Friday, January 9, 2009

So it begins

It's been more than 6 years since I moved to California from Tokyo. Until recently I wasn't able to do much music activity, but finally I'm getting back to it like I did in Tokyo, or even more actively.

There are so many talented musicians in the Bay Area, and I feel so lucky that I can play music with them. It's true, however, that this is not New York or Tokyo and there are not so many music venues (especially jazz) in this area.

"Why don't I use Internet as my venue then?"

Yes, I'm in Silicon Valley, the capital of Internet. Everything I need to publish music to Internet is ready here. Adobe, Apple, YouTube, Blogger.com, Google, Facebook, ... so it perfectly makes sense to experiment "jazz music in the Internet era" in this place.

I happened to own an old HD video camera from my old work, so all I had to do is to get a multi-track recorder to add good audio to it. I didn't want to use the built-in microphone on video camera because it catches too much noise. Korg D888 was my choice. It can record 8 tracks at a time, and it's so compact and mobile. Very cool.

My primary goal here at okada.fm is to introduce the talented musicians in the Bay Area to the world, mainly through the weekly jazz live I run at Sumika, a restaurant in Los Altos. I hope you'll like it. Please sit back, relax and enjoy!

1 comment:

Rob said...

I like what you're doing here, and I'll follow with a great interest.

(volvoxburger @ youtube)