30 Aug, 2012

Setlists 


Posted at 04:25 under MUSIC, PEACEBIRD, SETLISTS, ART, JAPAN


I have 3 setlists to upload, sorry for not keeping up to date! Last sunday I played at DROLE Daikanyama together with racoustik (Hitoshi Abe) (myspace) and ナイアガラ交響楽団 (myspace), a duo with sisters Eiko and Yuko Otaki.







Photos: Eiko Otaki (twitter @p_i_n_c_o). As you see from these great photos, Eiko (pinco) is also a professional photographer. Hope to work together in the future!

Yuko Otaki made the "paper bags" and dolls you can see hanging all around me, as she is also a designer and "paper bag maker"!

Check out their website:
http://takicorporation.com



Setlist - Drole Daikanyama (8/26):

1. So Happy
2. Passion
3. Balans
4. I Guess It's OK
5. Changes Changes
6. Slow Down
7. I'm Here


Here's racoustik live:



I'll play with him again on September 9 at Cafe TORi (Nakameguro). My live schedule is always here (日本語).


Here's a photo I took of Eiko and Yuko backstage:






Two weeks ago I played 2 gigs in one day. The first was was an unplugged live gig at Toru Hashimoto's release party for SEASIDE FM 80.4 compilation album, in the house where Nujabes lived. It was a very special occasion for me, and I felt some kind of strong connection with Nujabes being in his house with about 50 music lovers.


The eatables:






And the listenables:





I performed in front of a big window, that's why the back-light is so strong, the sky was actually pretty blue!


Setlist - Seaside FM 80.4 release party, Kamakura (8/12):

1. Triste
2. Mten och avsked (Encontros e despedidas)
3. Changes Changes
4. Don't Fight The Flow
5. There's Only You
6. I'm Here
7. I Guess It's OK

Encore:
8. Passion

At the day of this event the weather report had promised rain, but for some reason (you know what I mean) the skies cleared up miraculously. This afternoon inspired me to make a remix of my new song "Changes Changes". It's almost finished, but you can pre-listen on this page:
http://soundcloud.com/peacebirdmusic/jo ... nges-remix
(just click the red PLAY button)

And let me know what you think (^^)

For those of you who might have missed him, Nujabes was a Japanese DJ and music producer who died in an accident in 2010.
R.I.P. Nujabes!




One more, the same day as the release party I performed at Roman Records Cafe in Tokyo! This gig had a great lively atmosphere, it was the 3rd anniversary for Roman Records, and the owner Aimie even sang a song together with me (I played the guitar).

It was especially nice because many in the audience knew my songs, and especially "Slow Down" and "Passion" were wonderful! Everyone singing my songs loudly together! It was almost like the Brazilian music parties in Stockholm...


Setlist - Roman Records Cafe, Tokyo (8/12):

1. Triste
2. What Good Are Tears
3. There's Only You
4. Balans
5. Changes Changes
6. Luiza
7. I'm Here

8. Passion
9. Difficult
10. Slow Down
11. Let The Sunlight In
12. After The Rain
13. Moon River (with Aimie Tatsuya - vocals & whistling solo)

Encore:
14. So Happy

This setlist is not 100% accurate! The audience knew my songs so well so I made some changes to my plans, to give something extra!


Here's Aimie singing during our rehearsal a few days earlier:



That was quite a long post! I'll try to write more often.....

=)





24 Aug, 2012

Next live gig: Drole Daikanyama! 


Posted at 09:07 under MUSIC, JAPAN


My next live performance in Tokyo is on Sunday, August 12th, at DROLE Daikanyama!

8月26日 (日)
東京
Drole Daikanyama


Open 18:30 - 20:00
Charge: 3000 yen (incl dinner plate)

I'll perform 1 set of about 30 minutes, and there's also a set from my friend Rakoustic (Abe Hitoshi) who will play after me, and a project whose name I can't read because it includes Kanji characters (>.<), who will play some songs before me.


Welcome!

予約はDroleまで下さい:
03-3462-6263
東京都渋谷区猿楽町28-3 2F
http://www.ambidex.co.jp/drole

See you!


** update **

The duo whose name I couldn't read was ナイアガラ交響楽団, which according to iTunes means Niagara Orchestra:
http://itunes.apple.com/album/id423203678?i=423203682

Here's their myspace page:
http://www.myspace.com/niagarakoukyougakudan

**




22 Aug, 2012

Nujabes tribute 


Posted at 17:06 under MUSIC, JAPAN, OTHERS


After playing live in Nujabes house recently, I felt that I want to make some kind of tribute to him, and started making a remix of a song from my coming album, "Changes Changes":

Listen here:

http://soundcloud.com/peacebirdmusic/jo ... nges-remix

And comment below to let me know what you think!





12 Aug, 2012

New songs! 


Posted at 03:56 under MUSIC, PEACEBIRD, JAPAN, OTHERS


From today, we will sell a CD-R single with songs from my coming album, Love This World! The CD also includes one unreleased song called Some Days, NOT included on the coming album!

Love This World is released in October.
The CD single is sold from today, and the price is only 500 yen.


SONGS:

1. A Smile Will Take You Far (5:06)
2. Don't Fight The Flow (3:48)



3. Some Days (3:59)
Not included on the album.
Recorded 2010-2011.







11 Aug, 2012

Tomorrow and yesterday 


Posted at 03:28 under MUSIC, JAPAN, OTHERS


Yesterday I watched the big Tokyo fireworks from my friends' house in Aoyama. Actually, we were sitting on the parking lot behind their apartment building (it's called 'mansion' in Japanese for some reason), drinking beer, eating snacks and just having a good time. The station and streets were incredibly crowded (more than usual).



It was great to see some people I haven't seen for ages again, and Toru Hashimoto spontaneously invited me to sing live on his DJ event in Kamakura tomorrow, a release party for his latest compilation CD, Seaside FM 80.4.

It's great (and humbling) to know that my music is liked by one of Japan's most important taste-makers during the last 20 years.

Really looking forward to that!

Just like last year, I was asked to sing some songs, so I tuned Kobayashi's mini-guitar and sang "Passion" and Baden Powell's "Tristeza" which resulted in an almost Brazilian atmosphere, with people singing and dancing in Kobayashi's nice flat.




So, 'coincidentally', I have 2 live gigs tomorrow:

15:30 Kamakura
Please check here for more information:
http://apres-midi.biz/?p=1008

19:00 Tokyo
Roman Records Cafe
東京都目黒区鷹番2-20-4伊藤ビル102
http://romanrecordscafe.p1.bindsite.jp



Our dear friend Hiro-san playing on Kobayashi-san's mini-guitar!

Hiro is a DJ as well, but he is also working to create new icecreams for Glico, and the latest of his creations is a Peach Gelato, which was really delicious! It's only available in Seven Eleven for a limited period of time, so if you're in Japan, be sure to try it.



When watching the fireworks I started thinking that it reminds of travelling through the universe, with galaxies passing in front of your eyes.

It was really beautiful, but in some way I like the Japanese word for Fireworks more than the fireworks themselves.

Hanabi.

Fire flower.






Seaside FM 80.4

http://www.hmv.co.jp/news/article/1207270002

http://www.inpartmaint.com/ripcurl/rip_ ... -0176.html





10 Aug, 2012

New album release 


Posted at 03:33 under MUSIC, PEACEBIRD, JAPAN, OTHERS


My fifth album LOVE THIS WORLD will be released this autumn!

The release date will be announced within a few weeks, so please check back! It will probably be during October.

It's more organic and acoustic than the previous album, PEACEBIRD, again influencing my "singer/songwriter" style with Brazilian music, jazz and world music.

Of course, PEACEBIRD also had lots of influences from Brazilian music. The melody of almost ALL songs have syncopations taken directly from samba, but people didn't notice that... Was it because the overall production was more pop? Because the drums play straight and funky? Because the guitar doesn't play samba or bossanova style?

If you put sugar in your coffee, is it still coffee?






10 Aug, 2012

The only song in the world 


Posted at 02:45 under MUSIC, OTHERS


If, in this world, only this ONE song existed, no other music would be necessary.

Seriosuly.

This song is so beautiful that it touches the infinity of the universe.

LUIZA by ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM



It's quite a big glass of whisky he's got on the grand piano. Funny to see him make a humble joke about it.

Enjoy!

And, I will sing it on my gig on Sunday at Roman Records Cafe in Tokyo. It won't come near Jobim's heartfelt rendition though... (-_-)





08 Aug, 2012

Comments 


Posted at 05:29 under OTHERS


As I've written before, I took away the COMMENT FUNCTION for this blog, because I had to spend more time erasing SPAM comments, than I could spend writing.

From now, the comment button is enabled again!

I love comments, and always respond to your opinions or questions.
The [add comment] link is placed below each post.

(^o^)





06 Aug, 2012

Next live gig: Sunday! 


Posted at 17:58 under MUSIC, PEACEBIRD, JAPAN


My next live performance in Tokyo is on Sunday, August 12th, at ROMAN RECORDS CAFE, for their 3rd anniversary party!

8月12日 (日)
東京、学芸大学
Roman Records Cafe


Open 17:30 - 22:00
Charge: 1500 yen (incl free drinks and snacks!)

I'll perform 2 sets of about 30 minutes each, so be sure to come!

There will also be a special performance of one song with....

You have to come to see it for yourself!



ROMAN RECORDS CAFE
東京都目黒区鷹番2-20-4伊藤ビル102

WEBSITE:
http://romanrecordscafe.p1.bindsite.jp






02 Aug, 2012

Limited edition Peacebird t-shirt! 


Posted at 12:56 under MUSIC, PEACEBIRD, ART, OTHERS




The Bird & guitar t-shirt is now also availble online from Bandcamp:
http://jcschutz.bandcamp.com/merch/peac ... ird-guitar

Natural white t-shirt with sky blue Peacebird logo with bird & guitar drawing.
It's really soft & lightweight (100% cotton) - your skin will love it! And the print is water-based: no plastic feeling for the Peacebird!

Unisex.

Sizes are "large for being small", please check the measures if you worry:

(Height / Shoulder width / Sleeve)

S (66 cm / 48 cm / 19 cm)
XS (58 cm / 44 cm / 16 cm)

Print width on S size: 14 cm
Print width on XS size: 11,5 cm


* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
日本語 (Japanese)

オリジナルTシャツ!

リミテッド エディション

http://jcschutz.bandcamp.com/merch/peac ... ird-guitar

PEACEBIRD ロゴと手書き風ギターのイラストがプリントされた、爽やかなイメージのオリジナルTシャツです。ユ二セックススタイル。 素材:綿100%。

サイズ: S
身幅:48 cm
着丈:66 cm
袖丈:19 cm

サイズ: XS
身幅:44 cm
着丈:58 cm
袖丈:16 cm

*商品によって若干の誤差が生じる場合がございますのでご了承下さい。*






<<First <Back | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | Next> Last>>