Life in the Land of the Rising Sun

Wednesday, January 16, 2008




It just cracked me up when HMV e-mailed me a plug for this band. It's a Japanese pop band from neighboring Fukushima Prefecture. Apparently they've been around for a while, releasing some singles independently, but they signed to a major label last year and are seeing some popularity.

I just can't get over the name. For those familiar with the Colorman legend, it's just too good to be true!

Just for fun, here's a video for their song "Aiuta" least until it gets pulled:

(Hmm...not too hard to tell who their intended audience is, is it?)


  • That was like one of the those '80s videos where nothing happened.

    By Blogger Swinebread, at 12:29 AM  

  • Purple, but not Green,
    Purple, but not Green,
    Potatoes, Potatoes, Potatoes

    By Anonymous Dave, at 8:38 AM  

  • Don't call ME a potato! You're liable to find yourself dead in the street!


    By Anonymous The Colorman, at 1:41 PM  

  • Pure WHITE!
    Pure WHITE!!

    NO GreeeeN!!!

    By Anonymous Spirit, at 3:53 PM  

  • Seems no matter how different we would like to think our cultures are, electronic music is making us more and more the same.

    Sure Gordon Brown might still like English to be the 'leading' language of the future, but it is clear that when it comes to pop

    any language works as long as you've got the melody, the music, the song and the video.

    It would be interesting to put a similar video song in Spanish and/or English side by side with this one ... the only fifference would be I do not actually know what the song says in Japanese, but to all intents and purposes everything else would be the same

    of course the characters in the video would change, whether asian, mediterranean, northern european or african - it seems adolescent teenagers from all over the world will experience (and be moved) by the same thoughts - passage rites, from the age of innocence to the age of sexuality, the desire to explore, to know, to experience, emoyions, ibtensity of passion, feelings for someone 'other' who changes our hormonal balance or inbalance and raises our blood pressure ... and affects us so intensely in our mind (and body) whether they notice us or not.

    And if and when they notice us, to we then start looking for the same 'high' again in some other place

    By Blogger QUASAR9, at 9:12 PM  

  • So this is where the Colorman came from!

    By Blogger Happysurfer, at 5:09 PM  

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