Unboxing Akihabara Gashapon

In this video I will show you some Gashapon I took home from Tokyo, Japan. Gashapon are little capsules filled with many different kinds of small toys. Vending machines with Gashapon are very popular in Tokyo since you will find them everywhere. But the best place to go is the district of Akihabara. Gashapon toys cost between 200 to 500 Yen. Some are cute, some are nice. And some are crazy beyond belief.

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Jean Michel Jarre live @ Halle Münsterland - Electronica Tour

On Monday, November 21, 2016 Jean-Michel Jarre came back to germany for another concert of his current tour.This time he played in Münster. The french musician performed many new tracks from his Electronica project and some of his all time hits. Once again he played »Oxygene 17«.from his his forthcoming album »Oxygene 3«. 

Equinoxe 4 / Glory live @ Halle Münsterland on YouTube
The Time Machine live @ Halle Münsterland on YouTube
Brick England live @ Halle Münsterland on YouTube
Oxygene 17 live @ Halle Münsterland on YouTube

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Setlist

The Heart of Noise, Part 1
The Heart of Noise, Part 2
Automatic, Part 2
Oxygène 2
Circus
Web Spinner
Exit
Equinoxe 7
Conquistador
Oxygene 8
Zero Gravity (Above & Beyond Remix)
Souvenir de Chine
Immortals
Brick England
The Architect
Oxygene 4
Equinoxe 4 / Glory
Glory
The Time Machine

Encore:
Oxygene 17
Stardust

Martin Barre & Band live @ Piano, Dortmund

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Nach über vierzig Jahren als Leadgitarrist von Jethro Tull ging Martin Barre erneut mit seiner eigenen Band auf Tour. Ein Auftritt in Deutschland führe die Gruppe in das Musiktheater Piano in Dortmund. Direkt zu Beginn versprach Barre, Stücke aus dem Tull  Repertoire zu spielen, die bei Konzerten in der Vergangenheit wenig Beachtung fanden. Zuschauer kamen in den Genuss von den fast vergessenen Liedern Sea Lion, Teacher und Skating Away. Alle gespielt als harte Rock Stücke. Bei  Minstrel in the Gallery verzichtete die Band komplett auf den einleitenden Teil und startete sofort mit harten Riffs. Martin Barre, 69 Jahre alt, spielte in bester Form.
Als Mitglied von Jethro Tull ist Martin Barre als Komponist wenig aufgefallen doch seine eigenen Stücke sind hörenswert. Vom aktuellen Album spielte er Moment of Madness und das Titelstück Back to Steel. Um das Programm abzurunden gab es den Klassiker Eleanor Rigby von den Beatles. 
Verstärkung bekam Barre und seine Band auf der Bühne von Alex Hart und Becca Langford. Die zwei Frauen lieferten bei einigen Stücken den Hintergrundgesang und übernahmen zusätzlich die Aufgabe der Vorgruppe. Zwei weitere Frauen an Posaunen sorgen für weitere musikalische Vielfalt.
Nach zwei Stunden verschwanden Martin Barre und seine Band von der Bühne um kurz darauf für eine Zugabe zurückzukehren. Entsprechend der Tradition aus Jethro Tull Zeiten wurde zum Finale das Stück Locomotive Breath gespielt. In diesem Moment vermisste man dann doch ein wenig die exzentrische Querflöte eines Ian Anderson. Trotzdem schaffte Martin Barre es ohne Mühe ein Feuerwerk aus Rock und Blues abzufeuern und beim Publikum Begeisterung auszulösen.
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After more than forty years as lead guitarist of Jethro Tull, Martin Barre went on tour again with his own band. A performance in Germany led the group to the »Musiktheater Piano« in Dortmund. Right at the beginning, Barre promised to play pieces from the Tull repertoire, which had not received much attention during concerts in the past. Spectators came to enjoy the almost forgotten songs of Sea Lion, Teacher and Skating Away. All played as hard rock pieces. At Minstrel in the Gallery, the band completely abandoned the introductory section and immediately began with hard riffs. Martin Barre, 69 years old, played in the best form.
As a member of Jethro Tull, Martin Barre is little known as a composer but his own songs are audible. From the current album, he played Moment of Madness and the title Back to Steel. To round off the program there was the classic Eleanor Rigby from the Beatles.
Reinforcement got Barre and his band on stage by Alex Hart and Becca Langford. The two women gave the background vocals for some pieces and also took over the task of the opening act. Two other women at trombones provide more musical diversity.
After two hours Martin Barre and his band disappeared from the stage only to return shortly afterwards for an encore. Following the tradition from Jethro Tull the piece Locomotive Breath was played to the finale. At that moment you missed a bit the eccentric flute of an Ian Anderson. Nevertheless, Martin Barre managed to fire a fireworks of rock and blues without any effort and to spark the audience's enthusiasm.

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Setlist
Hammer
To Cry You a Song
Minstrel in the Gallery
Steal Your Heart Away
Back to SteelPlay Video
Eleanor Rigby
Love Story
Nothing to Say
Sea Lion
Sweet Dream
Skating Away on the Thin Ice of the New Day
Thick as a Brick
Blackest Eyes
Sea of Vanity
Cross Road Blues
A Jig / Hymn 43
Bad Man
Moment of Madness
A Song for Jeffrey
Teacher
Fat Man
New Day Yesterday


Encore
Locomotive Breath

Tokyo Travel - Nezu Shrine

In this video we will visit the peaceful Nezu Shrine in the heart of Tokyo. Follow the tunnel of red Torii gates up the hill and enjoy the view.
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Jean Michel Jarre live @ ISS Dome Düsseldorf - Electronica Tour

On Saturday, October 22. 2016 the french Godfather of electronic music came to Düsseldorf as part of his latest tour. Jarre played many of the new tracks from his Electronica project and some of his all time hits. As a surprise for the audience he also played a new track from his forthcoming album »Oxygene 3« called »Oxygene 17«.

The Time Machine - Live @ ISS Dome on youtube
Stardust - Live @ ISS Dome on youtube

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Setlist
The Heart of Noise, Part 1
The Heart of Noise, Part 2
Automatic, Part 2
Oxygène 2
Circus
Web Spinner
Exit
Equinoxe 7
Conquistador
Oxygene 8
Zero Gravity (Above & Beyond Remix)
Souvenir de Chine
Immortals
Brick England
The Architect
Oxygene 4
Equinoxe 4 / Glory
Glory
The Time Machine

Encore:
Oxygene 17
Stardust



Tokyo Travel - Akihabara, Skytree, Shibuya Crossing, Budokan

Back home from Japan. I tried hard to squeeze as much Tokyo as possible in this first video.
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Here are some things you will see

  • Skytree
  • Asakusa and Sensō-ji Temple
  • Shibuya Crossing and Tower Records
  • Budokan
  • Nezu Shrine
  • Kappabashi Street (Kitchen Town)
  • Akihabara
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Unboxing Pepper Potts - Iron Man 3 - Movie Masterpiece Series by Hot Toys

In this video I will show you another figure from the Movie Masterpiece Series by Hot Toys.
It is Pepper Potts from the movies Iron Man 3. In the Iron Man movies this character is portrayed by Gwyneth Paltrow.
This figure comes with an additional Iron Man arm, realistic hair and a very realistic face.
Pepper is no Superhero but she is a great addition to the Masterpiece Line.
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Connichi 2016 in Kassel

Es war eine tolle Zeit aber die Connichi 2016 ist vorbei.
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It was a great time but the Connichi 2016 is over.
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Unboxing Scarlet Witch - Age of Ultron - Movie Masterpiece Series by Hot Toys

In this video I will show you another figure from Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece series.
It is the Scarlet Witch from the movie Avengers: Age of Ultron. In the movie Scarlet Witch is portrayed by the american actress Elizabeth Olsen and the Hot Toys Scarlet Witch looks a lot like her.
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Scandal - Live in Amsterdam

The Japanese all-girl rock band »Scandal« came all the way from Osaka to perform a few gigs in Europe.
It all started last Saturday at the Melkweg in Amsterdam with an amazing show.
The band played many songs from their latest album »
Yellow« but also included all time classics »Doll«, »Scandal Baby« and »Everybody Say Yeah«

Spectators with a VIP-Ticket got early entry and a »Hi-Touch« from all four band members and a free poster.
Thanks so much for allowing us to take photos during the show!
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Scandal live in Amsterdam

Setlist
01. Room No.7
02. Stamp!
03. Your song (English Version)
04. Onegai Navigation
05. LOVE ME DO
06. Sunday Drive
07. Konya wa Pizza Party
08. DOLL
09. Sisters
10. Morning Sun
11. Take Me Out
12. Awanai Tsumori no, Genki de ne
13. LOVE SURVIVE
14. EVERYBODY SAY YEAH!
15. Taiyou Scandalous
16. Image
17. Chiisana Honoo

Encore:
18. Shoujo S
19. SCANDAL BABY