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Fiddler Video

Posted by rpb

The Reducers at  The Fiddler, Tokyo, Japan - June 29, 2004I took some "me time" last night and took a look at some of the video and photos from the past few nights. I managed to get some of the Fiddler show into the laptop that we brought on the trip (thanks McD!!!) and put together a very quick compilation of a few moments from that crazy show. Check it out here:


You'll need Apple Quicktime installed to watch. (3.7MB)

I also sent a mess of pictures to McD (our techno-hero halfway across the ocean) and with a little luck he'll be able to post them on the web site so that you have some images to go along with our blog posts.

We're off in a few minutes to Statto in Musashi-Sakai, just 30 minutes out of Shinjuku station. Our friend Kazu, AKA CHI (the caps are imperative) is going to guide us from the New Tokyo Hotel to the club and make sure that we arrive intact.

OK, Kaika's on my back to get off of the computer and out to the club.

We've been told that "Kaika" translates to "pleasure" in Japanese.

Posted by rpb on July 01, 2004 at 12:52 AM EDT


Absolutely great stuff Richard! It is SO cool (and thoughtful) of you guys to post all this - the video brought back memories of early 80's Ba Ba's - the packed crowd, flailing arms and heads - when I looked and felt a bit younger like your new Japanese fans. This has GOT to be made into a dvd!!!!!!!

Posted by: Don and Rosemary at July 01, 2004 at 06:56 AM EDT

SOOOO excellent! Can't wait to see more. Every band should be so lucky to have Richard along on tour!

Posted by: Lisa at July 01, 2004 at 09:15 AM EDT

I have to agree with Don/Rosemary (??). That clip is definitely BaBa's revisited! I couldn't be happier about the tour. I've been giggling all week about it... two of my favourite things, The Reducers and Japan, together at last. Wish I could have been there while you were there, but oh well! Maybe next time... maybe Hong Kong?! There's a burgeoning music scene there starting to raise itself up from the underground. Enjoy the rest of your trip, band and entourage, and I hope to see you all soon (it's been way too long).

Posted by: Maryan at July 01, 2004 at 02:07 PM EDT

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