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I decided to translate this one because Akihide talked about song writing.
This is an old entry, from almost 6 years ago, so I believe some of this might have changed somehow. But it's always good to know about such thing, especially because I love him as a song writer....

2004.11.13 1:42

久しぶりな気がする。。。
I feel it's been a while...

ワンマンライブ来てくれた人、遠くより応援してくれた人ありがとう!
次へと繋がる楽しい夜を過ごせたよ!
そしてそんなライブを終え、最近は何をしてるかといえば
夜な夜な新曲を作っています。
ワンマンライブ、demonstration CDとひとつの節目が付いたので
新たな挑戦を試みてる最中。

To those who came to the one-man live, as well as those who supported from afar, thank you very much!
It can surpass the next fun night!
And then, after the live finished, talking about what I do recently
I'm writing new songs from night to night.
Because the one-man live and the Demonstration CD are all a turning point,
we're in the middle of a new challenge of experiment.

僕の曲作りの仕方は一ヶ月間ぐらいダーっと集中して何十曲も完成、未完成関わらず書く
そしてその中から「これだ!」という曲を選りすぐっていくんだけど、それがある程度出来るとエネルギーがなくなって1.2ヶ月冬眠に入ってしまう。
そしてエネルギーを吸収するまで眠って溜まると曲作り期間が始まる。
いつでもそれの繰り返し。
そして今はワンマンとかでいろんなことを吸収して曲に
作り替える期間で新曲のかけらが少しずつ生まれて来てる状態。
今回はどんな曲が出来るか自分でも楽しみ。
それに吸収したエネルギーは曲だけでなく、シアターやHPやデザインにも変換されてゆく。
そのすべてに見てくれる人、聴いてくれる人がいるのはすごく幸せなことだと
つくづく感じてしまう。
その幸福感が受け取ってくれる人にも同じであれば
最高!だと思う。
My method of songwriting is about one month of full concentration to have about 10 in completion, regardless the number of those unfinished.
And then from among these pieces of music, there are compositions that makes me choose as the best, like, "this one!" but having to be able to do to that extend makes me lose energy and made me hibernate from writing for about 1-2 months.
It's always that kind of cycle.
Now into a song that absorbs a lot of things, for example in the one-man live
while remaking those songs, by piecing together the new pieces, a new song is slowly born.
Now I'm anticipating what kind of composition would come out.
Moreover, the absorbed energy doesn't turn only into a composition, but also continues to change into the (moonside) theater, HP (homepage), as well as design.
That there are people who see and hear all of those is happiness to me
I feel it thoroughly.
If there are people who are getting that kind of happiness,
then I feel like, it's great


音楽だけに限らず
すべての人が他の人と繋がるものを作ったり
利用したりする。
街の看板、レストランのレジ打ち、工場で出来たネジ、
誰かに書いた手紙、パソコンで書き込むコトバ。。。
色々なことが世界で日本で周りで起きるけど
自分達の手が生み出すものは幸せへ繋がるものでありたいね。

As expected from a song, it's confining
making all human tied together to other people
a blessing of use.
Street sign, hitting the restaurant cash register, neji made in factories,
letters written to someone, words posted in a computer...
a lot of things in this world, in Japan, in our surrounding rise
What our hands creates, I want it to be tied together towards happiness

さあ今夜も「最高の瞬間」を目指して
曲作りだ!

Well, this evening too, I'm aiming to that "supreme moment"
song writing!
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A very, very old entry of AKIHIDE's LIFE.
I decided to translate it just because it's about his decision on which name he wanted to use.
Now he's back to using AKIHIDE instead of his real name.
I for myself, like both, but his real name has a particular good meaning to it, so maybe I have the tendency to like his kanji version better.

AKIHIDE on name from his October 13th, 2004 post )

I usually use Akki or Akiaki at times in when talking about him in chats or in my fangirl-ramblings. But when addressing him formally I use the "standardized" AKIHIDE as it's written for BREAKERZ, unless he wrote it otherwise (like for credits of his flash movies or back in NEVER LAND days; where he used kanji and then I will use standardized romanization).

How do you call him?
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2005.1.24 2:00 

I dreamed.
A modern version of my childhood happy memory.
Nowadays I think it's never realized.
Thinking that, being able to see it is happy and heartrending. 

But dream is mysterious, ne (certainly!)
It happens a lot of times, ne? Someone you don't know from the next class appears in your dream
and the next day you became worried about it.

Even though most of the times you immediately forget the contents of you dream,
somehow some deep footsteps are left behind.
Then somehow or another, you want to continue to dream of the footsteps that are not yet appear.
That's impossible.
But if you could see the truth of the dream, certainly to people who can continue to sleep
it will certainly appear.

In the past  heard that if you look down under your pillow a connection will spread out and you sleep
seems that you can dream that dream.
Tonight I might try to do so.



+++++++++
come to think of it, I also heard about the pillow and dream just like what Akihide wrote.
did try it... but it didn't happen.
somehow the continuation of dream would appear when you least expect it.

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I'm laughing myself off, reading this entry. He reminds me to some of my designer friends (and to say that I'm also a designer, but working in a corporate one, instead of independently).


2005.2.12 0:11


Today, while taking the day-train I was surprised.
It was just like morning rush in the weekdays.
When I got off the train I came to know that it's the start of a consecutive holiday...

I basically have no sense of the days.
That's why I keep forgetting bank's closing day, the garbage collecting days*, missing a lot of favorite TV programs. (but don't get me wrong, it doesn't mean that my room is dirty)
Before, in order to arrange my schedule, the written schedule
now things like song memo are sleeping under the design rough, completely meaningless...
Picking them up from the sea of papers of schedule, I will soon notice the appointment time.
Looking at it for a while, and put it back into the sea of paper.
Somehow it'll be manageable!
I'm giving myself words of miracle.
Then, let tomorrow be a good day!



* in Japan there are different garbage collecting days for different garbage. And they're really strict on that. One must put the garbage early in the morning, and if they're late, then they'd have to wait until the next collection. They separate it into flamable, non-flamable, big garbage (like electronics and stuffs), and ... iinm they have to separate organic too, but I'm not sure. missing one collecting day means you have to keep the garbage inside your house.
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i hate the internet because it's been on-off for a while, making me failed in downloading oshareism that i want to see. argh!!
and i've been missing akihide, since he hasn't updated, at least until about an hour ago... i present again... another post from the old blog. ^____^ enjoy!!

2005.2.27 1:02

In front of me, who is waiting for bus,
there's a old woman in a thick hoodie.
Shivering from the cold,
her voice called, "Today's cold, isn't it?"
"It really is," came my reply.
While waiting for the bus that was late from its schedule, I talked a little with the old lady.
As the bus finally came the old lady said, "Thank you for the chit chat. Waiting became less boring," while smiling cutely.
I want to be like that kind of old people.
Surely, for that purpose, I enjoy everyday, and have to live strongly, ne.
From that saying, I received a change of peacefulness.
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I decided to translate the old blog posts when there's no update from Akihide. It's fun, really. And I need to read Japanese to practise. So when I succeed in learning Japanese and become a translator one day, Akki surely be one of those I thank from the bottom of my heart.

But I will definitely only translate the interesting ones... and I will go backward from the latest one in the old life to the oldest one.
I notice that his language was not as difficult as today, but biased as I am, I think it's really interesting to read. Akki's way of thinking is so amusing... and I can't help but agree that he's such an odd ball. ^_____________^


Enjoy..!!


2005.3.3 2:13

March is already starting.
Despite of that it's really cold.
There's no heater in my working room! That's why I'm always wrapped in blanket, typing on the computer. even though originally I'm not a person who minds about cold or heat, this year I'm suffering a little...  Thinking that it will get warm soon, I missed the timing to buy home heater, and tonight it comes. Tomorrow seems like it's going to snow. That's certainly cold, isn't it?

Aren't children outdoor creatures?
Often I notice boys with shorts in the cold weathers.
Actually I was that way to when I was small (laughs).
Until the 6th year of elementary school I always ran around wearing shorts.
Even now, I'm indifferent towards cold, it's because of that, I think.

I also didn't ride bike until the 6th year of my elementary school. (although I used to ride it in kindergarten)
That's why, when everyone was riding bicycle, me, who wore shorts would run to follow them. That's why now, if the train doesn't work, I will walk even if it takes an hour.
Although why did I become that kind of child I can't remember,
maybe I was trying to be different from most people.
Tomorrow I will walk the streets wearing shorts M (absolutely impossible though...)

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