Fade to music

Podcasting neurosis update: I’m almost OK with the thought of nearly 1,000 people from around the world listening to each episode. (15,000+ MP3s served this month.) I can brainfart while recording without becoming overwhelmingly self-conscious. But to be honest, I still think I suck. I should be over that after another 10 or 20 more episodes. Old habits die hard, or something like that.

The song is from Daiki and Little Wing. Check out his photo. He looks like a pirate. Arrrrrh.

Rich Pav

Richard has been living in Japan since 1990 with his wife and two teenage sons, Tony and Andy.

8 thoughts to “Fade to music”

  1. Nice audio on this podcast Rich! That train at the begining was totaly stunning on some Hi-Fi headphones.

    Cant wait to start hearing alot more music due to your influence and maybe beable to find it for sale now lol.

  2. Hey Rich,

    Yet another great podcast! I hope you do continue on pod/video casting even if the 50 is up. I was also wondering, what are the manga that Tony reads? It might be for a younger audience but I would give it a try. I think I should read some of those to help my japanese + kanji. I’m into anime and read only a few mangas that were already translated to english. I still would want to try reading japanese texted mangas.
    The music is awesome, it great that you’re helping independent artists. Well, keep it up!!!

    1. I just ocurred to me that a lot of people might not know what manga books look like. An issue of Shonen Jump is printed on paper one grade slightly higher than Brand X paper towels and is as thick as a Manhattan phone book. It contains serialized episodes from a number of different comics.

      You’d be more interested in reading tankobon, and frankly, I have no idea which stories he likes best. Great question though. I’ll ask the manga expert.

      Even Andy reads manga, or at least he pretends to. Five years old and he can read and write Japanese (hiragana). That just amazes me.

      You know, there’s more to read online in Japanese than you’ll ever need. Find a topic you’re already interested in and read about it in Japanese.

  3. I just stumbled upon your podcast a few days ago, and I can’t get over how wonderfully simple it is. I love the idea of just recording ideas that come to mind while walking to work. However, it is a bit disconcerting when I’m walking and hear scooters buzzing by. I keep looking over my shoulder to make sure one hasn’t come off the road to take me out.

    I’m also a foreigner living in Japan, and love to comment on the culture through my eyes. Thanks for such a great little podcast.


  4. Hey Rich,

    Just heard your show. Lot’s of interesting info. Thank’s for playing Daiki. How can I get an I’s Cube song – I can talk over the beginning and end as you mentioned on your show – and put it on my podcast as I promised.

    Good Luck and happy podcasting,

  5. Hey Rich,
    If it helps, any music I’ve purchased by yesasia.com had exactly the same packaging as the music I purchased from tower records in Shibuya, it even had the stickers for labels and upcoming concerts.

    Also, I had an interesting thought while listening to this podcast. How about playing a 45 second clip of a song you like while you are walking through the wind tunnel. It seems like a natural timeline for you and meets the requirements.

    Keep on podcasting!

  6. It was a funny coincidence that when I was trying out rikai.com on a Japanese Video blog I saw the kanji for fear/dread/awe followed by JASRAC.

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