Arriving at San Diego’s Balboa Park a couple of hours early, my wife and I thought we’d take our our six-year-old daughter and her two cousins to a few museums before the Drive Like Jehu reunion show started. No such luck because they were all closed. It worked out, though, because we heard the sound check begin and booked over to the Spreckels Organ Pavilion to catch it. There were perhaps two or three dozen friends, fans, and nerds present and I was stoked to be one of them.
Perhaps the most important project to date for George Takei is Allegiance – A New American Musical. Can’t you picture George says, “It’s not only Japaneeese Americaaaan, it’s Americaaaan”. It’s about his childhood and internment camps and not the current state of his career. There’s a Q and A to read and George goes through the questions with ease. Allegiance is a musical, keep that in mind, so the hard edge will come at an audience in another way. (WNYC – Takei) [youtube]WPYEsYp8xhw[/youtube]
LUKE CHUEH BOOK SIGNING THURSDAY, JULY 12, 12-2 PM We’ll have Luke Chueh signing his new book, The Art of Luke Chueh Bearing the Unbearable. We will have free prints with purchase of his book while supplies last! Get there early. >> REMIX PROJECT UGLYDOLL X HORVATH Customizing Uglydoll and David Horvath vinyl figures. Curated by Giant Robot x Luke Chueh. Artists include: Luke Chueh, J*Ryu, Angry Woebots, David Horvath, Yukinori Dehara Spanky Stokes, 64 Colors, Miso, A Little Stranger, Mari Inukai, Dril One, Leecifer, Kano, Scott Tolleson, and Julie West.>> GIANT ROBOT X PETER KATO San Diego Comic-Con 2012 specials: Turtle-Tetsujin, Man-Nie, FrightBite, and Kawako. >>
Remember the jet that crashed into a San Diego area neighborhood killing everyone in the house? It was the Yoon family. While the husband was out, came home to a house of death. Wife, kids, and in law. The US government who’s plane did the damage after the pilot screwed up and ejected rather than land must pay the man. After private negotiations failed, “pennies on the dollar”, it’s now in court. (SF Gate – Yoon)