Thursday, December 29, 2005

Some changes!

The dates and venues of Altamont's shows are changed.

01/18/2006 08:00 PM
Riley's Tavern, Bakersfield, CA, CA ,US

01/19/2006 08:00 PM
Brick by Brick, San Diego, CA 92101,US

01/20/2006 08:00 PM
Alex's, Long Beach, CA 90801,US

01/21/2006 08:00 PM
The Scene, Glendale, CA 91201,US

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Altamont vs. the Sermon - Round.II

01/19/2006 08:00 PM - TBD-Still San Diego, CA 92101
01/20/2006 08:00 PM - Alex's Long Beach, CA 90801
01/21/2006 08:00 PM - The Scene Glendale, CA 91201
01/22/2006 08:00 PM - Riley's Bakersfield, CA 93301

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Oh! my!!!

Our(Altamont's) buddy, rock photographer, Kaz Tsurudome put pictures on his web!
I think I'm too sexy for my guitar!
Hit Altamont.

Also I made Deaf Nephews Myspace.
You can listen 4 songs of Deaf Nephews' related.

Check those out!

Friday, November 25, 2005

Add 2 More Songs on Myspace!

There are 4 songs of Altamont on Myspace. If you want Rock and Roll, you got it!

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Two songs on Myspace!

You can hear two songs from the Monkees' Uncle on Myspace.
Check these out!

Monday, November 21, 2005


Altamont just opened Myspace account. Check this out!

Friday, November 18, 2005

S・A・T・U・R・D・A・Y Night! Nov. 19th San Francisco

Altamont will play at Bender's Bar & Grill with The Sermon!

Nov. 19th 21+ $6
Bender's Bar & Grill
806 S Van Ness Ave San Francisco, CA 94110-1911
(415) 824-1800

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

The First Show was in Seattle

11/02 As soon as we got the venue, Neumo's, there was an anti-war parade on the street, Pike. I felt I was in different state. I was little nervous when I got on the stage. We had a train wreck on the second song, "Bloodening", at the moment, the nervousness was released. I started rocking but the audience wasn't... after Altamont stopped playing, I stayed on the stage for making some noise by one of my circuit bending keyboard. I saw one guy keep pointing on me and shouting "you are the man!" From my view, only the guy got it in Seattle...

Friday, November 11, 2005

Back to LA

I'm back in LA. We played in Sacrament last night and went to a hotel in San Francisco. And We drove from SF to LA about 6 hours today. I'd like to write about each show and some episodes on following blogs. By the way, on Tool News, Altamont's article was on. Thanks Blair!

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Add a show at San Francisco

Nov 19th / Benders on South Van Ness and 19th Street
with the Sermon.

Info for Nov. 16th at Henry Fonda Theater

Monkees' Uncle will be released on Nov. 1st.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Tour Dates!

11/02/2005 Neumo's Crystal Ball Reading Room Seattle, WA

8:00pm Doors, 9:00pm Showtime

11/04/2005 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR

8:00pm Doors, 9:00pm Showtime

11/05/2005 Capitol Theater Olympia, WA

Show Schedule is TBA

11/07/2005 WOW Hall Eugene, OR

8:00pm Doors, 9:00pm Showtime

11/08/2005 Kate Buchanan Hall Arcata, CA

Show Schedule is TBA

11/09/2005 Boardwalk Sacramento, CA

7:30pm Doors, 8:30pm Showtime

11/16/2005 Henry Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, CA

8:00pm Doors, 9:00pm Showtime

You can hear song samples of "Monkees' Uncle"


Thursday, October 06, 2005


Altamont at the WestBeach Recorders The console is Trident 80B. The studio has a nice room for drums and few isolated rooms. I'm happy with the sound I got on the CD, "Monkees' Uncle". Track 7, 8, 9, and 11 were tracked at the studio. We recorded with Studer A827 tape machine. I love that! Analog tapes never die! I hope...
にてAltamontのCD製作に使われた機材等が詳しく書いています。 興味のある人は読んでみてください。 興味のない人はそれを読んで興味を出してください。 興味のある人もない人もAltamontのCDを買ってロックしてください。 ロック好きは好きになると思います。 ロック好きでない人はこれを聴いてロックを好きになってください。 11月1日発売です。 

Monday, October 03, 2005

The Electric Uku!

I just got an electric/acoustic ukulele by Oscar Schmidt. Because of its wood, it sounds like a small acoustic guitar. I wish it was made from Koa. But it's O.K.. I have a regular uku anyway. I can use this one on stage with a guitar amp. It will be louder than Les Paul.

長い間探していたエレアコのウクレレ。 見つかりました! ライブで使いたかったのです。 これ、ひきまくります! ちょっと普通のソプラノウクレレより大きく、コアでなくマホガニーで作られているので、ちっちゃなアコースッティックギターのような音ですけど、これは使えます。 スタジオでも使いたいです。  

Friday, September 30, 2005

Who is the Monkees' Uncle?

I have no idea who the guy is. Is he famous? I doubt it. Anyway, I got some info for dates of the tour with Jello/Melvins. It starts at Seattle on Nov. 2nd. LA shows will be on Nov. 16th at Henry Fonda Theater.

11月2日、シアトルが初日で16日のLAまで、7公演、Altamontの出演するショーの日取りが決まりました。詳しくはまた後ほど。 これを読んだ方は必ず来るようお願いします。 

Friday, September 23, 2005

Altamont Is Ready for the Shows!

I just joined in a band, called Altamont. We just finished making new album which will be released on Nov. 1st.  Also Jello Biafra with the Melvins will realease their 2nd album, "Sieg Howdy!" I mixed most of songs from the album and I and Dale Crover (behind the keyboard in the picture) from the Melvins made a production unit called Deaf nephews and remixed a song for the album. Please check those out! In the picture, form right Dan Southwick - Bass, Sasha Popovich - Durms, Dale Crover - Guitar Vocal, and me.

Thanks to Hiroshi Mochizuki for the picture.


Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Room with instruments

Hello! people on earth!
This is my living room with musical instruments.
From left bottom, there are three keyboards. They are my circuit bendings, called Space Kawasaki, Yamaha Silver Head, and the Big Blue. Right next to the Big Blue, there is a small box. That is my hand made guitar effect, T-Fuzz. I've used those a lot for recordings.