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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Log 6 : Quick tip for a road with a band

If you are on the road as a performer, you gatto take care of your health condition. That is a MUST. You're better to give your 100% every time you perform. Why?  Well, there are so many reasons that I have as my belief, but I share a few here with you:
  1. There always will be someone who have never seen you before and if you suck, that is for what they remember you for a long time. Most of the time that impression is permanent. They do not have to know and do not care if you were under the weather or whatever.
  2. If one got sick in a group, there is a possibility that other people get sick by being with him too. Then that is simply worse then only one of the member being sick.
  3. The worst case is a group has to stop or cancel shows because of your bad health condition.
 Personally, I believe that not getting sick is one of the least things to handle if you consider yourself as a professional in any of your desired field. One of the facts that, I think, separates between a pro and an other is producing what you have properly all the time. Not more or not less. Consistently produce what it need in that situation. In order to do that, you have to have a control on yourself first.

Last 3 days, I think I have been sick. I do not have any fever or cold, but my throat hearts and I cough really bad every minute. We had a show last night at Millhill Basement where we performed and had a great time about a month ago. We played as good as usual, but my part was not as tight as it was supposed to be. Seems like it is not a big deal at all, but that little detail make a huge difference. That is a fine line that I want always pass. And what worse than that was, I felt unusual tiredness or weight on my body after my performance so that I had to lay down on the couch with my wet clothes from my sweat for like 30 minutes.  The result was obvious. I was so dizzy and felt more sick. I felt so bad for that I could not talk to any of the people and bands after that happened to me.

So do not get sick on the road! is what I am trying to say in this blog.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Log 5

Here we are in Indianapolis, Indiana. Taking days off from our tour. We have few more shows for this year. So those of who have not seen us live yet, make sure you won't miss your chance for this year!   http://www.iloveallages.com/iloveallages/Tour.html

Alright,
I have sooo much to write about now.  We have done 8 shows since my last blog. All shows were fantastic and marvelous!  We met many good bands and people.

David, Jessie, and all of you who spent time with us at Thanks giving in Phoenix, I can not find better word but thank you very much. It was such a warm and wonderful night. We had really good time with
you, your friend, and your family. I miss you Brutus!!!

I would like to thank Yo-hei, Naoto, and Keiko from Toy box for having us at Big Fish. It was so much fun to play and fun to watch you guys playing!!!  We will definitely come back and play with you guys again!

Brittany, Chris, and Angel. You guys are the best. We're really appreciate for your support. See you guys in February 2011!

Jacob and Kaci of Bar Deluxe in Salt Lake City, you guys saved our lives by letting us stay at your place. Thanks for pizza, beer, and Japanese snack, dried squid!!!  That was soooo good!!! 

The Marvin Heemeyer Experience and Landdgrabbers, you guys are killer at that night in Denver. I hope that we can play together again. Keep in touch with us!!

The show in Lincoln, Nevada was nothing like I have ever experienced. I changed up my drum setting into Jazz set up almost. I used my 16 inch floor tom as a bass drum and substituted the floor tom with my 14 inch rack tom.  It was not really necessary to change my setting in such a way, but for the purpose of providing suitable sound at that night, it worked pretty well!
I thank Bryan and Amy for having us at that night. Every bands and people were so nice to us. And I wish a good luck for the Bearkat. It was good to play and talk with a band who are on the road like us.


St. Louis show was just awesome. There were 6 bands and we played at 4th. Full of excitement and fun. We had such a good time! And Scene of irony, leaded by singer and St Louis legend Moe Holmes, put the floor on fire! I jumped, moshed, and screamed! Good time!!  Dino Fight closed that night with such a great performance.  They rocked out hard all the way til the end! 


Wow... I can go on and on and on but I should stop. I have been on this laptop for sooo long time. I am a slow writer. Who is reading it this far anyway?

well,


This is already the last month of this year. Time flies when you got old. Right?
Do not let this year's wish be next year's. We got not time for waste. 
See you next time....

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Log 4

As you may noticed, I am so bad at keeping my blog active...  When was the last time I wrote?
anyway,

We are on the road again from Nov 18th. We have played 3 full band shows and 1 open mic show so far. I want to thank all bands and people who shared the time with us at Anime-boken in Hanford, Little red lion in Eureka, Dally grind in Fallon, and Buena coffee in Phoenix.

All these show have its own highlight. I would love to state every single thing but I focus onto the open mic show I and singer, Derrik did last night to make my blog short.....

It was not just that I had never played open mic til last night, but also my fist performance with only hi-hat and snare drum with brushes. NO bass drum or any other cymbals.

While Derrik is fully confident with singing acoustic, I was not sure for first few seconds for finding a fluency on my time keeping motion but it was accomplished pretty quickly. Soon I started feeling fun and was be able to add little spices to my motion.
video

It was sound like I was trying to survive for whole tune or hang onto what Derrik did but I had a lot of fun. I hope we can do that kind of stuff more.

My ultimate goal is to be great at what I want to great at as a musician/drummer.  There are so many things and styles that I want to cover and great at. I am so grateful for the fact that the path I chose is worth to spend my whole life time.  I have soooo much to learn!

I think I digressed.....

We still have more than 10 shows this year, and some shows are already booked for next year.
Come see us and support live music!
See you next time.


もう恐らく気づいておられると思いますが、私はブログを書く事にとても不向きです。最後に書いたの何日前だ?
ま〜ま〜ま〜、とにかく、

11月18日からまたツアーが再開しました。これまでにフルバンドでのショウ3回と、オープンマイクが1回ありました。一緒にやったバンド、お客さん、ありがとう!

一応それぞれのショウの内容を書いてっても良いのですが、それだととても長くなりそうなのと、面倒なので昨日のオープンマイクの話を一つ。

オープンマイクってのは平たく言えば(死語かこれ?)アコースティックショウみたいな物です。
基本、ドラマーの俺にはアコースティックショウ的な物には無縁なのですが、昨日はスネアと、ハイハットだけというセッティングでボーカルのデリックと一緒にセッションしやした。
これが初めての体験だったんで、最初は少し緊張したけどもすぐになれてなんとか最後まで演奏しきりやした。ブラシの練習はジャズの練習の一環としてちょこちょこやってはいたけども、こおいう形で役に立つとは思ってなかったから大分楽しかった!
もっとこれからやって行きたいね〜!

最終的な目標として、色々なスタイルや事ができるミュージシャン/ドラマーになりたいってのが俺の中にはあって、それを成し遂げるのは俺の人生全部使っても難しいんじゃないかな。音楽の歴史、もっと狭めてドラムセットの歴史だけで話したって100年以上になるんだからそう簡単な事じゃないわな!ってか限られた事だけしかやらないなんてもったいなくて逆に出来んわ!!

話がそれましたが、

まだ今年は10本以上ショウが残っております。
早くも何本か来年分のも決まってきております。
ライブミュージックがひん死の危機に直面している今日だから、
皆外に出て生の音楽をサポートしてください!!!
そのついででもいいから俺らのショウにてくれたら素敵やね!!!

それじゃ〜次の更新までさようなら〜〜〜〜。

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Log 3

A long waiting is finally over. We are on the road now. A new kind of citizen U.S tour started yesterday.
We played at the trash bar in Brooklyn, N.Y  Thanks for all bands and people who shared the moment with us last night.  It was not our best performance but we had fun! And that is one of important elements to motivate us to keep on doing what we do.  Please check our band web site for tour dates.

We are gonna rock out in Mill hill basement, New jersey tonight!


ツアー初日にバンが壊れて初っぱな2つのショウをキャンセルするという神業をかましつつ、
遂にAll AgesのA new kind of citizenツアーが昨日から始まりました。
場所は ニューヨーク、ブルックリンのトラッシュバー。一緒にやったバンド、来てくれたお客さん、ありがとう!
反省することは一杯あるのはいつもの事だけど、とりあえず楽しかった!それだけ!!

今日はニュージャージーのミルヒルベイスメントで10時からです。
それではまた。

Friday, October 8, 2010

Log 2

Since my Machine's (B)Log has appeared in public, I should write something. Right?
So, what is a good story to write today?  alright I got something, here we go.

Musicians:  A rare existence of human kind whose mind or thought is almost the same as others but little bit twisted in wired way. They could see thing differently if they want. Even they had a hard day, one good jam makes their day special.

Ex:  Hey man, I lost my job today but I at least came up a new song for it.


If you have ever had this kind of feeling, you are in the business. Unfortunately : )


ブログを始めたからには何か書かなくてわ。
ただ私は基本ソーシャルネットワーク的な場に文章を書くのはあまり気が乗らない人なので、何を書けば良いか分かりません。でもとりあえず書いてみます。

ミュージシャン:ヒト科におけるマレな存在。他のヒト科種とほとんど同じ行動理念、思考をもつが、物事を違う視点からとらえる事が出来る。その日に何か嫌な事があっても楽器を引けばすぐに忘れる。
的な。ヒト。

例).今日仕事なくしちゃったけど、それで一曲書けそうだから別に良いや。

的な。ヒト。

これに近い感覚をお持ちのヒト、貴方はヒト科のミュージシャンかもしれない。
残念ながら。(* _ *)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Log 1

I start blogging because the world force me to do so.  I have no idea what this blog would be about. Could be about All Ages (a band I am playing with right now), could be about my lifetime spend focus (music and drumming), or something else (aa~~~ food?)

You would find that I write in both English and Japanese. Depending on my mood. So if there is someone who wants to learn broken, uneducated, not-in-a-text-book type of Japanese or English, this blog might be helpful.



ブログ始めます。まだ何書くか全く決めていません。しばらくは今ドラム叩いとるバンドのAll Agesの事か、音楽/ドラムの事か、飯の事でも書こうと思います。ツアーがそろそろ始まるので、そうしたら面白い話も増えてくるでしょう。多分。

それと、このブログは私の気力が続く限り、英語と日本語で書いて行こうと思います。ただ、私は日本語の先生でも、英語の先生でもないので、その辺は考慮してください。