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The guy from Maplewood Online made this rather strange video, which begins and ends with me and Dave Gomberg's band Mood Ring performing in town last week.My Beijing gigs are officially booked.CD information, to answer some questions: I will…

Woodie Alan Beijing Blues CDs done and for sale

...right now in china only. I'm working on that. Felt great to see this when it arrived by email this morning.

Last column -- moving abroad for a spouse

THE EXPAT LIFEAPRIL 10, 2009It's China, or the JobSpouses face difficult decisions when their partners are offered an overseas assignmentBy ALAN PAULMy work life was one of the many areas in which I was extremely fortunate during my China venture.…

Back from Western jaunt

Mexican Hat rock in Monument Valley.We were there 20 years ago. Strange to thinkhow old we'll be if we wait 20 more to return again.Jacob got up to go watch the sunrise with me.Sandstorm obscured the brilliant red fireball I rememberfrom 1989,…

Classic

One of my favorite photos.

Devil's Hand

Johnny Clyde Copeland was one of my favorite bluesmen... very physical, like the boxer he once was. and a stone cold good dude. I have a great story about him and some advice he once gave me about women and Becky in particular.. I promise to…

Columbia HS Hall of Fame

Yeah, I know the pictures suck, but...The whole Cohen family was inducted into the Columbia HS Hall of Fame this morning. It was really a very nice event. Becky went to the first assembly and I went to the second. We ran over and took Jacob…