‘Parachute’ by Shugo Tokumaru

Shugo Tokumaru

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As I mentioned the other night, and as Danica mentioned in her post, it’s hard not to think of the unfortunate times the people of Japan are in. So I’m continuing the positive vibes with lots of good music and colorful posts. So randomly I was thinking of one of my favorite Japanese musicians, Shugo Tokumaru, and one of his best songs, Parachute. I spent two summers ago listening to this guy a lot, driving around with all the windows down. His music for whatever reason evokes such positivity to me, though in all honesty I have no idea what he’s saying. Even if he was singing about sad things it still comes across as joyful. If you like this song be sure to check out his most recent release, Port Entropy.

I thought I’d also take a second to remind everyone that you can still help those in need in Japan by donating. Jean Snow, who he himself experienced the earthquake, has come up with a list of places to give and donate. It was the best list I’ve seen so far, with straightforward donations and incentivized ones as well, so I thought I’d share it. Don’t pray for Japan, give to Japan.


March 15, 2011