It’s hard to believe my time in Japan this time around is coming to a close, but it’s even harder … Continue reading Closing Meditations: The Human Condition and the Power of Music
When you go to a Clock Hazard show, you never know what to expect. There are no set members; there … Continue reading Clock Hazard and the Egalitarian Musical Utopia of the Kansai Underground
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I glanced at my clock. Ten o’clock on the nose. Perfect. I’ll wait a few minutes just in case the … Continue reading So Close, Yet So Far: J-pop, Consumerism, and Alienation?
As I was looking for funding opportunities for my Japan-based dissertation research,a professor on my dissertation committee told me about … Continue reading Be Yourself! and Other Tips For Your Fulbright-mtvU Application
Since embarking on this journey into Tokyo’s underground, the experimental electronic duo DREAMPV$HER kept appearing in my orbit. To recap, … Continue reading Journeys Underground with Ryo Kuramoto of DREAMPV$HER
Ugo is a ghost town. In the first full week of November, I headed back up to Akita prefecture to … Continue reading Nishimonai in the Off-Season: Preserving Musical Memories in Akita