Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Original Love - 接吻 (Seppun: Kiss)

Here's another vid from the 90s J-Pop CD (found here). I like this one a lot.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Inagaki Jun-ichi: Kurisumasu Kyaroru no koro ni ha (クリスマスキャロルの頃には: 稲垣潤一)

Here's another Christmas song from my 90s CD. This is not the best recording, nor is it the best song, nor does the guy sing that well, nor is he that exciting on stage... Why am I posting this?

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Nakayama Miho & WANDS: Sekaiju no dare yori kitto (中山美穂&WANDS: 世界中の誰よりきっと)

Here's another song from my 90s CD. I don't know anything about WANDS, but the female singer (Nakayama Miho) was also an actor and model. This is fun song and the video is a bit Christmas-y. If possible, enjoy!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Zoo: Choo Choo Train

Only (absolutely only) for the sake of inclusiveness am I posting this video. This is another song from my 90s CD. Only under extreme duress would I admit to singing along with this song while driving.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Dog and garden

One of my students sent me some nice photos of her dog and garden. I will pass them along to you:

(You can click on each image to see a larger version.)

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Thelma Aoyama: Soba ni iru ne (青山テルマ: そばにいるね)

This song also plays whenever I'm grocery shopping. I'm very curious about the singer. She went to an American international school (high school?) so I'm assuming she speaks English fluently. There are a number of live versions which are nice as well, and you can see SoulJa, her rapping male partner for this song.

Utada Hikaru: Heart Station (宇多田ヒカル)

I think this is her newest single. Recently, it's all I hear in movie shops, grocery stores, wherever. I didn't really like it much at first, but it's grown on me. I had no idea she was saying "Heart Station".

Monday, April 14, 2008

Utada Hikaru: Flavor of Life (宇多田ヒカル)

I'll give you a break from all the 90s stuff. Here's my current favourite J-Pop song (although the song is not so new). Yuu bought the CD when she was in Yonago and it's full of good stuff. This video has both Japanese and English subtitles so you can sing along. There are a few wee mistakes in the romaji subtitles.

What do you think?

[UPDATE: The English-subtitled version was removed, so this is now a differently-subtitled one.]