Heavy snow is falling, there's some snow left over on the sidewalks...plus it's freezing.
Since New Year's Day I've done various lives and recordings, so when I leap forward, it's already the last third of January. Sigh...
Already the first twelfth of the year 2012 is over!
Last night, at Hachiouji XYZ->A, was the Morizono and Matsukawa session. The rhythm section was drummer Ooda-san, and me.
Morizono-san's guitar, and Matsukawa-san's guitar, and Ooda-san's drums, well, they were the best part! It was a thrillingly fun session.
As a matter of fact, I was pretty used to last night's design.
Anyway, on to the next performance!
When we play on February 11th at Hachiouji XYZ->A, let's do a check to see if everyone's used to it, okay?
And so I've announced it. Sorry... (I think he wasn't supposed to announce the date.)
Last night, I performed with my new Atelier Z bass, nicknamed "White Mustang". Its appearances on stage are increasing recently, and it's got a sound that can be 'intimate' even if I hold it a little too close.
It's got a short scale, and it's close to being the guitar that I've waited for a while. When Matsukawa-san and Morizono-san played nearby it was like we were three guitarists, but I wasn't able to play that fast. Huh.
The other live left in this month is Kalafina's Nakano Sun Plaza two days!!
Today I'm off for the first time in a while, so I've got a "date" with Miyake-san and Ohshima-san.
In this tour, we did various things, and all the members and the staff went out and met the final performance with good feelings. Everyone in the staff, many thanks for all your support from an unseen place. Much respect.
Also, all the many people who came to the tour, thank you very much. And I received all the mail and messages that came during the tour. I got lots of energy from them! Thank you very much!
Speaking of the tour, when it ended, I was a little lonely, but again, has the next live been announced?
Team Kalafina, while we surround each other with support from now on, let's go deliver beautiful music.
Now for other lives.
Miyake Shinji Band @ Shinjuku JAM
Morizono - Matsugawa Session @ Hachiouji XYZ->A
Gumbo & Bourbon Vol. 05 @ Kouenji Show Boat
As is the custom every year, it's hayfever season.
For the people who really suffer with it, it burns in the membranes in their noses. That sort of thing.
Well, I went to the hospital about it.
The doctor said...
If it burns your nose, since it's about like last year, it's no good even if you don't prepare for it. Plus, even if it burns, there are some people who aren't affected by it.
Thanks to him, I got a sixty-day medicine supply, and four containers of eyewash!
Well, the rumor's that the pollen is light this year, which helps at the very least, but unpreparedness is your greatest enemy!
I'm doing various lives in the spring, too!!!
February 19, 2012 @ Tokyo Shinjuku JAM
Performer: Miyake shinji BAND (Miyake Shinji, Takahashi "Jr" Tomoharu (bass), Ohshima Kenji (drums)
Opening Act to be decided
February 24, 2012 @ Tokyo Kouenji Showboat (as in the picture)
Gumbo & Bourbon Vol. 05
Performers: Ichiro, Takahashi "Jr" Tomoharu, Higuchi Akiyuki, Sakagushi Ryouji, Kaneko Takahiro (a Kajiura-sensei musician, coincidentally)
As guest, we're welcoming Ookubo Shoka (BLUES SISTERS from RESPECT)!!!
February 26, 2012 @ Tokyo Futagotamagawa KIWA
"Shishido Rumi x Tsuda Daisuke Oil In Life - OIL night Special Vol. 1"
Performers: 24/7, Carnetion, Miyake Shinji BAND
Chairmanship (MCs?): Tsuda Daisuke, Shishido Rumi
Assistan: Meimin (Yamazaki Satomi, Ebina Megumi)
March 11, 2012 @ Kouenji Showboat
Tokyo Genki-gusa Vol. 2 - The Phoenix -
Hoping for the restoration of the area hit by the earthquake, we're delivering energy from Tokyo! Tokyo Genki-gusa Vol. 2! The performance has been decided!
Performers: Onoe Ippei, RYOJI, Takahashi "Jr" Tomoharu, Michikami Izumi, Tanaka Shimon, Hosokawa Naoto, Igarashi Hiyoshi and more...
Yuki Kajiura LIVE Vol. #8 "Spring 2012"
March 16, 2012 @ Tokyo "Shibuya Town Hall"
March 17 @ Tokyo "Shibuya Town Hall"
April 8 @ Osaka "Nanba Hatch"
Performer: Kajiura Yuki
Vocal: KAORI/WAKANA/KEIKO/YURIKO KAIDA
Guitar: Korenaga Koichi
Drums: Satou Kyoichi
Bass: Takahashi "Jr" Tomoharu
Violin: Kono Hitoshi
Manipulator: Ohira Yoshio
Guest Vocal: Ito Eri, Tomaru Hanae
Guest Musician - Flute: Akagi Rie
First event celebrating the 25th anniversary of Miyake Shinji's debut
ALL NIGHT!! "BEST SHINJI"
March 16, 2012 @ Tokyo Shibuya Mt. RAINER HALL PLEASURE PLEASURE
Performers: MOJO CLUB with Katayama Hiroaki, MOSAW, Shinji Miyake and His Big Ban, Miyake Shinji BAND, Miyake Shinji + Hashimoto Jun + Itou Mikio
Guest: Urufu Keisuke
(This day is a late-night live in the interval between the two days of Shibuya! I wonder if we'll be okay...)
April 5, 2012
Morizono Matsukawa Session @ Hachiouji XYZ->A