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ZOMBIES IN MY DREAMS by Peter Nolan Smith

Pattaya iswasnot Venice and certainly no one on the Coasta del Crime pretended to be a reincarnated Thomas Mann writing a Thai version of TO DIE IN VENICE. At least no one I knew, however plenty of farangs and Thais died in the Last Babylon. Many of natural causes. Some by misadventure. Dying is what makes us the […]

Joy Division USA Tour 1980

32 years ago New Wave rockers across America were excitedly anticipating Joy Division’s May 1980. The Manchester band was scheduled to appear at Hurrah in New York for three nights. None of us were expecting to hear the news of the singer’s suicide on the eve of his departure. Ian Curtis was dead. He had […]

Poppers ReDux

Jan. 2 1979 Suicide was headlining CBGBs. The duo weren’t for everyone, but the screaming fury of Alan Vega and monotonal drone of his keyboard player Martin Rev were an effective remedy for a long holiday of drinking, especially if the holidays were not ready to call it quits. My hillbilly girlfriend was in West […]

Golden Gate Suicide Net Update

The Golden Gate Bridge has been a magnet for suicide since its construction with over 2000 fatal leaps having been record since its opening in 1937. Every two weeks someone jumps from the legendary span. Only one person, a woman has jumped twice. She was successful on her second attempt. There has been no safety […]

How We Go

Here’s a list of death in Thailand spanning 2005-2008 complied by the US State Dept. THAILAND Date of Death Place of Death Cause of Death 11-Jul-05 BANG LAMUNG Suicide 24-Jul-05 UBON RATCHATHANI Veh. Accident-Motorcycle 8-Aug-05 CHIANG MAI Drug-related 23-Sep-05 LOPBURI Veh. Accident-Auto 23-Sep-05 LOPBURI Veh. Accident-Auto 3-Oct-05 CHIANG MAI Drug-Related 4-Oct-05 SRIRACHA, Veh. Accident-Motorcycle 19-Oct-05 […]