Hiromi Iwasaki's（岩崎宏美） "Wagamama" (Selfish) is her 17th album from July 1986, and it's also another one of my treasured purchases from Wah Yueh. Having become a convert to the cause since 1981, I was just so happy when my brother got me "Madonna Tachi no Lullaby"（聖母たちのララバイ）in 1982 and then a couple of her audiotapes via Mom when she visited Japan in 1985. But I was at the mercy of people actually going over to the country to get the albums...not the most inexpensive or the most logistically easy method. So you can imagine my joy when I discovered that Wah Yueh, my go-to record store in Chinatown during my U of T days, sold the most recent Iwasaki albums. Mind you, the albums weren't cheap but for Iwasaki, the sky was the limit. And especially when the then-27-year-old had that adorable Diane Keaton-in-"Annie Hall" (without the tie, mind you) look on the cover of "Wagamama", I was more than ready to throw my $20-dollar bills at the cashier.
|"Awwwww....ain't she cute?"|