Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013!

Happy New Year, everyone!

So many things have happened in the year 2012.
Sure things, unsure things, lovely things, not-so-lovely things…
but the 100% sure thing was that I have been blessed with the love and support
from friends and family throughout the year 2012.
That’s how I was able to keep on singing.
Thank you very much for being there for me.
I couldn’t have concluded my 2012 without your help and support.

To think of a new year,
yep, I am about to figure out my new year’s resolutions – not all of them, but partially to share with you guys…

Wearing the colors that I always believed it won’t go well on me = RED

    Funny resolutions, yes? Yes. I admit.

    I always liked the color of red as an accent color
    for stationary or accessories, but not on something I wear – clothing and makeup.
    Then, I have just realized when I was flipping some art books in a book store
    that there are so many shades of Red in this world.

    “There should be the Red that I can wear.”

    If there’s such Red, the Red and I should have a fateful encounter, no?
    Then, I should enjoy it, no?
    WHY NOT!?

    So I put down the Red on my list for this year.
    And interesting thing is that this concept (I would translate it as “being positive”)
    can be applied to other things.
    I just should’ve written down “being positive” on my list, then!?


    Let’s keep it as is, the Red!

The first gig in this year: Blue Note Brunch on Sunday, January 27

This isn’t the resolution nor the color of Red.
My first leader gig in this year is scheduled on Sunday, January 27 at Blue Note.

It is almost 5 ~ 6 years ago when the last time I have performed at Blue Note.
Well, can’t even describe well how happy I am to be able to be back with my favorite people
as my (belated) celebration of my CD release and my (belated) birthday.

The flyer isn’t ready yet, but let me give you the detail:

Sunday, January 27
Mamiko 4 at Blue Note

(12:30PM & 2:30 PM)

Mamiko Taira (vocal)
Toru Dodo (piano)
Steve Whipple (bass)
and Shinnosuke Takahashi (drums)

CD will be available for sale on the day of the performance.
If you’d like to pick up the copy before January 27,
please visit or today!



昼間の仕事先のライブラリーにつぶやき進化論 「140字」がGoogleを超える! が入ったので借りて読んでみてる。去年の夏に出たものだから、中身の鮮度という意味ではどうなのか分からないが、とりあえずスイスイ読める。英語版も後からサックリ流し読み、後ほどしたいな、と思った(のは、出てくる単語できちんと訳されてないか、誤植なのか確かめたくなるものが出てきたので・笑)。




ってことで、24日(月)は、NB Loungeの日、


Monday, January 24
from 7:30 to 11 PM
@ NB Lounge
111 E56th St
(bet Park and Lex)
New York, NY 10022

Mamiko Taira (vocal)
Toru Dodo (piano)

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