After 4 blinding shows... Yazawa
was totally on fire on all 4, playing to a total of 50,0000 good people!
Tomorrow we head back to Tokyo for our final 5 shows at the Budokan.
Tonight I was forced to pay a visit to hospital as I had a raging
temperature and a throat virus. I got some medication and the show went
on. Funny how you always find some reserves in you when it comes time to
play. After tonight's show I got a gift from a fan... this was so funny,
but so sweet. It contained a tin of spam, a bottle of Guinness, a bar of
Toblerone and a bag of Fruit and nut chocolate! Well, what can I say. Our
hotel here in Nagoya has been so good that no-one seems to have
wanted to leave the rooms. I think everyone's been a bit exhausted. I know
I have been, but you have to conserve all the energy for showtime. Started
to watch a movie called 'Brassed Off' on TV the other night...
Naturally it made me think of home. It also reminded me of what a
fantastic actor Pete Poslethwaite
I went to a great store called 'Tokyo Hands' and bought
some great Christmas gifts for Louie and Fin.
Got a call to do some exciting work in the New Year... more on that when
all confirmed. Luis has given me a scarf,
since my throat was bad. Now I can't take it off... thinking about
sleeping with it on tonight. Looking forward to going back to Tokyo
tomorrow. Seems like home when you get there. The Hilton is a
great 'home from home' and the people know me real well there now.
Worked out I had spent 9 months of my life there over the last few years.
Been getting lots of mail from friends so that has kept me in touch with
everything that is happening back home. Had a mail from a drummer pal Laurie
Jenkins asking about bass shakers... Suddenly in the middle of the
show I thought about some advice I had given him on them and wondered if
it had worked for him.
Anyway enough ranting... the Bullet train awaits me tomorrow lunchtime, so
one last trip on it for this year.
More after Budokan shows.