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Trousers and Pat
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« Reply #150 on: Aug 16, 2010, 07:31:03 AM »

Hmm, well in any case, I think my favorite Mikami from what I've heard is Jo-You (女優). But then I like Barking Practice... This one is less harsh though, but it's in that similar voice and falling-apart bluesman guitar style. His older album "Kan" is much more calm and produced though, to the point that it doesn't really interest me as much. I prefer the nothing-but-guitar-and-voice approach that he's doing now. But maybe you'll like this, here check one out: nakete kuru yo
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« Reply #151 on: Aug 16, 2010, 07:38:43 AM »

actually, I'm listening to this album again and it's actually quite good. Go figure!

*(ps still waiting for those european Tomokawa tour dates... But at least I got to see a screening the documentary about him a few months ago, it's really well done- personal, moody, and the live performances are phenomenal- I remember a certain one that's just three musicians sitting on the floor facing eachother in a tatami room and they rouse up this complete tornado of sound. Also I learned a lot about tomokawa's "randomly-move-your-hand-up-and-down-the-neck-and-strum-as-hard-as-you-can" guitar technique, which works surprisingly well... La Faute des Fleurs, if you get a chance...)
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« Reply #152 on: Nov 23, 2010, 09:37:51 AM »

Just a heads up: new album "Blue Ice Pick" can be preordered at PSF - it's out on December 15.

No European tour dates in sight, though Sad
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« Reply #153 on: Jan 15, 2011, 11:56:51 AM »

I must admit I've never heard this musician, but whenever I see his name, I think of his merry band of loyal servants here on our Indonesia-bound plane:

Apologies if you've seen it, but Cafe Oto just tweeted a link to a short clip from La Faut Des Fleurs, a film about him which they say they are are hoping to screen in full soon.

edit: sorry if this is old news - I haven't read through the thread very closely
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« Reply #154 on: Jan 17, 2011, 05:17:01 AM »

The movie is wonderful! if you get a chance, go see it
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« Reply #155 on: Jan 17, 2011, 12:22:43 PM »

Thanks Nick. A few excerpts have been visible for a while, and I'm hoping for a DVD release this year so that I can finally see the whole thing.

I may have received the new Tomokawa album today - a trip to the post office tomorrow morning will confirm that.
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« Reply #156 on: Feb 02, 2011, 11:31:19 AM »

I think this is a live version of one of the songs from the new album?
"a lonely man becomes a painter"
It's decent, I like the title a lot at least.
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« Reply #157 on: Feb 02, 2011, 03:10:35 PM »

Yes, it is, thanks. Alan Cummings' official translation of the title has it as "Becoming a Solitary Painter" - it seems to be a song about his favorite painters (one verse for each one), pretty much, and it's one of the standouts on the album.
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« Reply #158 on: Feb 20, 2012, 01:23:57 PM »

News posted by Alan Cummings on the Tomokawa last.fm group:

"Tomokawa UK dates
I've just heard that Tomokawa will be playing a couple of dates in the UK at the start of April, though neither of these are listed on the venues' webistes yet, so they might still be subject to change.

The dates are:
8th April at the CCA in Glasgow
10th April at Cafe Oto in London

I'm trying to find out if these are the only two dates he's playing, or if there will be others in Europe."

Dammit. The timing's really not ideal for me, but I really want to go to the UK now.
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« Reply #159 on: Feb 20, 2012, 06:57:04 PM »

edison let's go let's go !
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« Reply #160 on: Feb 20, 2012, 06:57:52 PM »

I fully intend to drop everything and go to glasgow
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« Reply #161 on: Feb 22, 2012, 02:48:08 AM »

I could technically go to both, but I'd only be able to stay there one or two days maximum  Confused

Guess I shouldn't have agreed to go to one my best friends' birthday party in Bordeaux a week later! Pfft.
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« Reply #162 on: Feb 23, 2012, 06:47:28 AM »

Man, one of my RSS feeds now tells me Kim Doo Soo is playing in London two days before Tomokawa, as part of a festival with a rather incredible line-up: http://www.fluid-radio.co.uk/2012/02/counterflows-cafe-oto/

Dammit, I really wish there had been word about this earlier.
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« Reply #163 on: Feb 23, 2012, 06:50:52 AM »

damn, I think I might have to go to that
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« Reply #164 on: Feb 23, 2012, 06:55:56 AM »

It looks like there is even relatively affordable accomodation available for that extended weekend. Hmmmmmm. Shouldn't go. Want to go.

(Alex, you should come!)

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« Reply #165 on: Feb 23, 2012, 07:26:31 AM »

Goddamnit. I kind of feel obliged now. John Tilbury and Marcus Schmickler, too. Damn you, Cafe OTO.
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« Reply #166 on: Feb 23, 2012, 07:31:41 AM »

Looks like the Berlin branch of the festival has a really unlikely and awesome Kim Doo Soo + Carla Bozulich evening, too. But no Tomokawa, it seems.
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« Reply #167 on: Feb 23, 2012, 07:38:13 AM »

Looks like the Berlin branch of the festival has a really unlikely and awesome Kim Doo Soo + Carla Bozulich evening, too. But no Tomokawa, it seems.

Also, no advance ticket sale, which might make it a bit less convenient for long-distance travelling anyway.
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« Reply #168 on: Feb 23, 2012, 07:45:54 AM »

Didn't see that, but good point, yes.

(I might be the only person I know in my age group who has never been to Berlin - perhaps I should do something about that one of these days)
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« Reply #169 on: Feb 23, 2012, 08:10:36 AM »

I've never been either! But you know, I ain't from round here, so maybe it doesn't count so much.
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« Reply #170 on: Feb 23, 2012, 08:18:53 AM »

Jesus, Robert fucking Wyatt is also at Cafe Oto the day after the festival ends. These people must be trying to kill me!(that's sold out though, for better or worse)
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« Reply #171 on: Feb 23, 2012, 08:51:11 AM »

I applied to go to a conference in Potsdam in July mostly on the grounds that it's about time I visit Berlin again. I hope they'll accept my (marginally off-topic, but arguably relevant anyway) proposal. Berlin is lots of fun!

The more I think about (the London leg of) the festival, the less it seems like not going is an option.

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« Reply #172 on: Feb 23, 2012, 09:35:10 AM »

The more I think about (the London leg of) the festival, the less it seems like not going is an option.

 Cool

(Good luck with Potsdam, too!)
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« Reply #173 on: Feb 23, 2012, 10:38:43 AM »

Okay, London is on  Cool
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« Reply #174 on: Feb 23, 2012, 10:41:17 AM »

London is very much on indeed.

You do realise that we'll have to eat curry pretty much every day though, right? Just checking.
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