Tuesday, August 27, 2013

PodCast Interview: Justice For North Korea


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Justice For North Korea is a Seoul-based organization that I was first introduced to more than two years ago when I taught English in Korea. I was asked to perform music for one of their street events, and I've now performed with them twice since coming back to Korea.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

PodCast Interview: Super Sonic Music Festival

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I recently had the chance to attend Seoul's "Super Sonic" festival, a two-day concert packed with both Korean and foreign artists.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

TBS eFM: International Students In Korea

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The Korean Immigration Service has released new figures showing a 4% decrease in international students studying in Korea. I spoke with some of those students here in Seoul to find out why they chose to study here in South Korea.

Friday, August 16, 2013

TBS eFM: Seoul's Smoking Restrictions

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I now do a weekly segment on TBS eFM called "Chance Encounters." Here's my first report for the morning program "This Morning" on Seoul's new smoking restrictions and how people are dealing with them.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

PodCast Interview: Comedian Dan Wiberg, Korean TV's "Hitler"


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Here's a very conversational interview with my old friend, Dan Wiberg. Dan is a university professor here in Korea but also does comedy and a bit of acting. He recently made his Korean television debut in a very interesting way. Check the description of this episode for a link to a compilation video of his talking scenes, which you will also hear at the end of our chat. It's well worth your time.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

PodCast Interview: The Band Members Of Colin Phils

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Since I've been back to Korea, I've interviewed a lot of people, but always one on one. To try something a little new, I saw a great band named Colin Phils play last weekend at Club Freebird here in Seoul. I refer to Colin Phils as an "indie jam band," a title the band says sums them up pretty well.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

PodCast Interview: Han Joo Lee Of The Yogiga Expression Gallery



Listen to my interview with Han Joo Lee using the player above or subscribe via the iTunes Store HERE.


Looking to hold an indie music show in Seoul? How about a psychedelic soundscape performance known as "bulgasari"? Or maybe something entirely different?

You'll find all these events, and more, just a stone's throw away from Hapjeong station, in a tiny basement venue called Yogiga Expression Gallery. Han Joo Lee is the driving force behind Yogiga, though as he admits, the eclectic entertainment options available are a result of collaboration with both Korean and expat bands, performance artists and promoters.