Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Echoes Across Waters and Strings

The great battle is over.

New wars - between the DPJ and the bureaucracy; between the DPJ and the nationalist press; between the DPJ and the military-think tank-industrial complex that insinuates itself into any rational consideration of Japan's foreign policy -- loom in the near future.

I am somewhat tired of documenting the absurdities...or trying to explain them.


When I hear Oshio Kōtarō (the featured video in the column on the left) I can close my eyes and almost believe that Michael Hedges didn't drive off that Mendocino road coming up on 12 years ago now.

Which was three years before Miyazawa Yūto was even born.


Anonymous said...

Do you know these guys?

They play in Tokyo regularly. Tuck Andress is equally extraordinary.

Anonymous said...

Actually, this is probably the best link:

Martin J Frid said...

Kotaro Oshio carries the flame. THanks for posting, I'm suddenly having a very good Friday night. How about this?

Oshio Kōtarō - Hard Rain (Montreux Jazz Festival 2002)