SHINYA: Well, mentally, I felt like I was back to the old band days when we started rehearsing. On average I only slept about 4 hours a day; I wasn’t able to sleep. We played a lot of heavier songs, and I had to play drums at that tension. It probably would have been easier if we had continued throughout the years as a band, but I suddenly had to work my body after seven years, so it was really tough in the beginning.
JRR: What kind of training did you do in preparation for the live?
JRR: Did you remember all the drum parts for
I do have pupils… students? But I don’t really teach them drums. I teach them how to clean their homes. If you can’t handle small tasks, you definitely won’t be able to do big things; that’s how I think. I start by teaching them how to make people happy.
But they break down very easily! It’d stop several times on the road, but since I love it so much, I’d even apologize to it. (Laughs.) If this was a modern car and it stops midway, I’d be like “What the… are you kidding me?!?” (Laughs.)
English translation: Christina