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    Hello, this is Kaazu Nakamura. Long time no see. It seems it’s almost always “long time no see” when I’m writing a blog.

    I cut my hair today. Well, I didn’t really cut it that drastically or anything. Before when I was playing live, my hair would always get in my mouth and I’d be constantly spitting it out, or it’d enter my nostrils and I’d be blowing it out. I’ve now said goodbye to that kind of a life. Ah, such a relief. Well, I didn’t really cut it that drastically or anything. My head does feel quite a bit lighter though. It’ll be nice if I can headbang more effectively with this. Well, I didn’t really cut it that drastically or anything. This reminds me, lately I’ve been having bad experiences with monsters. Before I’ve noticed it, they’ve cut my fingertips and stuff with blood coming out. Well, they didn’t really cut me that drastically or anything.

    It’s already December, huh. We’re nearing the end of the year. It’s gotten colder lately so let’s do our best to not catch a cold. Especially after shows when you’re all sweaty and it’s easy to get chilly, make sure to change clothes and get warm before returning home. On a day when you’ve gone to a show, your body’s surprisingly prone to catching a cold, so be careful. When back home, let’s be sure to properly wash our hands. Prevention is important.

    Thanks, this was Kaazu Nakamura.


    『Let’s write a blog for a change shall we』

    Good evening, this is Kazuu Nakamura. I’m Kazuu. Hello.

    A belated thank you very much to everyone who attended Akatsuki no Yaon. At the wrap-up party that day, we were having this motsunabe that really packed a punch, and Motsu-sensei aka Junji Ishiwatari decided to order two bowls of motsunabe for our table alone, just because he felt like it. My stomach got filled to the brim with motsu and ever since then my stomach has been digesting it until about yesterday. Thanks to him I missed the chance of trying out a technique I’d heard — “at times of muscular pain, eating protein builds the body.” Damn you, Motsu-sensei. That was delicious!

    As you might know by now, VAMPIRE came 2nd in the Oricon weekly ranking. Thank you. Quite a surprise, huh? Thus, lately I’ve been happily receiving congratulatory mails and phone calls from friends all over. I’m really happy. I’ll continue working my hardest!

    Now then, as it is soon November, it’s right about the season you bring out the kotatsu. With that, here’s mine, with Oronamin C. Though seeing as we’re about to go on tour, I won’t be spending much time at home, but anyway.



    『Summer festivals news flash』

    Hello, this is Kazu. We played the NANO-MUGEN FES today. It was 9mm’s first summer festival of the year and I think we’re off to a most excellent start. It was fun playing in Yokohama after a while and we were treated just awesome by everyone from ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION. We were really happy. I want to play with them again. In Yokohama.

    Ah man, and I also drank pretty violently for the first time in a while. So fun! Phew.


    『Recording news flash 6』

    This is Nakamura in the Kazuhiko. We’ve been recording guitar overdubs yesterday and today. Mainly Taki’s solos (speed picking) and sounds of chaos. He’s always so full of energy. As for me, I’ve been cleaning my pedal board, thinking up setlists for the summer festivals, taking photos of Taki secretly and playing yojijukugo (topic: manga serialized on Jump) with Kamijo.

    Now then, we start vocal recordings tomorrow. I’ll be screaming.


    『Recording news flash 5』

    It’s The Kazuhiko Nakamura. It’s the 5th day. Today we’ve decided were doing an analog re-recording of a song that was also included on our last single, Wildpitch. When recording digitally, you can clean up certain parts where you messed up, fix the entire take and edit with ease. With analog, you can’t do that. Or, if you can, it’s not very often. So with that comes this sense of nervousness, this little high you could say, and you can quite often hear that when listening to the take. When about to record, it feels like you’re going to play live. Also, when recording on tape, there’s also this sort of “flavor” to it that’s not there when recording digitally.

    With that method of analog recording, the songs we did today include the fast one we also played at Mujuuryoku no Cube as well as this song I wrote the other day that just sounds like chaos pretty much all the way through. Junji tried expressing that chaos in a drawing (see picture).

    Now then, tomorrow we’re adding in more guitars and whatnot. I don’t have that much to do anymore so I think I’ll spend my time telling Taki and Takuro that their takes were no good and that they need to redo them.

    With that, goodbye.


    『Recording news flash 4』

    This is Kazuhiko Nakamura. Fourth day of recording. As we’re now four days in, the members are starting to lose their minds. Taki’s trying to break free from the drum part around him. Nice.

    Today’s songs included a silly, farmer-type song as well as an instrumental, beach-themed one we’ve recently been playing live a lot. The instrumental one is dangerous. Beginning with Junji, no one could stop dancing to it. That’s a good sign.

    We’re planning on doing two songs tomorrow as well!
    This was Kazu Nakamura.


    『Recording news flash 3』

    Hello, this is Kazuu Nakamura.
    Even recording is a violent affair for 9mm — Taki’s not even playing anything in that picture.

    We recorded two songs today, too. One of them is a rocker and a future crowd pleaser whereas the other one’s our first song to be over 5 minutes in length, an epic. I predict both of them becoming popular tunes. Oh, and we found that doing 2 songs a day is just right for 9mm.

    It seems today was the Tanabata festival, so I wrote down my wish¹.
    With that, good night.

    ¹I want to stay fresh. Kazu Nakamura


    『Recording news flash 2』

    Hello, this is Kazu Nakamura. Today was the second day of recording. The people in the picture, it looks like they’re testing different guitars and amps. It looks really fun.

    We recorded two songs. One of them is a really danceable song while the other one’s a really high-tension, refined kinda song. Also, I somehow managed to catch the last train today.

    Alright, sleep!


    『Recording news flash』

    Hello, this is Kazu Nakamura. With the ridiculously fun Nipponia Nippon behind us, 9mm rushed straight into recording starting today.

    We recorded two songs today. One of them’s a straight-up simple song whereas the other one’s a little bit tricky. Somehow we managed to record the both of them. They’re cool. I’ll do my best tomorrow, too. Good night. Yes!


    Taki’s stored away under the seat.

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