Herro Flom Japan - Audio http://www.herroflomjapan.com Binaural Podcasts From Japan Sun, 29 May 2016 07:29:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://i1.wp.com/www.herroflomjapan.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/cropped-hfj_neighborhood_shrine-smushed.jpg?fit=32%2C32 Herro Flom Japan - Audio http://www.herroflomjapan.com 32 32 A binaural podcast from Japan. Rich Pav Rich Pav herroflomjapan@gmail.com herroflomjapan@gmail.com (Rich Pav) 2005-2016 Rich Pav Some guy in Japan and his kids. Herro Flom Japan - Audio http://www.herroflomjapan.com/content/uploads/2015/06/Spray-painted-neighborhood-temple-1400px-Deep-Magazine.jpg http://www.herroflomjapan.com herroflomjapan@gmail.com TV-PG Koga, Ibaraki, Japan Weekly 1487614 Maitri, mudita, karuna, and upeksanam http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/12/12/maitri-mudita-karuna-and-upeksanam/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=maitri-mudita-karuna-and-upeksanam Wed, 12 Dec 2007 02:04:30 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/12/12/maitri-mudita-karuna-and-upeksanam/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/12/12/maitri-mudita-karuna-and-upeksanam/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/12/12/maitri-mudita-karuna-and-upeksanam/feed/ 10 <p>The Buddhist definition of true love, which to me sounds a lot like true friendship. Maitri: Loving kindness; the ability to make someone happy. That “someone” can be: Yourself Someone you’re very fond of Someone you have sympathy for (I forgot to mention that one) A neutral person An enemy; someone you perceive as the […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/12/12/maitri-mudita-karuna-and-upeksanam/">Maitri, mudita, karuna, and upeksanam</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> The Buddhist definition of true love, which to me sounds a lot like true friendship.

  1. Maitri: Loving kindness; the ability to make someone happy. That “someone” can be:
    1. Yourself
    2. Someone you’re very fond of
    3. Someone you have sympathy for (I forgot to mention that one)
    4. A neutral person
    5. An enemy; someone you perceive as the cause of your suffering
  2. Mudita: transformation of pain
  3. Karuna: joy
  4. Upeksanam: equanimity, freedom, the opposite of imprisonment or forcing yourself on another person.

What I find interesting is what’s not on the list: passion, obsession, lust, obedience, dominance, jealousy…lots of things I’ve known people from all over the world define as true love (especially jealousy) but to me never seemed right.

And if you don’t believe it, that’s OK, because there is no dogma in Buddhism. There’s nothing that Buddha taught that you must believe or else be damned for all eternity. If it’s true for you, then it’s true.

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The Buddhist definition of true love, which to me sounds a lot like true friendship. Maitri: Loving kindness; the ability to make someone happy. That “someone” can be: Yourself Someone you’re very fond of Someone you have sympathy for (I forgot to ment...
* Maitri: Loving kindness; the ability to make someone happy. That “someone” can be:

* Yourself
* Someone you’re very fond of
* Someone you have sympathy for (I forgot to mention that one)
* A neutral person
* An enemy; someone you perceive as the cause of your suffering


* Mudita: transformation of pain
* Karuna: joy
* Upeksanam: equanimity, freedom, the opposite of imprisonment or forcing yourself on another person.

What I find interesting is what’s not on the list: passion, obsession, lust, obedience, dominance, jealousy…lots of things I’ve known people from all over the world define as true love (especially jealousy) but to me never seemed right.
And if you don’t believe it, that’s OK, because there is no dogma in Buddhism. There’s nothing that Buddha taught that you must believe or else be damned for all eternity. If it’s true for you, then it’s true.
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The Japlish Podcast: Audio Promo http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/11/11/the-japlish-podcast-audio-promo/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-japlish-podcast-audio-promo Sun, 11 Nov 2007 12:50:47 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/11/11/the-japlish-podcast-audio-promo/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/11/11/the-japlish-podcast-audio-promo/#respond http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/11/11/the-japlish-podcast-audio-promo/feed/ 0 <p>Visit http://www.japlishpodcast.com</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/11/11/the-japlish-podcast-audio-promo/">The Japlish Podcast: Audio Promo</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> Visit http://www.japlishpodcast.com

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Learning not to Care: Lesson 1 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/09/27/learning-not-to-care-lesson-1/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=learning-not-to-care-lesson-1 Thu, 27 Sep 2007 05:27:03 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/09/27/learning-not-to-care-lesson-1/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/09/27/learning-not-to-care-lesson-1/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/09/27/learning-not-to-care-lesson-1/feed/ 19 <p>From now on in my podcasts, I’m going to ramble, stutter, sniffle, repeat myself, etc. in homage to my new hero, Maria, the world’s most horrible singer.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/09/27/learning-not-to-care-lesson-1/">Learning not to Care: Lesson 1</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> From now on in my podcasts, I’m going to ramble, stutter, sniffle, repeat myself, etc. in homage to my new hero, Maria, the world’s most horrible singer.

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From now on in my podcasts, I’m going to ramble, stutter, sniffle, repeat myself, etc. in homage to my new hero, Maria, the world’s most horrible singer. ]]> Rich Pav 13:13 <iframe width="320" height="30" src="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/?powerpress_embed=462-audio&amp;powerpress_player=mediaelement-audio" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> 462
A Podcast! Oliver and Me http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/08/23/a-podcast-oliver-and-me/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-podcast-oliver-and-me Thu, 23 Aug 2007 00:54:17 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/08/23/a-podcast-oliver-and-me/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/08/23/a-podcast-oliver-and-me/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/08/23/a-podcast-oliver-and-me/feed/ 7 <p>We stated off in Shibuya, took a little stroll through the Chocolate Rain, and ended up outside my house having a late night chat in lawn chairs.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/08/23/a-podcast-oliver-and-me/">A Podcast! Oliver and Me</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> We stated off in Shibuya, took a little stroll through the Chocolate Rain, and ended up outside my house having a late night chat in lawn chairs.

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We stated off in Shibuya, took a little stroll through the Chocolate Rain, and ended up outside my house having a late night chat in lawn chairs. Chocolate Rain, and ended up outside my house having a late night chat in lawn chairs.
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Last but not least, a Podcast http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/04/01/last-but-not-least-a-podcast/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=last-but-not-least-a-podcast Sun, 01 Apr 2007 12:19:56 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/04/01/last-but-not-least-a-podcast/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/04/01/last-but-not-least-a-podcast/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/04/01/last-but-not-least-a-podcast/feed/ 8 <p>Music by: I’s CUBE (Like them? Yes? No?) Some guy playing outside of Akabane station Wanna see the chumbucket? Fill out this survey Link to me from yer blog I forget what the third thing was…oh yeah! Gimme some money. (How could I forget that?)</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/04/01/last-but-not-least-a-podcast/">Last but not least, a Podcast</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> Music by:

  • I’s CUBE (Like them? Yes? No?)
  • Some guy playing outside of Akabane station

Wanna see the chumbucket?

  • Fill out this survey
  • Link to me from yer blog
  • I forget what the third thing was…oh yeah! Gimme some money. (How could I forget that?)

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Music by: I’s CUBE (Like them? Yes? No?) Some guy playing outside of Akabane station Wanna see the chumbucket? Fill out this survey Link to me from yer blog I forget what the third thing was…oh yeah! Gimme some money. (How could I forget that?)
* I’s CUBE (Like them? Yes? No?)
* Some guy playing outside of Akabane station

Wanna see the chumbucket?

* Fill out this survey
* Link to me from yer blog
* I forget what the third thing was…oh yeah! Gimme some money. (How could I forget that?)

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Verklempt in the car http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/28/verklempt-in-the-car/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=verklempt-in-the-car Wed, 28 Feb 2007 08:50:52 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/28/verklempt-in-the-car/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/28/verklempt-in-the-car/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/28/verklempt-in-the-car/feed/ 20 <p>Tony, Andy and I are in the car in this episode talking about various stuff, including my stories about when Tony and Andy were born. I had a binaural mic clipped to each visor. You can hear my voice crack as I remembered a little too vividly how hard it was to watch my wife […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/28/verklempt-in-the-car/">Verklempt in the car</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> My wife, preggersTony, Andy and I are in the car in this episode talking about various stuff, including my stories about when Tony and Andy were born. I had a binaural mic clipped to each visor. You can hear my voice crack as I remembered a little too vividly how hard it was to watch my wife suffer through hours and hours of labor. I’m not saying it wasn’t hard on her–of course it was– but it was hard for me too. And very emotional.

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Tony, Andy and I are in the car in this episode talking about various stuff, including my stories about when Tony and Andy were born. I had a binaural mic clipped to each visor. You can hear my voice crack as I remembered a little too vividly how hard ... Tony, Andy and I are in the car in this episode talking about various stuff, including my stories about when Tony and Andy were born. I had a binaural mic clipped to each visor. You can hear my voice crack as I remembered a little too vividly how hard it was to watch my wife suffer through hours and hours of labor. I’m not saying it wasn’t hard on her–of course it was– but it was hard for me too. And very emotional.
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Purely Pachinko http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/17/purely-pachinko/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=purely-pachinko Fri, 16 Feb 2007 21:14:22 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/17/purely-pachinko/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/17/purely-pachinko/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/17/purely-pachinko/feed/ 8 <p>Some caveats: This is 40 minutes long. That’s how long it took for me to lose 1000 yen. Some will love it being that long, some won’t. I completly disown the part where I said, “Yeah Baby! Keep puttin’ out!” It didn’t sound as funny as I thought it would. In fact, I sound quite […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/17/purely-pachinko/">Purely Pachinko</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> Some caveats:

  • This is 40 minutes long. That’s how long it took for me to lose 1000 yen. Some will love it being that long, some won’t.
  • I completly disown the part where I said, “Yeah Baby! Keep puttin’ out!” It didn’t sound as funny as I thought it would. In fact, I sound quite pathetic. I apologize.
  • It sounds boring on speakers, but absolutely amazing on earbuds. In fact, it sounds like you’re sitting right in front of the machine playing.
  • I have no idea how the pachinko machine knew my name and kept calling it out

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Some caveats: This is 40 minutes long. That’s how long it took for me to lose 1000 yen. Some will love it being that long, some won’t. I completly disown the part where I said, “Yeah Baby! Keep puttin’ out!
* This is 40 minutes long. That’s how long it took for me to lose 1000 yen. Some will love it being that long, some won’t.
* I completly disown the part where I said, “Yeah Baby! Keep puttin’ out!” It didn’t sound as funny as I thought it would. In fact, I sound quite pathetic. I apologize.
* It sounds boring on speakers, but absolutely amazing on earbuds. In fact, it sounds like you’re sitting right in front of the machine playing.
* I have no idea how the pachinko machine knew my name and kept calling it out

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The lost episode that wasn’t lost http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/15/the-lost-episode-that-wasnt-lost/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-lost-episode-that-wasnt-lost Thu, 15 Feb 2007 08:58:06 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/15/the-lost-episode-that-wasnt-lost/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/15/the-lost-episode-that-wasnt-lost/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/15/the-lost-episode-that-wasnt-lost/feed/ 6 <p>It turns out I did hit the record button. My annual mohawk. It only lasts for about ten minutes. Just long enough to freak out my wife and kids. Bonus photo: Me without the goatee. I started growing it back right after I took the pic.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/15/the-lost-episode-that-wasnt-lost/">The lost episode that wasn’t lost</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> It turns out I did hit the record button.

Temporary Punker
My annual mohawk. It only lasts for about ten minutes. Just long enough to freak out my wife and kids.

Without facial hair
Bonus photo: Me without the goatee. I started growing it back right after I took the pic.

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It turns out I did hit the record button. My annual mohawk. It only lasts for about ten minutes. Just long enough to freak out my wife and kids. Bonus photo: Me without the goatee. I started growing it back right after I took the pic.

My annual mohawk. It only lasts for about ten minutes. Just long enough to freak out my wife and kids.


Bonus photo: Me without the goatee. I started growing it back right after I took the pic.
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A podcast with the new mics http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/08/a-podcast-with-the-new-mics/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-podcast-with-the-new-mics Thu, 08 Feb 2007 03:47:06 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/08/a-podcast-with-the-new-mics/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/08/a-podcast-with-the-new-mics/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/08/a-podcast-with-the-new-mics/feed/ 14 <p>Honestly, the background sound is so clear I wonder if anyone will care what I’m talking about.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/02/08/a-podcast-with-the-new-mics/">A podcast with the new mics</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> Honestly, the background sound is so clear I wonder if anyone will care what I’m talking about.

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Honestly, the background sound is so clear I wonder if anyone will care what I’m talking about. ]]> Rich Pav 20:44 <iframe width="320" height="30" src="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/?powerpress_embed=294-audio&amp;powerpress_player=mediaelement-audio" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> 294
The Ass Hair Burger Festival http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/10/19/the-ass-hair-burger-festival/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-ass-hair-burger-festival Thu, 19 Oct 2006 02:19:10 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/10/19/the-ass-hair-burger-festival/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/10/19/the-ass-hair-burger-festival/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/10/19/the-ass-hair-burger-festival/feed/ 21 <p>The underreported reason behind Mixi’s stock taking a nosedive less than a month after its stock went supernova on its first day of trading. Please don’t post any personal details about the people involved, or even links to information. If you feel the need to know more, Google it. Music by Plastic Soul Band</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/10/19/the-ass-hair-burger-festival/">The Ass Hair Burger Festival</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> The underreported reason behind Mixi’s stock taking a nosedive less than a month after its stock went supernova on its first day of trading.

Please don’t post any personal details about the people involved, or even links to information. If you feel the need to know more, Google it.

Music by Plastic Soul Band

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The underreported reason behind Mixi’s stock taking a nosedive less than a month after its stock went supernova on its first day of trading. Please don’t post any personal details about the people involved, or even links to information. Please don’t post any personal details about the people involved, or even links to information. If you feel the need to know more, Google it.
Music by Plastic Soul Band
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This is what a chikan looks like http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/10/05/this-is-what-a-chican-looks-like/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=this-is-what-a-chican-looks-like Thu, 05 Oct 2006 02:53:35 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/10/05/this-is-what-a-chican-looks-like/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/10/05/this-is-what-a-chican-looks-like/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/10/05/this-is-what-a-chican-looks-like/feed/ 34 <p>On the train to work this morning, I grabbed the hand of a guy who was feeling up the ass of a young woman in front of me. He was caught and the three of us went to the police station. Unfortunately the woman decided to not press charges so I just wasted two hours. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/10/05/this-is-what-a-chican-looks-like/">This is what a chikan looks like</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p>

On the train to work this morning, I grabbed the hand of a guy who was feeling up the ass of a young woman in front of me. He was caught and the three of us went to the police station. Unfortunately the woman decided to not press charges so I just wasted two hours. At least the incident will be put on the groper’s record.

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On the train to work this morning, I grabbed the hand of a guy who was feeling up the ass of a young woman in front of me. He was caught and the three of us went to the police station. Unfortunately the woman decided to not press charges so I just wast...
On the train to work this morning, I grabbed the hand of a guy who was feeling up the ass of a young woman in front of me. He was caught and the three of us went to the police station. Unfortunately the woman decided to not press charges so I just wasted two hours. At least the incident will be put on the groper’s record.
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How I Met My Wife http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/10/03/how-i-met-my-wife/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-i-met-my-wife Tue, 03 Oct 2006 06:45:00 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/10/03/how-i-met-my-wife/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/10/03/how-i-met-my-wife/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/10/03/how-i-met-my-wife/feed/ 8 <p>Music by Sophia Ramos, not Sonya Ramos. Her voice reminds me a little of the lead singer of La Oreja de Van Gogh. Here’s the post I talked about from BoingBoing.net about smoking etiquette in Japan.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/10/03/how-i-met-my-wife/">How I Met My Wife</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> Music by Sophia Ramos, not Sonya Ramos. Her voice reminds me a little of the lead singer of La Oreja de Van Gogh.

Here’s the post I talked about from BoingBoing.net about smoking etiquette in Japan.

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Music by Sophia Ramos, not Sonya Ramos. Her voice reminds me a little of the lead singer of La Oreja de Van Gogh. Here’s the post I talked about from BoingBoing.net about smoking etiquette in Japan. Sophia Ramos, not Sonya Ramos. Her voice reminds me a little of the lead singer of La Oreja de Van Gogh.
Here’s the post I talked about from BoingBoing.net about smoking etiquette in Japan.
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Used Panty Vending Machines and other Bulls#!+ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/09/20/used-panty-vending-machines-and-other-bulls/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=used-panty-vending-machines-and-other-bulls Wed, 20 Sep 2006 03:02:02 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/09/20/used-panty-vending-machines-and-other-bulls/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/09/20/used-panty-vending-machines-and-other-bulls/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/09/20/used-panty-vending-machines-and-other-bulls/feed/ 16 <p>In respone to the comments to this post on Digg.com: Repeat after me: There are no used panty vending machines in Japan. The third most common vending machines after soft drinks and smokes aren’t the ones for porn. We don’t have supermarkets staffed by robots. You don’t see “many many bars and other services that […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/09/20/used-panty-vending-machines-and-other-bulls/">Used Panty Vending Machines and other Bulls#!+</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> In respone to the comments to this post on Digg.com:

Repeat after me: There are no used panty vending machines in Japan. The third most common vending machines after soft drinks and smokes aren’t the ones for porn. We don’t have supermarkets staffed by robots. You don’t see “many many bars and other services that have big signs saying ‘NO FOREIGNERS’.” Are the Japanese “beta testers for future technology”? I don’t think so. At least not the ones in my neighborhood.

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In respone to the comments to this post on Digg.com: Repeat after me: There are no used panty vending machines in Japan. The third most common vending machines after soft drinks and smokes aren’t the ones for porn. Repeat after me: There are no used panty vending machines in Japan. The third most common vending machines after soft drinks and smokes aren’t the ones for porn. We don’t have supermarkets staffed by robots. You don’t see “many many bars and other services that have big signs saying ‘NO FOREIGNERS’.” Are the Japanese “beta testers for future technology”? I don’t think so. At least not the ones in my neighborhood.
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How I Became a Lifer http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/09/15/how-i-became-a-lifer/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-i-became-a-lifer Thu, 14 Sep 2006 15:12:19 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/09/15/how-i-became-a-lifer/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/09/15/how-i-became-a-lifer/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/09/15/how-i-became-a-lifer/feed/ 12 <p>For someone who hardly ever talks, I sure talked a lot tonight. I found a printout of some questions someone e-mailed me back in January. Did I already answer them? If I did, did I give the same answers this time as last time? Someone is going to mention this, so I’ll do it first. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/09/15/how-i-became-a-lifer/">How I Became a Lifer</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> For someone who hardly ever talks, I sure talked a lot tonight. I found a printout of some questions someone e-mailed me back in January. Did I already answer them? If I did, did I give the same answers this time as last time?

Someone is going to mention this, so I’ll do it first. You know, I, like, you know, say “you know” too much. You know? Chances are you already know.

Let’s make it into a game. Wherever you are when you listen to this episode, every time I say “you know,” punch a random bystander in the face. Send me photos of the hilarity that ensues, and the person with the best photo will win a prize.
Music:

Obadiah Parker

Methlab Production

P.S. Wow, so far 90 people downloaded the 200MB hires version of Tony’s vlog. That’ll make him very happy. And I’ve only used 2% of my Dreamhost bandwidth. Merely a flesh wound. What surprises me the most is that it means I have at least 90 listeners. I only ever imagine around four, and that’s including my mother.

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For someone who hardly ever talks, I sure talked a lot tonight. I found a printout of some questions someone e-mailed me back in January. Did I already answer them? If I did, did I give the same answers this time as last time? Someone is going to mention this, so I’ll do it first. You know, I, like, you know, say “you know” too much. You know? Chances are you already know.
Let’s make it into a game. Wherever you are when you listen to this episode, every time I say “you know,” punch a random bystander in the face. Send me photos of the hilarity that ensues, and the person with the best photo will win a prize.

Music:
Obadiah Parker

* Their mySpace
* Their website
* Their video on YouTube

Methlab Production

* Their mySpace

P.S. Wow, so far 90 people downloaded the 200MB hires version of Tony’s vlog. That’ll make him very happy. And I’ve only used 2% of my Dreamhost bandwidth. Merely a flesh wound. What surprises me the most is that it means I have at least 90 listeners. I only ever imagine around four, and that’s including my mother.
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Sounds of Shinjuku http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/09/12/sounds-of-shinjuku/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sounds-of-shinjuku Tue, 12 Sep 2006 00:57:50 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/09/12/sounds-of-shinjuku/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/09/12/sounds-of-shinjuku/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/09/12/sounds-of-shinjuku/feed/ 17 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/09/12/sounds-of-shinjuku/">Sounds of Shinjuku</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> The post Sounds of Shinjuku appeared first on Herro Flom Japan.

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Walk To Work: The Podcast http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/02/22/walk-to-work-the-podcast/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=walk-to-work-the-podcast Wed, 22 Feb 2006 02:15:14 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/02/22/walk-to-work-the-podcast/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/02/22/walk-to-work-the-podcast/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/02/22/walk-to-work-the-podcast/feed/ 9 <p>This is the audio from the WTW video, for the video challenged members of our audience.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/02/22/walk-to-work-the-podcast/">Walk To Work: The Podcast</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> This is the audio from the WTW video, for the video challenged members of our audience.

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This is the audio from the WTW video, for the video challenged members of our audience. ]]> Rich Pav 15:04 <iframe width="320" height="30" src="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/?powerpress_embed=206-audio&amp;powerpress_player=mediaelement-audio" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> 206
Podcast for Feb 6, 2006 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/02/06/podcast-for-feb-6-2006/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=podcast-for-feb-6-2006 Mon, 06 Feb 2006 05:46:13 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/02/06/podcast-for-feb-6-2006/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/02/06/podcast-for-feb-6-2006/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/02/06/podcast-for-feb-6-2006/feed/ 6 <p>I’ve run out of pithy titles. And I forgot to fill in the ID3 tags too. Tough darts.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/02/06/podcast-for-feb-6-2006/">Podcast for Feb 6, 2006</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> I’ve run out of pithy titles. And I forgot to fill in the ID3 tags too. Tough darts.

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I’ve run out of pithy titles. And I forgot to fill in the ID3 tags too. Tough darts. ]]> Rich Pav 13:02 <iframe width="320" height="30" src="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/?powerpress_embed=199-audio&amp;powerpress_player=mediaelement-audio" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> 199
Street Live: Cross http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/02/06/street-live-cross/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=street-live-cross Mon, 06 Feb 2006 05:40:54 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/02/06/street-live-cross/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/02/06/street-live-cross/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/02/06/street-live-cross/feed/ 1 <p>Last Friday night on the way home I came across a duo playing outside Shinjuku Station. They’ve got the typical J-Pop sound that makes all the OL’s (office ladies) swoon. Well, in theory at least. No CD yet, but their home page is here.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/02/06/street-live-cross/">Street Live: Cross</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> Cross Last Friday night on the way home I came across a duo playing outside Shinjuku Station. They’ve got the typical J-Pop sound that makes all the OL’s (office ladies) swoon. Well, in theory at least. No CD yet, but their home page is here.

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Last Friday night on the way home I came across a duo playing outside Shinjuku Station. They’ve got the typical J-Pop sound that makes all the OL’s (office ladies) swoon. Well, in theory at least. No CD yet, but their home page is here. ]]> Rich Pav 6:49 <iframe width="320" height="30" src="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/?powerpress_embed=198-audio&amp;powerpress_player=mediaelement-audio" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> 198
Philosophical Bullshitapalooza http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/02/02/philosophical-bullshitapalooza/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=philosophical-bullshitapalooza Thu, 02 Feb 2006 08:34:32 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/02/02/philosophical-bullshitapalooza/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/02/02/philosophical-bullshitapalooza/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/02/02/philosophical-bullshitapalooza/feed/ 8 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/02/02/philosophical-bullshitapalooza/">Philosophical Bullshitapalooza</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> The post Philosophical Bullshitapalooza appeared first on Herro Flom Japan.

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Chinese Whispers about Japan http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/02/01/15-million-japanese-no-longer-use-paper-money-ever/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=15-million-japanese-no-longer-use-paper-money-ever Wed, 01 Feb 2006 02:16:34 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/02/01/15-million-japanese-no-longer-use-paper-money-ever/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/02/01/15-million-japanese-no-longer-use-paper-money-ever/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/02/01/15-million-japanese-no-longer-use-paper-money-ever/feed/ 13 <p>This interesting little factoid, dear listeners, is an extreme–but common–exaggeration. It showed up on digg.com this morning. 15 million Japanese No Longer Use Paper Money EVER Today, however, for 15 million Japanese, paper money is a thing of the past, according to the Japan Research Institute. No longer solely used for online purchases, e-money, accessed […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/02/01/15-million-japanese-no-longer-use-paper-money-ever/">Chinese Whispers about Japan</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> This interesting little factoid, dear listeners, is an extreme–but common–exaggeration. It showed up on digg.com this morning.

15 million Japanese No Longer Use Paper Money EVER

Today, however, for 15 million Japanese, paper money is a thing of the past, according to the Japan Research Institute. No longer solely used for online purchases, e-money, accessed via a smart card or mobile phone, has become a way of life for many consumers in Japan.

read more | digg story

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This interesting little factoid, dear listeners, is an extreme–but common–exaggeration. It showed up on digg.com this morning. 15 million Japanese No Longer Use Paper Money EVER Today, however, for 15 million Japanese, 15 million Japanese No Longer Use Paper Money EVER
Today, however, for 15 million Japanese, paper money is a thing of the past, according to the Japan Research Institute. No longer solely used for online purchases, e-money, accessed via a smart card or mobile phone, has become a way of life for many consumers in Japan.
read more | digg story
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Checkin’ The Mailbag http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/31/checkin-the-mailbag/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=checkin-the-mailbag Tue, 31 Jan 2006 05:01:14 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/31/checkin-the-mailbag/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/31/checkin-the-mailbag/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/31/checkin-the-mailbag/feed/ 4 <p>I’m finally getting around to answering mail. It’s such an easy way to find something to talk about, it almost feels like cheating.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/31/checkin-the-mailbag/">Checkin’ The Mailbag</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> I’m finally getting around to answering mail. It’s such an easy way to find something to talk about, it almost feels like cheating.

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I’m finally getting around to answering mail. It’s such an easy way to find something to talk about, it almost feels like cheating. ]]> Rich Pav 17:02 <iframe width="320" height="30" src="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/?powerpress_embed=193-audio&amp;powerpress_player=mediaelement-audio" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> 193
Fade to music http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/26/fade-to-music/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=fade-to-music Thu, 26 Jan 2006 03:25:41 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/26/fade-to-music/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/26/fade-to-music/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/26/fade-to-music/feed/ 8 <p>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 […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/26/fade-to-music/">Fade to music</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> 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.

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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. The song is from Daiki and Little Wing. Check out his photo. He looks like a pirate. Arrrrrh.
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Nothing special http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/25/nothing-special/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nothing-special Wed, 25 Jan 2006 03:44:24 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/25/nothing-special/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/25/nothing-special/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/25/nothing-special/feed/ 14 <p>I can’t very well call it the “suicide podcast.” When I see the list on my blog of where listeners are in the world, I feel like I should be talking about more important things. I also feel a bit like Chauncey Gardener from the movie “Being There.” Morton Hull: Do you realize that more […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/25/nothing-special/">Nothing special</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> I can’t very well call it the “suicide podcast.”

When I see the list on my blog of where listeners are in the world, I feel like I should be talking about more important things. I also feel a bit like Chauncey Gardener from the movie “Being There.”

Morton Hull: Do you realize that more people will be watching you tonight, than all those who have seen theater plays in the last forty years?
Chance the Gardener: Why?

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I can’t very well call it the “suicide podcast.” When I see the list on my blog of where listeners are in the world, I feel like I should be talking about more important things. I also feel a bit like Chauncey Gardener from the movie “Being There. When I see the list on my blog of where listeners are in the world, I feel like I should be talking about more important things. I also feel a bit like Chauncey Gardener from the movie “Being There.”
Morton Hull: Do you realize that more people will be watching you tonight, than all those who have seen theater plays in the last forty years?

Chance the Gardener: Why?
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Look Ma, no brain! http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/24/look-ma-no-brain/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=look-ma-no-brain Tue, 24 Jan 2006 03:15:23 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/24/look-ma-no-brain/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/24/look-ma-no-brain/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/24/look-ma-no-brain/feed/ 5 <p>I’m sitting here uploading this thing, and for the life of me I can’t remember what 90% of what I talked about. So it’s a good thing I recorded it. I’m definitely not running on all six cylinders today. Check out the DV_Podcast for a peek at life in Japan through the eyes of some […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/24/look-ma-no-brain/">Look Ma, no brain!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> I’m sitting here uploading this thing, and for the life of me I can’t remember what 90% of what I talked about. So it’s a good thing I recorded it. I’m definitely not running on all six cylinders today.

Check out the DV_Podcast for a peek at life in Japan through the eyes of some middle-aged guy with a really nice camera. It’s a lot like watching a stranger’s home movies.

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I’m sitting here uploading this thing, and for the life of me I can’t remember what 90% of what I talked about. So it’s a good thing I recorded it. I’m definitely not running on all six cylinders today. Check out the DV_Podcast for a peek at life in Ja... Check out the DV_Podcast for a peek at life in Japan through the eyes of some middle-aged guy with a really nice camera. It’s a lot like watching a stranger’s home movies.
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Just to hold you over. http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/23/just-to-hold-you-over/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=just-to-hold-you-over Mon, 23 Jan 2006 03:48:54 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/23/just-to-hold-you-over/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/23/just-to-hold-you-over/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/23/just-to-hold-you-over/feed/ 17 <p>I recorded a long podcast on Friday but didn’t edit it over the weekend because I was wrangling my upgraded computer into submission. I don’t want it to go to waste so I had to keep today’s a bit short. A new video coming soon, depending on how early I can get out of work.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/23/just-to-hold-you-over/">Just to hold you over.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> I recorded a long podcast on Friday but didn’t edit it over the weekend because I was wrangling my upgraded computer into submission. I don’t want it to go to waste so I had to keep today’s a bit short.

A new video coming soon, depending on how early I can get out of work.

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I recorded a long podcast on Friday but didn’t edit it over the weekend because I was wrangling my upgraded computer into submission. I don’t want it to go to waste so I had to keep today’s a bit short. A new video coming soon, A new video coming soon, depending on how early I can get out of work.
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Is it 50 yet? http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/18/is-it-50-yet/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=is-it-50-yet Wed, 18 Jan 2006 01:46:41 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/18/is-it-50-yet/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/18/is-it-50-yet/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/18/is-it-50-yet/feed/ 9 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/18/is-it-50-yet/">Is it 50 yet?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> The post Is it 50 yet? appeared first on Herro Flom Japan.

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Help Yamaha “Get” Podcasting http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/17/help-yamaha-get-podcasting/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=help-yamaha-get-podcasting Tue, 17 Jan 2006 03:04:06 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/17/help-yamaha-get-podcasting/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/17/help-yamaha-get-podcasting/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/17/help-yamaha-get-podcasting/feed/ 1 <p>You know, if I could just stay on topic until I finish expressing a complete thought, the 10-15 minute walk from the station to the office would be plenty of time to cover everything I want so say. Once I tackle the sniffling problem, I’ll work on it. As a follow-up to last night’s podcast, […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/17/help-yamaha-get-podcasting/">Help Yamaha “Get” Podcasting</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> You know, if I could just stay on topic until I finish expressing a complete thought, the 10-15 minute walk from the station to the office would be plenty of time to cover everything I want so say. Once I tackle the sniffling problem, I’ll work on it.

As a follow-up to last night’s podcast, please send Tokura-san from Yamaha Music Communications (and CC me) feedback, advice, a CD order, or invitation to participate in our new form of media here, if you feel so inclined. By convincing record labels and band promoters to use podcasting for exposure, everyone benefits. Except of course, any curmudgeonly label execs who equate music downloading only with pirating, not promotion. In which case, I’ll stick to helping independent musicians tap into an international audience and market. Sooner or later, most of the music industry will come around. Fact is, as consumers move away from TV and radio and more towards online social networking, they won’t have much choice.

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You know, if I could just stay on topic until I finish expressing a complete thought, the 10-15 minute walk from the station to the office would be plenty of time to cover everything I want so say. Once I tackle the sniffling problem, I’ll work on it. As a follow-up to last night’s podcast, please send Tokura-san from Yamaha Music Communications (and CC me) feedback, advice, a CD order, or invitation to participate in our new form of media here, if you feel so inclined. By convincing record labels and band promoters to use podcasting for exposure, everyone benefits. Except of course, any curmudgeonly label execs who equate music downloading only with pirating, not promotion. In which case, I’ll stick to helping independent musicians tap into an international audience and market. Sooner or later, most of the music industry will come around. Fact is, as consumers move away from TV and radio and more towards online social networking, they won’t have much choice.
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I’s CUBE: Remember, you heard them here first. http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/16/is-cube-remember-you-heard-them-here-first/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=is-cube-remember-you-heard-them-here-first Mon, 16 Jan 2006 14:16:23 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/16/is-cube-remember-you-heard-them-here-first/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/16/is-cube-remember-you-heard-them-here-first/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/16/is-cube-remember-you-heard-them-here-first/feed/ 12 <p>Right now, for the first time I’m listening to the title song from the CD I bought from them earlier tonight. Holy shit. If I’s CUBE doesn’t end up making it really really big here, then either there’s something seriously wrong with collective musical taste of this country, or there are hordes of incredibly talented […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/16/is-cube-remember-you-heard-them-here-first/">I’s CUBE: Remember, you heard them here first.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> Right now, for the first time I’m listening to the title song from the CD I bought from them earlier tonight. Holy shit. If I’s CUBE doesn’t end up making it really really big here, then either there’s something seriously wrong with collective musical taste of this country, or there are hordes of incredibly talented Japanese female vocalists that I don’t know about yet, and Ai Ujita is just a drop in the bucket.

And to think that not just me, but all of us were less than a minute away from totally missing their performance. It’s funny how fate works sometimes, isn’t it?

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Right now, for the first time I’m listening to the title song from the CD I bought from them earlier tonight. Holy shit. If I’s CUBE doesn’t end up making it really really big here, then either there’s something seriously wrong with collective musical ... I’s CUBE doesn’t end up making it really really big here, then either there’s something seriously wrong with collective musical taste of this country, or there are hordes of incredibly talented Japanese female vocalists that I don’t know about yet, and Ai Ujita is just a drop in the bucket.
And to think that not just me, but all of us were less than a minute away from totally missing their performance. It’s funny how fate works sometimes, isn’t it?

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Music Podcasts from Japan http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/16/music-podcasts-from-japan/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=music-podcasts-from-japan Mon, 16 Jan 2006 03:34:54 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/16/music-podcasts-from-japan/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/16/music-podcasts-from-japan/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/16/music-podcasts-from-japan/feed/ 12 <p>Another cringe-as-I-upload kind of episode. Links go right to the RSS feeds to save ya’ll some trouble. If you know of any good music podcasts from Japan that actually play music, let me know and I’ll add them to the list. Monochrome Cafe – Professional, very, very mellow. Do not listen to while operating heavy […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/16/music-podcasts-from-japan/">Music Podcasts from Japan</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> Another cringe-as-I-upload kind of episode.

Links go right to the RSS feeds to save ya’ll some trouble. If you know of any good music podcasts from Japan that actually play music, let me know and I’ll add them to the list.

  • Monochrome Cafe – Professional, very, very mellow. Do not listen to while operating heavy machinery.
  • Pod the Music – Professional, J-Pop. If you like J-Pop, this one’s probably your best bet.
  • Progressive Music Cast – Amateur, infrequent, not sure if they actually get around to playing any music, but it’s highly ranked.
  • abcdefg*record – Podcasts from an independent label. More talk than music. The music is definitely not mainstream. Might appeal more to the pink haired, body-pierced, tattooed crowd.
  • BEATCLUB – 1 minute samples. Very popular, maybe I’ll like it more if I give it a chance.
  • NETZ_MUSIC – Commercially sponsored, mostly talk, songs not played all the way through. Perhaps interesting if you’re fluent and curious to hear famous musicians just be themselves.
  • Pod Street Music – Not exclusively Japanese music, but podsafe.
  • TEPCO & Yoshimoto EntamecasTY – Commercially sponsored, either mostly or exclusively talk.
  • Oricon Single Top 40 – Commercial, professional, no music, just listing off the chart-topping song titles.
  • Radio Sakamoto – Ryuichi Sakamoto’s podcast for J-WAVE FM. He’s articulate and easy to understand in comparison to other podcasters, but unfortunately no music, which seems to be typical for podcasts produced by radio stations. They strip the music from the their radio shows and recycle them as podcasts.

In summary, I haven’t been able to find a music show I like by searching the podcast rankings, but keep in mind that J-Pop really isn’t my thing. I guess it’s like someone who lives in Nashville but would rather have his ears chewed off by rabid weasels than listen to country music. If you can read Japanese, check out po-di-um.net’s blog or Staff Picks for other recommended podcasts. They review all kinds of podcasts, not just J-Pop ones.

Update: Listener recommended J-Pop podcasts:

  • Jpop Blast – Definitely not podsafe. I don’t owe the price-gouging music industry here any favors for putting out a never ending barrage of homogenized bubble gum pop songs sung off key by here-today-pumping-gas-tomorrow cookie-cutter teenie bopper dance troops, so tune into to their show if that’s your kind of thang. (…Did that come out of me? Golly gee, who says you need a vagina to turn into a PMS monster?)
  • Muzie – Not a podcast but rather a community site for indy & independent artists in Japan. The should have a podcast, really, because on sites like this, sifting through the sludge for gold nuggets is an arduous process.

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Another cringe-as-I-upload kind of episode. Links go right to the RSS feeds to save ya’ll some trouble. If you know of any good music podcasts from Japan that actually play music, let me know and I’ll add them to the list. Links go right to the RSS feeds to save ya’ll some trouble. If you know of any good music podcasts from Japan that actually play music, let me know and I’ll add them to the list.

* Monochrome Cafe – Professional, very, very mellow. Do not listen to while operating heavy machinery.
* Pod the Music – Professional, J-Pop. If you like J-Pop, this one’s probably your best bet.
* Progressive Music Cast – Amateur, infrequent, not sure if they actually get around to playing any music, but it’s highly ranked.
* abcdefg*record – Podcasts from an independent label. More talk than music. The music is definitely not mainstream. Might appeal more to the pink haired, body-pierced, tattooed crowd.
* BEATCLUB – 1 minute samples. Very popular, maybe I’ll like it more if I give it a chance.
* NETZ_MUSIC – Commercially sponsored, mostly talk, songs not played all the way through. Perhaps interesting if you’re fluent and curious to hear famous musicians just be themselves.
* Pod Street Music – Not exclusively Japanese music, but podsafe.
* TEPCO & Yoshimoto EntamecasTY – Commercially sponsored, either mostly or exclusively talk.
* Oricon Single Top 40 – Commercial, professional, no music, just listing off the chart-topping song titles.
* Radio Sakamoto – Ryuichi Sakamoto’s podcast for J-WAVE FM. He’s articulate and easy to understand in comparison to other podcasters, but unfortunately no music, which seems to be typical for podcasts produced by radio stations. They strip the music from the their radio shows and recycle them as podcasts.

In summary, I haven’t been able to find a music show I like by searching the podcast rankings, but keep in mind that J-Pop really isn’t my thing. I guess it’s like someone who lives in Nashville but would rather have his ears chewed off by rabid weasels than listen to country music. If you can read Japanese, check out po-di-um.net’s blog or Staff Picks for other recommended podcasts. They review all kinds of podcasts, not just J-Pop ones.
Update: Listener recommended J-Pop podcasts:

* Jpop Blast – Definitely not podsafe. I don’t owe the price-gouging music industry here any favors for putting out a never ending barrage of homogenized bubble gum pop songs sung off key by here-today-pumping-gas-tomorrow cookie-cutter teenie bopper dance troops, so tune into to their show if that’s your kind of thang. (…Did that come out of me? Golly gee, who says you need a vagina to turn into a PMS monster?)
* Muzie – Not a podcast but rather a community site for indy & independent artists in Japan. The should have a podcast, really, because on sites like this, sifting through the sludge for gold nuggets is an arduous process.

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A Fruitless Visit to the Apple Store http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/14/a-fruitless-visit-to-the-apple-store/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-fruitless-visit-to-the-apple-store Fri, 13 Jan 2006 19:59:33 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/14/a-fruitless-visit-to-the-apple-store/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/14/a-fruitless-visit-to-the-apple-store/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/14/a-fruitless-visit-to-the-apple-store/feed/ 11 <p>Why yes, in fact I did spend hours thinking up that title, thank you very much. This one ran just a little too long for my tastes. If others think so too, I’ll cut out some of the dead air next time. It amazes me how not in tune I am with what works or […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/14/a-fruitless-visit-to-the-apple-store/">A Fruitless Visit to the Apple Store</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> Why yes, in fact I did spend hours thinking up that title, thank you very much. This one ran just a little too long for my tastes. If others think so too, I’ll cut out some of the dead air next time.

It amazes me how not in tune I am with what works or doesn’t work in my own podcasts. It almost seems as if the more uncomfortable I am with something–the content, the delivery, or the editing–the more it resonates with listeners.

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Why yes, in fact I did spend hours thinking up that title, thank you very much. This one ran just a little too long for my tastes. If others think so too, I’ll cut out some of the dead air next time. It amazes me how not in tune I am with what works or... It amazes me how not in tune I am with what works or doesn’t work in my own podcasts. It almost seems as if the more uncomfortable I am with something–the content, the delivery, or the editing–the more it resonates with listeners.
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Podcast, Interrupted http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/13/podcast-interrupted/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=podcast-interrupted Fri, 13 Jan 2006 06:41:11 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/13/podcast-interrupted/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/13/podcast-interrupted/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/13/podcast-interrupted/feed/ 16 <p>This morning I started talking about the things that tend to annoy foreigners in Japan, but I had to cut it short. I’ll continue it on the way home tonight.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/13/podcast-interrupted/">Podcast, Interrupted</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> This morning I started talking about the things that tend to annoy foreigners in Japan, but I had to cut it short. I’ll continue it on the way home tonight.

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This morning I started talking about the things that tend to annoy foreigners in Japan, but I had to cut it short. I’ll continue it on the way home tonight. ]]> Rich Pav 13:30 <iframe width="320" height="30" src="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/?powerpress_embed=167-audio&amp;powerpress_player=mediaelement-audio" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> 167
The Good Segue Podcast http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/12/the-good-segue-podcast/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-good-segue-podcast Thu, 12 Jan 2006 06:25:36 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/12/the-good-segue-podcast/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/12/the-good-segue-podcast/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/12/the-good-segue-podcast/feed/ 6 <p>I’m recovering from a post-lunch food coma and still too groggy to remember what I talked about this morning. What I do remember is I segued from one topic to the next pretty well, and my muse did a good job at protecting me from the Anxiety Fairy. (Die, you foul bitch, die!)</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/12/the-good-segue-podcast/">The Good Segue Podcast</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> I’m recovering from a post-lunch food coma and still too groggy to remember what I talked about this morning. What I do remember is I segued from one topic to the next pretty well, and my muse did a good job at protecting me from the Anxiety Fairy. (Die, you foul bitch, die!)

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I’m recovering from a post-lunch food coma and still too groggy to remember what I talked about this morning. What I do remember is I segued from one topic to the next pretty well, and my muse did a good job at protecting me from the Anxiety Fairy. ]]> Rich Pav 13:29 <iframe width="320" height="30" src="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/?powerpress_embed=165-audio&amp;powerpress_player=mediaelement-audio" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> 165
Freezing Cold Bikecast http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/11/freezing-cold-bikecast/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=freezing-cold-bikecast Wed, 11 Jan 2006 14:26:40 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/11/freezing-cold-bikecast/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/11/freezing-cold-bikecast/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/11/freezing-cold-bikecast/feed/ 5 <p>Too tired to type shownotes. Listener contributed album art. (Mike, you are sick.)</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/11/freezing-cold-bikecast/">Freezing Cold Bikecast</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> Too tired to type shownotes.

Listener contributed album art. (Mike, you are sick.)

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Too tired to type shownotes. Listener contributed album art. (Mike, you are sick.) Listener contributed album art. (Mike, you are sick.)
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Podcasting Behind the Wheel http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/10/podcasting-behind-the-wheel/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=podcasting-behind-the-wheel Mon, 09 Jan 2006 16:54:28 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/10/podcasting-behind-the-wheel/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/10/podcasting-behind-the-wheel/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/10/podcasting-behind-the-wheel/feed/ 11 <p>Just driving and talking to myself. I thought I made another recording right after this one of my wife and I talking in the car in Japanese, but for some reason it was ten minutes of silence. It’s not easy (or safe) to mess with recording equipment while driving.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/10/podcasting-behind-the-wheel/">Podcasting Behind the Wheel</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> Just driving and talking to myself. I thought I made another recording right after this one of my wife and I talking in the car in Japanese, but for some reason it was ten minutes of silence. It’s not easy (or safe) to mess with recording equipment while driving.

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Just driving and talking to myself. I thought I made another recording right after this one of my wife and I talking in the car in Japanese, but for some reason it was ten minutes of silence. It’s not easy (or safe) to mess with recording equipment whi... ]]> Rich Pav 17:01 <iframe width="320" height="30" src="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/?powerpress_embed=160-audio&amp;powerpress_player=mediaelement-audio" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> 160
This will make you laugh, guaranteed. http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/08/this-will-make-you-laugh-guaranteed/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=this-will-make-you-laugh-guaranteed Sat, 07 Jan 2006 18:15:20 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/08/this-will-make-you-laugh-guaranteed/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/08/this-will-make-you-laugh-guaranteed/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/08/this-will-make-you-laugh-guaranteed/feed/ 3 <p>Oh, how I wish I could put this video on my iPod. http://www.metacafe.com/watch/32450/laughter/ Here’s an idea for a podcast: Have listeners send in recordings of their children laughing. This one’s my contribution. It’s my wife tickling Andy 2-3 years ago.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/08/this-will-make-you-laugh-guaranteed/">This will make you laugh, guaranteed.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> Oh, how I wish I could put this video on my iPod.

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/32450/laughter/

Here’s an idea for a podcast: Have listeners send in recordings of their children laughing. This one’s my contribution. It’s my wife tickling Andy 2-3 years ago.

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Oh, how I wish I could put this video on my iPod. http://www.metacafe.com/watch/32450/laughter/ Here’s an idea for a podcast: Have listeners send in recordings of their children laughing. This one’s my contribution.


http://www.metacafe.com/watch/32450/laughter/

Here’s an idea for a podcast: Have listeners send in recordings of their children laughing. This one’s my contribution. It’s my wife tickling Andy 2-3 years ago.
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This one’s better http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/06/this-ones-better/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=this-ones-better Fri, 06 Jan 2006 01:57:57 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/06/this-ones-better/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/06/this-ones-better/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/06/this-ones-better/feed/ 8 <p>Today’s episode almost sounds as good as the one that got away. Finally, some progress.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/06/this-ones-better/">This one’s better</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> Today’s episode almost sounds as good as the one that got away. Finally, some progress.

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Today’s episode almost sounds as good as the one that got away. Finally, some progress. ]]> Rich Pav 31:03 <iframe width="320" height="30" src="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/?powerpress_embed=157-audio&amp;powerpress_player=mediaelement-audio" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> 157
Another painful episode http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/06/another-painful-episode/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=another-painful-episode Thu, 05 Jan 2006 17:12:27 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/06/another-painful-episode/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/06/another-painful-episode/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/06/another-painful-episode/feed/ 6 <p>To be honest, I’m cringing as I upload this piece of shit. I’m starting to wonder if I’m going to need therapy to work through this. Perhaps the shock of a near-death experience would help put things in perspective. Is there an award for “Most Neurotic Podcaster?” You know those dreams everyone has about being […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/06/another-painful-episode/">Another painful episode</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> To be honest, I’m cringing as I upload this piece of shit. I’m starting to wonder if I’m going to need therapy to work through this. Perhaps the shock of a near-death experience would help put things in perspective. Is there an award for “Most Neurotic Podcaster?” You know those dreams everyone has about being in a crowd and discovering you’re not wearing any pants? That’s what this is like.

But I am really happy with how the videos have been turning out. When nobody is around, I watch them over and over.

And here’s a bonus recording for diehard fans. On the way home I tried to re-record this morning’s episode, but I liked it even less and ended it with an f-bomb. You’ll have to download it manually because if I make a link to two MP3s in one post my RSS feed will barf.

/podcasts/herroflomjapan_060105-2.mp3

OK, I’m going to press the “Publish” button now.

Here I go.

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To be honest, I’m cringing as I upload this piece of shit. I’m starting to wonder if I’m going to need therapy to work through this. Perhaps the shock of a near-death experience would help put things in perspective. But I am really happy with how the videos have been turning out. When nobody is around, I watch them over and over.
And here’s a bonus recording for diehard fans. On the way home I tried to re-record this morning’s episode, but I liked it even less and ended it with an f-bomb. You’ll have to download it manually because if I make a link to two MP3s in one post my RSS feed will barf.
/podcasts/herroflomjapan_060105-2.mp3
OK, I’m going to press the “Publish” button now.
Here I go.
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Hatsumode Video, Director’s Commentary http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/04/hatumode-video-directors-commentary/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=hatumode-video-directors-commentary Tue, 03 Jan 2006 18:49:52 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/04/hatumode-video-directors-commentary/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/04/hatumode-video-directors-commentary/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/04/hatumode-video-directors-commentary/feed/ 10 <p>This one’s nice and blabbery, just how you like them. Update: Sorry for the 404 error. Fixed.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2006/01/04/hatumode-video-directors-commentary/">Hatsumode Video, Director’s Commentary</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> This one’s nice and blabbery, just how you like them.

Update: Sorry for the 404 error. Fixed.

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This one’s nice and blabbery, just how you like them. Update: Sorry for the 404 error. Fixed. Update: Sorry for the 404 error. Fixed.
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Two steps forward, one back http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/12/30/two-steps-forward-one-back/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=two-steps-forward-one-back Fri, 30 Dec 2005 04:10:28 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/12/30/two-steps-forward-one-back/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/12/30/two-steps-forward-one-back/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/12/30/two-steps-forward-one-back/feed/ 11 <p>No joke: Trying to kick the procrastination habit is harder than quitting smoking. It’s like how one cigarette leads to another, then another… Wow, imagine how tough it would be to try to get hardcore procrastinators to not just sign up to a support group, but also to attend more than one meeting. Anyway, I […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/12/30/two-steps-forward-one-back/">Two steps forward, one back</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> No joke: Trying to kick the procrastination habit is harder than quitting smoking. It’s like how one cigarette leads to another, then another… Wow, imagine how tough it would be to try to get hardcore procrastinators to not just sign up to a support group, but also to attend more than one meeting.

Anyway, I recorded this one while driving.

Update: I didn’t realize the upload prematurely crapped out. Sorry about that. If you re-download the MP3 you’ll get the whole thing this time.

Movie theater and mall photos. Clicky here.

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No joke: Trying to kick the procrastination habit is harder than quitting smoking. It’s like how one cigarette leads to another, then another… Wow, imagine how tough it would be to try to get hardcore procrastinators to not just sign up to a support gr... Anyway, I recorded this one while driving.
Update: I didn’t realize the upload prematurely crapped out. Sorry about that. If you re-download the MP3 you’ll get the whole thing this time.
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Last Night’s Leftovers http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/12/28/last-nights-leftovers/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=last-nights-leftovers Tue, 27 Dec 2005 15:43:38 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/12/28/last-nights-leftovers/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/12/28/last-nights-leftovers/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/12/28/last-nights-leftovers/feed/ 3 <p>Saved my own butt. I recorded a short one last night after finishing work but didn’t get around to uploading it. See, when I got home, the PlayStation controller jumped out of the drawer, stuck itself to my hand and wouldn’t let go. By the time it finally gave in, I was too traumatized to […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/12/28/last-nights-leftovers/">Last Night’s Leftovers</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> Saved my own butt. I recorded a short one last night after finishing work but didn’t get around to uploading it. See, when I got home, the PlayStation controller jumped out of the drawer, stuck itself to my hand and wouldn’t let go. By the time it finally gave in, I was too traumatized to have anything more to do with computers.

Then today I pulled a 12 hr. shift, but I can’t complain because the boss was already there when I arrived and was still there when I left. I don’t know how he does it. He’s a really good guy. But as I was saying, I was too tired to record, so here’s last night’s attempt.

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Saved my own butt. I recorded a short one last night after finishing work but didn’t get around to uploading it. See, when I got home, the PlayStation controller jumped out of the drawer, stuck itself to my hand and wouldn’t let go. Then today I pulled a 12 hr. shift, but I can’t complain because the boss was already there when I arrived and was still there when I left. I don’t know how he does it. He’s a really good guy. But as I was saying, I was too tired to record, so here’s last night’s attempt.
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Today’s Recording http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/12/26/todays-recording/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=todays-recording Mon, 26 Dec 2005 03:19:38 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/12/26/todays-recording/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/12/26/todays-recording/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/12/26/todays-recording/feed/ 8 <p>Ya’ll must getting tired of me ripping on my own podcasts, so I won’t. Just let me say that putting out a recording I really want to redo is downright painful. Under extreme duress, I’m limiting myself to one take. Spalding Grey used to record, listen to and critique his soliloquies over and over until […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/12/26/todays-recording/">Today’s Recording</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> Ya’ll must getting tired of me ripping on my own podcasts, so I won’t. Just let me say that putting out a recording I really want to redo is downright painful. Under extreme duress, I’m limiting myself to one take. Spalding Grey used to record, listen to and critique his soliloquies over and over until he had them down just right. To me, that’s the proper way. As you might guess, I can spend weeks doing that, and I have to stop. Or at least cut down.

I do like the last two videos a lot, though. I’ve watched them over and over and made my family watch them too.

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Ya’ll must getting tired of me ripping on my own podcasts, so I won’t. Just let me say that putting out a recording I really want to redo is downright painful. Under extreme duress, I’m limiting myself to one take. Spalding Grey used to record, I do like the last two videos a lot, though. I’ve watched them over and over and made my family watch them too.
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Penalty shot http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/12/26/penalty-shot/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=penalty-shot Mon, 26 Dec 2005 00:06:25 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/?p=144 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/12/26/penalty-shot/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/12/26/penalty-shot/feed/ 3 <p>I skipped yesterday, so I’m penalty kicking myself. A long time ago, shortly before I grew enough balls to start this podcast thing, I was amusing myself with a karaoke track, Audacity, and a $5 computer microphone. Tony came in and did what he does best–acted like a pest. It was just what the track […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/12/26/penalty-shot/">Penalty shot</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> I skipped yesterday, so I’m penalty kicking myself.

A long time ago, shortly before I grew enough balls to start this podcast thing, I was amusing myself with a karaoke track, Audacity, and a $5 computer microphone. Tony came in and did what he does best–acted like a pest. It was just what the track needed.

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I skipped yesterday, so I’m penalty kicking myself. A long time ago, shortly before I grew enough balls to start this podcast thing, I was amusing myself with a karaoke track, Audacity, and a $5 computer microphone. A long time ago, shortly before I grew enough balls to start this podcast thing, I was amusing myself with a karaoke track, Audacity, and a $5 computer microphone. Tony came in and did what he does best–acted like a pest. It was just what the track needed.
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Akabane soundseeing tour–sort of. http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/12/23/akabane-soundseeing-tour-sort-of/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=akabane-soundseeing-tour-sort-of Thu, 22 Dec 2005 15:56:32 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/12/23/akabane-soundseeing-tour-sort-of/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/12/23/akabane-soundseeing-tour-sort-of/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/12/23/akabane-soundseeing-tour-sort-of/feed/ 5 <p>I started out doing a soundseeing tour but got so enchanted with the sound of my own voice that I sort of forgot.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/12/23/akabane-soundseeing-tour-sort-of/">Akabane soundseeing tour–sort of.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> I started out doing a soundseeing tour but got so enchanted with the sound of my own voice that I sort of forgot.

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I started out doing a soundseeing tour but got so enchanted with the sound of my own voice that I sort of forgot. ]]> Rich Pav 33:03 <iframe width="320" height="30" src="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/?powerpress_embed=139-audio&amp;powerpress_player=mediaelement-audio" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> 139
Smoking and other disturbing thoughts. http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/12/21/smoking-and-other-disturbing-thoughts/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=smoking-and-other-disturbing-thoughts Wed, 21 Dec 2005 01:40:22 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/?p=137 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/12/21/smoking-and-other-disturbing-thoughts/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/12/21/smoking-and-other-disturbing-thoughts/feed/ 18 <p>OK, here’s what I’ve learned so far from this exercise. Before hitting the record button, I need to blow my nose so I don’t punctuate every sentence with a sniffle. When the record light goes on, my brain passes gas. Just call me Rich Pavlov, why don’cha. My inner chickenshit weasel wishes I had said […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/12/21/smoking-and-other-disturbing-thoughts/">Smoking and other disturbing thoughts.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> OK, here’s what I’ve learned so far from this exercise.

  • Before hitting the record button, I need to blow my nose so I don’t punctuate every sentence with a sniffle.
  • When the record light goes on, my brain passes gas. Just call me Rich Pavlov, why don’cha.
  • My inner chickenshit weasel wishes I had said “five” instead of “fifty.”

I think the highlight of this show was the Adam Curry MomentTM when I wasted about 500 man minutes of our collective time by rummaging though my pockets for my subway pass.

I talked about quitting smoking by associating the thought of lighting up with other really disturbing acts you could just as easily do. It’s probably mild compared to other podcasts, but I hope I don’t traumatize anyone unnecessarily.

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OK, here’s what I’ve learned so far from this exercise. Before hitting the record button, I need to blow my nose so I don’t punctuate every sentence with a sniffle. When the record light goes on, my brain passes gas. Just call me Rich Pavlov,
* Before hitting the record button, I need to blow my nose so I don’t punctuate every sentence with a sniffle.
* When the record light goes on, my brain passes gas. Just call me Rich Pavlov, why don’cha.
* My inner chickenshit weasel wishes I had said “five” instead of “fifty.”

I think the highlight of this show was the Adam Curry MomentTM when I wasted about 500 man minutes of our collective time by rummaging though my pockets for my subway pass.
I talked about quitting smoking by associating the thought of lighting up with other really disturbing acts you could just as easily do. It’s probably mild compared to other podcasts, but I hope I don’t traumatize anyone unnecessarily.
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Little mistakes, huge consequences. http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/12/20/little-mistakes-huge-consequences/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=little-mistakes-huge-consequences Tue, 20 Dec 2005 01:50:36 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/12/20/little-mistakes-huge-consequences/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/12/20/little-mistakes-huge-consequences/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/12/20/little-mistakes-huge-consequences/feed/ 11 <p>Here’s episode two of our recently launched babble-a-thon. A couple of months ago I made a huge mistake at work. The worst I’ve ever made on the job. Funny thing is, it was caused by a very minor error. And I can’t elaborate. But recently, someone else in Japan made just as small of an […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/12/20/little-mistakes-huge-consequences/">Little mistakes, huge consequences.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> Here’s episode two of our recently launched babble-a-thon. A couple of months ago I made a huge mistake at work. The worst I’ve ever made on the job. Funny thing is, it was caused by a very minor error. And I can’t elaborate. But recently, someone else in Japan made just as small of an error that had enormous repercussions.

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Here’s episode two of our recently launched babble-a-thon. A couple of months ago I made a huge mistake at work. The worst I’ve ever made on the job. Funny thing is, it was caused by a very minor error. And I can’t elaborate. But recently, enormous repercussions.
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New Strategy: Shittin’ ’em Out, Part 1 of 50 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/12/19/new-strategy-shittin-em-out-part-1-of-50/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-strategy-shittin-em-out-part-1-of-50 Mon, 19 Dec 2005 04:04:52 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/12/19/new-strategy-shittin-em-out-part-1-of-50/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/12/19/new-strategy-shittin-em-out-part-1-of-50/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/12/19/new-strategy-shittin-em-out-part-1-of-50/feed/ 13 <p>Right. So I’ve come to the conclusion that the anxiety I’m feeling over podcasting isn’t going to disappear. In fact, it’s putting up quite a fight. It’s as if I’m shadow boxing and taking a severe beating. Is that the most embarrassing way to lose or what? Anxiety won the last match hands down, so […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/12/19/new-strategy-shittin-em-out-part-1-of-50/">New Strategy: Shittin’ ’em Out, Part 1 of 50</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> Right. So I’ve come to the conclusion that the anxiety I’m feeling over podcasting isn’t going to disappear. In fact, it’s putting up quite a fight. It’s as if I’m shadow boxing and taking a severe beating. Is that the most embarrassing way to lose or what?

Anxiety won the last match hands down, so I’m taking a different strategy. Self-help gurus would call it, “Feel the fear, but do it anyway,” but I prefer the mantra, “Hey anxiety: Eat shit.”

Like it or not, I’m going to shit out the next 50 podcasts in 50 days. Short ones, about 10-15 minutes each. They might or might not have anything to do with Japan. If they stink, they stink, but over time they’ll improve. I have get over the idea that every performance has to be spectacular, otherwise I’ll continue to accomplish nothing and drive myself even more nuts.

Oh, how I envy people who can drivel, babble and spew their way through episode after episode and not feel the least self-conscious. For me, this is a real challenge, like someone who’s deathly afraid of getting into an airplane deciding to take flying lessons. But it’s our neuroses flaws as much as our strengths that make us interesting and unique, right?

It’s time to start kickin’ fear in the nuts.

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Right. So I’ve come to the conclusion that the anxiety I’m feeling over podcasting isn’t going to disappear. In fact, it’s putting up quite a fight. It’s as if I’m shadow boxing and taking a severe beating. Anxiety won the last match hands down, so I’m taking a different strategy. Self-help gurus would call it, “Feel the fear, but do it anyway,” but I prefer the mantra, “Hey anxiety: Eat shit.”
Like it or not, I’m going to shit out the next 50 podcasts in 50 days. Short ones, about 10-15 minutes each. They might or might not have anything to do with Japan. If they stink, they stink, but over time they’ll improve. I have get over the idea that every performance has to be spectacular, otherwise I’ll continue to accomplish nothing and drive myself even more nuts.
Oh, how I envy people who can drivel, babble and spew their way through episode after episode and not feel the least self-conscious. For me, this is a real challenge, like someone who’s deathly afraid of getting into an airplane deciding to take flying lessons. But it’s our neuroses flaws as much as our strengths that make us interesting and unique, right?
It’s time to start kickin’ fear in the nuts.
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A Musical Interlude http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/10/29/a-musical-interlude/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-musical-interlude Fri, 28 Oct 2005 17:57:27 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/10/29/a-musical-interlude/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/10/29/a-musical-interlude/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/10/29/a-musical-interlude/feed/ 2 <p>Show notes, photos and links later. I’m goin’ to bed. Now, I know someone out there is going to be tempted to post something negative about them because they didn’t sing and play every single note perfectly. The way I see it, they’re simply amateurs enjoying themselves–just like me.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/10/29/a-musical-interlude/">A Musical Interlude</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> Show notes, photos and links later. I’m goin’ to bed.

Street Performers

Now, I know someone out there is going to be tempted to post something negative about them because they didn’t sing and play every single note perfectly. The way I see it, they’re simply amateurs enjoying themselves–just like me.

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Show notes, photos and links later. I’m goin’ to bed. Now, I know someone out there is going to be tempted to post something negative about them because they didn’t sing and play every single note perfectly. The way I see it,
Now, I know someone out there is going to be tempted to post something negative about them because they didn’t sing and play every single note perfectly. The way I see it, they’re simply amateurs enjoying themselves–just like me.
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Groping Women on Trains http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/10/27/groping-women-on-trains/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=groping-women-on-trains Wed, 26 Oct 2005 15:14:36 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/10/27/groping-women-on-trains/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/10/27/groping-women-on-trains/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/10/27/groping-women-on-trains/feed/ 47 <p>No, it’s not a soundseeing tour. It’s me talking about the time it happened to my wife.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/10/27/groping-women-on-trains/">Groping Women on Trains</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> No, it’s not a soundseeing tour. It’s me talking about the time it happened to my wife.

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No, it’s not a soundseeing tour. It’s me talking about the time it happened to my wife.
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Bedtime. http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/10/07/bedtime/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=bedtime Thu, 06 Oct 2005 16:27:43 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/10/07/bedtime/ http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/10/07/bedtime/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/10/07/bedtime/feed/ 8 <p>This was recorded in October of 2003 on my Clie. I have tons of these. Someday when I’m old and grey I’ll listen to all of them again. The blanket he’s holding is named “moo-an.” Memeshi, now world-famous.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/10/07/bedtime/">Bedtime.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> This was recorded in October of 2003 on my Clie. I have tons of these. Someday when I’m old and grey I’ll listen to all of them again.

All Partied Out.
The blanket he’s holding is named “moo-an.”
MemeshiMemeshi, now world-famous.

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This was recorded in October of 2003 on my Clie. I have tons of these. Someday when I’m old and grey I’ll listen to all of them again. The blanket he’s holding is named “moo-an.” Memeshi, now world-famous.



The blanket he’s holding is named “moo-an.”
Memeshi, now world-famous.


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A Walk Around the Neighborhood http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/09/19/herro-flom-japan-podcast-a-walk-around-the-neighborhood/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=herro-flom-japan-podcast-a-walk-around-the-neighborhood Sun, 18 Sep 2005 16:21:06 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/?p=87 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/09/19/herro-flom-japan-podcast-a-walk-around-the-neighborhood/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/09/19/herro-flom-japan-podcast-a-walk-around-the-neighborhood/feed/ 6 <p>Just walkin’ and talkin’. I mention John Rosemond (expert on parenting) , undokai and Ani-Zoo.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/09/19/herro-flom-japan-podcast-a-walk-around-the-neighborhood/">A Walk Around the Neighborhood</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> DSC00025 DSC00024

Just walkin’ and talkin’. I mention John Rosemond (expert on parenting) , undokai and Ani-Zoo.

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Just walkin’ and talkin’. I mention John Rosemond (expert on parenting) , undokai and Ani-Zoo.
Just walkin’ and talkin’. I mention John Rosemond (expert on parenting) , undokai and Ani-Zoo.
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Playing with Andy http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/09/19/herro-flom-japan-podcast-playing-with-andy/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=herro-flom-japan-podcast-playing-with-andy Sun, 18 Sep 2005 15:42:40 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/?p=86 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/09/19/herro-flom-japan-podcast-playing-with-andy/#respond http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/09/19/herro-flom-japan-podcast-playing-with-andy/feed/ 0 <p>Andy and I took a walk to a little park in our neighborhood.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/09/19/herro-flom-japan-podcast-playing-with-andy/">Playing with Andy</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> Andy and I took a walk to a little park in our neighborhood.

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Andy and I took a walk to a little park in our neighborhood.
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Soundseeing in Akasaka http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/06/22/herro-flom-japan-soundseeing-in-akasaka/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=herro-flom-japan-soundseeing-in-akasaka Wed, 22 Jun 2005 07:59:49 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/?p=37 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/06/22/herro-flom-japan-soundseeing-in-akasaka/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/06/22/herro-flom-japan-soundseeing-in-akasaka/feed/ 8 <p>Warning: This episode is neither work safe nor podsafe. It will corrupt your children and jeopardize your career. And if that weren’t bad enough, it’ll probably hurt your eardrums too. Last night I had fish & chips with cider at an English pub in Akasaka, took a stroll, talked with a few kyakubiki (customer pullers), […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/06/22/herro-flom-japan-soundseeing-in-akasaka/">Soundseeing in Akasaka</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> Warning: This episode is neither work safe nor podsafe. It will corrupt your children and jeopardize your career. And if that weren’t bad enough, it’ll probably hurt your eardrums too.

Last night I had fish & chips with cider at an English pub in Akasaka, took a stroll, talked with a few kyakubiki (customer pullers), and finished up the evening with karaoke. Recently I showed off some photos of me when I was younger, and a friend told me I looked like Freddy Mercury when I was in college, so I chose a song from Queen to sing.


Rich “Freddy Mercury” Pav

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Warning: This episode is neither work safe nor podsafe. It will corrupt your children and jeopardize your career. And if that weren’t bad enough, it’ll probably hurt your eardrums too. Last night I had fish & chips with cider at an English pub in Akasa... Last night I had fish & chips with cider at an English pub in Akasaka, took a stroll, talked with a few kyakubiki (customer pullers), and finished up the evening with karaoke. Recently I showed off some photos of me when I was younger, and a friend told me I looked like Freddy Mercury when I was in college, so I chose a song from Queen to sing.


Rich “Freddy Mercury” Pav
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Back Behind The Wheel http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/06/18/herro-flom-japan-back-behind-the-wheel/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=herro-flom-japan-back-behind-the-wheel Sat, 18 Jun 2005 02:43:02 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/?p=35 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/06/18/herro-flom-japan-back-behind-the-wheel/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/06/18/herro-flom-japan-back-behind-the-wheel/feed/ 7 <p>This will either be interesting or it will be the podcasting equivalent of sitting through a slide show of vacation photos. We’ll see. I’m still figuring this stuff out. Someone mentioned that my podcast reminded them of the weekly public radio program This American Life, so I decided to check it out. For the past […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/06/18/herro-flom-japan-back-behind-the-wheel/">Back Behind The Wheel</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> This will either be interesting or it will be the podcasting equivalent of sitting through a slide show of vacation photos. We’ll see. I’m still figuring this stuff out.

Someone mentioned that my podcast reminded them of the weekly public radio program This American Life, so I decided to check it out. For the past two weeks I’ve been listening to it eight hours a day at work. So for this episode I decided to try to take a lesson from them. No way is it anywhere near as good as This American Life, but then again they have a team of 10 professional producers working full-time on every episode. And there’s no background music in mine. Too much trouble.

Update: I fixed the broken link to the MP3 file.
Update: The last minute or so of the file didn’t get uploaded. That’s been fixed too.

Show notes:

  • There are accompanying photos in the gallery.
  • Calpis (Not “cow piss”)

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This will either be interesting or it will be the podcasting equivalent of sitting through a slide show of vacation photos. We’ll see. I’m still figuring this stuff out. Someone mentioned that my podcast reminded them of the weekly public radio program... Someone mentioned that my podcast reminded them of the weekly public radio program This American Life, so I decided to check it out. For the past two weeks I’ve been listening to it eight hours a day at work. So for this episode I decided to try to take a lesson from them. No way is it anywhere near as good as This American Life, but then again they have a team of 10 professional producers working full-time on every episode. And there’s no background music in mine. Too much trouble.
Update: I fixed the broken link to the MP3 file.

Update: The last minute or so of the file didn’t get uploaded. That’s been fixed too.
Show notes:

* There are accompanying photos in the gallery.
* Calpis (Not “cow piss”)


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The HairCutCast http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/05/08/the-haircutcast/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-haircutcast Sun, 08 May 2005 11:46:46 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/?p=31 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/05/08/the-haircutcast/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/05/08/the-haircutcast/feed/ 11 <p>Wow, youse guys are so lucky! Two and a half podcasts flom Japan in one weekend! Oh how I envy you. There are photos in the gallery. The truth is they’ve been there for quite a while. Some of the topics of discussion I had with the woman who cut my hair: I am a […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/05/08/the-haircutcast/">The HairCutCast</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> Wow, youse guys are so lucky! Two and a half podcasts flom Japan in one weekend! Oh how I envy you.

There are photos in the gallery. The truth is they’ve been there for quite a while.

Some of the topics of discussion I had with the woman who cut my hair:

  • I am a podcaster. That’s why I took all those photos while I was waiting, and it’s also why I have microphones in my ears.
  • She never heard of podcasting, but she knows about MP3 players.
  • She said, “So this is kind of like watching a video clip filmed while riding a roller coaster and feeling like you’re there, eh?”
  • She’s still using Windows 98. Needs to upgrade but not looking forward to the pain of transferring all her programs to a new computer. The other day she cut a guy’s hair who said he has three PCs that are still running Windows 95. I said he must really like it.
  • Until 8 years ago, it was illegal to run a shop like QB House because of strict sanitary regulations. Also, the minimum price for a haircut was regulated. ($30-$40 minimum) In fact, the association for hair cutters still requires members to fix their prices. QB House isn’t a member.
  • The 300th QB House in Japan will open soon. There are stores in other countries too. She mentioned Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.
  • You get to keep the comb.

QB House links:

  • Business is booming. The number of customers is in orange, the number of stores in blue
  • The “service unit.” Nice and sterile sounding, eh? You can hold your mouse over areas of the image to see explanations most of you won’t be able to read. But it’s cool because it’s in Japanese, right?
  • The next generation cutting station will include a video monitor to bombard customers with advertisements deliver various information to customers.
  • Employment info. Full time employees make about US $22-45,000 a year. Part-timers make $10/hr and up, which means the company is really raking in money, but keep in mind that rent and electricity here are quite expensive.

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Wow, youse guys are so lucky! Two and a half podcasts flom Japan in one weekend! Oh how I envy you. There are photos in the gallery. The truth is they’ve been there for quite a while. Some of the topics of discussion I had with the woman who cut my hai... There are photos in the gallery. The truth is they’ve been there for quite a while.
Some of the topics of discussion I had with the woman who cut my hair:

* I am a podcaster. That’s why I took all those photos while I was waiting, and it’s also why I have microphones in my ears.
* She never heard of podcasting, but she knows about MP3 players.
* She said, “So this is kind of like watching a video clip filmed while riding a roller coaster and feeling like you’re there, eh?”
* She’s still using Windows 98. Needs to upgrade but not looking forward to the pain of transferring all her programs to a new computer. The other day she cut a guy’s hair who said he has three PCs that are still running Windows 95. I said he must really like it.
* Until 8 years ago, it was illegal to run a shop like QB House because of strict sanitary regulations. Also, the minimum price for a haircut was regulated. ($30-$40 minimum) In fact, the association for hair cutters still requires members to fix their prices. QB House isn’t a member.
* The 300th QB House in Japan will open soon. There are stores in other countries too. She mentioned Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.
* You get to keep the comb.

QB House links:

* Business is booming. The number of customers is in orange, the number of stores in blue
* The “service unit.” Nice and sterile sounding, eh? You can hold your mouse over areas of the image to see explanations most of you won’t be able to read. But it’s cool because it’s in Japanese, right?
* The next generation cutting station will include a video monitor to bombard customers with advertisements deliver various information to customers.
* Employment info. Full time employees make about US $22-45,000 a year. Part-timers make $10/hr and up, which means the company is really raking in money, but keep in mind that rent and electricity here are quite expensive.

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Herro Flom McDonald’s http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/05/08/herro-flom-mcdonalds/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=herro-flom-mcdonalds Sat, 07 May 2005 18:00:27 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/?p=29 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/05/08/herro-flom-mcdonalds/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/05/08/herro-flom-mcdonalds/feed/ 5 <p>If the lack of commentary in The Frogcast made you pine for the velvety smoothness of my voice, you’re going to love this episode. It’s blabberific! (TM) And every time I say “um” you have to take a drink. (Or come to think of it, maybe I should take a drink.) Show notes: My toy […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/05/08/herro-flom-mcdonalds/">Herro Flom McDonald’s</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> If the lack of commentary in The Frogcast made you pine for the velvety smoothness of my voice, you’re going to love this episode. It’s blabberific! (TM) And every time I say “um” you have to take a drink. (Or come to think of it, maybe I should take a drink.)

Show notes:

  • My toy collection:
  • Otofuke’s website
    • Listen to more of their songs
    • Photos from their street performance in NYC
    • Photos of them performing on the east side of Shinjuku Station (The side Kabukicho is on.)
  • If you like playing with digital photography, definitely check out AutoStitch. I have a gallery of images I made last night and today.
  • Ani-Zoo (Pronounced “Zoe”)
    • His official, under construction website
    • Page with a photo of him
    • I forgot to take a photo of the place where I saw him perform. So sue me.
  • Learn all about Golden Week just like I did. Until now I never bothered.
  • If you were to download my humble carp streamer photo and use it for your desktop wallpaper, I would be most honored.
  • The sad sad Planet’s website

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My podcasting hat

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If the lack of commentary in The Frogcast made you pine for the velvety smoothness of my voice, you’re going to love this episode. It’s blabberific! (TM) And every time I say “um” you have to take a drink. (Or come to think of it, Show notes:

* My toy collection:

* Audio-Technica AE6100 microphone

* Sony Microphone Mixer MX-50

* iRiver 799

* Sony Clie PEG-NX70V (Palm OS PDA, MP3 player, voice recorder, still & video camera)

* a jumble of cables and adapters

* $30 binaural mics from Good-Audio.com

* Koss “The Plug” earbuds (Learn how to customize ’em!)



* Otofuke’s website

* Listen to more of their songs

* Photos from their street performance in NYC

* Photos of them performing on the east side of Shinjuku Station (The side Kabukicho is on.)



* If you like playing with digital photography, definitely check out AutoStitch. I have a gallery of images I made last night and today.
* Ani-Zoo (Pronounced “Zoe”)

* His official, under construction website

* Page with a photo of him
* I forgot to take a photo of the place where I saw him perform. So sue me.


* Learn all about Golden Week just like I did. Until now I never bothered.
* If you were to download my humble carp streamer photo and use it for your desktop wallpaper, I would be most honored.

* The sad sad Planet’s website




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The Frogcast http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/05/01/the-frogcast/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-frogcast Sun, 01 May 2005 01:25:23 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/?p=24 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/05/01/the-frogcast/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/05/01/the-frogcast/feed/ 14 <p>Pretty self-explanatory, this one. Last night I attached my earbud microphones to my glasses with rubber bands to minimize the “cranial backwash,” walked outside to the rice paddy next to our house, sat there quietly for about 10 minutes or so then went back inside. I recommend listening to it with headphones on–your best pair–and […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/05/01/the-frogcast/">The Frogcast</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> Pretty self-explanatory, this one. Last night I attached my earbud microphones to my glasses with rubber bands to minimize the “cranial backwash,” walked outside to the rice paddy next to our house, sat there quietly for about 10 minutes or so then went back inside.

I recommend listening to it with headphones on–your best pair–and in a very quiet setting. The detail is incredible, if I do say so myself. You can hear exactly what I was hearing. Try picking out the two times I scratched my head.

It loops very well. I feel asleep listening to it and dreamed I had little vicious frogs stuck in my hair. No joke.

I’m using the NYU Distributed Network to cache and distribute this podcast. Please let me know if there are any problems with it.

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Pretty self-explanatory, this one. Last night I attached my earbud microphones to my glasses with rubber bands to minimize the “cranial backwash,” walked outside to the rice paddy next to our house, sat there quietly for about 10 minutes or so then wen... I recommend listening to it with headphones on–your best pair–and in a very quiet setting. The detail is incredible, if I do say so myself. You can hear exactly what I was hearing. Try picking out the two times I scratched my head.
It loops very well. I feel asleep listening to it and dreamed I had little vicious frogs stuck in my hair. No joke.
I’m using the NYU Distributed Network to cache and distribute this podcast. Please let me know if there are any problems with it.
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The “For Chrissake Just Get Something Out There Already” Podcast http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/04/08/the-for-chrissake-just-get-something-out-there-already-podcast/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-for-chrissake-just-get-something-out-there-already-podcast Fri, 08 Apr 2005 13:41:39 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/?p=11 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/04/08/the-for-chrissake-just-get-something-out-there-already-podcast/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/04/08/the-for-chrissake-just-get-something-out-there-already-podcast/feed/ 8 <p>Ah…like…sorry. It’ll be better next time. Show Notes: Masagoro’s Website Take 7 The Godcast Network: Behind the Scenes The Sound Professionals: binaural microphones Pictures of the stuff in my rig for binaural recording. Digital Flotsam Podcast BoingBoing blog</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/04/08/the-for-chrissake-just-get-something-out-there-already-podcast/">The “For Chrissake Just Get Something Out There Already” Podcast</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> Ah…like…sorry. It’ll be better next time.

Show Notes:

Masagoro’s Website
Take 7

The Godcast Network: Behind the Scenes
The Sound Professionals: binaural microphones
Pictures of the stuff in my rig for binaural recording.

Digital Flotsam Podcast

BoingBoing blog

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Ah…like…sorry. It’ll be better next time. Show Notes: Masagoro’s Website Take 7 The Godcast Network: Behind the Scenes The Sound Professionals: binaural microphones Pictures of the stuff in my rig for binaural recording. Show Notes:
Masagoro’s Website

Take 7
The Godcast Network: Behind the Scenes

The Sound Professionals: binaural microphones

Pictures of the stuff in my rig for binaural recording.
Digital Flotsam Podcast
BoingBoing blog
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Being Rich Pavovitch http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/03/18/being-rich-pavovitch/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=being-rich-pavovitch Thu, 17 Mar 2005 23:56:00 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/?p=6 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/03/18/being-rich-pavovitch/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/03/18/being-rich-pavovitch/feed/ 16 <p>Hitch a ride inside my head while I roam the streets of Kabukicho in search of…well, audio. My favorite part is when I buy a bottle of green tea from a vending machine and you can hear the sound of me drinking it as if you were there inside my head. The hawkers who try […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/03/18/being-rich-pavovitch/">Being Rich Pavovitch</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> Hitch a ride inside my head while I roam the streets of Kabukicho in search of…well, audio. My favorite part is when I buy a bottle of green tea from a vending machine and you can hear the sound of me drinking it as if you were there inside my head. The hawkers who try to temp me into their tittie bars, nightclubs and whorehouses won’t take no for an answer until I practically beat them over the head with it. There are a few craptacular camera phone pics in the gallery. I also updated the gallery for last week’s show.

Please don’t announce this podcast to tens of thousands of people. I don’t want to incur the wrath of the bandwidth gods. Let’s leave it as a well-kept secret for now.

The tour was so long that I didn’t get to cover some things I wanted to, like my meeting with Scott Lockman of Tokyo Calling. He came to my company’s office on Thursday evening to discuss a teaching gig. It’s funny how radio guys never look the way you imagine them. Matching the face with the voice for the first time is like watching a movie that’s been dubbed–only difference is the mouth moves in perfect sync with the voice.

My apologies to those of you on dial-up connections–this one’s also a bigun’. Also, sorry for the audio levels being set way too high, but unless you’re an audiophile you probably won’t notice. Just turn the volume down a bit.

Thanks to everyone who left comments. What a nice bunch of people you all are.

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Hitch a ride inside my head while I roam the streets of Kabukicho in search of…well, audio. My favorite part is when I buy a bottle of green tea from a vending machine and you can hear the sound of me drinking it as if you were there inside my head. Kabukicho in search of…well, audio. My favorite part is when I buy a bottle of green tea from a vending machine and you can hear the sound of me drinking it as if you were there inside my head. The hawkers who try to temp me into their tittie bars, nightclubs and whorehouses won’t take no for an answer until I practically beat them over the head with it. There are a few craptacular camera phone pics in the gallery. I also updated the gallery for last week’s show.
Please don’t announce this podcast to tens of thousands of people. I don’t want to incur the wrath of the bandwidth gods. Let’s leave it as a well-kept secret for now.
The tour was so long that I didn’t get to cover some things I wanted to, like my meeting with Scott Lockman of Tokyo Calling. He came to my company’s office on Thursday evening to discuss a teaching gig. It’s funny how radio guys never look the way you imagine them. Matching the face with the voice for the first time is like watching a movie that’s been dubbed–only difference is the mouth moves in perfect sync with the voice.
My apologies to those of you on dial-up connections–this one’s also a bigun’. Also, sorry for the audio levels being set way too high, but unless you’re an audiophile you probably won’t notice. Just turn the volume down a bit.
Thanks to everyone who left comments. What a nice bunch of people you all are.
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Wooooooo Hooooooo! http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/03/11/first-podcast/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=first-podcast Thu, 10 Mar 2005 19:44:19 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/?p=2 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/03/11/first-podcast/#comments http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/03/11/first-podcast/feed/ 24 <p>My first podcast! What an ordeal it is to put one of these things together, but the most fun I’ve had by myself in a long time. Guzzling red wine probably helped. Intro: Guano Apes See the photo gallery! If there’s nothing there, I fell asleep before I got a chance to upload photos. Check […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2005/03/11/first-podcast/">Wooooooo Hooooooo!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.herroflomjapan.com">Herro Flom Japan</a>.</p> My first podcast! What an ordeal it is to put one of these things together, but the most fun I’ve had by myself in a long time. Guzzling red wine probably helped.

Intro: Guano Apes

See the photo gallery! If there’s nothing there, I fell asleep before I got a chance to upload photos. Check back later. I’ll get them up, promise.

The JET Program

MasagoroMasagoro’s home page. In addition to being an accomplished artist, fluent in baby talk in two languages and performing original songs on toy piano outside the Shibuya station, a Google search reveals that she’s also a published poet.

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My first podcast! What an ordeal it is to put one of these things together, but the most fun I’ve had by myself in a long time. Guzzling red wine probably helped. Intro: Guano Apes See the photo gallery! If there’s nothing there, Intro: Guano Apes
See the photo gallery! If there’s nothing there, I fell asleep before I got a chance to upload photos. Check back later. I’ll get them up, promise.
The JET Program
Masagoro’s home page. In addition to being an accomplished artist, fluent in baby talk in two languages and performing original songs on toy piano outside the Shibuya station, a Google search reveals that she’s also a published poet.
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