[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6jaYJQUqBg] Perry Ferrell may not be the world’s best interviewer, but we can let him pass for continuing to produce Lollapalooza and, you know, that whole Jane’s Addiction thing. In the above video, Ferrell walks the American audience through questions … Read More »
It’s quiz time. What’s the Japanese name for what we Americans know as the Nintendo Entertainment System? Answer: The famicon short for “family computer.” The original system featured a red and white design with hard-wired controllers that actually fit on … Read More »
Reading a list of X Japan’s accomplishments on a press release issued by their American promoter’s Web site is like checking off a wish list for every Japanese band hoping to make it big on American soil. “They are the … Read More »
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmHeZB8aqR4] “Maigoinu to Ame no Beat” or “A Stray Puppy and the Beat of the Rain” by Asian Kung-Fu Generation. In anticipation of the single’s May 26, 2010 release date, Asian Kung-Fu Generation has released a promotional video for “Maigoinu … Read More »
If there is one marketing vehicle for music that Japan makes better use of than we here in the U.S., it’s the theme song.