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Peter's japan photos

Posted by Peter

Hey all! I've been a bad Reducer! It's taken me forever to get my photos from the tour up on the web site, but they're all there now, for your viewing pleasure! (Go to the "photo gallery" section of this site.) There's a lot of great pics, but the ones that really knock me out are the shots that I took from various stages during our shows over there - if you thought that we were exaggerating the response that we received over there, just have a look at those photos! That'll give you an idea of what we were dealing with! It was nuts, and those shots give a good indication of just how crazy it was, every show we played! (Man, I want to go back!) Once again, I recommend the "slideshow" format, since there are a lot of photos to get through. Hope that you all enjoy them! (Sorry that it took me so long!)

Check in here once in a while, since I know that other stuff will be surfacing - Steve & Hugh both took some photos, and maybe they'll make an appearance. Also, I know that Richard is going through his vast stock of video footage, and will be posting the occasional video online. (I hope everyone was able to view the "Get Out of Denver" video from the first Shelter show.) I've had a preview of the next potential posting - us doing "Capital Radio" with guest vocals from our pal Shintaro at the final show in Tokyo - maybe the third or fourth encore that night! It's great!

Looking through this batch of photos brings back such great memories, and reminds me of all the great new friendships that we were able to establish in Japan. We can never say enough about how great our hosts were - Jimbo, Fifi and Fink were with us every step of the way, and Firestarter's mysterious bassist Sammi was also a wonderful guy! (What is it with mysterious bassists?) On our final night in Tokyo he presented me with Japanese baseball cards, souvenier baseball stufff, and an impossible to find LP of demos that he did with Fink in the Raydios - a band they had between Teengenerate and Firestarter. Priceless! Thanks to all the guys in Firestarter - friends for life! But, also I realize that we met and got to know so many other great people in the short while that we were in Japan - it's just amazing! I miss them all!

Also - we'll have a limited supply of the Japanese tour t-shirts available soon! We should have them in a couple of weeks, and once they're gone, that's it, so if you want one.....stay tuned!

That's all for now.


Posted by Peter on July 19, 2004 at 02:08 AM EDT

Comments

Yeah! I saw it! Thanks Peter!!
Sammy is misterious guy for me too..

Posted by: jimbo at July 20, 2004 at 10:07 AM EDT

Hi bros!

I finally saw all the pics put up on the
The Reducers web site, and listened to all
the def jam given out by Peter, the acey
host!

Just the scanning of the photos tells me how
exciting and dramatic your Japan Tour 2004
was, and I bet all the things you saw, heard,
and did must be clinging to your memory
FOR KEEPS!

I can imagine you guys will smile at times
over what happened during your stay in Tokoy
and Osaka.

"Sayonara to our Reducers", as The Day puts it,
seems like an epigram. I think it's now time
to call the rock and roll artist bunch
"The Reducers, the universal fame and pride."

Kampai!

Posted by: Hisashi at July 23, 2004 at 09:41 PM EDT

as a fan from ....awhile back .all I can say is congrats.

Posted by: ej at August 03, 2004 at 11:24 PM EDT


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