The download frenzy has subsided and is now a steady stream. Happy that readers are getting something from Memoirs of a Vending Machine. I certainly enjoyed writing it and have some very fond memories of the characters and the situations that inspired the book. The above link has got to be one of my all time favourites from a Japanese band, 'Ulfuls' pronounced 'Urufuzu'. This particular song, Banzai pops up in the section titled 'Kinki Karaoke'.
Jon, Mark, Mike and Jeff are sitting at the bar and Jon takes the microphone selecting a Beatles song to sing. Unfortunately his talent does not match his enthusiasm.
Jon took a breath and then, out of time appeared to bray like a sheep, the sound enhanced with some expensive sounding reverb and echo.Mark shows Jon up and picks this song to sing.
. "Yeah", he roared melodically in a rough but rounded male rock growl, absolutely appropriate for the melody and the style. There was an electric guitar introduction to a basic rock beat that highlighted the vocals. Then, with a spectacular rock and roll drum roll ending with a splash of cymbals the beat was laid down with drums bass and guitar in preparation for the body of the song.If you are at all interested in what this song actually sounds like, click the link above and let me know what you think - another Urufuzu song appears in the follow up to 'Memoirs', Kujira but I'll leave that for another time.
Tanoshinde Kudasai (Please enjoy)