Mister_Green: There’s a chance that folks that just spout out something like that really believe it, and it’s not really nice to refute things that people believe in, no matter how rediculous it might seem, including that fellow I talked about before that thinks he’s a fox or something. They must believe that sort of thing for a reason, so you sorta gotta let them be. And besides, there’s something neat about Jesus going dirtboarding for 40 days and 40 nights in the desert.

I remember what I wanted to say before. If you miss streakshooter’s work, a visit to www.freff.com. You might say he (Freff) was an old friend, even though I only ever wrote him once… used to read his column when I was a teenager and he wrote his stuff as a column in the magazine ‘Keyboard’… it was cancelled because he rarely wrote about music. (I think he played in a fusion outfit but I could be wrong about that.)

In the meantime, I hope streakshooter’s okay.

Anyone that hasn’t heard ‘Yatta!’ by Happatai ought to make it a point to do so at least once. It’s floated around the internet for a while now and has become a bit of a fad in the veins of ‘All Your Base Are Belong To Us’… It was written either to make people smile despite Japan’s political and economic climate, or to make fun of the politcal and economic climate in the first place, and contains lines that translate “Japan’s got crises, but tomorrow will be wonderful” and “We’ve got recession these days, and in government we’ve no faith, let’s hit ‘reset’ that’d be number one!’

Lyrics with translation can be found here among other places: http://www.animelyrics.com/jpop/happatai/yatta.htm

As for the song itself, you’ll have to find on your own, there are too many sources to mention, one is a homebrew flash video.

Lori was watching one of those ‘rearrange your house’ shows and it ended with the dude quoting, ‘There are no small parts, only small actors’ and continuing ‘If you can’t rearrange your world, rearrange your furniture.’

I’ve heard of what I think is a Russian proverb, ‘If you want to clean up the world, start with your doorstep’ meaning, at least I think, that you aren’t really qualified to put the world in order unless your own world is in order, like, your house is clean, and your debts are paid, and so on…

Makes you wonder if anybody’s qualified to help fix up the world at all. We can at least have nice clean houses while we’re trying.

See you next time.

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  1. I like that last part, I feel it’s very true. If you think about it maybe the world would be cleaned up if we started in our own first, then we would not have to look at the other person’s and neglect our own. I hope you have a great week. I look forward to your posts!

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