Archive for December, 2009

Happy New Year!!

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Wishing everyone a purrrfectly lovely & roaaaringly successful Year of the Tiger 2010!!

New Year lobby at TV Tokyo & Inter FM studios.

Toshi Koshi soba at Inter FM studio. Yum Yum!!

Rock Archive x Beams Exhibition

Friday, December 25th, 2009

Check out this very cool photographic exhibition currently showing in Tokyo – Zippo Meets x Beams. The exhibition features some rare photos of legendary musicians including David Bowie, Sex Pistols, Paul Weller, The Who, Courtney Love, Bob Marley, Rolling Stones & more.. Only until Tuesday January 5 2010 at Eye Of Gyre Gallery in the Chanel Building on Omotesando.

For more info about the exhibition check this website

I was at the opening reception & there are some pics on this blog Houyhnhnm Magazine

Bluey from Incognito at Inter FM

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

One of the coolest gentlemen in the music biz Bluey from Incognito dropped into the Inter FM studio on Wednesday December 23 2009 to have a chat with Sayoko & I just before the Incognito live shows kicked off at the Blue Note Tokyo & Motion Blue Yokohama.
Click on the play button below to listen to the festive spirit..
For info about the Incognito shows click here

Guy, Bluey & Sayoko.

Tokyo Made Market pop up shop

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Just in time for Christmas, the gift giving season, the silly season, holiday season or whatever you want to call it – Tokyo Made Market pop up shop is back for a limited time (until January 17 2010) in Shibuya featuring some up & coming Tokyo designers & their latest goodies.
Have a listen to a quick chat with Masao the man behind it all – click on the play button below..
For more info

With Masao of Tokyo Made Market.

Accessories at Tokyo Made Market.

Photography at Tokyo Made Market.

Fashion at Tokyo Made Market.

Click on the play button here & listen to Masao..


Christmas Lounge Party Friday 2009.12.18

Monday, December 14th, 2009

To wrap up the year just like a lovely Christmas present I’m giving
an intimate Christmas Lounge Party at the Park Hotel Tokyo at Shiodome on
Friday December 18 & you’re invited.


Join me over a hot mulled wine as I spin warm music & the
Lenne Hardt Jazz Cabaret Band perform jazz standards & Christmas favourites.
Click on the play button below & listen to Lenne sing Santa Baby!!

Enjoy the view over the twinkling Tokyo skyline & sparkling Tokyo Tower
from the Park Hotel’s 25th floor Lobby Lounge.

And your chance to win some lovely Christmas presents including a hotel stay package or restaurant dinners at the Park Hotel.

Dress – smart elegant.

8:00pm-12 midnight
Â¥1,500 entry.
Â¥1,000 Guy Perryman Black Card Members!!
Limited to 200 guests.
Please RSVP

If you do not have your Black Card send me an email with your
full name & postal address & I’ll send one out to you..

ドレスコード エレガント&スマート
時間 20時から24時
料金 1500円
先着200名ですので参加される方は までメールをしてください。


Tokyo Tower view from Park Hotel Tokyo at Shiodome 25th floor Lobby Lounge.
The Park Hotel Tokyo is in the Shidome Media Tower 25F – 10 minute walk from Shimbashi Station.

Lenne Hardt & her Jazz Cabaret Band will fill us full of festive joy!!
Click here & listen to Lenne sing Santa Baby..
It’s the season with the spirit of generosity & I’ll give everyone who comes to the Christmas Lounge Party a Presentific card so you too can share the experience!!

Click here & listen to Lenne Hardt sing Santa Baby..

Sandro Chia exhibition in Tokyo

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Renowned Italian painter Sandro Chia has an exhibition at the Italian Cultural Institute Tokyo until Thursday 2009.12.17 I was very fortunate to have a quick chat with the maestro on the phone to Rome discussing his art, life & inspiration. Click on the play button below to listen..
For more info about the exhibition please chech the Italian Cultural Institute website

Sandro Chia.

Sandro Chia, Senza titolo, 2009.

Christmas pavement chalk drawing at Italian Cultural Institute Tokyo.

Nativity scene at Italian Cultural Institute Tokyo.

Patrick Wolf interview on Inter FM

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

A chat with Patrick Wolf – a lovely Londoner who was in Tokyo for British Anthems December 6 2009. This interview was broadcast live on my Inter FM program Global Satellite together with my co-host Sayoko Kamei. Click on the play button below to listen..

With Patrick Wolf at the Inter FM studio.

Tokyo bedroom & street culture..

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

Tokyo Expresso is my love letter from Tokyo to the world – a collection of audio & visual blogs featuring interviews, music, culture, fashion, events, soundbytes & more from the streets of Tokyo. Now it’s time for me to expand Tokyo Expresso from the on-line experience to a real-life experience. Coming very soon I’ll be introducing electronic music from the bedrooms of Tokyo & fashion from the streets of Tokyo as an interactive, inspiring & expressive event in Tokyo & beyond – come back here for more..

A random spontaneous moment from the streets of Tokyo – looking skyhigh & beyond..

A Whisky Journey – to Arran Scotland

Friday, December 4th, 2009

My good friends at Arran single malt whisky are celebrating their 15th anniversary & they are looking for people to join “A Whisky Journey”!! Become a blogger & travel together with us for the duration of the Arran 15 campaign, receiving various samples, attending events and getting special invitations to Whisky Live 2010!
Click on the play button below & enjoy a whisky & a word with David Croll & Yoichi chatting about the Arran 15th anniversary..

アラン蒸溜所15周年キャンペーン ブロガー向けテイスティングイベント開催


More info at

Click here to hear more about Arran’s 15th anniversary..

British Anthems Sunday 2009.12.6

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

An excellent line up of live British music in Tokyo this weekend at British Anthems – Sunday 2009.12.6 at Shin Kiba, Studio Coast.
More info about British Anthems 09 at

Click here to listen to a quick chat with The Answering Machine in the Hub British Pub, Shibuya just after they jetted into Tokyo for British Anthems..