In this podcast, we learn how Irishman Lafcadio Hearn (Koizumi Yakumo) contributed hugely to Japanese culture, and much more along the way.
“I think that kids aren’t exposed to challenging material sometimes when they’re a bit too Young, but it’s good for them, it gives them a thick skin!
“Otherwise they don’t know how to deal with trauma, and then when real trauma comes along they don’t know what to do.”
“When I run, I mean I try my best, but 4 of 5 kilometres out, and all of a sudden I have to get home. I mean, you can order a taxi! I can’t say I’ve never hailo’ed in the middle of a run!
“But you can’t hailo on a book – you’re defeating yourself.”
Too many young bands die because everyone is vying for the limelight, but Lowlight Gathering seems to be the perfect name. Their work indicates a mutual respect and a rapport for each other that is too often missing in bands.
‘Secrets to the Grave’ will be the second of the 3 part ‘Driver’ series of short films. It’s prequel ‘Any Last Words’ was intended to be standalone, but that changed after it was well received in the Cannes Short Film Corner, Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival, Baton Rouge Irish Film Festival and the Underground Cinema Awards.
Moore says they were “compelled to continue the story.”
Kiwi journalist Dave Farrier normally covers special interest entertainment stories. At the start of the documentary, he finds his latest quirky pursuit – Competitive Endurance Tickling; He tries to glean some more information on the ‘sport’ and the organisers, and it turns into something a lot less innocent