Tokyo Damage Report

Archive for October, 2007

kawasaki haloween parade 2007

ok put on a death metal album such as OBITUARY or CANNIBAL CORPSE and get ready for the KAWASAKI 2007 HALOWEEN PARADE!! there were the usual "Western" costumes like witches, jack o’ lanterns and the like. but … there were a lot of suprises also. One of the most fun things about it was, not […]

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HOW TO NOT GET INTERNET IN NIPPON:

So 4 weeks ago, i returned from America to my Tokyo home. Since then,I got my service cut off no less than 4 times, each with a totally different reason! I logged on, innocently, and watched my email for a few days. Then the shit got disconnected. the error message said something like, “Connection error […]

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cps, fid, cosmic neurose, chaos engine!

SUCKER-FREE SHOW AT NISHI-OGIKUBO UEN 10/28/2007 in your FACE This was one of those perfect live shows when all the bands jumped around and attacked the audience, there wasn’t 100 people smoking, and the fans got down. COSMIC NERUOSE Note homey’s love and rockets shirt. I think he wears it every time he plays. These […]

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Haloween short dreams

  Ok, for haloween I decided to type up some of the nightmares I’ve been having recently. I haven’t remembered hardly any dreams this year at all, but suddenly around late October I start remembering hella ill stuff, so I figure it’s a sort of omen.   AFEARED GOAT   My wife and I are […]

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life, reality crisis, kriegshog

CRUSTY PUNK PARTY AT OOKUBO EARTHDOM   KRIEGSHOG homepage here: they have a 5 song demo cassette. Masaki, the singer, is fluent in English.     TOTAL NOISE ACCORD (OSAKA) Bassist had this amazing thing: he afro’d his hair, then put it up in liberty spikes, and then grew a chin-strap beard. This band would […]

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Nakameguro architecture and galleries

I went to 14 galleries recommended by the comprehensive site TOKYO ART BEAT DOT COM. I had always thought the site was a great idea, but never actually gotten round to using it! They have incredibly detailed maps, photos, and data for like thousands of tiny galleries all over the city, but how well does […]

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Corrupted @ Earthdom

CHAOS MONGERS   They are named after a Voivod song, but they sound nothing like that. Just simple, slow tunes like Eyehategod or Baby Corrupted. The drummer got his sticks up insanely high with every hit, like jumping-jacks style. The guitarist spent half the show bent double, with both of his hands wrapped around the […]

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PSYCHOHOLIC REVOLT: cracks, dildos, spiderz

PSYCHOHOLIC REVOLT V @ earthdom Overall this show was wack. Only three bands, but the price was higher than a five-band show. As if through some twisted logic, the set-up times between bands were stretched out maybe triple the normal times, as if to compensate for the lack of bands: "Well, it takes the same […]

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Muja @ a club Dimension

muja live   My pal Miyako plays keyboards in a prog band called Muja. Their music has repetitive, heavy, metronomic, mathy parts with a big low sound. (Bass guitar, bass keyboards, no guitar!). They also have quiet parts with ethereal keys, no percussion, and crazy operatic / Yoko Ono singing. Guess which parts i like? […]

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DEAD, CHURCH OF MISERY, FLATIGIOUS IDIOSYNCRACY IN THE DILAPIDATION

@ ASAKUSA KURAWOOD SIVADOH Sivadoh is a kind of new band from Kouenji. Maybe if you like 324 you’ll like Sivadoh. The story behind their name: it is not Japanese. At practice one day the drummer was just screaming because he was so aggro, and one of the band members apparently said, "Whoa, that scream […]

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Medical equipment tradeshow

2007 10/05, 34th INTERNATIONAL HOME CARE AND REHABILIATION EXPO @ ODAIBA BIG SIGHT TOKYO. This is a giant, vast, humongous tradeshow. They got cranes for lifting disabled people, things to help old people eat food, prosthetics, a million "bed-goes-up, bed-goes-down" items, pc interfaces for various disabilities, and like a million tricked-out wheelchairs. Plus diapers. Oh, […]

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Labor day / antiwar protest

That shit was TIGHT! Ok, so once a year there is a national meeting of labor leaders in japan. Japanese unions are different from American ones : it doesn’t matter what job you are doing. Factory workers, janitors, carpenters, vacuum cleaner salesmen — they all belong to the same union. There were 3 hours of […]

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