We spent the day trawling through the Tokyo streets trying to find stuff to do. I needed to do shopping as I stupidly told friends I’d get them Japanese shit. We had a burger at Mos burger which was insanely good. We then went to some massive building but it cost money to go to the very top and we all said fuck that. Went to hello kitty land to buy my little niece some shit too! Found the sickest shop with some sweet shirts but Japanese people are all too small so nothing fit me! We then met up with our bro’s who drove us everywhere and had some kind of BBQ type thing in a restaurant.
I’d like to make a special thank you to Machu Picchu records for sorting this wonderful tour. I’d like to say thank you to our lovely TM and friend Kirk for being amazing as always. I’d like to also mention Tatsuya and Nauto from Shibuya TV for dealing with our driving and basically being gnarly and finally I’d like to say thankyou to Haruna from HOU project for making all of this possible! Tangled Hair nailed Japan! Now we can start sorting this bloody album out. Peace fuckers x
It’s the final show today. Last night was so good I really don’t want it to end. Woke up around 1030am, got into the van and drove to Tokyo. I haven’t even eaten breakfast and I’m in a bloody ramen noodle place. Maybe they can slap me up an omelette….probably not. Everyone seems tired. I’m pretty tired. The energy that filled my bones has gone. I’m ready for bread and pies and all that English shit food.
The gig was incredible!! So sad this was the last show but what an amazing one! The venue was sick, I steezed out on this kit and was nearly sick. We then ate the fuck out of some sushi which was coming from a conveyer belt type shit with the players from toe. We have had the best fucking time sucking Japan’s dick. Tomorrow we have a day off so I’m gonna hook you guys up with a day off final report. Peace fuckers.
What happens when the dentist gives you antibiotics instead of taking out the bastard tooth? Well kids it’s fucking painful and there’s no way I’m going to a dentist that doesn’t know English so I stay in bed til 2pm and eat some pain killers. I’m starting to feel like a rice grain so I decide its time I was introduced to an old friend. I fucked up a Big Mac and fries and went to the venue.
We took a trip after our soundcheck to tower records to admire ourselves as, apart from Banquet Records, this was the only place I’ve seen our cd advertised. We signed some stuff and had a picture taken. Tubelord CD’s were cold chillin’ near our one!!
TOE are rad!!!! First time I’ve seen them and they fucked my life up in a good way. The gig was great! Final one tomorrow! Fuck. As a little side note I am currently eating at 1.00am in the morning. It’s raw fish. Who eats raw fish at 1 in the morning? It’s insane. Bye.
Today we have a day off! Things start off really well! I had a coffee from this beautiful Japanese coffee shop. I think it’s called Starbucks. Now we have a 7 hour drive in front of us but spirits are high as we are all blazed on coffee. I’ve already mentioned how rad Japan looks so I won’t go on, but basically everything is fucking sick.
Basically we are still in the van. I have taken a few dirt naps and listened to too much Pinback and now I want to get out of this car…..wait a bloody minute…….is that?…….it is it’s a fucking McDonald’s!!! I run as fast as possible (I walked but so far this day hasn’t been very exciting) and order myself a mother fucking dub chee (double cheeseburger for all you vegans) and I go to town on that bad boy. It tasted different but I couldn’t give a shit. I was back on top! We get to the hotel and everything is rad! We got sushi and then drank some beers and watched Step Brothers….I saw Alan’s penis. the end.
An early start…..fuck off I get one of them lie ins everyone’s been talking about! We have a three hour drive to Osaka. Tattoo and nou (our driver and tech) are owning the shit out of these Japanese streets. Osaka is amazing! We set off to the Osaka castle as we have ages till soundcheck! Hidoyoshi owns this castle and he’s pretty rad up until he died! His son wasn’t that great! Sound check was ritious! Thanks to my buddy Andy Miller, we got some octopus in batter and that shit was real!
The gig was sick! Low pass killed it! We went to do some karaoke and Alan sang Duality haha! Anyways after killing Everlong I realised I’m pissed so we walked home and now I’m in my pants watching Gosling be fit in Drive…….Arigato!!!
7.30am comes crawling in and I’m surprisingly more alive than yesterday. After enjoying lying in bed watching brightly coloured people making no sense at all on the tv I decide a bath is appropriate as I’m smelling exactly like arse. I’m 6’1” and this bath can just about fit my foot but I manage to get in and soak for 10mins. I towel up and dry the balls before kirk rings me and simply says “yeah”? I reply with the same and then strap on some pants and shit. The room was wonderful! Clean and small but perfect! 7 hour road trip ahead! Kirk got fish jerky and I bought a donut. Life is loud!
Drove past some serious shit including megatrons burial ground and Mount Fuji. Outabero, our boys from Kyoto took us to some steezy noodle bar where we ate the shit out of some noodles. Played a sweet arse show and met some wonderful people. I am a pussy so I went to bed earldog. My guest paragraph is none other than Alex………
We walked down some tiny old street and to a even tinier cool bar. SHOES OFF but crocs provided, no-one wore the crocs. Wood is obviously scarce in Japan as all the tables only had short legs and we all had to sit cross legged on the floor. Beers, name your Top 5 album game, more beers, cool guys, great times. Lie in.
Early doors wake up, cup of tea and a bacon sandwich courtesy of Nick Trood. A few hours later our bags are packed and checked and we are full of scrambled egg, salmon and sausage sandwiches. learning a few words of Japanese and talking manga cartoons fills a table of 5 for mere minutes until it is time we set off for 12 hours to a place that hasn’t been touched by any of the band.
22.00pm on the plane. Slightly tipsy and rocking the shit out of Nevermind by Nirvana!!
It’s 10.00am here when we land. We grab some fags and a beverage with this strange money and head outside where a little Japanese jobsworth tm’s the shit out of our bags, we like this little helper. Next is the hour long bus journey to the city. They’ve properly taken care of it since godzillas last visit!
We get to the venue, hear the other bands and soundcheck. We are all fucked! Alex looks like he has just been released from prison ha! The show was amazing! Our friend Ben (cats and cats and cats) helped us to drink all the beer and eat some horse. This place is incredible! So different. Tobi would thrive on all the birds! I’m going to bed!