Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Show Wesugi - Tomo Yo

Tomo yo yoake mae no, yami no naka de
Tomo yo tatakai no, honou wo moyase
Yoake wa chikai, yoake wa chikai
Tomo yo kono yami no, mukou ni wa
Tomo yo kagayaku, ashita ga aru

Tomo yo kimi no namida, kimi no ase ga
Tomo yo muku wa reru, sono hi ga kuru
Yoake wa chikai, yoake wa chikai
Tomo yo kono yami no, mukou ni wa
Tomo yo kagayaku, ashita ga aru

(Romaji by TRamp94)

This is a cover song of Show Wesugi's that came out some days ago on pojjorecord Youtube channel.
The song is originally written by Nobuyasu Okabayashi, and it seems that Show Wesugi wanted to sing and dedicate it to all the Japanese people affected by the earthquake of March 11th.
It has a beautiful meaning, it wants to express strength and trust because "The sunrise is near".
Show really has got a beautiful heart.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Issei Sugimoto - With My Best Wishes

...With all my surprise, someone uploaded this wonderful song written by Issei Ambo (Issei Sugimoto) which is also one of my favourite songs since 2009. Since that night (yes, it was a night of January I think) it became my favourite piece of music played entirely with guitars.
It was published in 1997 in a compilation album called "Guitar Monster Vol.2"
It's difficult to write about how it felt the first time I heard it, but it was surely a shock: I didn't expect such a WONDERFUL song from Issei. But, don't misunderstand: I don't want to say that Issei isn't able to write songs like these; I meant that I couldn't believe in my ears that someone could create such perfect music.
I've never been able to express in words the beauty of this melody and the feelings that aroused in my heart, but this time I want to try my best to do it.
The first time I heard it I felt like my heart could burst, and this "pain" gave me the feeling that I could cry (and that's what I did). It was like a concentration of various good feelings that a body can't actually sustain. At the same time it gave me the feeling of nostalgia, and I strangely could see in my mind the picture of Issei playing that song while sitting on a sofa and smiling to his guitar. I know, it seems a bit strange but this is what it felt like.
I remember that Issei uploaded some photos of his copy of the compilation album some months ago... Let's see if I can still find them [...] Yes! Found them! HEREHERE ! Wonderful ❤
Ah! Another thing! He played "With My Best Wishes" at his live session on March 28th 2011 (Yes, the one with Jiro): you can't even imagine how much I was envious of all the people who were there listening to his live performance! (And yes, of course I was envious for Jiro Waku's performance above all!)
Well, here I've finished. I hope you'll like this song and, if you are a fan of the 3rd Period of WANDS, you'll understand my feelings and you will maybe prove them too!
See ya ☆

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Inoue Takehiko Illustrations

So, here it is what I wanted to show you. You already know that I'm a big fan of Slam Dunk... and yes, I still didn't own the Illustration Book. Why? Because I was looking for the Italian edition before going to buy it online from Japan. I've been looking for it for about 4 years but I couldn't find it anywhere. So, last month I decided to ask my mum to buy it for me as a present for the end of the school year and she said "yes", so I started to look for information for the payment on Everything went well and I received it at the end of the month of June, 6-7 days after the order. The Japanese edition is cheaper that the Italian edition, plus... IT'S BETTER! The only thing that was expensive was the shipping costs... but... it was worth it. Now I feel completed!!! Ahahah! How much I've been looking for it... I deserved to have the Japanese edition!!! *smells the Japanese paper* It smells of Japan!!! (???) xD