Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Tatsuro Yamashita -- Loveland, Island
Another one of those summery, toe-tapping hits from Tatsuro Yamashita （山下達郎）in the early 1980s. "Loveland, Island" is the audio version of a jet ride to Hawaii. Initially meant for a jingle for a beer commercial, after Yamashita watched a film of a Brazilian woman dancing on the road (not making this up...this is on the J-Wiki writeup), he adjusted the tempo a bit and this was the result. Not sure if Mariya was in the room when he was watching the film.