Thursday, August 27, 2009

Prague: video sample

Back in March, I was able to check out two amazing shows by up and coming indy band, Prague. Check out my older posts and photos.

I was looking at their webpage and found a link to a music video snippet. Please take a look. This band is totally killer.

Slow Down

Sunday, August 23, 2009

An American Mountaineer In Tokyo

I know. Every single blog about some Western dude in Japan has a boring and typical article about climbing Mount Fuji. I'm sorry, but I can't resist my own.

I made it to the summit of Fuji around 5AM this morning. The climb was undeniably exhausting and intense but it was something that simply had to be done. I'll save you most of the details and share a few photos.

Mount Fuji peeking through the clouds from Yamanashi. This view is from my friend's grandmother's garden. We stopped at the house for a 'pit stop' before and after the climb. I still can't believe I was able to scale a mountain with such a behemoth appearance.
Unfortunately, the summit itself was saturated with high winds, clouds, and hordes of other climbers. There was no view to speak of whatsoever and at 12,388 ft., I was feeling a bit of altitude sickness. Fortunately though, a few hundred meters or so down from the top, the clouds broke, revealing incredible Olympian views.
The striking red volcanic stone of Fuji contrasted with blue sky of Japan.
Climbers descending the mountain on the long snake path.
Simply on top of the world, even halfway down the mountain.
This guy was jamming out on guitar right at the point where the weather warmed up on the way down to the base.

And of course, an American mountaineer lost in Tokyo...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Beer Pong PHASE II: Photos

My housemate Fumi, the same girl who made me eat Tuna eyeballs, came by Beer Pong this weekend. She DJ's for a local radio station and posted a few photos of the event to her blog. Check them out at Life Is Festival.

Friday, August 14, 2009


Finally got to fulfill my dream of surfing in Japan...
Keita from my band on the far left...


More Beer Pong comin' atchya this week!August 15th, 9PM
Ruby Room

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Baywatch Japan Part II: Ibaraki 茨城

Another day at the beach, this time in Ibaraki. The rolling ocean is just beautiful. Was I in Japan or another planet...

Friday, August 7, 2009

Baywatch Japan: 逗子 - Zushi

You wouldn't believe how beautiful some of the beaches are here. I spent a few hours in Zushi today. Simply nothing like Tokyo...
Checking out 'the view' if you know what I mean...
And of course little J-kids are so adorable it's painful.