Thursday, 28 February 2008

Musician Jacob Golden Inspired By Haruki Murakami.

I'm used to the fact that Haruki Murakami is inspired by a lot of Western pop culture, most notably its music. There's a lot of music in Murakami's work, ranging from John Coltrane to John Lennon. But I never gave a thought to musicians being inspired by Murakami's work, though it's the most obvious thing to happen, when I give it a deeper thought.

So that's what's happened with Jacob Golden, a guitarist who has just had his latest album, Revenge Songs, come out.

Over at CD Times, he talked about what influences his lyrics and he had this to say:
I kind of go though different phases with reading. I was reading a lot of Haruki Murakami when I was writing the last album. I find that the way he writes suggests he listens to a lot of music, conversely. He’s a big music fan and talks a lot about it in his books. I’m filling my head with different writers all the time.
Here's the video for Jacob Golden's first single, "Out Come the Wolves" from Revenge Songs:


I think I can see the song becoming the soundtrack for some of Murakami's short stories or even several scenes in his novels.

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