Blog - January 2017 Archives
January 2017 Archives
.31 Weekly revue: 2017 week #4 (January 21 to 27)
.21 Weekly revue: 2017 week #3 (January 14 to 20)
.16 Weekly revue: 2017 week #2 (January 7 to 13)
.07 Weekly revue: 2017 week #1 (December 31 to January 6)
.01 Weekly revue: 2016 week #52 (December 24 to 30)
January 31, 2017
Weekly revue: 2017 week #4 (January 21 to 27)
Food: - Pork & chicken liver pâté (w/ coffee sauce & kiwi), winter mutton curry, and spinach curry with oyster, at Tapir, Shin-Ōkubo
- Bavette (ハラミ) de bœuf de Bazas, at Le Severo, Nishi-Azabu
- Victoria cake at Down the Stairs (by Arts & Science), Omotesandō
- Big "CC Rider" bacon cheeseburger at Teddy's Bigger Burgers, Harajuku
Music event: - I went to this year's first "Delica Lab" at Batica, organized by Nakatsuka Takeshi! It's always a fun party! This time there were sets by Takeshi, piano + trumpet duo Somethiing New, Ookawara Izumi, and saxophonist Soeda Naomu. One DJ couldn't make it, and instead Takeshi did a really fun DJ set! Maybe it was the first time I saw him DJ, and it was really great. :)
Music release news: Toki Asako, "Best of Pied Piper Days Vol.2", The Scooters, Hamada Maron, Learners
This week's videos: Nakata Yasutaka "Crazy Crazy (feat. Charli XCX & Kyary Pamyu Pamyu)"
Learners "Water The Flowers"
January 21, 2017
Weekly revue: 2017 week #3 (January 14 to 20)
Exhibitions: - Groovisions, a design company I have loved ever since I came to Japan, held an exhibition titled "GROOVISIONS 5x27" at Spiral in Aoyama! On display were a wide range of their design works, and so many Chappie life-size mannequins!
- Also, QP did a quick exhibition at skateboard shop FESN Laboratory in Nakano. Clothing line LIBE Brand Univs also released a lot of stuff in collaboration with QP for its latest collection titled "1 + 1 = 3". Each piece is printed with text in QP's signature font.
Music release news: "ExT Best File", G.Rina, Perfume, Towa Tei, Hollywood Zakoshisyoh
Playlist: Agata Morio, Crazy Ken Band, Maika Loubté, etc.
This week's video: Hollywood Zakoshisyoh "gokuburi otoko"
January 16, 2017
Weekly revue: 2017 week #2 (January 7 to 13)
Food: - Pho at BiaHoi Chop, Nakano. A new branch of Chopsticks (Koenji)!
- Rainy day gelato at Sincerita, Asagaya
- Lunch at Basque restaurant Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, Shibuya
- Pâté de campagne & dessert at Matsuki, Nakano
Music event: My first show of 2017 was on Monday January 7, Sally Soul Stew's new year event at Yoyogi Zher the Zoo. The super band led by bassist Sally Kubota (The Phantom Gift, Les 5-4-3-2-1) also features singers Lemon and Mashiro Megumi (Hicksville), guitarist Nakamori Yasuhiro (Hicksville), keyboardist Nakayama Tsutomu and drummer Shirane Kenichi (GREAT3). This time they were accompanied by Matsumoto Kenichi on saxophone and shakuhachi. As always the show was just great, with a lot of wonderful songs played by this great bunch! A new CD-R of 3 songs was sold there, recorded at Shirane Kenichi's home studio on 4-track tape like in the day. It sounds very nice!
Last but not least, the DJ was Comoesta Yaegashi (Tokyo Panorama Mambo Boys) who played a lot of rocking good tunes. During the show Sally recalled the first time he saw Comoesta DJ and how he was impressed.
Partial set list: Shotgun (Junior Walker & The All-Stars cover) / Day Tripper (The Beatles cover) / ... / Joy To The World / ... / Poison Ivy (The Coasters cover, Japanese lyrics by Kimchi Cats) / Spooky Rock / Love Land / ... / Singer Lady (Shibata Natsumi cover) / Rock Steady (Aretha Franklin cover) / anata ni maketa no (Koyama Rumi cover) / Golden Cup / Black Coffee (Pete Mac Jr. cover) / hitori no kanashimi (Zoo Nee Voo cover)
Encore: Boy and Girl
Music release news: fox capture plan, Inoue Honoka, "ExT Best File", G.Rina
Playlist: XTAL, La Veuve Moustachue, Pizzicato Five, ...
This week's video: U-zhaan x Tamaki ROY x Chinza Dopeness "Nanayoubi"
Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku x Negicco "Ebi Negi Alright!"
January 7, 2017
Weekly revue: 2017 week #1 (December 31 to January 6)
Music release news: YMCK, the fascinations, Charan-Po-Rantan
Playlist: Pizzicato Five, Negicco, Metafive, Rodion, Ice Choir
January 1, 2017
Weekly revue: 2016 week #52 (December 24 to 30)
Happy New Year 2017!! Best wishes for a year of fun, delicious times and plenty of good music!
Food: - Boudin noir & yellowtail fish rillettes at Tapir, Shin-Okubo
- Cafe latte at Parlour Ekoda
- Udon w/ chicken & chikuwa tenpura at Oniyanma, Nakameguro. The Gotanda branch was featured in vol. 2 of manga "It will be breakfast at Tiffany some day", which always depicts real breakfasts of actual restaurants, so I tried doing a quick collage!
- Hazelnut & tonic ice creams, and a strawberry & anko (red bean) pie at Sunday Bake Shop, Hatsudai
- Pizza and more at Guerrero, Shimokitazawa
Music release news: Hamada Maron, D.A.N., Urbangarde, hitomitoi, Nakata Yasutaka / Kyary Pamyu Pamyu