It’s been a while again since I got a chance to answer any questions and once again, I promise I’ll get to all the ones that are in the queue! Some take a little more thinking and researching than others.
One question I was asked recently was:
Q: Hi Ernie! I want to ask you about the ex.スマグラー(Smuggler) members. Do they make something new since they’ve disbanded?
A: You bet they have! Most of the boys who were in Smuggler have been staying busy. Just for anyone who doesn’t know, Smuggler was only around for just more than a year, starting in February 2005 and disbanding on May 23rd.
The final three members were 学 (Gaku) on vocals, 霧那 (Kirina) on guitar and 賽 (Sai) on bass. Gaku went on to be in the band Unhealthy mArket with Smuggler’s former drummer, 漸 (Zen) who left Smuggler before they disbanded. You can find Unhealthy mArket’s OHP at the following address: http://9hp.jp/?id=unhealthy. However, although there’s no message it seems like they’re not currently in any activity. On his mixi, Gaku also only lists himself as ex-Smuggler’s vocalist.
Kirina went on to 脱(Datsu)ego-trip and you can find their OHP here: http://evilgate.web.fc2.com/. Although sadly, it seems like they too haven’t been up to anything as of late and haven’t updated their OHP for almost six months. You can find his blog there, but that also hasn’t been updated since February.
Bassist Sai has changed his name to toki, and is in the band Gain01. They formed in September of 2006 and are still going strong! You can check out their official site here: http://ip.tosp.co.jp/i.asp?i=gain01, and you can catch up with toki in his blog which can be found at http://blog.goo.ne.jp/toki-net.