e-zuka will appear on the upcoming Breakerz 10th anniversary album, 『X』（クロス), playing guitar on track 2, 「RODEO DRIVE」. The double CD is due out on October 18, 2017. Details can be found on Breakerz website.
2 Hearts (Morikawa Toshiyuki, Tachiki Fumihiko) will be special guests for the Saturday Original Entertainment Paradise 10th Anniversary show at FujiQ Highland, and, as they always have in the past, Takita and e-zuka will be supporting them.
Event: Original Entertainment Paradise -おれパラ- 10th Anniversary 〜ORE!!SUMMER〜
Venue: FujiQ Highland Conifer Forest
Ticket URL: http://eplus.jp/orepara-10th/
The staffer at Fukuoka Big Boss was super friendly and nice. He turned around all the signed guitars for us to take pictures of, and let us pose for pictures holding the new Pierrot Dancin’ green model (you’ll have to imagine — not sharing that one as it’s not a particularly good pic of me, though I do look very happy to be holding that guitar! And holy mother of guitars, just realized that was a $5000 model I had my hands on). And chatted with us a bit about the shows.
e-zuka will be joining ISAO’s Spark 7 again for a live show in Kichijoji in April.
- Venue: Kichijoji Silver Elephant
- Date/Time: April 25th (Tuesday), 19:00 open/19:30 start
- Tickets: 5500 yen; email or call the venue (see post for details) with the event name, your name, # of tickets needed and your phone number
Last summer, e-zuka abruptly stopped blogging, with no explanation. He took a 4 month break, and even then only blogged once a month or so. He was never a prolific blogger, but it was noticeable that he failed to blog about Treasure Candy, Kiiyan’s birthday, Takita’s birthday….
And today he blogged to explain why, and it all but made me cry, reading it first thing in the morning. It turns out that on 6/28/2016, his beloved cat (the one he’s mentioned as part of his family unit on multiple occasions), Mi-chan, passed away at the age of 17. Interesting to note he mentioned the Rainbow Bridge, which I didn’t know was a thing in Japan too. e-zuka thanked Mi-chan for always being there and said he finally feels he can blog again, though slowly.