Sunday, November 23, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Last two days in Japan were amazing. Chinatown in Yokohama is the oldest in Japan and was really cool, then the last in Shibuya, Tokyo, was nuts. Tokyo is divided up into tons of huge neighborhoods / areas / burroughs... Shibuya being the Times Square x100 of Tokyo. Amazing. Went to Secret Base and Mandarake and spent probably way too much money getting some Pushead figures and other great stuff. The show was the best of tour, Melt Banana played before Coliseum and Torche, seems they are taken for granted in their hometown just like most great bands are, and they were awesome. Coliseum and Torche played great sets and then we all hung out late with Yuko, Agata, Tadashi, Jumbo and other great friends. This has been an amazing trip.
But yeah, vegan food here is practically non-existent. On day one I thought eating rice balls each day would be fine, but after five-six days of that... Whew... Looking forward to some green vegetables at home!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
More amazing times in Japan. The shows are small but the clubs and sound systems are amazing, the audiences are incredibly appreciative and psyched on Coliseum and Torche. The bottom photo didn't do the situation justice, but it was an old fella who actually walked his cats... It was amazing. He walked down the sidewalk with his two cats strolling along by his side.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Wow... First show was amazing. Stupid Babies Go Mad was one of the most intense bands I've ever seen. They set the bar incredibly high and the rest of us had to work hard to match their intensity. It was great to see familiar faces from Thomas Hooper and our new friends in Boris, who have lent us their incredible backline to us on this tour.
Of course I broke my camera display screen about an hour before the show began. Hopefully I can replace it or at least get some decent photos without knowing exactly what I'm shooting!