Saturday, July 25, 2009

is shinya a pianist?

shinya mumbled one day... "you know, there are many fabricators out there who are so skillful and do a great job. i mean those guys who do welding, cutting and everything so perfectly, smoothly, so bilaterally symmetrically. i respect them so much...geez what i do is so much contrastive from them. somehow i like asymmetrical shapes and leaving footmarks on the things i make. well, i'm not a machine i don't have to be so perfect. i'll keep making well-thumbed things, yap..." i was amazed to know that skillful guy like him still thinks that way...


and then last night, we went to fuzjko hemming piano recital in santa monica. she is a very funky pianist and has so much unique background. anyway, when i heard her saying "if everybody has to play in the same way, there's no reason for me to play because i'm not a machine." i went wow...

7 comments:

matt@machine said...

shinya, all i can say is thank you...you are a shining light sent by the motorcycle gods to watch over us.
matt (australia)

chabott said...

matt@machine: no way!! but thanks for posting!

matt@machine said...

no. im serious..my friends have visited you guys in your workshop...i wear a chabott t shirt when i go to work...i dont know one bloke working on bikes who hasnt picked up the zero book and looked in wonder at those beautiful bikes....and those wonderful details. one day i hope to meet you. 'LIFE IS SHORT...LETS ENJOY YOUR LIFE" thanks for writing that to me all those years ago.

Chris said...

Thanks Shinya your inspiration is Great!

shinya said...

matt@machine: thank you very much and say hello to your friends! looking forward to see you in person!

chris: thank you!!

ohitson said...

great minds think alike! love your bikes.

menacing ayu said...

ohitson: yap! shinya said thank you.