Photo Dump of Rock Stars I've Met in Japan
"My idea of a good picture is one that's in focus and of a famous person." - Andy Warhol
"If you see something that moves you, and then snap it, you keep a moment." - Linda McCartneyThis is a boring post with photos.... Move along... Nothing to see here folks...
I'm putting these photos up here because they had been on Myspace but Myspace seems to have compressed the hell out of many of them and now they are only icon sized so the digital images are worthless. (You can see them all here - still many are missing!) These are a few that I could save that seem to have escaped massive compression and I don't know where the originals are (I put them on Myspace to save them originally!)
There's tons more that are lost forever it seems. I can't find the photos with Joey Ramone, the Stranglers, Aerosmith and there's so many others that have fallen in the memory hole.... Tons of photos with really famous artists over the years (Japanese artists too)... Poof! Gone!
Oh well... Here's what's left... These are all photos taken between the years 1998 (99?) to 2009 or so... (Oh and a photo of me with a 10-year-old Ricky Martin!)....
Duncan Redmonds of Snuff and Duncan's Divas
Marky Ramone and Alex of Anti-Product
Paul of Maximo Park
Siouxsie Sioux (my wife, Yuka, in front)
Elvis Costello with George Williams (George took better care of his photos than I did. He even has an awesome photo with Jimmy Page!)
Howard Devoto of the Buzzcocks
Jake of Stiff Little Fingers and Bruce of the Jam
Buckcherry (the girl standing up on the left is my wife)
Olga of Toy Dolls (Hey! Why isn't Mike in some of these pictures? Duh! Someone has to hold the camera! - and I can't find the photos with me in them!)
Alex Empire of Atari Teenage Riot
Mike of Suicidal Tendencies
Paul Weller (second from left) Taro Furukawa (far right)
I'm in the white shirt with Menudo. Ricky Martin at 10-years-old is in front with solid blue shirt.
With Shiga san and Yasuha (Japanese TV show, never mind)
With Shinko san and Yukari Morikawa (Yukari had one of the biggest selling and number one hit songs in all of Japan in the 1980s)
That really is daddy Bush. Don't believe me? See here. I've gotten lots of photos with famous politicians in Japan too.