It’s been only a few years since I updated my site. Hey, I forgot my password!
In the meantime, I married Connie Chung. Just kidding; that's us at the Asian American Journalists Assn. convention in Hollywood a few months ago, when Maury Povich was looking elsewhere.
Anyway, I have been blogging on a couple of different sites, mainly redroom.com, the space for authors and booklovers, and Wolfgang's Vault's site for lovers of rock concerts and memorabilia. I write mostly about musicians I’ve run with – or into – over the years.
And, of course, there’s Asian Connections, where I still crank out a column, which has been going on for more than ten years now. That’s a lot of bad writing. But, as it turns out, it was blogging before blogging (a nickname for Web-logging) became a big deal.
And, back in the troubled world of mainstream media, I’ve managed to hang on to my Radio Waves column in the San Francisco Chronicle, every other Sunday in the “pink section,” as the Datebook is known in these parts. It’s easily found at SFGate.com, under “Entertainment” and “TV and radio.” I’m also writing again for Parade, the Sunday magazine. I began with a cover story on Tom Petty, and there should be more to come.
I also continue to publish books. The most recent is The Grateful Dead Scrapbook. Go to the "Books & Stuff" tab. And you can read more about it at…yep. Redroom.com.
The Dead book, from Chronicle Books, came out late in 2009 and is my seventh or eighth, depending on whether or not I count The Motown Album, for which I wrote the main text. Let’s call it 8, since it’s a lucky number. And I’m still working on a book idea with Quincy Jones, the legendary musician and producer.
And, this just in: University of California Press is republishing my memoirs, The Rice Room. That came out in 1995, so I'm adding a new last chapter, and, for the first time, photos. That should be out next year.
So, now we're caught up, and I'll be blogging about other stuff now and again. Do come back.