Posts Tagged ‘Shonen Knife’

26 July, 2005 I met Ayako Matsukawa a few weeks ago at Shot Bar Orugan (named after the ancient organ in the stairwell) when I was out with Murakami-sensei one Friday night. Aya-san is a trumpet player and a member of the orchestra at Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts, where she studies music. Although […]


shonen knife!

24Jul05

9 July, 2005 Naoko Yamano, the guitarist for Shonen Knife, is an Osaka native, and Atsuko Yamano, the bassist, is from Nara, right around the corner. I’m not sure exactly how it works, but apparently there’s some numerology involving the Japanese pronunciation of the word “knife” (that would be “naifu”) so every year around the […]