Odaiko New England

An amazing taiko year

I cannot believe the amazing taiko opportunities that 2009 has brought me. I was lucky enough to have played in at least 33 shows. Each one taught me something about taiko, performance or myself. I decided to write down a thought about each one as way to summarize my year.

My snow driving skills put […]

More Than Taiko

Author’s note: I wrote the following shortly after our 15th anniversary concert (reVISION on May 30 and 31), but found myself feeling shy about sharing this with the world, so I didn’t publish it right away.

Just over a week has passed since ONE’s 15th anniversary concert, reVISION. Everyday life is flowing by so fast […]

Poems celebrating ONE’s 15th Anniversary

For Juni:

She will paint you a musical story, Of troops in all of their glory. But tales of daring Are not all she’s sharing. She’ll throw in some goofiness, too.

On Yui, she’s totally groovin’ She’s got the whole audience movin’. With a flip of a stick, And her grin that’s so quick, She […]

More reVISION Haiku

Shin-En Revisioned Doing fast triplets is hard Most of us couldn’t

Colorful obi We debated at great length Finally, yellow

I wait nervously When do I come in again? I think I missed it

Cello, take, gong Hira, vocals, Thunder God It’s Kaminari

Senryu stands waiting Sheilarae and Greg spaced out All’s well that ends […]

Post-Concert Haiku

reVISION concert a powerful performance Mark and Juni proud

—Dave Buerger

Lying on sofa Strong coffee, good book and cat. Nothing else to do.

—Sheilarae Lau

Counting my bruises Bags and circles under eyes When is my massage?

—Kate Jurow

Carry Odaiko on Saturday and Sunday Muscle pain Monday

—Dave Buerger


reVISION Imminent

Our 15th Anniversary Concert, reVISION, is one week from today, yet all the many hours of rehearsal together haven’t quelled my joy for my taiko buddies! It had been 39 hours since we last saw each other, so we got together for Star Trek and Chili’s.

See, we DO watch other things besides the many […]