Music! in the Month of October, 2014

31 10 2014

Genres varied.

An in-store live performance with Alexandra Stan @ Tower Records Shibuya.  She is so cute and adorable.

The good ol' Glenn Miller Orchestra @ the Orchard Hall

The good ol’ Glenn Miller Orchestra @ the Orchard Hall

A documentary film on one of the finest pianists, Martha Argerich

A documentary film on one of the finest pianists, Martha Argerich

The film Jersey Boys on the life of Franky Valli and the Four Seasons directed by Clint Eastwood

The musical film Jersey Boys on the life of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons directed by Clint Eastwood

Pat Metheny Unity Group @ the Sumida Triphony Hall though what's pictured is a collage picture of a past tour

Pat Metheny Unity Group @ the Sumida Triphony Hall though what’s pictured is a collage picture of a past tour of Pat’s another project

Bobby Caldwell @ Billboard Live Tokyo

Bobby Caldwell @ Billboard Live Tokyo

Loud Park 14, a metal festival, @ Saitama Super Arena

Loud Park 14, a metal festival, @ Saitama Super Arena

Hysteric Panic, a young Japanese heavy music band with lots of pop qualities from Nagoya @ Milkyway in Shibuya

Hysteric Panic, a young Japanese heavy music band with lots of pop qualities from Nagoya @ Milkyway in Shibuya

Day 2 of Loud Park 14 @ Saitama Super Arena

Day 2 of Loud Park 14 @ Saitama Super Arena

Chris Botti @ Billboard Live Tokyo

Chris Botti @ Billboard Live Tokyo

Peter Baraka's Live Magic @ Ebisu Garden Hall

Peter Baraka’s Live Magic @ Ebisu Garden Hall

Jerry Douglas @ Blue Note Tokyo

Jerry Douglas @ Blue Note Tokyo

Kira and Shimotaku @ Vision in Shibuya

Kira and Shimotaku @ Vision in Shibuya

Loved this film.  Wish I had gone to see Frankie Valli perform in Tokyo earlier this year.





A Girls’ Night Out, Just Because

30 10 2014

Went out a couple of nights ago with three other women that work or have worked in the same industry as me for a friendly dinner for no reason or theme in particular.  We wanted to go out and enjoy a good meal and have a laugh.  It was a just-because thing.

We ate and drank well.

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We had our wines poured directly out of barrels which was rather fun.

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Le Comptoir Occitan





‘Tis the Season for Gingko Nuts

29 10 2014

These stink.

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But they’re very good when cooked right.  The easiest way at home is microwaving them in a brown paper bag until they pop.

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Delish.





One More Birthday Party

28 10 2014

Love my friends for hosting a party for me at a yakitori restaurant, one of my favorite dishes.

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And we went to another bar afterwards.  My birthday being on October 7, thought it was neat that I captured a screen shot at precisely that hour and minute that looks like that date.

And we went to another bar afterwards. My birthday being on October 7, thought it was neat that I captured a screen shot at precisely that hour and minute that looks like that date.





Buy the Glass

25 10 2014

Had no plan to buy another wine glass for self but just happened to stop by a very nice glassware-ceramics shop (http://www.aizuya.co.jp/) on my way home from the gym earlier today and just had to.

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When I visited Shanghai several years ago, this shape of wine glass was very popular and it’s what you got in most wine bars.  You don’t see it so often in Tokyo but I am loving it.








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