Fans of YMO, Yukihiro Takahashi, or Japanese rock in general may be aware that The Beatniks have a new album out (Exitentialist a Xie Xie), with a catchy new single, first heard live in concert last year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WitgRPRLHvo So help me I love the cheesy, low-budget video (just released yesterday) they made to go with [...]

Overnight in Chaos Town (a poem)

Trying to capture the dream I had last night… 1 I just spent a night in Chaos Town where the production is a nightly affair the chairs stacked in rows and the stage all set I felt like an observer but I was part of the show in the hive that was home to the [...]

Overcoming Nostalgia (for lack of a better title)

I’m in the middle of a phase. Not quite spring cleaning, not quite a purge, but something in between. One of those periods in which I feel compelled to rid myself of the untouched, the unused, the excess. Over the last few weeks, I have been regularly going through my books, videos, and CDs to [...]