Andrew Hamlin was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, USA, where he resides today. He attended the Evergreen State College in Olympia where he wrote and edited arts coverage for the Cooper Point Journal. He began writing professionally about music and the arts in 1992. He is the film critic for the Northwest Asian Weekly, and his work has appeared in the Village Voice, Rolling Stone OnlineSeattle Times, San Diego Reader, Goldmine, Seattle WeeklyThe SunBreak, and other publications. (See his portfolio here.)

He has still never found anyone who loves the Happy Flowers nearly so much as himself.