14 November 2012
FIT Ivy Symposium: Ivy in Japan
I'll be honest. I watched Dr. Masafumi Monden's presentation with jaw dropping amazement last Friday at FIT's Ivy Symposium. Whenever I look at anything through a different set of eyes... what was common and every day turns into something new and in this case, damned near magical.
The other night I dreamed I was a dog hanging out with a bunch of other dogs who were my friends. We were having a blast running around with our tongues hanging out. I woke up and had new respect for what's it like being a dog. I'm not sure if that makes any sense to you. Music might be more accessible. Masafumi turned me onto a new 'GS' band, The Wild Ones.
You can hear a sample of Japanese Group Sounds or GS here (@5:50 in there's a cover of the Beach Boy's, 'Surfing USA). I hear some friends outside barking so in the event you do enjoy looking at things through a different set of eyes, I leave you with this sweet biscuit...