For new Bachido members this might sound a little strange but for those Bachido members who have been here for at least three or four years you probably remember the obsessive streak I used to have when it comes to creating Shamisen covers of songs by J-Pop star Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. I’ve practically covered every song she has ever released with my own arrangements for futozao Shamisen and even got the entire Bachido gang in on the Kyary action the year we all went to the Hirosaki Tsugaru Shamisen tai Kai for the first time as Team Bachido!
Well I today I have BIG NEWS. This afternoon I attended a seminar by Matsuda Sebastian who is the art director for Kyary and has created all her outfits and sets for her music videos as well as her concert stage set up and album artwork. When he got to the Q&A part at the end I stood up and asked him if he was aware of and/or ever watched the various Shamisen covers of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu by me and bachido members?
His answer was one of the most epic things anyone has ever said to me. He answered that he has seen me quite a lot on YouTube playing Kyary songs and that he and Kyary have actually spent quite a bit of time scrolling through my videos and have even seen the group ones (Which means Kyle Abbott and the gang)!
So today was a day that will forever go down in my life as the day I found out that Kyary Pamyu Pamyu knows all about me and bachido etc. Now if only she will offer me a job playing Shamisen for her! Haha! Yeah!