Thursday 15 October 2009

More C.A.R. stuff on teh Internets

British newspaper The Guardian has an article on its web site based on an e-mail interview with me about five or six months ago. Naturally, considering how long winded my response was, the finished item has been edited somewhat, although unfortunately this leaves some points unclear and others nonsensical. To prove I'm not stupid (or at least that I'm stupid in the right way) I posted the full interview including questions and my own unedited responses on the Clear And Refreshing web site for comparison purposes.

The line about "Shibuya-kei is the only scene anyone really speaks about here" makes me cringe and is something the writer pulled out of their arse.

Update: Oct.15 11:31
Zac Bentz has posted his thoughts at Japanator. He's not happy with the tone of the series of articles that my interview was part of.

Monday 5 October 2009

Fashion Crisis (October 2009)

This month's Fashion Crisis provides a reprise of September's guest, Koenji electro scientist Back in Tokio, with a hopefully fit and healthy Candles returning after Tessy's frankly astonishing Akiba-metal solo performance last time. If that isn't enough to make you wet with anticipation, Tokyo's favourite fake Brazilian DJ extraordinaire Antonio Yodobashi will be spinning all manner of fabulous tunes in honour of the fantastic victory of Rio in winning the 2016 Olympics.

Date: October 5th 2009
Time: 7:30 P.M.
Place: Koenji Bar One
Cost: FREE
Live: Candles / Back in Tokio
DJs: Antonio Yodobashi / James Hadfield / Ian Martin

Friday 2 October 2009

Fuck Perfume...

...these three girls really knew where it's at. All mainstream Japanese music since 1978 has been toiling in the long shadow cast by this trio's five years of perfect pop.