The Yin and the Yang of it All:
Rock 'n' Roll Memories from the Cusp as told by a Mixed-Up, Mixed-Race Kid
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As the lead singer and primary songwriter of the Caulfields, John Kim Faye was one of the only mixed-race Asian American frontmen to sign a major record contract in the alternative rock heyday of the 1990’s. In an era that preceded K-Pop - and even the rise of the internet - Faye’s personal journey did not lead to superstardom. Instead, The Yin and the Yang of it All is a memoir about the discovery of a voice, a tribe, and a musical ethnicity that runs far deeper than his Korean / Irish roots.
Bookended by the loss of his father against the backdrop of his tumultuous childhood in the post-Vietnam 70’s and his mother’s tragic passing in 2012, Faye’s story weaves a tapestry of revealing moments as told from his unique perspective on the cusps of identity, race, and fame.
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“Rockers and anyone else eager to live a creative life will appreciate Faye’s intense passion for song throughout [...] A backstage pass to the glory days of alternative rock.” - Editor's Pick