Domo ArigaDIE!!! – Day 26 – Video Curation: David Carradine’s Tai Chi Workout (#DomoArigaDIE!!!)

https://youtu.be/IIIrb5vxmcQ I tend to sit a lot when writing a book. Writing takes a physical toll on my body: the muscle aches, the sore backside, the cramped fingers shivering and withering. To combat this pain, I have to exercise. And, not only to wash away the physical demands of the craft, but to strengthen and … Continue reading Domo ArigaDIE!!! – Day 26 – Video Curation: David Carradine’s Tai Chi Workout (#DomoArigaDIE!!!)

Domo ArigaDIE!!! – Day 25 – Video Curation: The Machine Girl (Noboru Iguchi) (#DomoArigaDIE!!!)

https://youtu.be/PLDTq7sK1L4 The cover art for Domo ArigaDIE!!! was inspired by Noboru Iguchi's THE MACHINE GIRL. I didn't know Iguchi's work when I lived in Japan, just came across his work a year or so ago. I had a lot of catching up to do. The man is a genius, a crazy movie genius. From what … Continue reading Domo ArigaDIE!!! – Day 25 – Video Curation: The Machine Girl (Noboru Iguchi) (#DomoArigaDIE!!!)

Domo ArigaDIE!!! – Day 24 – The Gods of Shinto (#DomoArigaDIE!!!)

https://youtu.be/iOynXOWvkU8 Shintoism doesn't play a major role in Domo ArigaDIE!!!, but its power certainly factors into the training of one of the major characters. I also spent considerable time listening to Shinto ceremony music while editing the book. Here's a short educational video, long enough for you to reach Kami-sama. And for Kami-sama to reach … Continue reading Domo ArigaDIE!!! – Day 24 – The Gods of Shinto (#DomoArigaDIE!!!)

Domo ArigaDIE!!! – Day 22 – Video Curation: Downtown Gaki no Tsukai: No Laughing 2010 (#DomoArigaDIE!!!)

https://youtu.be/3qFpA_FaUfQ It took years before I could actually understand (and LOVE) the humor of Downtown. This was the last New Year's Eve special I watched before leaving the country. My wife and I watched the entire thing. And got it. For the first time in my life, I got it. Happy New Year! The premise … Continue reading Domo ArigaDIE!!! – Day 22 – Video Curation: Downtown Gaki no Tsukai: No Laughing 2010 (#DomoArigaDIE!!!)

Domo ArigaDIE!!! – Day 21 – Video Curation: Kill and Kill Again (#DomoArigaDIE!!!)

https://youtu.be/4tLAByHDp_0 File this one under, "FILMS THAT I RENTED AS A CHILD AND THAT SEEPED INTO MY SUBCONSCIOUS ONLY TO HAUNT ME YEARS LATER." And I can't even remember much about this film other than a kick-butt protagonist, a genetically modified army, and an evil scientist. Without watching the trailer again, I don't even know … Continue reading Domo ArigaDIE!!! – Day 21 – Video Curation: Kill and Kill Again (#DomoArigaDIE!!!)

Domo ArigaDIE!!! – Day 20 – Video Curation: Future Kick (#DomoArigaDIE!!!)

https://youtu.be/FFr-GQhc5BM One of my goals as a writer is to create fiction that goes beyond the art forms that have shaped my mind. To graft myself to them and construct something new. One of those forms are 80s and 90s films. We lived next to a "Superette," a small convenience store in the middle of … Continue reading Domo ArigaDIE!!! – Day 20 – Video Curation: Future Kick (#DomoArigaDIE!!!)