On Our Way to 2000

Whoa. Back in the beginning of February we announced that we were just one shy of 1000 hits and it’s just about a month later and we’re getting close to 2000. We’re already “testing” out a promotion that hasn’t received much feedback (I guess you’re about to win yourself another CD Ray) yet so let’s add another “test”: if by chance you see that the “Blog Stats” is at “2000 hits” (you’ll find it on the bottom, right hand side of the page) when you’re visiting Karakui, take a screenshot of it and email or leave a comment to the link to the screenshot image (upload it to say, Flickr or something similar) to karakuipress[at]gmail[dot]com. The prize for all that trouble? I’m not really sure yet. It may be a CD album or… 😉

Karakui Giveaway #1

Not sure how this’ll turn out but it’s all in the name of Okinawan pop culture yeah? We’re happy to announce that we have an album from J-Pop band The Boom to give away. If you’ve been into J-Pop in say, the last 10 years or so, then The Boom may’ve been your initiation into Okinawan pop music (O-Pop) with their mega-hit song “Shima Uta” — released back in 1992. Sorry to say that we’re not giving away the album (1992’s “Shishunki” and the self-titled album released in the same year) that has that song in it (but you should all have a version of it by now, right?) but their 1993 album “FACELESS MAN” which includes a shimauta-inspired song called “IT FEELS GOOD” (Track 1) and its remixed version, “IT FEELS GOOD (Moashibi) ∼ TOSHIN DOI” (Track 15). The CD album was given to me (so yeah, it’s used too) by a friend (thanks Nolan!) but because I already own it, I decided to give away my copy of it and keep his rather than have it sit and collect dust.

How to win the album? Simply leave a comment on this post with the name of your favorite artist (actor, musician) from Okinawa and we’ll pick one of you as our lucky winner.