Guest Lists is a corner where selected artists share some of their recent obsessions.
Our guest this time is Yousuke Inoue, frontman for the breezy Kyoto rock band Turntable Films, who just released their masterpiece first album earlier this year. We’ve mentioned them on the site here and there for awhile now. There’s an interview worth checking out at Private Dub as well.
As with last time, the artist has allowed Simon Says 100 exclusive free downloads to an unreleased track, “Casual Day” (as of current, the download limit has been reached, but the track can still be listened to from the soundcloud player at the bottom of the page).
With the only backing instrument being a single acoustic guitar, and lyrics in Japanese (vs. the typical all English), this is a very special Turntable Films track.
Best recent concert I’ve seen:
M.Ward at Fuji Rock Festival
I felt panick-y the moment he came out. I know his shows have their rough moments, but I like him so much I didn’t care in the slightest. I’m a fan.
First song I learned to play
“Diamond Head”, The Ventures.
As it was the only song I could play for awhile, I would pretty much play it all day for weeks at a time. Though back then and even now it’s not really a song I particularly love or anything. It’s a bit gloomy, I think. But I still know how to and can play it.
Somebody about 20 asked me the same question recently and they told me I have old tastes
The director’s Greg Mottola, the writers are Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and it even has Seth Rogen! This is, the dream team, I thought. Though, when I watched it, maybe my expectations were too high, but it wasn’t exactly what I thought it would be. Still, I want them to work on something again. I’d watch it for sure.
Favorite purchase of this year
A Sonny D ukulele.
I didn’t it buy it so much as someone gave it to me, but I love it.
Last record I bought
The Red Bird Story compilation.
Recently I’m into the golden era of US pop music and pre-wartime Japanese jazz vocalists, so this was something I’d been looking for.
Watching myself talk on our live DVD came as a pretty big shock. Really need to stop.
Someone I admire
Who, I just said but, I was very happy to finally be able to see. I have a poster of him in my room too. Although, he’s not exactly the coolest looking guy, just a regular middle aged dude. But I’m still a huge fan.
I like the feeling of wondering if I’m going to finally grow out of it or not each time I watch it, and I like the scenes that really pander to music fans.
Favorite music video
John Lenon’s “Oh Yoko!”
The greatest love can be a lot like a comedy.
And it’s great how it’s just such a great song.
Great at-home feeling. Great food too.
Last book I've read
Piano no mori (Piano Forest)
You really feel like you could play the piano just by reading it.
Most played record of this year
“Message From Work”, Chris Weismen.
Strange music, with the ability to really hook you to it. Pretty insane genius, I think.
Veranda at my place.
Like playing guitar there.
Favorite finger food
Pickles. And slightly spicy pickles.
Yosuke Inoue Links:
Ana presents: “Patrol VOL. 8- Natsuyasumi Hiko Ojisan Issei Torishimari 2012-“
Where: Shibuya O-CREST
Open: 18:30 Start 19:00
Performing: Ana/Turntable Films/Holidays of Seventeen
Advance tickets: 2300 Yen
Day of: 2800 Yen
(Both not including one drink charge)
Playguide: Pia (P:176-543), Lawson (L:75203), e-plus
Advance tickets can also be reserved by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Include your name, number of tickets needed, and the date of the show in the email
Questions: O-CREST: 03-3770-1095
Translation by Andrew Brasher