the Recap continued

The recap continued….

Urawa Narciss –  浦和ナルシス
Little did I then know that this place, and the band ‘Vagu*Project’ would instigate in me new ideas and a creativity I haven’t felt in a good while.

hide’s ‘plan’…. the Pink Spider Web plan started to form and I was actually already a good portion along the path… I just wasn’t aware of what I had already produced (this blog) and that my insights and knowledge of Japanese music and culture , combined with my prior career experiences, would lead to me becoming an avid LIVE gig attendee.


In December I started the  Vagu*Project unofficial Fan club on Facebook which can be found here: 

This was right after I got back from X-Japan S E Asia our Lives

Which is coming up in this recap above here shortly

but first why not look at a video…..

Friday the 13th at 浦和ナルシス

Friday the 13th at 浦和ナルシス

so I’m back in Tokyo, and it’s time to kick’start this blog a little again.
I arrived Sunday April 8th after a loooong flight from Sydney and Singapore.
I must say I was nervous re-entering Japan, and I had prepared a lot of documents in case they wanted to hear more about my purpose for staying in Japan.

One of these documents is my Business License … yeah you heard it right..

There will be some changes around here and this blog will continue as a little
“travel and rock blog”, but most of the core music stuff will move to the new site/portal that I’m working on.
Besides the Pink Spider Web site (the name of my business) I will do web sites for bands and also continue to free lance write about the Rock Scene in Japan.
Morever will I reconnect with my prior life and hold presentations and talks about web presence on an international stage.
There are many hurdles to overcome, and I wil try to muster up as much patience, and understanding as I can.
After all I’m a foreigner here… and need to understand and respect the fact that I cannot just push my way in, but need to listen and take it with a huge portion of patience.
BUT my goal, my dream, and my business has started and it is time to CELEBRATE!!
That’s also why I think this Photo of YuI blowing fire is such a suitable headline picture!
Celebration, Fire, Energy, Passion, rock….. m/
Btw maybe shouldn’t point this out for you… but I think it’s amazing symbolism with the dragon and YuI blowing this fire together….

Coming schedule include DIE-san tomorrow night at Club Sensation in Yokohama.
Then Vagu*Project again already on Thursday at 新宿RUIDO K4
Sunday 4-21 Kiss the World

so the coming week is pretty much DIE and Vagu*Project taking turns LOL
Now the sad news are that I lost my camera in the US. And I need to get a new one… the vids from last night are totally unacceptable in sound quality, so hopefully beginning next week I can get a new one with my limited budget.

Oh and I have moved… I am no longer in Sangubashi (T.T) I miss it and think I will reconsider moving back there this fall.
I am now up in the more Northern parts of Tokyo. For those of you who like to pin me down.. put in Nishinippori, Tokyo, Japan in the google map search bar and I’m about 15 minutes of walking away from the JR station.
Actually in about an hour I will move again, but this time only up in the same building from 2nd floor to 8th. The traffic noise down here is unbearable….
Good thing with being up here is that I’m closer to Phoe-Lo, actually very close ha ha ha and close to Nishi-Nippori station which is on Yamanote so it’s fairly easy to get around.
Let’s FIRE away…..


A Short Memory Lane

Shinya (previously known as Tokarev / トカレフ)

YuI on Guitar and Vocals

Ryo on bass


Another one with Shinya

Vagu*Project revisited

Tonight I have spent many many hours going through all the Vagu*Project photos for
a special purpose that I will reveal shortly…
Just want to share some of these photos with you tonight for a trip down, the relatively
short memory lane… Since October 28th of last year




Ryo’s Pin

Ryo-san’s (Vagu*Project) Pin – Ruido K4 Jan 31, 2012

This is a special blog for ‘the Priestess’ (avid PSW blog reader)  in the US,
who wondered about Ryo’s pin.
Well here it is and I know it’s hard to see, but on the second photo Ryo actually held up
his hands and formed a heart around it.
It is from Tokyo Disneyland and he didn’t say much more about it when we asked
about its history, or reason that he wears it, but repeated that it was from Disneyland.

Next video up explains the reason to the two photos…. LOL
You can see it is actually one pin, and one pin only that lights up sometimes.
‘The Priestess’ a.k.a. Lee, is one of Vagu*Project’s dedicated fans outside of Japan.
For more about Vagu*Project International Road workers please see: