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Peter Hook at Gramercy Theatre, Sept. 13

Posted by on Sep 18, 2011 in Ed, Featured, Music | 2 comments

Peter Hook at Gramercy Theatre, Sept. 13

The right “Atmosphere” for Hair Club for Men. Peter Hook‘s New York City show (and first date of his U.S. tour) was moved from Irving Plaza (1,200 capacity) to the smaller Gramercy Theatre, catching a number of walkups off-guard when the show sold out. I wasn’t so hot on the t-shirts for sale. They would have been so much cooler if they didn’t say “Joy Division” and “Manchester” at the bottom. Strangely, even though Hooky was going to...

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I Don’t Write Short Stories But I Have Been

Posted by on Jun 22, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I Don’t Write Short Stories But I Have Been

I have an essay in Issue #8 about my time as a self-righteous asshole who happened to go to Sunday School. One thing I’ve been getting into lately is writing short pieces, fiction and non. When I was just starting out, finding my voice and all, short pieces were all I could do. I think I started writing pieces longer than three or four pages when I joined The Asian American Writers’ Workshop, um, 19 years ago. At the time, The AAWW was more like a writing group — 16 people or...

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Edwyn Collins, Live in Brooklyn, March 13

Posted by on Mar 28, 2011 in Ed, Music | 1 comment

Edwyn Collins, Live in Brooklyn, March 13

                                      I wore my fringe like Roger McGuinn’s! Like everyone else I’ve been following the recovery of Edwyn Collins — erstwhile Orange Juice frontman and solo one-world-wide-hit wonder (“A Girl Like You“). The man suffered two major cerebral hemorrhages in 2005, for a while rendering him in a condition where he could only say four things:...

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New Year, New York, New Short Story

Posted by on Jan 23, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

New Year, New York, New Short Story

                                              You can’t have this little book, but you can hear me read it. Shucks, here’s me reading a new short story, “Dave.” The original was in these little books I made and they are long gone. But you can totally listen to me read it in character(s)!  Listen now, or download and take me along for your jog! Recorded at...

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Premium Money Scams

Posted by on Jan 17, 2011 in Ed, Journalism, Money | 0 comments

Premium Money Scams

#1 Lesson: Never pay cash when you can use credit. I saw Guided by Voices play on Dec. 30 and Dec. 31 and wanted to blog about it, but a phone call changed all that. It was from the company that handles my 401(k) retirement account.  A woman informed me that I now qualified for a new level of service — a “premium” level, in fact. She wanted to assign me a personal account executive right away. Immediately suspicious, I said I had to go and that she should send me information...

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