The Infomercial Tape Deck : For You

TOKYO MARKETPLACE -- Glass, tile, lights and fluorescent colors dance before your eyes as you process along the promenade. The mall is bright & inviting but there is no one around. Sheets cover the glass walls of a storefront on your right under a sign that reads "4U: FRUIT FARM." You cannot see inside. An empty kiosk stands sentry to your left. What was sold there? Ear piercings? Costume jewelry? Knockoff mobile devices? Hard to say. The only clue is a tattered sign hanging from its edges emblazoned with: "SPARKLE."

The music that booms overhead through the echoing palace is opulent, executed with expertise and focus. This must be the 6th installment of the INFOMERCIAL TAPE DECK. 

Today's virtual cassette comes to us from Japanese pop superstar Tatsuro Yamashita and his 1982 album "For You," a masterwork of proto-mall extravagance. Just 4U™.

Listen now. 

Don't wait -- check back next week for the next cassette on the INFOMERCIAL TAPE DECK!

BE KIND. REWIND.