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Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon

April 16, 2012


If you are reading this, I'm most likely flying to Japan

If you are reading this, I'm most likely flying to Japan. This is my favorite time of the year there. Almost anywhere you look you can see cherry blossoms. This yearly trip has become something of a tradition for us, and so has playing at the Blue Note Tokyo. We love playing there because we get to experiment with different music in this intimate nightclub setting. For the last few years, we've been hosting a guitar giveaway contest which is fun and funky.

I look forward to seeing my many friends, as well as family (my godson's mom is in Okinawa), and the professional Blue Note Tokyo staff, who feel like extended family, too. Speaking of extended family, while I'm there I think I'll get a chance to see ex-Power Station vocalist Michael Des Barres and Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon.

 


Almost anywhere you look you can see cherry blossoms


For the last few years we've been hosting a guitar giveaway contest which is fun and funky


A Japanese print ad for audio cassettes (remember them?) That's how long I've been going to Japan


Playing at the Blue Note Tokyo has become a tradition


I look forward to seeing many friends


The professional Blue Note Tokyo staff with my dear friend Angelique Kidjo, who loves them too!


Back in the day with Michael Des Barres


Back in the day with Simon Le Bon