Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Inner Sky - June Edition

Last Friday's "Inner Sky" concert was great! Good music, good hamburgers, good friends! What more could you want?

Here are a couple of photos...

Café Bossa Sae and Koba with Kurisan
Goodman Bad (Glenn on bass & Simon on guitar/vocals) with Spleen on drums

The next "Inner Sky" is on Friday, July 18th. Write it in your schedule books now!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Concert Tomorrow Night

Our friend Simon is the music man! I first met him when he was playing for Tripod Jimmy, one of the best bands to ever come out of Osaka…or anywhere! Since then, he has been in so many different bands, I can’t begin to list them.

Every month, Simon organises Inner Sky, a concert at Covent Garden, a friendly bar in Kita Horie. This month’s Inner Sky promises to be one of the best ever. Goodman Bad (Simon & Glenn) are going to be joined by Spleen, Tripod Jimmy’s old drummer. They will definitely ROCK!

Also, Goodman Bad is going to share the stage with Café Bossa Sae and Koba, a cool bossa nova duo. And Café Bossa Sae and Koba are going to be joined by Kurasan, a really good sax player.

Here’s a rough guide to the night’s schedule:

8:30 pm - Goodman Bad (Simon on guitar & vocals, Glenn on bass)

9:20 pm - Café Bossa Sae and Koba featuring Kurasan on sax

10:10 pm - Goodman Bad with Spleen on drums and Kurasan

11:00 pm - Goodman Bad with Spleen

When? Friday, June 20th, from 8:00 till late!

Where? Covent Garden, Kita Horie (06 – 4391 – 3177)

How much? 1000 yen, which includes 1 drink

Drums, sax, male & female vocals, bass, and 2 guitars – it’s going to be a great night! Why don’t you join us?!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Gaijin Sounds CD Release Party

Every month we get copies of JapanZine, an English-language guide to what’s happening in Japan, delivered to Be & Me for our students.

Earlier this year, JapanZine held a contest for indies rock bands with foreign members. They called the contest Gaijin Sounds 2008. They received nearly 100 demo tapes from all over Japan. They put the best 12 tracks on a CD called Gaijin Sounds Volume 1.

The Cover of Gaijin Sounds Volume 1
Tomorrow night, Saturday June 14th, they are holding a free CD release party at Zerro (06-6211-0439), a bar in Shinsaibashi. (Click here for a map to Zerro) The concert is free, the first 100 customers will be given a free copy of the CD, and there will be live music by Abunai Jones (I love that name!) and DJ Ginzu3.
Abunai Jones (I love this photo, too!)

I will definitely be going to this event! If you want to come, you can meet me at the school at 7:00 pm (don’t be late!) or come straight to Zerro any time after 7:30 pm. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Online Calendar & Announcements Pages Updated

I've just updated our online Calendar & Announcements pages. By visiting them, you can check our Service Lesson time, Kids' Classes Model Lesson dates, holidays (including our Golden Week holidays), and special events.

To check them out, go to http://www.be-and-me.com/ , click on "生徒のみなさんへ" (the Students' Page), then click on "The School Calendar" or "Be & Me Announcements."Or click on the links below;

The School Calendar:
Be & Me Announcements: