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Face in the Crowd from Death on the Wild Side

Tom Petty’s Face ‘in the Crowd was the inspiration for this sample chapter of Jack Corbett’s Death on the Wild Side.

Face in the Crowd inspired the final chapter of Death on the Wild SideDeath on the Wild Side
Jack not only wrote Death on the Wild Side, but he also created it from the typesetting, cover design, the photography. sizing of pages, and graphics arts design. For example, Jack chose Arianna a del as his model. And long after shooting hundreds of pictures of her he picked what he felt was the perfect picture of the alluring stripper whose personality and inner self is totally unknown to her audience. One sees her from the side on the book’s front cover with her body and face turned sideways to the camera. On the book’s back cover, Jack created a transparent image that can barely be seen. Arriana, even though there are two pictures of her on the book’s covers, is still a total enigma.

Then there was Lori. Slender and quick in her movements, she had a mind as agile as her body. She could read a man like a book. Always alert, she listened to everything he said, Yet her eyes would occasionally move about the room like a ferret. Making sure that one of her other customers didn’t walk in and leave without her saying hello or goodbye. She’d smoked cigars and drank a lot of booze with him. She had been serious, and she had been impish. He pushed a cassette into the tape player. It was Tom Petty, who is very appropriate, thought Frank. Lori was a master of her craft. She could make all her customers feel important, always the perfect companion.

Tom Petty’s voice filled the interior of the pickup. He was singing A Face in the Crowd.

It was Frank’s favorite selection on the tape. Definitely not a ballad, it had nevertheless always made him think of the Old West, and for some reason, that he couldn’t quite put his finger on, about Billy the Kid. He had first heard “Face in the Crowd” while visiting a friend in Oregon. The two of them had listened to the audio tape while driving to Mount Hood with their skis in ski racks on top of a Mazda.

The friend was a very good friend–a fearless skier, who had left a secure job in the Midwest, in order to live how he wanted to live in the West. This friend was the only person in the world Frank wrote to, the written word being the form of communication chosen by both men to bridge the 2000 miles separating them. The man had never had a secure job since moving to Oregon, but he had nevertheless carved out a life of his own choosing on his own terms. Larry had been born one hundred-fifty years too late. For that matter so had Frank. The souls of both men were alike in that they did not belong in a century of civilized constraints.

They had driven to the Oregon coast where they stayed several days along the ocean. Where they picked their way around boulders, littering the beach, and hiking through Oregon’s rain forests.

Larry and Frank had drunk lots of beer together in Oregon’s brew pubs where homemade ales were served. They had skied Mount Hood racing each other to see who was the fastest that year. The two men had ridden chair lifts while getting soaked as wet heavy snow fell on them from the skies. And through it all they discussed anything and everything: their marriages, their careers, politics, farming, history, life, death.

Frank couldn’t make out most of the lyrics in A Face in the Crowd. What was important was the impression he got from the music.

It was tied to the West–the Old West–even though no one but Frank would get the connection.

And it was tied to Lori.

The crowd was all those people out there going about their daily business, scurrying about between job and grocery store and all those mundane things and places that most people preoccupy themselves with.

An individual gets lost in the crowd–crying out for someone like him–but the crowd is too busy frantically trodding the treadmills of life to notice or to care. The soul sees a river of faceless people flowing around it and drifts away in lonely isolation. Then a face comes out of the crowd, a light. It takes shape and touches the soul. Perhaps for a fleeting moment, an instant of time only, the isolation is penetrated as one soul touches another. The two recognize one another, and both know that they are not alone.

Buy Death on the Wild Side and anyone of Jack Corbett’s five books at the Jack Corbett bookstore.

Smoke and Kisses videos Page 2

You will find more videos from Soi Six Smoke and Kisses up close and personal here at Smoke and Kisses videos page 2.

I started the Smoke and Kisses videos long after I featured this bar in one of my books
Pattaya Pattaya Pattaya Confessions of Sin City is the only book I am aware of that captures the real Soi Soi Six. Much of the action in Pattaya Pattaya Pattaya Confessions of Sin City takes place in Smoke and Kisses. Hopefully my Smoke and Kisses videos Page 2 capture the essence of Smoke and Kisses as faithfully as my book did.
Smoke and Kisses with Mew and Gee
Nikon Momens at Smoke and Kisses with Gee, Mew, and Koy
Mew at Smoke and Kisses
Hitting six Soi Six bars the highpoint is watching a super slender Gee strut her stuff at Smoke and Kisses.

Back to Smoke and Kisses videos page one.

Eye Candy Calendar Girls Kick off Pattaya Eye Candy calendar

While four of the Eye Candy Calendar girls were the top four contestants in the Pattaya Dancing Queen competitions at Nikky Bar.

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Eye Candy Calendar Girls
calendar’s front cover

The front cover girl is Mew. Who was our top winner at my birthday party on April 2, 2022. Which was good for 4000 baht. Apple from Nikky Bar finished second. Taking home 2000 baht. While Gee placed third pocketing her 1000 baht. But even Gee felt Minny, representing Soi Six Lust Bar, should have placed in the top three. Unfortunately for Minny, the five judges did not agree.

Looking forward to Pattaya Dancing Queen II on July 31, 2022 both Gee and Mew were going all out preparing themselves for the 10000 baht I’d give to the best dancer. Make no mistake, both Mew and Gee are total professionals when it comes to dancing. Both women are dancing machines. Gee for example can’t stop dancing even when she comes to my condo. While Mew now working at Show GIrls go go on Pattaya LK Metro had become the go go’s top dancer with no one even coming close.

Pattaya Beaches Eye Candy Calendar back Cover

But when the competition ended once again Mew took first place. Which out of all the Eye Candy Calendar Girls entitles her to be on the calendar’s front cover.

All five judges ruling Mew was the best of the best. While deciding that Mew had the best show by far. Winning Mew another 4000 baht on top of the 10000 baht for being the best dancer.

But the biggest surprise out of all these Eye Candy Calendar Girls was Koy who tied Gee for second place. Compared to the likes of Gee and Mew, Koy was a complete newbie. So, I was shocked when the judges decided Koy was just as good as Gee.

Another surprise from these Eye Candy Calendar Girls was Nee Nee who took third place. Which earned her 4000 baht. While Pon didn’t even place. Dancing to one of Gee’s favorite songs, “Sexy GIrl’s, Nee Nee danced so much like Gee in Pattaya Dancing Queen 1 that I accused Nee Nee of copying Gee’s dancing style. Nee Nee wisely did not reply.

Nikky had two dancing poles at her first bar on Naklua Soi 33. But the powers that be took boarded off that entire section of Soi 33. Where they are now building a condominium plex.

Had Nikky been able to keep that first bar of hers, there’s no doubt in my mind that Pon would have won first place.

She’s that good on a dancing pole. What a lot of people don’t know about Pon is, she wakes up early every morning to work her real job cleaning hotel rooms. She’s got this wiry little body weighing just 36 kilos. And very strong arms and legs from all that cleaning he does.

Pon also happens to be my favorite drinking companion. Because you never know what she’s going to do next.

And when I take her to Showgirls to visit Mew, when she goes up on that pole and flips herself upside down, Mew and all the go go dancers are just blown away.

These Eye Candy Calendar Girls are truly, “Great Eye Candy”. With each one of them offers something special that you will hardly ever find in a bar. Or for that matter working in a restaurant or any kind of so-called normal job.

But you will probably never have the chance to meet any of them. Due to your being either unwilling or unable to visit Pattaya.

So on each of the Eye Candy Calendar girls calendar page, who have been in my videos, I’m putting her video links. Both on YouTube and here in the Fun House.

And we expect to be doing even more videos starting with Nikky’s upcoming Halloween Party here at Nikky Bar this October 31. So, you will be able to follow the future antics of your favorite Eye Candy Calendar Girls.

You can start now over on my YouTube Channel.

But I’m going to do one better than that. By putting all the videos of each one of the Eye Candy Calendar Girls here in the Fun House.

For example, on Mew’s calendar pages, there’s a simple url. Go there and you will find all of Mew’s present and future videos. Or look up Pon at Although I am putting up most of these videos on YouTube, I have not listed a lot of them because I’m not using my best camera equipment. Resorting to my phone to shoot spontaneous video. Which comes down to your having to go to my Funhouse blog on my website to get all the videos.

While some of the video I am shooting I’m putting directly on my website due to their not conforming to YouTubes rules and regulations.

Ok. It’s time to start meeting the calendar girls. And keeping up with their latest adventures, misadventures and dancing performances.

Starting With Gee where you can find all of her present and future videos on a single page.

Second up is Koy with all her videos present and future

And here’s Mew, the champion and winner of both Pattaya Dancing Queen competitions

Next up is Pon, my favorite drinking partner and best pole dancer I know.

Nee Nee June 2022 calendar girl and runner up for Pattaya Dancing Queen July 31, 2022

Mali July 2022 calendar girl

Mini contestant number five representing the Pattaya Soi Six Lust Bar in the April 2nd, 2022 Pattaya Dancing Queen Competition.