Shinya a.k.a. トカレフ

Vagu*Project’s guitarist Shinya (previously knows as Tokarev/トカレフ)

Some times this talented guitarist has a tendency to look like a very special pink spider
when he is on stage and playing his guitar.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Meeting with Tetsu at Bar Boogie Stock

We met with Tetsu-san at his Bar Boogie Stock in Shin Daita

He wanted to introduce me and Phoe-Lo to his band Mint Mints

and WOW did we like it!

You can listen to some here

http://www.myspace.com/mintmints

and read News Here…

http://blog.livedoor.jp/mintmints/

I have been very busy and out and about lately, so instead of going back in time on the blog,
I decided to start with this very MOMENT  – the NOW!

I’m sitting here in my apartment in 渋谷 区 東京 …
ok …it says Shibuya-ku, Tokyo…

Shibuya-ku is the city ward of Tokyo where I live right NOW, but not for much longer…
time is running out and I will fly out and leave Japan in a week… sad of course,
but life goes on and it is NOT Feb 13 … just YET!
This NOW feeling was very strong today, and after tonight’s little venture to ShinDaita..
it still lingers with me.
I am so grateful for all I have been able to experience these past 5 months. So many moments, so many NOW and WOW moments, that I will treasure forever
ha ha kind of a counterintuitive sentence right there…

Nothing much was planned, more than yes we had planned to go to the Boogie Stock bar
so I could give Tetsu-san his Birthday Gift, and see his bar.. .
Phoe-Lo came over to my place and we both realized we were hungry, so we went to eat,
and then we just then and there in the moment, decided to continue to work on the
HUGE Band List project
we are doing, and going over ALL the bands we have seen,
so we moved to the BEST Coffee bar I know in Tokyo…
Crevices here on ‘my street’ in Sangubashi ,
or as it is spelled in Kana like it is on a map クレビィス
I have no idea why they decided to name a coffee place Crevices, but they certainly
know how to brew some amazing coffee regardless of their name.

This place is just wonderful with such great coffee and tea, and a sweet couple who
runs the place. Today the woman was working with her 1 year old son sleeping on her back.
I had a cup of their perfect coffee and a Baileys…
LIFE IS GOOD! (^.~)
Then it was time to go to ShinDaita… not far from my place at all.. just a few stations on
the Odakyu Line and a short walk. We took the train there, but we did however walk
on our way back home to Sangubashi.
Dear Phoe-Lo, who has helped me so much, and also been there this whole time,
even at smoky bars and LIVE houses…
We were going to have some fun relaxing time together, talking and enjoying the moment.
When we arrived at Boggie Stock we both said, at the same time:
“Woah nice place..  I LIKE THIS PLACE! “
Phoe-Lo was happy because she got served a really nice ginger ale made with real
ginger, and the whole place felt cozy and much like a favorite bar should feel like!
It also helped that the table had a skull votive holder… ha ha
For a moment I felt like … gaaaah Wish I have known about this perfect bar earlier during
my time here in Tokyo, but then you know… 
I am coming back to Japan soon!!!
I am here NOW in ShinDaita… and I am enjoying the music, and the chatting about music and the Gin Tonic… and Tetsu an amazing host and he had so much to tell us.
LIFE is GOOD ….NOW!
NO reason to think any other way!!

 

 

 

The ‘Pin Video’

Ryo-san’s Pin on Video … Vagu*Project

 

 

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.
http://homepage2.nifty.com/vagu-project/
For more about Vagu*Project International Road workers please see:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/VaguProject-Fan-Page-International-Road-Workers/203954626351066