…I met this fellow (Kouji Yamamoto) and some of his friends. Most of them belong to the cast of the current hit drama Shinsengumi, airing on NHK Sunday evenings. He was joined by the vivacious Tomoko Tabata, who plays Tsune Kondo in the same drama, and struck up a conversation with Dave and I from [...]
Looks like things are up and running. I’ve been migrating over bits and pieces from the old site, trying to decide what to keep and what to throw away. Maybe I’ll just leave the old site right where it is. Now, gotta do something about this vanilla interface…
Dropped in to Macromedia MAX for two days of presentations on ColdFusion and Flash. Also got to meet CF God Ben Forta and other players such as Brandon Purcell. The convention floor was a bit disappointing, whih maybe four vendor booths, only one of which (NTT’s) was staffed by “companion girls,” but otherwise we managed [...]
Okay, I’m still kind of sick, but not like the other day. Now I’m at a “May Drink Wine” level of sick, which is good because the weather is complete shite and I’m stuck inside this Saturday afternoon when I should really be out frenetically shopping. For an umbrella, at the very least. Anyway. We [...]
First let me say that I’m listening to Susumu Yokota’s CD Grinning Cat, which is fucking unbelievable. In a good way, of course. It arrived from Amazon yesterday and I’ve listened to it maybe five times all the way through since then. It’s the best CD of September (so far), hands down. It’s weird and [...]
Back to Seattle after three years away, and not much has changed. The economy is worse and rents are down, but it’s basically the same as I left it. Except for the sports stadiums, of course. I joked with friends about going back to recharge my “cynicism batteries” among Seattle’s notoriously disaffected and angst-ridden population, [...]
I have to say, this is working out to be one of the best Summers in years. I’ve spent the weekends mostly out of the city, traveling to music events like Solstice and Fuji or heading off to the beach. This weekend I joined a group of friends for a night of drumming and dancing [...]
I’m deep in the mountains of Japan at the moment, attending what is easily the best musical event of the year, if not in the world then at least in Asia. Over one-hundred-thousand music fans have descended on the Naeba Ski Resort in Niigata Prefecture for three days of live music, revelry and sun. The [...]
I didn’t like the new Moby album the first few times through, but I’ve since changed my mind. After the wine fair things get blurry. The Dan was in town, always a treat in its own, disorienting kind of way. And choosing the last two weeks of the World Cup to drop in couldn’t [...]
Here it is, after midnight, and I feel like I have to write something here because I’ve just looked at about a million blogs, and they’re ALL better/cooler/more interesting than mine. But, hey, mine’s the only buy-lin-gyu-uhl one out there! Ha! Hm. Yeah, anyway. The dating has settled down to a dull roar of sorts [...]
Congratulations on finding my personal blog. It's been around in various incarnations since 1997, which is before blogs were called "blogs." See if you can top that.
My name is michael, and denbushi (電武士) is the now-dorky-seeming online name I made up back when I thought (ever so presciently) that some kind of unique nickname for the interwebs might be handy. Just for the record, it IS unique (even today!) except for this jujitsu variant/dojo in Puerto Rico which co-opted it without even asking me. If I had to cage-fight them for exclusive use of "denbushi" chances are good they'd win. But I'd still do it.
These days I live in Tokyo and mostly use my real name. A few years ago I founded a design and marketing agency called netwise. We do web and internet stuff. We're pretty good at it.