Nelson Wong over at fellow Asian American arts and entertainment site profiled Woody Pak, a “Jack-of-all-Trades” of the music industry, known for his work on API films like Asian Pride Porn, The Grace Lee Project, and Grassroots Rising.

What is your advice to aspiring musicians out there just starting out?

Well, I’ll leave everyone with 2 wonderful quotes from Galaxy Quest:

By Grabthar’s hammer, we live to tell the tale.


No! Never give up, never surrender.

Seriously though, just never give up and never stop loving music. If you want to make a lot of money quickly, music is probably not the best option – go into investment banking or commercial real estate. But if you stick it out and know that if your efforts are kick ass and you’re offering the world something to chew on and you’re being true to yourself and your art, then ultimately you’ll be rewarded – even financially, but perhaps at 40 – it may never be riches but you can look back with no regrets and never have to say “woulda shoulda coulda.”

Check it out at the link below.

AArisings: A-Profiler: Woody Pak