Be grateful you can’t hear me singing this! And I only did one verse so you can be even more thankful!
Enoshima Girls (sung to the tune of “California Girls” by the Beach Boys)
Well Tokyo girls are hip, I really dig those styles they wear, And Osaka girls with the way they talk, they … continue reading
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has been using his time on the International Space Station to show that space is not just for scientists, but also for artists and creators. He’s been posting some beautiful photos of the Earth from space, and now he’s made a music video of his cover of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” … continue reading
Courtesy of the Japanese girl duo “Puffy” (in the US, “Puffy Amiyumi” to avoid confusion with the rapper). here is a video of their song “Boogie Woogie #5″, a really upbeat swing song from one of their older albums. Puffy made it big in the early 2000′s by doing the theme to a kid’s show, … continue reading
So, the last post I talked about enka music, but didn’t bother to link to any examples. Well, this time I’m going to show you what I mean by “Japanese blues”.
This one is one of my all-time favorites, “Sake yo” by Ikuzo Yoshi. I even learned enough to sing it fairly well, and sang … continue reading
I’m a big fan of Japanese Enka music, which is an original Japanese style of music often called “Japanese blues”, because it was influenced by American blues, and because it’s usually about the same types of subjects that blues covers: Lost loves, old friends long gone, “the good old days”, drinking. Older enka songs tended … continue reading
Well, after walking and walking and walking, I made it to the end of the parade route, where I was able to finally cross Constitution Avenue to the side where the matsuri was taking place. Then it was another 4 block or so walk to get to the nearest entrance to the matsuri, where I … continue reading
I don’t know how long this will stay up before the Copyright Commandos remove it, so watch while you can.
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