I first met Scott at the Fred Frontier benefit where he was doing a volunteer performance for missing American Fred Frontier’s family. That was one week before he was officially deported for his political and cultural activities in Taiwan.
[quote]On April 8, 2004 at the Dulan sugar factory cafe, the Taitung County Culture Bureau held a press conference for a folk music performance series in which I have performed and helped organize. The following week, after the event was reported in local media, Ms. Guo Ying-hui, the manager of the cafe, told me a Taitung City police officer surnamed Chen had called to inform her I was under criminal investigation for breach of labor laws. The officer threatened her with a NTD150,000 fine and through her threatened me with a fine and deportation.
I have been a continuous, legally working resident of Taiwan for the past five years, the last two years in Taitung. Although my work permit is not performance-related, I am a composer, recording artist, and writer. My most recent CD,