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  • I’m trying to imagine what it’s like dealing with an earthquake,a tsunami and the possibility of a nuclear meltdown..AT THE SAME TIME. And I can’t do it-it really IS unimaginable. And yet,it’s the reality of life in Japan today. Although the main cities escaped major damage,pictures of people dodging falling debris in Tokyo remind us that you didn’t have to live near the epicenter to be affected. I live here on the East Coast,but have family connections throughout the USA. No doubt our Japanese brethren are similarly connected,even more so(given the geography of Japan).Familial losses abound,either directly or indirectly. Just as our “9/11” brought out our “better angels”,I hope the horrific tragedy on our screens today serves as a clarion call for their reappearance on that side of the world. They are surely needed there.

  • The Japanese people, throughout history, have shown to be able to overcome the worst thinkable tragedies perfectly. Still, the images of last week’s tsunami in combination with what happened with the nuclear power plants, makes one wonder how long it’ll take them to get back on their feet again. Let’s hope this nightmare will be over for them soon.

  • I just thought what to save first in an earthquake:my kids and wife,immediately followed by my vinyl kids.
    People in Japan,my prayer is for you all.

  • The Japanese will overcome this tragedy. They have resilience. “Tsunami” is a Japanese word, their country is located on top of the junction of three tectonic plates.

    Their nuclear generators are ultra-safe engineering, unlike the Russian Chernobyl. The science is explained very clearly here, which our media-alarmists ignore in their mission to frighten us all:

    http://bravenewclimate.com/2011/03/13/fukushima-simple-explanation/

    Its a little long but nothing that would defeat a Blue Note collector with a grasp of Original Pressing markings.

    Beware also the sirens of anti-nuclear. Be certain, we need reliable cheap electricity, to power our music systems as well as everything else. Being against nuclear power is like a fish disagreeing with water.

  • “Beware also the sirens of anti-nuclear. Be certain, we need reliable cheap electricity, to power our music systems as well as everything else. Being against nuclear power is like a fish disagreeing with water.”

    Fish and water? Yeah, well tell that to the people living next to the plant there. Would YOU live next door to a nuclear plant. I know I wouldn’t.
    Sending prayers out for the survivors in Japan and all those who were lost.

  • Dedboi, I am sure your prayers are welcome, but I suspect our friends in Japan are praying for the return of normal supplies of electricity, 30% of which comes from nuclear power, so they can get on with their lives.

  • Just days before the earthquake, I sold a near-mint copy of Paula Castle’s “Lost Love” on Bethlehem to a collector in Tokyo. I was afraid that this rare and valuable record would be lost or delayed due to the disaster. Within a week, I received a very nice email from the buyer informing me that the record arrived safely, and that Tokyo had been spared the losses of other cities.

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