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    So Super Furry Animals have announced some tour dates. And of course, Gruff Rhys played a few years back.
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    Oh, for god's sake.
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    Between-announcement boredom is setting in. Let's carelessly speculate.

    Not that I give a shit, but the Killers' Brandon Flowers has a new one coming out. (Of course, the Killers ditched Fuji...
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    <<dark chuckle>>
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    "Onsen" might be putting it too kindly. So long as there's a small body of hot water that can leach impurities from our system -- and we have a lot of impurities, mostly mental -- we're happy.
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    "Leave Them All Behind" is probably my favorite Ride song.



    A few options:

    - We're staying at Hotel Effe, which is down from the Prince Hotel along highway 353. We're paying 43,000/ person...
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    And I'm glad we got accommodation. It was a bit of a struggle. If anyone else is having issues, I might have a lead or two.
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    Here's Lemmy playing with the Foos on MTV seven or eight years ago:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=ArmCv9Jkg_o

    Here's Lemmy playing with the Foos in Berlin in 2011:...
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    Oh, forgot to mention - I'm going. My other trip got canceled.

    I'd be surprised if Motörhead isn't in the 7:30 slot before the Foos, and if Lemmy doesn't join them onstage for "White Limo".
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    Holy shit! Fucking MOTÖRHEAD!!!
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    Blur has a new one coming out in April. They're also doing a show at Hyde Park in June. Any chance Damon Albarn makes another trip to Fuji a la Thom Yorke and Radiohead?
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    Good to know. Chicago to Tokyo is probably only 13 hours or so. It's more the issue of whether a lot of these bands are in the middle of US tours. But I'd definitely love to see Sleater Kinney, Kurt...
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    And the Pitchfork Music Festival lineup is out. Considering the event's a week before Fuji, and in Chicago, on the other side of the planet, I'm guessing we're not going to see most (if not all) of...
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    There are a few bands there I'd like to see, but the lineup isn't a total stomach punch.
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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2015

    I'M AN OUT AND PROUD FLEETWOOD MAC FAN
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    Fogerty's rock at heart, while Fleetwood Mac gets most of its airtime on adult contemporary stations these days. My parents and their friends were excited about them touring. And what kind of...
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    And in case anyone was wondering (and I just know you were), ACDC won't be the third headliner. They're in Poland that weekend.
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    New one coming from Alabama Shakes too.
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    OK, a few other blasts from the past who are playing shows:

    - The Replacements
    - The Jesus And Mary Chain (doing "Psychocandy")
    - Luna (but it's probably either them or Ride, yeah?)
    - Fleetwood...
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    Ride strikes me as a very Fuji band. MBV x 2 + Slowdive 2014 = ....

    Ansan only announced Foo Fighters, right? Nobody else yet?
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    I might stand alone here, but I'm thrilled with Summer Sonic's lineup. I was never big into '90s electronica. And Imagine Dragons? And MACKLEMORE? Now, of course, Smash needs to start delivering the...
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    Macy Gray was at the Orange with David Murray, so yeah, maybe they'll put Galactic somewhere like the Red. And Twenty One Pilots was on the Red in 2012, so White probably makes sense this time.
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    Let's go ahead and slot these guys in:

    Johnny Marr -- Green subhead before Muse OR White headliner
    Jenny Lewis -- FOH
    Ryan Adams -- Green subhead (before Foo Fighters?) OR White headliner...
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    Our pleasure. I think it says a lot about Fuji that there's so much enthusiasm to help, speculate wildly, etc. Last year was my seventh in a row, also starting in 2008, and I'm trying hard to squeeze...
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    I'd need to go back a bit earlier.
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    Correction, the other Mouse.
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    All right, my attendance this year might be up in the air, but I still want to play this game. Who's the third headliner? With two rock bands on the program, I'm thinking it will be something else,...
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    According to Google Maps, it's a three-hour drive without traffic from Tokyo Station to the Naeba Prince. I guess a bus would take a little longer. Shinkansen plus shuttle takes about two and a half...
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    Well, let's do the math. Tokyo to Echigo-Yuzawa is 6,870 one way, or 13,740 round-trip (US$117 based on today's rates). From Shinjuku it's a bit more. Compared to US$140 return for the bus, the train...
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    And cleaner. You would think Singapore wouldn't accept anything less than a spotless music festival, but check this shit out.

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    Apologies for the tiny photos. Anyway, that first one is...
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    Speaking of The Prodigy, a friend of mine played one of their new songs for me the other day and said, "They do realize it's not 1997 anymore, right?"
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    I was hoping for a stellar announcement that would convince me to somehow squeeze Fuji into my summer plans. That ... didn't happen. (Frowny face.)

    I'm OK with, and totally expected, Foo Fighters....
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    Is there an English site up yet, or am I completely ineffectual in finding one?
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    I'd prefer Underworld doing "dubnobass" in full, but that's just me....
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    OK, so Faith No More are playing two nights in Tokyo in Feb. They currently have no dates announced for July that I can see.

    We're a little more than a month from the first lineup announcement. My...
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    I'm an American, and the thought of having to travel long-haul on a United, AA, etc. would absolutely depress me. Almost all US carriers deserve to go out of business.
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    So, Twigs. Can't say I was impressed. I like some of her music, but the live show was a bit sleepy, and she did none of the performance art/ dance that she's gotten famous for. Then again, St....
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    I'm seeing her tomorrow at Singapore Laneways - will report back on how it was.
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    How's this for "Electric Youth":

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    Primavera Sound has announced its lineup, and once again, it's a slobberknocker. I'm not nuts over most of the headliners, but damn, it's deep. I wish Smash would just copy them -- Primavera's had...
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    I camped there three years. If you do, be sure to get there on Thu -- if you show up Fri, you'll end up on the side of a hill. I would recommend going further up, where the path switches back behind...
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    Can I read this to mean you want Rick Astley at Fuji?
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    Hola amigos....

    Funnily enough, I didn't even notice they'd posted the 2015 dates right after the festival. Guess my blood was so poisoned, I opted out of all things Fuji for a while.

    To people...
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    The numbers were down because the lineup was weak, and that's all due to Smash trying to inch into Summer Sonic territory with Kanye and having no plan B when they were inevitably fucked over. I KNEW...
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    There was no bridge, and yeah, that sucked. I didn't see your post before I left for Tokyo, so I was pretty shocked to discover it. The bottlenecks it created at the back corner of the Green were...
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    I fly in 10 hours. Can't believe it's here already.
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    A couple I saw are predicting rain in the afternoons on Fri and Sat, which means bring lots of sunscreen and then prepare for a day under cover at the Red Marquee on Sunday.
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    You can find mussels in shoals.
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    Mmm, cephalopods.

    "Muscle Shoals" is also on Netflix, so I might check it out there.
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    All my friends back in the US are raving about it. What time do they usually start the movie, though?
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