"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

"Keep it simple" by Goh Kurosawa

Dance!
Brazil on my mind!
おどれ!
ブラジル!

"Keep it simple"
「素直にそのままいけ~!!!」

Rock on with love!

\W/

A simpler earlier version available on my album Blue Quiet Sound...
http://www.composelife.com/cd-bqs/
https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/goh1
https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/goh/id1213129850
spotify:album:2lPKPrpZQOzgPHgg15WRNm

For sheet music and lessons (online/private/group/school) check here please...
http://www.composelife.com/goh2school

Elite Acoustics (video features the new 'A6' amplifier to be released in October 2017)
Kaminari Cables
Fishman Rare Earth Blend Soundhole Pickup
Zoom Q8
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
Lowden Guitar
Jack Sanders Guitars

filmed in Los Angeles
cameras by Sansu & Gyo-Kun
short film by Gyo-Kun

「青い女神暗い天使」 by Goh Kurosawa

"Blue Heavenly Bad Honesty" ...what do you think this song is about?
「青い女神暗い天使」 ...この曲感じることできますか?

Sketches of answers are written throughout my dairy right here. Composed within two days, this song was finished the day before yesterday and filmed/recorded on that same fresh day. The song is about the underlying strength and weakness... a blue goddess and dark los angeles... when we embrace them both, we can arrive at the awareness that love will shine through us all.

Rock on with love!

Elite Acoustics (amplifier & cables)
Kaminari Cables
Fishman Rare Earth Blend Soundhole Pickup
Zoom Q8
Nikon 5500 (with 2.8)
Msi Laptop
Vegas Pro 13
iZotope RX4
LeeZen (リゼン; hair stylist)
Martin Strings
Lowden Guitar
Jack Sanders Guitars

filmed in Los Angeles
hand held camera by Sansu
short film by Gyo-Kun

"A Man Is..." by Goh Kurosawa

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A Man Is...

A man is not quick to anger
He’s not one who’s quick to brawl
If you see a man bullying others
He’s not a man at all

A man is not a quitter
He’s not one to turn and run
When the going gets rough, he gets tough
He’ll remain till the job is done

A man takes no satisfaction
in seeing another fail
He encourages all to try
and to believe that they can prevail

A man will never boast or brag
or kick sand in your eye
He’ll stand firm on his conviction
with his head held to the sky

A man will always lend a hand
when he finds a friend in need
His character and his integrity
makes him a true friend indeed

--Mychal Wynn