Definitely not a new song, but a song that accompanies me for many years.
One of the best books I have read (multiple times) and one of the best songs I know.
The song actually starts from bullying and being a stranger, with a clear reference to Albert Camus at the end.
MOTHER died today. Or, maybe, yesterday; I can’t be sure.
But then it cuts off to
At the funeral they expected me to cry
Well I didn’t
Trying to bring the conclusion or more “strangeness” into the song.
Sitting at Starbucks in the morning, I suddenly realized that the Slowdive song is coming from the shop’s speakers, not from my earphones.
A great song and a great choice. I wonder if the staff knows it.
Cannot even describe how excited I am with the
new Slowdive album .
Loved Slowdive and Mojave3 and was even lucky enough to see Mojave3 live in London.
Trying to figure out their tour plans, but it seems they do not plan to visit Japan anytime soon.
Been following both Soko (musician) and Ninagawa Mika (Photographer) for a while, so you can guess how delighted I am that they met and work together.
Result will appear in
Nero Magazine. Looking forward to it
Received an email from Blue note thanking me attending the concert.
website include wonderful photos which capture the vitality and energies.
(Maybe too much contrast in the photos, but still wonderful).
Now, can you find me in the crowd?
Blue Note Tokyo last night For Sebuhiroko’s live, Album release tour.
and from her Instagram account:
As she said during the concert, difficult to call two shows a tour, but it is still called so by the production company.
I love the Blue Note, the crowd and I love Sebuhiroko. Not really the standard Blue Note music, she rocked in some songs, Alternative in others, Jazzy in some. Explosion of music, passion on stage. It was great. It was obvious she is having wonderful time on stage and wished she could do it more.
Some songs from the Album were arranged differently, “Night Walk” changed from a loud rock sounds, to one guitar in slower rhythm.
Another that caught my attention is Zazen boys’ 本能寺 (
Honno- ji) cover, which was excellent, Jazzy, Rocky, Cute, Loud .
Could find this
cover on youtube from a concert last year, the original Zazen Boys is here.
Chihiro Yamanaka, Karen Teperberg and Dana Roth at Blue Note Tokyo concert. Actually it is one of the best concerts I ever experienced.
Surprisingly enough, Blue Note Tokyo sent the attached Thank you message which I wanted to share.
As I am interested in purchasing “Sleater Kinney” ‘s new album “No Cities to Love”, I checked Amazon Japan, Amazon US and iTunes for prices.
Can’t understand why:
1. Japanese version has one additional song “The Fog and filthy Air”
2. Price is $7.99 in the US, while ¥1600 in Japan
(According to current currency rate, $7.99 should be ~¥950)
3. iTunes (Japan) is also ¥1600, but no additional song, just a booklet
Screen captures below
Sleater Kinney Amazon US
Sleater Kinney Amazon Japan
Sleater Kinney iTunes
That’s it. HMV Shibuya closed.
Report from Yomiuri
HMV Shibuya posted a sign notifying customers that the shop will close in August.
In the past few months HMV already gave up the top floor for a guitar shop, but the end came faster than expected.
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