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Bootleg Audio of Ed Lin at Litcrawl NYC

Posted by on Sep 18, 2013 in Asian American, Books by Ed Lin, Ed, Featured, Readings, Writing | 0 comments

Bootleg Audio of Ed Lin at Litcrawl NYC

I sorta slouch when I read because I lose myself in the words. (photos by Cathlin Goulding) Chances are you missed my reading at the Three of Cups in New York on Saturday, Sept. 14. But you can listen to it! I ran the voice memo app on my phone as I read and it sounds great! It’s a short piece called, “Rich.” Thank you Hyphen Magazine, Karissa Chen, LitCrawl, my fellow awesome readers and to you maniacs who made it out! Rich   They call us the dirty bunch (well, the theme was sex). From L to R: Bill Cheng, T Kira...

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Echo & the Doppelgängermen

Posted by on Dec 12, 2012 in Music | 2 comments

Echo & the Doppelgängermen

No Mac, but packed. It’s taken 25 years but I’ve finally gotten over the traumatic Echo & the Bunnymen split of 1988. Sure, everything’s fine now (sort of) but signer Ian McCulloch leaving guitarist Will Sergeant, bassist Les Pattinson and drummer Pete DeFreitas was such a bitter event that not even the subsequent death of DeFreitas in a motorcycle accident was enough to bring the three survivors back together. I remember hearing on the radio that the split culminated in a fistfight between Ian and Les and I thought,...

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My Amazing Beijing Trip

Posted by on Sep 18, 2012 in Asian American, Books by Ed Lin, Ed, Featured, Journalism, Writing | 4 comments

My Amazing Beijing Trip

Kids love me! I found these dudes near the parking lot of the Great Wall (visible in background). I typically don’t travel much, but in April, May and June, I flew across the U.S. and went to Asia twice. I kicked things off by spending a week in Taipei, doing research and pretty much eating every half hour. Then it was off to a bunch of readings and events in New York (the wonderful The Mysterious Bookshop, the incredible Museum of Chinese in America and the always dope The Asian American Writers’ Workshop), San Francisco (the...

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Beautiful Men Holding My New Book

Posted by on Apr 8, 2012 in Asian American, Celebrities, Ed, Featured, Writing | 6 comments

Beautiful Men Holding My New Book

Here's my new book, One Red Bastard, being held by incredible men who are extremely good-looking! The book will be out in May, but these hunks are already out there!

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Darklands in a New Light

Posted by on Jan 31, 2012 in Music | 0 comments

Darklands in a New Light

Wouldn’t you also buy the reissue of an album that you merely like from a band that you love? I first heard The Jesus and Mary Chain‘s Darklands almost 25 years ago, in September of 1987. I got it on vinyl because it was cheaper than the CD ($6.99 versus $15.99) and I had heard bad things about it. Recorded with a drum machine. Song lengths had ballooned to five-plus minutes. On the plus side, though, cranky Tim Yohannan of Maximumrocknroll had listed the pre-album EP of “April Skies” in his top 10 for the month. I had...

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