Dan’s Top 100 Everything: #5 Mass Effect

When I think of Mass Effect, I think of synthesis… And not just because of that word’s prominent role in the series conclusion. There are so many layers to a video game, especially a story-based RPG, that it’s reductive to say “this game works because of X.” And I’ve certainly been guilty of this. When…

Adam Schlesinger: In Memoriam

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Adam Schlesinger, the absurdly talented and prolific songwriter, died yesterday from coronavirus complications. Go to hell, COVID-19. Schlesinger, best known for co-founding Fountains of Wayne and co-writing over 150 songs for the musical-comedy TV show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, was 52. He had been churning out songs and musical projects for more than 25 years for…

Song of the Day: “Fall Wind” by Hayashi Aozora

In September, I went to a music festival in the heart of Tokyo called TOKYO CALLING. Over 300(!!!) groups performed over the three-day festival, many with no more than a dozen people in the audience. Here are some songs from my favorite performances I saw there.  Of all the artists I’ve talked about that I…

Song of the Day: “I Am a Tiger” by MOSHIMO

In September, I went to a music festival in the heart of Tokyo called TOKYO CALLING. Over 300(!!!) groups performed over the three-day festival, many with no more than a dozen people in the audience. Here are some songs from my favorite performances I saw there.  MOSHIMO was one of the bands I went to…

Song of the Day: “Chicago” by Bentham

In September, I went to a music festival in the heart of Tokyo called TOKYO CALLING. Over 300(!!!) groups performed over the three-day festival, many with no more than a dozen people in the audience. Here are some songs from my favorite performances I saw there.  If you like hectic, syncopated, upbeat rock, you’ll like…

Song of the Day: “Rainy Dance Floor” by Unchain

In September, I went to a music festival in the heart of Tokyo called TOKYO CALLING. Over 300(!!!) groups performed over the three-day festival, many with no more than a dozen people in the audience. Here are some songs from my favorite performances I saw there.  Of all the groups I saw at TOKYO CALLLING,…

Song of the Day: “Flowing Rock” by Nisshoku Natsuko

In September, I went to a music festival in the heart of Tokyo called TOKYO CALLING. Over 300(!!!) groups performed over the three-day festival, many with no more than a dozen people in the audience. Here are some songs from my favorite performances I saw there.  水流のロック - 日食なつこ Have you ever found an artist that you…

Song of the Day: “Annie” by Zukaradel

In September, I went to a music festival in the heart of Tokyo called TOKYO CALLING. Over 300(!!!) groups performed over the three-day festival, many with no more than a dozen people in the audience. Here are some songs from my favorite performances I saw there.  アニー - ズーカラデル This might be my favorite Japanese song. It…

Song of the Day: “Great Fashion Strategy” by Necry Talkie

In September, I went to a music festival in the heart of Tokyo called TOKYO CALLING. Over 300(!!!) groups performed over the three-day festival, many with no more than a dozen people in the audience. Here are some songs from my favorite performances I saw there.  オシャレ大作戦 - ネクライトーキー This was the song that inspired me to…

Tokyo Calling Song of the Day Reviews by Will

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7HL3srESKwU9bh35qYV33A In September, I went to a music festival in the heart of Tokyo called TOKYO CALLING. Over 300(!!!) groups performed over the three-day festival, many with no more than a dozen people in the audience. Here are some songs from my favorite performances I saw there.  “Great Fashion Strategy” by Necry Talkie “Annie” by…