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Santa Cruz, not Santa Claus!

Posted by on Dec 18, 2010 in Asian American, Ed, Ghosts, Writing | 0 comments

Santa Cruz, not Santa Claus!

Amberly Young is so awesome! (Did you draw a heart because you love me?) Santa Cruz is a beautiful place and University of California, Santa Cruz, has the best-looking campus I’ve ever seen.  It seems hidden within a forest of giant redwoods.  A guy who took me around campus told me that new students often become lost on the trails that connect the campuses. I was intrigued by the Mima Mounds — Kyle, you rock for bringing me on the long and perilous hike (we had to climb a barbed-wire fence) to them. Why was I there?  Well,...

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Belle & Sebastian, Live at the Williamsburg Waterfront

Posted by on Oct 5, 2010 in Ed, Music | 0 comments

Belle & Sebastian, Live at the Williamsburg Waterfront

And Stuart said, “Let there be light.”  And there was light. I can’t remember for certain the last time I’ve been to a show that I knew every song performed, apart from the artist’s yet-to-be-released album.  Maybe Grant Hart?  And now I was seeing Belle & Sebastian, a band whose songs I really love.  I know the words, man! Along with punk and metal, I do enjoy a lot of twee.  Hell, I love the stuff Orange Juice did for Postcard (collected on Ostrich Churchyard and The Heather’s on Fire) along...

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Respect to Crispin Hellion Glover

Posted by on Jun 16, 2010 in Celebrities, Film, Writing | 0 comments

Respect to Crispin Hellion Glover

He was silent all through “Charlie’s Angels,” but Crispin has a lot to say in person. I recently saw Crispin Hellion Glover at the IFC Center in Manhattan.  He was in town promoting his films “What is it?” and “It Is Fine, EVERYTHING IS FINE” with readings from eight (!) of his books in something called a “Big Slide Show,” which preceded whatever film was being shown that night. I went both nights to see both films. Glover’s books are essentially antique texts reformed into new work...

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Pictorial Reading Tour Recap!

Posted by on May 16, 2010 in Uncategorized | 9 comments

Pictorial Reading Tour Recap!

Still resting up from this crazy reading tour!  Thank you media sponsors, Giant Robot and Hyphen! I totally planned and executed the Portland-to-Portland (Maine to Oregon) reading tour, split up over three weeks. Well, the first reading was an open mike at East Meets West in Boston.  I had envisioned it as a low-key kind of thing, to try out my material for the first time in front of other people, but Alvin Lin (no relation) from Hyphen was there and actually blogged about it. And then it was off to Portland, Maine, home of the...

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Ed Lin Bookmarks Only at Your Local Store

Posted by on Apr 6, 2010 in Ed, Writing | 3 comments

Ed Lin Bookmarks Only at Your Local Store

I shoulda been a hand model! Your local bookstore is great for a lot of reasons, but surely one of them is that it is hosting one of my readings. Now check this out.  The amazing singer-songwriter Cynthia Lin has made an extremely limited number (200) of these really cool letter-pressed bookmarks and they will only be available to people who buy books at my upcoming readings. I came up with the idea for these after I went to see a friend’s reading.  This woman in the audience sitting next to me nudged me and said she was going to buy...

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