And for me that makes things all the more interesting. Man…I gotta check out these oddballs — they are going to be the nuts. The modus operandi remains classic K M V Waugh — an object or technique is picked up and fiddled with for a while and each possible combination of rubbing, striking, bowing and blowing rained down until all options are exhausted.
Outside the Angler Fish get anxious with stress-harps. The last 2 minutes of this 21 minute piece add a slight distortion giving you a soft landing destination. This mini-album, the wonderfully titled Varnish Creaseis an 18 minute smeared collage, a bold painting in Bovril hues. Industrial grot a malfunctioning PEZ dispenser perhaps? Like several porridge-slugged mouths reading their dreams simultaneously this has a head-fudge quality.
Ever been lost in a crowd? This mimics that slight panic and claustrophobic feel exactly. In fact this whole crease has a real Cidershed feel with that slight tint of threat added to the vulnerability.
Pearls dipped in butter swirling round the palm of a brown giant. The slick tones fill the smooth handful; fingers wiggle to spread the flutter. This is a disarmingly charming and hypnotically beautiful opener from his holiness Duncan Harrison.
Gurble-gobs, slop and slobber the lazy consonants and sighs that very skitter with finger-manipulated tape skank. It soon turns into pigs grunting quick enough oink oink oink and a sonic Richard Scarry cartoon of crash-bang-wallop. A water butt slowly fills with rancid treacle as tiny black imps dance around the bloated barrel, slapping their bulbous bellies and blowing crimson smoke rings.
A watchful Duncan scoops up the imps and ingests them all a-wriggle, recording their hapless plummet down his gullet. Repeated listens to this humble tape reveal this to be a mature work, a self-assured work, a personally resonant work floating slowly into my consciousness. Side one ends with another real-life vignette, this time trad-jazz busker think bowler hat and pinstripe waistcoat overlaid flinty guitar pluckage think sloppy Arran jumper and orthopaedic shoes bringing two worlds together — the beach front and the bedsit — into a tangy-sharp fragment.
This nugget was never televised and then destroyed on direct instructions from Biddy Baxter. Valhalla opens its gates to welcome another fallen hero. Shields become bronze gongs beaten with a soft as the captured skald drones on. Back in the studio Duncan dons his silk gown and adopts the Crane stance blowing on A Confident Dance - Masque (7) - 5 - Track Sampler Taken From The Forthcoming CD: ;The Flesh That Understands; (Cassette) bassoon until a feeder tape of allotment gristle joins the sound mix like it was the most natural thing in the world.
Birds aimlessly chirrurp and flapper and cast iron tools are tinkled like collectible glass bells. I can feel the late afternoon sun in this recording baking my neck and making me sleepy. A game-changing tape from D Harrison.
The Poacher is split into three parts, each third revealing a different side to Lost Wax, that unlock and fold out on hidden brass hinges. The pace is stately, like a nurse on a bike, as Ben adds layers of hiss and schloop weaving them into a tapestry fit for a medium-sized town hall. But before we can even jiggle a heavy chain of office beautiful voices creak out of the floorboards. They soar and float like rainbows.
Flutes trill. I swoon. A hired drummer fiddles with his high-hat fairly obsessively tiss-tiss-tiss as the cummerbunded MC beckons in a phalanx of beach balls full of gaseous hippy crack. The massed horologicalists look up from their chaotically ticking handfuls but relax as Ben, safely at the controls, squeezes out a rhythmic pulse for the cast-iron disco crowd. Imagine F. Einheit getting ready for a date checklist — red rose, lump hammer, rusty chain, trumpet, gas canister dressing in his best dungarees with bear-grease controlling his wanton quiff.
Gnarled hands rip up steel casings and pummel a brass boiler with oranges. The bright zest fills the air and this sudden change in atmosphere calms our man…his fingers caress the splintered keyboard moving from black to white. Digit-shapes transfer from 3D geometry into calm sound-pools that sit gently rippling in the citrus breeze. Cryptic headline : Behold the power of threee.
The pyramid triumphant: the tripod exultant! I — band have been jamming with conjoined frontal lobes since But beware…this three-o have recorded nothing approaching trad jazz over a whole bunch of heady 8-tracks and wax cylinders. This Sci Fi Death Mask is their last ever recording.
But thankfully some bright spark snatched this ritual a live performance from Antwerp from the arms of unreliable memory via thick magnetic tape thereby basting the resulting soundwaves in rich symbolism and occult power. Head-music gonzo stream : This whole performance is chunked into three tasty pieces. Starting from mere microbes a leggy beast emerges from the ooze. The shimmering harmonium drone is introduced; a metallic shriek furniture moved slowly punctuates.
The static-yet-moving palette is like sea viewed from a low-flying aeroplane; you know barely-restrained power lurches behind those cold, grey waves. Yet when landed this ritual of purification has the same shimmering magik I last heard in the smack-gongs of Vietnam.
All pause and release; bronze bones hammered and aching as tears of pure joy and gratitude rolled down my sunburnt cheeks. Heavy ticking balls and angry holla spit rough Rice Wine in gaseous cloud above your head.
The offerings and prayer flags still flutter but are now soaked in foul, flammable liquid. Below, below, below the speed-junk-trash-can, like a coffee-nervous Phill Calvert, spasms in response. Guitar starts to peal, as twisted as the spire of Chesterfield, and Harmonium wildly laughs.
Things are getting serious. They call themselves The Grateful Dong, Punk Floyd or something and let it all hang out, balancing reality on an eyelid. And in that sweaty basement, just off Tottenham Court Road, the band finally locks minds with the audience. Together they soar the skies, pushing through the membrane of atmosphere and the old black vacuum to breach the un-breachable.
A place where the senses are amplified a thousand fold; eyes become attuned to taste, ears fondle the colour of sound all orange, pinks and blood-reds here and we lose ourselves for eons in the pure joy of sweet slow-explosions.
This ritual has to end sometime. Available in physical and astral forms from humansacrifice. This is no New Age whale song bullshit. This is a beautifully placed, memory-gong.
A tug on the collective sound-DNA we all share. Smoky traffic roars by over a plucked string a spare and solem Pipa possibly and Blade Runner-style adverts. The detail in the editing roasts these sounds gently…. My ears pensively glowed as I tuned-in deeper and deeper into this recording revelling in the non-congruence of A Confident Dance - Masque (7) - 5 - Track Sampler Taken From The Forthcoming CD: ;The Flesh That Understands; (Cassette) I could see out the window a damp garden and what I could hear, A Confident Dance - Masque (7) - 5 - Track Sampler Taken From The Forthcoming CD: ;The Flesh That Understands; (Cassette).
The instructions on the bus timetable pretty much sum this up…. Figure it reasonable transfer bus to remind you when to travel. Figure it also provides you with Beijing bus routes, sites, maps, and other information surrounding the query.
Stock ride the bus with you, I wish you a pleasant journey! The innocent chitter of children talking in the distance makes this dark lake faintly unnerving.
Percussive rasps A manic woodpecker? Polite fireworks? Yeah…this is horror film stuff. Shortwave static and the squeal of un-lubricated wheels wraps and warps the art of the overblown tannoy announcement. A brief taster, sonic-tapas. Things start innocently enough with straining brass rods being bent and warped. All very nice I think. A single folk fiddle is joined by its deeper cousin the Cello. More and more family arrive until the rosined strings vibrate powerfully and churn up the air like a giant spoon.
I look at the tiny tape with wonder…this sounds like it was recorded at Abbey Road; Scott Walker conducting with a boner such is the rousing ferment. But eventually the sea of strings is becalmed and with a brief coda of pocket fuffle and polite throat clearing we are done.
My gosh…I need a little lie down after that. Keep an eye on the Psykick Dancehall Facebook page and website so you can snap one up when it becomes available. Sound clip available here. Ladies and gentlemen, dear readers all, welcome to the hotly anticipated Zellaby Awards for The show, in its third annual outing, is presented in association with Radio Free Midwich and hosted by the editor from his comfortably-appointed padded cell in the basement of Midwich Mansions.
Such conflicts are the rule rather than the exception. Architects critique architecture, art professionals critique art, political scientists critique the government — everyone has a stake in his or her respective field.
But the discourse he initiated, and the strangely anemic, multicolored fruit it bears, are very much ripe for satire. Bidoun invited international relations experts, artists, architects, and 63 members of our editorial and design team to evaluate a selection of exemplary nation brands. Andy Pressman: This one has everything: brush strokes, a flower, many colors, and no meaning.
NH: Were Latvia, Armenia, and Poland all just sold the same kit or did they jostle around to end up with the same crap magic marker pallet? BR: All of the countries with the most horrific histories end up with this toddlerific fingerpainting look… is it that they employ designers too young to remember?
NH: This is probably already obvious to everyone else, but I just realized all these new logos are for website banners. Armenia took their cue from Google.
Imagine google. MCV: Man, Turkey desperately wishes it had a vowel with a diacritical mark in it. SB: Is that a flame? Or a tulip? Or a swimmer with a flaming head? Or, a tulip?
Parag Khanna: They should go with the whole exotic, spicy, soukeffect somehow. BR: They should have just gone for it and put a turkey in the logo…. What is the first thing you think of when you hear Turkey? Europe and Asia? Look at that famous painting by Delacroix, Liberty Leading the People. We are that liberal! PK: Any watery-blue squiggly pattern now reminds me of the Avatar characters.
Too removed from reality to connect to Egypt at all. NH: There was some sub-brand of cloves that had this very logo circa Anyone else remember this? BR: Some of the more hilarious campaigns occur when countries seek branding not because they are unknown but because they are well known for terrible things. Here in Bizarro World, Sri Lanka is best represented by five infinitely graceful fingers delicately presenting us a babylotus blossom.
SB: How many countries are identified by an indigenous rather that symbolic animal? Is this Skippy? And how did those kids learn to speak kangaroo?
Is it taught at school in Australia? Random fact: Flipper the Dolphin was a sex-addict. It looks like the sun is reaching out to stoke the fires of invention in the loins of the kangaroo mother. SB: Astounding absence of a the Burj al Arab b the Burj Khalifah c anything the world has come to love — or hate — about the idea of Dubai. So many opportunities squandered, surely? Damn you Qatar. Damn your higher GDP per capita and currency reserves. Anything having to do with transit. Dubai is on the move.
Dubai is an SUV, an airline, a luxury liner…. No prizes for second to last…. Did they just ask to be removed from the list or something? SB: Visit Finland and… squiggles? This is a sweeping statement, here goes anyway. Deadpan and droll do not suffice to describe the incredible imperviousness of what they might be thinking and how that manifests on the outside.
This logo basically does the same thing. I guess I just have to visit Finland to Fin-d out. PK: The rings are meant to symbolize the Northern Lights!! Am willing to bet they were made in-house or lifted from an archive rather than drawn up by an agency. The other logos can float on any white or neutral background. These are solid, bordered objects to be affixed to letters, postcards, passports, luggage. They are props rather than suggestions. Most of these non-logos also reference the state and state power.
Ministry of Tourism Syria, Yemen. The crown Liechtenstein. The feudal coat of arms of Kuwait. All are filtered through a sort of early deco-inspired modernism circa Travel without borders, without negotiation.
A childish simplicity. Sublimation of solid nationalism into a clear vapor of suggestion. Vacation — vacate — vacuum. Totally weirdly toothy. Maybe tusky. Which gets you to… Tuscany! Do I win a prize or what? PK: A real wasted opportunity for Italy. Berlusconi should have spent more out of his own pocket to come up with something better. PK: Colorful and blobby, implying both rainforest and ocean — and Carnival party-time.
Brazil can basically do anything it wants with the logo and people will go there. BR: I thought this was a dead-ringer for the Valvoline logo, but it looks nothing like it. This makes me want to go to Bhutan and have my picture taken while petting the nice Thunder Dragon. I hear it likes Cheetos. PK: The Thunder Dragon only entices kids who would stumble upon it looking for the next Disney movie. BR: This is an extremely successful rebranding. I thought of its untouched forests and its national hair cut.
I thought of the fees they leverage on foreigners to keep it from turning into a gaudy K-hole like Nepal. Now I think of Cheez crackers. SB: That there tulip looks like an assassination-induced blood-splatter.
PK: Simple, abstract tulip is kind of nice actually. But why not be honest and paint a marijuana leaf on the other side? You know, just to acknowledge both sides of their floral charms.
BR: But Van Gogh never painted a tulip — he painted vases of wildflowers, the lowly iris, the roadside sunflower, blooming chestnuts, the poisonous Mediterranean oleander — but never the tulip, that Dutch object lesson in financial speculation.
SB: The Land that Sings. Sings what? Pounding Europop? And what if you want a quiet getaway, some peace, escape? Does the land ever stop singing? Or is it singing from melancholy? Like a sad Neil Diamond?
Early on in my time in Latvia, I was told — nay, warned — that Latvia is the land that sings. The caveat proved to be true in every way, and whether or not it was meant to be prophetic, for me the admonition was self-fulfilling.
What could be sexual about that? Much more painful is the fact that this opinion is constantly echoed every time. How have we fallen so far? We all like to complain about what the government is doing or not doing? But ask yourself too, what am I doing?
I do not deny that there are bad people in this country, but tell me one country in this world where they are not. Much more, I believe that there are more good people than bad ones in Nigeria; the problem is simply that we have lost our voices and are sitting on our hands. Let every one of us good people who belong to this blessed and most populous black nation in the world begin to use our minds and think of how to make this land better. I challenge us to dream again, to tell the world of our dreams of a great nation, but most importantly to act.
I studied Chinese at Al-Azhar University the first year the language was offered. That was I thought it would help me get a job. Very few of the Chinese in Egypt speak any Arabic. Some Chinese Muslims speak a little, mostly Uighurs. Of course, very few Egyptians speak Chinese, either. I think Chinese is harder than any other language, mostly because of the pronunciation. I never will. It took me four years of hard study to get to where I am. I was the top student in a class of twenty-five, and I started working immediately after graduating in With Chinese there are two fields one can go into, translation and tourism.
I have done some of both. Along with the machines, we get Chinese technical assistants. They need translators, too. The Chinese have long arms, they work everywhere.
They work with oil in the Sudan, with mining in Niger. Anyway, China needs raw materials, and Africa has them. China has established relations with every country in Africa. I also teach Chinese to about twenty students at Al-Azhar University. There are about six teachers; one of them is Chinese. There are more students studying Chinese now than ever before.
There is a Chinese cultural center in Giza. Just to Al-Azhar and on my various work tours. It takes years to become a tour guide. You can take a two- or four-year training course. Or you can take the Zahi Hawass, an oral exam given by the Ministry of Tourism. Covering five thousand years of Egyptian history! Some people hire private tutors, but there are no books, no study guides. There are all the books in all the bookshops that cover Egyptian history.
But which ones to buy? Different kinds of tourists require different kinds of tours. The Russians just want to go to the Red Sea and have a good time, if you know what I mean. The next easiest are the Spanish.
The Germans think they are the best in the world. But the Japanese are just annoying — always waiting for you to make a mistake. The Chinese who come to Egypt are among the better travelled. They tend to be better educated and are often supported by their parents. When they get bored of that, they seek out new places. Of course, there are some older Chinese tourists in Egypt.
Younger Chinese tourists eat Egyptian food, European food, American food. But not koshary. They never eat koshary. You have to be really prepared, and you have to be ready to deal with children. One time we were at the pyramids, and I was telling them about the pharaohs and so on, and I gave them some time to take photos.
Can you believe it? When the financial crisis hit, the Chinese were afraid to go abroad. February is a good month for Chinese tourists in Egypt — they get to go on holiday around Chinese New Year. I think I will always work in the field of Sinomania, but not always as a tour guide.
That work is hard. They have a great ancient civilization, the mother of Japan and Korea. I like some Chinese people, but not all of them. China was a good and safe place to live in the s, like Egypt was. The Chinese people are ghalban — they have a restricted style of life. But at root they are good people. They have jokes, but they are not like Egyptians, telling jokes all the time.
They have monologues. The cultures are so different. Egyptian food is much better. Living in China is so strange. Once at about pm I wanted to buy something to eat, but everything was closed! All the Chinese people were sleeping!
Anyway, I learned to eat with chopsticks here in Egypt. I like to say I am half a Chinese person. It was not uncommon to find residents of this land scrambling up narrow paths or crossing swollen rivers on makeshift bridges fashioned from the trunks of trees. When they were introduced to tightrope performances — most probably through migration to neighboring regions for work — Dagestanis adapted the practice and made it their own, concocting a high-wire version of local folk dances.
Those very dances were a major influence on the choreography of the Ballets Russes. During the Soviet era, tightrope walking, like every other trade, came under the aegis of the state. The best dancers joined the state circus and got to travel the world. Amid the chaos that followed the collapse of the USSR inDagestan was one of the hardest-hit regions. What ensued was a decline in the quality and quantity of Dagestani tightrope walking practices. Still, in some parts of Dagestan, there has been something of a revival of the art.
There have even been efforts to establish a proper school. Since he left the Kiev state circus, Ali-Ashkab Gasanov manages the Pehlevan troupe in Makhachkala, the strange architectural dystopia that is the Dagestani capital. At one point, the school janitor was so inspired that he decided to take it up himself. Tightrope walking is part of our culture. In the past, when two villages were in a blood feud, tightrope walkers would invite both villages to come together, and they would perform for them.
The dancers would wear a bear mask and a lambskin coat, and if they managed to cross the wire with the jug and the water and the egg, it meant that the peace would last forever. We also perform our national dances on the rope, like the dagger dance. As a tightrope walker, you need to be creative, to have a strong will, and to be fearless.
We have no safety nets. You see, people on a rope have to be absolutely synchronized. I have trained three hundred pupils since Since the early twentieth century, Dagestan has provided wrestlers, strongmen, and tightrope walkers to the state circus.
We perform in Stavropol every summer. From July to November ofmy group was lucky enough to get orders to participate in twelve festivals dedicated to the eightieth anniversary of twelve districts that had been demarcated under the Soviets. Still, I am worried about the future of my four-person team. Inthere are no more district jubilees planned.
Each of us has a family to take care of. Maybe one day all the tightrope walkers could get together and form an association. That is my hope. Business is really good.
We have a passion to reach as many people as we can. Dubai is becoming more aware each day. People come to Dubai looking for something. And unlike most other cities, they become big fish in a small pond almost overnight. Why am I not happy? He comes looking for one thing and finds something completely different. I had one client who was the quintessential Dubai housewife — married, two children, a successful banker husband, and a huge villa in Jumeirah.
When we did the first session of hypnotherapy, I found a lot of it involved just clearing out the A Confident Dance - Masque (7) - 5 - Track Sampler Taken From The Forthcoming CD: ;The Flesh That Understands; (Cassette) energy of Dubai — the traffic, the noise, the mosque blaring in the morning.
Dubai is a very young place, a city that rose very quickly. So much pent-up energy. No one is grounded. There are no roots here. Hypnosis is how we get in touch with the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind has all the answers of your past, present, and future. I help you heal yourself. Take three deep breaths. Exhale all your fears. Just relax with each and every breath. White light coming down on each and every part of your body: your chest, your hips, your thighs.
White light is entering each and every cell. Focus on your eyelids. Breathe out all the stress and all the tension from your eyelids. Now make yourself believe that your eyelids are sewn shut and you cannot open them. The state of relaxation moves up across your chest area.
Feel the stress coming out, the relaxation moving up. The deepest state is the somnambulistic state, which is when the eyes roll up. This is where the past lives are. Diseases come from past lives. Like asthma. Someone once came to us with incurable asthma. Under hypnosis, he learned that he died by drowning in his past life. Our concepts are quite progressive and it is true that in some cases they are in conflict with the religion.
Jordanians, Syrians, Lebanese… they take to it very quickly. I find that the issues we treat with Emiratis are very similar to those of Indians we treat. This is probably because they have a lot of similar cultural traditions. Among the Indian clients, a lot of women suffer from issues within the family — mothers-in-law, relatives, not being able to break free of tradition. Under hypnosis, I can trace back many major physical diseases to prior generations when they were subjugated to nasty in-laws or elders.
I have Sheikhas who come to me, but they mostly work with crystals. Otherwise, we get the whole spectrum of social classes and income ranges in here. I had one client, for example, who found it difficult to pay for a session.
She was associated with a company that made towel samples, so she sent a box of towels to our center, which we gladly accepted. The energy here is very free flowing. Otherwise, an average session costs dirhams.
At times, we perform hypno-birthing — releasing the fears of pregnant women during labor. They have no pain in labor. They are complete novices to hypnosis, but their mind is re-programmed so they have no pain. If you are ready to be re-programmed, it is very easy. Everything is connected to thought. Of course, the placebo effect is very strong. If your mind believes that the healing is taking place, then you see the difference. And this is good for us, because hypnosis, or hypnotherapy, is the last resort; our clients tend to have tried everything else, they have exhausted the traditional therapies.
So they think, this has to work! And it does. So they keep coming back because, ultimately, we show them that they can make their own reality. And they get hooked on that. Personally, I think Dubai is the spiritual anchor for the entire Middle East.
Damascus and more ancient places are inherently spiritual and have always been so. But new spiritual movements will start in places like Dubai.
Masses of people will get affected very quickly, and will start making big changes in their lives. I already see it. Dubai will be the start of big changes for the wider Middle East. Light bulbs will start going on everywhere at the same time.
Like migrating birds. And if this part of the world can find oneness, with its different cultures, religions, conflicts, and challenges, then anything can happen. I had no particular attraction to the subject of addiction.
That, along with her utter disinterest in writing — or in reading, for that matter — made me think that I might in some way make myself complementary to her. What she needed, I decided, was a writer. Or perhaps she decided, because when we first met, she spoke for almost four hours. At the time I was in need of a story to tell. By the time I returned, there were seven messages: I was to call right away. I could sense his excitement. The story began with an account of why it was that the psychiatrist wore a horn in her lobe.
Moritz but several worlds away. If in person my subject might have repelled the prospective reader, she might also do so at the start of a book. That was indeed a problem I grappled with, for my subject did seem strange, thanks to the horn, a curved and hollow black chamois horn from the Swiss Alps. The verdict was in: strangeness should remain within bounds. Salability demanded that my reader be much like an addict — strung along, with small doses, desperate for more.
So from a book that could be read at leisure, I aimed to extract a book that would hold the attention. I had to find a string that would pull this ideal reader in and through to the end of the yarn. Perhaps the book wanted to be a salable book after all, instead of a lovely shelf of stories there for you to take or leave, this year or ten years from now, or never. I had a chapter that two people agreed could go to the front of the book. At the end of the chapter, the psychiatrist led some of her patients onto an abandoned lot by the hospital, where together they began to plant what would become the first garden at Bellevue.
If the reader could be made to worry about the fate of the garden — and of the psychiatrist, too, since she desperately needed to keep tending the garden for and with her patients — then the book would have its hook. I knew that the garden had already been saved; it had happened around the time that I settled down to write the book.
But I had to keep that from the reader till the last chapter. Balls safely ensconced at the start of my crypto-bestseller, I decided it was time to take a day off. Problems of continuity, as film people say. I repaired to Canal Street. How was business on Canal Street?
In the facing window was a pendant depicting a small robber made of solid gold and covered in diamonds. He was modeled on the Pillsbury Doughboy, and he held a bag — of loot, presumably, which he clinched at the neck with one gloved hand. The Virgin of Guadalupe sold better than anything else in the store, I was told.
She was doubly attractive — blessing whatever sort of business might bring in enough money to buy one of these homages to her, and protecting it from possible nefarious consequences shakedown, double-cross, jail, etc. Just as I entered the mall and noticed that several shops were shuttered, including one called Bling, my cellphone rang. That morning a Mademoiselle Laporte had written to me asking that I send her an authentic tax certificate: a document from the IRS stating that I paid my taxes here.
Her loss was my gain. Her loss was a gain for her, too, when she wrote a bestseller about losing her savings at the end of her career. They still do, only now everything takes longer. They send me, then they wait. I write, then I wait. I went to Dublin recently.
I could take my time writing the story: I could move the pen slowly, as though through water. Grab them by the balls. My uncle built this store in Back then, one side was a beauty shop and the other was a fish market. He lived in the back. If you happened to be single, you could just pick up your suitcase, catch a Greyhound bus, and go. Still, where would you go? And if you had a family or a house or a business, it was even harder. What would you do in Idaho or Iowa? So the majority of Japanese-Americans stuck it out.
And that turned out to be a terrible mistake. By March President Roosevelt signed an executive order incarcerating all Japanese from the Western states.
I was three years old then. From Santa Anita, we went to rural Arkansas; there were at least two camps in Arkansas. There were only ten camps in total: two in California, one in Idaho, one in Wyoming, one in Colorado, two in Arizona, and the two in Arkansas.
Somebody has to build it, somebody has to guard it, somebody has to service it with food and God only knows what, to keep twelve thousand people going. I think it must have been good business, running those camps. After the war, we ended up back in California. The biggest problem for the Japanese, coming back from the camps, was finding work. There were still a lot of hard feelings toward us.
The one job that a lot of people gravitated toward was landscape gardening. It was a very good business, because you could be your own boss. My uncle was lucky. Inwhen we were detained, an American friend of his had assumed power of attorney and watched the property.
A lot of people got screwed that way; their representatives would sell their property and take the money. But in this case, the guy was honest, so when my uncle got out of the camp, everything went back to normal.
Their customers were other Japanese-Americans. Back then, this neighborhood was totally different. It was a self-contained Japanese community: there was a A Confident Dance - Masque (7) - 5 - Track Sampler Taken From The Forthcoming CD: ;The Flesh That Understands; (Cassette), a beauty shop, a barbershop, and one or two little Japanese restaurants.
There were a lot of boarding houses, too. Right after the war, when people got out of the camps, they would go to the boarding houses or to the church or the Japanese school down here. They would just live there until they could reestablish themselves.
We kept to ourselves, in part due to prejudice. The Japanese were submissive in the sense that they felt, What good was it going to do trying to turn the rock over if there were just going to be worms there? So they tended to keep to themselves. Later on, importers would come to us. This shop has been in our family for over fifty years. Our little shop was one of the first Shiseido Cosmetics dealers in America. Inmy father got a letter from Japan.
Someone, a relative or a friend, was on the Japanese ice skating team going to Europe for the Olympics. This person asked if he could meet my father at the airport, just to say hi. Finding love is a challenging quest even in your home country. Dating in Germany will either make it more so or raise the chance to finally get the partner you've been looking for all along.
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