Naoko vo, gu – Shonen Knife
– Best of 2011
1. Shonen Knife had 30th anniversary on December 29th.
2. I had very good time during U.K. and EU tour. We played 24 shows. It was great that I could go to some cities of my first visit.
3. I enjoyed 26 shows of our North American tour. I saw many audience.
4. Played at Fuji Rock Festival. It is one of my favorite festival in Japan.
5. Released a Ramones’ cover album “Osaka Ramones”. I was happy to play Ramones songs.
6. I played 22 shows in Japan including NHK radio show, played in Sapporo, Hokkaido and at Osaka Castle. Every show was fun.
7. I went to Japan Open Tennis tournament and saw Rafael Nadal.
8. I saw a show of a Japanese all female 3 piece hard core band “Yellow Machinegun”. They were cool.
9. The Osaka mayoralty election. I expect development of my hometown.
10. Fundraising for Eastern Japan Earthquake and the accident of the nuclear power plant, I hope to revive soon.
Founding member, main vocal, guitarist and principle songwriter of cult Japanese punk-pop band Shonen Knife. Read Naoko’s blog here.