日本にやってきたデヴェンドラ・バンハート。東京ではBOOKMARCで絵画展「Help Me Find My Noodle」を開催し（19日まで）、レセプション・パーティではライヴ・ペインティングとサイン会が行われたわ。そして東京と京都ではライヴ。6度目の来日で何と初となるソロの弾き語り！ リラックスした雰囲気の中で、いつもの風変わりな歌声。新曲「Linda」も披露してくれたわ（とてもきれいで悲しい名曲なの！）。ファンとのあたたかい交流にも事欠かなかったデヴェンドラ。彼はやっぱりステキな人だった！
大好きな細野晴臣と遂に会うこともできたデヴェンドラは、今回の来日を自身でも堪能してくれたと思うわ。次回の来日はいつ？ ニュー・アルバムのリリース時かしら？ そのあたりのことを尋ねたところ、デヴェンドラは「新作は9月に出すよ！」と教えてくれたわ。ワオ！
Devendra came to Japan. In Tokyo, he had an art show called "Help Me Find My Noodle" at BOOKMARC (until June 19th) and at the reception party, he had live painting and book signing. And he had gigs in Tokyo and Kyoto. It was his 6th visit to Japan and the first solo acoustic show! He had his whimsical voice as usual in a relaxed atmosphere. He performed a new song called "Linda" (It was a great but beautiful and sad song!). Devendra didn't lack warm interact with his fans. He was indeed a nice guy!
And Devendra finally could meet his favorite musician Haruomi Hosono, so I think he really enjoyed visiting Japan himself. When will he come to Japan next? When he has released a new album? I asked him and he said the new album will be released in September. Wow!