The man doing the score is Giuseppe Strano, an Italian living in Tokyo. I met Pepe(his nickname) a bit over a year ago at the Shimokita shisha place I frequent and we became fast friends. Pepe, like me, is a total music nut. We found that we both share a passion for artists such as Brian Eno, Led Zeppelin and Goblin. This last point was one of the reasons why I sought Pepe for the music for Feed Me. Much of my favorite film music was composed by Italians. In particular, the horror scores of men like Claudio Simonetti and Fabio Frizzi. Amazing stuff there! Not only was Pepe familiar with their names, but their work too. He knew right away what I was after. And what a great score he delivered! It's got tastes of Goblin and Frizzi, but is equally original.
Pepe's personal music is also very high quality. He played me a new track during a break. As usual, I was engaged until the end of the piece. He's asked me to play on one of his pieces in the future, as well as to direct one of his music videos. I'm all for that!
Here's the in-progress website for the event:
I met Cumy a couple of months ago along with her manager Dr. Abbey. They are both really solid people and have brought me into a whole new circle of friends. Cumy works in Tokyo as a model and a singer. She's also done some acting in the past and is hoping to get back into the field. Besides being one of the prettiest women I've had the pleasure to meet, she's also one of the kindest. Working and hanging out with her is always enjoyable. If our stage performance goes over well we're hoping to do more such performances together. At least at future Famous Monster Night events.