Monthly Archives: April 2008

Kanpai

Yep, this is THE song of the day. Next time at karaoke for sure! Continue reading

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Danny Federici: 1950-2008

Danny Federici, the longtime keyboard player for Bruce Springsteen whose stylish work helped define the E Street Band’s sound on hits from “Hungry Heart” through “The Rising,” died Thursday. He was 58. What a shock. I’ve known of the E Street Band… Continue reading

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Danger in Otaku-ville

I learned from a co-worker today that… according to an article in the Shukan Gendai, Akihabara is now the second most-dangerous place in Tokyo, which prolly means all of friggin’ Japan. (First place is still Kabukicho, Shinjuku.) I was in Akiba … Continue reading

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Japan Crowns 16-Year-Old Pen-Spinning Champ

A 16-year-old Japanese student became his nation’s pen-spinning champion. His technique and artistry won a contest organized by ??? who else? ??? the Pen Spinning Association of Japan._____ Heard this story on NPR this morning. I can’t believe this wa… Continue reading

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