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マイク・ロジャース!「ザ・外人グルメ」!のぐるなび ippin(イッピン)の新しい記事がアップされました!

ワイ!ワイ!外人グルメのぐるなび のippin(イッピン)の新しい記事がアップされました!

観て!観て!読んでください!

全てのカップルにお薦め!パートナーへの満足度が高くなるイタリア産ワイン

お小遣い制が世界をハッピーにする! 

「女性の皆さん、イケメン外人(R)の小話の世界へようこそ。

前回は、イケメン外人(R)には気をつけて!という話をしたけど、今回は「全ての男は危険である」というお話。僕はこの話をするのに一番適した人間だと思うよ。なぜかって?僕は今まで2回離婚して、3回結婚しているから、男がどれくらい危険なのかを知っているエキスパートなのです!

男性には以下の問題の中にどれかひとつ当てはまるものがあります。

1) お酒
2) ギャンブル
3) 女性

そう、その通り!もし、あなたにパートナーがいたら、この中の少なくても1つは問題を抱えているはず。僕は過去に全部の問題を抱えていました!そんなどうしようもない男といい関係性を保つ方法は簡単です。」

つづき?ココをクリック!r.gnavi.co.jp/ippin/article-3576/

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Looking for great deals on cheap eats in Japan?:

Gaijin Gourmet! The Best, Most Delicious Soba Restaurant in Shibuya and Shinjuku robot55.jp/blog/gaijin-gourmet-the-best-most-delicious-soba-restaurant-in-shibuya-and-shinjuku/

Gaijin Gourmet – Hamazushi! Tokyo’s Best Robot Sushi! robot55.jp/blog/gaijin-gourmet-hamazushi-tokyos-best-robot-sushi/

Gaijin Gourmet – Sukiya! Japan’s Best Gyudon (Beef Bowl) robot55.jp/blog/gaijin-gourmet-sukiya-japans-best-gyudon-beef-bowl/

Gaijin Gourmet Advice for Foreign Gentlemen Living in Japan!
http://robot55.jp/blog/gaijin-gourmet-advice-for-foreign-gentlemen-living-in-japan/

Gaijin Gourmet – Best Soba Chain in Tokyo?Yude Taro and ¥220 Draft Beer?! robot55.jp/blog/gaijin-gourmet-best-soba-chain-in-tokyo?yude-taro-and-¥220-draft-beer/

Gaijin Gourmet: The Best Premium Salad Bar in Tokyo? – Sizzler in Setagaya robot55.jp/blog/gaijin-gourmet-the-best-premium-salad-bar-in-tokyo-sizzler-in-setagaya/

Gaijin Gourmet! Great Cheap and Delicious Soba in Gaienmae on Ginza Line! robot55.jp/blog/gaijin-gourmet-great-cheap-and-delicious-soba-in-gaienmae-on-ginza-line/

The Gaijin Gourmet: The Best Salad Bar Deal in Tokyo at Big Boy – My Favorite Rock N Roll Diner!! robot55.jp/blog/the-gaijin-gourmet-the-best-salad-bar-deal-in-tokyo-at-big-boy-my-favorite-rock-n-roll-diner/

Tokyo’s Best Cheap Sushi is in Okachimachi!? 東京の一番安くて美味しい寿司屋?御徒町にあるの? http://robot55.jp/blog/tokyos-best-cheap-sushi-in-okachimachi/

The Gaijin Gourmet: Soba Wars At Hanzomon Station in Tokyo robot55.jp/blog/gaijin-gourmet-soba-wars-at-hanzomon-station-in-tokyo/

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At Robot55 we make video productions for businesses and services and products, but we also pride ourselves on making videos for art and music. Our starting price is ¥70,000 and we are sure we can work out something that fits your budget. Oh, and we love making band videos too! Contact us! contact@robot55.jp

ROBOT55 はビジネス、商業、製品紹介動画の制作のみならず、アートや音楽の映像も創っております。ビジネス動画においてはウェブ動画時代の到来に合わせ、お求めや すい¥70,000という格安価格より承ります。ご予算に応じて皆様にご満足のいく高品質動画を制作致します。勿論インディー・バンド向けPV制作も行っ ております。よ!
コチラよりお気軽にお問い合わせ下さいませ♬

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Tokyo Under $5 a Meal! – The Gaijin Gourmet!

You CAN get a great meal in Tokyo, for under $5 USD! Really!

Where to find that information? Right here! Well, the Gaijin Gourmet (that’s me) has been blogging Gaijin Gourmet articles showing you where to go to get the best deals in Japan here at the Robot55.jp site. 

Besides articles on where to find these places, at Robot55, we’ll be starting an entire video series introducing these places where you can get a great, healthy, safe and delicious meal for under $5 USD! These videos will be in English for folks coming to Japan and looking for the best places to eat well on a budget.

I have already written about the best budget sushi chain in Japan (see below); the best noodles shops; and the best places to get salads! Here’s a recent post in the series:

Gaijin Gourmet – Sukiya! Japan’s Best Gyudon (Beef Bowl) robot55.jp/blog/gaijin-gourmet-sukiya-japans-best-gyudon-beef-bowl/


Here’s a snippet:

The restaurant is Sukiya. Sukiya has almost 2000 shops in Japan so they are everywhere you are. And most Sukiya shops are open 24 hours a day. The only shop that has more restaurants is McBurgers, but I don’t have to introduce them to you. A few reasons: 1) McBurgers is not healthy. You don’t want your kids, or yourself, to be eating that stuff. 2) Sukiya has an extremely healthy menu with lots of very reasonably priced and delicious items. 3) The kids love Sukiya!

 Sukiya is a “Beef Bowl” chain. That means they specialize in serving some cooked meats on a bed of rice. It’s delicious and the price will drop your jaw. Since I am watching my weight, whenever I go to Sukiya, I always order the salad (there’s no salt or dressing on it, you add those yourself if you wish) and the “Healthy Gyudon” (that is called, “Gyudon Light” on the menu.) It is “light” because the calories are so low because this delicious menu item has a block of Tofu instead of the rice.
Sukiya is the ultimate answer to travelers on a budget who want to eat healthy and food that is not full of salt and oil. I give Sukiya 5+ stars. Seriously, I think you can’t beat them for taste, quality, cleanliness and price. A high quality, healthy and (Japanese style) low calorie meal can be had for as little as ¥380.
I usually order Gyudon Light (¥380 yen) and a salad (¥100) and drink the tea (free). I’m happy, I’ve eaten healthy and the damages? ¥480. Are you sitting down? That’s about $4 USD and THERE IS NO TIPPING!”

Folks, this morning set at Sukiya with a baked salmon, rice, pickled veggies and miso soup is under $4 (USD!) Incredible! 

I’ll be writing a bunch more of these in the coming months (the plan is to write at least one a week, so I hope you’ll go to check it out on Robot55.jp

If you are on Facebook, please come and “Like” our Facebook page and then you’ll see the new articles when they are posted.

So check it out, OK?

For now, here’s a whole bunch of them!

Looking for great deals on cheap eats in Japan?:

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Looking for great deals on cheap eats in Japan?:

Gaijin Gourmet! The Best, Most Delicious Soba Restaurant in Shibuya and Shinjuku robot55.jp/blog/gaijin-gourmet-the-best-most-delicious-soba-restaurant-in-shibuya-and-shinjuku/

Gaijin Gourmet – Hamazushi! Tokyo’s Best Robot Sushi! robot55.jp/blog/gaijin-gourmet-hamazushi-tokyos-best-robot-sushi/

Gaijin Gourmet – Sukiya! Japan’s Best Gyudon (Beef Bowl) robot55.jp/blog/gaijin-gourmet-sukiya-japans-best-gyudon-beef-bowl/

Gaijin Gourmet Advice for Foreign Gentlemen Living in Japan!
http://robot55.jp/blog/gaijin-gourmet-advice-for-foreign-gentlemen-living-in-japan/

Gaijin Gourmet – Best Soba Chain in Tokyo?Yude Taro and ¥220 Draft Beer?! robot55.jp/blog/gaijin-gourmet-best-soba-chain-in-tokyo?yude-taro-and-¥220-draft-beer/

Gaijin Gourmet: The Best Premium Salad Bar in Tokyo? – Sizzler in Setagaya robot55.jp/blog/gaijin-gourmet-the-best-premium-salad-bar-in-tokyo-sizzler-in-setagaya/

Gaijin Gourmet! Great Cheap and Delicious Soba in Gaienmae on Ginza Line! robot55.jp/blog/gaijin-gourmet-great-cheap-and-delicious-soba-in-gaienmae-on-ginza-line/

The Gaijin Gourmet: The Best Salad Bar Deal in Tokyo at Big Boy – My Favorite Rock N Roll Diner!! robot55.jp/blog/the-gaijin-gourmet-the-best-salad-bar-deal-in-tokyo-at-big-boy-my-favorite-rock-n-roll-diner/

Tokyo’s Best Cheap Sushi is in Okachimachi!? 東京の一番安くて美味しい寿司屋?御徒町にあるの? http://robot55.jp/blog/tokyos-best-cheap-sushi-in-okachimachi/

Gaijin Gourmet – Beware! The Worst Noodle Restaurant in Tokyo? robot55.jp/blog/gaijin-gourmet-beware-the-worst-noodle-restaurants-in-tokyo/

The Gaijin Gourmet: Soba Wars At Hanzomon Station in Tokyo robot55.jp/blog/gaijin-gourmet-soba-wars-at-hanzomon-station-in-tokyo/

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At Robot55 we make video productions for businesses and services and products, but we also pride ourselves on making videos for art and music. Our starting price is ¥70,000 and we are sure we can work out something that fits your budget. Oh, and we love making band videos too! Contact us! contact@robot55.jp

ROBOT55 はビジネス、商業、製品紹介動画の制作のみならず、アートや音楽の映像も創っております。ビジネス動画においてはウェブ動画時代の到来に合わせ、お求めや すい¥70,000という格安価格より承ります。ご予算に応じて皆様にご満足のいく高品質動画を制作致します。勿論インディー・バンド向けPV制作も行っ ております。よ!
コチラよりお気軽にお問い合わせ下さいませ♬

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The Top 3 Videos for August 28, 2015! Glam Skanks, Messer Chups, Lillies and Remains, Tommy Henriksen

Time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artists for the week of August 28, 2015!

First up is an all-female Metal/Glam band from Los Angeles. Metaladies publication wrote: “In 2013, Glam Skanks hit the Los Angeles music scene with a new take on rock & roll. There’s glitter, there’s hooks with the sparkle of Bowie and the glimmer of Aerosmith.” 

#3) Glam Skanks -“Wild Soul” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtrtYu1f0MU

At #2 is everybody’s favorite band from St. Petersburg, Russia, Messer Chups. These guys take Surf Rock to a totally out of this world angle! Awesomely cool! They should be on the air constantly.

#2) Messer Chups – Insomnia of the Mummies Tomb  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RxmG7pLQh8

At #1 this week is a Japanese act from Kyoto, Japan. Wikipedia says: “Lillies and Remains is a Japanese New Wave/Post-Punk/New Wave rock/Alternative rock band.” They are a trio and if you liked Depeche Mode, you’ll love this.
#1) Lillies and Remains – BODY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIda_odnbqA

This week’s Bonus Track comes from our girl in Hawaii, Cindy Kona! Cindy has an ear to the vibe and sends us this cool track from the guitarist for Alice Cooper, Tommy Henriksen! Check it out!

BONUS TRACK! Tommy Henriksen – All My Heroes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_y9mo0TcoI

That’s it for this week. See you next week!

Hey! We’re making a “Japanese Rock N Roll Ghost Story” Movie. Please check out the trailer (with full English subtitles!) at the very top of this link: https://www.makuake.com/en/project/rock

Scene from “A Japanese Rock ‘n’ Roll Ghost Story”

PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

The Top 3 Videos for August 21, 2015! Hanni El Khatib, Louise Distras, Veruca Salt, Japan’s Own The Plashments robot55.jp/blog/the-top-3-videos-for-august-21-2015-hanni-el-khatib-louise-distras-veruca-salt-japans-own-the-plashments/

The Top 3 Videos for August 14, 2015! Messer Chups, Sir Psyko, Love Zombies and The Privates! robot55.jp/blog/the-top-3-videos-for-august-14-2015-messer-chups-sir-psyko-love-zombies-and-the-privates/

The Top 3 Videos for August 8, 2015! Surfer Blood, The Let’s Go’s, Bonsai Kitten and The Jigsaw Seen robot55.jp/blog/the-top-3-videos-for-august-8-2015-surfer-blood-the-lets-gos-bonsai-kitten-and-the-jigsaw-seen/

The Top 3 Videos for July 31, 2015! The Havenots, Westkust, Kid Wave and the Mutants! robot55.jp/blog/the-top-3-videos-for-july-31-2015-the-havenots-westkust-kid-wave-and-the-mutants/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for July 25, 2015! Red Bacteria Vacuum! Perrosky! Rocket and the Atomic Stooges from Japan! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-july-25-2015-red-bacteria-vacuum-perrosky-rocket-and-the-atomic-stooges-from-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for July 17, 2015! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-july-17-2015/

Top 3 Videos for July 10, 2015! Kill My Coquette, The Black Delta Movement, Palaye Royale and Japan’s Own The Villianz! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-july-10-2015-kill-my-coquette-the-black-delta-movement-palaye-royale-and-japans-own-the-villianz/

Top 3 Videos for July 04, 2015! Yak, Pins, Mirror Trap and Japan’s Own T-Jiros! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-july-04-2015-yak-pins-mirror-trap-japans-own-t-jiros/

Top 3 Videos for June 19, 2015! Kid’s on a Crime Spree! Zella Day! Drenge! Tokyo’s Own Watanabe’s! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-june-19-2015-kids-on-a-crime-spree-zella-day-drenge-tokyos-own-watanabes/

Top 3 Videos for June 19, 2015! Top 3 Indies Artist’s Videos! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-june-19-2015-top-3-indies-artists-videos/

Top 3 Videos for June 16, 2015! Top 3 Indies Artist’s Videos! Dog Party, Ex Hex, Taffy and the History of Apple Pie! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-june-16-2015-top-3-indies-artists-videos-dog-party-ex-hex-taffy-and-the-history-of-apple-pie/

Top 3 Videos for June 11, 2015! And Japanese Rockabilly Band, Bobby’s Bar! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-june-11-2015-and-japanese-rockabilly-band-bobbys-bar/

Top 3 Videos for June 5, 2015! And Japanese Punk Band, the 50 Kaitenz! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-june-5-2015-and-japanese-punk-band-the-50-kaitenz/

Top 3 Artists Videos for June 2, 2015 – It’s Girl’s Nite Out and taffy! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-artists-videos-for-june-2-2015-its-girls-nite-out-and-taffy/

MORE TOP 3 VIDEOS COLUMN SEARCH: http://robot55.jp/?s=Top+3+videos

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Gaijin Gourmet! New Delicious Yakitori (Chicken BBQ on Sticks) In Futakotamagawa!

Finally! There’s a delicious Yakitori (BBQ chicken on sticks) in Futakotamagawa. I am a regular there and went there again last night to participate in the venue’s fare and was, as usual, quite pleased.

http://youtu.be/htPvQMqEo8c

(The above video was made by Ken Nishikawa and me! If you are interested in an inexpensive video advertising solution for your business, contact Robot55! contact@robot55.jp)

The shop’s name is “Flat.” It is a 5 minute walk from Futakotamagawa station on the Den-en-Toshi Line. (Two stops by express train – six by local train – from Shibuya). It is on the side of the station a few minutes walk from Takashimaya so it’s a great place to go if the ladies want to go shopping too! 

Downstairs seats 12. Upstairs “Zasshiki” (japanese floor tatami style) Seats about 10.

Room for about 12 to seat on the first floor and a standing bar for four people or so. On the second floor, there is a tatami room that seats ten. 

Friendly, polite staff

Friendly staff and a spic and span cleanliness (always a must for the Gaijin Gourmet!)

Spotless kitchen

The kitchen is kept spotless and anyone can easily view the food preparation. The standing bar is directly opposite the barbecue rack (to the left of this picture) so anyone can see how clean and spotless the facilities are.

It says, (ふらっと 炭火焼)”Flat Sumibiyaki” (sumibiyaki means “cooked over charcoal”) 

All the cooked chicken items I had were very delicious. 

I don’t like dethawed frozen meats and the menu at Flat had fresh chicken. Delicious. It is about ¥160 per piece, which is a tad bit pricy, but like I said, it is not frozen meats so the taste is superb… Good Yakitori never needs sauce and only salt. I don’t even use salt so I can really taste good meat. This place has good quality chicken! Fresh!

The owner and head chef is Shimodai san. If you go there, tell him “Mike sent you!”

Flat

4-10-1 Tamagawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo

東京都世田谷区玉川4−10−1

Tel: 03-6313-1445

(If you want to have a party of more than 4 or so, better call first, this place gets packed!)

Map URL: http://yahoo.jp/LQhUnd

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Looking for great deals on cheap eats in Japan?:

Gaijin Gourmet! The Best, Most Delicious Soba Restaurant in Shibuya and Shinjuku robot55.jp/blog/gaijin-gourmet-the-best-most-delicious-soba-restaurant-in-shibuya-and-shinjuku/

Gaijin Gourmet – Hamazushi! Tokyo’s Best Robot Sushi! robot55.jp/blog/gaijin-gourmet-hamazushi-tokyos-best-robot-sushi/

Gaijin Gourmet – Sukiya! Japan’s Best Gyudon (Beef Bowl) robot55.jp/blog/gaijin-gourmet-sukiya-japans-best-gyudon-beef-bowl/

Gaijin Gourmet Advice for Foreign Gentlemen Living in Japan!
http://robot55.jp/blog/gaijin-gourmet-advice-for-foreign-gentlemen-living-in-japan/

Gaijin Gourmet – Best Soba Chain in Tokyo?Yude Taro and ¥220 Draft Beer?! robot55.jp/blog/gaijin-gourmet-best-soba-chain-in-tokyo?yude-taro-and-¥220-draft-beer/

Gaijin Gourmet: The Best Premium Salad Bar in Tokyo? – Sizzler in Setagaya robot55.jp/blog/gaijin-gourmet-the-best-premium-salad-bar-in-tokyo-sizzler-in-setagaya/

Gaijin Gourmet! Great Cheap and Delicious Soba in Gaienmae on Ginza Line! robot55.jp/blog/gaijin-gourmet-great-cheap-and-delicious-soba-in-gaienmae-on-ginza-line/

The Gaijin Gourmet: The Best Salad Bar Deal in Tokyo at Big Boy – My Favorite Rock N Roll Diner!! robot55.jp/blog/the-gaijin-gourmet-the-best-salad-bar-deal-in-tokyo-at-big-boy-my-favorite-rock-n-roll-diner/

Tokyo’s Best Cheap Sushi is in Okachimachi!? 東京の一番安くて美味しい寿司屋?御徒町にあるの? http://robot55.jp/blog/tokyos-best-cheap-sushi-in-okachimachi/

Gaijin Gourmet – Beware! The Worst Noodle Restaurant in Tokyo? robot55.jp/blog/gaijin-gourmet-beware-the-worst-noodle-restaurants-in-tokyo/

The Gaijin Gourmet: Soba Wars At Hanzomon Station in Tokyo robot55.jp/blog/gaijin-gourmet-soba-wars-at-hanzomon-station-in-tokyo/

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At Robot55 we make video productions for businesses and services and products, but we also pride ourselves on making videos for art and music. Our starting price is ¥70,000 and we are sure we can work out something that fits your budget. Oh, and we love making band videos too! Contact us! contact@robot55.jp

ROBOT55 はビジネス、商業、製品紹介動画の制作のみならず、アートや音楽の映像も創っております。ビジネス動画においてはウェブ動画時代の到来に合わせ、お求めや すい¥70,000という格安価格より承ります。ご予算に応じて皆様にご満足のいく高品質動画を制作致します。勿論インディー・バンド向けPV制作も行っ ております。よ!
コチラよりお気軽にお問い合わせ下さいませ♬

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The Teen Titans, Guitar Wolf, Puffy Amiyumi and Me – A True Story

Wow! Today is another true story! I’m going to brag about the rock stars I hobnob with! (Snore!)

Everyone has seen the animation “Teen Titans,” right? The theme song for that animation was sang by Japan’s Puffy Amiyumi, and, on that song, the mighty Guitar Wolf’s lead vocal and guitarist, Seiji, played guitar solo.

My now 11-year-old son really liked Teen Titans (we don’t have a TV so we sometimes let him watch DVDs – a few times). So he really liked that theme song. The animation? He didn’t like that so much.

But, yesterday I came home from a TV show recording and then  I showed him the photo of Seiji and me (at the top of this post) and asked him if he remembered that “guy who played guitar in the Teen Titans theme song”?

His eyes grew wide and he said, “Yeah! Dad! I remember!”

“That’s him!” I said. My son was mightily impressed!

Then we both watched the theme song video on Youtube once again together!

Check it. It is awesomely cool!

Puffy Ami Yumi – Teen Titans  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhhOMceBJv8

OK. That’s the Teen Titans…. I’ve also known (not well because they are big stars) Puffy for a long time too… Kind of…

Well, anyway, one half of Puffy Amiyumi, Yumi, was on a TV show on WOWOW TV a little while back that I worked on. I didn’t do anything, I just worked on the show. When I saw her, I said, “Hi Yumi! Dod you remember me?” Of course she said, “Yes!” but I could tell by the look in her eyes, she didn’t.

That’s OK, she probably thought my face was familiar but all foreigners look alike! (Bwa! Ha! Ha!)

Puffy were also the main hosts of a TV show that George Williams was on (I’m George’s manager) and that must have been 15~20 years ago too.

A few months ago, at Wowow, I took my photo with Yumi… But I can’t find it now (of course). And, of course, I can’t find any of the really old photos…. But I will post them here if and when I do.

Anyway, Puffy Amiyumi are cool and this video for “Teen Titans” was seen around the world!… Also, did you notice something “funny” right after Seiji’s “guital” solo?

Seiji of Guitar Wolf stars in the guitar solo for the theme song of Teen Titans... They spelled it "Guitalist"????

Seiji of Guitar Wolf stars in the guitar solo for the theme song of Teen Titans… They spelled it “Guitalist”????

Yeah. That’s right. They misspelled “Guitarist.”

OK. Very funny guys. You know they intentionally misspelled it… Pretty humorous if you ask me.

Anyway, onto Guitar Wolf. I’ve known Seiji from Guitar Wolf for a very long time too, over 20 years. Seiji has been a guest on many TV and radio shows I’ve worked on or produced for a very long time. Seiji appears on my shows because we are some of the few programs radical enough to play them. The photo at the very top of this article is Seiji and me from yesterday. He was a guest on a TV program that I produce.

Yesterday was the first time I have seen Seiji in nearly 10 years! When I saw him, I said, “Hi Seiji! Do you remember me?” Of course he said, “Yes!” but I could tell by the look in his eyes, he didn’t. That’s OK, Seiji is just like me and we both drink too much. I can’t remember what happened this morning!

Seiji probably thought my face was familiar but all foreigners look alike! (Bwa! Ha! Ha!)

Seiji is cool. I do have an old photo of me and Seiji and Guitar Wolf from a very long time ago. This might have been around 1991 or so. That’s me on the far left in the blue Hawaiian shirt.

Guitar Wolf visits "Channel G" (circa 1991)

Guitar Wolf visits “Channel G” (circa 1991)

When Guitar Wolf came to the radio station in the photo above, we really got drunk! It was a great time!

And we, er, uh…. We uh…. uh….

Let me see… What was I talking about? Getting drunk? Guitar Wolf? Ummm…. I forgot….

Oh yeah, now I remember! Seiji also is the guest vocalist on the Mutants new single, “Dead Beat Generation”! We’ve been playing it on the radio and it was on the Top 3 Video Countdown at the end of July! Check it out!

The Mutants “Dead Beat Generation” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ePusZGB68I

Anyway, what’s the point? I don’t know. Does there need to be a point? Probably not when we’re talking about the awesome Guitar Wolf!

Thanks Guitar Wolf! Thanks Puffy Amiyumi! Thanks to you all for at least one good memory from a childhood! (and a chance for dad to brag years later!)

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The Top 3 Videos for August 21, 2015! Hanni El Khatib, Louise Distras, Veruca Salt, Japan’s Own The Plashments

Time once again for the Top 3 Indies artist’s videos for the week of August 21, 2015!

First up is a video that I tried a couple of years ago to get on another countdown that I worked on. But no! The hardcore fundamentalists who ran that TV station wouldn’t allow it! Those folks idea of hard core porn is a Victoria’s Secret catalogue! So, a couple of years late is still better than never, here’s Hanni El Khatib! Hanni El Khatib is a first-generation American, is the son of a Palestinian father and a Filipino mother. He worked as a creative director for a skateboard fashion label and for an advertising agency before starting musical career blending blues, folk and garage rock into songs designed (in his words) “for anyone who has ever been shot or hit by a train.” This is awesome!

Hanni El Khatib – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wx_ESYOAq9U

At #2 is Louise Distras who is really making waves. The UK newspaper, The Guardian says,  “Bold, brainy and ballsy, Louise Distras represents nothing less than the rebirth of British punk; reinvented for a new generation”.

Louise Distras – Bullets https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uF2hpYAIPHw


At this week’s #1 is Veruca Salt. They are an American alternative rock band founded in Chicago, Illinois, United States, in 1993. They broke on March 14, 2012 up but reunited on March 15, 2015 almost exactly three years later to the day.

#1) Veruca Salt – Laughing In The Sugar Bowl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMeYDS9kZcE

Next up is a band from Japan that I think you are going to like, the are a 4-piece rock band name the Plashments. The Plashments formed in Tokyo in 2008. They create a British rock sound with a taste of the New York punk. I hear that one of these guys was a fan of my radio show a long time ago so they must not be idiots and they have some good taste and some fucking common sense! Ha! Ha! Ha!

I think you’ll like this! Check it out! The Plashments are hot!

FREEBIE! The Plashments – Quartette https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mL5TrnwwfZk

That’s it for this week. See you next week!

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PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

The Top 3 Videos for August 14, 2015! Messer Chups, Sir Psyko, Love Zombies and The Privates! robot55.jp/blog/the-top-3-videos-for-august-14-2015-messer-chups-sir-psyko-love-zombies-and-the-privates/

The Top 3 Videos for August 8, 2015! Surfer Blood, The Let’s Go’s, Bonsai Kitten and The Jigsaw Seen robot55.jp/blog/the-top-3-videos-for-august-8-2015-surfer-blood-the-lets-gos-bonsai-kitten-and-the-jigsaw-seen/

The Top 3 Videos for July 31, 2015! The Havenots, Westkust, Kid Wave and the Mutants! robot55.jp/blog/the-top-3-videos-for-july-31-2015-the-havenots-westkust-kid-wave-and-the-mutants/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for July 25, 2015! Red Bacteria Vacuum! Perrosky! Rocket and the Atomic Stooges from Japan! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-july-25-2015-red-bacteria-vacuum-perrosky-rocket-and-the-atomic-stooges-from-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for July 17, 2015! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-july-17-2015/

Top 3 Videos for July 10, 2015! Kill My Coquette, The Black Delta Movement, Palaye Royale and Japan’s Own The Villianz! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-july-10-2015-kill-my-coquette-the-black-delta-movement-palaye-royale-and-japans-own-the-villianz/

Top 3 Videos for July 04, 2015! Yak, Pins, Mirror Trap and Japan’s Own T-Jiros! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-july-04-2015-yak-pins-mirror-trap-japans-own-t-jiros/

Top 3 Videos for June 19, 2015! Kid’s on a Crime Spree! Zella Day! Drenge! Tokyo’s Own Watanabe’s! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-june-19-2015-kids-on-a-crime-spree-zella-day-drenge-tokyos-own-watanabes/

Top 3 Videos for June 19, 2015! Top 3 Indies Artist’s Videos! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-june-19-2015-top-3-indies-artists-videos/

Top 3 Videos for June 16, 2015! Top 3 Indies Artist’s Videos! Dog Party, Ex Hex, Taffy and the History of Apple Pie! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-june-16-2015-top-3-indies-artists-videos-dog-party-ex-hex-taffy-and-the-history-of-apple-pie/

Top 3 Videos for June 11, 2015! And Japanese Rockabilly Band, Bobby’s Bar! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-june-11-2015-and-japanese-rockabilly-band-bobbys-bar/

Top 3 Videos for June 5, 2015! And Japanese Punk Band, the 50 Kaitenz! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-june-5-2015-and-japanese-punk-band-the-50-kaitenz/

Top 3 Artists Videos for June 2, 2015 – It’s Girl’s Nite Out and taffy! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-artists-videos-for-june-2-2015-its-girls-nite-out-and-taffy/

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A Japanese Rock ‘N’ Roll Ghost Storyがまたまた取り上げられました。よ!

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Gaijin Gourmet! マイク・ロジャース!「ザ・外人グルメ」がぐるナビの「ippin」(イッピン)のキュレーターデビュー! 

Mike has his high-falutin’ major Japanese gourmet magazine debut recommending classy wine and best ways to ask girls out on a date! Click the link to see the article: ココをクリイク:Gurunavi 「Ippin」”The Gaijin Gourmet!” (http://r.gnavi.co.jp/ippin/article-3487/)

ラジオDJ、起業家、ブロガー、映像ディレクター、文筆家と多才なマイク・ロジャース。そんな彼に新たに「料理批評家」という顔が加わった!

今夜のデート、どこに行こう?と困った貴方の救世主であるあの「ぐるナビ」の「Ippin」でマイクのレギュラー・コラムが満を辞して遂に始動!

今日も都内の何処かでワンコインの至高の逸品を探して続けている孤独のグルメ、マイクのペンから目が離せないぞ!
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Looking for great deals on cheap eats in Japan?:

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Gaijin Gourmet – Hamazushi! Tokyo’s Best Robot Sushi! robot55.jp/blog/gaijin-gourmet-hamazushi-tokyos-best-robot-sushi/

Gaijin Gourmet – Sukiya! Japan’s Best Gyudon (Beef Bowl) robot55.jp/blog/gaijin-gourmet-sukiya-japans-best-gyudon-beef-bowl/

Gaijin Gourmet Advice for Foreign Gentlemen Living in Japan!
http://robot55.jp/blog/gaijin-gourmet-advice-for-foreign-gentlemen-living-in-japan/

Gaijin Gourmet – Best Soba Chain in Tokyo?Yude Taro and ¥220 Draft Beer?! robot55.jp/blog/gaijin-gourmet-best-soba-chain-in-tokyo?yude-taro-and-¥220-draft-beer/

Gaijin Gourmet: The Best Premium Salad Bar in Tokyo? – Sizzler in Setagaya robot55.jp/blog/gaijin-gourmet-the-best-premium-salad-bar-in-tokyo-sizzler-in-setagaya/

Gaijin Gourmet! Great Cheap and Delicious Soba in Gaienmae on Ginza Line! robot55.jp/blog/gaijin-gourmet-great-cheap-and-delicious-soba-in-gaienmae-on-ginza-line/

The Gaijin Gourmet: The Best Salad Bar Deal in Tokyo at Big Boy – My Favorite Rock N Roll Diner!! robot55.jp/blog/the-gaijin-gourmet-the-best-salad-bar-deal-in-tokyo-at-big-boy-my-favorite-rock-n-roll-diner/

Tokyo’s Best Cheap Sushi is in Okachimachi!? 東京の一番安くて美味しい寿司屋?御徒町にあるの? http://robot55.jp/blog/tokyos-best-cheap-sushi-in-okachimachi/

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The Top 3 Videos for August 14, 2015! Messer Chups, Sir Psyko, Love Zombies and The Privates!

Welcome! Hey! We’re making a “Japanese Rock N Roll Ghost Story” Movie. Please check out the trailer (with full English subtitles!)

More information is here: https://www.makuake.com/en/project/rock

Now, let’s get to this week’s Top 3 Indies artist’s videos! And you are gonna dig this shit! For some weird reason, the first three artist’s songs or band names have to do with UFO’s, monsters and zombies. I don’t know how that happened, it just did. Maybe we are heading for the Zombie Apocalypse?

First up? Messer Chups. Messer Chups is an experimental band from St. Petersburg, Russia. Messer Chups’ music often features a foundation of surf drums on which they build collages of samples from odd sources, like jazz, east European animation soundtracks, and American B-pictures. On top of that they lay guitar solos and theremin. Check it out. This is hot!

#3) Messer chups “Go Satan Go” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxTOrZDgzbA

Next up is a Psychobilly band named, “Sir Psyko and his Monsters.” They claim to be Austria’s finest Psychobilly band and they formed in 2006. I guess they have a pretty healthy following in Japan too!

#2) Sir Psyko and his Monsters – “PSYCHOTIC CALL”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-8jg0X4Zp8

At this week’s #1 is a band that was sent to me by Kona Cindy! In fact, that’s two #1 hits on our countdown for two weeks in a row that were sent by Kona Cindy! (Last week was Bonsai Kitten!) The Love Zombies are a five piece band from London fronted by American singer Hollis J. There site says, “…(the) band mixes punk rock energy and catchy melodies with influences from The Ramones and Blondie to Paramore and No Doubt.”

#1) Love Zombies – Be Honest https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtEnBg9w8uI

And this week’s Bonus Track is by Japan’s own the Privates. The Privates have been big in Japan’s rock scene for over 30 years and they are still going strong. The simplest description that I can give westerners is by describing them as the “Japanese Buzzcocks.” Anyway, I went to a private house party on Wednesday night (it was a great party! Thanks Jyoti and Anil!) and had the pleasure of watch the Private’s lead vocalist, Tatsuji Nobuhara perform a few songs on an acoustic guitar. It was fab! This is one of the songs he played for us… By the way, Tatsuji Nobuhara is one of the main actors in a “Japanese Rock ‘n’ Roll Ghost Story” movie. You can see him in the trailer above or  by clicking here (trailer at top of page): https://www.makuake.com/en/project/rock

BONUS TRACK: The Privates – Just One More Kiss https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfoJESgkjAo

That’s it for this week. See you next week!

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The Top 3 Videos for August 8, 2015! Surfer Blood, The Let’s Go’s, Bonsai Kitten and The Jigsaw Seen robot55.jp/blog/the-top-3-videos-for-august-8-2015-surfer-blood-the-lets-gos-bonsai-kitten-and-the-jigsaw-seen/

The Top 3 Videos for July 31, 2015! The Havenots, Westkust, Kid Wave and the Mutants! robot55.jp/blog/the-top-3-videos-for-july-31-2015-the-havenots-westkust-kid-wave-and-the-mutants/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for July 25, 2015! Red Bacteria Vacuum! Perrosky! Rocket and the Atomic Stooges from Japan! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-july-25-2015-red-bacteria-vacuum-perrosky-rocket-and-the-atomic-stooges-from-japan/

Top 3 Indies Artist Videos for July 17, 2015! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-artist-videos-for-july-17-2015/

Top 3 Videos for July 10, 2015! Kill My Coquette, The Black Delta Movement, Palaye Royale and Japan’s Own The Villianz! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-july-10-2015-kill-my-coquette-the-black-delta-movement-palaye-royale-and-japans-own-the-villianz/

Top 3 Videos for July 04, 2015! Yak, Pins, Mirror Trap and Japan’s Own T-Jiros! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-july-04-2015-yak-pins-mirror-trap-japans-own-t-jiros/

Top 3 Videos for June 19, 2015! Kid’s on a Crime Spree! Zella Day! Drenge! Tokyo’s Own Watanabe’s! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-june-19-2015-kids-on-a-crime-spree-zella-day-drenge-tokyos-own-watanabes/

Top 3 Videos for June 19, 2015! Top 3 Indies Artist’s Videos! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-june-19-2015-top-3-indies-artists-videos/

Top 3 Videos for June 16, 2015! Top 3 Indies Artist’s Videos! Dog Party, Ex Hex, Taffy and the History of Apple Pie! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-june-16-2015-top-3-indies-artists-videos-dog-party-ex-hex-taffy-and-the-history-of-apple-pie/

Top 3 Videos for June 11, 2015! And Japanese Rockabilly Band, Bobby’s Bar! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-june-11-2015-and-japanese-rockabilly-band-bobbys-bar/

Top 3 Videos for June 5, 2015! And Japanese Punk Band, the 50 Kaitenz! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-june-5-2015-and-japanese-punk-band-the-50-kaitenz/

Top 3 Artists Videos for June 2, 2015 – It’s Girl’s Nite Out and taffy! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-artists-videos-for-june-2-2015-its-girls-nite-out-and-taffy/

MORE TOP 3 VIDEOS COLUMN SEARCH: http://robot55.jp/?s=Top+3+videos

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Gaijin Gourmet – Beware! The Worst Noodle Restaurant in Tokyo?

Welcome to another installment of the Gaijin Gourmet. Today we are definitely scrapping the bottom of the barrel for, er, “restaurants” and cheap places to eat. Today I was asked to write a review of “Donbei.”

Donbei is a, er, “restaurant” on Shibuya Japan Railways (JR) Yamanote Line Platform. I use the term, “restaurant” loosely because Donbei only serves instant noodles! Get it? They only pour hot water into plastic bowls of instant noodles!

Do you call that a “restaurant”? Are you kidding me?

As most of you could probably guess by the high quality prose available in the Gaijin Gourmet ®, I get paid a thousand dollars per word ® for each of these articles I write! But I was chewing off my fingernails wondering if I should accept or decline this, er, “restaurant” review. But, for the good of humanity, I decided to persevere and move forward.

I’ve eaten school lunches; I’ve eaten convenience store bento; I’ve even eaten my first girlfriend’s souffle she made for me as a bizarre dating experiement! Urgh!

But this? What had hell wroth?

A “restaurant” review of an establishment that pours hot water into instant noodles??? What? The same kind of instant noodles that the convenience store sells for ¥120 yen?

I wrote a one word review: “No!”

Then my editor said they wouldn’t pay me for just one word. Cheapskates!

I then wrote a two word review that said, “Absolutely not!”

Still, even at more than twice the letterage, that wasn’t enough for the slave drivers that run Robot55!

I explained that if I wrote more than two words, I could do nothing but devolve into lines of invective and how much I hate instant noodles and hate myself for actually even considering for a moment in accepting this assignment.

The Gaijin Gourmet® might be a cheapskate, that I often have a beer* at home before going out to drink just to save money, but even he has to draw the line somewhere! (*= Actually a cheap beer substitute like Happoshu.)

I have my pride!!!!

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Close up of the front panel of Donbei

Now, normally, the Gaijin Gourmet’s job is to show you, dear reader, how you can get a great meal, in an expensive city like Tokyo, for under $5 (USD). That’s my mission and I’m sticking with it. There’s a bunch of links below that point you, dear reader, into the right direction for some delicious, healthy and inexpensive food for you and the whole family (I have four kids too!)

But, today? Today is different! Today worse than a can of tuna that’s twenty years past expiration date! Today’s post is similar to my warning about asking Japanese girls on a date (please refer to: Gaijin Gourmet Advice for Foreign Gentlemen Living in Japan!); today is a warning to STAY AWAY from noodle restaurant’s that are on train platform’s or inside of the train or subway stations.

Generally, speaking, they can be cheap, but if a noodle shop is inside the train or subway station, then it’s a good bet that they are all mostly TERRIBLE!

Front of Donbei at Shibuya Station

Front of Donbei at Shibuya Station

And, of all the terrible “restaurants” that exist in Tokyo, today I have the displeasure of warning you to STAY AWAY from Donbei at Shibuya JR Station (it’s on the platform heading towards Shinjuku). This place might be the worst noodle shop in all of Japan!

There were actually three customers there at lunch time!

There were actually three customers there at lunch time! You kidding me????

“The worst in Japan? How that be?” you say? Well, it looks like a nice restaurant from outside, but all they serve are instant noodles! Really. No kidding. You buy a ticket from the ticket meal machine and then hand it to the kitchen staff and they rip open an instant noodle pack and pour in hot water!

And people actually go there? WTF?! Are you kidding me???? I thought people only eat this kind of instant noodles when they are at home late at night; or when there’s a typhoon and they are stuck at the office! You mean, people actually go outside and eat this stuff? Voluntarily?!

This is either a sick joke or some genius idea! I’m not sure!

Well, I can say the kitchen is spotless... Should be when the only thing they do is boil water.

Well, I can say the kitchen is spotless… Should be when the only thing they do is boil water.

You know, I don’t eat this sort of instant ramen at home anyway. I used to. But this stuff isn’t all that healthy for you, you know? It’s all just chemicals reconstituted and reformed to look and taste like food. It isn’t real food. Stay away from all these sorts of places!

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Ah, the second time I looked inside it was about 2 pm… It was empty. Any surprises there?

The above photo was the second time I actually looked inside this fine dining establishment. It was the last….

You know, it takes hard work becoming the best at anything, be it a restaurant, a band, a company, anything… It also takes an incredible amount of effort to be the worst…. If you think you’ve eaten at some terrible places, then I suggest that you go out an try Donbei so that you can actually realize just how lucky you’ve been so far!

I figure Donbei must be some sort of promotional gimmick… Because there’s no way they are making any money doing this since the place is always empty… And, here I am, promoting this place with today’s post. Sheesh! For all I know, because of this article, Donbei will become a famous must-see tourist attraction in Shibuya for foreigners before the Tokyo Olympics.

Move over Hachiko (the dog statue)! Donbei has arrived – and you don’t even have to leave the station!

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Gaijin Gourmet Advice for Foreign Gentlemen Living in Japan!
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