Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Video Interviews, Shibuya (#12)

Tokyo Trawler Catch of the Day: François, Holland
Artist: Bob Marley & The Wailers
Tune: One Love
Record: Exodus (1977)

Johnny's essential rating: 5/5

Johnny's Message to the People: "Hello everyone in Holland, we're staying here in Tokyo for three days and recommend it to everyone!"

The Interview:

The Tokyo Trawler’s Essential Review:

A song that few people can claim* never to have heard, but with a glance* at the lyrics alone, one that is an inspiration. Despite the fact that it's littered* with numerous biblical* references* (As it was in the beginning/So shall it be in the end), the message of One Love doesn't require any rocket science qualifications to decipher*, and as such has universal* and enduring* appeal. Marley sets his stall out in the intro with a combination of effortlessness* and esprit*, before diving almost immediately into the chorus, and wrapping* it all up in under 3 minutes. Something so short packs a whole lotta greatness in it, though.

Category: Pass the lighter

The Tokyo Trawler's message to the people: One love.

To download or not to download?? 5/5 (DO IT NOW!)
iTunes available: Yes
勉強のキーワード: claim, glance, littered (動詞), biblical, references (1), decipher, universal, enduring, effortlessness, esprit

One Love URL:


  1. Why interview tourists? Why not interview Japanese people? You're in Tokyo, after all. You're bound to get more interesting results than bloody "One Love".