Trip Procrastination…I Mean Planning

Soooo…..where to start eh? Well as most of you know we are heading of to the land of the rising sun in 10 days (July 7) and will be gone for the entire month of July (back Aug 4). This blog will be our fun way to document our trip, we’ll post blurbs/movies/pics and the like to keep you all entertained and to let you know we haven’t killed each other yet. You can subscribe to the blog via email and when we update it you’ll be notified. You can also comment on each post and all the piccies that will be posted up.

So where are we going exactly? Well we aren’t entirely sure ourselves, but the map below should shed some light on what we kinda have in mind.

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So that squiggly blue line is where we sort think we are going. We fly into Narita airport and from there we are going to Tokyo. We are staying 3 nights at Asakusa Ryokan Toukaisou. in theory it’s supposed to be pretty easy to get to from the airport but knowing the ‘great’ Carr sence of direction I suspect it might be more of an adventure then we think 😀    While we are in Tokyo we’ll probably check out Tokyo Disneyland and other such coolio places in the neighbourhood before we take off.  We have lots of options if you check out the map below. It shows the trains and how long it takes to get to places nearby.

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Eventually we’ll make our way to Osaka/Kyoto/Kobe….possibly Hiroshima & Mt. Fuji, then make our way up to Toyama and then eventually back to Tokyo (we’ll be in Tokyo by the 27th so we can catch the massive fireworks festival). For the most part though we’ll be checking out various festivals and the like and when we get tired of one place we’ll move on to the next.

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Music To Move

NEON TREES

Like their name, Neon Trees are a combination of slick pop hooks and sturdy organic rock, both catchy and hard-hitting, their songs, delivered with the kind of heart-on-the-sleeve passion that only comes from hard work and commitment. Take hook-happy new wave, add to it the classic-rock story-telling humanity and leaven with other-worldly charisma, and you begin to understand the palette Neon Trees are working from. There debut album Habbits, featureing the single ‘Animal’, is a kick ass collection of new wave alternative rock with a twist. They are headlining the summer 2010 Bang the Gong Tour with Paper Tounges and Civil Twilight.

[Calling My Name]
  

 

EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS 

Alternative, Indie, mixed with Neo-psychedelia, Edward Sharpe is defietly a unique mix. Their song “Home” was voted number 15 on the Australian Triple J Hottest 100, 2009 countdown, the largest music poll in the world.

[Home]

 

CIVIL TWILIGHT

Originally hailing from Cape Town, South Africa, Civil Twilight is a power trio that draws similarities with Muse, Pilot Speed, and other like-minded bands with impassioned vocals and stirring, alt-rock music. “Letters From The Sky” was featured at the end of Episode 11 of  Harper’s Island. In addition to this, the song was also featured on One Tree Hill. 

[Letters From The Sky]

 

EVREN

A killer freestyle rapper, accomplished recording engineer, and a master of melody, MC’s like Evren only come once in a lifetime. Intelligent yet accessible, exotic yet familiar, Evren’s music is very hard not to like. Evren is an artist who continues to extend his artistic capacities, keeping his substantial and eclectic fan base moving to the very last beat. From his first solo album to the anticipated upcoming release of Little Bit of love, Evren has never lost sight of his roots, his culture or his code.

[Do I Go]