Paul Ogata

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The allure of live performance is the very real possibility that anything may happen. Taylor Swift dissing Katy Perry on stage; a comedian putting a heckler in their place; watching how Tiësto pushes the Play button this time in another six-hour “concert” of pre-recorded mixes. These things set apart a live performance experience from a .mp3 file or DVD or whatever it is that Tiësto does.

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Paul Ogata at Crossroads HI, August 2015

Nursery rhymes, in general, are the worst things anyone has contributed to the literary world. They almost always contain dark themes such as handicapped-animal mutilation (Three Blind Mice), infanticide (Rock-a-bye Baby) or even a possible murder-suicide (Jack and Jill). Remember, these are supposed to be read to really young children right before you turn off the lights.

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Paul Ogata vs The Yakuza

Before I tell you the bizarre tale of my recent trip to Japan, let me first say that the Yakuza are probably very nice people and law-abiding citizens. Mayyyybe. But definitely handsome, brave and well-inked. And did I mention handsome? That being said, get ready for a true story that is full of WTF. Honto desu yo!

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