Episode 578 – Japan

Virtual Memories Show 578:

No conversation this week, except for our host, Gil Roth, in conversation with some virtual memories of his own! On the occasion of going to the movies for the first time since 2018, to see Wim Wenders’ amazing new film PERFECT DAYS, he reflects on a cusp-of-pandemic trip to Japan. This one’s got Keith Haring & Koji Yakusho, a misplaced fortune, The Tokyo Toilet, an empty parking lot, Country & Western, a special 5K run, a big bag of Kit-Kats, and more, so give it a listen. Give it a listen! And go watch PERFECT DAYS!

Enjoy the conversation! Then check out the archives for more great episodes!

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About our Guest

Gil Roth created the Virtual Memories Show in 2012 and has hosted more than 600 episodes (including ~60 daily ones during COVID lockdown). In 2014, he launched the PBOA, a nonprofit trade association for bio/pharmaceutical contract development & manufacturing organizations (CDMOs), previously serving as Founding Editor of Contract Pharma magazine from 1999 until then. He took up drawing and painting in 2021 at age 50. He has produced two issues to date of a ‘zine called Haiku for Business Travelers. Since 2022, he has mailed out a postcard every mail-day. What else would you like to know?

Credits: This episode’s music is Fella by Hal Mayforth, used with permission from the artist. The conversation was recorded remotely via Zencastr. I used a Heil PR-40 Dynamic Studio Recording Microphone feeding into a Zoom PodTrak P4. All processing and editing done in Adobe Audition CC. Photos by me, except for the one of me; that’s by Amy Roth Photo. It’s on my instagram.

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