Talc Tour: Day 1

I set off Monday at 10am and am writing this from our hotel in Tokyo having travelled pretty much without sleeping. So I reckon that’s around 22hrs and it’ll be another 4hrs on top of that before sleep in order to adjust to local time over here. We’re 8hrs ahead of GMT.

We’re staying at the excellently named ‘Hotel Excellent’. I can’t seem to get my phone to send photos to this machine so I can’t post the amazing view from my window of a metal wall but take my word for it, it’s a sight to behold.

[edit, here it is]

The view from my room in Hotel Excellent

I’ve brought three books with me for the journey. I read most of Ben and Roz Zander’s ‘The Art Of Possibility’ on the journey here. It’s a fantastic book. I heard about Benjamin Zander from his great TED talk. Here. Also I’ve got Philippe Petit’s book To Reach The Clouds, and A.C. Grayling’s Liberty in the Age of Terror. Should make those bullet train journeys fly by. Oh, wait…

Off to get some trainers/sports gear from the Puma factory now. Not sure what that’s all about.

Looking forward to playing tomorrow.

Missing my family intensely.

More soon…

Comments on Talc Tour: Day 1

  1. Tatsuru says:

    Thanks so much for the email Mike!

    Hope you have a wonderful time over here….

    I wish I could make it to see you play at one of your gigs, but unfortunately I live a bit too far from where you play….I live in Sapporo, Hokkaido.
    (you can find Sapporo in the map you’ve posted in the previous comment…..look up north!!!!!)

    All the best for the tour. I’m sure Japan will treat you well!

    1. Mike Outram says:

      Hey Tatsuru, Ah well, I’ll have to come back and play in Sapporo one day! Japan is amazing, I love it.

      Hope all is good with you :) Send me some of the music you’re up to! Be nice to hear you now.

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