Introducing: Coffee with BAO

October 2020

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Introducing: Coffee with BAO

I’m really excited to launch my new show Coffee with BAO. It’s a series where I have coffee with people in business, music, entertainment, pop culture, and more. We chat about their roots, process, personal and cultural identity, and personal growth. Coffee with BAO is a Youtube video series and an audio podcast available on all major podcast platforms.

Watch Episode 1 featuring Director, producer, and storyteller Hieu Gray:

My first episode features fellow Vietnamese American creative Hieu Gray. Hieu is a director, producer, and storyteller whose Asian American immigrant story starts in Vietnam, makes detours in Indonesia and Hong Kong, and spans a childhood in Georgia. Formerly, Hieu worked for years as an award-winning producer at CNN on shows including Larry King Live and Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown.

More recently, she’s been an on-camera superstar in her own films, including a short food documentary film “Quan 13,” which she also produced and directed. The film features a soundtrack by BAO and is screening during the month of October 2020 at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. Get passes at festival.vcmedia.org

Find Hieu Gray at hieugray.com or find her Instagram @lapetitebelle_eats

Here are links to Coffee with BAO on Youtube and on Podcast platforms.

It takes a lot of time and resources to create this content and your financial support is super-duper appreciated. I don’t even eat, I just survive on the coffee that you buy me!

UPDATED: Perpetual Heartbreak Out Now

You know that totally private rush when you’re like, “Fuck it, I don’t care what anyone else thinks. This is what I want”? 😂 My debut full-length Perpetual Heartbreak is one of the most personal, vulnerable, and experimental recordings I’ve made. It’s a balance of my obsession with tightly edited pop music and my love for things that are subtly unsettling.

Perpetual Heartbreak is officially out now as a Youtube video series, streaming, or download:

Perpetual Heartbreak Credits

Written, arranged, performed, and produced by BAO except as noted below. Mastered by Thomas Dimuzio. Artwork by BAO.

Beautiful Things
Kyle Dombroski – Drums and Percussion
Timm Shingler – Bass Guitar
Evaldo Garcia – Keyboards
Jesse McInturff – Guitars

No Filter
Engineered and co-produced by Davy Pelletier
Davy Pelletier – Synthesizers

Perpetual Heartbreak
Sunrise Transparence – Horns

Union Station
Additional production by Taylor Shechet
Jake Lightning – Guitar Solo

Burn It Down
Written and produced by BAO, Taylor Shechet, and Sunrise Transparence
Sunrise Transparence – Horns

Deep Beneath the Sea
Written and arranged by BAO and Evaldo Garcia
Evaldo Garcia – Piano and Keyboards

Perpetual Thanks To

BAO’s beautiful boy band (Timm Shingler, Chef Evaldo Garcia, Jesse McInturff, Kyle Dombroski, and Rogie Lucero).
The Ming & Ping Dynasty (Ming, Ping, Jamie Locks, Donna Pungprechawat, Helen B. Thompson, Ryan Vasquez).
Taylor Shechet for helping with production, sound design, and strategy.
Elissa R. Sloan for helping with art direction.
Dan, Jenny, and Shayna at Modern Works Music Publishing.
Andrea Vancura, Justin Tsugranes, Khoa Vu, Simon Tam, and Alex Steininger.
My mom, my family, friends, and supporters.
Everyone I’ve seen naked.