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Today Saturday January 18

Afternoon

Jazz

Early Bird Band - Lit & Phil, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SE. Tel: 0191 232 0192. 11:00am.

Evening

Adrian Cox Quartet - Watchtower Gallery, West End, Berwick TD15 2HE. 8:00pm. £10.00. Cox touring new CD ‘Now is Spring’.

Blues/Funk/Soul

Ray Stubbs R & B All-Stars - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

With Our Girl (Daryl Sherman) in Tokyo


In my lengthy career this one beats all! You can't make this up. It's Christmas week at my sweet Tokyo gig, Tableaux Lounge in chic Daikanyama. Waiter comes up with song request written on paper: First some Japanese words -- then written below: Buy me meat asean.
Baffled by what the heck this might be, I approach an elegant Japanese lady seated close to piano.  She takes a look and immediately utters (quite clearly)  "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen"
"You can't be serious!" I exclaim -- and then she starts to sing it. I run back to piano and the whole room starts singing along. They even knew the "bela bela -- wunderbar" part.  (N.B. nary a bagel in sight around these parts..)     Then.. more unlikely serendipity -- this lady turns out to be famous actress in Japan, Ruriko Asaoka!
Wish you couldda been there. Clearly the highlight of my trip. Warm wishes for happy healthy 2013. O genki-de, take care,
Daryl

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