Monday, December 28, 2009

A Little Pop Culture Retrospective for Year's End

Although it happened before I started this blog, I would be remiss if I didn't acknowledge the passing, earlier in this year, of a pop-music legend- a man whose name was practically synonymous with a genre of music, a man who was celebrated for his distinctive look, his outrageous outfits, and his terpsichorean endeavors. No doubt, you have figured out by now that I am, indeed, thinking of Imawano Kyoshiro, father of "Fuji Rock", who succumbed to lymphatic cancer on May 2, 2009. Here's Kyoshiro in a collaboration with the brilliant Ryuichi Sakamoto:


M. Bouffant said...

My favorite Japanese pop act.

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Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

According to the comments, guitarist/vocalist Kazuhiko Katoh of the Sadistic Mika band (who also composed music for Superdimesion Fortress Macross- one of my favorite bits of anime) killed himself two months ago.

Truly a dark year for classic Japanese pop stars.