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What Japan Looks Like · Fly­ing to the week­end meet­ing in Yoko­hama the sun lays a huge gold stripe down the mid­dle of the Ber­ing Strait, and on the head­phones Em­my­lou Har­ris and Gram Par­sons sing Sleep­less Nights, fruit of Napster-that-was (I paid for the LP in 1975, and I still have it, OK?); the 767 has lap­top pow­er so I don’t care where in iTunes’ 347 songs, one day, 1.47 GB I am, I just let it play. Rus­sia from the air looks dif­fer­ent from any part of North Amer­i­ca. The mu­sic has segued in­to Flem­ing and John’s I’m Not Afraid (ripped from my own CD, thank you). I have a ton of fine (some little-known) mu­sic on this box, and I bet lots of you do too; wouldn’t it be great if we could post some sam­ples of it and maybe drive a few new lis­ten­ers to some de­serv­ing artist­s? In­stead I’ll share trav­el pic­tures ...
 
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