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FACE LIFT :
Therapeutic Facials Micro Dermabrasion Chemical Peeling Soft Laser Rejuvenation Laser Collagen Replenishment Botox Filler Injection Thermage Faxel Other Rejuvenation Treatment
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ISSUE 28 | RETURN
DJ Line Up 12 Coming Up 16
DJ Johnny Fiasco 20
DJ Little Martinez 22
DJ Helen 23
DJ Benny Benassi 24 DJ Charles Schillings 26 DJ Ron Carroll 28 The Stanton Warriors 29 DJ Martin Solveig 30 DJ Jonty Skruff 32
DJ Lucardo Parena 34
DJ Jesse Garcia 37
60 secs with DJ Ben 38
Spotlight : Chef Cameron 40
Top 10 Trax : Jacquie 42
Bed Fellows 44
Cover Story : OH+ 56
Bed Hopping : YL Residence 58
Supper Secrets 62
Grill the Chef 64
Bed World Card Member 68
Shop Idol 71
The Web 74
Blog It 76
Talking Picture : Dr. Phibes Rises Again 78
Write On : Matt Whyman 80
New Kid on the Block 82
All About Bed 86
What's in The Mix? 84
Sound People 88
Phuket People 94
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CONTRIBUTORS CAMERON STEWART Cameron, who’s dedicated his life to putting his passion on a plate, picks up the pen and answers your cuisine queries in our new ‘Grill the Chef’. He also spills the beans in our ‘Supper Secrets’ recipe page. His favourite gadget in the kitchen is the Robot Coupe.
RUPERT JAMES Rupert James has written ads for superbrands like Heineken and Nokia, directed music promos for the likes of Placebo and Katsue and has shown multimedia art at the Sydney Biennale and the 798 Art Festival in Beijing. Rupert appears with his blog: The Human Wry Corporation. His favourite gadget is his mouse. Jim@thehumanwrycorporation.com Twitter @ wry_eyes
JACQUELINE O' SULLIVAN Singer and songwriter Jacquie is best known for singing with the 80’s girl group Bananarama on hits like ‘I Want You Back’, ‘Nathan Jones’ and ‘Help’. Bed Sheets asked her to give us her top ten 80’s tracks. Jacquie is now a yoga teacher, and enjoys art. Her favorite gadget is her Macbook. http://www.jacquieoh.com/
Bed Sheets BoomBox Top 10 1. DISPOSABLE LOVE – YUKIHIRO TAKAHASHI 2. EARTHLING – YOU GO ON NATURAL 3. HUMAN LEAGUE - TRAVELOGUE 4. OH+ - SUICIDE SONG 5. APOCALYPSE - ARNO COST - (FROM BED’S CUTS CD) 6. BANANARAMA – NATHAN JONES 7. BEEP BEEP BEEP – PUNKS JUMP UP 8. STARTER – BOYS NOIZE 9. DARK FOLKE - THE OBSERVATORY 10. SEX ON FIRE - KINGS OF LEON Listen at : www.last.fm/user/BedSheetsmag
‘Tis the season to be Jolly, fa la la la la, la la la la…..Not only because that cheery chubby chap with the big sack will soon be giving out gifts galore but because we’ve survived another year where economic meltdowns, bloody demonstrations, natural disasters and impending doom scenarios have hogged the headlines but not pooped on the party. In 2009, Bed put on some pumpin’ events and brought you amazing international acts like Layo & Bushwaka!, Buddha Bar’s DJ Ravin, Benny Benassi and Anthony Nero. While we had superstars like Ananda, Woody and Tata adorn our covers.
Bananarama were one of the biggest acts of the 80’s so when Bed revealed plans for a new 80’s night we asked Jacquie from Bananarama to give us her top ten tunes. The icing on the cake came when Bed’s Master Chef Cameron agreed to answer your cuisine queries in our new ‘Grill the Chef’ feature. So as you feast on our cutting edge cuisine, get giddy on the dance floor and make merry under the mistletoe please do remember that the best gift you can give is a hug: one size fits all and no one ever minds if you return it. Failing that, a Prada purchase usually hits the mark.
Twitter : beefuton With plans afoot to bring back a revamped version Facebook : goobee of Bed Supperclub’s stunning ‘Scorpion’ installation, Email : firstname.lastname@example.org which was exhibited in the restaurant two years ago, the theme for this issue is ‘The Return’. With that in mind we invited former Bed Sheets cover star and former Futon member OH+ to be our cover star one more time.
RUMBA CALIENTE! Latin influenced rhythms and energetic afro beats
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REHAB REHABfeaturing featuringJonty JontySkruff Skruff--Thursday, Thursday,Dec Dec10 10 Jonty Jontyhas hashad hadelectro electrofans fansrockin’ rockin’from fromBerlin Berlinto toBrazil. Brazil. He’ll He’llbe bejoined joinedby bythis thismonth’s month’s Cover CoverStar StarOH+, OH+,who’ll who’llbe begiving givingaalive liveperformance performanceand andexpect expectthe theusual usualmalarkey malarkeyfrom from the thekookie kookieRehab RehabKrew. Krew.
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DJ DJJesse JesseGarcia Garcia--Friday, Friday,Dec Dec18 18 Bed BedSupperclub’s Supperclub’sInternational InternationalResident ResidentDJ, DJ,Garcia Garciareturns returnsto tokick kickstart startthe thefestive festiveseason. season. Jesse Jessewas wasrecently recentlyhonoured honouredat atthe theprestigious prestigiousBeatport BeatportAwards Awardsfor forhis hisinfectious infectious‘Off ‘OffDa DaHook’ Hook’ track. track.Bring Bringyour yourdancing dancingshoes shoesand andaadesignated designateddriver! driver!
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HOUSE MUSIC ALL NIGHT LONG! A true pioneer of Chicago's house scene, Johnny Fiasco AKA Juan Lopez grew up in a predominately Hispanic neighbourhood and was influenced by music at an early age. He perfected his skills at some of Chicago’s first underground "house" parties and in '88 he landed a residency at Smart Bar with Mark Farina. Over the past 20 years, Johnny has become a legend producing a string of Billboard hits and remixing big names like Justin Timberlake, Gloria Estefan, K.d. Lang, Bob Sinclair and Donna Blakely. Fiasco’s ‘Things that go bump in the night’ track is still one of Om Records’ best selling singles to date.
Thurs NOV 05 To listen to Johnny Fiasco live at Bed Supperclub, log on to awdio.com
BIG BEATS FROM LITTLE MARTINEZ Little Martinez seems destined for big things! Born in Basel, Switzerland on Valentine's Day, he was a fresh-faced kid of 16 when he landed his first TV job and shortly after started work at a hip radio station. Inspired by his elder brothers, who were both involved in the hip hop scene, he started spinning electronic music at parties and progressed to play residencies at several Basel clubs. Little Martinez was nominated ‘Best National Newcomer DJ’ in 2005. Since then he’s played alongside notable names like Little Louie Vega and currently holds a residency at Basel’s Red Sessions Club.
Fri NOV 13 To listen to Little Martinez live at Bed Supperclub, log on to awdio.com
DJ HELEN BRINGS HER HEAVENLY BEATS TO BED Just two years behind the decks but she’s already Hong Kong’s hottest DJ. Helen’s a natural at mixing music and getting crowds into the groove. She’s locked down Hong Kong residencies at Tivo, Mint, Zuma and Dragon. Helen spins a furious blend of fresh funky, groovy house, mixing nu-Jazz , funk and Latin beats.
Fri NOV 20 To listen to Helen live at Bed Supperclub, log on to awdio.com
BENASSI Thurs Nov 26 / BED SUPPERCLUB Wed Nov 25 / SOUND PHUKET 024
How did it feel when your 'Satisfaction' track went massive and high-profile DJs like Carl Cox, Darren Emerson, and Roger Sanchez started singing your praises? It was amazing. It’s a crazy feeling when you have been an Italian resident DJ for years and suddenly all your heroes know your name. It was also unexpected. We all thought 'Satisfaction' was a good club track but we never imagined it would explode to the degree it did. The real credit goes to my cousin, studio partner and producer, Alle Benassi. He wrote the riff! What music influenced you when you were growing up? 80’s electropop and dance. Everything from Depeche Mode to Giorgio Moroder. Did you start as a DJ or a producer? I started DJ-ing when I was a teenager. It’s all I’ve ever done, really. My cousin Alle got involved about 10 years ago. He’s a great musician and he quickly learned everything there is to know about hard-disk recording. We’ve been working together on production since then. What prompted the move from eurohouse to electro? It felt like a natural evolution. I’ve always liked electronic music. Your 'Two Men' mixes of 'Ride on Time' by Black Box were done over 15 years ago. How does it feel when you hear them today? Early days! I was still finding my way. I come from the same town in Italy as Black Box. They were friends, and still are. You’ve remixed everyone from Britney and Madonna to Public Enemy and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Is there anyone left that you would like to remix? Ummm..The Red Hot Chili Peppers isn’t an official re-mix. Yes, there are some indie artists I really like such as MGMT and some big rock acts, like U2. Which remix was the most difficult to do ? Probably the last one! Shakira’s new single. But luckily I have Alle... How was the crowd in Thailand the last time you played? Great. Actually it was a crazy experience because I sprained my ankle really badly only a few hours before. So I arrived at the club on crutches and sat on a bar-stool when I played. Is there anything you can't eat? I eat everything and really like oriental cuisine. I am careful about my diet, though. I try not to eat too much and tend to avoid yeasts and anything that bloats you. So I rarely eat bread and pasta, despite being Italian! To listen to Benny live at Bed Supperclub, log on to awdio.com
THE ‘MINISTER OF SOUND’ SPINS HEAVENLY BEATS IN BED Chicago vocalist, song writer, DJ and producer, Ron Carroll kicked off his career in the early 1980’s spinning at his dance club The Bangin’ Enterprize on the South Side of Chicago. Just two years into the game, he was opening for Lil’ Louis, Mike Dunn, and the legendary Ron Hardy. Ron used his singing experience in the church choir and sang gospel lyrics over his early house tracks, this unique style led to him being dubbed ‘The Minister of Sound’. He went on to work with the cream of the house scene and laid down tracks with legends like Bob Sinclair, Ce Ce Peniston, Maurice Joshua and Louie Vega.
Thurs DEC 03 To listen to Ron Carroll live at Bed Supperclub, log on to awdio.com
THE WARRIORS RETURN! Without a doubt, one of Bed’s best parties this year was the mighty STANTON WARRIORS... so we welcome them back with open arms! Since their last appearance at Bed, the guys have been working on Missy Elliott's album, started a residency at London's newest superclub, Matter and also scooped up awards for 'Best DJ' and 'Best Compilation' at the 2009 Breakspoll Awards. Champion Sound is proud to present the only Bangkok stop on the STANTON SESSIONS Asia tour.
Sun DEC 06 To listen to Stanton Warriors live at Bed Supperclub, log on to awdio.com
JONTY SKRUFFF FINALLY CHECKS INTO REHAB
Jonty Skrufff DJs and produces uber-cool dirty, sexy electro-tech tunes as well as publishing the acclaimed underground freak-zine Skrufff-E. Soulwax and Chemical Brothers loved his last remix of MOTORâ€™s Death Rave. The Pet Shop Boys and Arnaud Blackstrobe are amongst the thousands who love his e-zine and clubbers worldwide adore his dance-til-you-drop bassline packed beats. The blusher loving Berlin based Brit also scrubs up decidedly well. Jonty teams up with the REHAB gang for a night of medicinal mayhem in Bed. We just hope to god they find a cure soon! http://skrufff.com | http://www.facebook.com/jontyskrufff
Thurs DEC 10 To listen to Jonty Skrufff live at Bed Supperclub, log on to awdio.com
Trip the light fantastic!
Tripmain AKA Lucardo Parena’s passion for electronic music was ignited when he left his Zimbabwean home and discovered Europe’s cuttingedge club scene. Bitten by the DJ bug he returned home and perfected his spinning skills in Zimbabwe. Fast forward a couple of years and Tripmain is behind the decks spinning alongside major players like Layo & Bushwacka, Terry Francis, DJ Dmitri and Josh Wink at hip clubs and festivals in Prague, London and Ibiza.
Fri DEC 11 To listen to Tripmain live at Bed Supperclub, log on to awdio.com
MONEY Bed’s International Resident returns to rip up the dance floor! Jesse Garcia is back by popular demand! Since his magnificent performances in Bed last year, Jesse received recognition at the prestigious Beatport Awards for his infectious ‘Off Da Hook’ track. Jesse’s reputation as a remixer is first class thanks to his stompin’ remixes of tunes like DJ Disciple´s ‘Rise Up’, DJ Rooster & Sammy Peralta´s ‘Shake it’ and the hugely successful 2008 dance floor filler 'Move your Body’ by Corey Andrew. Jesse’s smile can melt hearts but his contagious grooves take no prisoners as he leads the crowd on the dance floor and has them begging for more.
Fri DEC 18 To listen to Jesse Garcia live at Bed Supperclub, log on to awdio.com
60DJ BEN SECONDS
Who would play you in the biopic of your life? Rowan Atkinson in his Mr. Bean persona. No words needed for my life story! What song sums up your life? ‘Love’s Theme’ by Barry White’s Love Unlimited Orchestra. Once again, no words required. Love rocks!!!!!!! Ok, here’s a mirror and a hairbrush - what song are you going to sing when no one’s looking? ‘Man In The Mirror’ by Michael Jackson. Check out my moonwalking skills. What’s your top track of the month? All the songs on Jazzanova’s latest album ‘Of All The Things’. I just got it and can’t stop playing it. Your apartment is on fire, you can save one record. What’s it going to be? My Beatles 7” single. It’s my dad’s record and he’d kill me if anything happened to it. What tune are you loathe to admit you like? Looktoong (Thai country music). Actually, I sometimes get the urge to play it when I’m spinning at Bed but have so far been able to resist the temptation. What’s the best concert you have ever seen? Moderndog’s ‘Love Me Love My Life’ acoustic show at Thammasart University five years ago. Everything was perfect the sound, the lights, the songs. What music did you grow up loving? My dad’s old jazz songs. I can’t remember the song names but I can remember the feelings they provoked in me. What’s the strangest request you’ve ever when playing at Bed? It wasn’t a song request, it was the time that someone asked if they could touch the vinyl while the record was spinning. Weird! What nights do you spin at Bed and what style do you play? Wednesdays and Sundays. I spin soul, nu jazz, broken beats and good house music. Finish this sentence – Bed Supperclub is…….. a superb club.
How’s life in Bed? Very comfortable. Things have been going so smooth since my very first day on the job that I started to wonder if I was missing something. Then it dawned on me that I am where I am supposed to be and doing what I was meant to do. It also helps that my staff have been so well trained by the previous chefs.
When she walked in she was full of praise saying how beautiful the cake looked and what a great job we had done. She was very understanding when we warned her not to cut too deep into the cake for the photo because the polystyrene would make squeaking sounds and not to let it burn too long or the room might fill up with poisonous fumes!
Where were you before you came to Bed What inspires you? Good people, good energy and a happy environment Supperclub? I’ve been in Thailand for about two and a half years now. I spent 18 months as the executive chef at Da Maurizio's in Phuket and prior to my position at Bed I was a consultant at Eat Me in Bangkok.
Best piece of advice you would give a home enthusiast?
and people that go that extra bit further for the end result.
Is there anything you can't eat? I try everything once. One time in Taiwan I sampled that famous stinky tofu and really, there is just no need for that.
Befriend a chef and spoil them rotten. Cook the food that you enjoy eating and cook to please yourself. Also, remember recipes are only a guideline.
Funniest kitchen incident? You could ask this question once a week and I would never run out of stories. When I was working at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney we catered for large high-end functions. One time this posh lady was arranging her plush wedding reception and wanted the wedding cake to be an enormous bombe Alaska – that’s a variation of baked Alaska which calls for dark rum to be splashed over it Lights are then turned down and the whole dessert is flambéd while being served. We were told the guests would receive individual single portions that would be made separately. Come the night of the wedding we had the individual ones in one freezer and the huge three tier wedding cake in another freezer. The main cake just needed to be assembled, covered in a meringue and set alight with alcohol. About five minutes before we were due to assemble it we discovered to our horror that the freezer had broken down and the cake had melted into a sticky gooey mess. Panicked, flustered and desperate we quickly covered some polystyrene boxes in meringue and sent word to the bride to come to the kitchen immediately.
by BANANARAMA babe JACQUIE O’SULLIVAN http://www.jacquieoh.com/
In no particular order....... SIGN O' THE TIMES // Prince WHITE LINES // Grandmaster Flash DON'T YOU WANT ME // The Human League BLUE MONDAY // New Order LIKE A PRAYER // Madonna CARS // Gary Numan THE LOOK OF LOVE // ABC NEED YOU TONIGHT // INXS WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY? // Janet Jackson PULL UP TO THE BUMPER // Grace Jones
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THAILAND’S SEXIEST ROCK GODDESS OH+ RETURNS
Words by Paul Hamshire | Photo by Hector Guzman
Hi, how’s it going? Frantic but fantastic! I’m in the middle of a tour of the provinces to promote my solo single. I’ve been everywhere from Phuket to Udon! I decided not to tone things down for audiences in the sticks so my outfits have been causing quite a stir upcountry. Tell us more about your solo project. Its part of the GMM’s ‘Green Light Project’. I’m doing two tracks for them. The first is a song called 'Suicide'. I wrote the words about five years ago. It was inspired by a friend who was constantly getting suicide threats from his ex-girlfriend and every time he ran back to her. You played all over the world with Futon, which place was most fun? Actually it was here in Bangkok when we played the Fat Festival a few years back at the ‘Dan-ne-ramid’ funfair park. We were the last band on and seconds before we walked on stage the heavens opened and sent down the heaviest storm of the year. It was so fierce that we were hammered with rain that was swept sideways by the torrential winds. Instead of running for cover the crowd of around 10,000 people went mental and started jumping around like crazy. Have you stopped painting now? No way! I could never stop. At the moment I’m incorporating my drawings into a pocket book called ‘Travelogue by OH+’. I write about the places I visit with the band and do illustrations to accompany the narrative. 'Lips' magazine has been serialising the stories. What do you do with your free time? I read, paint, play with my nieces and grow plants. My favourite flower is the lipstick flower but I call it monkey juju because it looks like a monkey’s penis. What about your new band, Goo? We’ve just done our debut show in Vietnam. It was pretty scary doing the first show with a new line-up but the minute we walked on stage it felt so right that my fears faded and the show was awesome. The sound is a lot darker and deeper than Futon. It's like a different band completely. What’s it like being in a band with our editor? Any dirt to dish? Hahaha.. You wouldn’t be able to print it even if I told you! But seriously, he’s like my big brother. If ever I have a problem I always talk to with him about it. He knows a million things that I don’t but we still think the same way. We were even born on the same day – not the same year though!! Hehe. What was the highlight of the last decade for you? Playing at the CSD Festival in Berlin last year. We played live in front of 350,000 people. It was definitely the high point of the last 10 years. Is there anything you can't eat? Yes those medium-sized red chili peppers.
BED HOPPING YL Residence No. 17
Where is it? Nestled on Koh Samui’s south coast on the enchanting Natien Beach YL Residence No. 17 is flanked by majestic palm trees and a crystal -clear ocean. It’s out of the way and very peaceful but a mere 10 minutes to Lamai’s vibrant nightlife and shopping.
What’s the rate per night? $3,000 to $5,000 ++ USD per night depending on the number of rooms occupied but in actuality any guests that reside there have the entire residence to themselves. YL is not a resort but a private residence and therefore only one group will be staying at any time, whether they occupy one room or all ten.
So tell us more about the rooms. The property was designed by Martin Palleros of Tierra Design. YL Residence has 10 individual villas separate from the main property offering a calm relaxed individual accommodation experience. All rooms are furnished to an exceptionally high standard, each with ocean facing view. The YL Suite is 150sqm and has a Jacuzzi, indoor and outdoor rain shower, kitchen with wine storage, Bose stereo and television with Linn DVD system. Staff are on hand 24 hours a day to offer a total concierge service.
How’s the restaurant? Excellent!! Reuben Kimber (Dorchester, Babington House) and the two Thai chefs that reside in the restaurant claim they can prepare anything that your heart desires. Bartenders and butlers are on hand to serve, all resplendent in their uniforms designed by Richard James of Savile Row. Dine under the sun or stars on the teak beachfront terrace that has a purpose-built barbeque. The terrace can accommodate an intimate gathering with a few friends or a large party depending on your needs.
The philosophy behind the YL is to provide you with a space to create your own bespoke holiday experience. You may just want to spend your days indulging in the delights of the residence or venture out to explore this magical island and its environs.
Not suitable for: Backpackers.
Come for: Attention to detail, originality, exclusivity and above all, quality...
What’s in the neighbourhood?
Who cares when you’re surrounded by such splendour? If I want to book now where do I go ? However, if you do feel the urge to explore then www.ylresidence.com make sure you visit the nearby waterfalls, which Mail: email@example.com are said to be the most spectacular on the island. Tel: +66(0) 843 562 388 The acclaimed Kamalaya Wellness centre is five minutes down the road where guests can indulge in the best spa treatments Samui has to offer.
So tell me again, why should I stay here? Sleep under the stars on a bed that’s been slept in by the stars, a number of A-list celebs have stayed there but the YL doesn’t kiss and tell.
by Chef Cameron
Sea Bass 160 g per person Herb Crust Broad Bean puree Mashed Potato Prosciutto julienne Lemon wedge Olive Oil Micro herb Place a portion of fish onto baking paper that has been smeared with butter. Cut out a piece of the bread crumb mix so that it fits perfectly onto the fish (you might have to re-press on the bench so that it is compressed and wonâ€™t fall apart). Place it in the oven 170 degrees celsius to cook making sure the fish is cooked correctly and that the bread mix is a nice golden brown. (The time varies depending on the size of the fish, for us it takes about 17 min.) Add a pinch of prosciutto to a small amount of broad bean puree, place in the centre of the plate and add some mashed potato. Place the fish on top. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Garnish with lemon wedge and micro herb. Herb crust 1 med 2 clove 1 Tblspn 1 Tblspn 1/2 Tblspn 1 Tblspn 1 Tblspn 2 pc 1/2 loaf
Spanish Onion / finely chopped Garlic / finely chopped Basil / finely chopped Parsley / finely chopped Sage / finely chopped Semi-dried Tomatoes / julienned Capers /chopped Anchovies / finely chopped Fresh Breadcrumbs (not dry)
Herb Crusted Sea Bass, Broad Bean and Prosciutto Puree, Boundary Extra Virgin Olive Oil
50 ml Olive Oil 75 g Butter 3-4 tblspn Parmesan Cheese / grated In a large pan heat oil and butter. Add onion and garlic and some salt and cook slowly on a medium heat until soft ..but do not brown. Add anchovies and capers and cook a further 5 min. Add the semi-dried tomatoes and cook 5 min. Add the herbs and cook 5min. Add the breadcrumbs( the mixture should hold togetherâ€Ś not too wet or too dry). Turn off heat and add the parmesan. Taste and check for seasoning salt and pepper. Flatten on a tray and allow to cool. Broad bean puree 200g Broad Beans 1 clove Garlic 2 pc Shallots 100 ml Chicken Stock 25 ml Olive Oil 1/2 Tblspn Butter 40 ml Cream Slowly sweat shallots and garlic in the butter and olive oil with some sea salt ..do not brown. Add the peeled broad beans cook 2 min. Add the chicken stock so that it just covers the cream. Simmer until the broad beans are cooked and the liquid reduces a little. Blend the broad beans and add only enough of the liquid to make a nice puree and adjust seasoning. Serves 8 Photo by Patchwipa Mahapornpaisal
GRILL THE CHEF
CHEF CAMERON SOLVES YOUR CUISINE QUESTIONS.
I’m thinking of buying a Kenwood Chef Food Mixer with all the attachments is it a good investment? Well they look great and are perfect for making meringue but more often than not I prefer to whisk by hand, especially foods like mayonnaise where a hand whisk gives a much softer result because the fats in the emulsion are not over worked.
I want to make some new meals. How can I get out of my cooking rut? Get inspired and dine out at restaurants that you don’t normally eat at. That way you’ll get a taste for new dishes and innovative recipes. Another idea is to have friends over and get everyone to bring over a dish based on a particular theme. You can then compare notes and discuss the dishes.
Is stock easy to make?
What’s the best method to make scrambled eggs? Knowing how to make good stock is a useful kitchen skill. As well as flavour and depth, stock also adds an extra bit of nutrition to a dish. Chicken and fish stock are very simple to make. A good beef stock takes a lot longer because to get that deep flavour you have to roast the bones and veg first. The golden rule for stocks is that you must stick around while they are cooking to keep skimming the impurities off the top
Top of the Stocks ! Here’s the best five veggies to add to your stock Carrots – peel and trim ends. Celery – trim ends, heart (if not eaten), and leaves (do not use the dark leaves or ends as they are more bitter). Fennel – tough outer leaves, heart, and trim ends. Will add a very strong licorice flavor. The feathery leaves can be finely chopped for green salad or potato dishes but don’t add too much as it has a strong flavour. Garlic – clean skins and trim ends.
Nothing beats a good scrambled egg. In a bowl add your eggs, cream, sea salt and cracked black pepper. Don’t whisk the eggs to much, just break them up with a folk. Put a pan on a medium heat with some butter (butter makes the final consistency soft and oil will make it harder). Pour in your mix and using a wooden spoon just slowly scrape the bottom of the pan - don’t break it up or scramble it. Remove from heat when its 3/4 cooked and still a bit wet by the time you get it on the toast and at the table the texture will be perfect!
Help! I keep getting ants in my kitchen. If you have ants in your pantry and cupboards they are probably coming up through the cracks so sprinkle a good amount of talcum powder and as they crawl up the fine powder it will suffocate them.
Onion (includes other alliums like leeks & shallots) – clean skins. Don’t use any with black mold and don’t use the dark green part of the leeks. + I do like to add tomato in some veg stock as well, depending on what you are using the stock for.
Email your cuisine queries to Chef Cameron : firstname.lastname@example.org One lucky winner will receive a dinner for 2 at Bed Supperclub (drinks not included) 065
Bed World Member
NAME GEORGE H. MANDLER-MAXHEIM
OCCUPATION CEO & PARTNER OF STARLIGHT EXPRESS VIP SERVICES & ROYAL ORIENTAL CONSULTING
MEMBER SINCE 2006 RELEVANT WEBSITE SEL-TH.COM ROYALORIENTALCONSULTING.COM
Getting to know you.
Bed Sheets turns the spotlight on our Bed World Card members
What line of work are you in? Starlight Express offers stunning VIP Services like exclusive ‘VIP Fast Track Immigration & Limousine Services’, our ‘Personal Shopping Assistance’ includes Mercedes limousines and chauffeurs and we advise our guests individually with regards to best price, quality, style and fashion trends. For our sophisticated high-end clientele with discerning expectations who enjoy luxury, quality, highly personal service and attention we offer ‘Personal Luxury Travel Assistance & VIP Concierge Service’. My newest project and company is ‘Royal Oriental Consulting’, together with my partner Khun Natsima. Our aim is to combine our international experience with Asian hospitality and German precision, to serve our clients with creative and tailor-made solutions. What’s your favourite noise? When my wife Nong calls me “honey ka”. What’s your least favourite noise? Three consecutive days of five hour Chinese Opera that’s performed opposite my Condominium. When have you never been so wrong? 2001, my first experience with an beautiful French lady boy at the Kit Kat Club in Berlin ;-) If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be? The Perfectionist. How would you describe yourself in three words? Young – Discerning - European What’s the best party trick you have ever seen? I prefer my own: Have fun and never get drunk! Which is better -- a plump, thick, and savoury German sausage or a smaller, thinner, but much spicier Northern Thai sausage? It’s not the size; it’s all in the taste in this case. I like both. Here in Thailand I love the spicy Northern Thai sausage called ‘Sai Aour’ aroi mak mak!. In Munich, Germany in some of my favorite beer gardens, I prefer the white veal sausage with sweet mustard and pretzel served with fresh beer brewed from wheat. Is there any trend that you would like to see return? Sixties mini skirts. British designer Mary Quant’s shorter-than-ever-before skirts captured the rebellious spirit of the decade and quickly became a favourite of stylish young women on both sides of the pond.
SHOP IDOL 2009
Forget manufactured POPSTARS .. Bangkokâ€™s streetwise SHOPSTARS are the new cool ! Photography Chaicharn Lertnimanoradee
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the TH RE E TU R
Tron Legacy’s stunning trailer (http://www.apple.com/trailers/disney/tronlega cy/) will probably whet your appetite and
bring back dear memories of the 1982 cult movie. Will we also see the return of the famed Tron Guy with his spandex costumes and groovy poses? http://www.tronguy.net/ Warning : What has been seen cannot be unseen! Tron Guy may stick in your mind and ruin all viewings of Tron and its sequel(s) forever. Just like that Star Wars kid did for Star Wars. http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=HPPj6viIBmU
Don’t miss the return of everyone’s favourite telescope in space! After undergoing some costly and acrobatic eye surgery, Hubble’s back with some pictures of the universe that look better than ever. http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2 009/09/hubble_gallery/ 074
‘You are about to enter a new era in website design. This is the new standard for all things to come’. It’s with these ominous words that a design studio introduced its Flash-based website in 1997. Indeed, the web was never the same. A deluge of useless splash pages, cryptic navigation, obnoxious effects and transitions hit the web. Nowadays Flash usage has (mostly) matured and it remains a great technology when put into the right hands.
Remember the Million Dollar Home Page http://www.milliondollarhome page.com/
which turned its smart creator into a millionaire and let all the losers who copied him remain just that? Here’s a new take on it with a web 2.0 feel : the Million Dollar Tag Cloud. Will it work again? We’re talking about it, which is a good start… http://themilliondollar tagcloud.com/
The iPod is everywhere. We take it for granted and forget how we used to lug around huge tape players called boomboxes. http://pocketcalculatorshow.com/boombox/
If the name Rick Dangerous brings back gaming memories; you’ll be thrilled to play the online version of this Indiana Joneswannabe which made you lose some sleep back in your Atari/Amiga days. http://rickdangerousflash.free.fr/
Enough of those flashbacks and returns already! Enjoy the immobility of a taxi stuck in Bangkok’s notorious traffic jams. http://lifeinmovingvehicle.blogspot. com/
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‘Sor’ point. It’s not just that banning and cutting of a film are still possible that makes the announcement of the new Thai motion-picture industry’s ratings system worrying – but more the formulation of the new สงเสรมิ (promote) category. The existence of such an official endorsement allows (and will possibly even encourage) censors to act corruptly, pocketing bribes for an official stamp of approval, and will mean some films may undeservedly find a blessing that could easily turn on the masses helplessly to didactic, preachy poppycock and pointless, saccharine fluff.
With US regulators extending current laws to end blogger payola I thought as an act of defiance I'd celebrate the occasion with some rampant cronyistic promotion. Cutely-dubbed Thai illustrator and designer Sillapim (real name = Pimduan Watcharapruk, ศลิปน/sillapin = artist in Thai) produces spectacular hand-drawn pieces in ink with luscious lines and exquisite organic details. Check out her blog www.sillapim.blogspot.com
A nice change.
Thai architect Duangrit Bunnag's Magic Mirror, housed on the third floor of True’s Siam Square boutique store, is a cleverly understated piece of function-led design that ensures that you never have to leave the fitting room to show off what you’re trying on – as the electrical current that charges the crystaline film that renders the walls opaque (for while you’re getting changed) is disengaged when the door is pulled ajar, allowing the glass to return to its transparent state when you’re ready to parade whatever you’ve picked from off the rail. The real nice change though is the appearance of such a truly genuine triumph of design in a site of such popular appeal. Photography by Asit Prueangwet.
With either malfunctioning units or unverifiable footage, CCTV has come under some scrutiny in Thailand of late. Reason enough for suburban hi-so shopper oasis The Crystal to stick its neck out and offer customers that little extra bit of personalised car park care in the shape of security guards strategically sat aloft in Baywatch high-seat beach chairs? Clearly a deftly simple, wholly innovative design move/product context switch, but only time will tell how effective it is. While we were there the guards we saw appeared upright and hawk-like exposed by the bright midday sun – even though the car lot was empty. What with their reputation, we just hope when dusk arrives sleepiness doesn't kick in. Photography by Asit Prueangwet.
TALKING PICTURES Dr. Phibes Rises Again
They Haven't Built The COFFIN That Can Hold HIM! Cast Vincent Price /// Robert Quarry /// Peter Cushing /// Beryl Reid /// Terry-Thomas /// Tracy Mills
Released : 1972 Tagline : The sting's in the tale! Another horrendous story from the merchant of menace.
What’s the story? Vincent Price breathes life into his camp horror hero, the eminent Dr. Phibes. Price awakens from a decade of suspended animation and heads to Egypt with the corpse of his dead wife… which he intends to resurrect by murdering people in strange and heinous ways to invoke a magical incantation. The dreadful deaths include someone being stung to death by scorpions, being eaten by an eagle and a golden snake piercing someone's skull, all of course are peppered with camp panache.
Quote Dr. Phibes: Sleep on, my sweet Victoria, for regal claws of noble birds guard well your place of rest. For those poor fools that dare intrude, the penalty is death. In his last lines in the movie Phibes sings: Somewhere over the rainbow, blue birds fly / Birds fly over the rainbow, why, oh, why can't I?
Film Facts Moments before being crushed in a giant press-screw, one of the actors can be seen reading the book "The Turn of the Screw". Actor Peter Cushing was originally scheduled to play a much bigger role but due to his wife's ailing health had to take a much smaller part. The film was to be followed by a third Phibes movie, The Brides of Phibes or Phibes Resurrectus. It would have had Phibes protecting his secret of eternal life from a group of Nazis, whom he would kill off one by one. Phibes star Vincent Price is the creepy voice on the beginning of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’. For his payment he was given the choice What’s on Dr. Phibes’ iPod: between taking a percentage of the album sales or $20,000. Poor Zombie -The Cranberries Price opted for the cash and lost out on the millions he would have Walk like an Egyptian – The made in royalties. Bangles Movie Goof We are the Dead – David Bowie Be Stiff - Devo As the movie reaches the climactic scene Dr. Phibes is waiting to Don’t Fear the Reaper – Blue board the boat. In the close-up shots we see a large circular Oyster Cult window framing his head but in the long shots it is not there. Owwweeeoo !! 079
Is there anything that you regret writing? I once wrote to a magazine editor, having heard a rumour that I’d been sacked as a columnist, to say that I wasn’t sorry as the title was going downhill. The editor replied to say that nobody had sacked me, but that perhaps I should resign anyhow. Kinda regret that email.
Which book do you wish you had written? 'Crime and Punishment' by Fyodor Dostoevski. It’s a masterclass in thriller writing, though I don’t fancy being exiled to Siberia as he was.
What are your thoughts on censorship in literature? In the UK, there are moves to print age guidance on the back of books for teenagers. I am totally I was a late starter with books. I just didn’t engage opposed to this. Books should be available to with words. Then I read 'Lord of the Flies' by William everyone. Golding, and it blew me away. Kids going feral – a heady cocktail of cruelty, nobility, ambition, fear What’s the most important message a child and innocence.
What was the first novel you read?
could receive through one of your books?
Which book have you read the most times? 'And the Ass Saw the Angel' by Nick Cave. The life story of a mute outcast, recounted in his last moments on this earth. It’s lyrical and potent from start to finish, and populated with drunks, preachers, perverts and deviants. The story is weirdly uplifting, as if delivered from an unsteady pulpit.
I’m from a new generation of writers for children who don’t aim to push messages or moral guidance. Regarding the social issues within my books, I just hope to raise questions rather than provide answers. If they provide a springboard for conversation, that’s fine by me.
Pitch us your latest book in less than 30 words. What’s your favoured distraction when Die Hard for geeks. That’s it! you’re procrastinating? (GOLDSTRIKE is published by Simon & Schuster in The internet has brought a whole host of possibilities the UK and USA) and problems for the novelist. Google Earth means www.mattwhyman.com less travel for research. Twitter and ebay can halve your daily word count.
What prompted you to write young adult fiction? My books are written from the point of view of individuals getting to grips with their identities, living in harsh environments where death looms large, but they can be read by people of any age. We’ve all been 10, 12, 13 … after all.
Your ‘Boy Kills Man’ book is being made into a movie, tell us more. The film, about child assassins, is in development by the makers of Kidulthood. It’s to be made on location in Colombia. Check out www.boykillsman.com and you’ll find an image gallery from a test shoot. I’m thrilled! THE WILD
NEW KID ON THE BLOCK THE JUKKS !
Describe what you do and who you are in What do you think about the Thai Music three sentences. scene ? I’m Maew, I play drums. I am Peter, I play bass guitar. I’m Kan, I play guitar and sing.
Sucks! Especially The Jukks.
What’s been your proudest moment so far?
Maew: Joy Division because the singer had epilepsy. Peter: Green Day because I love the 'Control' movie…hehe. Kan: I don't like Joy Division because Peter stole my 'Control' DVD.
Every time we’ve done a show and been drunk.
Where do you draw your inspiration from? Phraram 9 cafe.
So tell us about your band We’re dirty, funny, donkey, Jukksy Jukksy!!!
Who’s coolest Green Day or Joy Division?
What would you like to see return? We want to see Johnny Marr return to being a
Where does the name THE JUKKS come from? producer instead of being a member of The Cribs. Thai super model's armpits.
Have your parents heard your band ?
Maew: No, they would be petrified. Peter: No. My parents love hip hop. Kan: Yes but they don't like us. They like 'Poy Fai Malaiporn'
What do u sing about ? Comedy, comedy and comedy! 083
What's in the Mix? by Justin Dunne
Back in the days when we rolled our ripped jeans up to our ankles, went bug-eyed playing Centipede, Ronald Reagan was technically still alive and the Atkins Diet was a glimmer on the low-carb horizon, the hip drink to sip through curly straws was the mid-1980’s classic cocktail ‘The Grasshopper.’ Put on your pumps and trench coats, backcomb and big up your hair, get heavy with the blusher (yes, you too guys – it’s the 80’s) and moonwalk down memory lane with a Grasshopper. The Classic Grasshopper 3/4 oz Green Crème de Menthe 3/4 oz Crème de Cacao 1 oz Cream Garnish with grated Chocolate Pour all ingredients except grated chocolate into a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into a chilled martini cocktail glass. Justin Dunne
BED Frequently Asked Questions
How often do you publish this magazine? Bed Sheets Magazine is published every two months. You can pick us up at any of the 70+ carefully selected outlets in Bangkok and Phuket and read us online at www.bedsheetsmagazine.com Why do you ALWAYS check my ID card? Although Thai law states IDs are supposed to be checked at all clubs/ bars, this is rarely enforced. Unless of course, you are a very high profile venue like Bed. So, although we know it can be a pain, the Thai police have specifically asked us very nicely to check all IDs. In addition, we also must ensure that all guests are over the age of 20. Why is the wine so expensive? Yeah, we know this sucks but Thailand is subject to an outrageous 400% tax on most wines, which bumps up the price tremendously. Even locally produced Thai wines are cheaper to buy in Paris. May we book a corporate event / private group dinner at Bed? Yes, of course. All bookings can be made directly through our Events and Sales team. Please contact Sabina or Junior at 02 651 3537. is that really Juggy D?
Is Sound Phuket run by the same people as Bed Supperclub? Yes, both properties are under Bed Management.
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Em loves his rock lobster dance
Where is your chef from? His name sounds Scottish but our Executive Chef, Cameron Stuart is actually Australian. He grew up in the Hunter Valley region. Cameron started cooking in 1989 and spent most of his 'chefing' time in Sydney and Canberra. Prior to Bed Supperclub, Chef Cameron was the Executive Chef at Da Maurizio’s in Phuket. Are Bed Supperclub and Supperclub, Amsterdam run by the same people? What’s the difference? Although both venues have a deep mutual respect for each other, we have different owners. Spot the difference: Bed Supperclub, Bangkok opened in September, 2002 – Supperclub, Amsterdam in 1991. Bed Supperclub, Bangkok’s restrooms are split “Male / Female.” – Supperclub, Amsterdam’s restrooms are split ‘Gay / Straight.” Bed Supperclub’s architectural design company is Orbit – Supperclub, Amsterdam’s architectural design company is Concrete. Bed Supperclub, Bangkok offers a “Surprise Menu” only on Friday and Saturday nights (a set meal chosen from a menu is offered Sunday-Thursday with open dining hours) – Supperclub, Amsterdam offers a surprise menu every night. Bed Supperclub, Bangkok despite having both a restaurant and a nightclub is internationally recognized more for its nightclub activities. – Supperclub, Amsterdam is more recognized for being a restaurant. DJ Octo can't fit all his cds in one bag
But i want you to have hair like mine
I’m looking for a great place to celebrate NYE – are you taking bookings? Yes, although we usually sell out by the first week of December for both dinner and in the bar. So we strongly suggest that you make your dinner / bar bookings as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Further details on what we are doing for the Festive Season including NYE can be found in this magazine and on our website. Direct reservations may be made at www.bedsupperclub. com or through our reservation team at 02 651 3537. Why don’t motorists in Thailand stop at crosswalks even if you’re carrying a baby? This dates back to an ancient tradition. In the old days when water buffalos were used as the primary mode of transportation, stopping for anything or anyone meant the possibility that night would fall before you reached home. After nightfall, if you were still on the road and not tucked up in bed then the demons of the night – mostly mosquitoes and ghosts – would see to it that you would not be returning home anytime soon. Hence, to this day, we see heavy speed on the streets and no one stops for no one. It’s crazy – be careful out there.
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NICK ANTHONY Founder of Indigo Real Estate and writer of children’s books, Nick Anthony is also the man behind the plan to bring an endless summer season to Phuket.
Why did you suggest rebranding Phuket’s ‘low season’ as a ‘summer season’? Phuket boasts a myriad of cool things to do all year round. During the December / March period attention focuses on the island’s white sand beaches and crystal blue waters. The April / August period is more action orientated with people surfing, mountain biking, east coast boating etc. The October /November period is traditionally our wettest period but between the storms we are spoiled with weeks of unbelievable beauty and calm and NO tourists! So we decided to cancel the low season and replace it with an endless summer. How come you settled in Phuket? I was HK based for 10 years living what I thought was the good life; a great apartment, an excellent business and a busy social life. However, one morning after returning from a trip to Phuket I awoke to find a haze obscuring my stunning harbour view. When I realized it was pollution from China I called a moving company and said “come pack up my apartment, I am moving to the beach”. Has being in Phuket influenced the way you view the world? Is there a world outside of Phuket?
What’s Phuket’s best kept secret? I have two that are close to each other. One is the Reggae Bar on Bangtao beach (can’t give the exact location because it wouldn’t be a secret anymore). The other is Koh Weaw island, opposite Trisara, a tiny island with sensational snorkeling only 10 mins by longtail boat. Weaw means Bling Bling. Tell us about Indigo Real Estate. We set up the luxury real estate specialist seven years ago with Tom Travers. Our team plays a strong hand in the early design process and promotes low density projects. Phuket is a hotspot for the private jet crowd so we are kept busy for much of the year. Tom, who used to DJ in Ibiza, will soon be spinning at SOUND PHUKET. What inspired you to write the children’s book, ‘Princess Sausage, an island life’? Our dog, Sausage (named after her hearty appetite for breakfast sausages). She’s a Surin Beach dog who adopted us and then turned out to be a perfect princess. She’s not the slimmest of pooches but is a perfect role model for street dogs. www.indigoRE.com | www.summerinphuket.com
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