Things have turned bizarre on a scandal that already sounded like it was taken from a cartoon show.
Last week, The New York Times reported that composer, Mamoru Samuragochi (50), had a ghostwriter pen down compositions in Samuragochi’s name. It has been said that Samuragochi had lost his hearing in the late 1990s, and at some point in the following decade brought fellow composer Takashi Niigaki on board to carry on the ruse that a deaf composer could create some of the most renowned classical music from Japan. Well, they were right! It certainly fooled just about everyone, seeing as how no one looked into the remarkable talent Samuragochi claimed to have possessed. Really, after all the concerts and television specials, not even a simple query to the man, like, “Dude, that’s pretty cool. So, how’d you this all by yourself?” Everyone just kind of took his word for it. Hindsight, 20/20, I know. You would just think something would be tipped off, though. Right? Continue reading “Samuragochi Falls on Deaf Ear”