some days I drink water (everyday, actually)

I like my water fizzy. Tap water is a little too blah.

My personality requires me to be just a bit ’extra’ so I can feel like I’m fulfilling the role my parents made me for, which is artist.

All things considered I haven’t done so well being an artist myself. I’ve supported artists, like the years spent co-managing Pizzicato Five:

https://youtu.be/QNl4vX7jF4Y
(I was backstage breathing a sigh of relief)

I’ve fallen in love with artists’ work, like Neil Gaiman, who I’ve been reading since the ’Books of Magic’ days. And who I got to spend a little time with in Tokyo some years ago. And who is every bit the mensch he seems to be, and more.

And I’ve done forays into collaborating with local beloveds Sabolitai on a few things that are out in the world.

https://music.apple.com/jp/album/flight-single/1478029540?l=en

But what I realised, in the now time, is that I only grant myself the description artist when I publish something, anything, in the outer world. My inner gallery is filled to bursting, and all it means is clutter.

I’m trying to use the tools I have and publish a thing each day. I’m trying to balance the time I spend online fighting the American right with restorative creativity. As an artist, I am a citizen, and as a citizen, I am an artist.

If you’ve been thinking about putting something out into the world, the perfect time to do it is now.

Antaidian is the band. Burn is the first single.

Antaidian is original neosoul made by Terri MacMillan, Nick Clegg and Miho Abe.

Antaidian is a character in one of my short stories. Burn is the story of a long ago heartbreak. Badly-requited love can leave a badly scarred heart. The lyrics came on their own, we refined it, and Nick created the melody.

Long ago, I used to manage bands, including a few that became kind of well known, like Pizzicato Five, Buffalo Daughter and FEED. Of course, I wanted them to succeed. But I’ve been an artist all my life – I love being on stage, and I love writing poetry. As the years speed by, I decided that I should be the artist after all. So finally, at 58, I’ve found my musical soulmates and this journey begins with Burn…

I kinda wish I had something more profound to say. I’m not sure how/if it will be received. But I am infinitely glad to have it in the world.

The song is rolling out online worldwide via CDBaby. The links below will click through to your local iTunes, I think. Or a regular search on your store of choice might do it as well.

On Sound loud, look for tokyoterri burn, and you’ll find it.

US

Japan

UK

Australia