Life is so uncertain: you never know what could happen. One way to deal with that is to keep your pajamas washed. – 1Q84
If you are a Haruki Murakami fan, and we mean having read more than just Norwegian Wood and Kafka On The Shore fans, it won’t take you much time to guess that the iconic Japanese author loves his music. Whether it is frequenting hole-in-the-wall silent Jazz clubs in Tokyo, to owning Jazz clubs, to collaborating on a book of music with Seiji Ozawa, to naming his novels after songs – Murakami loves the art.
So back in 2019 when he was a DJ on Japanese radio, no one quite thought that this would be something his fans, music fans, and just very cool people all over the world would be encountering more than once. As it happens, the writer is going to be on the radio one more time, in a lockdown treat dubbed a “Stay at Home Special”!
As per New York Times, the author said, “I’m hoping that the power of music can do a little to blow away some of the corona-related blues that have been piling up”. So prepare to listen to a lot Nat King Cole, The Beatles, and maybe some symphonies by Beethoven and Mozart.
The Murakami Radio Stay Home Special will play on Tokyo FM 80.0 and 38 stations nationwide on May 22 from 10 p.m. to 11:55 p.m.
So stay home, whip up some spaghetti, curl up with a loved one (pet cat) if you can, and hope for some magic-realist fancies to distract you from the COVID 19 anxieties.