Saturday, August 04, 2007

RETRAITS

4 comments:

Davecat said...

That's pretty fucking ace. Somehow, I never pictured Masami being a drinker, though...

Thomas Transparent said...

This is the closest I've seen Masami come to cracking a smile, either in person or on film (not like constant beaming is a prerequisite to being a good person, though). See what a benevolent influence you have on people, William! ;)

William Bennett said...

you should have seen him when we'd plied him with a bit more alcohol - Masami's a very funny guy when he has the chance to be himself - and his English is a lot better than people realise too

Thomas Transparent said...

I get the feeling that Masami really gets tired of discussing -of all things- Merzbow (and 'noise' by extension), and lights up when people initiate conversations with him about his cornucopia of other interests. As synonymous as he is with Merzbow, it's not the sum total of his life- as is evidenced by the twenty-odd books he's written.

And speaking of that, I don't doubt his English capability either- it must take some skill for him to translate the huge body of underground literature that forms the basis for his Japanese-language reportage.