槇原敬之 – The man called Mackey..
I have so much respect for Noriyuki Makihara – 槇原 敬之 . This guy does what he loves to do. He just keeps cranking out high quality pop songs.
The man called Mackey has been at it for nearly twenty years now. A prolific songwriter, Makihara has even penned hits for the likes of SMAP.
Makihara, a well known dog lover, was tried for drug possession in recent years. Those events had a profound effect on him. His earlier songs seemed to have a romantic theme. In recent years his lyrics reflect deeper spiritual aspects.
Here’s an example. A very upbeat and inspiring tune.. it’s “GREEN DAYS!”