Superstars And Angels
Hello to everyone, how are you?
I was having a sort out and I come across an old newspaper. After a quick look I noticed something amusing. Maybe you will share my amusement?
The reason it made me laugh is because it reminded me of a game we played when we were kids. The game was to make a list of tracks from pop artists and with a minimum of poetic license simply tweak them to become humorous. This worked particularly well if you could relate the song to something that had happened in real life; especially involving one of your mates and the more cynical or obscene or even true the funnier it became.
So here we go and you will see superstars become broken men and have to tell everyone about their misadventures with Thailand’s angels!
This weeks (wise Farang) top 20, starting at the bottom of the pile;
TITLE (Genuine, well nearly) SUPERSTAR
Daughter of darkness Tom Jones
Thailand girl Elton John
The girl is mine Michael Jackson
I’m into something good Dana!
I heard it through the grapevine Marvin (I wish I was) Gaye
I will survive Ex-Pat Rappers Gang
It ain’t what you do it’s the way Marty WILD!
that you do it
You were made for me Frankie goes to Bangkok
If I was a carpenter / Gerry needs a Pacemaker
I’d build the house in Issan
I don’t want to talk about it Billy Fury..ous
Now plenty more excitement as we reach “THE TOP 10”
(Some of the newsprint is a bit fuzzy)
Evil woman Electric (now we seen the) Light
Is there something I should know? Eric (have I got the) Clap-Ton?
Tears New Kids on The Block
Things can only get better CULTURE Club
So you win again Madness
Love don’t live here anymore Simple Minds
Everything I own Band Aid
Part time love Dire Straights
Suspicion INXS yup in- excess!
So we reach the top with the artist from my home town in the UK and I haven’t made this one up but I do assure you the captain appears far from sensible!
One night in Bangkok Captain Sensible
So would it be sensible to only stay one night???? I have no idea my friends.
Now I daren’t leave the subject here without hearing from the girl’s. So I have taken the trouble to obtain a selection from the girls. I am of course totally unbiased and neutral. I wouldn’t want anyone to think I’m cynical either, after all being cynical is only being realistic.
This top twenty is courtesy of the darling angels in the entertainment profession in Thailand and around the world.
I apologise to the girls if some meanings were inadvertently altered during translation. I would never intentionally alter anything to my advantage or want to infer that these girl’s intentions were anything other than honourable.
Anyway I’m sure the girls will be far to busy to read this. Mind you on reflection playing connect four is possibly more interesting than reading this and far more financially rewarding.
Here we go then:
Would I lie to you Soft Sell
He ain’t heavy he’s my brother Sister Sledge
Chain reaction Angelic Upstarts
Land of make believe VILLAGE People
Happy talk Various (con) Artists
Wake me up before you Go-Go Girl School
Band of gold Sin Sot Searchers
Puppet on a string Dollar
Strangers in the night Swing Out Sister
I only wanna be with you Supertramp
Hotel California Mel AND Kim
Money for nothing Sting
Karma Chameleon Internet Noi
Daddy cool Mrs Stick
Busy doing nothing Smokie
The plastic age The Go Go’s
Money Money Money The Mamas And Papas
Buffalo Girls Issan Choir
F L M (Fun love money) National Anthem
I’m sorry that the girls only sent me nineteen but they tell me they can not have a number one and it has been deleted this week because nothing can go higher than the national anthem. I think they want to get back to playing connect four.
So what of the superstars and their angels? Elton John recently married his boyfriend, Marty is still “wild, and I think Billy is still furious.
Tom Jones still makes videos with beautiful young Thai girls.
The mamas and the papas still want your money, and I am assured the village people still live in the land of make believe.
There will always be daughters of darkness and a devil in disguise. It does not matter if you are a superstar or nobody, young or old. We all get taken in at some point in our lives but only some can learn and become wiser.
So daddy cool says if you are lonesome tonight have a good time with your dancing queen but be careful you don’t end up like a candle in the wind!
Ha ha! I think I am the pot calling the kettle black but I have been through it all my friends and am now in the very last stage of the irretrievable situation. I tell you that life goes on. There is 10,000 km between me and ex teeruk and I no longer crave to board the plane.
We have both got what we deserve.
She has no money but has four close dependants and has few immediate prospects. She failed because she was too greedy and this led her to be dishonest to the point of betraying me I could send her enough money for life and not even miss it but I will not. What a fool she is.
My cross to bear is the fact that someone I gave my love and loyalty to would repay me with such treachery. (This still hurts sometimes). I wasted much time and money on revenge thinking this would make me feel better but I have learned this is not rewarding.
Will I ever fall for it all again? Am I now immune? Could I be right for thinking my body has now acquired a natural resistance against beautiful Thai girls? Could we market an antidote? Would we want to?
Maybe I will see some of you at Stick’s annual convention (you could make money from this Stick). In the mean time I will have to get by with these Farang girls and the long hot summer days in Farangland and wake up every day in my castle and be happy with my lot.