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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Konnichiwa Head Wind

posted by on November 13 at 17:25 PM

Head Like a Kite to Tokyo here. We are playing a couple shows for promoter Shoko from Kyodo Tokyo. The shows are in Shinjuku and Shibuya at the O-Nest. I will bust fat trans-oceanic beats. Konnichiwa, biatches. Translation of gangster. Cookie Snake rides again.

Head Like an International Flight. 65 mph headwind. Two kilometers in, band mate leader, Dave Einmo was calling for scotch. The uncrossed Pacific Ocean on the screen in front of his face was not what his fear of flying wanted to see.


Cruising altitude brought thought, and three rights: Savage is right, the bathroom has more room than the sardine section. Megan is right, criss-crossing planes are not what you want to see pre-flight. And Dominic is right, that IS Jimi Hendrix on the Alaskan Airlines planes.

Before we left, I asked Kaz from PWRFL Power for some things to say in Japanese. I wondered if people would be offended if I joked about Sumo wrestling. Kaz said:

Noboday will be offended even if you say something harsh about Sumo. You can say, ďSumo shiyouka.Ē - Let’s Sumo.

It was 68 degrees when we landed. Clear sky, sunset drive into Tokyo. The scape and shapes of the city unfurled. Unreal to be here. Real time anime. Gargantuan cement Kanji jaws are open.

Place we are staying is called Shibuya. Itís a maze, but quaint. Like a Smurf village with neon. Boomboxes kick from shadows in the corner. Everyone is hip-hop. They have hip-hop shops. I think JZ said you canít be more hipster than a Japanese hipster. He is right.

Toilets here have many buttons, lights, and settings for heated seats and bidet streams. The future of shitting. Dave sat and needed a little less heat. He pressed the wrong button. Pressure cleaner. Welcome to Japan.


Sumo for all. Sayonara. Smurf off. I Smurf you. Let’s Sumo.

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Save the date

Jimi Hendrix official bday bash
with me and joe doria

leon hendrix (jimis blood brother)
and sammy drian - jimis best friend

nov. 27th ! jimi's 65th bday!

fuck yeah

columbia city theater where jimi hendrix grew up.

Posted by Ari Zucker | November 13, 2007 8:03 PM

Been there Trent. Fucking place is expensive. It's
nice to rub one out on the bowl w/ that water
caressing you.

Posted by Anonymous Musician Friend | November 13, 2007 8:04 PM

Hey Trent does the toilet come with a setting that makes sure the seat is always that I wuld pay for;-)

Posted by LuLu | November 13, 2007 10:02 PM

Does this mean you are writing Smurf songs?Sumo Smurf songs with a hip hop beat?

Posted by Tante | November 14, 2007 5:08 AM

That's great that Ari used this space to promote one of his shows (which, BTW, was completely off topic)...well done jerkwad!

Posted by another wun | November 14, 2007 12:53 PM

Another Wun, did you read the post? There is reference to a Dominic Holden post about Jimi Hendrix being on the side of the Alaskan Airlines planes. You must have missed it.

People promote their shit all the time on Lineout. Something in comments for Ari's Hendrix birthday show on the 27th is nothing compared to what a couple of the writers do. Are you new to Lineout? Come on now, I know you're not as feeble as you appear to be.

Posted by Your Mother | November 14, 2007 4:50 PM

Hell yeah.


Posted by BRENT AMAKER | November 14, 2007 7:01 PM

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