Tomorrow will be 2010. 2009 was the most exciting year for me, the most fun, but also the toughest, busiest year physically & mentally I was deranged. How was your 2009?
So here, I've listed KEEX's TOP 10 MOMENTS of 2009!
(there were so many best moments which could easily go to top 10 but they didn't make it because I can't tell those stories in public)
No. 10 - BAR 25 IN BERLIN(May)
The Big Pink toured in Europe, after the show in bang bang club we had the best night out at Bar 25.
No.9 - BOAT TRIP IN IBIZA(September)
I went to a boat trip with Klaxons when The Big Pink played with them in Ibiza Rocks, it was so pure swimming in the middle of the sea watching the sunset.
No. 8 - THE BIG PINK NORTH AMERICA TOUR WITH TOUR BUS
(November - December)
It was like living in the dream. First time ever I had a posh tour bus living in there, it was a great experience and I loved it.
No. 7 - MILLER'S HOUSE MAKE OVER - END OF ERA -(December)
My poverty house turned into some MFI showroom shit with mosaic tiles and crystal taps. The house used to be a shop called "psychedeli" selling magic mushrooms long time ago,
After the shop closed down the house has became the legendary infamous "Miller's House" with people /bands including Test icicles / upset the rhythm / many musicians and artists moving in and out doing house parties, people used to destroy our walls and furniture getting wasted and stealing our pepper grinder to iPod...
We've also had gigs in our kitchen including A grave with No Name / Hate Crime / Hype Williams / Arch M etc. We'll be still having the same fun and parties but we'll be careful not to destroy anything anymore.
No.6 - SHOT BY KERN(June)
The photographer Richard Kern, also the director who made the music video of Death Valley 69 by Sonic Youth & many x-rated films with staring Lydia Lunch. I love his work, I always wanted to get involved in his art. So I was so honored.
No. 5 - PRE SXSW, TOURING THE WEST COAST & PLAYING AT THE SMELL SOLD OUT HEADLINE SHOW(March - April)
PRE played at SXSW everyday for a week then toured the west coast with Mae Shi. One of the best moment of my life, emotional rockn' roller coaster, sleeping on the floor every night, driving ourselves and doing everything by ourselves, meeting people becoming friends, playing at wearhouses, kids living rooms.
No. 4 - SUMMER SONIC JAPAN WITH THE BIG PINK(August)
First time ever I played a show in front of my family. Summer Sonic is Japanese version of Glastonbury/Reading. My mum & dad, brother, aunties, cousins all came to watch me. My mum and aunties cried when they saw me playing on the huge stage.
No. 3 - COMANECHI EUROPE TOUR WITH YEAH YEAH YEAHS(July)
I always loved YYYs, I watched them live a couple times before, but 4 years later I was supporting them watching them by the side of the stage, I cried when Karen O sang "Maps" for us.
They also took us to a very nice restaurant for dinner, they were very nice people. I love them.
No. 2 - THE BIG PINK S&M BONDAGE SESSION IN JAPAN
No need to explain.
RELEASING 3 ALBUMS WITH MY 3 BANDS IN 2009!!!
PRE "Hope Freaks" (June) on SkinGraft Records recorded by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio in Chicago.
THE BIG PINK "A Brief History of Love" (September) on 4AD recorded at Electric Lady Studios in NY.
COMANECHI "Crime of Love" (December) on Merok Records recorded at my friend's basement.
YES, I'VE FUCKING DONE IT!!!
Thank you for everyone who read my blog. All my love & best wishes for 2010.
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