Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sunday Papers: Nancy Snow

“Japan has too may politicians, but not enough politics.” 

On the turntable: The Clash, "Give 'em Enough Rope"

Monday, October 20, 2014

Tyger, Tyger. Burning bright...

Of what do captive tigers dream,
Beneath the flawless blue of autumn skies?

On the turntable:  Lovely Sparrows, "Daytrotter Session"

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunday Papers: Ivan Krylov

"An empty barrel echoes more loudly than a full one."

On the turntable:   "Klubbjazz"

Friday, October 17, 2014


What erodes, creates.
Fuji admires her new look,
Thanks to recent rain.

On the turntable: Castenets, "Daytrotter Session"

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Autumn rain so cold
That even the acorns
Pull on their wooly caps.

On the turntable:  Someone Still Loves You, "Daytrotter Session"

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sunday Papers: St. Bernard

 “What I know of the divine, I learned in the woods.” 

On the turntable:  "Putumayo Presents: Jamaica"

Monday, October 06, 2014


Like an old grey relative,
Standing as reminder for
The short memory of youth.

On the turntable:   These United States, "Daytrotter Session"

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Sunday Papers: Frank Gibney

"Despite its many flaws, history will judge the Occupation a uniquely successful experiment in transplanted principles"

On the turntable: "The Rough Guide to World Music"
On the nighttable:  "Foreign Correspondents in Japan"