Earlier in the year I wrote a few haiku reviews that I didn’t get around to publishing, the story of my life given the collection of half written pieces and sketched out ideas that clog my hard drive. As I was recently in Japan on holiday, it seemed an apt time to think about posting them […]
Lately I’ve been asking myself things. Like, what traits do I value most in a person? Intelligence, surely? I’d always gravitated towards those as quick-witted and widely read as my brother. But no, I’ve decided, wit alone doesn’t appeal to me anymore. His sharp-tongued wife wounds us without flinching – meek laughter and pointed corrections […]
Cornelius Presents salyu x salyu play an ‘Up Late’ show at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane as part of the ‘Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion’ exhibition.
Bo Ningen (Japanese for “Stick People”) are getting all kinds of attention right now. There’s a lot of hype. Pitchfork is involved. I know what you want to hear though, since you’re here reading this instead of just looking at Metacritic or letting Pandora curate your listening choices: is the hype deserved? I’ve been listening […]
While we’re on the topic of Japanese music, we might as well discuss karaoke. Man. Is it ever a thing here.
This is AKB48, the band with 48 members (many of them DEFINITELY NOT 18), and this song was all I heard all fucking summer. Shit is POPULAR, y’all. 18 million YouTube views & primetime TV popular. And it’s still probably not safe for work.