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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! Joel de la Fuente Daniel Dae Kim David Henry Hwang You can check out the book trailer here! Share

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Peter Hook at Gramercy Theatre, Sept. 13

Posted by on Sep 18, 2011 in Ed, Featured, Music | 2 comments

Peter Hook at Gramercy Theatre, Sept. 13

The right “Atmosphere” for Hair Club for Men. Peter Hook‘s New York City show (and first date of his U.S. tour) was moved from Irving Plaza (1,200 capacity) to the smaller Gramercy Theatre, catching a number of walkups off-guard when the show sold out. I wasn’t so hot on the t-shirts for sale. They would have been so much cooler if they didn’t say “Joy Division” and “Manchester” at the bottom. Strangely, even though Hooky was going to...

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Edwyn Collins, Live in Brooklyn, March 13

Posted by on Mar 28, 2011 in Ed, Music | 1 comment

Edwyn Collins, Live in Brooklyn, March 13

                                      I wore my fringe like Roger McGuinn’s! Like everyone else I’ve been following the recovery of Edwyn Collins — erstwhile Orange Juice frontman and solo one-world-wide-hit wonder (“A Girl Like You“). The man suffered two major cerebral hemorrhages in 2005, for a while rendering him in a condition where he could only say four things:...

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Premium Money Scams

Posted by on Jan 17, 2011 in Ed, Journalism, Money | 0 comments

Premium Money Scams

#1 Lesson: Never pay cash when you can use credit. I saw Guided by Voices play on Dec. 30 and Dec. 31 and wanted to blog about it, but a phone call changed all that. It was from the company that handles my 401(k) retirement account.  A woman informed me that I now qualified for a new level of service — a “premium” level, in fact. She wanted to assign me a personal account executive right away. Immediately suspicious, I said I had to go and that she should send me information...

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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...

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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...

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