MIYAVI: yeh, it's all good as u kno! ;)
TKH: What kind of concept or style will you have for the North & South America tour? Are you planning to collaborate with a few artists, such as local or international groups?
MIYAVI: basically same style as the last europe tour.
i just played w/ 30 seconds to mars on their japan tour.
collaboration w/ another artist provides u a nu experience.
i welcome n would luv 2 do sum thing w/ a local artist.
lemme kno if u have great idea of artist. ;)
[ It will basically be in the same style as the last European tour. ]
[ I just played with 30 Seconds to Mars on their Japan tour. A collaboration with another artist provides you with a new experience. I welcome and would love to do something with a local artist, so let me know if you have a great suggestion for one ;) ]
TKH: How did you feel about the world tour in Europe being scheduled right after the earthquake and tsunami disaster struck Japan?
MIYAVI: 2 b honest, i was so confused.
but i did wat i shudve done n it was def a rite choice. we cooperated with the red cross in every single country 2 raise money 4 the disaster areas. we dedicated silent moments for the victims at every single place. we also uploaded a bunch of pray 4 japan shout out pix n vids by my sweet ppl. now we just shud continue doin wat we can as well.
[ To be honest, I was so confused.
But I did what I should have done and it was definitely the right choice. We cooperated with the Red Cross in every single country [we toured] to raise money for the disaster areas. We dedicated a moment of silence for the victims at every stop, and my sweet people also uploaded a bunch of 'Pray For Japan' shoutout pictures and videos. Now we should continue doing what we can as well.]
TKH: To help the disaster-stricken areas affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, you auctioned off a guitar to help out the Red Cross. What inspired you to choose a guitar? Could you tell us a special memory about that guitar?
MIYAVI: the idea 2 auction off the guitar came up when i heard the project that EMI was doin globally. its the one i was takin on my 1st world tour w/ Kabuki Boiz in 2008. so this guitar has bin through the strugglin process i was struggling 2 build my style.
[The idea to auction off the guitar came up when I heard about the global project EMI Music was doing. [This guitar] was the same one I took on my first world tour with the Kabuki Boiz back in 2008, so it's been through the process with me as I struggled to build my style.]
TKH: Your world tour give you the opportunity to see your global popularity. How does it make you feel whenever you see your international fans cheering you on?
MIYAVI: like friends, lovers, brothers, n family. i'll rock the whole world 4 em.
[Like they're my friends, lovers, brothers, and family. I'll rock the whole world for them.]
TKH: Your slap guitar style is very unique, how did you create that style and how long did it take to master it?
MIYAVI: I kinda got influenced by a bunch of bass players such as Marcus Miller, Larry Graham, Louis Johnson. it takes, like, forever, cuz im still not mastered yet.
[I kind of got influenced by a bunch of bass players, such as Marcus Miller, Larry Graham, and Louis Johnson. It takes, like, forever, so I still haven't mastered it yet.]
TKH: What is your personal motto?
MIYAVI: Life is a constant learning process.
TKH: Do you sing a lullaby for your kids?
MIYAVI: yeh, but i fall asleep before em while singing 2 em tho.
[ Yeah, but I fall asleep before them when I sing to them though. ]
TKH: Please send a message to your fans and readers on tokyohive!
MIYAVI: yo everyone who's addicted 2 tokyohive, lets high five on my upcoming tour in north & south america!!!!! promise 2 rock y'all out!!!!!!!!!
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