Blog - Weekly revue: 2014 week #3 (January 11 to 17)

Weekly revue: 2014 week #3 (January 11 to 17)

Photos: - We went to event "machi ichi! mura ichi! 2014" at Tokyo International Forum, a fair with lots of food from all parts of Japan. There were many mascots too! More here.

ゆるキャラ ゆるキャラ ゆるキャラ ゆるキャラ ゆるキャラ

- Happened to see a truck with some horses in Hatagaya, and the next day there was a cowboy trotting up a street in Yoyogi-Uehara! Seemed to be the same horse.

馬 Cowboy in Tokyo

Food: - Sticky toffee pudding, Victoria sponge, ginger & white and more at Sunday Bake Shop, Hatsudai
- Takoyaki and strawberry & yogurt kakigōri (shaved ice) at Minato-ya, Sasazuka
- Galette des rois from Réfectoire by Le Petit Mec, Harajuku. We had coffee there too, and there happened to be instrumental live music by background of the music which was nice.
- Meals at Andhra Dining, Ginza
- Hiroshima-yaki (okonomiyaki) at Sanshou, Ginza
- Lunch at Chinese restaurant Taikoo Shing, Shibuya. This restaurant was featured on TV series "taberu dake" that I watched entirely. :)

Sticky toffee pudding Victoria sponge & Ginger and white タコ焼き いちごヨーグルトかき氷 Meals ready! 広島焼き

Music event: Went to see Au Revoir Simone on January 13 at Shibuya O-Nest! That was awesome! I thought the same last time I saw them 4 years ago (at the same place), their show would please any synth fan.

All the other bands were great too. First on was little moa, group of Moonriders' Okada Toru's daughter. The band has a quiet electronic sound, with glockenspiel and euphonium (see video below). Next was Junjun + Babi, two girls who sang in soft voices, sometimes in French. There were some nice short instrumentals too. Then was singer-songwriter sugar me who played a solo acoustic show with just her guitar. Aside from original songs from the album, she played a great cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah", a special song for me that I had the chance to see Jeff Buckley play live. I bought her album "Why White Y?" and got her autograph!

To those who missed this show, Au Revoir Simone be playing the same venue again tomorrow January 19, with Chocolat & Akito and milk.

little moa じゅんじゅん+BABI sugar me Au Revoir Simone sugar me autograph

Movie: Got to see Chinese/Korean movie "A Wedding Invitation" a bit early, thanks to a nice friend who was involved with promotion. Quite a charming and touching film. It will start in theaters here on March 1st.

Music release news: Terunuma Fareeza to Shūkyō, "Tonchi Compi", yashka, Elekibass, hitomitoi

Terunuma Fareeza to Shūkyō "kakkoii" (Download) Various Artists "Tonchi Compi" yashka "Hotel New Continental" Elekibass "Home Party Garden Party", "Garden Party EP" (7"+CD) hitomitoi "Snowbank Social Club"

Playlist: sugar me, the fascinations, MoliquL, Negicco, playtime rock, Aira Mitsuki

sugar me "Why White Y?" the fascinations "color code" MoliquL "Forest" Negicco "Melody Palette" playtime rock "Play Time" Aira Mitsuki "I'll Be Back"

This week's videos:

little moa "Promenade"

sugar me "As You Grow"

Au Revoir Simone "Somebody Who"

Terunuma Fareeza to Shūkyō "kakkoii"

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