Wednesday, March 09, 2011


They say that music is a universal language....well, how about one with subtitles?! LOL!

Hosho took me to a concert Saturday night in the snow, by the lake (add WINDY & SNOWY Lake Michigan!) and at one of my favorite college campuses - Northwestern University. Hi, Delta Zeta/Alpha Alpha chapter!! We went to see AKIKO YANO (RYUICHI SAKAMOTO's ex-wife/pop & jazz singer) and SKOOP ON SOMEBODY (SOS) perform.

SOS performed last summer and we went to see them at Harper College in Palatine IL. It was a nice break after 3 weeks in LA - my father's hospitalization. I needed a diversion and music was the best solution.

Small world! Hosho and the keyboard member, Koichiro-san, were in the same band in college! LOL! So we were able to see them backstage at both concerts. He and vocalist, Take-san, (they are down to two members) were so nice.

I'd like to share one of my favorite songs from SOS! ENJOY!!

These are the pictures from last summer...

and on Saturday...

Then it was off for a late dinner - what a nice date night!

P.S. Linda, your tee shirt is postal! Calling Andrene - email me so that I can send out your tee shirt! Thanks :)


Theresa Tyree said...

Not to change the subject, but OMG! I just woke up to the news about the tsunami in Japan!! I hope and pray all your loved ones are safe and protected!! Please get us an update soon!

Angélique said...

Thank you very much for your comment on my blog. I'm very shocked by it as well and I really hope youre family and friends are all safe and my thoughts and prayers are with all the Japanese people.
*big hugs*

Leslie said...
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Leslie said...

I saw Skoop on Somebody in Toronto last weekend and was blown away by their performance! Take-san has a beautiful voice and Koichiro-san was amazing on the keyboards. Do you know if they are still touring Canada or if they plan on coming back next year?

Margie H said...

Leslie, you didn't leave your email addy so I am responding here.

Yes, I knew they were in Toronto and were supposed to be back in Japan either Sunday or Monday of this week. But with all that was going on over in the TOHOKU Region (Fukushima/Sendai), they were stuck in Chicago. We were supposed to have dinner with them Sunday night but Hosho was sick. I wish I can answer your question but I am not sure when they'll be back next. I would search their web site for that information. Sorry!

Leslie said...

Thank you very much for your reply. I'll check out their website & if you hear of any encore performances please drop me a line

Very tragic events in Japan - I hope your family is safe. My relatives are in Hiroshima and apparently did not feel the quake however the radiation threat is distressing.