Toshio Nakanishi aka Tycoon Tosh -Major Force

Dear Shaded Viewers,

I was introduced to Tycoon Tosh by my friend Shoji Fujii who had posted his visit in Tokyo with Tosh last year on my site. Tosh is a founding member of Plastics, the first punk band in Tokyo. Naturally when I was in Tokyo last month I wanted to meet him. Tycoon Tosh has just released unreleased cuts on his new CD Tycoon Tosh Major Force London Years. You can pick it up at Tower Records. We talked about Plastics, life in London where he lived for 11 years and what it was like coming back to Tokyo 5 years ago and the state of the music business this century.

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.