命 Life by Goh Kurosawa

"Life... life with him... life without him... life before her... life after her... life.
I am, I was, and I will always be grateful and thankful."

「 いのち... 彼と共の人生... 彼と別の人生... 彼女の前の人生... 彼女の後の人生... いのち。
今も、昔も、そしていつまでもありがたい感謝の気持ちとこころ、育てます。 」

Upward to Portland by Goh Kurosawa

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Back from Japan after performing/teaching at over 30 places, and getting ready for Unity Fest at Daniel Webster Middle School (fourth to the last photo below is from last year at the festival) in Los Angeles. As always, here are photos I shot during the second half of my tour in Japan. If you have not seen the first half, click " https://goo.gl/4tvpNV " please. Rock on with love!

6/2
Artichoke Music (Portland, OR) 
https://www.artichokemusic.org

6/5
Jefferson Classical Guitar Society (Talent, OR) 
http://jeffersonguitars.org 

6/10
Boys to Men After School Enrichment Program (Burbank, CA) 
http://www.thetymefoundation.com

7/14
Lotus Festival (Los Angeles, CA) 
https://culturela.org/event/38th-annual-lotus-festival/

日本から帰りました。結果的に演奏したり先生したり、また、本当に、本当に、ゆっくりする時間ができました... 最高でした。今夜は明日のユニティーフェスに向け準備を進めています。ここの写真は僕が日本ツアー中に撮ったもので、最後から四番目は去年の ユニティーフェスからです。ツアー前半の写真は " https://goo.gl/4tvpNV " でご覧ください。日本超大好き、次は10月です、よろしく!

SONG OF MYANMAR by Goh Kurosawa

Watch the opening celebration of Si Kyun village school in Myanmar. The end of the video features a special live performance.

ミャンマーのシクイン村学校開校記念のビデオが完成しました。動画最後には特別ライブが収録されています。ぜひご覧ください。

come out come out come out by Goh Kurosawa

\W/

ミャンマー、
米国、
メキシコ国際ギター祭、
日本ツアー、
いい感じです。

今日は5年ぶりの石巻...
いい夜。
ここで出会った方々はギターが、
だ~いすき!!!
エネルギーいただきました。

明日金曜日は仙台、
土曜日はいわき、
日曜日は東京。

http://www.composelife.com/brokentour(ツアー総合情報)

また、
ミャンマーの非公開bootleg動画は...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHl7vPI4ZUQ

あと、
メキシコ国際ギター祭の写真は...
https://www.facebook.com/zihuafest

ぜひみなさん、
come out come out come out...
出かけてください...
https://youtu.be/OZAPnseWNNE (新曲非公開bootleg動画) 

Rock with love. 

\W/

Myanmar,
Pacific Northwest,
Zihua Guitar Fest in Mexico,
now back in Japan,
going well.

5 years later and back in Ishinomaki,
one of the cities that was hit hard by the big earthquake in 2011.

Tonight is a nice night,
the folks here love guitar!!!
I was energized.

Tomorrow Friday in Sendai,
Saturday in Iwaki,
Sunday in Tokyo.

http://www.composelife.com/brokentour (tour schedule)

Live in Myanmar (bootleg)...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHl7vPI4ZUQ 

Photos from Zihua...
https://www.facebook.com/zihuafest

Everybody,
come out come out come out,
go out go out go out...
https://youtu.be/OZAPnseWNNE (unleashed bootleg video from Japan)

Rock with love. 

\W/

Kai & Goh by Goh Kurosawa

Kurosawa Brothers (Kai & Goh)
representing Los Angeles & Japan... rockin' Mexico... @ Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival 2018... the week begins... https://goo.gl/QKb9rK (program)... ROCK!!!

黒沢兄弟(豪快) 
ロスと日本代表... メキシコで... 国際ギターフェス再びヘッドライナー... 今週です... 終了後はそれぞれ日本ツアー... たのしいいです!!!

Mother Power by Goh Kurosawa

Pacific Northwest along Chuckanut Drive

Mother Power... "Don't mess with it!"
ーLynn Handy (mother/nurse/friend)

母親の愛力... 「 宇宙一! 」
ーリン・ハンディ―(母親/看護師/友達)

"Sing" by Goh Kurosawa

"Sing" composed by GOH (guitar)

Towards the end of 2017, I took a lesson with Adam Levy (http://www.adamlevy.com). Adam and I initially met in Mexico where we were headliners at an international music festival. Both of us residing in Los Angeles, we continued to stay in touch. I have always admired Adam for his incredible sense of music and groove. At the end of the lesson, myself being a theory head, I asked what Adam thought about my numerical questions. I don't remember what he exactly said, but he did tell me to let my guitar sing.

2017年の後半に僕はアダム・レビーに個人レッスンを依頼しました。彼と僕は、もともとメキシコの国際音楽フェスで知り合い、その後、ロスに住む我々はいろんな場で音楽を共にしてきました。アダムの音楽とグルーブのセンスは抜群です。レッスンの終わりに僕は理論的質問でアダムにつめました。彼が言ったこと全部は覚えていないですが、彼は確かにギターを歌わせましょうとすすめました。

Kaminari Cables
Fishman Rare Earth Blend Soundhole Pickup
Nikon 5500 (with 2.8)
Msi Laptop
Vegas Pro 13
iZotope RX4
LeeZen (リゼン; hair stylist)
Martin Strings
Honey Beast (Lowden Guitar)
Jack Sanders Guitars

filmed in Los Angeles
cameras by Sansu
short film by Gyokun

Waga-mama by Goh Kurosawa

Waga-mama = My mother = My own self

My brother told me that, when our B-Days arrive... call mom, and tell her... good job! Inspired from the idea was my 40 Waga-mama B-day Bash right around the time of mom's birthday. Waga-mama creatively translates to my mother and my self. We live together, and love together. Thank you mom, thank you all, I am excited about life. Rock on with love!

わがまま = 僕の母 = 僕自身のまま

弟があるとき僕たちの誕生日には母に電話して、「グッドジョブ!」というようなことを伝えようと教えていただきました。動かされた僕は、40歳わがまま誕生祝ライブを母の誕生日を狙ってやりました。わがまま、そのまま... ここでは僕の母、また自分のままでいることでとらえてています。我々は共に生きています、共に愛しています。おかあさんありがとう、みんなありがとう、命を感じています。

"Yuzuri (Sharing 譲り)" by Goh Kurosawa

"Yuzuri (Sharing 譲り)" composed by GOH (guitar)

Sharing; nothing more nothing less. This song is dedicated to Yuzuru Kobayashi. He wanted the ending to sound like as if a thunder was gradually approaching and finally exploding. Originally recorded on my album HITORI (2007), I feel like I am finally getting around to really being able to perform the songs on the album; don't be surprised to see more from HITORI revamped. Thank you 2017, and looking forward to continuing the journey into 2018. Happy holidays & rock on with love!

ゆずりあい、まさにこれです。この曲は、小林譲へのおくりものです。「豪くん、終わりは雷がゆっくり近づいてくる感じにできるかな?」と言われたのをきっかけに最後は盛り上げることにしました。もともと2007年のリリース、アルバム「ひとり」のなかの一曲。ようやくある程度満足して弾けるようになってきています。2017年ありがとう、ジャーニーは2018年へ続く。今後ともよろしくです、みんな、いくぞ!

Elite Acoustics (new 'A655' amplifier to be released in 2018)
Kaminari Cables
Fishman Rare Earth Blend Soundhole Pickup
Nikon 5500 (with 2.8)
Msi Laptop
Vegas Pro 13
iZotope RX4
LeeZen (リゼン; hair stylist)
EHX
MXR (Super Badass Distortion)
Boss
Headway EDB‑2
Martin Strings
Honey Beast (Lowden Guitar)
Jack Sanders Guitars

filmed in Los Angeles
cameras by Sansu
short film by Gyokun

B-Day Bash (Fri Jan 26) by Goh Kurosawa

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⊹Thai food & Star Wars⊹
and this just in... 
「GOH "40 Waga-Mama" B-Day Bash」...
in Los Angeles... Fri, Jan 26 @ ArtShare LA...
Kai (my actual bro) confirmed to perform...
Chuck (brother from another mother) is going...
maybe Sharp Three (https://youtu.be/w27ZxQwzuRQ?t=1m1s)... 
and maybe more, so stay tuned!

⊹タイ料理とスターウォーズ⊹
緊急告知... 
「GOH "わがまま40歳" 誕生祝ライブ決定」...
ロス... 1月26日(金)...おたのしみに!

"Song of Myanmar" by Goh Kurosawa

"Song of Myanmar"

This was my first trip to Myanmar. The climate is quite different from what I am used to in the US and Japan, and I believe it destroyed my Michael Jackson jacket. I was not surprised since I had a hard time breathing at 4am when I went out for a run... things were very much not in the normal conditions I was used to overall. The audio is from a performance I did at one of the schools, and all the footage in this video was shot by myself. Ten years ago, I had a goal to visit a new country every year; I am now revisiting that goal with some flexibility. Myanmar reminded me to live once. People were so nice, and the kids just simply loved to rock... I can be that way, we all can be that way.

Goen Projects Lucky Field
Naomi Hanafusa (花房尚美)
Okimitsu Fukamachi (深町 興光)
Kimiko Watanabe (渡辺 紀美子)
Shuichiro Noguchi (野口 周一郎)
Mayumi Oura (大浦まゆみ)
ANA (全日空 All Nippon Airways)
Elite Acoustics (prototype of 'A655' amplifier)
Kaminari Cables
Fishman Rare Earth Blend Soundhole Pickup
Zoom Q8
Canon VIXIA mini X
Sony Cyber‑shot DSC‑WX300
Msi Laptop
Vegas Pro 13
iZotope RX4
LeeZen (リゼン; hair stylist)
EHX
MXR (Super Badass Distortion)
Boss
Headway EDB‑2
Martin Strings
Lowden Guitar
Jack Sanders Guitars

filmed in Myanmar
music & cameras by GOH (http://www.ComposeLife.com)
short film by Gyo-Kun

Fingers (by Tomihiro Hoshino) by Goh Kurosawa

「 造られたもので目的のないものはないという
 価値のないものもないという
 動かない指を見ながら今日はそのことを思っていた」ー星野富弘

 "It is said that there are no creatures without purpose in their lives.
 It is said that there is nothing worthless.
 I contemplated it today, while I was looking at my motionless fingers." ーTomihiro Hoshino

2017 final (Japan/Myanmar/America) by Goh Kurosawa

 Tour art photo by  Shaverd Yan Photography

Tour art photo by Shaverd Yan Photography

 CD art photos by  Goryo Kuwano

CD art photos by Goryo Kuwano

GOH ~Broken Tour 2017 final (Japan/Myanmar/America)~
theme: "Community Building with My Family My Friends"
テーマ:「マイファミリーマイフレンズ地域社会づくり」

Hi all! I am back in Japan as of yesterday; starting the journey with a live show at ライブハウス鶴ヶ島ハレ (Tsurugashima, Saitama) tonight (Fri Oct 20). Next week in Myanmar for a celebration of the first school opening in Shikui Village, put together by Goen Project, supported by ANA.Japan (All Nippon Arilines) and Elite Acoustics (guitar amp & cables). I will also visit Dream Train (of Japan Heart). Third week, I perform at Life Stage (an assisted living facility in southern Japan) and a cafe they just finished building, as well as a show at LIVE BAR・雷神(Saga, Saga; Sun Nov 5). On Thursday, November 9, I have my first ever one man solo show in Tokyo at Goodstock Tokyo (Ota, Tokyo). Closing the tour this year will be at BRILLIANT STRINGS (Sun Dec 3; Los Angeles, CA).

Oh, and I have a new CD called SOLO (available only at shows). Follow my website (www.ComposeLife.com), and remember one thing... ROCK!

ただいま!昨日帰りました。今夜は埼玉県鶴ヶ島のハレでライブ、来週はミャンマー でシクイ村学校開校記念(Goen Project supported by 全日空 & Elite Acoustics)に参加とJapan HeartのDream Trainで演奏します。11月は佐賀のらいふステージ (http://lifestage.jpn.com) 主催イベントふたつと佐賀の雷神でライブ。続いて11月9日(木)はGoodstockで初のTokyo単独ライブ。今年のしめはロサンゼルス、ブリリアントストリングズ (http://www.brilliantstrings.org) です。

まだ公開されていない新曲2曲含む新CD、SOLO、持ってきています。HP、http://www.composelife.com/j-bio、ご拝見ください。いつでもどこでも素直にそのままいけ~!!!

Tour art photo by Shaverd Yan Photography
CD art photos by Goryo Kuwano Photographer

Courage = 勇気 by Goh Kurosawa

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“Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.” ―John Wayne

「 死ぬほど怖いがそれでも馬に乗る...これが勇気。」―ジョン・ウェイン