Sunday, January 31, 2010

daichen, take my heart

here is a quick video done by a pretty popular jvlogger here in aichi and fatblueman's #1 fan, daichen. you might have seen him recently on my channel in the fatblueman's "a fat blue christmas" music video. he was kind enough to give me a shout out for the album art that i did. you can see it beside him as he plays.

R.I.P. Rodger Swan

fellow jvlogger, Rodger Swan, has suddenly passed away. it's amazing how fast you learn things on twitter. i wish i knew him better than just a guy i subscribed to on youtube. i wasn't a huge fan of his, although he did have many. thousands even. his videos may have been a little too cute and cheesy for my taste, but they were always good, well edited and just fun to watch. if you're checking out my blog for a foreigner's perspective of living in japan you should check out his youtube page. Rodger has a lot more experience than i do and his youtube page would be an excellent resource page.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

japarents (part 1)

here is part 1 of my parent's visit to japan last summer. i know, i know - it's long over due. better late then never right? and it's nice to see a bit of summer during this miserably cold winter.
in the video you'll see some delicious food, inuyama castle, and cormorant fishing; a traditional japanese fishing method where they train cormorants to catch fish and then choke the fish out of the cormorant before the cormorant has a chance to completely swallow the fish- pretty neat!

Friday, January 22, 2010

we're on iTunes!

the new fatblueman album, "still a long way off," is up on iTunes along with my album cover ;)

it's still available for free on jamendo if you're short on cash, but want to listen to good music.

Monday, January 18, 2010

10th floor classroom (mobile video)

here is some quick footage of my new swanky classroom on the tenth floor of one of the ritzy places in town. pretty nice view. having a shhhweet view of the outside world keeps the day a little more interesting.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

antonette's ECC commercial

i mentioned earlier that antonette has been in a new ECC ad campaign that includes both printed ads as well as a tv commercial. the ads are with takeshi kitano, one of the most famous actors/filmmakers in japan. below is the tv commercial as well as one of the two printed ads. the printed ads and tv commercial can be seen nationwide. so far we've been seeing the printed ads on the subway and trains here in nagoya. pretty exciting stuff!

Monday, January 11, 2010

leaving on a jet plane

fatblueman just started their new youtube channel thats strictly for their music videos and their music production. the first video is up. it's a live performance recorded at my place. it's mostly just a test video to test filming techniques. the audio isn't the best, but we know how to fix that in the future. on another note fatblueman's new album, "still a long way off," is in the top 20 most downloaded albums on jamendo recently. if you haven't got it go get it. it's free. here is the first video on the new fatbluetube channel.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

antonette underneath herself (mobile video)

Antonette has been in a new series of ECC national advertisements. we were on the way to a grand opening of one of our schools when we noticed we sat down beneath one of the ads on the subway. more video of this to come later.

Friday, January 8, 2010

express train to dreamland (mobile video)

snapped this on the way to work this morning. check out this guy fighting to sleep in the upright position on the subway. we've all been there. so fun to watch.

Friday, January 1, 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR! (mobile video)

happy new year everyone! hope everything goes well for you all in the new year. here is a quick video of us this morning at our friend's house. it snowed through the night!