3 July 2006 - a couple days ago, an anime enthusiast friend forwarded to me some youtube links to me showing seiyyu and singer Mari Iijima singing one of her Macross hits back in the day (early 80's):
(My friend tells me that Macross was repackaged and edited, into something called Robotech, for broadcast in the U.S.)
I looked at some of the other clips on that list on the youtube page, and found one that showed the Macross segment that used the song...
Meanwhile, it's safe to say that Mari Iijima has aged quite well. She's probably hotter-looking today than she was at the start of her career.
July 8 - touchingGrace [Jay Kishor (sitar), Vattel Cherry (bass), Ryan Tucker (el. gtr.)] and Vattel Cherry (bass), Lafayette Gilchrist (piano), and toshi Makihara (drums); An die Musik, Baltimore
July 9 - Su-Chong Lim, Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Washington, D.C.
July 15 - Eri Yamamoto Trio, An die Musik, Baltimore
August 3 - Neuromusicologist Daniel Levitin on Diane Rehm show (WAMU 88.5 FM, Wash., D.C. / Guest host - Susan Page): “I could take a kid born in China, raise him in Maryland, and he would like American music.” [on how musical preferences are more influenced by nurture than nature]...
September 7 - Vienna Teng at the 8 X 10 club, Baltimore. Opening was Josh Radin.
September 18 - Peabody jazz students, An die Musik, Baltimore... Jeff Chang (sax), Devin Arne (guitar), Blake Meister (bass), and Shareef Taher (drums)
October 14 - Trio Tarana (Ravish Momin -perc.; Tanya Kalmanovitch -violin; Brandon Terzic -oud) and saxophonists Evan Parker & Ned Rothenberg, An die Musik, Baltimore
Oct. 21 - Wu Man (pipa), Baltimore Museum of Art
Oct 21 - Raw Materials (Vijay Iyer -piano; Rudresh Mahanthappa -sax), An die Musik, Baltimore
Oct. 22 - Alexis Zhu, An die Musik, Baltimore - she started off by playing some junior pieces by Mozart (Sonata in C Major, K.330) and Bach (Partita No. 1 in Bb Major). Presumably, these would be the type of pieces she would teach to young students in the Peabody preparatory piano program. Or maybe not. I'm not sure what her specific teaching duties are. The bio on the back of the program sheet said she was recently named to the faculty in the Prep. Division.
Nov. 18 - Edge (Jason Kao Hwang -violin; Taylor Ho Bynum - coronet/flugelhorn; Ken Filiano -bass; Andrew Drury -drums/perc.), Sangha, Takoma Park, Maryland.
...Just a brief story on meeting Taylor Ho Bynum, six years ago... He'd brought a turtle with him to the gig. He'd looked after it, while its owner had been away, and was going to return it after the gig. The weird thing about it was that it was one of those pet shop turtles -- the size of a paper plate! I'd never seen one that large, before. I thought they remained in their small state. THB claimed that the growth was due to a diet of dog food. (I think someone had recommended this in a book or booklet.)