I was told that you are the one who gave the name to the new label Imai-san, so how did you come up with the name? Well, I thought of a few things.
How many names did you have as possibilities? Well it had to be name with a word or two that were good together and that would be a hit with everyone. So anyway I looked up some stuff on Google and this was just the first name I came up with.
So you’re the one who came up with ‘Lingua Sounda’? Well. I played around with the words.
My teacher just talked about how she thinks it is a true talent and a gift to be able to make people laugh. It isn’t easy to be happy, so something that is humorous and can make people laugh is really something special.
All I could think of is Golden Bomber, and how they have that talent. They…
I don’t really understand the Golden Bomber hate that I sometimes see on Tumblr. I mean, I’m not a huge fan myself as a lot of their music isn’t my thing but even so… I have a soft spot for them because they’re clever, witty, and they make me laugh.
Is it because they make fun of J-music and its fans, maybe? But really, they make fun of themselves far more than they do other people, and it seems to me that when they do make fun of other bands, or the music scene, or whatever…. they do it with clear affection and not with malice. I’m not Japanese so I’m sure I miss a lot of their humour, but even I can see that they poke fun at all kinds of pop culture and social behaviour that really DESERVES to be made fun of. And what’s more they do it with a really clever brand of observational comedy mixed into the silliness - it’s not dumb silliness at all.
I really think they’re a bunch of smart cookies who deserve any success they have. Making people laugh is indeed a talent, and I consider them to be true entertainers, whether the music is to one’s taste or not.
Writer Si Spurrier was supposed to be on a “How To Write A Comic Script” panel today at London Super Comics Convention, but in support of Paul Cornell’s pledge to give up his seat on panels to qualified female creators when the panels are fewer than half women, he followed suit and gave his seat to cartoonist Tammy Taylor: