For that matter, do you fall asleep easily?
HIDE: I’m quick to both wake up and fall asleep. It’s a bit different once I come back to Tokyo, but during tours I just snap wide awake. Hey, do I wake up easily?
KUMA: Yes. You do.
HIDE: I’m quick to fall asleep too, but it takes me a pretty long time to get to bed. It’s like, I don’t wanna go to bed, I’ll just go to this one more bar *laughs*. And then once I’m in bed, I turn into a stone statue. Completely motionless.
How come you know what you’re like when you’re asleep?
HIDE: Toshi said so. Back in the day around the time of our indies, whenever we had a live in Osaka all of us would stay with Toshi’s relatives, we’d lay out our futons and sleep there.
Then when George was our roadie he’d follow us, all on his own, and sleep with all of us, except he snored so damn loud that no one could sleep *laughs*. I was the only one. In all of that noise, that snoring and grinding of teeth, I momentarily turned stiff as a statue and fell asleep. The others were always sighing how lucky I was that I could sleep through that. Apparently the way George snores and grinds his teeth is so bad it’s unearthly, and yet I never even had the slightest idea *laughs*.
(Interview with hide, excerpt taken from Shoxx #7, December 1991. Please reblog, don’t repost.)
"…Interviewer: The white and black guitar?
Toshi: I bought this guitar when I was at the 1st grade of my high school. KISS, Aerosmith and other hard-rock bands were popular then. We played their songs. We played at the school festival. I had my hair cropped close. There are 4 or 5 members in the band. We came to Tokyo after we graduated from high school. Since I was a little child I’ve been suffering from an inferioty complex. I’ve been felling lonely and wanting to be loved or be friendly. I believed that they would not accept me if I could not be famous and great. While I had an inferiority complex I tried to gain my popularity to keep up apperance.
Interviewer:Toshi had an inferiority complex?
Toshi: Yes, I did. I didn’t notice then, but looking back I did. I wanted to be in the middle of the classmates when I was in school. Otherwise I could not stand the situation. I joined the rock band because I wanted to be famous. I stood for the school commitee to be popular. I tried to be noticeable. I wanted them to turn to me and love me. I was very sensitive to other people’s mood. I could not speak frankly or straightly. I was always afraid that I should be disliked if I said such things. I was too sensitive to other people’s mood to accept myself.” - (c) Toshi, NHK Studio Park with Toshi, 1997.06/07
Notice: translated by www.xrdnet.com
Toshl visited Kamikawa-cho, Hokkaido on January 23. Toshl performed the lecture & concert . Students of Kamikawa Junior High School and Kamikawa Senior High School participated in the lecture & concert. Students were impressed to hear a lecture and songs of Toshl very much.
The town mayor said.
I have not heard a so splendid lecture and a great singing voice so far. Students would feel something important which they could not learn by the class of the school. I think that it became the unforgettable experience for them throughout the life. Thank you again for the present.
The temperature of Kamikawa-cho of the day was -15 degrees Celsius. It was the cold that I had not experienced so far. I was able to spend splendid time in Kamikawa-cho. I visited Icefall Festival and Sounkyo Onsen in Kamikawa-cho. They were the best! I look forward to seeing everybody of Kamikawa-cho again. Thank you. Everybodies of the world, please come to Kamikawa-cho. Surely you feel happy！