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    Re: Is Bangkok a Guaranteed teaching job? No Luck Here in Krabi

    FB what ever you want to quote just highlight it and click the q-Quote button, the forum will take care of it for you.
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    Re: Is Bangkok a Guaranteed teaching job? No Luck Here in Krabi

    Quote Originally Posted by Cream View Post
    FB what ever you want to quote just highlight it and click the q-Quote button, the forum will take care of it for you.

    I know, but sometimes i like to quote more than one person. Plus I am just used to copy/paste.

    Ill get used to it.

    So is anyone here in Ao Nang? On Ajarn?

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    Re: Is Bangkok a Guaranteed teaching job? No Luck Here in Krabi

    Quote Originally Posted by fakebrock2 View Post
    I know, but sometimes i like to quote more than one person. Plus I am just used to copy/paste.
    You can do it as many times as you want mate! Can quote everyone on the forum if you want(I will ban you if you do it lol) Good luck on your job search!

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    Re: Is Bangkok a Guaranteed teaching job? No Luck Here in Krabi

    Try "Basement Tape" a BKK indie band with a farang in it.

    If you know what the name is a reference to you'll dig it.

    Maybe even if you don't. Good luck finding work Brock.
    "If you're not interested in changing where you work (and thus the student population, obviously) then a) your success at applying various and sundry teaching techniques is unlikely to have anything to do with how effective they are in general, and b) your sweeping generalizations about Thai students serve no purpose but to fuel your inertia and your feeling of being an 'insider'. Sadly (for you) few who read your sweeping generalizations will perceive it that way, but hey if it makes you feel good, knock yourself out." -zeusdogg

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    Re: Is Bangkok a Guaranteed teaching job? No Luck Here in Krabi

    Quote Originally Posted by fakebrock2 View Post
    The reason they don't play here is because it's simply out of the way. After they played Bangkok there aren't other places in the area they could book.
    They cant make the bucks here. Not the right venue for acoustics, and prices in general have to be kept in check. Its a long way to come for a one off gig as well.
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    Re: Is Bangkok a Guaranteed teaching job? No Luck Here in Krabi

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew View Post
    Try "Basement Tape" a BKK indie band with a farang in it.

    If you know what the name is a reference to you'll dig it.

    Maybe even if you don't. Good luck finding work Brock.

    Referencing The Band and Bobby D's collab on the "Basement Tapes"

    Matthew- If we don't find a job here in the next couple weeks, BKK isn't out of the cards. We wanted to give it another shot anyhow. Krabi is wonderful though. If we head back to BKK you will be the first person we call, we had a good time hanging with you and the lady and plan to do it again next time we come in town!

    I am reading a lot about the RCA district- What's the story? Kind hip area or something?
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    Re: Is Bangkok a Guaranteed teaching job? No Luck Here in Krabi

    RCA is SHIT imo, it's waaay too loud and the DJ is usually shit. I like the beach restaurant near there though, tis where I ended up on my 21st .

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    Re: Is Bangkok a Guaranteed teaching job? No Luck Here in Krabi

    I was under the impression that RCA is an area, no?

    I dig the basement tape- compared to other thai bands Ive heard its more in the vein of what I like

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    Re: Is Bangkok a Guaranteed teaching job? No Luck Here in Krabi

    I've always considered a dump, good if you are pissed, want to damage your hearing and want to listen to pure crap.

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    Re: Is Bangkok a Guaranteed teaching job? No Luck Here in Krabi

    Quote Originally Posted by Cream View Post
    RCA is SHIT imo, it's waaay too loud and the DJ is usually shit.
    Agreed. There is a foreigner charge at route 66, which is a disgrace IMO.

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    Re: Is Bangkok a Guaranteed teaching job? No Luck Here in Krabi

    so RCA is an actual venue, not like a strip of venues?

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    Re: Is Bangkok a Guaranteed teaching job? No Luck Here in Krabi

    I want to hear some Thai Punk or something. I would imagine BKK is where to find it?
    I know of some decent bands that play punk here, they're not Thai but still good. Have a search for a SA band called Sibling Rivalry. They live in BKK and play quite often.

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    Re: Is Bangkok a Guaranteed teaching job? No Luck Here in Krabi

    also really into like Experimental/folk/electronic type stuff Animal Collective esque


    Also crunchy electro like MSTRKRFT and Daft Punk

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    Re: Is Bangkok a Guaranteed teaching job? No Luck Here in Krabi

    Royal City Avenue its a strip of clubs and joints.

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    Re: Is Bangkok a Guaranteed teaching job? No Luck Here in Krabi

    Quote Originally Posted by Cream View Post
    I'm gonna kick you in teh nuts for calling me crew! Why do people mix up our names so often?
    I must admit that I was a little confused but I remembered my doctor's sound advice to me, 'You're never lonely with schizaphrenia' (sure the spelling's wrong but I like to live dangerously)

    Quote Originally Posted by fakebrock2 View Post
    Cream- are you in BKK?

    Are there any "hip" areas 24-27 year olds could find themselves living. Maybe near some live music venues or maybe an artsy-er area?

    If I were you, I would get myself to Samsen Rd, which is a 5 min walk from Khao San Rd and try soi 7 and the M&N Mansions. If you get one facing the river around the top floor (you should go for the corner) you'd get a world leading kick-ass view for around 9000bt (well that was about ten years ago so the price may have changed a little).

    There is a fantastic live band venue called Adhoc- great R&B, jazz and blues. The whole area is alive with the very people you describe. Forget about the hard time people give you on forums about being a backpacker - they are God's chosen ones. Apart from the shot-away Vietnam vets most people on this forum would never be here if we hadn't opened the place up.

    So don't dawdle - get your ass up there and join the party.

    cheers
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