The Secret Virtual Life of Florence Yoo

Florence Yoo: singer/songwriter/wisenheimer/glad participant in this game... Her CDs available on INDELIBLE and IN MY MIND I AM 5'9", confirming she is weird AND delusional. Factoids: commission to write the song ART TALK for Lynn Hershman; composer for Julia Cho's fun children's play, BAY AND THE SPECTACLES OF DOOM, La Jolla Playhouse, CA. Copyright 2005-2014 Florence Yoo (ASCAP) All rights reserved, etc., etc., etc....

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optimistic, determined, happy, lucky, earnest, sentimental, doing my best to move that rubber tree plant...

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Happy Belated Chinese New Year Everyone!

I am very, very tired, but good! Gong Hay Fat Choy, Y'all!

Here was a notice from sweet Wendy Ip:

An episode of "Asian America" I taped a while back is airing tonight!Please check it out if you get a chance!Asian America TV airs "Asian American Entertainers" this Sunday,February 18, 2007at 7:30PM on NYC-TV Channel 25 in New York City and the tri-statearea. Other areas, please check your local listings.Featuring: interviews and on-air performances by Wendy Ip and Eugene Song Happy Chinese New Year!

Check out the Fabulous Ms. Ip at her website:

Love and Godspeed to everyone out in Cyberspace!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007


I'd like to preface this entry by saying, THANK YOU, SUZANNE! I am so very honored and surprised! I have ALWAYS loved your paintings soooo much!

From dear friend, and amazing artist, Suzanne Onodera:

Dear friends and family

I am happy to announce that my work will appear in the forthcoming “Cheers to Muses” featuring the work of more than fifty visual and literary artists ranging in ages and representing a broad spectrum of the Asian American Diaspora. I site my good friend Florence Yoo – singer, songwriter extraordinaire – as my muse!

If you would like to pre-order a copy of the book at a discoun ted rate, please visit the AAWAA site and fill out the order form. Publication date is Spring ’07.

I hope you are all doing well and thanks for your continued support.

Best, Suzanne

Cheers to Muses: Contemporary Works by Asian America Women

Here is a generous collection of their work--visual art varying in media and dimension, fictional and biographic narratives, and poetry.
The result is a book that provides rich insights into the rising Asian American art scene.
Cover art courtesy of Susan Almazol ("Merging", ceramic sculpture)

Pre-publication Price: $19.95 + tax and shipping

Advance praise for AAWAA's new anthology:

"Cheers to Muses is a spiri ted tribute to the creative efforts of Asian American women artists and writers across generations and cultural backgrounds. Honoring those who inspired them, the works in this collection offer readers intimate glimpses into the contemporary sensibilities and experiences of Asian American women’s lives."
- Margo Machida , Associate Professor, Art History and Asian American Studies, University of Connecticut

"Contemporary readers will enthusiastically cheer when they plunge into studying the original, imaginative, passionate and engaged work by the artists and writers in this anthology —each of whom dedicates her contribution to a chosen 'muse.' The original Greek Muses, too, would surely be enchan ted with the poetic and elegant structure and rich contents of Cheers to Muses: Contemporary Works by Asian American Women."
- Moira Roth , Trefethen Professor of Art History , Mills College , Oakland , CA

"The Asian American Women Artists Association has one-upped themselves this time. This extraordinary book is both elegantly designed and overflowing with rich and sophistica ted contemporary art and literature. It is sure to become an important milestone in the future study of Asian American and women’s art of our time."
- Mark Johnson , Professor of Art and Director of Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco State University

"A wonderful dim sum of a book, Cheers to Muses feeds all the senses and is so rich it can (and will be!) returned to again and again."
- Ruthanne Lum McCunn , author of God of Luck, Chinese American Portraits, Thousand Pieces of Gold.

Buy your copies at the discoun ted pre-publication price today--this wonderful anthology of art and writing will be sold at its list price of $24.95 upon publication. **