Tomoaki Ishizuka


“ᴅᴏɴ'ᴛ ᴄᴀʟʟ ᴍᴇ ᴄʟᴀssɪᴄ. ɪ'ᴍ sᴛɪʟʟ ᴀʟɪᴠᴇ.”
- ᴛ ᴏ ᴍ ᴏ ᴀ ᴋ ɪ  “ᴩᴀᴛᴀ”  ɪ s ʜ ɪ ᴢ ᴜ ᴋ ᴀ


hide BIBLE - Pata’s Interview Excerpt
[this made me cry when I first read it ;_;]

‘As for someone that I can call 'companion’ there is only hide.’

Interviewer: As we talk, a lot of reminiscent talk started coming out huh?

Pata: Because we had been together for a long time, all the stories are jumbled up in my head.

Interviewer: It’s because you spent so much time together right?

Pata: In total, there’s no mistake that half of my band life had been spent together with hide.  Because the degree of closeness that was developed between us in the time that we spent together, I feel as if I had known him even longer.

Interviewer: and just the time that you spent in of itself was long right? It was long wasn’t it?

Pata: Among the members of X, I think hide was the one person above everyone else that I spent the most time with.  Even among other musicians, there is probably no one else besides hide.

Interviewer: For you Pata, what did hide mean to you as a person?

Pata: This is so difficult.. because we were together all this time, he was my companion, my partner right.  Although I’ve played with many other guitarists, hide is the only one I could call my partner.  I also have a two person band [P.A.F maybe?], but there is no one other than that person that I would call my partner.

Interviewer: Is there anything you want to convey to hide?

Pata: Even though you were only one year older than me, you surpassed me nine times over didn’t you?  For the time being, please sleep well.  I will do as much as possible, to make sure nothing disturbs your sleep.