Gonzo the Face

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Yes, I could never remember his last name even though I knew him for many years.

I would have to guess on the "Lucky Glucky" thing as I never heard it. We always called hin John the Watch Smuggler and he got some Thai bigshot to escort him through customs every time he flew into the country. Would that have anything to do with his nickname? huh.gif

Glucklich is german for lucky

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One of the members on this thread mentioned a "Chris C", who has passed on. As as act of 'making merit' I arranged for and attended the cremation of a man named Christopher Cangi. This was back a year or so ago. His body had lain unclaimed for several months at one of the local hospitals. I didn't know the man, but I didn't like it that a fellow American was just slabbed and forgotten. The American Consulate said that Mr. Cangi had a sister in the US, who they had notified, but she took no action to claim the body. They said they would pass along the news that someone had done the right thing, but would not give me any information. I doubt they did anything.

I did a very thorough search on the internet, but all I found was somebody with the same name, who had been accused of some tricky business in BK?K a few years ago. Anybody know this man? If so, could you please e-mail me at <removed - send PM>

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There is a trend developing here. The penalty for being a mate of Blinky Bill is death. Be warned.

The penalty for being anyone's mate is death. The penalty for being no one's mate is death. :)

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Then again, there are those who do believe that if you have lived a good life, its not a penalty, but a reward.

I think that is a better way to look at it..... at least for me it is..

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Then again, there are those who do believe that if you have lived a good life, its not a penalty, but a reward.

I think that is a better way to look at it..... at least for me it is..

That can work too! For you then, Gonzo the Face, I shall rework the eternal verities: thee reward for being anyone's mate is death, and the reward for being no one's mate is death. :)

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Then again, there are those who do believe that if you have lived a good life, its not a penalty, but a reward.

I think that is a better way to look at it..... at least for me it is..

That can work too! For you then, Gonzo the Face, I shall rework the eternal verities: thee reward for being anyone's mate is death, and the reward for being no one's mate is death. smile.png

Well I certainly do thank you for your kindness and I am sure , that for your thoughtfulness, you'll get yours in the end.

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Recent sad additions to the growing list..........\

Ivan Barnes.

Davey Bosco Jones.

Robbie Wallis.

R.I.P. all and I'm having a beer in remembrance.

PM or call me if you need more info.

Phil 086 910 4450.

Is that the Davy Jones who hung out at the Hash Pub all the time?

yes, used to.

And he was one of the nicest guys God ever put breath into.

He had a great life.

He certainly did and to think he started his life on the portals of an Irish church, having been left there by his mother as an unwanted child.

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For those of you who knew Blinky Bill, I hope you will remember him today when raising a glass to the memory of the fallen ANZACs. It is the anniversary of his untimely death.

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For those of you who knew Blinky Bill, I hope you will remember him today when raising a glass to the memory of the fallen ANZACs. It is the anniversary of his untimely death.

Thank you for the reminder. A glass of tequila it will be, for a truly great guy!

/ Priceless

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For those of you who knew Blinky Bill, I hope you will remember him today when raising a glass to the memory of the fallen ANZACs. It is the anniversary of his untimely death.

To my friend Blinky Bill...... Salude......

I know that you will forgive me for the toast with only Prune Juice......but out of a Chang Mug

G

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I have been told that " warfie " who started the worst joke ever thread has passed away and will be cremated today.

Rest in peace mate and sincere sympathy to his wife and family.

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Thanks. Interesting.

Any other stories about regulars at Oasis?

I use to drink with Stewart regularly whenever I was in Chiang Mai during the 80's at the Oasis Bar.

In his former life he was an Aeronautical Engineer and was very knowledgable on most topics. Spooks from the

US Consulate in Chiang Mai would come and drink with him at the Oasis.. mainly because he was a great guy

to converse with, and also because, up the Soi was Kuhn Sah's Northern Thailand HQ.

Kuhn Sah was the Mr Big of the Golden Triangle drug trade back then, his CNX HQ was signposted outside as

the Pattana Meat Factory (with Thai soldiers guarding the gates???). It was just down the road from the Oasis

in Moon Muang Rd Soi 3 and it is now a guest house with a small pool out front.

Back then trucks used to come and go and they didn't look like refrigerated meat wagons.

Stewart had his daily routine.. he used to like watching the sunset over Doi Suthep from upstairs, then watch a

video, then downstairs to drink with the early evening drinkers.... till late.

There were many conspiracy theories after he died as to the causes... his wife (Noi, I think) was said to have

slowly 'poisoned' him however Stewart didn't need any help as he pushed the limits. I got on with his wife very

well, she looked ok when she was made-up in the dim lighting of the bar although at that time of the night I was

pretty pissed. After Stewart died her new husband (French, I think) reminded me of the little bald guy in The

Benny Hill Show... with Noi (or was it Nok) slapping him on the back of the head.. pick up those empty glasses,

empty that ashtray.

When Stewart had his quiet talks in the corner of the bar with the CIA guys rumours abound that Stewarts'

aeronautical expertise gave the perception that he could have been one of them. The name of the Oasis Bar

could've possibly been derived from the "OAS".

Whispers, rumours and clandestine meetings made Northern Thailand an interesting place to visit in the 80's.

Stewart had a "tomboy" guitar player there some nights who played a 12-string and knew just about every

song you requested.

One night I remember the whole bar staff kicking on around the corner to the old PEACOCK COFFEE SHOP

out front of the Montri Hotel. It was its FINAL night and we all had drinks and watched the sun come up and

then the Peacock was no more. It was kinda like the Chiang Mai "Thermae".

When the Oasis closed some of the girls worked at the newly opened Top North Beer Bar Centre, I saw 2

around the back of the Oasis at the Black Cat Bar, also another over the moat at the Big Beer Bar.

Sadly the good old bars have dissappeared or have been refurbished.

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ID: 316   Posted (edited)

You all seem like a tight knit group. Hope you have room for one more yank soon. I am not much of a drinker, but I'm awful at poker and billards so my presence is likely to enrich some of you.

Cheers to your departed friends !

Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect Thailand

Edited by timtscott

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Harry Farmer

Paul Martin

Two of the old guys always sitting at one of the outdoor tables at "Bierstube" There was a whole group meeting there every evening for a meal some beers and a chat when I started to come there in in late 80ties. I think the only one left is EJ who still goes for coffee and the Post in the morning. .

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Tony Ball, ex Royal Marine, keen Bird watcher and organiser of Bird watching Trips passed away on Saturday 08th November following a heart attack.

john

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There was Scottish guy named Alister who died in CM many years ago. His wake was at the Housewive's Club.

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