Is bluebeard over, or is bluebeard not over yet?… I’m still thinking about it.
These recent shows have been fun. But if the band had continued on like it had been, I don’t think we would be able to have had as much fun as we did then and now. Certainly we’d have had the same troubles we had 10 years ago. Back in those days, I had bet my life on bluebeard.
Shimon-kun [drums] went to New York to study and later said he quit, but before that we had all decided he would come back for a studio session; by this point it was too late. I personally wanted to continue as well but at the same time felt like I was reaching my limits. I took advantage of Shimon-kun’s leaving and quit as well.
During that month’s time, without practicing (and of course without band rehearsals), the band had to back out of the shows we had already lined up, and I remember being totally defeated about it.
When I had started AS MEIAS, and comparisons to bluebeard came rolling in, my regrets disappeared, and yet I really wanted to have had a final breakup show and always thought somewhere down the line it would happen.
Things never seem to change: in my new band, RENA, I’ve already decided on things that we need to do, so I’ll work with eyes straight on those goals… and yet, I’ve already got a few small regrets.
During RALLY OF FATALITY and LIVE HOUSE FEVER [the last two shows], people told me they wanted to know the lyrics to “correct.”
If you’ll take a look, I’ll be happy.