Ed Cunningham |March 17 2021
March 17 2021
From hip hop and idol pop to economic theory – tofubeats’ On File takes a swift look through some of the niche details of Yusuke Kawai’s background, interests and favourites.
Following his Origins Playlist, tofubeats’ Yusuke Kawai also completed a quick Q&A interview for the Glow. Here is a selection from that list, some practical answers that give his listeners an idea of his formative musical experiences, key career moments and interests outside of music.
I think the only song I practiced spontaneously was a downpicking exercise sheetin the bass learning book. At that point, I hadn’t yet reached the point where I could play a whole song. (laughs)
During my elementary school years, my parents would take me to the video rental store. It wasn't until I was in the first year of junior high school that I bought a CD with my own pocket money – it was Sowelu’s Geofu (2003)
BUDDHA BRAND’s “Ningen hatsudenjo” [Human Power Plant]
Idol music. (I don't follow it avidly now, but I used to be a fan)
PR0P0SE’s “Amamoyō” [Rainy Weather] ug noodle’s “Kiken na uwasa”[Fishy Rumour]
I remember seeing nobodyknows+ at a school festival at a nearby university.
I was very impressed with Soichi Terada's live performance at the troop cade in Kobe a few years ago.
YEBISU YA PRO in Okayama
Happy Hour by Ryusuke Hamaguchi.
The best book I've read recently is Gendai keizai-gaku no chokkantekihōhō [Intuitive Methods in Modern Economics], but for something in English – Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go.
Donuts, cookies and black coffee