Joining The Band

I am on the road right now, and was just up in one of my favorite cities, Toronto! The best music in the world comes from there, like one of my very favorite bands, The Cliks, and also the band I would most love to be part of: Broken Social Scene. I have daydreams about moving to Toronto and trying to join the band – like just walking backwards with a rain stick onto their stage. Or maybe even a triangle. I can also do a bit of tambourine. That is a really good way to get into somewhere you don’t belong. Just walk in backwards while doing something with your hands. It really works! Plus, Broken Social Scene is one of those bands with so many people in it, I don’t think anyone would notice one more. Anyway, I got to do a cool Canadian talk show, “The Hour,” and the winsome and adorable host George called Kevin Drew right up on the show and we asked his voice mail if I could come on board! Hoping to get a positive response!

10 thoughts on “Joining The Band

  1. I am picturing George Bush and Dick Cheney walking backwards in the White House with little triangles in their money grubbing hands. I thought at first they got in the White House by tampering with voting machines in Ohio, but now, I know it was because of the triangle. This system must change.

  2. Yay, yes move to Toronto. You’re welcome here 🙂

    Sorry I missed you this time around, I hope to catch your performance next time you’re in town!

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  4. hey Margaret,
    I’ve been a fan of yours for years. I always tivo all your shows and love watching you on comedy central. I remember your show when I was little and cracking up with my sister. Anyways, it’s nice to have a Korean-American role model. It’s great to see someone who sees herself as beautiful and doesn’t really give a damn what people think. I am somewhat like that but people always give me shit about having a personality. I also bought your book and let my gay friend borrow it, but sadly he never gave it back 🙁 haha. my favorite quotes on my facebook profile are by you! wow, i sound like your biggest lamest fan ever huh? Anyways I’m going to buy tickets to your new show Beautiful in June while you’re in Atlanta so I’ll finally get to see you in person. I’m dragging my boyfriend along. If you haven’t noticed, I LOVE LOVE LOVE you! And I just recently discovered your blog and have been slacking off at work reading your older entries. For some reason, your entry about your old dog actually made me tear up. sad… I don’t cry very easily. But you’re a really good writer. Anyways I will stop kissing your ass and end this loooooong note. <3

  5. What can I say that everyone else has not already said? You are a great inspiration and hero to the Korean-American, lesbian, gay and many other communities; who for decades had no voice, power, or opinion.

    So it’s not a surprise that I purchased tickets to your Seattle debut of “Beautiful” on May 10th as early as March. But now everything has changed…I will be leaving Seattle to work in Korea as an English Instructor. My life, independence/freedom, financial circumstance, and my tickets to your show; all shifted for better or worse I suppose. I am more upset that I will have to miss seeing you on stage than anything else, which I shouldn’t say but will; is pathetic. I should be anxious, excited and happy that I will be able to live in another country full of culture, but also ponder what I had experienced before; prejudice and hatred (in some places) for Korean-Americans returning to Korea. But no worries girl, I can handle it. I will be free, almost cut off entirely from my parents and friends for a year or maybe more, and be able to find my true being; something that has been difficult, with many of the same underlying issues that you have faced but more “public” and scrutinized…weight, sexuality, beauty, etc. In fact, I should be more upset about other things; that I am leaving my boyfriend of 2 years (my longest relationship), my sisters who were gradually depleted of their childhood due to “family matters” and look up to me as a alter-ego mother figure, and the fact that it has come down to this; leaving so suddenly and starting fresh in order to find myself.

    My goodness, well this reply to your posting supposedly to thank you for being you has become a confession altogether. Well what I really wanted to say girl is PLEASE, PLEASE consider doing something even more crazy, like touring in Seoul, Korea??!! It would be your most controversial tour yet, and don’t be surpised to find bad asses such as ourselves looking for a bad ass role model in the most fiercely opposing demographics…

    ~Maria H.

  6. Definitely, DEFINITELY come live with us in the T-dot, Margaret!!! Canada loves you 🙂 Thanks for a hilarious interview on the Hour and an awesome show at Massey, you made my life!

  7. PLEASE PLEASE come back to Canada Margaret. WE LOVE YOU! I live in Ottawa and couldn’t see you…so I beg you please come back sometime and perform in Ottawa or Montreal. We love you so much and we have so much pride.

    P.S. If you love the Cliks, as I do, check out Tegan and Sara, if you haven’t already.

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