ich bewundere deine mut. du bist wie eine heldin. ruhe in frieden.

The title of this week's blog reminds me of

macaroni penguins

chinstrap penguins

and drowning by strange hands.

If you know what I mean.


I've got a solo show scheduled for January. It'll be my first solo outing in half a year. If that's not enough reason to stay away, I don't know what else to say to you.


The venue is U-ha in Koenji. U-ha has been good to me since back in the day.


The occasion this time is a memorial show for Elliott Smith. Elliott's music is not just some of my favorite music; rather, it's become a necessary part of my life. So when they invited me to play, all I could say was yes.


Iori Shiranui (dodo) and Natsumi Hirasawa (nikakusui), both old friends, are also playing. And the show closer is apparently a touring musician from abroad. Don't miss him either.


Details here. It'd be great to see you there.