Category Archives: a rant

A fun time was had, at Rokudemonai yoru.

We had a blast with all the people from Mujakids playground. Or so it`s called.

We had a couple bands perform before our band. We were the main band at the end of the event.

One person mentioned that he became a real drunkard after meeting us. Hey buddy we hope you take it all in good intentions.

Anyways that happened on the 14th of this month.

I just recently came back from a wedding gig in Nagano Prefecture. Matsumoto to be exact. Now I finished doing all of the home chores, and am just blogging here to let you know all things bliss.

The reason for our success. Spelled out in words.

Well, Honestly, I don`t know how and where the years went running this studio, but it has already been over a decade of recording. We have recorded alot! It seems that recording just seems to go on and on! There`s no end to it.

Yes! I have been slacking off on posts, learned alot about what TOO post, and what NOT to post, courtesy of sweet clients.

We have been in Kofu, Tokyo, and finally settled down in the countryside of Sagamihara. Which is actually a blessing more than a curse.

Living in the outskirts of Tokyo, is a great way to capture just what THE ARTIST`s hope to catch, the Magic, which is what we always strive to gather in our quest for better and more great music for YOU the listener to listen to.

Yes. We listen to POP music too! Some of our favorites being; Keane, Lady Antebellum, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, just to name a few. And of course the artists who have come through our studios doors.

They are all important. This site wouldn`t be surviving if it hadnt been for my dear sister, who will be paying for the website hosting and what not in the future. So no worries there.

Anyways, the magic really comes from the artists who come. I just add what I can to the mix, and the rest is History.

Some people might wonder if what Im ding is fun. Well, it hasnt always been fun and games. As this artform like any artform, takes time to hone and adapt to.

Also recently playing in a band, adds to the mystery of how everything comes together when you try your best, and be positive about everything, and count on your partner to support you.

If there is anything I learned from being in the music business, is that you cannot rush things. You need to take things, a step at a time, or you might miss something important.

Anyways I`ll leave you with these thoughts, and a favorite wallpaper for this post.

Anyways, stay blissed out. And Peace out my good friends!

Stillbliss practice and future artists.

So, according to my memories, I am Stillbliss. I was conceived in a studio, I enrolled in music at high school, I have a music certificate. And I know music theory. And according to my latest memories, I am still in a pop band.

Slingshotmillion2.

That`s the bands name.

We will be holding our own private show at Shibuya`s live house guilty on the 9th of September. And we have been practicing alot for it.

It seems like we will have a good time, and hopefully everyone who comes will too!

Also Alika Arroyo from Hawaii, will be coming over in the near future to record with us.

Also a band from Africa wants to come over to our studios to record. But of course they have to get to Japan to do that.

Anyways, other than blissful news, I have been listening alot to Lady antebellum. Alot of their stuff s really good. They sound like they only drink whiskey. LOL!

But I mean who doesn`t drink whiskey and write songs?

No songwriter never ever did not drink something before writing songs.

Anyways, enjoy your day or afternoon or night, all you beautiful people!

And come back for more news!!

Cheerio…!

Yesterday`s session with Slingshotmilion2`s main Female Vocalist.

Yesterday we had some fun in the studio.

We recorded some vocals, and practiced some songs (That we are going to sing on the streets soon) before recording.

It went real well. In fact Im so happy that my sister helped me out with the renewal of this website, that I think I`ll go make mysef a cup of Joe to celebrate.

Yes we will still have this website up, even in the midst of chaos in my life, which has to do with my band. Which takes up alot of time and money.

Like for instance, I have to go practice with my band all the way out in Tokyo. A place I really don`t like.

But have to do it,
Just because I am the lead guitarist, and we will be performing a sole one band live on the 9th of next month.

Other than that, my mic is giving up the ghost. It sputters and makes random noises. I know thats not so good for my studio to blog about that, but, it still works, so I don`t care.

Stillbliss style in Tokyo/Shimokitazawa

Today we rocked Tokyo.
We played an hour long show.

With Slingshotmillion2, Pablo and other bands from the indie scene in Japan. It was held at Live house Rokudemonaiyoru.

It`s a small venue on the third floor of a building at Shimokitazawa station.

Yes, I sometimes feel as if I`m talking to no-one. But I know that anything done with diligence will be rewarded.

We will be paying our hosting site Godaddy the annual fee this month, to keep this site going.

We hope you like the content. And me: your host Jesse Sou Pritchard, will be faithfully keeping you updated with what`s bliss in Japan, Basically Tokyo, my band and what happens at our studios.

So, there you have it. My band performed a live show. And tommorrow I`m a free man! Happy, and free. At least for a day!

Ok!

Peace out!

I need to take a shower and get some Z`s.

Slingshotmillion2 Recording session. And some personal business, blog.

Today we recorded, drums, bass, Vocals, and guitar.

All for the purpose of `I dont know why we are doing this`  kinda thing.

Tommorow I am a busy man. I need to go into town to buy contacts for my bands show that`s coming up soon, so I can wear my Raybans. LOL!  But first I need to get my eyes checked.

And I need to get my feet checked for parasites that are growing on them. I got them checked about two weeks ago, but the doctor said to come back after two weeks. And it has been two weeks.

So after that I need to buy two sets of guitar strings. One for the guitar we always use in the studio, and one that will be used for street live`s. to get people to come to our shows.

And then I need to mix two songs from the band Slingshotmillion2.
One song is already mixed basically. I just need to mix basically one more.

Anyways, thats your blissful news update.

Sorry if the parasites grossed you out. I`m sure you will understand my situation, once you turn thirty or so.

Anyways. I need to sleep. Because: Early to bed, early to rise, makes you healthy, wealthy, &, wise!

Peace out!!

All About Jazz/Blues and it`s influence on humans

You may be thinking, well Jesse doesn`t know anything about Jazz. But there is where you are wrong.

Anyone. And I say this again, ANYONE can play Jazz!

It just takes the unique effort of yourself picking up an instrument, and commiting to it.

Then step two would be practicing with a Metronome.

Step three would be to learn a bit about music theory, maybe. I say maybe, because there are genius`s here looking at this very blog, who are probably more gifted then I.

So next: Jazz works in fourths. Sometimes. And like all good Jazz Composers, Like Chet Baker, Thelonious Monk. Buddy Guy, etc..

Of course people are getting hassled everyday, whether your race religion or creed. But honestly, good music speaks to the heart.

So actually I will rename this to All About Jazz and it`s influence, on humans. US! Yes you and and me are part monkey, part human, but the monkey part left out just makes you a tool for Gods bidding.

Well, a bit of religion with this post. Sorry.

If you don`t want anymore stop right HERE!

Music like I said, is an international language.
Whether METAL, PUNK, Whatever.

It speaks to you.

So, pick up an instrument, and play it with all your heart!

Are YOU soldiering on? Then GREAT!

Today is a bit of a rant, as well as some news.

Today I worked on mixing two tracks sent to me from Chris Commander/Ekral/Larke.

He pays me pittance for my work. But such is life. You got to Soldier ON!

My right monitor speaker is also giving up the ghost. But who cares. We got to soldier on.

My Dad will check it out tommorow. SO Hopefully we will find the problem and then the studio will be good as new.

Anyways, about soldiering on- Sometimes I wonder if even having this blog or studio website makes a difference. All I can do is soldier on and hope for the best.

So are YOU Soldiering on??

Slingshotmillion2 live reminder and some mix news updates!

So,

Today I had the privilege to finish some rough mixes that I sent to my band members today、from the POP band Slingshotmillion2.

I was sent bass tracks from our bassist who now lives in the UK.

He sent me the .wav files for two songs of ours that needed his skills.

He sent me the Stems through the net, and then I ran the tracks through our analog gear here at the studios.

It went through the BLA173 to PBC6A compressor. Which kinda fattened the sound as well as making it a but more smooth to the ears.

So after taking some time out, and a cup or two of coffee. I went into the studio and made a rough mix for my band members to listen to.

Hopefully they will like what they hear.

Anyways. That`s what`s happening on the home front.

And just to remind you. We will be holding a live show on the 9th of September in Shibuya at live house Guilty.

If you can come over to watch us, that would be cool!

Here is a link where you can buy the tickets.