Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Being a Musician in Japan: Kat McDowell

Last weekend I had the chance to sit down with Japan-based recording artist, Kat McDowell. She is a great person and it ws a lot of fun to chat with her. She performed a few hours later at the Minami Wheel music festival in Osaka, Japan. Her set at the festival was great, but I wasn't allowed to film it.

Check out my interview with Kat:

This was my first attempt at doing an interview style video. I think it went well. Kat was a great person to chat with. We have ben aware of each other for some time because of You Tube and she contacted me a few weeks ago about this show. I was really happy that she was enthusiastic about me asking her a few questions.

I was also happy to try something new on my You Tube channel. I have been growing consistently and of course am always planning new videos, but the chance to attempt an interview seems to have worked out well. This video is getting a lot of positive feedback and if it works the way intended, will give Kat a little more exposure. I know that several people have already told me they have subscribed to her You Tube channel. Hopefully, in the future, I will have the chance to do some more interviews. As for the near future, expect another food video and another comedy one. The food video is already filmed and only needs to be edited, the comedy one is scripted and will be filmed soon.

I almost forgot. Today was a national holiday in Japan. It was Culture Day. My wife and I hopped on a train and headed to Kyoto. We went to Arashiyama. I had never been there before. it is a popular sightseeing spot in the Autumn when the leaves are changing colours. Although the leaves have only started to change, we had a great time there this afternoon.

Japanese maple leaves changing colour in Arashiyama, a part of Kyoto.

Kyoto on a cold November afternoon.

Kyoto goodness in Autumn.


RNSANE said...

I thought the video interview with Kat McDowell was excellent..and the photos of Kyoto and the fall colors were lovely.

Dimitri Perrin said...

Nice interview!

Is it at Club Quattro that filming was not allowed?
I was there for Kat's live in the afternoon and did not notice any sign.

I did not film anything, but was able to take a few pictures, (as seen on Kat's blog, and on mine).

I hope I was not breaking any rule...