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Soul Brother #1 Was…Chinese?

Posted by on Feb 7, 2008 in Asian American, Music | 1 comment

Soul Brother #1 Was…Chinese?

Is this generally known? Talking about his genetic makeup, James Brown wrote in his autobiography “I Feel Good: A Memoir of a Life of Soul”: “I also have some Chinese in me, at least as much as I have black (and maybe a little Egyptian King Tut thrown in for good measure). All you have to do is look at my face–it’s all there.” Don’t believe me? Check page 54, the beginning of the second chapter, using the search engine on Amazon.com. Okay, okay, JB was...

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Time for Tourin’

Posted by on Jan 15, 2008 in Asian American, Ed | 2 comments

Time for Tourin’

Corky Lee’s original photograph used for the cover of “This Is a Bust.” The Pagoda movie theater was torn down in the 80s. Well, I’m about to embark on the first leg of the tour for “This Is a Bust.” Thursday, Sunday and then Tuesday. I’m feeling good, though I haven’t yet decided what parts I’m going to read. Definitely Chapter 1, which is the setup for 1976 and all. Back when I did readings for Waylaid, I would just jump in and start...

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This Is a Bust by Ed Lin, Out Now

Posted by on Dec 17, 2007 in Asian American, Ed | 2 comments

This Is a Bust by Ed Lin, Out Now

Yes, it’s here. Should be arriving at Amazon.com warehouses and select Barnes & Noble stores presently.

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My Life in “Community” Service, part 2

Posted by on Oct 14, 2007 in Asian American, Ed | 1 comment

It’s the summer of 2002. Waylaid has been out for a few months. It’s getting some pretty good reviews and I’m receiving some weird emails from people who have somehow found me. My old Web site, worldlyinvestor.com, has already gone belly-up but thankfully our parent company has survived and very graciously has chunked in several months of severance in our last paychecks. I’m trying to finish up what eventually became This Is a Bust. It’s not going so well. ...

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My Life in “Community” Service, part 1

Posted by on Aug 22, 2007 in Asian American, Ed | 5 comments

I haven’t written a blog entry in a while, partially because I’ve been sorta tied up and also partially because I’m so tickled by the “To Hell With Williamsport, Pennsylvania!” headline on the last entry! That should be up at the top for, like forever! Anyway, I’ve been thinking back to my first job in “the community,” working for a not-for-profit Asian American organization that I’ll call AC. It was the summer of 1990, and I met the head...

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