The guy is a control freak – and he like it like that. The Eels on the debut of Beautiful Freak. Adam speaks with frontman ‘E’ (September 27 1996; 14 mins)
HONG KONG–After finally working out a reliable way to get analogue cassette archives of radio interviews onto my machine, here they are streaming online, under the title Broadcast: The Eels’ E; The Posies‘ Ken Stringfellow; Weezer‘s Brian Bell; The 3Ds‘ Dave Saunders; Shonen Knife‘s Naoko Yamano; Butthole Surfers‘ King Coffey; Lush‘s Phillip King; Tripping Daisy‘s … Continue reading “Mental Notes: May 2003”
The governor of Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, has resigned amid a US$190 million corruption case. The nation’s anti-corruption commission found Apirak Kosayodhin had a case to answer over irregularities in the purchase of hundreds of fire trucks and boats. While resigning, the governor continues to protest his innocence.
Citing further anti-terrorism intiatives, Japan is set to consider requiring long-term foreign residents and workers to have local language ability. Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura made the statement Tuesday, with a senior Foreign Ministry official confirming to Radio Australia that the department should pursue the terms of the new requirement quickly. The comments have not been … Continue reading “Japan proposes language tests for foreigners”
Every year on August 15, East Asia steels itself for the possibility that Japan’s head-of-state will visit the Yasukuni Shinto Shrine, and in doing so, commemorate Japan’s war dead. This particularly riles China and the Koreas, that saw millions die under Japanese aggression during World War 2, as the shrine is home to “the souls” … Continue reading “Meanings behind PM’s Yasukuni Shrine visit”
MELBOURNE–Ah yes, the cold is indeed breaking here in the south, and stay tuned for the probably ordinary news of my bicycle stunts as I go out today to get me some wheels. The impetuous for which is my starting presenting the morning edition of World View this coming week. Click the link for the … Continue reading “Mental Notes: August 2006”
DJ Stefi on the wheels of steel, waxin and milkin and getting bleepy back home in Germany. Credit: Unknown.
Eh, a quick, 800-word rant which could have easily been blown out to many, many more words and justifiers, but word limits are word limits son, and thanks to That I was able to gloss over the full implications – but it’s funny :P
Peso playlist Friday October 18, 2002
TAIPEI–Three new-spankin’-new playlists from Peso. Note new Humbug single, For the Birds, available MP3-only from www.humbugmusic.com. New song each week ’til album launch. Peso playlist Friday August 16, 2002 Mogwai – New Paths to Helicon Pt 1 Mogwai and David Pejo – Take Me Somewhere Nice Shino Lin – Track 7 [Req. Bad song on … Continue reading “Mental Notes: August 2002”