Tag Archives: Japan

Le Morte du Monster

Godzilla, the King of Kaiju, died on Monday. The actual monster will likely live on in big screen iterations for generations to come, but we’ve lost Haruo Nakajima, the actor who played the massive dragon who became a symbol for the dawn on the nuclear age in the creature’s very first feature in 1954. It’s [...]

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Kamikaze Clash

One last Clash post to finish off the week and to remind readers that I’ll be on Edward Brinson’s Eigthties/Schmeighties show on WXNA radio in Nashville today to celebrate Joe Strummer’s birthday. We’ll hit the air this morning at 11 AM Central Time. Tune in here, and enjoy a fun look back at Joe and [...]

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Poetry Kickstarted

Over the weekend, Alejandro Jodorowsky’s recent Kickstarter campaign made its goal of $300,000 and was closing in on $370,000 with five days to go at the time of this posting. It looks to me like it might end up just beyond the $400,000 mark. My girlfriend and I supported the campaign to make Endless Poetry [...]

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Doomsday Dogs

Whether your think artificial intelligence is fact or fiction, the beginning of a brave new world or the end of this one, for many of Japan’s robot dog owners, doomsday has already come in the form of the end of the production of their really remarkable canine companions. Here’s the lowdown from RT Daily News… [...]

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Toying with Warhol

Andy Warhol is long gone, but his art is enjoying a lot of attention right now. The artist currently has shows in Britain, Japan and at least two that I’m aware of here in the South. Warhol’s greatest contribution was his democratizing of fine art by claiming a space for consumer packaging — like Brillo [...]

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Coincidence Control Network: Episode 57

This week: The CCN crew stumbles drunkly into 2014 still a man down, Rest in Peace Al Goldstein you rough and ready diamond, Sex makes you done smarter, Dem robots took our joooobs, I’ve heard of pussy power…but this?, and those wacky DEA boys are at it again. Personnel – Joe Nolan, Frater Isla, and [...]

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Mishima: A Life to Extremes

While America marks the anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, right wing politicos and lovers of literature in Japan mourn the loss of their most famous — and infamous — post-war writer every November 25. But who was Yukio Mishima and how did he die? The Guardian provides a [...]

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