Saturday, December 18, 2010


Here's a list of my favorite Japanese songs (not in order)

  • PEACH ~Otsuka Ai

  • Lolitawork Libretto ~ Kanon Wakeshima

  • Smile ~ Changin' My Life

  • Pon Pon ~ Otsuka Ai

  • Still Doll ~ Kanon Wakeshima
  • Sayonara ~ Changin' My Life
  • Eternal Snow ~ Route L version (originally by Changin' My Life)
There's My list!  (not the whole one...)  Hope you enjoyed the songs! ^_^

Friday, December 17, 2010

Awesome song that I've played

This is the song i played on the bari sax.  I didn't play the intro of this version, I started at the 18 seconds point.  I can't find any other good version of other songs that I've played, when i find them, i'll post them on my blog.  Here's two other videos that I just have to post... nothing to do with the bari sax... just my favorite drama!  ^_^

Who's hotter!?!?!?!

Okay...  i'm going to make a list of a few manga / anime guy's, ans i want people's opinion on who is the hottest (yes i'm bored and have nothing better to do with my life, so don't bother me about that )
#1.Takuto Kira
#2. Izumi Lio
#3. Dark Mousey
#4. Ichigo Kurosaki
#5. Edward Elric

Well that's all i have time for today.  I just had to get this off my shoulders, it's been bugging me to post something like this... Next time i'll talk either about Christmas or Start Trek...

Friday, December 10, 2010

I love the arts (yes it is a blunt statement)

I'm sure you understand my point vision of music; life without music is nothing. I play music, I listen to music, I enjoy music But there isn't just one kind of art that i enjoy, I also enjoy drawing, the current style i use is more so manga, but its the style i know right now.  I love to sing (you don't have to be good at something to like it), I'm a tenor.  All this is part of the fine arts, the one kind of art the everyone immediately recognizes as art, but as far as I'm aware, there are three.
Another style of art that I'm interested in is the language arts (sure my grammar / spelling / conjugation / etc suck, but it's the inner content that counts).  I love creating stories, and then writing a poem to go with the story; ask any of my friends, they'd tell you the same thing: i waste my time thinking of new story ideas.  Not only that, but i love to read.  It's passed through the family, we have at least 400 books in our house, maybe more.  Most people see language arts as a more scholar thing, it is, but it's also an art.  I speak two languages fluently, English and French, a few phrases in Japanese, and i plan on learning Italian, the language my mother lost growing up in Canada.
The last art I practice is the martial arts.  I am a student of Goju Ryu Karate.  Most people only see Karate as a sport, but if you've seen how beautify kata can be preformed, you'd see how it's an art.  There's a difference between preforming kata and expressing kata in your movements.  I've seen brown and black belts "dance" the taikyoko kata (s) (not sure how the word would be plural) (beginner / foundation kata).  Taikyoko kata are taught crisp and clean, so for someone to dance a taikyoko kata properly keeping all technics clean, it's really an amazing job.  Seiunchin kata ("to grasp and pull off balance" or "marching far quietly") is a kata that demonstrate and equal for of power and flow; there are time to be fast and times to be slow.  Even slow you have power, but you don't tense up, even when fast there is a flow, but you don't get weak and sloppy.  Goju  means "hard soft", in our kata we aren't just "hard" or just "soft", we combine the two.  Sanchin kata ("three battles / conflicts") isone of our signature kata, the three battles refer to that of the mind, body and spirit.  Our body gets tired, we must fight to keep going, our mind is tired, so we must concentrate harder, we must keep our spirits up or we'll get sloppy.  This kata represents the Go of Goju Ryu Karate.  Tensho kata ("rotating hands") is now taught at a higher level [not till your chudan ho black belt grading (i think)], but it's also a signature Goju Ryu Karate kata.  This kat represent the Ju part of Goju Ryu Karate.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

-.- ... (what should i say?)

Ummm......  This is my second account cause for some reason i couldn't access my account....  my last one was kiritsu-chan15.blogspot , i only had three posts...  One thing i never had the chance to do was talk about music.  I really regret it, so I'll start with that.  Music isn't just simple noise like what we hear a lot of today.  Music speaks that which cannot be spoken.  You know you are listening to a good song if the artist's emotions flow through you.  I've decided that the one thing i couldn't live without would be sound.  Without sound, everything is num, empty, vacant, whats scarier to you something, but you can dismiss it as a dream for you hear nothing, or hearing the whole reality of it, understanding it, but not seeing it?  They say math is a language, which by the way i believe too, but i also believe that music is its own language too.
See this giant here?  I play this thing, it's heavier than me, and bigger than a tuba.  This is the Baritone Saxophone, the second largest in the saxophone family.  Why did i choose to play it?  I wanted to join the Jazz Band in our school, and you can't really with a Bb Bass Clarinet.  The two instruments may look similar, but trust me, they are very different.  I started playing about 10 months ago, and I've already had to play in front of an audience with a bari featured song; Moanin' by Charles Mingus, youtube it, try playing that with less than a year of experience.  I love this instrument though, it may be a hassle and a pain to get home, but its beautiful, i love the sound that a Baritone Saxophone makes.
What instrument did i start on?  In grade 8 i chose the Bb Clarinet, and i stayed with it for as long as i could, but then came the braces...  With braces i couldn't get the ombesher (form of mouth, probably wrote the word wrong...) right.  My teacher suggested that i try an instrument with a more relaxed ombesher, the easiest would be a Bb Bass Clarinet, it has basically the same fingerings as a Bb Clarinet, but its LOUDER and BIGGER than a Bb Clarinet (not as big as a Baritone Saxophone though...)
What instrument am i currently learning?  The acoustic guitar, fourth month playing.  Our school offers a guitar class, so thats how i'm leaning, i mostly take my choir music and read off that, i'm actually pretty good.  Still don't know how to play chords yet.  Well i better stop now, it's been over an hour... i type really slowly... T_T