and tango dancer, Mong-Lan. She and her husband Joe Arden are preparing the final touches for the reading. The tango salon has [...]
DAVID WINTERS, ARMAND ASSANTE AND CIRO ORSINI IN BANGKOK BY ANTONIO PINEDA
Film producer- director David Winters sits behind the desk of his penthouse office. He brandishes an oversize foot-long pen, writing down notes or observations, the bay window overlooks a panoramic view of the lake hard by the Queen Sirikit Convention Centre. He is [...]
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 [...]
Where / When is Barcamp Bangkok 2? Date
August 30-31, 2008, 10:00-18:00
BarCamp Bangkok 2 will be held by Chulalongkorn University on both Saturday and Sunday. Note that sleeping in Chulalongkorn University over night is prohibited. Please prepare your accommodation by yourself.
Exact location: 3rd floor Engineering 3 building, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
These are my links for November 18th through November 19th:
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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 [...]