Who wants to get me the 20-inch tall, remote control Mechagodzilla?
Sure it’s $830, and only available in Japan. But I’m hoping one of our more well-heeled readers can make it happen. Or maybe everybody can pitch in a few bucks?
About the author
Casey Rae is the Chief Executive Officer of the Future of Music Coalition. He is also a musician, recording engineer, educator and author. Casey regularly speaks on issues such as emerging business models, creators' rights, technology policy and intellectual property at major conferences, universities and in the media. He has testified before Congress on artist rights and is committed to building bridges across sectors in order to identify possible solutions to common challenges. Casey has written dozens of articles on the impact of technology on the creative community in scholarly journals and other publications, and is a regular commentator on the impact of technology on creators in media outlets such as NPR, Washington Post, New York Times, Politico, Billboard, L.A. Times, Gizmodo, The Hill, Ars Technica, Sirius XM Radio and more. Casey is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, and is the President of the Board of the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture. He is the principal of Heru.us, a media, technology and policy consultancy. In his "spare time," he runs the DC-based label Lux Eterna Records and publishes The Contrarian Media.
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Jesus, where is everybody? Ah, who cares. Just check out this awesome video of Blue Öyster Cult playing "Godzilla" in Japan in 1980. I particularly dig the opening discourse from the always loquacious Eric Bloom.