I was in Japan for the first time earlier this year, and when I wasn’t out and about, I was hanging in my hotel room with the ex. The TV was always on, and the one thing I noticed that bugged me out was, you’d be watching a show, and — all of a sudden — some dude’s face pops up in the lower left-hand corner. It’s just a box with a live shot of a man or woman watching the same shit you are watching. It was strange. Very Japanese.
I bring this up because, at the tail end of this post, you can hear a preview of Aerosmith frontman — and soon-to-be-announced “American Idol” judge — Steve Tyler’s first offering as a solo artist. I guess this is what he meant by concentrating on Brand Tyler. While you listen to what I believe to be a mediocre track (a slowed down version of Def Leppard’s “Love Bites”), you’ll see those people in the boxes, reacting to what you are also watching. Tell me that’s not odd.
Tyler’s song “Love Lives” was written as the theme for a film coming out over there called “Yamato,” a live-action version of the popular anime franchise.
It seems Steven read over a translated version of the script, watched some of the rough footage from the film’s end, and agreed to write the song. Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto.
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