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One reason I’ve been more MIA than normal from the site is that I’ve spent the last few weeks readying the final version of my book, Legions of Boom: Filipino American Mobile DJ Crews of the San Francisco Bay Area. I don’t talk much about my academic career on this site, mostly because I like to keep things somewhat compartmentalized, but the book and its attendant research has been a labor of love now since 2001.

I recently took a trip up to the Bay Area over Memorial Day weekend to collect artwork for the book, all generously loaned to me by the folks I’ve interviewed. If you go to my book’s Facebook page, you can view the various collections in greater detail but here’s just a few of my favorites: Continue reading READYING THE LEGIONS