A first-hand journal of The Reducers' Japan Tour 2004.

The Reducers at the El 'N Gee Club, New London, CT

Out of hibernation

Posted by Hugh

Sorry to take so long to make an entry. I slept for about twenty-four hours straight, and even then I was still a bit spaced out. Now I'm back among the living and trying to take stock of what we've just been through.

It all seems kind of dreamlike, except that I have evidence that I was really there - autographed copies of Firestrater/Teengenerate CDs, as well as sweaty clothes that smell like beer and cigarette smoke... and crystal clear memories of the beautiful Japanese countryside, the electrified cities, friendly Japanese faces, conversations with Japanese friends, and this ringing in my ears from the GREAT Rock and Roll I witnessed firsthand at Shelter, Pipe69, and Statto. This experience is burned permanently in my memory as one of the high points of my whole life. Thanks again to the people and circumstances that made it all possible.

Today I'm going to try to make a demo of a new song I'm working on, called "Rockin' on Tokyo Bay." Will post the demo if it comes out OK.

I'll also try to listen to all the CDs and 45s I brought home to prepare for tomorrow night's radio show which will feature many of the bands we played with, plus bands we talked about, bands that were recommended to us, and music that was in the air while we were in Japan. Hope you can tune in.

Looking forward to Sailfest gig on Saturday, so that we can display those cool banners that Coji made. What a knockout!

One more thank you to Jimbo and Fifi, and the rest of the crew. You are the BEST! Friends for life!

Posted by Hugh on July 06, 2004 at 08:30 AM EDT


Deep aspiration, deep insight, and deep sleep
Lead to clear night sky, and there you reap,
Leap with delight, share the rock you keep.
See through the fruit, and you hear it rollín beep
Seeking for new gig; stemming yet again, new crystal cheep.


Speak what? Of courrrrrrrrrrse:
The Reducers Rocks Will Keep on Rolling up the Kickout Avenue!

Posted by: Hisashi at July 06, 2004 at 10:14 PM EDT

A technical(?)mistake in my last comment:
"The Reducers Rocks Will Keep on Rolling up the Kickout Avenue!" should be:
"The Reducers Rocks Will Keep on Rolling up the Knockout Avenue!"
Try to see the difference! Dont't say, "See little difference"! My fingers in charge of typing are to blame. Sorry!

Posted by: Hisashi at July 07, 2004 at 05:39 AM EDT

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