October 23rd POP or DIE at Shimokitazawa Club Que, Tokyo

10月23日(日)POP or DIE 下北沢 Club Que

今日のイベントはこちら。Today’s poster.


I got up in the morning and had breakfast at our hotel. Banana was so delicious.




I had spare time until load in and  took a walk around Shinjuku area. 

I ate spaghetti bolognese for lunch. I think it is always tasty all over the world. Of course this one was delicious.


コーヒーも。I had a cup of coffee, too.


We drove to the venue in Shimokitazawa from Shinjuku. I heard that Shimokitazawa train station of Odakyu line moved to underground from ground-level. Around the station was developed and became modern. The town was crowded by young people. It is Tokyo. Young people all over Japan gather to Tokyo.

こちら、下北沢Club Queです。

Here is the venue Shimokitazawa Club Que.

こちら、下北沢Club Queです。

Here is the venue Shimokitazawa Club Que.

まずはサウンドチェック。今日は私が大好きなJudas PriestのTシャツで。ギターを掴んでいるみたいでおもしろい。

First, soundcheck. I wore my fave Judas Priest’s Rock’n’roll T-shirt. It looks like that a hand is trying to hold my guitar.

サウンドチェックには、Buffalo Daughterのシュガー吉永さんがこられてて、いっしょに写真撮りました。シュガーさんと今日、ロリータ18号でドラムを叩く吉村由加さんはMetalchicksというバンドもしておられますが、テニスもやっているそうで、いつか、私とあつこの少年ナイフチームとテニス対戦やろうということになっています。

Sugar Yoshinaga from Buffalo Daughter came to here and we took a photo with her. Yuka Yoshimura who will play the drums for Lolita No. 18 and she is foming a band called Metalchicks with her. They play tennis like me. I would like to have tennis matches which is Metalchicks vs Shonen Knife of Atsuko and me someday.


Anyway, I sat up the merch table and then all members of Shonen Knife went to eat dinner.


Other than me ate regular dinner but I was not hungry, I ate a piece of cheese case. Yum, yum.

さぁ、ショータイムの始まり。The show begins!

Go-Bang’s 森若香織さん with FOE が最初に演奏。10年以上前かなぁ、森若さんがDJをしておられたNHK-FMの番組にゲストとしてお招きいただいたのが、私と森若さんの最初の出会い。その後、いっしょにライブする機会が一度あって、今回が2回目です。いつもお美しい。

The first band is Kaori Moriwaka’s Go-Bangs with FOE. I first met Kaori more than 10 years ago at NHK-FM radio station. She hosted a radio program and I was invited as a guest. After that, we had chance to play a show together. This is the second time to play with the band. She is always beautiful.

FOEのアイゴンには、私のかかわったCM曲で1999年リリースの「飲茶楼で、めちゃうまかろう」で編曲およびギターを演奏してもらいました。お会いするのはそれ以来かも。全然お変わりなく敬服いたします。FOEのドラム、小松くんは、bloodthirsty butchers のドラマー。butchersと少年ナイフは当時レコード会社のレーベルメイトで、対バンも何度かさせてもらいました。現在、他にもいろんなバンドで活躍中。すばらしい。

Aigon from FOE have ever produced my song “Yamucharou de mecha Umakarou” which is written for a commercial of bottled jasmine tea. The single CD was released 1999. He also played the guitar for the song. It might be the first time to see him since then?! He never get ages. The drummer of FOE is Masahiro Komatsu. His former band bloodthirsty butchers was our label mates. We have ever  played together several times. He is playing at some other bands and plays very well.

2番目に少年ナイフが演奏。The second player was Shonen Knife.


Head banging!


Wow, wow.


Hey, hey!


Thank you everyone!

live photos by Atsushi Shibata


The third band was Lolita No. 18. They supported Shonen Knife when we were invited to an event at Housei University more than 30 years ago. They were a student at the university. Now only Masayo remains as an original member. She continuing punk over 30 years. It is great. She is also beautiful.

アンコールは出演者みんな登場!Encore! Everyone came up on stage.

ロリータ18号は、Hey Ho Let’s Go!ではなくてYes, Punk Rock, call with me!のプラカード。

Lolita No. 18’s  placard is not “Hey Ho Let’s Go” but “Yes, Punk Rock, call with me”.

撮影大会。Say cheese!

Many audience are taking photos.

Thank you so much for coming today!