Happy New Year

Another slideshow design by SmileboxMay the year of the Rabbit be an auspicious one for us all.

Miracle on 33rd St.

A slam goodie from deep in the vaults: Bernard King's Xmas Day Massacre. I love it when I come across stories I literally have forgotten writing, especially when they are as much fun as this. I love Bernard, one of my all-time favorites to …

Putting their Nooks where their mouths are

Breakfast Nook Nook video spokegirls Skyler (l) and Anna actually using them this morning at breakfast, Bonte Waffles, South Orange.

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays everyone. I am gearing up some really cool stuff for the new year, including book excerpts as Big In China's release date will be drawing ever nearer.My favorite Christmas in China picture. From Jacob's 2006 Holiday show.

Nega, please

Peter Hessler  author of River Town and Country Driving on Big In China: “Alan Paul plunges into Chinese life and takes us along for the ride, through vegetable markets, used-car lots, Taoist temples, divey bars, and…

Yes! I have a Rock In China Page

You have no idea how exciting this is to me. http://www.rockinchina.com/w/Woodie_Alan_Band
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Woodie Alan "You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go"

I was just watching this video from March 2008, just as we began to get it together, gel and prepare for liftoff. I still hear all kind of things I'd like to do better and that we soon improved, but it really captures a moment of significance…

Big In China promo video

Please have a look at the new promo video I made with my friend Rick Wagner at Blend Media. Let me know what you think.

There are two kind of people in the world…

...Those of us who put buckets on our heads and run into walls and the rest of you.These pics show my cousin Amy's son Ethan, but boy do I relate. I knew I liked this kid!