Run River North + Melissa Polinar + Shoutouts

Thursday, March 23, 2017



Shout out to All Things Considered for their article on SXSW. Love love love Melissa Polinar and loving the pic of Run River North.

It Ain't Me - Kygo, Selena Gomez (KHS & Kina Grannis Cover)

Wednesday, March 22, 2017



What are those potato chips?

Love Song: A Little Jason A Little Chu + Some FUZZY + Jessica Louise

Wednesday, March 22, 2017



The 2nd MV from #Arrivals.

When White People Make Shitty Covers And Videos (AKA Is It Stand By Me Or Give Me A Lap Dance?)

Wednesday, March 22, 2017



Honestly - I don't remember how I even found this - but for some odd reason I was thinking about shitty covers, and I was like - Oh Shit - this is probably the worst cover and video ever for a song.

Ever.

Go Jaylow!!!!!

Some Days It's Hard To Rep My Viet People (Because It's Like We Have To Do It All The Time)

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Seriously - some days, it seems like too much work to have to bring up all the great Viets in the community because it seems like in almost every twist and turn we get forgotten about, overlapped with other people, or just looked at like "Who the fuck do these Viet MF's think they are?".

Honestly - it sometimes gets tiring - not repping my peepages but - having to do it because some people or orgs, or fill in the blank - just have no fucking clue.

Fine - I'll just hit you like I'm kicking in the tunnels and you'll see me coming - well...

Never.

Gina Darling + Dubai = Video Fun

Friday, March 17, 2017



That's it.

Kickstart That Chasing Lovely New EP (They Need Your Help!)

Thursday, March 16, 2017


5 days.

A little over 3 thousand.

Can you get them there?

P.S. Episode 1 Of Andi Mack Made Me Cry (Just A Little)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Seriously.

Don't judge.

It was just that good.

It really is - and no I didn't really cry - well just a little teary...because it was in fact that good and I'm glad to see Disney stepping up their game with teen pregnancy, Asian Americans, and Hapas.

And for all you Buffy the Vampire fans out there - yes, there is a reference.

Get It While It's Hot: A Fistful of Soundtracks

Monday, March 13, 2017

Always some good reads down at AFOS - but beware - only a year left until the last post in Dec of 2017.

So get 'em while they're hot.

http://afistfulofsoundtracks.blogspot.com/

Dai Thao Is Running For St. Paul Mayor. I Hope He Gets It

Monday, March 13, 2017



I've see the signs, seen the videos - and you know - I think he'd make a good mayor.

Council member Dai Thao believes that Saint Paul is at a pivotal moment in need of leadership that will stand with the people despite the uncertainty at the state and federal governments. Our city needs a bold direction that will tackle the racial disparities gap that is crippling our economy, make sure that our city services operate equitably across all neighborhoods, and assure that residents are invested in because they are the infrastructure of our community and economy. To do this, our community deserves tenacious leadership from an invested, hardworking and responsive Mayor who can both listen to and empathize with the diverse residents of St. Paul. Dai is a proud and determined progressive who will help us ensure a more prosperous and secure future for the Capital City.

Peep the site and make a contribution if you are so inclined.

And yes - more to come.

Watch The Andi Mack First Episode On YouTube (Disney Channel's First Asian American Show)

Monday, March 13, 2017



The series is set to premiere a month from now.

P.S. I Love Lauren Tom.

Just In Case: Asian Mom + Nanny + Well No

Monday, March 13, 2017

By now many people have heard about this but jut in case you didn't - yeah - the interruption is spectacular, but no - she is not the nanny.

By a long shot.

And yes - we all know what's going on behind the scenes on that one.

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-bbc-professor-video-asian-wife-nanny-stereotypes-20170310-story.html

29 Hours To Go: Fiction & Other Realities + Backed + Be A Backer

Monday, March 13, 2017

Quick note that the Kickstarter project: FICTION & OTHER REALITIES - A Big Phony Music Feature Film got backed all the way so for sure there will be a movie and if you want to get in on the action there's 29 hours left to pledge to be a backer. They do not have a digital download or DVD reward as they aren't sure of the distribution, but for anyone pledging $20+ if it does become available, you'll get it (crossing the fingers) - but at the end of the day, it's about backing some great Asian American projects and film.

Kick it @ https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bigphony/fiction-and-other-realities-a-big-phony-music-feat

Binge Watch + OJ + Dancing Itos + At Least We Were There?

Thursday, March 09, 2017



Like a lot of folks I had to binge watch "The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" on Netflix and I actually just ate that up - and I forgot how damn crazy everything was during that time.

I was happy to see Kenneth Choi as Lance Ito though - who played him great - and glad to see that Ito wasn't just a bit part in all of this and sure you might ask "Well - why wouldn't he?" but as we all know - it's happened before.

Also glad for the shout out to Connie Chung.

'Cause you know - Connie Chung = badass.

Giant Robot + Interviewing Roy Choi

Thursday, March 09, 2017



A lot of meat on this interview.

With all the fixin's and some banchan?

When I think about Roy Choi, it’s not his food or restaurants, (which includes Kogi, Chego, Pot, and A frame), it’s his cadence and candor. He could easily have a celebrity chef persona but remains far from it. Perhaps it’s his analogies or word choices. When he speaks, you can’t help but listen as you take in his infectious smile. It turns out we’re about the same age, yet I still look towards Roy as a sempai who transcends time. He’s perpetually cool and that’s unfakeable.

Read it up @ GR @ http://beta.giantrobot.media/roychoi/