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A Tribute to Butch Trucks 3/1/17: thoughts, photos, videos.

Last Weds. March 1, I paid tribute to Butch Trucks with a special band: my Big in China core supplemented by Andy Aledort (Dickey Betts), Peter Levin (Gregg Allman) and Junior Mack (Jaimoe). This show meant a lot to me. March in NYC has…

Happy New Year

兔年快乐!恭喜发财! Have a happy and prosperous Year of the Rabbit!
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From the Archives: Me on NBC talking about Chinese hoops

I finally found the NBC basketball clip featuring me. See below.I pop up twice, at 1:22 and 2:27. I was amazed by how many people saw this. It aired at halftime of the USA/China basketball game. I was sitting there watching the game and my email…

Nice review of Big In China

There's a really nice post about Big In China on The Book Case blog. I was happy to find this. It's hard to describe how satisfying it is to read something like this and find that the book is starting to make its way to people and they are liking…

Embrace the Chaos

Paul Family arriving in Beijing. August 2005.Lots of stuff popping…or on the verge of lots of stuff popping. It's a difficult time to sit still because there are so many things I want to reach out and grab, but I need to let things play out…
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Fromthe archives: in-depth Bob Weir interview

A lengthy 2001 interview with Bobby, when Ratdog was kicking hard. This interview appears in my Ebook, Reckoning: Conversations With the Grateful Dead, along with similarly extensive interview with Phil, Phil and Trey, Robert Hunter,…

Local Boy Makes Good

Jeopardy practice host is my man Jimmy McGuire, good friend since third grade... Well, we did go through a big rivals phase in 4th/5th grade and had some good ol' blacktop throw-downs... the kind of thing that would have us in front of child…

I Was a Chinese Rock Star

There's a very nice new story about me, the band and my transformation in China up on the new website, Second Act. Just click away and read.The writer, Kathy Lynch, lived in Beijing -- in fact in Beijing Riviera -- for three years. she left…

Big In China -- about the book video

The response has been great to this video. If you haven't seen it yet, please have a look. If you like it, please spread the word. Post it on your Facebook, click on over to YouTube and "like" it and leave a comment. I appreciate your help pushing…
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Here We Go: My Steelers Essay on WSJ.com

How watching a Playoffs game in Beijing helped put my love of the Steelers into focus. Or, why the Steelers are a lot like Chinese New Years.

Where the real action is...

Just a reminder that while I'm still blogging away here, I have moved my real center of operation to www.alanpaul.net. Please click on over to stay updated on Big In China, upcoming appearances, and much more.