Facebook platform of “Neverending”

fb800_600I’m pleased to inform you Facebook platform of “Neverending”
The platform opened by Francesco Di Loreto, the director of above mentioned documentation film about Damo Suzuki’s Network.

Please visit following link

“Neverending” is 80 minutes documentation film directed by Francesco Di Loreto.
There is live documentation around the world and interviews done by Damo and friends. Some times Francesco and his assistant Samantha Vecchiattini travelled together with Damo, Italy, Germany and Japan. Also this is collaborated with materials from all over the world. You might see this movie somewhere near to you in near future.
Please be informed and visit that Facebook page!

Wish you a fantastic 2015 !

Photo by M.A.S.

Hi, I didn’t contact you for quite a while.
I didn’t inform you that I’m ill.
Stayed three months in hospital for very difficult operation.
No worries hard period is gone, I’m getting everyday better,
So, I had to cancel scheduled shows.
I don’t know when I’m able to back on the road again where I feel most comfortable.
I might don’t see you for long time.
But, I’ll back.
Wish you every good thing come and happen and make you happy in year 2015!

Feel Free Energy!
Damo Suzuki //

Stefan Krachten (July 16, 1958 – September 14, 2014 )

stefankrachten

When I heard pass of Stefan Krachten, I myself was in coma for weeks.
I feel sad that I couldn’t show up for his last.
He left us on September 14th 2014.

Stefan Krachten was one of young musician who brought me back to make music again in 1983 after my first cancer operation.
He, the drummer invited me to join Dunkelziffer.
We played three years together, released 2 Vinyls, a single and a compact vinyl, also later a live CD.

Stefan and Damo in Dunkelziffer Period

Stefan and Damo in Dunkelziffer Period
http://youtu.be/LZ41W0TWvJo

Stefan with the Unknown Cases

Stefan with Trans Club

Stefan with Walk of the Elephants

Stefan with Trans Groove

Stefan with Goldman

We had many good times together.
Before he passed he played in Blue Shell, Cologne, I had opportunity to see him with Goldman around a few months ago.
He was long time not healable ill and last years most of times he had to spend on his bed wasn’t mobile.
Still he wasn’t weak, performed sometimes and produced his own and other artist recordings.

Stefan forever.
Sincere Condolences to his family and his loved ones.

Damo Suzuki / January 2015

Neil Atkinson (September 29 1979 – November 15th 2013)


(Photos by Michelle Heighway)

Neil Atkinson left us at age of 34 years old.

I heard this sad news yesterday.
Neil was a drummer of the Window Right from Huddersfield, UK.
I made 4 performances with the Window Right.
Now I’m remembering him to be together with him this moment.
Please listen this while you’re reading this message,

GREEN DIVIDED BY BLUE

I was informed, his loved ones played this at his funeral… it’ a beautiful song.

Long before I met the Window Right for first time, I’ve got their CDR, someone handed to me after the show (I guess in London?) That period, I used to carry CD/Rs that I like everywhere I go, listen together with local friends or used as a prelude before or after Network performance. Since first I listened to Window Right I liked so much, so it became one of my collection of CD/R travelling kit.

First time I met Neil with the Window Right on Friday January 27th 2006, they’re a supporting band that night. At back stage, I spoke with them and showed my CD/R travelling kit, then they found their CDR there. Even I was forgetting that I’ve the Window Right in my collection until they say we’re the Window Right you have in your collection. We both’re happy to know each other.            Local organiser Ned Netherwood was living that time in Huddersfield and he reviewed on his web.

Cornerhouse on Friday 27th January 2006 The Window Right as a supporting band.
http://www.wasistdas.co.uk/Damo.htm

First time I heard them live, even I liked much more than CDR and we both promised to perform next time in Huddersfield together.

Ned arranged next Network performance in Huddersfield  with Window Right on Saturday 7th April 2007 at The Parish [the Cornerhouse changed name], along with Neil Campbell/Astral Social Club.

Year later I performed with them  on Thursday 13 November 2007 Leeds Brudenel Social Club

Ned moved to Hebdon Bridge, one of my favourite space in UK.

He arranged the show with Neil and the Window Right again on Saturday 31 July 2010 Trades Club in Hebden Bridge

I had opportunity to perform  in London on Tuesday 23 March 2010 @ Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen. I asked them if they like to perform with me.
They’re really happy to perform first time in London.

How I can say, I’m really shocked and sad, lost of my lovely sound carrier.
He was with us for only 34 years.
I can remember clearly, we had good time together and create time and space of the moment.

Neil forever.
Sincere Condolences to his family and his loved ones.

Damo Suzuki / January 19 2014

Total Journey (2013) : About 113,290.00 KM (2.8 x around earth)

Total Journey : About 113,290.00 KM (2,8 x around earth)
68 concerts in 15 countries.
Joined by around 480 local sound carriers (musicians)

Every show is unique.
La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland to Dublin, Ireland.
I’m so happy to retrospect all those shows, sound carriers performed with me, create positive energy to share. Audience took their worthy time enjoyed new experience with Network, after the show there were smiles on faces, everybody was so beautiful
All staffs involved in those shows. Local promoters curate local sound carriers….
Venues which gave me opportunity to perform.

Without supports of all these people, it was not possible to Network performances.
With this sort of music, it is not possible to reach massive amount of audience.
But, people visited Network performances were special like music we made.
Each one is unique.

There are only few things wish for next year…. But, actually only ONE.
I continue „Never Ending Tour“, create time and space of the moment with local sound carriers and share energy to audience.

If I can see your SMILE after show, it will be also good year.
(I’m sure)
Feel Free Energy
Damo@Cologne
Dec.30.2013