Yellow Magic Orchestra doing "Firecracker" on Soul Train, 1980. The original version of that tune was written by Martin Denny in 1959. YMO's cover was a commentary on Denny's kitschy orientalist trip. (via @brainpicker)
David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.