We never thought we’d ever see an Asian American group break into the mainstream, but Far East Movement has done it with “Like a G6“. Currently, the song is #1 on the itunes charts. Ever since the Entertainment Weekly article, the song has been soaring like a G6. (The #2 song on itunes charts happens to be Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars.) A few weeks ago, the track broke in to the top 10 and never looked back. The guys of FM are now gearing up for the release of their new album “Free Wired“. Pre-order the album here. Three Fingers up.
Like a G6 music video
Comedian Jen Kwok tearin’ it up on this comedy reel. In the video, she does impressions of Kimora Lee Simmons, Tila Tequila, Ann Curry, and Lady Gaga. Along with impersonations, her own original characters come alive including YouTube Sensation Melanie Chen and Cabaret Singer Shelly Woo. Some freakin’ hilarious stuff in the video. Her solo show, “She Wants to Sing!” features a few of the characters and songs seen here. Be sure to check out the full length music video for “Date an Asian” and “Take You Home“.
Jen Kwok Comedy Reel (contains some profanity)
Have you ever wonder what happens in the women’s bathroom when they walk together in pairs? Bathroom Battle Royale, a submission to the Interpretations Film Initiative, explores why girls take so long in the restroom. They took their cameras along into that most sacred of places and were shocked to find out exactly went on in there. Sometimes It Really Does Hurt to Pee. We also spotted Ktown Cowboy Lanny Joon in the short.
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Bathroom Battle Royale
Bathroom Battle Royale (YouTube version)
Also check out Spice It Up with Feodor Chin, Kill Joy by Steve Nguyen x Brian Tan, Doggy Style by Shane Sato, WWJD with Randall Park, Mother by John P. Raposas, The Necklace with Karin Anna Cheung, Voo Dude, Strangers in the Park, The Case, and Zeist by Zero Kazama.
As we get closer to the November 2nd California Elections as well as the 2010 San Diego Asian Film Festival, we’ll get a chance to hear from Asian Pacific American actors and activists on the importance of voting. They’ll share personal stories and encourage you to REEL IN THE VOTE in November. This week, actor Randall Park tells you why you should speak up and vote. It’s a painstakingly emotional moment for him. Looks like we might see PSA messages from Lynn Chen, Danny Cho, Ron Yuan, and Aaron Yoo.
Here’s a few other voting PSAs: Officer Bart Kwan wants you to vote, Embrace Your Power with Kelly Hu and George Takei, and Power of the Swing Vote
Reel in the Vote with Randall Park
REEL IN THE VOTE is a non-partisan PSA contest and campaign to generate awareness, excitement, and dialogue to get more Asian Pacific Americans (APAs) and independent voters out to the polls this year.
A few months ago, we wrote about a full-length documentary in production about musician Jake Shimabukuro including a clip of him playing “Blue Roses Falling“. Director Tad Nakamura and the Center for Asian American Media released a new clip from the film. This time Jake plays an eloquent version of “Bohemian Rhapsody” on a uke. Look for this documentary to hit the film festival circuit in 2011.
See some of Tadashi Nakamura’s other work including Yellow Brotherhood, A Salon Story, and A Song for Ourselves.
Bohemian Rhapsody by Jake Shimabukuro
Erin Paula (half of Rin on the Rox ) dropped a music video for her new original single iPod. The sexy love song compares her man to an iPod. We’re not sure which one she love more at the end of the song, but she definitely has some strong vocals on the track. What do you think? like it! love it! hate it! whatever! Pick up the track on or amazon
Previously, she released the song “In The Mirror“. Could a full blown album or EP be right around the corner?
iPod by Erin Paula