Some people may be wondering where I am. Some people may not care. I'm going to tell you about it anyway... I'm in Tokyo again at the moment to do some work and attend a conference on uquitous media - which has been okay. However I've been taking time to enjoy myself too - the food here is so much better (and better value) than in Britain (including London, sorry guys!). Real sushi for a start... I've also been to a couple of gigs - particularly brilliant were Shonen Knife play live in at Club Quattro in Shibuya on Saturday. Probably the most fun I have ever had with my clothes on... They are basically the Ramones channelled through the day-glo minds of 3 bored female Japanese office workers. They've been around for 25 years now, but still going strong, although the only orginal member is Naoko, the guitarist and singer. The new drummer E-chan, is unfeasibly cute for someone who drums liks an absolute bastard. They had a temporary bassist, Tomo-chan, who was lovely and just grinned the whole gig like she couldn't believe how much fun she was having. They wore matching pastel tracksuit / dress combos in orange and pink and blue, threw rockstar shapes, played terrible guitar solos and sang songs abous crabs and jelly beans and rubber bands. The whole place was a massive poggoing, singalong, frenzy. The best band in Japan? No way... the best band in the world? Quite possibly, but certainly the most enjoyable.