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  1. The pick of my bunch:


    Arctic Monkeys


    DJ Shadow


    David Guetta

    Evil Nine

    Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Kings of Leon

    The Good, The Bad and the Queen

    The Rapture

    Regina Spektor


    Rage Against the Machine (Re-united, 1 show only!!)


    The Roots

    Crowded House (Re-united!)

    Kaiser Chiefs

    Lily Allen

    Jose Gonzalez

    Lupe Fiasco

    The Kooks

    Willie Nelson

  2. JUST IN:

    Jurassic 5 are breaking up after this tour....FOREVER! This will be your last opportunity to see them live!


    I really have to go but am having trouble finding tickets...I've been told you can get tickets from Lawson and 711...should I try there?


    Also, Hakuba to Nagoya is JR...but will I defintely be able to use a JR EAST pass to get there? I'm not sure nagoya is located within the east boundaries?

  3. A decent lineup.... nothing incredible though.

    I'm going to Coachella music & arts festival in April.


    Line up:




    the Jesus and Mary Chain

    Arctic Monkeys

    Jarvis Cocker

    Sonic Youth


    DJ Shadow

    Peeping Tom

    Brazilian Girls


    Felix Da Housecat

    Rufus Wainwright

    Stephen Marley featuring Jr. Gong

    Nickel Creek


    Tokyo Police Club

    Comedians of Comedy


    Julieta Venegas

    Gogol Bordello

    Benny Benassi

    Circa Survive

    Silversun Pickups

    Gillian Welch

    Tilly and the Wall

    David Guetta

    Amy Winehouse


    Evil Nine

    Bus Driver

    Brother Ali

    Red Hot Chili Peppers

    the Arcade Fire


    the Decemberists

    the Good, The Bad and The Queen


    Kings Of Leon

    Gotan Project

    the Rapture

    LCD Soundsystem

    Blonde Redhead

    The New Pornographers

    the Black Keys

    Regina Spektor


    Hot Chip


    Peter Bjorn & John


    Ghostface Killah

    Fountains of Wayne

    Jack's Mannequin


    The Nightwatchman

    Roky Erickson & the Explosives



    Andrew Bird

    the Frames

    the Fratellis


    Pharoahe Monch


    the Cribs

    Girl Talk

    Mike Relm

    DJ Heather


    Pop Levi

    Rage Against The Machine

    Manu Chao Radio Bemba Sound System


    Happy Mondays

    Paul van Dyk

    Willie Nelson

    the Roots

    Crowded House

    Kaiser Chiefs

    Damien Rice


    Explosions in the Sky

    Konono No.1

    Richie Hawtin

    Soul Wax Nite Versions

    Infected Mushroom

    Lily Allen

    Amos Lee

    Jose Gonzalez

    Spank Rock

    Rodrigo Y Gabriela

    Against Me!

    VNV Nation


    Junior Boys

    the Feeling

    the Kooks




    Tapes 'n Tapes

    Lupe Fiasco

    Mando Diao

    Grizzly Bear


    the Coup

    the Avett Bros.



    The last chance to see RATM live! I'm flying from perth just to go. The lineup is solid even without rage. Sorry kids, this event SOLD OUT today (after 3 weeks).

  4.  Quote:
    Originally posted by Mantas:

    TTT go back through the scenarios of the collisions and imagine what might have happened if you were doing some slow controlled turns with cautious attitude and the eyes of a blowfly.
    As mantas pointed out, control is integral to avoiding collisions.

    If you're in control it doesn't matter what anyone else does around you, because you will always be able to either stop or avoid them somehow, regardless of the conditions.

    This may mean going slower in low visibility or crowded conditions.
  5. MH, yeh i was hoping to hit the tokyo show but we leave that day unfortunately.


    Thanks for your help people. It's a shame I can't use my JR rail pass to go to Nagoya, but if the snow isn't looking great around the time of the concert i think i'll fork out the extra and go catch a good show.


    Just bought tickets to Coachella music festival in California (www.coachella.com) so i'm not too fussed anymore. Plus I have to save for that now anyway...but well worth it. Take a look at the lineup, it's pretty amazing.

  6. Jurassic 5, one the most original and unique hip-hop groups going around is coming to Japan. They will be playing a show in Osaka followed by a show in Nagoya and then Tokyo.


    I am planning to go to the Nagoya show on the 21st of February. Is anyone else thinking of going?


    Just a few questions:


    Has anyone been to Diamond Hall, Nagoya before? Is it a good venue?


    Does anyone know a website where I could buy tickets to this concert?


    Is it true that you can catch a train from Hakuba station to Nagoya and it will only take about 4-4.5 hours?


    Any advice or suggestions would be very appreciated. Thanks, hope to see some of you there, it will be great show.

  7. Thanks for that skidaisuki... How much is a skyline ticket from narita to Ueno? Might be easier to just get the N'ex if it's gonna cost more.


    I am changing bulk cash before I leave though i'll get my less prepared (and stubborn) mates to get cashed up at the ATM before we jump the train (otherwise they'll be bumming off me all the way to the snow).


    Anyway thanks mate

  8. Awesome thanks tim.... We just bought our JR east 4 day flexi passes here for about $260 aussie which sounds a little more expensive but at least will avoid a bit of hassle when we get there.


    Since we have the pass, the simple fast route on the shinkansen seems most appropriate but it's good to know the other options anyway.


    We arrive early morning so may even get a few arvo turns in if we're lucky! Looking forward to riding the skinkansen too... Anyway thanks again.

  9. I am in a similar position, coming to hakuba in a week. So I understand that the fastest way to hakuba from Narita airport would be:


    Narita -> Tokyo Station (~1 hour)

    Tokyo Station -> Nagano (~90 minutes)

    Nagano -> Hakuba (~1 hour)


    Total travel time ~ 4 - 4.5 hrs allowing for changeovers/ timetable discrepancies.


    Does this sound right to you guys? Appreciate your help, I know you answer these questions over and over and over....etc so thanks.

  10. Interesting concept...no bindings. Would be fun, and certainly not easy.


    However I question the entertainment value of watching noboarding. It looks like amateur snowboarding to me. It's not like you see close-ups of their boards, so you can hardly tell they don't have any bindings. When i see them doing hang tens and shuv-its i'll be impressed. Until then give me snowboarding with bindings vids anyday.


    I can appreciate the difficulty of noboarding, but I simply didn't find that video clip exciting. The scenary and filming was excellent though.

  11. let's not get into the toilet humour here....


    But with regards to snow, i'd say dumping doesn't refer to the accumulated quantity of a snowfall but rather it is in reference to the rate of actual snow fall. Ie there are many fat snowflakes and it goes on for quite a while.


    On the flipside, if you wake up and say 'man it dumped last night, look outside' then this would be more directed at snow quantity. To which i'd agree 20-30cm is a dump.

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