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06 August 2009 @ 08:50 am



01 愛の季節 | Ai no Kisetsu
02 エミリー | Emily
03 It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday (Motown cover)

45 second preview from the Sony website:
http://www.sonymusic.co.jp/?75000419_ESCL-3270&75000419_ESCL-3270_01SFL


She is also releasing a 2DVD set of MY KEYS shows [One from Osaka, the Naniwa no MY KEYS, and the final in Budoukan] on the 16th of September.
 
 
Current Music: Ayumi Hamasaki - Sunrise ~LOVE is ALL~
 
 
09 July 2009 @ 10:45 pm
Some of you may know that Angela Aki is singing the theme song for the Japanese drama "Tsubasa".

The song is also being used as the departure melody for trains of Hongawagoe Station of Saitama prefecture, where the drama takes place.

Someone recorded the departure melody and uploaded on youtube:



I find it very cute. LOL.

For those who haven't heard this song, here's a TV-size version:



Lyrics by ear are here (note errors may be present since I have to make a guess for two words):

二度目の春が始まる
季節を乗り越えてきた
二人の絆は深まって
また新しい花を咲かす

忘れないで 季節が変わっても 変わっても
愛の花が咲き満たれて Season

忘れないで 季節が変わっても 変わっても
愛の花は咲き続ける Season to love

Crossing the seasons,
Spring begins for the second time
The bond between the two of us deepens
And blooms into new flowers once again

Please don't forget
That even if the seasons change
Even if they change
This is the season when the flowers of love
Are in full bloom

Please don't forget
That even if the seasons change
Even if they change
The flowers of love will continue to bloom
Season to love


x-posted to my journal
 
 
I found an interesting little tidbit completely on accident a few months ago in a book I read and confirmed this when I bought my copy of Answer!

A few months ago I was returning from a 2 week dream in Germany and I was feeling rather bummed about leaving so I went to raid the overpriced English book selection in the Duty Free shop next to my gate (it's really hard to find a good selection of English books in Japan!). I picked up a book that caught my eye; The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson. It kept me well entertained on my flight back and for a few days after it. It's a really good read with a main story-line spanning across centuries, a romance at its core branching off into many different cultures and languages (I totally recommend it if you've got the time!). When I finished I decided to read the Acknowledgements, which I admit to usually passing over or skimming with half an eye. XD The first sentence caught my eye and I laughed out loud:

"My sincerest thanks to Angela Aki, dear friend and the first person ever to read this book."


I literally laughed out when I found this and at first thought it was some weird coincidence... after all, the author did teach English in Japan for a few years and frequents Japan so - maybe there's another Angela Aki out there, yanno? So I let it slide forgotten, that is until I purchased my copy of Answer and found this in the "thank you" (which I DO often read for CDs):

"Andrew - Even across this great big pond, you are always in my thoughts."


And that pretty much confirmed what I read in the Acknowledgements in The Gargoyle. A bit crazy when you just happen to pick up a book on a whim!

It really is a small world after all, eh?
 
 
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: brrrrrr goes the electric fan (of awesome)
 
 
10 June 2009 @ 11:23 pm
Hello!

First post.

I JUST got back from my very first Angela Aki concert and it was wonderful. She's amazing on stage (and such a ham at times ;)! As soon as I got home I had to search out a community on LJ and here we are!

I've been a fan for a few years but nothing too serious. I was lucky she was performing in the city I am currently living in and even luckier to happen upon tickets!

I'm also happy to have found this community. ^_^ Hope I can contribute some sometime.
 
 
Current Mood: inspired
 
 
02 June 2009 @ 03:09 am
New icons after so long! Sorry ppl. ><

Angela Aki [21]
Big Bang [24]
Secondhand Serenade [ 9 ]
Jennifer Lopez [ 6 ]




Preview



















( That's the way I love you! )

Please credit! XXX

 
 
 
30 May 2009 @ 01:48 pm
First of all, apologies for people who requested this. I was procastinating (as usual). I love this song but it disturbs me to no end, which is also the excuse the reason why I took so long.

黄昏
Dusk

Japanese LyricsCollapse )

Translation

The outer pane of the bus' window reflects
A setting sun as sorrowful
As her painful mistake

She packed her whole life
Into the two heavy luggages
She's hugging preciously on her lap

"This time, I will find happiness
In a new town, with someone new"
Consoling herself with this to maintain her sanity
She's a beautiful wanderer
Never finding peace, never finding love

As she reaches town, a heavy shower falls
Drenching her completely
It was then that a man with a gentle smile
Extends his umbrella to her

She could feel that its fate
Just by having a meal
With that she started a life with him
And days overflowing with happiness followed

One day, he changed into someone
Who wore one mask in the day and another at night
The more she resisted
The more bruises appeared on her body
Where is the peace? Where is the love?

In an instant she made a decision
Packing her valuables into a bag
She walked towards the bus stand

If she wanted a fresh start
She should have thrown out the old baggages
And begin her journey empty-handed

"This time, I will find happiness
In a new town, with someone new"
Will she find peace? Will she find love?

She has seen the setting sun
Reflected on the outer pane of the bus' window so many times
What will be the colour she sees today?
 
 
03 May 2009 @ 06:09 pm

I know some has request it for a new the Photo of Angela Aki I just post for a last minute.

Here are some couple photos of Angela taken from the Japanese Magazine call song.

Some of these photos are little good quality sorry I don't have a enough.

All photo Collections of Angela Aki are in boxes I had too look in to these Boxes one by one.








Angela Aki in 2009!



That it

see you Folk's.
 

 

 
 
15 April 2009 @ 02:46 am
Hey guys!  First post here.  I've been listening to Angela a lot these days, and I've found that I really, really like "Dahlia."  I was wondering if someone could post a translation so I can find out what it's actually about!  I found romaji lyrics here:

www.videouncovered.com/lyrics/21846/angela-aki/dahlia.html

Thanks in advance!
 
 
02 April 2009 @ 03:57 pm
Hi all! First time poster (I think). I transcribed the words to Black Glasses in Angela's latest album and would like to see if I got it right. Help?

Vocal: Angela Aki
Lyrics: Ben Folds and Angela Aki
Music: Ben Folds (?)
Arrangement: Unknown
Album: Answer
I wear... black glasses~Collapse )

Thank you!
 
 
31 March 2009 @ 07:07 pm
Hello fellow Angela fans! I have but a single request that I think one of you may fulfill! :D

Does anyone have the following picture in a larger format? A scan would be wonderful, but I'll take anything that's bigger than this. I need it for my new LJ profile page and this picture is too small. Thanks~!

Photobucket
 
 
Current Location: My Room
Current Mood: artistic
Current Music: 手紙 ~拝啓 十五の君へ~ - アンジェラ・アキ