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I’ve Been Shuffled!

Posted by on May 8, 2008 in Asian American, Ed, Music | 1 comment

I’ve Been Shuffled!

Yeah, I took lotsa pics in this doorway. . . Check out my Shuffled! feature over on boston progress radio. I talk a leel ’bout six songs picked randomly from my vast music archive. Artists covered include: Billy Bragg, Asobi Seksu, Taiyo Na, Bad Brains, Asian Dub Foundation and Yellow Rage. I speak of all of them in a rather irreverent tone meant to amuse more than inform. I will actually be in Boston in July to do a reading, too,...

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Ed Lin Granted ‘Observer’ Status

Posted by on May 3, 2008 in Asian American, Ed, Writing | 3 comments

Ed Lin Granted ‘Observer’ Status

I’d figured this would happen sooner or later. During the Q&A at the Asia Society reading, I was called out by an elder stateswoman of Chinatown for being merely “an observer” not only of the place, but the time (1976). Sure, I hadn’t grown up in Chinatown. Sure, I don’t understand Cantonese and my Mandarin sucks. But apart from that, she wanted to know when my parents and grandfather came over! Shit, my whole family was under attack for not having street...

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And Now, You Will Pay. . .

Posted by on Apr 23, 2008 in Asian American, Ed, Writing | 1 comment

And Now, You Will Pay. . .

Me very funny. Everyone in the New York City area has had many chances to see me read from This Is a Bust free of charge. But if you want to see me read at the Asia Society on May 2nd, you’ll have to fork over at least $10. The reading will be followed by what will likely be an extremely lively Q&A session. Friday May 2, 2008, 7:00 PM Asia Society Friday Literary Salon Asia Society and Museum Auditorium 725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street) New York City Cost: $10 members; $12 nonmembers;...

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Return to Columbia University!

Posted by on Apr 10, 2008 in Asian American, Ed, Writing | 2 comments

Return to Columbia University!

This campus looked like crap when I was here. Now it’s all clean! I had been by before to walk through campus, hit up Koronet for a jumbo slice and some bad service attitude, but Tuesday was my first day back in an undergrad class in 17 years. I got things going right by stopping at Tom’s Restaurant for a Broadway Special, an off-the-menu shake they make with coffee ice cream, some mint (I think) and other stuff. You order one of those and they know right away you’re an...

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Waylaid, Aaron Yoo, J.P. Chan and Debargo Sanyal

Posted by on Apr 3, 2008 in Asian American, Ed | 5 comments

Waylaid, Aaron Yoo, J.P. Chan and Debargo Sanyal

Hey, this is kinda cool. Check out this short film, “Dry Clean Only,” done by my pal J.P. Chan. The dude behind the counter, played by the wonderful Aaron Yoo (who’s been in “21” and “Disturbia”) is reading Waylaid in the beginning! How cool is that? It’s very cool. The dude in bloody clothes is played by the endlessly fascinating Debargo Sanyal. The film was a part of the PBS Independent Lens Online Shorts...

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Back to School!

Posted by on Apr 1, 2008 in Asian American, Ed, Writing | 1 comment

Back to School!

No, not here, the original site by Wall Street and ground zero. The one uptown. Next week, on Tuesday, April 8, I’ll be heading back to my alma mater, Columbia University, to talk to Gary Okihiro‘s class, which is called something like “Introduction to Asian American Studies.” Class is a little over an hour long, so I’ll just read for like 40 minutes or so and take questions from the students. Tell ya something, when I was there (class of ’91, mofo), a lot...

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