will come back and edit this post, but I wanted to post this photo right away. This photo will carry mean thru the next couple of days, packing up my apartment for a trip to Europe for a few months. I am sad to go but also happy at the same time.
This coming and going is not only a bad thing, it gives me the constant change I thrive in and the advantage of being able to see and meet friends around the globe!
This photo means HAPPINESS to me and also memories of a wonderful gig with TENSAW at awesome Club Sensation!
I just returned from Osaka also and I have tons to blog about but there is a lot to do before I go…
LOVE to you all across the globe! Hopefully you can feel rays of hope, no matter what troubles will cross your path.
Kenichi Ito 伊藤賢一at The Club Sensation in Yokohama May 27th, 2012
Kenichi Ito’s acoustic Live Solitude 4 performance was very good and a pleasant surprise, after all it was at Club Sensation. Sound and environment impeccable! I felt that he had charisma and a very radiating smile. He almost sucked me in more to his persona, than to the music he played ha ha ha
Maybe not something I usually listen to, but the melodies were catchy and the acoustic guitar is always a pleasant sound to my ear drums, an instrument he sure knows how to handle!
I definitely would like to see him again. This night Club Sensation was filled with his fan club, and I think it was only me and my friend Miles and the staff at the Club Sensation who were not members. The fan club girls (yes 90%+ were girls) were cute and many of them wearing copies of his jewelry (especially a hand cuff bracelet) .
Overall I have been having some troubles finding any more recent information about him (except for the schedule and what I found last fm) . His FC is named something like “Glimmer” but so far I haven’t been able to locate them online…
Well hopefully he comes back to The Club Sensation or elsewhere here in the Greater Tokyo area in the fall, so I can get a second Live listening….
Kenichi Ito was a former member of the Japanese elctronica/pop rock band “Iceman”. Founded in June 1996 and was consisting of Kenichi Ito (guitar), Daisuke Asakura (keyboards) and and Michihiro Kuroda (vocals).
And this is some more background information I got from Last FM:
“Kenichi Ito (K.ITO 伊藤賢一) has participated in Iceman (his debut band), The Seeker, and Mad Soldiers along Daisuke Asakura’s side. He also worked with T.M.Revolution, Yuki Kimura, and Pool Bit Boys using the name Kogen Odagiri (also with Asakura).
A bit after he went solo, he broke away from Asakura completely (leaving Asakura extremely hurt) and started his own producing company, SEXX (Sound EXtreme X), which produced Endorphin Machine until his lead singer, Yohei Izumi, quit due to some scheduling conflicts. He is currently producing his own solo work with SEXX.
He is a founding member of the band “ＳＣＡＲＥＣＲＯＷ” with former Iceman bandmate MICHIHIRO KURODA/黒田倫弘. They have released two albums together before working on their solo projects in 2010.”
Kyoji Yamamoto @KyojiTWJ – 山本恭司 at Club Sensation May 5th
There are gigs and there are GIGS!!!
As much as I love Vagu*Project !!,
and as much as really enjoyed the creativity at Urga, and the experimental nature and “breaking rules” for what we generally consider being music with Chitsukkeeiirrenn ….
when it comes to music few have managed to get me so moved as Kyoji-san playing guitar and singing…. Kyoji Yamamoto made life break the “100% good life barrier” by his divine guitar playing and a voice the filled the musical universe and everyone’s heart at Club Sensation ♡ Add to that Michiakion bass and Grico on drums… and well you just cannot get a more perfect night than this… … actually there is the absolutely perfect sound, their charismatic and contagious smiles… All 3 ‘on stage’ seemed so HAPPY … which in turn made a very happy audience …and then there was the FULL MOON,
and sweet professional staff at Club Sensation as well… so PERFECTION in all the freedom of a jam of this kind
As CUTT-san said last week (see blog below)… “break the barriers” …. this sure breaks down all walls between cultures, languages and places.
This is what life is about when it is at its very very BEST!
Divine orgasmic kind of MUSIC that’s speaks directly to the HEART without passing any filters….
More photos from this AWESOME Saturday at Club Sensation will be up tomorrow…
and sorry about a chronologically messed up blog…
The blog below was from the LIVE on Wednseday and then Vagu*Project, Aresz and Back Fire was actually on Friday and now this one with Kyoji-san was at Club Sensation Saturday night….