Just finished editing and production on Joe Chavira's Relief Special Show for Covid 19 fundraiser. Specifically created to raise funds for as many food banks across the world as we can. Hopefully this will help those families in need. Will be posting soon with air dates and online premieres. Joe and Trini Lopez added a special tune called "If By Now" for the show. Some of the local artists involved that added their talents to the show are Gloria Mantooth, Erin Montgomery, The Belmores - Terry and Carol, and Daniel Miller.
I AM SAIKU SAPIEN
My name is Douglas Tomooka A.K.A. Saiku Sapien. Saiku means 'craftsman' or 'artisan' in Japanese. I at least fancy myself in my own mind as being an artisan and most of the time a human. The arts are what separate us from the beasts. Without art to capture our emotions, words and deeds, we wouldn't be able to pass our culture to the generations that are to come. It always amazes me how you can actually keep a record of how you feel on a piece of paper, a piece of magnetic tape, some digital thingy, wood or stone. I have always been intrigued by hearing how artists of any media come up with their ideas. In music, lot of times the songs I listened too, have a totally different meaning than what I thought. I guess that's the beauty of the arts. I thought I would give a little the back story of the songs that I have written. Hope you like the material I have composed. The music is varied from Adult Contemporary, Pop, Rock, Jazzy R&B, and Prog Rock.
The newest album has been released and is available here online. Its title is Human.I.Am. Other discs I have available are "Revival" under the name of Saiku Sapien and the self titled album "The HeartThieves".
Don't Wake Me Up video for Joe Chavira's Covid Relief Special televised on KEYT and KCOY to support county food banks