You remember our friends Lagitagida, don’t you? Earlier in 2012, this four-piece instrumental rock band with a sound like Frank Zappa force-feeding King Crimson bottles of tepid sake, invaded the U.S. for a tour centered around a few SXSW performances … Read More »
The iconic Polysics “P” affixed to the band’s jumpsuits and acting as an ever-evolving logo on their album covers, may very well stand for prolific. Since longtime keyboardist Kayo graduated from the band in 2010 (a phrase the band itself … Read More »
Christmas music from Japan? You must be mad! Think again ye desirers of Yuletide songs from the Far East. Japan does crank out some good Christmas music and we’ve got three examples of on episode seven. Someone has to write … Read More »
I’ve already mentioned Shonen Knife’s insistence upon spreading ho-ho-holiday cheer to every good, little girl and boy this year with their new Christmas single; Sweet Christmas. Well, you all must have dodged the naughty list because they’re giving part of … 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 »
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