My good friend Ian Lynam recently created a typeface family called Kirimomi for Onitsuka Tiger, based on the company’s history, and available as free downloads. It appears that there have already been over 10,000 downloads of the fonts, and in celebration I’ve decided to change the logo on this site to what you see now, […]
I already announced it when the last PauseTalk came around, but just a reminder that next week there will be no edition, as I usually skip August — with so many people on holiday, it’s hard to get a good attendance. The next PauseTalk (Vol. 53) will be held on September 5.
This past weekend I spent more hours than I should really admit watching Fuji TV’s 27-hour comedy marathon (and even recorded the whole thing). It’s no secret that the only Japanese TV I watch is comedy, and this year’s event was hosted by Takeshi Okamura of the duo 99, who has been my favorite comedian […]
There are only two more days here in Japan before analog broadcasting stops, and this morning they (and by they I mean someone sent over by our realtor) came over to replace the old antenna on our roof with a digital one. We’ve been watching digital TV for over two years now, and we did […]
It wasn’t enough that I’ve had to deal with the strongest sunburn I’ve had in 10-15 years — from hiking on Mount Tanigawa (2000m) this past Sunday — but last night’s attempt at installing Mac OS X Lion on my MacBook Pro ended up in my having to reformat my drive. It was damaged during […]
A new episode of the Codex is up (36), and it features a bunch of tracks from artists who are participating in this year’s edition of Sappyfest, an annual indie music festival held in the town of Sackville, Canada, a 20-minute drive from my hometown of Moncton.
Not only did I start the month early with a new episode of the Codex — episode 34 — I’m trying to keep the momentum going with another episode already recorded, 35, that you can download here.
I sometimes have photos to share from a PauseTalk event, but this time, since Luis Mendo was in attendance, you get to see last night’s attendees (to Vol. 52) in illustrated form (above). We were a smaller group — a lucky “13” — and the talk this time mostly revolved around questions of art in […]
Kicking off a new month of Codex shows quickly with a new episode (34) that’s already up.
Just a reminder that PauseTalk Vol. 52 is just around the corner, happening this coming Monday (July 4) at Cafe Pause, with a regular start time of 20:00 (feel free to come earlier though to hang out before the official start). I’m quite looking forward to it, as I have a few friends in town […]