My first trip to Japan!!!!...and to Asia for that matter. I was and am still pretty floored. I have SO MUCH footage that I'll have to break this blog up into a few different segments.
WELCOME!! .... to Jonny's world!!!!
Haha! I don't think I'll fit in too well with the Japanese boy band next to MY billboard.
I decided to stay at the "super futuristic" and super cheap Shinjuku Capsule Hotel. Tokyo is an expensive town....and I was there for a long time...so I figured I'd give it a shot. It was ....um....OK. I mean....I'd stay there again...but only if I am just in town for a day or 2. It's sort of like a cross between 2010 A Space Odyssey and a Morgue. Other than sleep or shower...there's not much to do there. and............NO WIFI....bummer.
The funny thing is: The 8 or 9 TV stations in the capsule were your typical , boring , network TV ...after about 4 days .... my TV only had 1 channel....
I had this weird , Japanese porno on 24 hours a day! I'm sure some of you may have liked that ....and I certainly checked it out ...but the problem is: all of the good parts were digitized and blurred out!!! WTF?????!!! AND .....the topics seemed to be generally about 1 of 2 things: Raping a married woman ... or girls being drugged. hmm....weird man.
The FUNNY PART ...is that I wasn't sure if my TV was broken? OR they thought that maybe I WANTED my TV to be stuck on porno 24/7? ....so I never asked.
I got to Tokyo with a few free days before shows...so Chihana , Dee , Shota , Emma and I were off to see the town and eat TONS of amazing food. I've known Chi and Dee for years ...I produced a record for their duo, The Broken Country Girls, about 3 years ago .....and we've been trying to get together ever since. I owe my whole Japanese trip to them. They booked the shows , set up radio , press , band , rehearsals , everything ....and made SURE I had a fantastic time and saw the "REAL" Tokyo.
Shota and Emma............
Baby Octopus on a stick........I am IN.
And let's not forget Grilled Snails on a stick....actually...ALMOST ANYTHING grilled "On A Stick" is pretty damn good.
After our walk we sat down and had an incredible lunch of..yes...you guessed it...Sashimi and Noodles...no need to show you that because you will see PLENTY more pictures of Sashimi and Noodles coming up.....what was cool is the "sweet" restaurant we went to for dessert:
I'm going to keep this one short and sweet...since there is SO much more to show you.
In the next blog I'll get more into the actual reason WHY I am in Japan..................
ROCK AND ROLL.
I'll leave you with these 2 SUPER COOL bikes I found while wandering around Shinjuku........The Sportster shows real well what you can do with a pretty much stock Sporty.....and CHECK OUT that badass Kawasaki!!! It reminds me of my very first motorcycle......
See you all soon,
peace and love,