犬は吠えるがキャラバンは進む

The Dogs Bark, But The Caravan Moves On.

2022/07/20 English

I talked with a friend in the Kyusyu area on WhatsApp. I asked him about the heavy rain there. He said it was not serious so I felt relieved. I shared the news from a site that Johnny Marr and Bobby Gillespie had played together at Primal Scream's live. It has been a long time since I stopped following their movement, but I still believe that they are great pioneers. Now they have become legends. It seems that rock music in me stopped in the 90s. Yes, Britpop, triphop, and lo-fi...

Today I had a strange thought. I am here from a life. I graduated from Waseda and did a wandering, and experienced some dramas. But somewhere in my mind, I am thinking that "My life wouldn't end here, someone would find me". This idea is dangerous because I guess that the idea that I have never been treated fairly will become certain hate. I remember a person who assassinated Shinzo Abe in recent news. His hate might be from the thought he hadn't been treated fairly... of course, this is just my idea.

I am from a generation which is called the 'lost generation'. This generation is one of the baby boomer generations so we should win the battle of school exams. And even if we won, we should feel sick because we couldn't find any good job easily because of economical depression. I am also a loser at job hunting so felt bad. If I guessed that I and he are the same generation, then I could see what he saw in his mind. Of course, the era's atmosphere would make the criminal's mind. And also his or her personal experiments could make a motivation. I want to follow the news about him.

Now I'm reading Shohei Ohoka's "Seijo Press". He was in his 70s, but he watched movies such as "Apocalypse Now" and listened to 'new music' like Alice and Miyuki Nakajima with his fresh senses. This book is his journal from those things. Quite interesting. I imagine how he would describe this age if he was alive. And also I thought that I had to follow his fresh senses. His fair attitude is excellent. I want to read more.