Otakon 2015!

The next-to-last Otakon to be held at Baltimore Convention Center has begun! I decided to take a leaf from others and take some photos around the convention with one of my anime figures, “Danboard” from the manga “Yotsuba and!”. There are a lot of people in Japan and other places … Continue reading

Funky 70’s. 1770’s that is…

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Classical music never sounded better than the Piano Guys’ take on it, melding 18th Century instruments and 1970’s funk, as they create a “quartet” playing “I Want You Bach”. Enjoy!

Katsucon 2015

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Decided to put the gallery here instead of on a page, that most people wouldn’t see. These are shots from Katsucon 2015, held February 13-15, at National Harbor outside of Washington DC. Enjoy!

The original Iron Butterfly, their final performance

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One of the most famous, if not one of the best rock bands from the 1960’s was Iron Butterfly, and their biggest hit was “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida“, a 17+ minute jam session. The performance included vocals and keyboard by Doug Ingle, Ron Bushy on drums, Lee Dorman on bass and vocals, and … Continue reading

“Namesake” web comic: a review

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What if the fantasy worlds created by authors like L. Frank Baum, Lewis Carroll and others were real worlds? What if your name was “Dorothy” and you found you were suddenly able to travel into the fantasy world of Oz and you entered an adventure story in that world, just … Continue reading

Kiyosumi Garden, Tokyo

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Almost exactly 2 years ago today, October 23 2012, I was on the first full day of my third trip to Japan, a month-long excursion I called “Nerdtour 2012” (I blogged it on this site).  One of the best places I went was this little slice of old Tokyo park design, called … Continue reading

A little old school dancing…

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Strolling through the Youtube archives is one of my favorite pastimes, since you never know what you’ll come across. I knew James Cagney could dance, even though he also played gangsters and other tough guys in the old movies, but I never knew that Bob Hope could hold his own … Continue reading