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Primal Scream, Webster Hall, New York City, March 28

Posted by on Apr 4, 2009 in Music | 1 comment

Primal Scream, Webster Hall, New York City, March 28

Kuroma, I wasn’t really into you, to be honest. I don’t know about you, but I was psyched as hell to see that Scotland’s Primal Scream was coming to play.  I got on the bandwagon late, having been turned off by 1991’s Screamadelica, which I considered trippy hippy crap back in the day.  But I checked back on them for 2000’s XTRMNTR for two huge reasons: awesome bass player Mani (late of the Stone Roses) was now a full-fledged member; and I found a copy on double vinyl (thank you U.S. label Astralwerks!).  I...

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Fuck You, Camera Obscura!

Posted by on Mar 11, 2009 in Music | 3 comments

Fuck You, Camera Obscura!

Yeah, you guys! Okay, so you’ve left your tiny American label Merge and gone on to 4ad, so I guess this stunt was to generate publicity for that storied label. Yeah, I called it a stunt!  You book two shows at tiny places in New York City and they sell out immediately (and creating buzz as people scramble to get tickets).  One at Mercury Lounge (an old trick for that venue — Echo & the Bunnymen played a semi-secret show there in 1996 when they first reunited and Swervedriver played there in 1997 when they switched to label...

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I’ve Had Stuff on My Plate

Posted by on Mar 1, 2009 in Asian American, Ed, Writing | 3 comments

I’ve Had Stuff on My Plate

A Korean chain opens their first American outlet in America! In NYC! Kimchi and hotdogs and bulgogi all in a wrap! And speaking of wrap, here’s a wrap-up as to why I haven’t been posting as of late. I’ve been busy, mostly holed up writing and watching many, many movies. Yes, I said writing!  The sequel to This Is a Bust is coming out on St. Martin’s/Thomas Dunne/Minotaur in Winter 2010, but the specific “pub date” has not yet been set. Whew!  I have never written a sequel before and though it was...

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No Time for Losers

Posted by on Dec 13, 2008 in Asian American, Ed, Writing | 10 comments

No Time for Losers

I’ve read in the Harvard Business Review that successful people take the time to celebrate their victories.  So here I am celebrating with the greatest woman in the world, my wife Cindy. Shucks, I won the Member’s Choice Award for This Is a Bust at the Asian American Literary Awards ceremony on Monday.  This is the second time I’ve won it, the first being back in 2003 for this dirty little book. I’m very humbled, since this is the one award based on votes from members of the Asian American Writers Workshop.  The...

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Asian American Literary Awards — Yes!

Posted by on Dec 1, 2008 in Asian American, Writing | 0 comments

Asian American Literary Awards — Yes!

Wow, two posts in one day? You know I wouldn’t do this for nuthin’.  In fact, I heartily endorse this product or service: Celebrate the Eleventh Annual Asian American Literary Awards! Since 1998, The Asian American Writers’ Workshop has presented the Annual Asian American Literary Awards, the premier honor for Asian American writers in the country. This year, the Workshop will celebrate the twentieth anniversary of M. Butterfly by reuniting actor B.D. Wong and playwright David Henry Hwang, who we will honor with a Lifetime...

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