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penguin cafe - 'cooking in a room with people'

Those of you who regularly follow Steve’s ‘sleepyard’ tumblr (or who inhabit the shady world of Japan fb sites, where these pictures are often re-posted within seconds of Steve hitting ‘enter’) can’t fail to have noticed the slew of amazing photos he unearthed last week, documenting the opening of the Penguin Cafe in 1981.  906 more words

Archival Shots

life moves on - 7 months in blogdom

Were I a stickler for such things, then this post would have been written & published 4 weeks ago, as I had always intended to do a “6 months on” piece about the blog. 1,552 more words

Viewed Through A Fans-eye Lens

Rain Tree Crow - Rain Tree Crow (1991)

One of the more underappreciated reunions of the ’90s was the incognito return of Japan. The innovative quartet is most often cited for starting the New Romantic movement of the late ’70s and early 80s. 469 more words

Alternative Rock