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.
http://www.die1964.com/info/
Then Vagu*Project again already on Thursday at 新宿RUIDO K4
http://www.ruido.org/k4/
and
Sunday 4-21 Kiss the World
http://die1964.com/schedule/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/ktw-kokuchi.jpg

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

 

 

 

More Metal, More Solitude, More Mad…

More metal and more ”Solitude”
at Zher the Zoo, Yoyogi, Tokyo Jan 28, 2012

Ha ha ha Yes on this blog you get a lot of different kinds of music from
Japan’s live music scene.
Here’s more of Solitude!

Vocals: Akira Sugiuchi
Guitar: Shingo Ida
Bass: Toru Nishida
Drums: Takamasa “Mad” Ohuchi

As said earlier, I don’t know why my image quality  was so low this night…
On a side note, looking at the Solitude videos, for all you Vagu fans who happens to be reading this (yeah I know this is not VK but…)
would you agree with me that there is something about the gestures and
facial expressions of Solitude’s  Bassist Toru Nishida that somehow
reminds you of Ryo?
or who is it?

Cheers for Good Work

Z.O.  at Urawa Narciss – 浦和ナルシス  1-22-12

last one with the Z.O.  drummer and bassist
Now look at this drummer  ゆーぃち is really all into it, and he is is working it !
Gotta give cheers for hard and good work this night!
Think he should try to find a better band, more at the same level of skill.
Band dynamics… tricky topic!

 

 

 

Yuichi (ゆーぃち) Drummer

Z.O.’s Drummer ゆーぃち in focus Jan 22 2012 at 浦和ナルシス

NO this is not the BEST video ever, it’s rather lousy actually sorry

but I wanted to catch the drummer for a reason that goes beyond this blog so
sorry people – deal  with it ha ha ha

If anyone knows more about this drummer, or his earlier band TOON FACTORY,
please let me know.
I actually like the bassist a lot too.
And Yes, I hate when people pick out one or two people in a band, but here it is a fact.
The two of them were at least one level above the rest of the band,
with the sad consequence that the band didn’t sound very homogenous, and of course
that meant that they weren’t that good..
The singer was decent, or maybe not… there was just something that wasn’t
really convincing.

Probably their biggest issue for them, was not them  at all, but the fact that they
played right after 3 good bands this evening:
lix, Vagu*Project and Rubik