Oggy’s Live Schedule (2015/May)

Posted in Music by oggy on May 2nd, 2015

Oggy’s live schedule for 2015/May.
2015/5月のライブスケジュールです。

5/1 (Fri) 19:00 Open (21:30-22:00 Oggy)
Place: Yuraku Brave Bar 横浜 (遊楽Brave Bar横浜)
https://www.facebook.com/bravebar6
Charge: 2,000 yen (including 1 drink)
Solo guitar mainly (ソロギター中心にお届けします)

5/8 (Fri) 19:00 Open (TBD Oggy & Masahiro)
Place: Yuraku Brave Bar 横浜 (遊楽Brave Bar横浜)
https://www.facebook.com/bravebar6
Semi-private event “MMM” (準プライベートイベントです)

5/15 (Fri) 19:00 Open (21:30-22:00 Oggy)
Place: Yuraku Brave Bar 横浜 (遊楽Brave Bar横浜)
https://www.facebook.com/bravebar6
Charge: 2,000 yen (including 1 drink)
Solo guitar mainly (ソロギター中心にお届けします)

5/17 (Sun) 12:00 Open (TBD Oggy)
Oggy presents “Entretainment Lab”
Place: Yuraku Brave Bar 横浜 (遊楽Brave Bar横浜)
https://www.facebook.com/bravebar6
Charge: 2,000 yen (including 1 drink)
Solo guitar, plus some accompaniment for other members (ソロギターと、他の出演者の伴奏をします。)
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/388207564705779

The schedule may be added so stay tuned.
スケジュールは今後も追加の可能性があるので、確認してくださいね。

Oggy’s Live Schedule (2015/April)

Posted in Music by oggy on April 22nd, 2015

Yes – one of the things I do is to play music. I thought it is not a bad idea to officially announce my live schedule here!
演奏活動もしているので、ライブのスケジュールをここに書いていきたいと思います。

Oggy’s live schedule for 2015/April.
2015/4月のライブスケジュールです。

4/9 (Thu) 19:00 Open (20:50-21:20 Oggy)
Place: 遊楽/横浜Brave Bar in Yokohama
Charge: 2,000 yen (including 1 drink)
Solo guitar mainly (ソロギター中心にお届けします)

4/10: Canceled (sorry)

4/14 (Tue) 19:00 Open (19:40-20:10 Oggy)
Place: 遊楽/横浜Brave Bar in Yokohama
Charge: 2,000 yen (including 1 drink)
Solo guitar mainly (ソロギター中心にお届けします)

4/18 (Sat) 13:00 Open (17:00-17:40 Kei & Oggy)
MIO presents「お昼の気ままなライブ」
Place: 遊楽/横浜Brave Bar in Yokohama
Artists: 秋本一基, YOU, MIO & ディクソン清水, Kei & Oggy, 宮岡武蔵
Charge: 2,000 yen (including 1 drink)
Jazz duo guitar with Kei Murasakino and etc. (Kei Murasakino とジャズギターのデュオ演奏をします)

4/18 (Sat) 19:00 Open (20:10 Oggy)
Place: 遊楽/横浜Brave Bar in Yokohama
Charge: 2,000 yen (including 1 drink)
Solo guitar mainly (ソロギター中心にお届けします)

4/26 (Sun) 16:30-17:00 MIO (supported by Oggy)
横浜・希望ヶ丘商店街フェスティバル (Kibogaoka Shopping Mall Festival in Yokohama)
Place: 相鉄線・希望ヶ丘駅南口の特設野外ステージ (The special outdoor stage at the south exit of Kibogaoka station, Sotetsu line, Yokohama)
http://kibonavi.com/
Charge: Free (無料)
Duo performance with MIO at “Yagai”! (野外ステージで MIO とのデュオ演奏です)

4/26 (Sun) 19:00 Open (21:50-22:20 Oggy)
Place: 遊楽/横浜Brave Bar in Yokohama
Charge: 2,000 yen (including 1 drink)
Solo guitar mainly (ソロギター中心にお届けします)

4/27 (Mon) 18:30 Open (19:10-end Oggy)
Oggy presents “Jazz Night”
Place: 遊楽/横浜Brave Bar in Yokohama
Artists: Oggy, 中島やちよ (vo: Yachiyo Nakajima), BeatJackSwing (dance), Kondy (bass), 森下かれん (vo: Karen Morishita), 藤田晴子 (vo: Haruko Fujita)
Charge: 2,000 yen (including 1 drink)
Overall jazz performances (ジャズのステージ満載です)

4/30 (Thu) 18:00 Open (19:20-19:50 Oggy)
バタヤン (Batayan)’s event
Place: 遊楽/横浜Brave Bar in Yokohama
Charge: 2,000 yen (including 1 drink)
Solo guitar mainly (ソロギター中心にお届けします)

Directions (行き方)

遊楽/横浜Brave Bar in Yokohama
住所:横浜市中区長者町2-5-4 夕陽ヶ丘ニュースカイマンション103
Address: 2-5-4 #103, Chojacho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Japan

最寄り駅:横浜市営地下鉄ブルーライン伊勢佐木長者町駅下車。
改札口を出て、右側のエレベーターに乗り地上へ。
降りて目の前の道路に向かって左側へ進んでください。
長者町2丁目の信号を直進し、4つ目のビルにある中華そば屋さんとインドカレー屋さんの間のガラス戸を入って一番奥右側です。
(Please ask for directions)

Welcome to Oggy.net

Posted in MBA by oggy on September 20th, 2014

Thank you for visiting oggy.net.
I am currently living in Japan and running Scaleout Inc. for music/entertainment planning and technology-biz related consultation, as well as driving my own music activities.
This website is under renewal. Meanwhile, please see my updates at Facebook.

oggy.net にようこそ!
現在の活動ベースは日本で、はスケールアウト(株)にて音楽/エンタメ関連の企画制作やテクノロジー事業に関するコンサルティングなどをしつつ、自身の音楽活動にも取り組んでいます。
このサイトは現在リニューアル中です。とりあえず最新情報を Facebook でご覧ください。

Oggy Facebook: www.facebook.com/oggy8
Scaleout Inc.: www.scaleout.tv

oggy

Thank you for visiting

Posted in Web by oggy on August 15th, 2010

This web site is currently cooled down. Will be warmed up again some time later!

oggy

2009 Summer Update

Posted in MBA by oggy on August 23rd, 2009

It has been really a long, long time since the last update.

Basically I am doing all right. Many things happned after that, but I just wanted to give you the latest update as of today.  I have left the company I used to work for at the end of April, and also completed the master program in June. So, I left Evanston (near Chicago) already and am currently staying in Silicon Valley in Calofornia to meet my old friends. Then, I will go back to Japan next week finally.

I would like to thank everyone for the amazing years, and hope to stay in touch!

Online Music Day

Posted in Internet, Music by oggy on June 29th, 2008

As a deep music-lover, I spent my time rebuilding my computer environment for music today.

  • Purchased “Cliffs of Dover”, a guitar instrumental tune by Eric Johnson, at iTunes for $0.99. This is probably a long-tail kind of song picked up by not so many people, but it is a great one.
  • Played Miles Davis at an online radio station I ’created’ at Pandora.com. This is what I couldn’t try in Japan because of the area restriction for the sake of content copyrights.
  • Visited and played with Dotomi.com. This is a cool music recognition technology.
  • Renewed my account at Playlog.jp (an online music society in Japan), and installed its  iTunes plug-in, which keeps track of song list I play on PC and shares the list in the community.
  • Created song list (i.e., a playlist) of jazz guitar tunes to share at the community of Mixi.jp, the largest SNS in Japan. Installed “Mixistation” software, which, again, keeps track of songs I play on the PC.
  • Played with Last.fm, a large online music society that also distributes its own music player software.
  • Installed two applications (Pandora and iLike) on Facebook. It seems that iLike is more broadly used than Pandora in the Facebook community.
  • Backed up my 25,000 iPod-songs onto the PC. The PC hard drive that contained the songs had been dead. So I ran CopyTrans (a shareware) to restore all the songs in my old iPod back to my PC, after trying three other freewares, all of which failed. I found CopyTrans a easy-to-use and reliable s/w! (e.g. The other freewares collapsed the Japanese song names imported from the iPod.)

I have been familiar with most of these online music services or software for long time, but recently I could not allocate my time to enjoy music deeply and to catch up the latest tech scene of what is going on in this area. So it has been a good chance for me to revive my hands-on spirit and refresh my mind in this kind. All of these services are very cool and most of the functions are much more easy to use and reliable than before. At the same time, using these is still somewhat time-consuming and inanimate to me though.

In particular, this April I had a chance to join the speaker event of the founder of Pandora, Tim Westergren, the event hosted by the Entrepreneurship Club at Kellogg. He said Pandora is (and will be) focusing on the internet radio and its competitor is Clear Channel, the largest radio network in the US. (I will talk about the club some time later.)

Fountain Square Art Festival @ Evanston

Posted in MBA by oggy on June 28th, 2008

EvanstonFestival

Quote from http://www.chicagoevents.com/event.cfm?eid=123 

The Fountain Square Art Festival boasts two-and-a-half decades of success as one of the most important art festivals in the Midwest. In 2005, Fountain Square Art Festival was ranked by the Sunshine Group in the top 50 of the best art festivals nationwide.

The festival is located on six city blocks in downtown Evanston amid newly built luxury condominiums, offices, restaurants such as Wolfgang Puck’s, a bevy of coffee cafes, stores and hotels. A large sculpture garden located in the middle of the festival serves as its focal point. This urban setting creates the perfect ambience for this event, which embodies the word sophistication. More than 250 fine artists show and sell their art to an audience of sophisticated, discerning, upscale, art aficionados and collectors. The event draws approximately 50,000 people who come from the upscale North Shore suburbs as well as Chicago.

This festival has been held at 2 minutes walk from where I live. I enjoyed walking around the area with my wife and just had a cup of lemonade on the street. There was also a cool blues performance.

Social Bookmarking

Posted in Web by oggy on June 28th, 2008

So, it’s summer… I can spend some of my energies to try things that I wanted to but couldn’t when I was busy. I also have time to write things here in more detail than I used to. Well, all I wanted to do today is to use social bookmark…(The Internet-savvy people, that’s right. I’m way behind!) I am not interested in sharing bookmarks with others but I want to share my own bookmark between my own (or maybe public) PC and cell phone. Unfortunately, none of the following sites has worked as I desired.

  • del.icio.us: It cannot correctly display Japanese text in bookmarks imported from IE.
  • Hatena (Social Bookmark service well-known in Japan): It does not even have import functionality! This is amazing to me since I thought this kind of function is supposed to be developed in the very first stage.
  • Yahoo.com: Same problem with del.icio.us. It also produces a simple error message like: “There is a problem processing your bookmark. Please try again later.”…

Probably there is something wrong with the character encoding in the bookmark file I am trying to import to the services. The encoding system which is used in the export file does not match the one used in the services. The bookmark file, exported from my Internet Explorer, contains lots of Japanese characters. I am using standard Japanese input/output methods built in Windows XP system of my laptop.

Guys, please fix the problem if you are involved in any of these sites! This is something you can do quickly to differentiate your service. :)

Summer in Evanston

Posted in MBA by oggy on June 26th, 2008

summerevanston

MMM New Product Innovation Fair

Posted in MBA by oggy on June 4th, 2008

Product Fair

MMM New Product Innovation Fair is an exhibition event where our MMM (i.e., MBA + MEM program) students display and present their design projects done by their teams during “The Design of Services and Products” class. This spring quarter, each team has been going through an iterative design process including observation, brainstorming, prototyping and so on, and finally had the chance to show the design concept to people now. Although at the beginning of the project there was a little pain until our team came up with a solid design concept, overall it was a fun event and we had a great team collaboration.