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Ten Years of Live Music in Tokyo Part 1: Mir

I started writing about music in Japan in 2003, at that time focusing on overseas bands and only gradually increasing my coverage of Japanese music to the point where it became exclusively local (seriously, I don’t write about overseas music on here so stop sending me your fucking emails). 367 more words

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Ghosts of Songs Past

As afternoon breaks, a beautiful fall day arises.  The weather is finally cool, the air is crisp and clean, and classes are flowing into that stressful rendition of never ending work. 778 more words


Nappy Hair by Carolivia Herron

Carolivia Herron’s Nappy Hair tells the story of Brenda, a dark-skinned girl with a massive bush of kinky, untamed hair towering above her slender frame.   The true protagonist in this story is Brenda’s hair, which takes on a vivacious life of its own as Brenda’s elder, Uncle Mordecai, shares with the rest of the family at a picnic the colorful and rhythmic story of how Brenda ended up with all that nappy hair. 517 more words

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New Call And Response releases from Futtachi and Jebiotto

After months of too-ing and fro-ing, gathering materials, putting together and checking documents, sending out futile emails, and making stuffloads of mistakes anyway, my Call And Response label has two new albums out on the same day. 859 more words


Tiptoe Joe

Last week we went to Storytime at our library, and we were introduced to a gem of a book: “Tiptoe Joe” by Ginger Foglesong Gibson, illustrated by Laura Rankin.   356 more words

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Jebiotto documentary and U.S. tour

One of the bands who works with my Call And Response label, Jebiotto, have a short film now available to view online in advance of their new album (more on that later). 130 more words