Ryuichi Sakamoto|Learn Real English

Ryuichi Sakamoto|Learn Real English

Learn Real English | Ryuichi Sakamoto

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Japanese musician, actor, and activist, pass away in March of 2023. In this lesson, we will take a look at a conversation between him and David Bowie from 1983, after they completed work on the film ‘Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence.’ Let’s learn some of the key phrases and how to use them.


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Interview Transcript: Ryuichi Sakamoto

English Stripped Bare - B. Bearington & Naomi Culture Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Bowie, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
Ryuichi Sakamoto (James Hadfeild)

I think that’s a very sensible way to live.

Sure. I mean, if I disagree with somebody in my music in the studio with one of my musicians, I very rarely kill them.

I just try to listen to their ideas and… and eventually talk it out.

And we’re just a couple of musicians, man.

I mean if we could talk it out, how come these guys that are put into power who are so brainy, and entitled, and are given this god’s gift to lead millions of people, haven’t the ability that I or my other musician have.

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