been pretty forgetful these days... i carried the studio key home in my pocket twice in august... it's a two-hour round trip train ride to take it back...
近頃はおっちょこちょい… ８月に２回、スタジオの鍵をポケットに入れたまま帰っちゃったの… 戻すのは往復２時間の電車だし…
and then today i was supposed to drop off some fliers for guts yoshijima, and i forgot them...
anyway, never mind that. let me tell you about the show yesterday. i played a solo set at ringoya in ikebukuro. thanks a lot to everybody who came, and to the other artists and the venue.
first to play was a male singer-songwriter called Takehero. electric guitar and harmonica, unadorned singing, intricate lyrics. mid-tempo pop with interesting changes. his site is here.
next, me. set list:
fifth on the set list was originally going to be a song called suibo. it's a song i wrote, played a few times, rewrote, played a bit, decided to throw away, decided to bring back, rewrote, and decided to try out last night. and then when it was time to play it, i changed my mind and did desaturation song instead. considering the overall flow of the set etc., i think i should have done suibo, actually. ha, ha.
after me, a female piano singer-songwriter called kanae saito played. dramatic pop, sort of adult-oriented, in a full singing voice. unique piano, with a flexible sense of time. her site is here.
finally came shinsuke ikeda and his group. he's a singer/guitarist, and he was saying that the band this time was different from usual: female harmonies, two guitars, percussion and violin. adult contemporary with some latin and jazz influences. his site is here.
i'll have a lot of time on my hands in september. at present i've only got two shows booked. one is a hashigo show, part of mikihito nakahira's record release, which should be fun. it's on sept. 22.
two days after that, on sept. 24, i've got a solo show. both of these shows happen to be at the same venue, wasted time in shibuya. details are on the hashigo site for the first, on this site for the second.