Wednesday, November 28, 2007
I first met Allan as a reporter for a website at UCLA called Asia Pacific Arts. This was before he co-wrote a theatrical show, performed in front of packed houses, and has been non-stop touring for the past four years. I can say I knew him when.
His show has a controversial name -- "N*gger Wetb*ck Ch*nk". These words might never go away, but we can try and take the hate out of them by challenging the way people think about racial stereotypes. Listen to what Allan has to say about it:
Thursday, November 22, 2007
I was checking out some of the booths at the Pacific Media Expo a week ago and saw some guys sitting at a table pimping their CDs. Their band is called The Slants -- a name that raised my eyebrows above my slanted eyes. They drove all the way down from Portland to perform in LA. So I was like, "Hey, how long are you going to be in town? I want to interview you guys." And they were cool with it. I drove home and got my video camera and a microphone and set up in one of the hotel bedrooms. Check out the interview:
The Slants are a fairly new group. Their latest CD is called "Slanted Eyes, Slanted Hearts". Look for a tour next spring. For more info, check out www.theslants.com.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
First off, you'll notice something new on this video. Yes, we have a new background! Ok, seriously, Renee has moved on to bigger and brighter challenges and so that leaves me to handle the task of interviewing our guests. You can tell I'm thinking and talking at the same time and I don't look comfortable up there, but give me a few interviews to get used to sitting in the chair, I promise I'll get better!
I started the Eddie Kim interview by asking him about NewSpeak TV, only to find out that it's part of something bigger called Projekt NewSpeak. You can see Eddie's videos on his YouTube page. Better yet, catch him live in "The Sketch Comedy Show" on Dec. 1 at the El Portal Theater in North Hollywood.
Part 1: NewSpeak TV and Projekt NewSpeak
Part 2: Eddie explains why he got into acting
Saturday, November 3, 2007
miwaLyric got her moniker when she was a little girl because she used to always write lyrics in class. Now she's all grown up, but she still continues to write as well as perform as both a solo act and with a new band, bleumseed. miwaLyric uses her music to raise awareness to issues close to her heart, like promoting peace and protecting the environment. Find out more about this artist in her interview...