Me As We, as well as my cover band Mo' Papaya, are musical collective names for all the various recording projects and performing gigs I've had over the years. I've played in bands since I was a teenager. But then I started writing songs, and often have taken on the role of a one man band to accomplish that. I also make my own videos and continue to work with lyricists (Gontani Tatsuya, my son, etc.) on new songs. I've even written a musical, but need a lyricist to help me work on the songs, which are otherwise complete. I started out recording songs on an old Fostex 4 track before moving into the digital age. Whenever I worked with a drummer, keyboard player, vocalist, etc. I always kept the sessions short to capture the vibe. None of my early work was recorded in more than 4 hours, some much shorter. Now, I can utilize the technology available to me that allows me to get an idea down much, much faster. It's usually putting down vocal tracks that takes the lion's share of the time involved. But I love to create, and you'll find a wide variety of material to sift through. Become a fan! Listen to various songs I've listed (over 200), not just the top 5 - although I usually tinker with that. There's something for just about everyone here. Oh, and if you know of any places to play some gigs, send me a message.