Hey Wayne! I met Wayne Wang and we hit it off like old friends. Why? Maybe because he's read GR, and been to the stores in SF, and in LA. Or maybe he's just a good guy. Most people probably have no idea who he is walking on the street. But he's Wayne Frickin Wang and he made Chan is Missing, the prototypical Asian American film. These photos are backwards, the last...Read more
Tomorrow I'll be at the SFIAAFF. Yes, the film fest in SF, which is always fun and always out of control. I don't make it there every year, but when it comes around, it's a good time. I was a judge last year, and this year, I'll be handling some live interviews for Read more
Two podcasts. I almost want to say emissions instead to match this CD cover. I forgot how fun podcasts are to make and actually listen to. I'm not saying that I love the sound of my own voice, but reliving the issue of the magazine and remembering the things that maybe didn't make it in, or aren't evident when reading the mag, makes these fun.
The issue...Read more
I've posted about Kaz Oshiro once before because of his exhibition participation at JANM. He makes stuff that you don't even know is art. That's the coolest thing. He's understated, and you don't see that often at all these days. He could easily brag about his art, but he's humble as can be. His studio's pretty much no frills and he lives there too. Do...Read more
Albert Reyes is photogenic. Look at this guy. We conducted the interview on the day that Brett Farve lost during the playoffs.
More photos that didn't make the cut in Transmissions.
I can't get photos uploaded via blogger, since something is wrong, so if you want, just thumb through these and take a look. I met Nano the dude with the crutches while in Madrid, so it was good to see him again, but this time in LA. I guess on his first night he went ape shit, well and hurt himself. He'll be in SF, and NY soon checking stuff out, so if you see him, tell him hello. The photos are from the Scion show last night.
Albert Reyes came over to pick up some magazines, but now that I started this sketchbook with the Jarvis drawings, I had Albert add his 2 cents. I noticed he was turning the pages of the magazine while he was drawing. Does anything look familiar from issue 52? The funniest thing is he's most comfortable drawing while lying on the groun...Read more
On my street, I think there are probably 10 of these trees. They're in full bloom at this minute. So it's that time of year again. I think I take a few pics of these every year. I think one year in the past, I blogged a bunch of photos from my area. I used to think they look cool in the trees, but they also look cool on the ground.
Clement from the museum is a good guy. I actually went to the museum for a few reasons. 1) to pick an item from their collections that'll get shown as part of their permanent exhibition. I won't tell you what it is just yet, but I was able to pick from 1000s of items. It's cool to check out the many paintings that no one really gets to see. The next part of the muse...Read more
I think it's for Fresh Air on KCRW, we had to talk about Long Duk Dong, it's ramifications, and so on. Yes, LDD gets an "it" as a human or inhuman designation. The project sounds interesting, they're covering one person or character that was iconic for a group. For Asian Americans, it's LDD. I'm glad to say that it's pretty over. Long D...Read more
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