Friday, April 30, 2004
Meeting with the ever-charming Audrey -- a member of OK FRED's secret inner circle -- today at BAPE cafe in Minami Aoyama. Depending on your point of view, this cafe is either the coolest place in TKO or the weakest; You know who you are, and so do I for that matter.
Anyway, I hadn't seen her for a while, not since we were having drinks with 1/2 of Discom, Tujiko, OK FREDders, and a host of others: models, pimps, etc., etc. Since then, she's hopped over to San Fran to do some interview for the mag, and seems as busy as ever, since she's working hard to make the upcoming issue of OK FRED the best ever...and I'm sure she'll succeed! As you all know by now, the focus is on 'Raptop' (yes, another word that I'm officially coining here) or that particular confluence of the Rap and the Laptop worlds.
So speaking of a differernt kind of 'Raptopper', I'm planning to run into Audrey again this weekend at the 'rapuoke' ('laptop orchestra') event in Ryogoku, kindly hosted by Mr. P., that guy who isn't from Quebec. It looks like this time it was billed in REALTOKYO, so actually I'm kind of, ummm...apprehensive...as to who'll show up to 'jam' Oh, and is there anyone out there who can explain to me why it is that laptoppers seem to have some kind of carte blanche when it comes to 'jam sessions'? We all know that 'jam band/session' is a four letter word in America, or at least the cool part of it!
Well, I guess I'll just have to keep my trusty Zippo handy, and be prepared to shout out drunken requests, starting with 'Freebird' or something of that ilk.