I’m assuming these are one of a kind, but I could use a pair — art by Shantell Martin.
Maiko Kuzunishi (Decoylab) returns to calendar postcards this year for her 2009 calendar project. The idea is that you subscribe, and she then sends you a postcard each month, with an illustration on one side and calendar on the other. I still have the 2005 calendar postcards displayed on my wall (in a PVC holder), and immediately ordered these.
The second episode of Neojaponisme’s podcast series on Japanese punk and hardcore is now up.
Had lunch with Micke (PMKFA) yesterday in Aoyama, which marked our first “Creative Gentlemen’s Lunch Club” in quite a while. We had cheese burgers at J.S. Burgers, and because of the absolutely terrific weather were able to eat out on the terrace (I even took my jacket off).
We then went to his office, which is now located in the MHT building. We spent a bit of time on the roof (pictured above), listening to some tracks, after which I went to the work area and proceeded to bother everyone (apologies all around). Did have a nice talk with OK Fred‘s Yoshi — I swear, Radio OK Fred will return — and then coffee with Ega, One Hand Clappin’.
Neojaponisme takes a look at Takita Yojiro’s Okuribito, grand prize winner of the Montreal World Film Festival.
I posted not too long ago about the Tokyo edition of Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, and this time it’s for an event organized by the group that doesn’t involve sketching. “Dr. Sketchy’s Exhibition Party” will showcase the works of participants — including pieces by Dr. Sketchy founder Molly Crabapple — with a few cabaret performances thrown in: Miss Erochica Bamboo, Violet Eva, The Murasaki Baby Dolls, Cherry Typhoon, and Safi. It happens Saturday, November 22 at La Boheme in Aoyama (Kotto-Dori) — 3,500 yen with drink at the door, 2,500 with drink in advance or with flyer (email them).