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So, I'm back from Otakon. As always it was an adventure! Eventually I'll try to actually post a con report...but that has to wait for photo editing and press conference transcribing first. Luckily, the first transcript is done. I finished the transcript of the one with Yoshiki and Sugizo of X Japan just a bit ago, if you're curious, take a look here: http://wolr-radiofm.com/yoshikisugizo.htm

I got some beautiful shots during the concerts this time around, and some rather nice ones of the h.Naoto fashion show as well. Those will be going up as soon as I can actually get them, ya know, edited. Along with a transcript of the h.Naoto press conference.

And now that Otakon is done...I still need to finish packing and get ready for the move and Lolla...it should be an adventure...
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WOLR Honors Jasmine-You on Tuesday, August 11

In honor of Jasmine You of Versailles~Philharmonic Quintet~, we will be airing a special live tribute to him August 11 at 7:30AM EST. We’ll be sharing our thoughts and memories of him in addition to playing music from the bands that he was a part of. We will re-broadcast the show at 8:00PM EST for those who are unable to listen in to the live show.

If you want to listen, go over to http://wolr-radiofm.com and click on the "On Air" button in the top right corner.
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Hey all, at Otakon 2009, WOLR Radio had the chance to sit down with Kanon Wakeshima for an interview. We'll be airing it tomorrow (Friday the 7th) at 9pm EST and then a week from then, (the 14th) also at 9. She'll talk about her time at Otakon, her cellos, what it's like to work with Mana, and her experience as a voice actor for Vampire Knight. Just go to the main page here http://wolr-radiofm.com/index.html and click on the "On Air" button at the top to tune in!
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...No, really, this is a small room, if I need to talk, I really don't need a mic. But if you think I do? Fine, I'll grab a mic if I do, in fact, need to talk. Ugh.
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I don't know if any of you have heard, but Sugizo is going on a North American tour with Juno Reactor!
There are six US dates on the tour, and tickets are already on sale.

Spread the word guys! And definitely, if there's a show somewhere where you can go, you should be there! It's not an experience to miss!

For those of you who are up for helping to spread the words, join the street team!

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I am an artist.
This isn't a conceit, like the Broadway producer who talked to our theatre management class claimed calling yourself an artist was.
There's a part of me that wishes I weren't. The sensible, logical, part of me wishes I would be happy at some desk job, far, far away from the entertainment industry. Somewhere safe. Where I'd make money, and be secure. Where I wouldn't be giving any REAL part of myself to my work. Just 9-5, go in, work, get paid, go home. It would be so simple. So easy.
But I can't, and I know I can't. Every time I think about doing that, it feels like a part of me is dead the part of me that makes me, well, me. You could call it my soul, my spirit...call it what you will, but I'm not alive without it.
I find art in many things, there's an art I never imagined to sitting in front of a sound board in a studio, an art to mixing that I never knew existed until I found myself in that chair, alone, mixing my own song for music tech. It's an art I'd love to explore more, if I knew how to do that.
I don't necessarily think I need to be creating work that's 100% my own, or even mostly my own. But there's a part of me, a very large part of me, that has to be involved, in some way, with art, with entertainment, and not just as a hobby. Because I know that if I try to make it a hobby, I'll either not actually do anything, or I'll get too into it, and forget the things I'm "supposed" to be doing.
I do know that the day I stop being an artist, is they day I'll be dead. At least, for all intents and purposes. Even if I still breathe and move around, I might as well be dead.
I am an artist.
Whether I like it or not.
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