Archive for May, 2009

From UK Special – Time To Jet

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Well Mari & I had an amazing 2 weeks in the UK as part of our Jet Set UK radio program/podcast “From UK Special” series & now it is time to jet back to Tokyo. We are both from the UK but both realized that every time we go back to the UK we discover new things & meet new people. It’s the never ending discoveries & amazing array of people that make the UK so interesting & continually exciting. Another thing I really noticed this time was the sense of freedom people have. London is such a diverse city where you have the freedom to be who you want to be & explore whatever lifestyle you want to live. This point was especially highlighted by my new Japanese friends I met in London who were really enjoying their new lives & making the most of the sense of freedom they have in the UK. Japanese people tend to feel very comfortable & welcome in the UK & this creates that sense of freedom & easy lifestyle. If you’re in Japan & have never been to the UK but are interested in travel & discovering new things I highly recommend a trip to the UK. From the traditional “afternoon tea” image of England to the amazing nature of Scotland & the diverse creativity of London you’ll find something that you’ll love. And finally you’ll meet some new people who’ll surprise you & make some new friends who you’ll never forget.. truly what traveling to another culture is all about!! Scroll down these pages & discover 20 “From UK Special” blog reports – I hope you enjoy as much as I did!!

Virgin Atlantic Airways ticket & boarding pass in hand – it’s time to jet!!

Guy & Mari “cheers to UK” at London Heathrow airport.

At LHR watching all the jetsetters & the lovely Virgin jets.

Jet trails in the skies over London.

On board Virgin Atlantic Airways you’ll discover some great in-flight entertainment & every seat has it’s own entertainment system & screen. On this flight I watched the latest James Bond film & the best part was one scene in the film where 007 was on board a Virgin Atlantic flight enjoying a quiet vodka while jetting to a glamorous location – it was a glamorous moment to watch & I was feeling very glamorous too on board my Virgin Atlantic flight!!

On board Virgin Atlantic you’ll also discover some luxurious amenities including the lovely Cow Shed spa products.

Dawn in the sky.

Winging our way & almost back in Tokyo.

Happy trip, happy flight & happy landings – we’re back at Narita & I’m ready to create some more Jet Set UK programs & share some happy moments from the UK with you!!

From UK Special – East London People

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Coming to the end of our 2 fantastic weeks in the UK – Mari & I spend some amazing time in East London & meet some amazing people. I realize once again that the most interesting thing about traveling & experiencing new places is not the place itself but the people you meet. And when you don’t live in a city sometimes just being a transient passenger means you have the openness & freedom to talk with & meet more people at random. Click on the play button below & listen to us chat with a few people we met at random in East London. With all the amazing things London & the UK has to offer Mari & I both agree that the most special times we’ll always remember were the unplanned moments with the people we met & shared the experience with..

Tube, bus, cab or walk – East London is easy to get to & get around – off we go!!

Guy & Mari hit Spitalfields Markets, Brick Lane, Cafe 1001 & just hang out with loads of cool people on a Sunday afternoon. There’s tons to see – market stalls from flea markets to cutting edge new designers, shop if you want or just chill out & have a beer in the outdoor beer gardens, cafes, bars & pubs – listen to music from DJ’s or street musicians & watch all the amazing people having a good time..

At 23 Pitfield Street we find a little bit of Japan in the UK – CA4LA hat shop.

Furry beast, Guy & CA4LA store manager Hikaru Sagara – have a listen to why he (Hikaru not the furry beast) loves London – click on the play button below..

Japanese musician Geki – who loves living in East London – have a listen to him explain why & hear these amazing steel drums – click on the play button below..

I meet these lovely people in East London & they invite me to go paddling in their dinghy up Regents Canal on a Sunday afternoon.. err OK!!

And off we go – paddle!!

Mari on board & paddling!!

Dusk & the still waters of Regents Canal. I can’t believe we’re doing this!! Actually other people can’t believe we’re doing this either – people walking by & staring do cheer us on – it’s not everyday you get to paddle in a dinghy up a canal in the middle of London.. is this legal?

Regents Canal & bridge. We take a break from paddling, float for a while in the middle of the canal, share a bottle of wine & a giggle & paddle back to our starting point. A very fun, very random moment in East London – you just never know who you’ll meet & what adventures you’ll have.

There is now so much cool stuff going on in East London & so many people having a good time there Time Out magazine is publishing special East London guides.
east-people

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From UK Special – London Radio

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

Getting ready to go out on a Saturday night in London & listening to the radio. Here’s some random radio dial hopping with the pirate stations (& a few others in-between) from Saturday night & the Sunday morning after. Click on the play button below to listen..

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From UK Special – Blow Up Club

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Click on the play button below & have a listen to an interview with Paul Tunkin the man behind Blow Up club & record label in London. Blow Up is a weekly event of orgasmic, mod, soul, pop, new wave action (!!) at Bar Rumba, 36 Shaftesbury Ave, Soho every Saturday night.
For details about Blow Up club please check
http://www.blowup.co.uk/club/
For details about Blow Up record label please check
http://www.blowup.co.uk/

Blow Up compilation album Exclusive Blend Volume 1.

Blow Up compilation album Exclusive Blend Volume 2.

Paul Tunkin.
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Interview with British musician Jack Penate

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

British soulful rock artist Jack Penate was in Tokyo May 2009 to guest DJ at the Blue Boys Club event at Harajuku Astro Hall. I was also one of the DJ’s on the night & I had a chat with Jack about music, DJ’ing & his new album Everything Is New which will be released in June..

With Jack Penate.
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Blue Boys Club Special 2009.5.15

Friday, May 15th, 2009

BLUE BOYS CLUB SPECIAL!! featuring Jack Peñate

2009.05.15.Friday

Astro Hall (Harajuku, Tokyo)

VERY SPECIAL GUEST:
JACK PENATE DJ SET
GUEST DJ’s:
GAKUJI “CHABE” MATSUDA(CUBISMO GRAFICO)
GUY PERRYMAN(InterFM)
BLUE BOYS CLUB DJ’s:
HIDEKI KAJI
KINK (ALPHAVILLE RECORDS)

Time : open/start 23:00
Tickets : adv ¥2,500 (D別) / door ¥3,000 (D別)
ASTRO HALLにて4/19(日)より一般発売開始
info : ASTRO HALL 03-3402-3089

 www.astro-hall.com

Jack Peñateプロフィール:
「アデル、ケイジャン・ダンス・パーティなどの人
気アーティストを契約したXLレコーディングスの
A&Rが2007年サインしたUKの最も憎めない
ミュージシャン〜ジャック・ペニャーテ。ロンドン
の中心から活躍の場を世界に広げた彼は、キャッ
チーなギター・リーフが炸裂するロカビリー・テイ
ストのソウルでパンクでロックなキラキラ・ギ
ター・ポップで人気を博した。デビュー盤リリース
当時の2007年にはNME誌の表紙を飾り、そし
て全シングルがパワープレイに選ばれるなど、地元
イギリスでの人気は驚異的。
ここ日本でも人気は高く、BEAT CRUSADERSのヒダカトオ
ル氏などのミュージシャンが彼を高く評価してい
る。すでに来日を2回果たしており、UKロック
ファンの間でも知名度と評価は抜群に高い。
6月リリース予定のセカンド・アルバムはシグナ
チャー・サウンドだったギター・ポップからさらに
迫力のあるダンサブルなPOPサウンドにパワー・
アップ!★2009年度グラミー賞新人賞などを受
賞したアデルもアルバムに参加!★アルバム・プロ
デュースはポール・エプワース★」

BLUE BOYS DON’T CRY e.p.
2009.05.20 on sale
PECF-1012 felicity cap-88 1,500円(税込)

カジヒデキ待望の新作完成。
オリコン トップ10ヒット『甘い恋人』(7位)以
来初となるシングル的アイテム(E.P.)。

ビート・クルセイダースのヒダカトオル氏がゲス
ト・ボーカルで参加。
遂に実現した夢のコラボレーションに話題沸騰!
また、DVD化や新刊発売でにわかに人気再燃、映画
『デトロイト・メタル・シティ』挿入歌『Sally My
Love』も収録した、お得盤です。

収録曲
1. Passion Fruits
2. The Sweetest Love
3. Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)
4. Sally My Love

★カジからのコメント★

 「Lollipop」のジャケットに登場してくれたス
ウェーデンの子供達がコーラスで参加してくれた、
僕なりのCheer Up Song “Passion Fruits”。子供達と一緒に、
元気な春風を皆さんにお届けします。
 ”The Sweetest Love” はご存知ビート・クルセイダース
のヒダカトオル君がコーラスで参加してくれた、ビ
ビッドなシンセ・ポップ・チューン。テーマは「僕
らの街へ帰ろう!」。ヒダカ君と僕は同郷 “千葉”
出身。我がホームタウンに愛を込めると共に、皆さ
んのホームタウンへの愛も見つめ直して欲しいとい
う事で作りました。ヒダカ君曰く「男版ウッド・
ビー・グッズ」。今回も一緒に制作してくれた橋本
竜樹くん曰く「男版バッド・ドリーム・ファン
シー・ドレス」。まさに! この言葉にピンと来な
い方はウィキペディアでどうぞ。
 加えて、昨年秋のロリポップ・ツアーからプレイ
している “Haircut100″ の名曲「Favourite Shirts」のカ
ヴァー。堀江博久くんがオルガンを弾きまくってい
ます!! そしてアルバムには収録しなかったテト
ラポット・メロン・ティーの “Sally My Love” も、この
度収録です。夏を目前に、とてもカラフルなポッ
プ・チューンを満載した4曲入りの “BLUE BOYS DON’T CRY
e.p.” をよろしくお願いします。
カジヒデキ

01-blue-boys-club-special

 

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Michael Monroe Finland Fest ’09 Guest

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

An interview with legendary rocker Michael Monroe frontman of Hanoi Rocks who is coming to Japan for Finland Fest ’09 a night of live rock from Finland at Liquid Room, Ebisu Tokyo on Friday May 29. For more info check www.creativeman.co.jp



Michael Monroe.
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Tokyo Made Fashion Brand Landroval

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

An interview with the two designers behind Tokyo Made fashion brand Landroval – Kurosawa-san & Kota-san. To see their designs & purchase on-line please check www.tokyomade.com


With Kurosawa & Kota of Landroval.

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7 For All Mankind DJ Event

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Golden Weekend DJ event at the new & very cool 7 For All Mankind fashion store in Daikanyama – come by & say hi!!

I’ll be spinning together with French pop star & DJ Antipop from the group Telepopmusik at the store.

Guy’s DJ times..

Sunday 5.3 1:00-4:00pm

Monday 5.4 5:00-8:00pm

The store is “7 For All Mankind” located on street level of the main shopping street of Daikanyama.. Address: 24-4 Sarugakucho

Tel: 03-5458-4711

www.7forallmankind.com

GWの私のプランは、プレミアムジーンズの先駆けとなったブランド『セブンフォーマンカインド』の代官山店でDJをします。
同時にフランスのポップスターであり、Telepopmusikの3人の創立メンバーのうちの1人Antipopさんのプレイも聴く事が出来ます。
とても素敵なお店ですので、お友達と一緒に遊びに来てください。

Guy’s スケジュール
日曜日 3日 1:00-4:00pm
月曜日 4日 5:00-8:00pm

お店の住所
渋谷区猿楽町24-4
代官山駅から徒歩3分

Tel: 03-5458-4711

www.7forallmankind.com