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Bangkok Podcast 52: DJ Octo

If you’ve found yourself out at a club at any time during the last 5 or 6 years in Bangkok, chances are you’re familiar with DJ Octo. As one of the best known and most popular DJ’s in town, he spins at hot venues like Q Bar and Bed Supperclub, and collaborates with a wide network of musicians, videographers, performers and artists to keep Bangkok’s party crowds going late into the night.

But just like many others who move to Bangkok, Octo came to Bangkok with a much different plan ten years ago. From retreating to forest monasteries, to scuba diving on Ko Tao, to sweating away in the 9-5 grind, he tells us what it’s like entertaining crowds of thousands, how technology has completely revolutionized the industry, and what song you should ask him to play if you want to get punched in the face.

Greg and Tony also talk about the many holidays in the month of May, and Greg ponders if he inadvertently contributed to the brutal death of a poor pigeon in Lumpini Park.

Also, don’t forget to join the BANGKOK PODCAST 1-YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY on May 15th at the swanky Q-Up lounge. Good people, good drinks, good times!

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Bangkok Podcast 1 Year Anniversary Party!
It’s hard to believe it’s been a year already, but Bangkok Podcast is celebrating our 1 year anniversary in style! Here’s your chance to celebrate with Tony and Greg, meet former and future guests of the show, and hang out with the generally awesome crowd that we’ve gotten to know during the last 12 months. Q Bar Bangkok is generously sponsoring the event and giving guests a special deal – 500 Baht gets you a free selection of drinks from 8:00 – 10:00. Come join us for a chilled out evening with good folks on Q Bar’s Upstairs deck lounge.

Date: May 15, 2011
Time: 8:00pm ~ 10:00pm
Location: Q Bar Upstairs
Cost: 500 Baht

Bangkok Podcast 1yr Anniversary Party

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Bangkok Podcast Boy George Boy George
Culture Club singer/songwriter turned DJ, Boy George returns to Bangkok with tracks from his first album release in 10 years, Ordinary Alien – The Kinky Roland Files. May 12, 10pm. Bed Supperclub, 26 Sukhumvit Soi 11

Bangkok Podcast Mae Naak Mae Naak
Siam Opera presents the Thai classic, Mae Naak, at home before taking this full-scale opera to Europe. May 11-12, 8pm. Thai National Theater, Rachini Rd., 02- 224-1342. B500-3,000 from Thaiticketmajor.

Neilson Hays Library Bangkok Podcast Book Sale
The English language library’s semi-annual sale of second hand books for both adults and kids in all genres. May 14-15, 10am. Neilson Hays Library Galleries, 195 Surawong Rd., 02-233-1731

For information on these events and more pick up a copy of BK Magazine