お久しぶり 皆 ….. !!!!
It’s been a long time ago since my last post eh …. >_< If some of you maybe askin whaaay, i had a long absent to post or write some boring things here …
yasu : nobody ask noi_chan …. !!!
noi : oh baby please, don’t you wanna know .. ?
yasu : no, i don’t ….
noi : owww, really … *wink*
i had a long absent because there was a HUGE, massive, effective and strong conspiracy between Commissioner Vijay, my telly and this weak body to keep me away from ElJay.
It almost 2 months ago since i open my ElJay and ElJay give me this lovely surprise by added this RELATED ENTRIES thing to add on our post …
How LOVELY, isn’t it …. ????
Still have no idea how that RELATED ENTRIES worked and made different tho …
Back to the conspiracy ne, i’d say those 3 things in my life that did a great job to keep me away from my ElJay and do something that always make me feel better in here.
Commissioner Vijay, givin me lots of things to do. Not only that, he also made me in charged to all those things while nonstop tellin me how i can do that and i have to.
I hate it,
noi : i really hate it …. !!!!
yasu : i know
noi : オモ, ヤッさん、 you know …. （泣）
yasu : as someone who hate everything and everyone, of course you hate it
noi : but i never hate you ne …
i hate how people’s feeling so sure about me can do THIS and THAT. I mean, how can they so sure and rely on me like that …??? even i never feel 100% sure about myself sometimes.
Even yes, all those
Moi you can do that, i know you can …!!!
You have to …. !!! etc etc
things they said to me, worked very well like a nitro made my car run faster on my racing game. But in the end i became more Greed and perfectionist than before. Now i want everything perfect, so i squeeze my brain more and more
back from work i can’t do anything but lying on my bed not sleeping but start my own marathon with my telly until after midnight . On and on like that make this body getting weak than before ….
that’s not good ne, if being a perfectionist ended me like this, then be a perfectionist the last thing i want my self to turned into. Because i work so hard everyday, did all those marathons ….
not because i want to be a perfectionist eh, but i work so hard everyday and night because i want to be …
A WONDER WOMAN …. !!!
noi : eee, what’s that face ….
yasu : what is wrong with you and WONDER WOMAN …??
noi : nee ya_san, do you know my friend said if WONDER WOMAN will end as Mrs. BATMAN … #yay !!!
yasu : what the … and then, marathon ? you noi_chan ….. ??
noi : i did a long marathon ne, with my telly …
yasu : not the real marathon ..
noi : but still, my eyes worked very hard ne ..
during my sickness and stayin in bed, my telly and finished a quite long marathon ne. And talking about marathon, i laughed a lot when Darcy mistaken this movie marathon i talked about with the real marathon.
He called me one night,
asked : hey, what are you doing now …
me : still working on my marathon …
Darcy : good, running is good for you ..
me : no, no, i mean i am having this movie marathon …
then i hear nothing but a long beeep …. !!!! (read : he turned off the phone).
Well, me? this Capt. Slow doing a marathon? really? That’s impossible … !!! because the one and only time i will run is if there’s a dog after me.
I will run, as fast as i can be even sometimes my running from a dog getting hard especially when i have to carry this stupid and heavy thing with me while running from dog …
And again, i hurt Darcy with that. Ah, come on it’s just a joke right? i mean, what’s wrong with some joke …??
Dunno why guys are so complicated ne, …
I think Darcy hates me now, even he isn’t hate me but i am sure there’s something changing especially on what he feel about me. So it would be better if he stop call me so i wouldn’t hurt him again in many ways …
back to the marathon, …
A marathon means i re-watched and finished all series that i follow until the end of this season of …
~ Grey’s Anatomy 11 …
even i don’t like to have an earlier and unpredictable goodbye to my fave neurosurgeon, but still Shonda Rhimes ended the 11th Season nicely. Hurts me a little bit, but fine because it has to be that way.
~ Criminal Minds 10
~ NCIS 12
~ NCIS LA 6
~ NCIS New Orleans
~ CSI Cyber
~ The Night Shift
~ Blue Bloods 5
aaand when they all end, i killed my boring bed_time by re_watching some of my fave movies that i never get bored to watch over and over like Prince of Persia : The Sand of Time, The Avengers, Saving Private Ryan … etc etc plus that damn CanCam version of The Avengers : Age of Ultron that hurts my eyes.
i DL_ed from somewhere over the rainbow since i can’t get enough after watch it once on the cinema with my nephew. And the more i watch that movie, i am more fallin hard into this BIG Guy
while enjoyed so much Banner – Romanoff romance.
I remember exactly how Natasha flirt with Capt. Rogers in Capt. America : The Winter Soldier, even i believe there will be something coming among them like friendship turned into another sweet things but now she is into this guy that she said as …
a guy that avoids the fight because he knows he’ll win …
thanks to how good Scarlett Johansson and Mark Ruffallo drives my crazy with all their lovey dovey scenes, now all that BIG Guy is all over me i can’t wait the DVD ver. to see the extended version. ..
#Dooohhh, that scene in the save house is so …. *suddenly headache*
yasu : hey, what’s wrong with you …???
noi : don’t you see, that BIG Guy is mine. So yes, everything is wrong ne …
yasu : stop whining and start writing my interview …
noi : ah,
OK iw’ll talk about that BIG Guy again later, because next is ….
~ CD&DL でーた January – February 2015 Interview #1
I know it’s very late, but this is an interesting interview and maybe there’s someone out there want to read it so i decided to post this Heart to Heart Translation here.
as always, because i am just doing this for fun and hope to share the fun that i have after reading this to other fans, so there is always a possibility of me read some part not perfectly or wrongly .
And this interview was held about December 2014 a long time before Album 「L―エル―」 released.
Part 1 : Album 「L―エル―」 Interview
When you’re asked about L and your life, do you feel a tremendous sympathy or not …?
What i passionately said to myself finally became a good story.
Q : Mid of December, ah no, final third of that month, how many percent is the status ….?
A : Hmmm …. (laugh)
75% … (lookin to his staff)
Did i talk too much …?? (staffs nods)
Ah sorry, i talked too much. I am too excited (laugh). It’s about 65%. Actually there’s some lyrics has not been written, enough to make me feel “this is not gonna be good “.
Orchestra is done, but after that ….
Q : from here, then the final step …
A : yeah …
Q : Actually this is already three years since the last album right …
A : Ah, are you criticize on me … ? (laugh) What 3 years ? Another discussion, isn’t it? We are not in the middle of that talk right .. (laugh) Sorry to make you all waiting (apologize)
Q : No … (laugh). That’s because a very long time Project Shangri-La ….
A : yes, but that’s not the reason. 3 years, that’s the time required to make this album L. And i think 2012 is the time to develop it better. In order to make an album with maximal we need time.
When the album finished, usually there will be a tour, then the feeling when everything is done will give us some calmness. But the time range between it fells so short. After that, it feels so lonely and that’s hurt.
So for this album, i think i am gonna need a longer time in the process and listen to it carefully. And also, for the previous single INCUBUS the process also needed a longer time.
Q : Time is also important thing to make an album …
A : Yes, that’s important.
Especially this album, it needs a longer time. Harder than …. , i think it’s hard to say in a proper sentence. When i think about it again, to finish it this year (2014), it doesn’t make any sense.
At this time, me and the staff really understand how this album need a longer time and we have to work it carefully. When it finished, it doesn’t mean it is really finish. Surely we still need time to develop it. I feel a happy atmosphere.
Q : That kind a way of thinking is so amazing. Actually, songs in this album, how long is the time that you needed to create them …?
A : Before Project Shangri-La Tour begin, we did a Live together with BREAKERZ in Budokan (Acid Black Cherry & BREAKERZ 5th Anniversary Live “Acid BREAKERZ Cherry 69-SixNine” January, 2013)
then right after that Live is over, next i was continuously writing songs. The long tour started, before the tour, writing songs for the new album. Dunno why, but that time for the new songs, only the bass-line finished.
Q : In other words the production period of Greed Greed Greed song is the same with songs in this album …??
A : Yes, yes, at that time, i think about songs that i made until now, which songs that i will put into the album? All songs still in a demo, …
yeah, that’s how imagined it.
Q : Then, based on the music composition, wich song do you think will become a hits …?
A : Hmmm … actually for me, there’s songs that will be hits. Even for myself, i don’t think it’s gonna be hits. But then i think about it again, seems like it’s changing now, but there’s still some doubt left.
Q : I get it. Btw, this time also gonna be a concept album right …?
A : yes, Acid Black Cherry always make a concept album.
I think any artist will have reason when they created and decided their tracklist. Other than that reason, to make clear, make a concept album is number 1.
The goal is more obvious isn’t it ? Musician and the listener can be fit each other. So i think rather than make a random album, it will be more fun to make it simple and the listener can ejoy it as well.
Q : I understand. L concept this time, is about Love …??
A : yes, it’s a story concept about a girl with a twisting life story named L . I think we all have that, because we are still livin so there will be a lot of things happen in our life. Like a wheel.
This time, with focus on L‘s life like that, i hope the message in this song can be delivered.
L in her life get underestimated, compared to my life i think i I would really sympathize.
I said to my self and thinkin how this can be a really good story. Interesting, isn’t it? That part, i am so proud of it.
However, this time i don’t ask people to read the concept story, even i made songs in this album based on that. But when people listen to it, they will come one step closer inside to this more amazing world, sounds amazing ne …?
so for those of you who’s interested, get ready to feel this sensation of coming into an amazing world …
Q : Beside a concept album, do you also put some implicit meaning on your songs …???
A : Well … if there’s some people realized, that would be better. I think if there’s some people found and understand it, then it will be a new way to listen and enjoy the song.
Still, it doesn’t mean those who didn’t understand the meaning are not enjoying the song,
yasu : for example, you noi_chan …
noi : omo, ya_san ….??
yasu : yes, a lazy fangirl like you
noi : but i still enjoy the song …..
yasu : that’s what i mean …
but the song also need to have some people who understand and able to explain the meaning. So i think it is important to enjoy the song by understand the meaning.
Q : So, by that the listener will enjoy and listening to it deeper …
A : yeah, like that because they will remember and listen to it.
I think it’s quite fun to be able to hide some implicit meaning inside the song. Because i myself, since i was little i always have my own way to listen something carefully. So i was so excited when i found it …
aaa, it was hidden there …. !!!
I still remember it until now. That’s why i hope and would be more happy if everyone stay continue to enjoy ABC‘s songs. It also about the music of course.
Q : I understand. You other than a musician, you also a good storyteller. Perhaps, it’s because you were think about to be a mangaka ?
A : Ah, that’s possible …
Because i love to make story. I enjoy my time to be alone while make a story. Not only to make myself happy, but other people as well.
Imagination of INCUBUS MV
Q : When you were thinkin about this story, which place first reflected in your mind ??
A : Even there was time when we had different and some argument first with the producer, finally this story finished completely. Because the producer is someone who wanted to be a mangaka as well, so when we talked …
no, it’s not like that and it’s not like this …
that kind of conversation between 2 pushy people came out (laugh).
This time, there was also an argument first before we compose the story and that was a bit hurt (laugh). Oftenly he (the producer) said ” No, it’s gonna be weird for L to say something like that ” in our conversation (laugh).
Q : it sounds fun …. (laugh)
A : yes, it is really fun
Q : In music composition, and also lyrics until now can be said all been through with not easy. But there’s also happiness among all that un-easy (laugh).
A : Yes true, it is really fun. I love when i think about the storyline.
Q : In Janne’s 4th Album – Another Story (released February 2003), a short story titled Another Story that you wrote also included. If we did a flash back to the Album Indie – Dearly (released April 1998) there’s also a concept story there.
Is there any album that you made with the the opposite concept from this ??
A : Black List is an album with no concept story, but at the end it still feels like as album with a concept story.
Q : oooh, is that so …
A concept story began to be seen sice QED Album. In that album, there’s many concept story where a little girl become the hero.
In Another Story, 「２０１２ 」, and this album L too there’s a story about a little girl.
A : yes, even Black List and QED have a different type of story, it can be assume both tellin about a little girl.
That’s not just because of the sense, but it just happened spontaneously. But i thought it from the concept of fantasy terms. Because the description story isn’t like 4.5 tatami.
I just really wanted to make a story with that kind of way. I do love a fantasy concept story. Seriously.
Q : But that’s so mysterious. you disn’t make a fantasy story like on Ukiyo. you have your own picture for the story. Story concept for 「２０１２ 」Album is a fantasy, but since 2011 – 2012 there was also a fantasy and also memories about the tsunami on 3/11 also carved a deep feeling in that album.
A : i really want to deliver a deep message on the words.
So 「２０１２ 」 Album show how a real life and fantasy can be coexist. I wanted to make a picture/idea like that, not only about the end of a fantasy world. I think through fantasy there’s a real that have an important meaning with a clear description.
Q : As the result, you aren’t different but you are the type with an originality on music composition and lyrics right? Short story or concept story that flows in the song as the result. But it doesn’t mean the story changed after the song finished right?
A : yes. Even as a story, it never changed. Because first, it is the song. How the story that story included in the lyrics was made with a line that contained in the song, and if it’s not surely it won’t be like that. The storyline will never change no matter what.
Q : So, clearly the song is the main fuse.
A : Yes, because that’s the original shape, so surely the song is the main fuse. Not only in manga, short story even song, i think this is gonna be fun to make something like that.
Q : This time, in this new album also included 4 singles : Greed Greed Greed, Kuroneko ～Adult Black Cat～, Kimi ga Inai ano hi kara and INCUBUS.
So is there any connections to the other songs? that sounds amazing. The music composition, story and lyrics are vary.
A : How the stories can be connected each other is the most important point. Because there’s no certain condition on the step of makin singles into an album. But odds often happened in it.
Greed Greed Greed story is about a man who really wants love. In Kuroneko ～Adult Black Cat～, the story is about a man left a girl but the he wants her back because now the girl looks more beautiful than before ….
#ewww, man …. !!!
yasu : yes, that kind of man exist ne ..
noi : そうそう 。。。
yasu : are you sure your Darcy isn’t like that …??
noi : OMG …
so there’s a different pont of view about love in that song …
Kimi ga Inai, ano hi kara … tells about 「君/kimi/you 」 which is positioned as a lost love in a song. While INCUBUS tells about how somebody who is willing to be evil to achieve love that he want.
Even each song have a different story and point of view, the all still reflected a love theme.
this album itself, even it tells about a continous hope of a woman for love, mixed with all that 4 singles i think it would be interesting.
That’s all the 1st part, i’ll continue next part is ABC’s Philosophy of Love on my next post. Now, let’s go with this ….
~ Whatsoever Updates from me …
Hmm, what am i gonna start with … i kinda forget which one i already post or i haven’t so after check again my previous entry … xDDD there you are …
~ B-PASS 2015年4月号
~ 4th ALBUM 「Lーエルー」 Photobook
~ 7ぴあ 201５年４月
Enjoii …. !!!!
next is ….
yasu : tell me, have you read the L Storybook …?
noi : omo, how could you ask the same thing with them? ….
yasu : i knew it, i knew it noi_chan ….
noi : but how am i supposed to do,
that is a lot of pages to read …
and also who am i to read all those pages full of Japanese letter fast, if i can’t even read yasu‘s simple handwriting on this last page of 「Lーエルー」 Tour pamphlet
Suppose this is not only for yasu‘s handwriting but i can’t read Yukki’s handwriting as well. So when i wanted to send her something, i had to ask her address again via Messenger.
You can’t imagine how hard for me to tell Yukki’about how i failed to read her address on the envelope package she sent me before
so when Mia asked me about that yasu‘s handwriting , of course i have to find out what the hell is that. And no matter i tried to read, i still failed to read a Japanese Handwriting, then again i shamelessly asked Yukki’ again …
あの〜 ゆっき、これ 。。。
”欲し かったのは、お 「 。。。」 だ ♡”
「 。。。」 ー＞ 何？
and then Yukki as always the yasashii Yukki, tell me that sentence is
” 欲し かったのは、お まえ だ ♡ ”
so that’s 「 お まえ 」 …. (笑) OMG i can’t even read those 「ま」 and 「え」, because i thought it was
yasu : お 。。。。？
noi : well, i thought it was おぉ 〜 , ah forget it … !!!
yasu : おかね 。。。。？
noi : omo ya_san, …. (笑)