Nerdtour 2012 quickie: Ameyoko enka store

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”, … Continue reading

Nerdtour 2012: T-minus 26 days – Train, train..

Hoo boy, it’s now less than 4 weeks till I leave for Japan!  When it was a few months away, I was kind of relaxed about preparations, but now it’s getting real!  One big preparation question: buy a JR Rail Pass or not?