Since its earliest days, American television screens have never looked much like American reality. Network executives have apparently never been comfortable with too many Asians being on the small screen at one time. Asian sidekicks are alright, as are Asian guest stars. A non-recurring Asian love interest is acceptable, provided the character is female. There have been only a handful … Continue reading The Timeline of Asian-American Television
Month: May 2012
K-Town goes to Youtube – Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
After two years of shopping around to various TV networks, the Jersey Shore-inspired Korean-Americanreality show K-Town has just been picked up -- not by any of them -- but as a Youtube exclusive set to debut July 2nd. Although the trailer describes it as “The most anticipated reality show of all time” and “the reality show no TV network could show you,” I have … Continue reading K-Town goes to Youtube – Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Mount Washington
One of the Mount Washington neighborhood signs A typical Mount Washington street This here episode is all about Mount Washington -- a hilly and almost entirely residential neighborhood in Northeast Los Angeles. Its neighbors are Highland Park to the east, Cypress Park to the southwest, Glassell Park to the northwest, and Eagle Rock to the north. … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Mount Washington
Urban Rambles: Walking South Central to Silver Lake
The other day I found myself visiting the northernmost corner of South Central on business. When I was done I decided not to hop on the next bus home, but rather to walk for at least a little bit. The rest of my day was wide open and it was pleasantly warm and sunny. I … Continue reading Urban Rambles: Walking South Central to Silver Lake
Happy Birthday, The Whistler! – rated by independent research the most popular West Coast Program in radio history
My introduction to old time radio was listening to a 1957 Decca 12” The Adventures of the Lone Ranger that my dad presumably procured as a child. As a kid growing up in the 1980s, I don’t think I ever made the connection that the album’s tracks were old radio episodes… I don’t think I even knew about radio dramas until … Continue reading Happy Birthday, The Whistler! – rated by independent research the most popular West Coast Program in radio history
Digging the scene at “This Ain’t a Scene” with a gangsta lean
This past Saturday, I went to the 1650 Gallery in Echo Park to check out the opening of This Ain’t a Scene: The Vibrant Music Community of East LA which was co-presented by Radio Free Silver Lake and compiled by Jackie Lam. Radio Free Silver Lake is a website focused on Indie music in Los … Continue reading Digging the scene at “This Ain’t a Scene” with a gangsta lean
Your Tuesday night planned… Echo Park or Little Saigon — what’s it going to be?!
So I'm slated to DJ at the Short Stop in Echo Park on 15 May, 2012 (this coming Tuesday unless you're pulling this from the archives). I'll be splitting the music slanging chores with Joe Skyward (Sky Cries Mary, The Posies, Sunny Day Real Estate, Jean Jacket Shotgun), Jimmy James and Greene Candy Machine. Of … Continue reading Your Tuesday night planned… Echo Park or Little Saigon — what’s it going to be?!
Italo sensation Den Harrow returns (sort of) for New Wave 80’s Memorial Weekend in Huntington Beach
Den Harrow, the Italo disco star famous for such timeless '80s classics as "Bad boy," "Charleston," "Future brain," "Mad desire" is coming to perform for his first time ever in California... sort of. Actually, Den Harrow was an invented character but the sources of the voice and music behind him, Tom Hooker and Miki Chieregato, … Continue reading Italo sensation Den Harrow returns (sort of) for New Wave 80’s Memorial Weekend in Huntington Beach