I played a solo set at Wasted Time in Shibuya tonight. Thanks to all who came out, to the venue and other musicians.
So, I biked there, listening to "Baby Britain" etc. It's about an hour from Kugayama to Shibuya. Good exercise, I suppose.
Hearing a favorite old song for the first time in a while, you notice different things about it. This time I was impressed by the bassline in "Baby Britain". It's remarkable how active that bassline is, without ever getting in the way of the song.
Ari Yuki played first. A rather young, female singer-songwriter, sometimes on piano, sometimes with pre-recorded music. Firmly J-pop in style. Her site is here.
Then Chibari played. She also is a singer-songwriter on piano, originally from Okinawa apparently. Also did cover songs in English and Japanese. Her site is here.
I was last. Set list:
The musicians before me finished a bit early, so there was time enough to squeeze in an extra song.
My next solo show is the day after tomorrow, Wednesday, at Fourth Floor in Kichijoji. Details are here. Come if you're so inclined.
Finally, a few songs (nothing to do with me, but). Hope you like them.