Monday, 3 August 2009

Japan: Where did everyone go?

Maybe you'll laugh, maybe you'll cry. Whatever. Here's the latest installment in Our Man's self-taught movie-making course:



Some notes:

Keith Richards remarked once that you don't just write songs in a vacuum, there's a riff in the air and you just have to hear it. Something like that. Well, Our Man shot the video on the spur of the moment then checked t'internet for some facts (from the Daily Mainichi) to give it some umph, and bugger him if the boys at Mutant Frog didn't write a post that evening about the same topic. (Keith also famously answered an interviewer's question about why the Stones called their album Some Girls, to which he replied: "Because we forgot all their fuckin' names" but that's an entirely irrelevant, inappropriate story and not one worth repeating here).
By the way, the inspiration came from Jim the Realtor's latest, it's just that Our Man has no car, doesn't live in California and likes a bit of music on his travels (today, Ravel's Bolero):


5 comments:

dr kildare said...

holy moly,you tear hosues down after twenty years.why?are they that badly built?

Janne Morén said...

Kildare, I started on a reply on your comment. Since I can't be brief to save my life it got long and involved, so I posted it on my blog instead: http://janneinosaka.blogspot.com/2009/08/on-housing.html

Yumeji said...

Enjoying the movies Our Man. Keep them coming.
Was compelled to comment, but it become to lengthy so have posted it on my blog.
Can find it here: http://www.yumejistheme.com/blog/2009/8/3/quality-housing.html

Yumeji said...

Are you aware of this blog? Rather interesting on the abandoned buildings front...
http://www.michaeljohngrist.com/ruins-gallery/

Our Man in Abiko said...

Yes, a good one it is too. Also, try Tokyo Times for good pics of abandoned buildings (among other good pics)

http://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/