Archive for January, 2011

A Great Word in Japanese

January 17th, 2011

Sometimes on TV programs, they ask Japanese folks what their favorite Japanese words are. The answers are inevitably psuedo-profound, relating to love or perseverance or the like. And, sometimes on TV programs, they ask foreigners what their favorite Japanese words are. The answers are inevitably silly. I don’t know if it’s my absolute favorite word, […]

Religious Popular Music

January 4th, 2011

In the English speaking world, “quality” has become antonymous (is that the right word for the opposite of “synonymous”?) with “religious music”. Sure, there are a few Christian bands who make decent music (MxPx, for example), but they are few and far between. It wasn’t always that way, of course. From the 10th century, with […]