The Triffids

NOTE: Around 2009, I wrote a bunch of music biographies for Amoeba Music, which was then planning an ambitious project which ultimately never came to fruition. Some of the biographies I wrote about my favorite musical acts did eventually make their way onto Amoeba’s current, scaled back website — although they’re somewhat buried and often … Continue reading The Triffids

Pan-Asian Metropolis — Korean Los Angeles

INTRODUCTION Los Angeles is home to the largest Korean community anywhere outside of Korea -- a distinction it has held since at least 1979. Metro Los Angeles is home to the enclaves of Koreatown (the world's first) and Little Seoul -- as well as the communities with large Korean populations like Windsor Square, Miracle Mile, … Continue reading Pan-Asian Metropolis — Korean Los Angeles