Archive for August, 2010

Go Chic At Fuji Rock Festival 2010

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

I had a quick chat with Go Chic “3 chix & 1 dick” from Taipei before their first Fuji Rock performance on the Rookie A Go Go stage. Go Chic say “fuck sad songs” & they call themselves an all girl group but they have a boy drummer “he’s a mistake”..
Click on the play button below, start panting & go go Go Chic..

With Go Chic, hot chicks.. & a boy.
Click here for Go Chic..
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William Saito “Professional Volunteer”

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

I recently had a conversation with William Saito who has so far led an extraordinary life, from being a mathematics child prodigy to achieving incredible success in encryption software & today jetting around the world advising entrepreneurs & governments. His bio can tell it better than I can – read on..
And click on the play button below to listen to our chat..

An authority in the fields of encryption, authentication and biometric technology, William H. Saito has spent the past two decades shaping information security policy, establishing startups and managing public corporations. In 1991, he founded I/O Software, Inc., in California, and built it into a global leader in security software development, earning recognition in 1998 as Entrepreneur of the Year from Ernst & Young, NASDAQ and USA Today. In 2000, he negotiated an agreement with Microsoft Corporation to integrate the company’s core authentication technology and biometric application program interface (BAPI) into the Windows operating system. The technology was subsequently licensed to over 160 companies worldwide.

After the acquisition of his company in 2004, he moved to Japan to address business and technology issues for clients worldwide and founded InTecur, K.K., a consultancy that helps companies identify and develop applications and markets for innovative technologies. In this role, he helps several startups and entrepreneurs by serving in a non-executive capacity as chairman or director.

He also serves as advisor, director and/or manager on the topic of innovation and entrepreneurship to such governmental organizations as the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication (MIC), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and the Information Technology Promotion Agency (IPA) of Japan as well as to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States. He is also a fellow at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) and a professor at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) in Japan. Mr. Saito has earned numerous industry accolades, achieved congressional recognition, and is an accomplished author and a much sought-after public speaker.

Click on the play button below for a conversation with William Saito..
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Inter FM Live From Mini Ginza

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Still recovering from Fuji Rock Festival & keeping the madness going I broadcast my Inter FM program Global Satellite live from Mini Ginza on Wednesday 2010.8.4 together with co-host Michael Rivas.
Scissor Sisters & Jason Derulo were our special guests..

Guy, Michael & Scissor Sisters.

Guy, Jason Derulo & Michael.

Guy & a fan from a fan!! Thankyou!!

Meet The Scissor Sisters 2010.8.4!!

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

After a mentally fun (& wet) headlining show on Sunday night at Fuji Rock Festival The Scissor Sisters will be my special guests on my Inter FM program Global Satellite – broadcasting live from Mini Ginza Wednesday 2010.8.4
Come to the Mini Ginza event space at 12 noon & meet The Scissor Sisters!!
And come by at 2pm to meet Jason Derulo!!

この夏、銀座にあるMINIのショールーム
MINI GINZAとInterFMがコラボレーション!!
9月までの期間中、
毎週1回、平日の「Global Satellite を
MINI GINZAから生放送します。

次回の放送は8月4日 水曜日。
お昼12時台にSCISSOR SISTERSを、
そして午後2時台にはJason Deruloさんをゲストにお迎えしてお送りします。
みなさん、是非遊びに来てくださいね!

More info at www.whatisminiginza.jp
Listen live on line at www.interfm.co.jp

Too Much Fuji Rock Fuuuun!!

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Having too much fun at Fuji Rock 2010..
Live broadcasts from the Inter FM booth, interviews backstage & dancing ’til dawn..

With !!! Nick & friends at Luli’s ever fabulous Casino Milk Bar!!! Sun’s comin’ up but it’s not time for bed yet kids..

With MGMT.

With Go Chic.

With Matt & Kim (err.. Kim & Matt) & Inter FM’s Yuriko & Ali.

With !!! Nick (here we’re sober) & Yuriko on air at the Inter FM booth.

Yay I finally get to meet & interview Johnny Marr (& he’s a champ!!) with The Cribs & Yuriko on air.

With Taylor Hawkins (on right) & The Coattail Riders on air. Taylor said I must have looked like David Cassidy when I was a kid??

ooooooh.. but he’s got hair.

With Yuriko & French electro poppers Jamaica on air.

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis live on air at the Inter FM booth.
I had a brilliant cosmic coincidence during this interview – earlier that day I’d lost my very much loved Japanese fan, which is an essential (or possibly psychological) cooling tool in summertime, but when Lewis was on air he whipped my fan out of his pocket & said he’d found it in the mud at the festival!! Voila – my fan came back to me. But Lewis told me he really loved that fan.. so I had to let him keep it. He was a very happy boy & took a piece of Japan (& a piece of me) back home with him. You can just see my fan sticking out of Lewis’ breast pocket, together with his Camels & chopsticks (in case he gets hungry).

Misty mountains at Naeba. I sometimes spend more time zoning out at this view than watching bands.

There’s a great spider’s web here in the window of the hotel room.