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|Volume 68, Issue 4, Thursday,
August 29, 2002
Arts & Entertainment
UH student delights in 'East Coast Songs'
By Brandon Moeller
It's hard being a talented folk-pop artist and a full-time law student. Just ask Annie Lin.
Lin, 22, is a first-year student at the UH Law Center, working toward
a law degree specializing in entertainment law. But Lin said that may
Although class just started, she's been overloaded with promoting her latest album and hitting the books.
"I've had three days of law school with classes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
and I've been busy with non-stop reading assignments," Lin said. "I'll
During the school year, Lin's main focus will be to get her name out there and play a few good shows.
Lin's songs on her latest album, East Coast Songs, her first to be recorded
in a studio, are well-crafted melodies that reflect feelings of angst,
Lin is a first generation Taiwanese-American who helped to create the
Asian American Songwriters Showcase Tour, a traveling group she
"There's three things you can do as an Asian-American musician," Lin
said. "You can subvert it, by working to change the stereotypes; you can
Innovating her own unique style is what separates Lin from her colleagues.
Lin graduated from Rice University with a degree in English. She
Though she has only recently picked up the guitar, she did play piano
for ten years, which probably leant to her precise ear. Her guitar work
The best song on the album is "Cut Out the Skyline," a song that exhibits
Lin's emotions about Sept. 11. With the passionate chorus, Lin may
Most of Lin's subject matter is romance and the painful departure from
it. Lin concludes her album with "Where I Begin," a song that reminisces
She will be performing tomorrow night at the Longhorn Cafe, 509 Louisiana,
from 6 to 9 p.m. It will still be a good show if her album is any
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