Blog - Weekly revue: 2012 week #30 (July 21 to 27)

Music Weekly revue: 2012 week #30 (July 21 to 27)

Food: - Went to eat at Tapir in Shin-Ōkubo. I chose salmon mango curry! Delicious! The dessert happened to be a cake, and I got a candle on mine. Still a little bit early though. :)


Music event: - Went to a lunch live at café Tibet Tibet in Shimokitazawa to see Pyokn, a band I've seen a few times before at Usagi-chang Records events and also at their 10th anniversary event with Elektel at Sasazuka Bowl two years ago. Had a very good time watching from the front row! The set included songs from their album and also a brand new one. For "Be Yourself" (re-released on a digital EP last year) they were accompanied by violinist Sakai Yasufumi as heard on the album.
- First act Yumi & Waterweed was very nice too, all covers of famous songs sung in English.

Tibet Tibet Pyokn Pyokn feat. SAKAI Yasufumi YUMI & Waterweed YUMI & Waterweed

New music: - At Pyokn's lunch show I got their album "Colorful Vibration", which came with a nice set of 24 small color pencils packaged in a CD case. :) Checking the liner notes made me realize that it was co-produced by Okada Tohru (CTO LAB., ex-Moonriders)! I hope Okada-san will feature them in an upcoming live event sometime (hint hint!), as it would be nice to see them in a proper venue too! Anyway, this is a very nice album that I should have picked up long ago! Better late than never.
- On my way back I went to Jet Set to get Teams' remix EP from White Lily Records. I had been wanting it since it was released and I was going nuts because I didn't have a chance to go near a record shop where it's sold. (In Tokyo it's only at Jet Set and Coconut Disk, and there's no digital release either.) I don't really know about Teams, but sampling all the tracks online they were all great!
- While at Jet Set I walked around and there were a few copies of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's 7" picture disc! I had seen news about it a little while ago and then completely forgot about it. This is what record shops are for! Included are extended mixes of "PONPONPON" and "Cherry Bonbon". Not 100% sure but it sounds to me like it was mastered with the pitch slightly too high... Still works for me though! Pon pon way way! (Jet Set still has some stock.)

Pyokn "Colorful Vibration" Teams "Teams X White Lily Remixes" PONPONPON

Music release news: Blu-Swing album, Perfume single

Blu-Swing "Find Your Way" Perfume "Spending all my time"

Playlist: bice, Petset, Vanilla Beans, Cubismo Grafico, hitomitoi, p&art sasanoooha, Sunahara Yoshinori, Yucca, ...
- Also on Wednesday I listened to Konishi-san's monthly NHK-FM show. This month was a tribute to singer bice who passed away 2 years ago. That was a good program!

bice "kanaerarenai koi no tame ni" Petset "Flow Motion, Feather Light" Vanilla Beans "Choco Mint Flavor Time" Cubismo Grafico "Nuit" hitomitoi "City Dive" p&art sasanoooha "Panda to Sasanoha" SUNAHARA Yoshinori "liminal" Yucca "our journey (to anywhere we want)"

Tech: - I have a Facebook "app" I made just for myself, used to post my daily playlist to my Facebook wall. This week it broke because Facebook is removing its offline_access privilege, so I rewrote my code using the latest PHP SDK. Feels better to be doing things the right way now!
- I fiddled around with user scripts to make features that I want. I love user scripts!

Posted on July 28, 2012 at 14:01 | Tweet |


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