Jun 20, 2011

Chiba Yusuke-Random Junks

Credit to Mr Snkupo from last.fm, copypasted from his journal here. The art is from 'milonogiannis' flickr gallery

•Is an avid collector of records. Used to have his own television segment where he introduced them to the audience.

•Played the violin when he was a kid. Once appeared on stage at the Budokan. Ran away from the classroom half of all the times he went there.

•Struggles with asthma.

•Was at a complete loss of words one time he appeared on the

•Does not have a cellphone, but knows how to use a fax.

•Likes drinking, but is not good at holding alcohol.

•Smokes. Prefers Lucky Strike.

•Convinced a reporter to switch from another brand to Lucky Strike, but seemed to have forgotten about it the next time he met said reporter.

•Horrified of frogs and Kappa. Has said that he’d probably cry if he ever met one.

•Practically always writes the lyrics for all of the bands he’s been part of.

•Used to shoplift paint thinner and tobacco when he was in middle school.

•In October 2006, his forgetfulness was so bad he frequently had to ask the other members to remind him of the opening words in “Nude Rider” when performing live.

•Upon experiencing a hand cramp, once shouted “Hands! Hands!”. A staff member misunderstood and gave him a handshake.

•In a similar situation, he once shouted “Lyrics! Lyrics!”. Since it was close to Valentine’s Day, a staff member gave him sweets. NOTE: the pronunciation for “sweets” and “lyrics” are pretty much identical in Japanese.

•Likes the TV program “Today’s dog (kyou no wanko). Sometimes cries to it.

•One time before TMGE’s debut on Triad, he tried to stage dive. The audience moved away, resulting in Chiba hurting his back. Didn’t got to his part-time job the next day.

•Shortly after TMGE’s debut, a live show was cancelled after Chiba did not return after stage diving.

•Sometimes wakes up because of his own sleep-talking.

• Was once on the verge of tears because of the noise coming from his fridge.

•Was once seen drinking beer on the shinkansen bound for Nagoya. For some reason seemed like he was about to cry.

•Has lied about the origin of the name “thee michelle gun elephant” on several occasions, referring to the names of fridge producers, wanting to fly in the sky on an elephant etc. The real (and by now widely known) origin was someone mis-reading the band name “machinegun etiquette”.

•Also used to lie about his history as a member of other bands

•Once said he has a rival called Yoshio. Has not explained who this is.

•Spent a long time mistakenly calling drummer Kuhara Kazuyuki “Nobuo”. Kuhara gave up trying to correct him.

•During TMGE’s live shows in Los Angeles, worried so much about the staff, equipment, and illumination that the band almost cancelled the whole thing. In the end Chiba said “let’s just do it!” Everything went just fine.

•Guitarist Abe Futoshi’s parents once sent their son oyster. Chiba took it all, made fried oyster, and ate half of it, before letting the rest go to waste.

•Thought that strawberries could be planted and grown into trees.

•The only band member who has been a passenger with Chiba driving the car, is Kuhara Kazuyuki.

Conclusion; Chiba is a crybaby.

1 comment:

Hamsandwich said...

This is AMAZING. Your blog is AMAZING. I love TMGE, Rosso, The Birthday and just Chiba Yusuke in general,so I'm in heaven looking through your posts right now. Expect many more gleeful comments from me in the near future.