With this being only a couple of days into my time in Japan I was beginning to feel extreme fatigue from the 20+ hours of flight in recent days. My show at Tsuki was probably the worst things got as I felt groggy from soundcheck onwards and must confess a part of me really wished I just had the time to rest.
However I found enthusiasm from watching a wonderful set by `Little Birds`. Wonderful musicianship from the players Tsutomu and vocals from Hiroyuki served as the perfect wake up call before my set.
Seeing as I was feeling so shakey the set was alarmingly brave for me. 3 new songs plus an old Leon Camfield penned My Pet Junkie number sat amongst two album tracks rarely played so much nowadays.
Ever old Regular `Designed To Stop` had a ridiculous Improvised middle section that involved me looping sections of the drum kit to create a wall of noise.
One Audience member who had seen me play the night before said he really felt this to be my most soulful performance.
I guess sometimes when you`re feeling downtrodden. The best thing to do is go all out.