Maybe it’s just taken this long to work its way across the planet, but “Losering” is making some modest commercial headway in the Land of the Rising Sun more than a year into its release. Below is where it ranks today on “country books” for Amazon Japan; and while the book has yet to climb as high there as it did in Canada earlier this year, it’s cool to be a couple of notches ahead of the Carter Family (with Chet Atkins, John Hartford and Alan Jackson right below them), and not far behind Taylor Swift — who somehow occupies five of Amazon’s top 13 country-book slots in Japan, including No. 1.
So anyway, it’s good to know there are Ryan Adams and Whiskeytown fans in Japan. Maybe I can hook up with Spinal Tap for a quick tour!