High? and welcome to:-
Bentleys' Blog #52
Greetings from Dr Death - in Japan
Dr. Death dissecting some Sushi
why do so many Japanese people wear the mask?
is it to prevent infection from airborne viruses and bacteria?
or is it a fashion statement?
could it be to give them protection against emotional disclosure?
well its probably all of these things and yet none of them!
Toilets in Japan can be a thing of beauty.
I'm not sure if this technology
is intended to save time,
but I spent most of my time in Japan
programming my toilet experience!
Yeah, well good luck with that!
But pooing can be fun!
This amazing technology allows you to adjust every element of having a shit!
The Bidet jets are so accurate (bulls eye!) they must be heat seeking - like a
I should mention that none of this would have been necessary had it not
have been for Glenn askingme to strap on my bass guitar once again for a
brief soiree in the land of the Midnight Sun.
What Tokyo so long
Bow wow wow
I saw one woman bowing to the person she was talking to on her mobile phone. now thats
being really polite! the Japanese have a beautiful soft polite and respectful way of living with
each other. it's an old-fashioned way, and one that I wish other cultures would adopt.
greetings and meetings always start and end with a respectful bow. its sweet! and its really
wonderful to be in a country where nobody uses foul language (how do I know this when I
cant speak Japanese?) eye contact and body contact is kept to a minimum. none of this
kissing strangers cheeks and hugging all over the place (ugh!)
the streets in Tokyo are teeming with people, and the roads are busy with cars - but where is
all the hustle and bustle? - there isn't any! every one is so calm and cool. there isn't any
confrontation. car drivers don't get agitated or impatient with each other - I assume that the
cars in Japan have hooters, but I didn't hear anybody honking!
thought for the day...
"the world would be a much better place if we all
treated each other with as much respect as the Japanese do"
Sushi or shouldn't she?
...the waitress showed us to our table. she was wearing the mask so it was difficult to work
out how she felt about it all. anyway she didn't take our order as we had to use one of those
touch screen computer pad jobbys to order our food. it spoke to us in Japanese - we
answered in Yiddish. eventually we managed to order with the help of our interpreter - Yoko,
who also assured us that this establishment was on a par with Wimpy Bars back in the UK!
still actually being in Japan did enhance our dining experience. the dumplings were washed
down with lashings of Saki, and a jolly good time was had by a Large Duffy & a Bentley.
So... what do the Japanese use to light a fire in the wild? A knife and fork obviously!
(I dunno what this means? answers on a postcard please!)
During the interval they draw the curtains to munch the brunch
It was fun playing a fixture away with the lads.
Pity Chris wasn't there.
Fings ain't what they used to be when I were in a pop group.
These days it's a dazzling display of virtuosity and instrument swapping.
Between the five of us we played various combinations of: Mandolin, Sitar Guitar, Pedal Steel.
Ukelele, Accordion, Melodica, Ethnic Drums, Ukelele Bass, Acoustic and Electric Guitars and
The problem is - with all these instruments piled up on stage,there's hardly any room left for
me to leap about!
Surrounded by Ukeleles in Osaka
Cheerio - time to return to my toilet training