Posted on 04.23.17 under Uncategorized
The Meiji Jingu Mae Kosaten, or as they say in English, intersection.
Pro-shopping marchers flood Harajuku — it’s just as dense as the trains during morning rush hour(s).
Dustin, Isaac, Takako. We were on a birthday gift buying mission for Junko at Aurora Gran.
With Mao and Ikuyo Kawaguchi, old friends from the mid-80s when they participated in the Japan-Hawaii Crossings exhibition.
Always keep your stock of good things in clearly marked boxes.
“Recorded and mixed by Wong, “Are Euphoria” is a refined version of what the duo has become known for. Exploring loops, samples and layers, the album paints a quirky otherworldliness. Minekawa’s vocals, which possess a serene transparency alongside Wong’s intricately constructed and ever-fluid sonic support, together present an album that is interested in creating atmosphere rather than any sort of conventional verse-chorus-verse structure.” — Ryotaro Aoki
It has been three years since Dustin and Takako have released an album and this article in the Japan Times touches on some of the reasons why. Dustin was born at the Kapiolani Children’s Hospital (same as Barak Obama), brought up in Japan and started his music career in America. His return to Japan five years ago meant yet another culture shock.
New tune by Cloud Hand Project, Beauty in Pain
Darvin Kaleolani Kaneaiakala Jr. pounds pa’i ‘ai with one of Malcolm Wong’s glass poi pounders. It’s a big, heavy one (7 lbs) for a strong kanaka maoli!
We’re all looking for change… Something Red, Something Blue