I’ve been interested in doing a podcast for a while, and I was finally inspired to start one by my last post about 景気を付けて, which really only makes any sense if you can hear it, so go ahead and check out the first How to Japanese Podcast episode and hear me do my fierce 祭り yell.
1. Intro (0.00)
2. 景気を付けて (1.11)
3. Plugging the liveblog (5.37)
And yes, I will be liveblogging my reading of the English translation of 1Q84 this weekend. I liveblogged my reading of the original Japanese novel (at least the first few hundred pages of the first book) when it came out in 2009, and it was a lot of fun. I may not be the first to read the translation, and I definitely won’t be the last to read it, but I sure as hell will be the best to read it.
The little shamisen/violin thingie I stole for the section break sound in the podcast comes from Estradasphere‘s song “Those Who Know…” which refers to the most excellent Japanese saying 知る人ぞ知る – those who know know…motherfucker. I’m on the lookout for some sort of sound that will evoke Japan and be usable under Creative Commons licensing or whatnot. Any ideas? Anyone willing to lend some catchy shamisen or shakuhachi notes? Bueller? Tanaka?