Another Reason I Can’t Really Hate On Virile Old Japanese Men
October 8, 2009 in Audiosmoker
This is Shigeru Matsuzaki.
This is a Video iPod commercial, featuring your new friend above. The commercial is kinda old. So is he!
Wikipedia would have you believe that in 2008, propelled by Matsuzaki’s vocals, the opening theme to Nerima Daikon Brothers debuted on the Oricon rating system at 44. Shigeru Matsuzaki last made the charts in 1978 with “The Ballad of the Lie”. The Oricon press release for the song mentions that this is likely the first time that an artist has been made an appearance in the top fifty with a gap of 30 years between songs.
If you’re interested in that show, by the way, the aforementioned theme song’s video should sum it up. Pesky rabbit-woman in the barn window. Smile for the cash!
And, since we’ve all no doubt thought about it by now, you should know that Shigeru’s still got it going on in the sack, even if you smile at him! According to a very accurately google-translated Japanese wiki:
“When the birth of his son, ‘do not need Viagra, even if the wife smiles.’”
There is, however, some debate to his blood type, with translated ja.wikipedia saying he’s an A- and dramawiki listing him as AB. (Why is this even included in the wiki? If by turn of strange fortune, I end up witnessing an auto accident and recognize the unconscious-but-still-dapper man with the head wound muddying what would otherwise be perfect hair as the very same wizened J-Pop quasar I’d just googled, I’ll know what to tell the EMTs. Or rather I won’t.)
The first two videos came from the sidebar of toomanysebastians, for which I have much love.