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Thursday, May 24, 2007

A Mixed Up Cake Shop

I came across Fujiya and Miyagi when I was searching for an article about a Japanese cake shop called Fuijiya and their rat infestated factory. However this video is much better than cakes and rats could ever be. It's Truely Super! Check!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Summer Sumo Mix

We went to the summer sumo tournament last Saturday in Tokyo and then to the room on the night. The music was awesome. An oustanding mix of Jazz, House and Funk. The DJ's we're from a group called Jazztronik. Can't say I know much about them to be honest, but I'll definitely doff my new hat to them. They were fantastic.

This weekend is my old mate Hideaki's wedding, back in Iida. He's captain of the football team I used to play for. It's gonna be great to see all the guys again and it promises to be a belter of a session. Can't Wait!

I've had a couple of days off this week, so I thought I'd put a few songs together that I've been enjoying recently. 
It's a flipping great mix if I do say so myself.
I HIGHLY recommend.
Click on the fat chaps to download..........................


The Tracks -->

Pepe California~Meli-Fali
Arcade Fire~
No Cars Go
The Pipettes~Pull Shapes
Max Sedgley~
The Devil Inside
Simian Mobile Disco~It's The Beat (TheTeenagers Mix)
The Sounds~
Tony The Beat (Rex The Dog Mix)
LCD Soundsytem
~All My Friends
Far From Home (DFA Vocal Mix)
Mighty Dub Katz
~GuaGuanco (Ashley Beedle's Heavy Disco Mix)
Tracey Thorn~
It's All True (Escort Extended Mix)
Munich Machine
~Get On The Funk Train

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Crash - Live - Bridge

It's been a relatively busy, but standard week here for me. The only real thing of note was I crashed my bike on Monday. I went round a corner a bit too fast, and badly buckled my back wheel. I took it to my local bike shop to get it fixed on Thursday and was told it would take a week for the new wheel to arrive. "Oh Joy! Another week of catching the bus to school" I thought. But as I'm leaving the shop, the assistant is stood there with a loveley bike for me to use until mine's ready. How cool is that? Service in Japan really is top drawer.

Thought I'd let you know where I live - I just discovered google maps so I've put a pin in for my house, Kayo's house and Mount Fuji. The aerial shot was taken in summer time so Mount Fuji doesn't appear in it's snow capped glory, but it still should give you a good indication of where I'm at in the world.
Where I live. Tokyo is the big splodge of grey a little further to the East.

And here are couple of photos from our little camping trip last week. Indiana Jones style scary bridge.
Bridge over Ooigawa 3

Bridge over Ooigawa 2

Bridge over Ooigawa 1

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Podcast and Staying up.

I made my podcast debut last week. One of the teachers at my school runs a couple of websites - Guzen Media and English Teaching in Japan. I went on to mumble on about a bit of my teaching experiences since I came to Japan. You listen here.

And check out this video:

Happy Days - but not for L**ds