55mix

55mix PART 1 (44m 08s) Birds Gotta Swim – Martin Mull Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima (excerpt) – Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra/Witold Rowicki Shipping Container – Ruby Throat Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima (excerpt) – Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra/Witold Rowicki Life, Life – Ryuichi Sakamoto Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima (excerpt) – [...]

Someday I call your name… (a poem)

I was at the Half Price Books in Seattle this morning, where I found a vinyl copy of Origato Plastico, the second LP by the late, great Plastics. Plastics were made up of Toshi Nakanishi, Chica Sato, Hajime Tachibana, Masahide Sakuma, and Takemi Shima. During their relatively brief time together, they released three LPs and a [...]

Somewhere faraway (a poem)

Yesterday morning, I arrived early for an appointment. For my in-car listening that morning, I had chosen a mixtape I made in 1987 (the CD player in my car stopped working back in February). One of the songs on the tape, included as an instrumental interlude, was ‘Somewhere Faraway’, from Melon’s 1987 album Deep Cut. (Club-goers may [...]