“The Bombing of Babylon”: interview with Natalie Stanchfield

Podcast number two. I talk with Natalie Stanchfield, a Long Island University student at the Friends World Program in Kyoto, Japan, about her recently published paper: “The Bombing of Babylon” which can be seen on  We discuss graffiti in Japan its beginnings and its blossoming.

The music used in this interview is:

Car Wash by Rose Royce

Pusher Man by Curtis Mayfield

Check it out!  It’s sooooooo fresh!

3 Responses to ““The Bombing of Babylon”: interview with Natalie Stanchfield”

Marielle Says:

kickin’ interview! I just didn’t get one thing, though…that pineapple/blender thing. I think it would make more sense with avocados and guacamole. But then, that’s just me.
Love the music.

February 20th, 2006 at 3:58 pm

Bryan ブライアン » A sweet read Says:

[…] This is something I have been meaing to tell everyone about for a while because I enjoy this article so much that I felt the world should know.  Natalie Stanchfield of the Friends World EAC wrote an excellent paper last year about graffiti in Japan.  The paper has been published here on for everyone to see.  The wonderful thing about her paper is that you do not need to be interested in graffiti to come away with something from her essay.  She uses the street art and the hip-hop scene as a vehicle to discuss some common concepts in Japanese culture.  I went in expecting a good essay because I had read bits and pieces but I did not expect to walk away amazed.  Also right now her work is being translated into Japanese and she recently was sought out for an interview to further discuss the topic.  Further more a podcast featuring the brilliant Ms.Stanchfield can be heard here on the lovely Amye Frye’s blog.  Congratulations Natalie and here’s to many more. […]

February 28th, 2006 at 10:05 am

Helen Saffran Says:

Natalie–I would like to ask you a few questions about your podcasting project about graffiti in Japan: (1) Why did you do the podcast? (2)what were the results–did you get prompt communication from people around the world? (3) Did you get communications from FW students?
I am in public relations at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus, and we are writing an article about your podcasting project. Thanks, Helen

March 2nd, 2006 at 4:25 pm

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