Tag Archives: Bruce Kulick


28 Mar

Some items I’ve heard on the news recently:

  • A woman in her fifties asked a man in his twenties to stop playing a noisy video game on a crowded commuter train in Saitama, Japan.
    At which, he became irate and insulting…and began to punch her in the face!
    He managed to break the woman’s jaw before other commuters restrained him!
  • Another man in his twenties pushed a elderly woman off of a train platform in front of an oncoming train at 東京駅 (Tokyo Station).
    She was hit by the train…but luckily the train was already coming to a stop and her injuries weren’t life threatening! The man, of course, is being charged with attempted murder.
  • Beginning April 1, 2009, Japan Railway (JR) train stations in Japan will become completely “smoke free“.
    Currently, every station has designated smoking areas…but starting next Wednesday (April 1), every station will be entirely “no smoking”.
  • There is a new disturbing current trend among teenagers in America. It’s called “xting“.
    “Sëxting” is the act of teenagers (usually girls) taking photos of themselves n@ked or semi-n@ked with their cell-phone camera and emailing them to friends.
  • Toyota (currently the #1 car maker in the world) may be forced to help bail-out America’s “Big 3” car makers (Ford, GM, and Chrysler).
  • The American rock band KISS is planning to release their first studio album of new songs in eleven years in September 2009.



9 Mar

Gene Simmons is on the cover of this month issue of Burrn! magazine again.


Gene Simmons is the bass player in my favorite rock band, KISS. And Burrn! magazine is Japan’s best hard rock / heavy metal magazine.

The reason Gene Simmons is on the current cover of Burrn! is because KISS‘s comprehensive DVD set called “KISSology” will be released here in Japan this month.

KISSology vol.1

KISSology vol.1

KISSology vol 2

KISSology vol 2

KISSology vol 3

KISSology vol 3

Thanks to my friend Masa for letting me know about this.
(BTW, I first met Masa ten years ago this week! (Masa, let’s go out for a beer soon!)).

Another Interview

1 Sep

I just added another email interview to my website’s “Interviews” page.

This interview is with Bruce Kulick.

Click here to read it.

I really love Japan and Tokyo is very fascinating.

[Bruce Kulick]


29 Jun

Next week is 七夕 (Tanabata).
Click here to read my short FAQ post about “Tanabata”.

The shopping street near our house has begun to decorate for it a couple days ago. They put up bamboo trees, paper lanterns, and other decorations. The local school children will write their wishes on a piece of paper to be tied to the trees.

Here’s a picture I took of the decorated street:

We’ll put a bamboo tree on our porch next week, as we do every year…and my kids, my wife and I will attach papers with our wishes written on them.

My wife and I always write the same thing: that our kids will have a happy, healthy life.


Yesterday at lunchtime, a comedian who is starting to become popular was scheduled to perform at a store not too far from where we live.

We planned to go watch him…but we all woke up too late to get there on time, so we went to our kids’ favorite shopping mall instead.

But it started me thinking of famous people that I’ve met on the streets of Tokyo.

I met and talked to:
乙武 洋匡 (Ototake Hirotada) (an author who became a school teacher, who was born without arms or legs),

Eric Singer (the American drummer who was in many bands including KISS),

Bruce Kulick (the American guitarist who was also in KISS),

Carmine Appice (another American drummer. He’s called “Carmine Sensei” in Japan)…I helped design his website also,

Eddie Van Halen,

Sean Lennon (John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s son),

and 琴欧洲 Kotooshu (the Bulgarian Sumo wrestler).

Have you ever met a celebrity?


We have a pet turtle.

His name is 亀吉くん (Kamekichi).

It’s fun to watch him eat. I took a video of it (it’s not a real clear video and he’s not eating as ferociously as he usually does 😦 Maybe I’ll take a new video of him another day.)