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Posted on February 18, 2015
Sorry not to keep my schedule more updated here.  Most of the people who come here only speak and read English and don't live in Japan. As for CD sales, in spite of thousands of sales now and multiple presses, from this page they are about nil so forgive me for not putting more time in it.  Person to person or in my jobs is how most CDs get sold here in Japan where CDs are still big. Folks who want Downloads and stuff like that, go to the usual vendors like iTunes   Amazon and of course CDbaby who we love.  
Also been having problems with making the page display the dates in a correct order.  May have to go back to an older design.
Suffice it to say at the moment my work schedule is 
Ritz Carlton 5th floor the Bar  Monday and Tuesday nights
Salvatore the Bar in Umeda Thursday nights
Sandaya Steak restaurant Thursday to Sunday afternoon and Saturday and Sunday nights.


Posted on December 18, 2013
People say "seeing is believing."
Biggest lie on the planet?BELIEVING is SEEING. Because whatever you believe about yourself you will bring into reality. You do it everyday, but sometimes because beliefs trick the mind, we do it in a negative way.
So examine your negative beliefs, how you got them and determine if they are really true.  And remember, whatever you're telling your \self as a reason why you Can't do things, think of other great men and women with the same or even more obstacles who accomplished great things in life.
We might have some negative belief about ourselves, not necessarily true but because we BELIEVE IT, we make it come to pass.
But if you create and sustain a Positive belief about yourself, you will also make it come to pass.

Holiday Time

Posted on December 8, 2013
Making ready for a gig in Himeji tomorrow.  Its gonna be a blast!  Me and 250 nurses, and most of them will be "up in age."  This is a year-end party or "bonenkai" in Japanese.  A time for people who work together to celebrate the end of another year and bond together for the coming one.
These are the kind of events I'm wanting to do more of...private parties, company parties, events, etc.  Not only is it a huge chance to sell CDs and meet people but its always a pleasure for me, even though it sometimes involves carrying the entire sound system as well as keyboards.  In this case they will supply a grand piano so the bulkiest  piece of gear will already be there.
Contemplating recording this performance as a present to my daughter and family back home.
The 23rd will be the whole nine yards.  A Christmas party, mostly for children at an elite horse club in Osaka.  I'll bring keyboards and the entire sound system but my whole setup is much lighter [...]
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Transformation. The road to freedom.

Posted on August 30, 2013

Late last year I stopped watching the news on tv, but a few weeks ago I turned my couch about 90 degrees away from facing the tv. The amount of progress made in my studies is staggering! — feeling blessed.



Anyway,  the CD just went to production today so I should have it back soon. I'm just getting back to normal after so many events kind of unhinged me, not the best time to make a record, but I wanted to be Completely vulnerable. Actually, I have no idea how it's going to be received or how it sounds.  I just did the best I could to make it better in the sonic department because there was no overdubbing.  Other than that I take it as a learning experience which will pay for itself when some sales it going. 
Plus, met some key people in my search for better recording components and learned a ton about noise reduction.  (Intermittent noise was a big issue in making this record and in some cases ruined some great recordings.)
In the future, I'm going to spend more time developing my technical skills as a pianist and a recordist and not relying so much on my personality because it just feels more authentic as an artist. 

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