Tokyo Damage Report

Archive for November, 2010

Oe’s DEATH OF A POLITICAL YOUTH part eight

I was swept away by the currents of revelation and tears. A blissful current indeed. After the lecture, President Sakagibara leant me a special book: “Seppuku Diary.” But clearly his lecture was not meant to inspire me specifically. The revelations I gleaned from it were my own, from beginning to end. That night, I returned […]

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suburb report: the Tachikawa game

Tachikawa is weird. Besides being one of the biggest gambling 'hoods in Tokyo, it's also the municipal government hub for ALL the 'burbs in west Tokyo. So there's this one neighborhood in north Tachikawa that has endless reams of these identical giant, Stalinist, concrete beuraucratic cubes – you go there and imagine that the city  […]

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Oe’s DEATH OF A POLITICAL YOUTH part six

Nanbara Seishirou was still sitting in his chair, lips trembling, like someone with a bad heart condition, no doubt still feeling the smoldering remnants of his terror.   “You really went to town on him, didn’t you?” said the driver- the son of one of the Party members. But he said it as if he […]

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mp3 post: Adjetive Noun (sic)

download the DEAD VICTIMS OF A NO-GOOD SOCIETY . . .OF DEATH! demo download 4 live shows and an audio interview, all bundled together. Adjetive Noun was my only band that performed live more than once!  Everyone knows that all hardcore bands sound the same, and that hardcore bands are supposed to rebel against authority. […]

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Oe’s DEATH OF A POLITICAL YOUTH part 5

I went to the post office to mail the card, and then returned to the lodging-house, where the leaders, who had not yet gone outside, had become quite excited by the TV.   Since noon, Hiroshima Television had been broadcasting a special Bomb Memorial Day variety show, including a bunch of novelists who had been […]

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mp3 post: Ookubo Fukubukuro (大久保スタジオの福袋) – download link fixed

     ALBUM : OOKUBO STUDIO "LUCKY BAG" BAND: never GENRE: all types. YEAR: 2002-2004 download the whole thing here. – LINK FIXED sorry about that. Japanese stores celebrate New Years (one of the biggest holidays in Japan) by giving out FUCKUBUKURO (literally, 'lucky bag'): grab-bags of clearance merchandise from the previous years. You never […]

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Oe’s DEATH OF A POLITICAL YOUTH part 5

  Standing by the Hiroshima Baseball field, our troops greeted my arrival with a huge, delirious ovation, as if the Hiroshima Giants had won the Japan Cup. The NSA kids lapsed into a despondent silence, standing in the ruined doorway of their Meeting Hall. This seemed the proper way for them to see us off […]

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