Topic: No Polysics at Countdown Japan 12/13?? Will Kayo perform at CDJ12/13?
Just scoping the line-up and timetable for this year's Count Down Japan 12/13 event and could not find Polysics in the mix, though they've been doing this show for years:
Careful perusers will notice that there is a "Polysics" item scheduled for the Astro Arena on the first day at 3:55PM (15:55), but closer examination will reveal that in fact it is Hayashi doin' his DJ thing - weird thing is that it is marked as "new" though in the past Hayashi has always done a DJ gig, often with Fumi, and Polysics - the band, has always appeared on the main "Earth Stage" in a prime time evening slot closer to New Years...mmm...
Might this mean that Polysics is winding down in popularity in the homeland? Has the band's audience, as they say in the classic rocumentary "Spinal Tap", become more "selective"?
Not liking this one bit!!!
...OK wait! Hold the press - this just in - Polysics HAS BEEN added to the line up, closing out the final night a "25:00" o'clock on the 31st (I'm guessing that really means 1AM on the 1st) and they will be on the Earth Stage! Shwewww! That was a close one...sorry for the false alarm! Scared the hell out of myself!
Meanwhile on the Moon Stage at 21:15 on the final evening, making their debut appearance: Scott & Rivers...who? Uh, Scott Murphy from Allister and Rivers Cuomo from Weezer.
Now the thing is Kayo has been putting in heavy Los Angeles studio time recording keyboard tracks for the Scott & Rivers debut album. The recording session that ended on or about the 25th of November ended with the band heading out to a nearby park for an ad hoc unplugged free live concert which Kayo described as a rehearsal for the "end of the year live". Kayo's blog entry documenting these events ended with "I can't wait for the end of the year live!"
OK, the Scott & Rivers appearance at CDJ12/13 is bannered as their "debut" performance. CDJ12/13 is the only "end of the year live" I can think of...(although it is bannered as their "debut", Scott & Rivers will also be doing a couple of other shows earlier that weekend in Tokyo) - what I'm saying is, I wonder if Kayo is going to be performing live with Scott & Rivers...
Until now, she has stated that she's only been doing some studio work, laying down some keyboard tracks for the debut album at the invitation of Scott Murphy and Rivers Cuomo. She did indeed appear live with them at The Roxy on the Sunset Strip not long ago, but that was a special event to raise money for an elementary school, or some such thing.
This could be a GREAT year to attend CDJ!! Sadly, I don't have the spendin' loot to make the gate - let alone the flight!! Anybody who is going, PLEASE plan to attend the Sunday Night debut of S&R on the Moon Stage, see if they have a familiar keyboardist with 'em - inquiring minds NEED to know!!! And of course, stay awake for the big P over on the Earth Stage closing down the festivities!
Wish I was goin'!
Later that same day...Couple 'o updates:
1: It appears that there will be lots of bands playing long after Polysics finishes their scheduled one hour set - some bands are starting as late as 28:00 o'clock (4AM?)
2: Kayo's exact blog text referring to the unplugged Scott & Rivers rehearsal / live free in the park show in Los Angeles on or about the 25th of November, and her reference to "looking forward" to the "end of the year live":
My Nihon language skills are dubious at best. Perhaps there are others here who might derive clearer meaning from these interesting blog entriess...