I live in Tokyo now but most of my friends and family do not. The main idea here is that I can tell these people about interesting things that happen and are seen.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Godziller XXXmas Mixxxx 2ksixx-xxx... x...

GODZILLER XMAS MIX 2006 "Xmas in Tokyo - Special Guest Appearance: Richard Harrison"

Okay for those that know I put that my 2006 Xmas mix up at a place where it can be downloaded on Xmas Eve. It was a near thing to get it done in time and there are perhaps several seconds fun to be had in guessing which parts were stitched together at the last possible moment.

The concept of this mix is founded on two articles of belief:

1) "Let's go!" is the single most hyped up thing you can say to a another person.
2) People should enjoy themselves before they die.

Here is a track list:

1) Thunderfist promo spot
2) Introduction (ft. Microsoft Mary, Microsoft Sam, and L'il Jon)
3) Beastie Boys - Sure Shot (Godziller's Dust Brothers Tribute I WILL SURVIVE mixxxx)
4) Rakim - I Know U Got Soul (Godziller's 80S RAPPERS WHY AIN'T YOU COME CORRECT WITH THE ACAPELLA Thinking Man's Remixxx-xxxx)
5) Quantic ft. Spanky Wilson - When You're Through
6) Breakestra - At The End of The Day
7) Carleen & The Groovers - Can We Rap
8) Starving Artists Crew - SAC Swagger
9) Kool G Rap & Polo - Play It Again Polo
10) Titanic - Love Is Love
11) Professor Longhair - Big Chief (part 1)
12) Pierre Dutour - Following You (2 Live Crew party mash-shhh...)
13) Ananda Shankar - Dancing Drums
14) Malo - Street Man
15) Missy Elliot vs. Kano ft. the drummer from Liquid Liquid and also Ludakris - Gossip Folks '81 Jam (Godziller's SO CAN I JUST LAYER THIS UP IS THAT HOW IT WORKS Remixxxxx or maybe just an edit depending on your criteria)
16) Outkast - Morris Brown (edit)
17) Lefties Soul Connection - Organ Donor
18) Can - I'm So Green
19) ODB - Snippet of a Remix That Maybe Didn't Work Out So Good My Doggs
20) Pugh - Love, Love, Love
21) Dungen - Festival
22) The Staples Sisters - Let's Do It Again


First year with no Alice Russell! Somehow along the line the lovely lady fell off in favour of more Nordic rock... possibly a controversial decision that...

Monday, December 18, 2006


Yesterday I became an uncle!

Eleanor Melanie Vincent was squeezed out of my big sister at the pretty civilized time of 7:35 PM. Early reports indicate that she is a baby.

Another thing of note that happened yesterday - I rode 60 stories in an elevator decorated with images of dolphins swimming through outer space, jostling with various gas giants that were depicted with an unrealistic clutter of rings - the cab suffused in pelagic light and the kind of wafting mood music that I associate with slightly incompetent massages.

It was as though I had been briefly transported to an alternate reality in which Seal's career had been taken extremely seriously and had ushered in an Aquarian age.

You can get an impression of the experience if you watch this and imagine that instead of Seal in the video it is me, and instead of singing and pretending to play a loom I am just looking around in kind of an alarmed way.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

A Small Observation That Relates To How Things Are Different In Different Places

I still can't read - the pre-school eagerness with which I shaped the sounds of street signs and autistically bellowed them to the world has not translated into my adult life it seems. Basically I cannot bring myself to memorize kana because it is so astonishingly boring.

The intention remains, but like many of the less base intentions in my life, it languishes for want of self-discipline or any impinging deadline (if you can do something anytime you want, why not do it never?)

So anyway, one consequence of this is that I choose toothpaste mostly at random. My latest batch is peach-flavoured... I saw myself flinch in the mirror when I realized. (The previous tube was a more pleasing eucalyptus).

Still, I suppose I should be grateful that I bought actual toothpaste, and not testicular moisturizer or some such awful unguent that might end up in the same supermarket aisle. As an illiterate and a cultural outsider it is extremely easy to buy the wrong thing. A few examples of the mistakes I've made:

* Cheese instead of butter. (could happen to anyone yeah)

* Useless half-size lengths of cloth instead of bedsheets. These are about as long as a regular single-size bedsheet but only half as wide, being therefore pretty useless. Also they cost twice as much as an actual bedsheet - what are they forrrrr??????

* Vile potting mix instead of coffee ground. (The mistake may have occurred at the factory in this case)

* A hateful sugary nougat instead of peanut butter. The jar had a picture of a peanut on it - what am I to conclude? But this loathsome confection is suitable only for the baiting of cockroach traps, being alluring only to vermin. Alas, the roaches are wintering elsewhere and I have no-one to spar with.

...and there are many more. But I am now so accustomed to making do with whatever I accidentally buy that further examples are lost in a haze of other such everyday occurences as stooping to walk through doorways and explaining to people that I am not American.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Tha Flickrs Is Updated

Some new photos are up in the place, with especial reference to a festival I went to last weekend.

At the moment I am writing better photograph captions than blog entries so it may be worth a look-in for those who are unaccountably prose-hungry.

Dandruff production continues, but I have leeway for genuinely creative pursuits also. Currently I'm mostly working on my Xmas Micks Two-Thousand-Sicks. I intend to have it available for download before December 25.