I know it's actually funny we are still uploading these tour videos from last year now.
But it took us some long time to check and edit them.
This year fall, in October, we are going to do this "The Extreme Tour" in Japan.
We are really praying for this, because it's not really an easy thing.
Anyway here are some videos we uploaded this "week 3".
Here is a "home made" music video for the song "First Pop".
This song was on the album "Welcome To The School", which we recorded in 2008.
We have beein playing the song live for a long time now but we have finally come up with a song video for it.
At first we tried to combine some footages from several shows but when we put the footage from X-Fest (Stevenson WA, 2 September 2012), it was just perfect fit. So that's how we made the video. Quite simple.
Next movie is when we played some high school in Idaho.
It was in Coeur d'Alene ID.
We The Extreme Tour team played the high school during lunch time. It was crazy. For a Japanese band like us, playing an American high school was something unreal, because in Japanese schools things like this is almost impossible to happen. Yes it was a crazy experience, but it was fun.
Hope you can feel the vibe.
Next movie is actually not from the last year tour.
Actually it's our latest performance, a local gig we played at Rokudenashi, Sagamihara, on 25 May 2013.
I know, it's a small, very small, local bar gig with some drunken dudes.
In Japan we mostly play that kind of gigs (though we play some better gigs sometimes), partly because we don't like to play those "Live Houses" where many Japanese bands usually play.
Some of you may not like this performance because the show starts with Tak's "Kanpai!" call. But that's how we play the small bars in Japan. It may be a small dingy place, but we are proud to be there playing our Jesus Rock music to our friends. Just like Paul said in Corinthians1 9:19-23.
We are now working on so many new songs for our next endeavor, and we played some of those new songs at this gig. And Tak's guitar was at its top notch. We thought it's worth uploading the video for the record.
Please enjoy, as always, if you have time. (It's a 40 minutes show.)
Last video is something ridiculous.
It's from one of our recent local gigs in Yokohama.
Some of you may know that Tak started learning skateboarding since last year after the tour (He was inpired by some skatepark experiences during the tour).
As soon as he learned some tricks, he wanted to introduce this new essence to his live performance. And here is something he tried first.
Simple and easy, "10 shove its in a row" challenge (with his guitar on).
I know it's ridiculous. But audience seemed to like it, because in Japan not many people skate and seeing skateboarding itself is still kind of new.
I'd like to add, this performance was done in April 2013, and now Tak can also do some kickflips! LOL (He learned it just after this show. Not bad for a Japanese guy who has been skating only for 6 or 7 months, right?)
Okay that's all for today.
Check our YouTube channel for more movies and live footages.
In 2013 we are going to focus on Japan gigs and also preparing ourselves for next future endeavor, but we will keep updating and posting stuff.
See you soon!
Thanks and God bless you all!
Tak / Imari Tones