28 Oct, 2010

This weekend's live dates 

Posted at 16:39 under MUSIC, JAPAN

everyone should come to the D AI Y event in Shibuya on saturday (30th) where i play live at 19:00. it continues on sunday, but on sunday (31st) i have another gig, also in tokyo, in TOTOSK CAFE.

come to both gigs, they're gonna be great!

D♥Y at Dictionary Club
Shibuya, Tokyo
19:00 - 20:00

Totosk Cafe
Nerima, Tokyo (Heiwadai station)
Start 19:30
Charge: 2,000 yen (incl. 1 drink)


28 Oct, 2010

New song - Slow Down 

Posted at 11:37 under MUSIC, PEACEBIRD

here is one of my new songs which will be on the next album. i'm still in the pre-production stage so the sound WILL change, but i still hope you will enjoy it. the next album will probably be made under the 'pseudonym' PEACEBIRD.

i will post a sample of a new song EVERY WEEK from now, so be sure to check back.

click PLAY button to listen.



sign up for my newsletter in the right menu and you will receive a WELCOME GIFT, a free mp3 download of "Slow Down" recorded live with a full band at Loop Daikanyama, Tokyo, 13 June 2010. for Newsletter subscribers only ;-)

for your information:

this is NOT the finished version. i'm just uploading it so you can follow the process. i will record new vocals, probably change the drums, keyboards, mix, etc.

let me know your thoughts!
please comment on twitter.com/jcschutz


27 Oct, 2010

Rinshi no Mori Park 

Posted at 13:36 under THOUGHTS, JAPAN

autumn is definitely here, and i've barely been outside the door today. i'm working with the arrangements and sound of my new songs, and will soon be able to introduce some samples here.

on a day like this, i like to watch photos of a warm day.

not far from here, there's a great park called Rinshi no Mori, which Tae told me about, and we've also went there together. last week i took some photos, and want to take the opportunity to share this park with you.

Rinshi no Mori is a place for catching your breath and finding inspiration.

yes, it's like 10 turtles on the fallen tree in the pond, enjoying the sun.


24 Oct, 2010


Posted at 05:53 under MUSIC

i'll be trying out the service of bandcamp, as a replacement of my myspace page.

no ads, no annoying menus. just free streaming of full songs.

i have to upload one song at the time, entering metadata, so it will take some time to get all my songs up, but they will be! i've started with my 2-track digital ep from last year.


please listen, share it with your friends, and please enjoy!

the address is:


24 Oct, 2010

Myspace - byespace 

Posted at 02:24 under MUSIC, OTHERS

after 3 years of sweating and swearing over myspace, it's time to abandon it.

myspace is bad, slow, user-UN-friendly and exploits indie artists. we upload our music and.... get no share in the million dollar revenues from the horrible ads.

we can't even choose which ads to display. the music is the BAIT to make people come. indie musicians are like worms on a hook for the myspace crew and it's big-corporation owners.

those are some of the reasons that i have decided to leave myspace.

my songs will still be there until they are available somewhere else. in a better place, in a friendlier space.

myspace gave me 3,5 years of trouble and headaches. it will never become what it claims to be. myspace is a fake.

what a relief!

bye bye byspace.


21 Oct, 2010


Posted at 15:18 under MUSIC, JAPAN

after my interview and performance in radio J-Wave last week, i was invited to perform at the D♥Y event which takes place in shibuya, tokyo, on october 30-31.



i'll update with details as soon as i know. please come back for details.


19 Oct, 2010

Katarina Gottfridsson debut album 

Posted at 01:30 under MUSIC, ART

during 2009 and early 2010 i co-produced the debut CD of swedish singer and songwriter KATARINA GOTTFRIDSSON. the album is now released in sweden.

"kvar p jorden" (left on earth) is 10 songs in swedish, recorded in katarina's house on land, the long narrow island outside sweden's southeast coast, and we also used some studios in stockholm for the trumpet, trombone and percussion parts.

katarina's acoustic pop songs are sparsely produced and spiced with guitar, piano, bandoneon, mandola, mandolin, acoustic double bass, and some songs with drums and percussion. some of sweden's best and most well-known musicians play on the album (THANK YOU EVERYONE!), such as:

Jan Allan (trumpet)
Karin Hammar (trombone - she is also playing on my two latest albums)
Mikael Augustsson (bandoneon)
Olle Linder (mandola, mandolin and tenor guitar)
and more...

there's more info here:
http://www.johanchristherschutz.net/dis ... amp;page=1

and you can listen on katarina's website:

i'm looking forward to receiving a copy of the digipak CD, which i also helped design. you can order it from her website, just send an email.

* * * * *

now i suddenly remembered the 2 songs i produced for japanese duo MAMERICO from kansai area. what happened with that release? would be great to hear the finished mix with vocals....


18 Oct, 2010

Club Roots 

Posted at 03:22 under MUSIC, JAPAN

saturday night's live performance in CLUB ROOTS, koenji, went really really well. i was in top shape, and the audience was very warm & receptive, laughed, danced and..... cried.... ?

why do people cry when i sing live?

is it a good or a bad sign !? hehehe

anyway, it was a great night! thank you Sekine-san and Yukimi-chan, and good luck on december's 14th anniversary BOY MEETS GIRL event! 14 years! that's really something!

me, DJ toyopee and DJ sekine, in the morning hours. 5:30 something...

some people from the audience that stayed until the end.

thank you everyone! hope to see you all again!


18 Oct, 2010

Blog comments 

Posted at 03:03 under OTHERS

frequently there are annoying SPAM comments added to this page, so i decided to take away the COMMENT function at this moment.

i will re-introduce it later, but right now, i don't have the time (and interest) to clean this place up all the time.

to COMMENT, please contact me on the CONTACT page:
http://blog.johanchristherschutz.net/st ... ge=contact


15 Oct, 2010

Live in Koenji (10/16) 

Posted at 10:32 under MUSIC, JAPAN

tomorrow (10/16) i'll play live in Koenji, Tokyo. i'll do 2 sets, totally about 20 songs, between the great DJ sets by Sekine and Toyopee (fabulous parade).

start 23:00, end 05:00

live @ 01:00
live @ 02:40

the night between saturday and sunday, that is....

more info:

this is set to be a great night!

with top DJs only playing evergreens and my live performance, you can't miss it!


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