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.22 Weekly revue: 2013 week #25 (June 15 to 21)
.01 Weekly revue: 2013 week #22 (May 25 to 31)

June 22, 2013

Weekly revue: 2013 week #25 (June 15 to 21)

Sorry I'm late. I skipped two weeks, it's a first..! Now I have to catch up with lots of music.

Music event: On Sunday June 16 was a special event for The Lady Spade's secretary-in-chief Tiffany who is taking maternity leave for a while! The event had a talk show about all kinds of memories with The Lady Spade. It finished with a show full of good early Spade songs that I hadn't heard live in a long time: "Callsing", "wagamama na watashi", "D.L.T.L", and a cover of "Breakaway"!

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Exhibition: We went to see an exhibition of Osaka pottery artist Riyoo Kim's works at Roppongi Hills' A/D Gallery (it's already over though). Many of his works are of heads with spikes or techno-ish lines, but he also makes stylish plates and cups that can be used in everyday life. Great stuff!

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Party: On Wednesday was a friendly party at Sunday Bake Shop, for friends who are going to travel for a while... or so I thought, cause it then turned into an early birthday party for those who have a birthday during their absence... including me!! My birthday is in August, so this was definitely the earliest birthday surprise ever. :) Thanks Kazuko for the great cake, and everyone! I had a great time! :)

Music release news: Idiot Pop, Hosono Haruomi, Koshi Miharu, hoshikuzu Scat, mononkul, Towa Tei

Idiot Pop "Toy Pop." Hosono Haruomi "Heavenly Music" Koshi Miharu "Madame Crooner" hoshikuzu Scat "Cosmetic Siren" mononkul "tobu monotachi, hau monotachi, utau monotachi" Towa Tei "Radio (Edit) with Yukihiro Takahashi & Tina Tamashiro" (Download)

Playlist: (3 weeks worth of it!) Chromeo, Kaseki Cider, Pizzicato Five, Dorian, Wack Wack Rhythm Band, hitomitoi, Tucker & Emerson Kitamura, Takako Minekawa & Dustin Wong, Tomoki Kanda, Cornelius, Petset, Kero Kero Bonito, Sunahara Yoshinori, Vanilla Beans, the hair, Au Revoir Simone, Fujisawa Shiho, hawaii1200, Luvraw & BTB, New Castle, Sitaar Tah!, Tokyo Panorama Mambo Boys, Perez Prado, Mansfield, esu-efu, Milton Banana Trio, dahlia, FPM, Qypthone

Chromeo "Fancy Footwork" Kaseki Cider "Mr. City Pop" Pizzicato Five "Bossa Nova 2001" Dorian "Melodies Memories" Wack Wack Rhythm Band "Wack Wack Rhythm Band" hitomitoi "City Dive" Tucker & Emerson KITAMURA "Special Presets" Takako Minekawa & Dustin Wong "Toropical Circle" Tomoki KANDA "Interstellar Interlude" Cornelius "NHK 'Design Ah'" Petset "Flow Motion, Feather Light" Kero Kero Bonito "Why Aren't You Dancing?" SUNAHARA Yoshinori "The Sound of '70s" Vanilla Beans "Vanilla Beans III" the hair "pop concerto for the weekender" Au Revoir Simone "Verses of Comfort, Assurance and Salvation" Au Revoir Simone "The Bird of Music" Fujisawa Shiho "Funky Girl" Luvraw & BTB "Yokohama City Breeze" Sitaar Tah! "Tah!!!" Tokyo Panorama Mambo Boys "Mambo Imperial" Perez Prado "Mambo No.5" esu-efu "Sing Future" Milton Banana Trio "Sambas de Bossa" dahlia "Nude Lumière" FPM "Scale" Qypthone "Organic Sound Theatre"

This week's video: Towa Tei "Radio (Edit) with Yukihiro Takahashi & Tina Tamashiro"

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June 1, 2013

Weekly revue: 2013 week #22 (May 25 to 31)

Entertainment: Last weekend we went to try that Robot Restaurant with a couple of friends visiting Japan from Montreal. The hour-long show is a mix of sexy girls dancing, and of various kinds of robots entertaining and surprising the audience. The room is smaller than I expected, and it has seats facing each other with a walkway between them. The action happens everywhere, even with ceiling rails over audience seats. I was only aware of the lady robots that circle the city on an advertising truck, but there were many more types of robots too. Whether the show is worth ¥5000 is left up to you, but I had a fun time. :)

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Food: - Recently opened Sri Lankan restaurant Acala.naatha (Facebook) in Nakano (mistakenly put this one the previous week, so I moved it here)
- Lunch at curry restaurant Sathi in Shibuya with Indian and Korean co-workers
- Roasted chicken at La Cocorico for an English lunch with other colleagues

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Music release news: Negicco, Ino Hidefumi

Negicco "Idol bakari kikanai de" Ino Hidefumi "New Morning"

Playlist: Pizzicato One, Kaji Hideki, Kavinsky, Old Monk, Modern Choki Chokies, salyu x salyu

Pizzicato One "One And Ten Very Sad Songs" KAJI Hideki "Sweet Swedish Winter" Kavinsky "Outrun" Old Monk "Birds of Belize" Modern Choki Chokies "The Extra Number of Moda-choki" salyu x salyu "s(o)un(d)beams"

This week's videos: - Old Monk's latest clip, "Seymour"

- And some David Bowie (er, Chris Hadfield) for a change, for those like me who had yet to watch this. :)

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