Friday, March 21, 2008

Haruichiban Festival - This Friday!!

We are pleased to inform you about our WaFoo Live at Haru Ichiban Festival scheduled on this Friday. Our concert is a part of music festival called "Haru Ichiban - A Musical Breeze from Japan" a four-day festival of contemporary Japanese music. On the same night, Michiyo Yagi, koto(Japanese traditional string instrument) virtuoso will play, too. Please come & enjoy Spring Musical Breeze from Japan!

WaFoo Live at Haru Ichiban Festival
Friday, March 21, 2008

Drom -
85 Avenue A (bet. 5 & 6) New York, NY, 10009

Ticket: $25 (one day)
$60 (4 days pass)

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We hope you can make it and look forward to seeing you at the concert!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Magic Eye

Do you guys remember "Magic Eye?" My memory goes back about 15 years or so. I and my college-mates in Australia were trying to figure out what the heck the "magic" was all about. The only things I saw on the book of the "rather strange pictures" were just a bunch of different pattern of some computer graphics page after page. I thought it's some kind of weird psychological test (like Rorschach test). Then my bass instructor at the college told me that I had to see through the pictures and set the focal point further back of the pictures. After he told me that, I finally got it and was amazed with all those three-dimensional stuff on two-dimensional flat papers. Not too many people know but there were the videos of Magic Eye and you could see the moving 3D Magic Eye images on TV. I borrowed the VHS videos from a Blockbuster, put this bulky slab of plastic into the video deck, locked on the TV screen and was burning my eyes whole day. The Magic Eye totally knocked a country boy in Australia down.

Now, fifteen years later, our beloved band-mates of WaFoo, Takeshi and Sanae, found this "rather strange pictures" on a calender hanged on the wall at the rehearsal. Surprisingly this couple had never seen Magic Eye in their lives before.

Takeshi didn't have a clue.

Still working and reading the instruction.

"Oh yeah, I know this. You have to find a little guy in this messy picture." That's "Where's Waldo?" Sanae. Anyway she got the Magic-Eye concept in a couple of minutes.

After a couple of hours of rehearsing, Takeshi picked up the calender again in the break. Still no clue.

Another couple of hours later and after our rehearsal is done, again, he picked up the calender, stood still without blinking and only organs moving in his body were his heart and the apples of his eye balls trying to set different focal point. When we were almost done packing up, suddenly we all heard a middle-aged man in the next room screaming "AAAARRGGGHH! I got it!!" So he finally got it. Congratulations Takeshi. Good job. By the way, we all were enjoying watching you struggling.... for four hours.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

WaFoo MySpace Page

Finally, WaFoo caught up with the trend and made our Myspace page.

It still needs some work (like the bio and stuff...), but I put up some tracks from our debut CD "Organic Mood," so check them out. More importantly, if you have a Myspace page, be sure to sign up as a friend, leave us some comments!!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Haru Ichiban Festival at Drom!

Feb. 27, 2008 - We went to Drom for a meeting about Haru Ichiban Festival from March 18 - 22. (We'll be on Friday, March 21, 2008.)
Drom is newly opend in East Village, beautiful & chic restaurant & lounge. The stage was fully equipped and nicely set. The people who run Drom are very enthusiastic about promoting arts, world culture & artists trying to express themselves in innovative ways. This spirit is what we all are looking for in NYC!
I'm sure Drom will be the main stage for NYC Arts.

drom | 85 Avenue A | New York, NY, 10009 | (212)777-1157