High lights from my tour...
Dear beloved Japanese fans! From Kyoto to Kobe to Shimonoseki to Fukoka to Hiroshima to Kurashiki to Nara and back to Tokyo. I've had SUCH an amazing little fall tour! I want to tell you about all the moments, but soon enough they'll probably all be turned into melodies and lyrics for you to listen to! Taka and I performed our first song ever written together, and we're looking SO MUCH forward to introducing it on the 3rd Annekei album alongside my other new songs :-D
Besides all the amazing shows and embracing audiences, I have some special high lights from this past month! First of all, I got to see all my idols perform at Tokyo Jazz (which was 3 incredible days for me to be part of), "first-time-eating-kobe-beef" in Kobe すごいおいしい！ An amazing Thai massage in Hiroshima, jogging along the harbor in Shimonoseki at night, my debut as a Japanese left-side driver :-O, seeing a real Japanese SEA LION in Fukoka!!! (or possibly my guitarist relaxing on the beach after a swim), being almost eaten up by a bunch of very cute (but also a bit scary, aggresive and hungry) bambies in Nara. THANK YOU SO MUCH for all the sweet presents and letters!! I returned to New York with - among others - a complete Kitty Eating Set :-D ありがとうございます！！！！ Also, some people have asked me who the "chicken baby" is, but I can only reveal this much for now: The chicken baby is very kind and friendly and not to be scared of :-)
I love you all very much! Thanks for making this tour so special. I hope you'll have a beautiful fall and take good care of yourselves and each other.