Dan’s Top 100 Everything: #4 Bruce Springsteen

It’s basically impossible to succinctly describe Bruce Springsteen artistic output. He is large, he contains multitudes. The Boss has released 18 studio albums over the past 45 years and developed a reputation for unsurpassed, marathon live performances. His commitment to heartland rock is easy to parody; it’s also key to his expansive creative achievement. Springsteen…

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…