I think the world has forgotten what spectacle is supposed to make you feel like. As someone somewhere surely once said, “the extraordinary has become common, and the common has become mind-numbingly boring.”
Japanese recording artists are expected to put out an album a year, release 3-5 singles in the lead up to the album release, release the cover art, title and tracklisting at least 3 months in advance and to promote said singles and album by going on a variety of talk shows and appearing in a pile of magazines. Although some of the rules vary, it’s the same sad hype machine as anywhere in the world and it’s become a drag.
That’s why it was so much fun to watch Mr. Children piss all over it.
I just want to say that my wife’s family and all of our friends are safe and doing well in the aftermath of the disaster in Japan. We hope the best for those suffering in the wake of these events.
I wish this was the kind of world where I could drop everything I’m doing and hop on the first plane headed to Japan to offer my support, but the truth is, it’s not. Honestly, that would be selfish. The Red Cross doesn’t want novices putting themselves in jeopardy, eating into the resources of an already depleted nation. The best thing we can do for now is to give money to those charities that need it and pray. Even if you don’t believe in a “god” or “gods,” the positive energy added to our connective human consciousness couldn’t hurt.
Be safe, inutachi.
your humble singing hound,
Finally caught up with updating IWP. These are the February episodes… the profoundly disturbing February episodes. Remember: You can’t unsee what you commit to ocular memory.
More IWP from January.
Also I met some interesting NON-PEOPLE as well.
Word up, inu-tachi!
A little late but I found some time to put up IWP episodes from December. You will never think of garland in the same way again. Do try this at home.
Also this. Maybe you can use it to find a tree next year.