Why Don't I Do It?

Monday morning, Memorial Day weekend, I woke up early enough (better said my dog woke me up) and decided to just slap some songs together I have been listening to (on and off again) for the past few weeks. Some old, some not. I was surprised to record this mix in just one take.

It actually took longer to upload this mix than to record it! Crappy wifi kept on fading out on me. (I need to buy a new router.)

And since my early summer included my recent trip to Japan, I figure this is a good time to share a few of my pictures with you guys.

Early Summer Mix Tracklist
Clinic - Come Into Our Room
The Turtles -Happy Together (Wade Nichols Edit)
Chez Jankel - Get Yourself Together (Hercules & Love Affair House Mix)
The African Dream - Makin' A Living
Sally Shapiro - I'll Be By Your Side (Tensnake Remix)
(some beats from LCD Soundsystem - Time to Get Away (Gucci Soundsystem Remix))
The Knife - Silent Shout (Live in Gothenburg)
Cut Copy - Hearts on Fire (Joakim Remix)
Free Blood - The Royal Family (ACTH Remix)
Joakim - Lonely Hearts

MP3: Early Summer Mix (YSI)

Famous Glico running man billboard at the Dōtonbori Bridge in the heart of Osaka's entertainment district. Originally installed in 1935, the giant athlete is a symbol of Glico candy.

Inspiration for movies like Blade Runner and Black Rain in the Dōtonbori district.

House in an upscale suburb of Osaka.

Underside of an umbrella in Kyoto.
The top of Monkey Mountain in Arashiyama area of Kyoto where (surprise) Japanese monkeys (macaques) roam free.

Guardian of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kyoto

Wishing well I am pretty sure in Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kyoto

Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kyoto

Shops were typically a surprise since I could not read the signs to know what was inside.

新幹線, Shinkansen (bullet train) to Tokyo.

Shibuya crossing reportedly the world's busiest intersection. All traffic, in all directions stops and everyone scrambles to get where they are going.

Dinner was always a surprise. Here we have some of the ingredients for Okonomiyaki.

Seafood is everywhere.

View from the New York Bar at the Park Hyatt. Yes, where Bill Murray had drinks with Scarlett Johansson in that movie.

Forget trying to figure out the Tokyo metro map written in Kanji. But the Japanese are very friendly and helpful. I even had people approach me asking if I needed help (I did).


Harajuku station. You can see a couple of the Lolita girls just hanging out.

Hello Kitty floor at Kiddy Land.

Barrels of sake donated to the Meiji Shrine.

One of the world's largest Torii (gate) leading to the Meiji Shrine complex.

Mt. Fuji from the bullet train.

HOME! Downtown Miami, the engine covered up my apartment building.


EAT said...
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EAT said...

I must say, those are some beautiful pictures! They made the Far East seem less intimdating than most (I have an irrational fear of eating in Asia, irrational since there's not much chance I'll be going anytime soon, or ever). I saw on Eddy's blog you have a Canon? Please give me the heads up. I'd love to know which one ya got.

Chris said...

What a little Miami bloggin' community we got here...

I have two... the REALLY good pics are from my beloved Canon G9. Only Renzo (my dog) gets more lovin'.

My other Canon is an older Powershot pocket cam. They don't make it anymore but there are a ton of newer models.

The G9 has image stabilization which REALLY helps with the night shots. The newer pocket cams have this too. It's much more important than pixels (in fact the most I shot with was 6 or 7 megapixels).

Ray Milian said...

finally the pics come! woo!! pretty amazing stuff!

Ray Milian said...

p.s. my computer fan busted this week, hence no posts. just got a replacement computer today so trying to get my itunes back up to speed. be back pronto...

EAT said...

Thanks, Chris! You're such an awesomely informative dude. I was sort of growing tired of my tiny Canon Elph. I was actually considering one with a little more meat. Thanks again! Peace.