TMZ Exclusive – Rockabilly-Ska fusion band from Osaka


Listening to Grr-Ella-Zzzz , a Rockabilly-Ska fusion band from Osaka, when a large Grey Owl from Whitby, Ontario, flew in the open window and perched on top of the books piled on the table. This was very strange, because I was sure that I had closed the window. Maybe I was dreaming and the window was never closed.


Tony Bennet's Zydeco Tango & Polka Bliss


As I pondered this and listened to the next track, the owl calmly observed the cat playing with an abandoned CD, Tony Bennet’s Zydeco Tango & Polka Bliss. Through the window the warm breeze carried in the scent of Battered Eggplant from a local street vendor passing by, Spring had arrived like yesterday’s dreams & dancing umbrella accordions.

Think Man - Flash Dance

Open window wide

dreams fly in sing strange songs – dance

sample memories


entertainment news

public dreams for sale here now

Extra ! Extra ! OMG  



TMZ Exclusive: Sheena Is A Punk Rocker Now!

…….. and She joined a Rockabilly-Ska fusion band from Osaka.


Dancing umbrella

accordions skip down lane –

cat chases quick shadows.



( Click above link to See John Sapiro’s post that inspired this ramble through implied spaces.)





13 thoughts on “TMZ Exclusive – Rockabilly-Ska fusion band from Osaka

    1. 🙂
      If you check the link to John’s post you will see how he interpreted the song – includes the music. I found a Osaka based band performance and there was also country banjo version. That is what triggered my addition to his post. 😀

      I remember watching Sheena re-runs on TV after school as a kid. Probably why John’s interpretation got the synapses firing. Jungle women in B &W leave quite an impression on a young person. 😀

      1. Sheena, Queen of the Jungle is a fictional American comic book jungle girl heroine, originally published primarily by Fiction House. She was the first female comic book character with her own title, with her 1937 (in Great Britain; 1938 in the United States) premiere preceding Wonder Woman #1 (cover-dated Dec. 1941).

        According to the book Rock and Roll Baby Names – the song was inspired by Sheena, Queen of the Jungle. The song first appeared on the band’s third album, Rocket to Russia, in 1977. A cartoon drawing of Sheena appears on the record sleeve of the LP version

        Model Irish McCalla portrayed Sheena in a 26-episode TV series aired in first-run syndication from 1955 to 1956.

        She was discovered by Nassour Studios while throwing a bamboo spear on a Malibu, California beach, famously adding, “I couldn’t act, but I could swing through the trees”.

        There were other more contemporary movie/television versions, but they don’t count. What can you expect, …. I was an elementary school kid in the 60s when I saw the re-runs. 😀

  1. Oh yeah, love a good ska groove. Memories of the Griel Marcus book Lipstick Traces, about the roots of punk rock in early R and B, which I sure you would love. Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra is another all time favourites. Nothing beats a big Ska band for live music entertainment. Cherry Poppin Daddies, Royal Crown Revue. Keep on rocking man!

    1. I find the idea of fusion arts fascinating. Music that crosses cultures or mixes diverse generational styles is very appealing. It fits into the concept of Implied Space, something unexpected coming out of an area where nothing is expected meet.

    1. Many thanks. 🙂

      Glad to hear you have survived your internet/computer woes on your blog. Those can be frustrating.

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