Archive for March, 2007

Groove in The City

Events

ICRT 100 FM is the English language station in Taipei.  Music heads who miss old school radio programming have funktified “church” by listening to this weekly Sunday program. If you fancy Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Dionne Warwick, Curtis Mayfield, David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, The Police, Doobie Brothers, Bob Marley, James Taylor […]

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Dispatch #4: Japanese Lunch-box Art

Dispatches

  It’s the eve of my departure for San Francisco. This has been a productive but compressed 3-week business trip.  I spent the day alternately lounging around the hotel suite, catnapping, listening to the excellent jazz station and reading the Taiwan News and The China Post newspaper. If you want to get a sense of […]

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Dispatch #3: Groove In The City (Taipei, Taiwan)

Dispatches

ICRT 100 FM is the English language station in Taipei and the “Groove In The City” playlist is DELICIOUS! Mark your calendar to listen to the live broadcast.  I am not certain if the program is archived however the playlist is archived. Music heads who miss old school radio programming can go to “church” on this […]

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Dispatch #2: Taipei, Taiwan

Dispatches

Greetings from vibrant, lively, fast-paced and cosmopolitan Taipei, Taiwan. The temperature is in the low 70’s; this is a good time to visit Taipei before it gets too hot. When I first traveled to Taipei it was in late April when the temperatures climbed to the mid-80’s before 9:00 am and by mid-day pedestrians and […]

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Club Launch: Velvet

Events

Skyeview: Please support this new venture. The club is located in the Laurel District affectionally referred to as “Park Slope West”–in reference to the visual number of lesbian homeowners and close promixity to Mills College. Who: Paige Hodel When: March 17th, 9:00 pm. Where: 3511 Macarthur Blvd. @35th Oakland CA 94619  USA 510.531.3321 velverOAKLAND@gmail.com —————————- […]

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Dispatch #1: Seoul, Korea

Dispatches

Greetings from snowy Seoul! The streets were covered when I arrived very late last night and I didn’t give the weather too much thought until this morning when I had to dress for my meeting. Upon waking I pulled the drapes back and pondered for a good minute the nature of the “debris” that appeared […]

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Korea and Taiwan

Travelogues

The characters in my Chinese name Hua Se Kai roughly translate to “open thinking flower”. Hua is pronounced “Hwaaa” similar to how Taiwanese pronounce my family name Ward.  Se Kai ran together sounds like Skye.  I made this discovery on my first visit to Taipei in 2004. I have found that each return visit offers […]

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