The History of The OBViOUS: 2001 2002~2004 2005
Notable 2001 OBViOUS story links:
The OBVIOUS begins recording "...obliVious" in Florida with Brad and Tim, and with Gaku and Takashi in Tokyo.
The J-OBViOUS, a live supporting band for mr christopher's planned showcase performances, takes shape when mr christopher is introduced to bassist Gaku, and drummer Takeshi along with band internet promoter, TOMOiZM, in the Summer of 2002.
TOMOiZM immediately becomes web master of The Japanese OBViOUS Fan Page and begins internet promotion of the OBViOUS in the Japanese indies music circles. Here was one of the inital reports he gave on what OBViOUS music was being played where:
December 7, 2002 - The OBViOUS (East) debuts in Japan at the John Lennon Museum, just outside of Tokyo.
Immediately following their John Lennon Museum debut performance, the J-OBViOUS, drummer Takashi left the band. However Gaku decided to stay on recording bass overdubs through the following year. Takashi and Gaku's contrubutions to the "...obliVious" album included "From My Balcony", "Light My Fire" and "Things Are Lookin' Good".
Surprise J-OBViOUS Appearance
Back Row: Yukiko "what's her name?" Okabe, a very happy TOMOiZM & Tomoko Manabe
June 2004 - News of the mastering of the "...obliVious" album.
....more next week!
Press release excerpts: