Monday, 2/27 and “Black Coffee” from 2009

This Monday, the 27th, I will be at NB Lounge from 7:30 to 11. 2 weeks in a row, I will have Nobuki on guitar. If you haven’t heard of his playing or haven’t play together yet (for my fellow singer friends), I urge you to check his playing. That’s all I want to say, and that’s all I need to say. Swing with us :)


Monday, February 27
from 7:30 PM to 11PM
@ NB Lounge

    Mamiko Taira (vocal)
    Nobuki Takamen (guitar)

    No Cover, No Minimum
    (yes! Monday is still enforcing No Cover/Minimum policy!)

NB Lounge at the Lombardy Hotel
111 E56th St
between Park and Lexington Avenues
New York, NY 10022


Love and hate relationship of seeing myself on any sort of media including videos and photos and all those “mirror-ish” act is always right “THERE” in my face as long as I engage in performing arts. It is totally unavoidable. Sometimes, I accept them OK. Sometimes, I can’t stand what I do in these things how stupid I sound or look and regretted for the fact I was in it – then, I hear the echoing, haunting melody of Carol King… “baby, it’s too…”

This sound clip is ripped from the video recorded on one of the gig in Japan. The video isn’t too bad, but I wasn’t sure if it’s worth showing (haha!). However, what I sang wasn’t superb or spectacular, but… what can I say… wasn’t too bad. I admit I enjoyed listening to it even today (this was from 2009? Yes? Maybe). I particularly surprised by the attitude I was able to present or capture (the attitude – the secret ingredient to make things happen if you can use it right. AND that is probably the biggest thing I have learned in the college from D.J.)

Will you share the moment with me? Here’s black coffee:

Black Coffee (click the title!)

2 thoughts on “Monday, 2/27 and “Black Coffee” from 2009

  1. Tony! Thank you :)
    I appreciate your words honestly. This was from 2009, and now 2011. I wonder how far I can grow! Hehehe.

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