Sunday, July 25, 2010

My Favorite Summer Song

Cleaning out the basement and the garage today, and just thought I would share my favorite summer song ever. It's a Japanese 'golden oldie' from the 70's ! Miki Hirayama is the singer, and I found it thanks to my all-time favorite Japanese movie-- Adrenaline Drive. There's just nothing better than a movie about two shy young people who steal some gangsters' money, then overcome their shy natures and fall in love while on the run!

Imagine the bumbling gangsters, packed into a tiny, tiny car, chasing the couple... then they turn on the radio and start singing along to this tune.

OK, you don't have to imagine because I just found that on youtube as well.

And for those of you who thought the main 'good guy' in the back of the truck looked familiar... he is Masanobu Ando, of Battle Royale (and a lot of other movies) fame. I love that guy-- seriously the Japanese Johnny Depp.

That's it for today... sorry about the lack of writing relevance, but I thought everyone needed to enjoy my FAVORITE SUMMER SONG!


Matthew Rush said...


yokohamamama said...

Ann can't write anything 'cause she has to play with me for a week! Yay! And I will hug her, and squeeze her, and call her George.

Everybody give poor Ann a break...or a pity party...she cut the crap out of her finger washing dishes! Six stitches! And I wasn't even there yet to take her to the doctor...bad sister! Bad sister! (me, not her:)

Franklin Beaumont said...

Hi Ann. I love Japanese cinema - and I'm quite partial to 70s Japanese pop music - but this film must have passed me by. Looks like fun.

BTW, personally I've always thought of Asano Tadanobu as Japan's Johnny Depp.

ann foxlee said...

Yep, Asano Tadanobu definitely has the quirkiness of roles that Johnny Depp has... I guess think of Masanobu Ando as the '21 Jump Street'era Johnny Depp, lol. Good looking and talented, with a lot of promise.
Try Battle Royale, if you haven't already seen it. FANTASTIC, brutal movie, and Ando is great as the kooky bad guy.