音楽コラム『 VOLARE (NEL BLU DIPINTO DI BLU)』Music Column『 VOLARE (NEL BLU DIPINTO DI BLU)』
January 20, 2023
新年が明けたところで突然のニュースに悲しくなりました。追悼、高橋幸宏さん。1978年発売のとってもお洒落なアルバム「Saravah！」から。 「ボラーレ」は98年のテレビCMでおなじみのジプシーキングスの情熱的なバージョ …
I was saddened by the sudden news just after the new year. In memory of Yukihiro Takahashi. From 1978’s very stylish album “Saravah!”
“Volare” is famous for the passionate version of Gipsy Kings, which is familiar from the TV commercial in 1998, but it was sung in Yukihiro’s first solo album 20 years before that.
With a relaxing bossa nova-like melody and cool singing voice, you will be enchanted by the world in seconds.
The original song was sung by Italian singer Domenico Modunno at the Sanremo Music Festival in 1958, won the grand prize, and later became one of the most popular Italian songs in the world. By the way, “Volare” = “to fly”.
Even if you don’t understand the language, you can feel a sense of happiness and have a great time♪
And I’m late to say hello, but I’m looking forward to seeing you again this year.
ザ・リトルドラマーボーイThe Little drummer boy
December 23, 2022
あら〜？扇風機をしまったのがついこの前だったような気がするのですが、何故かもうクリスマス！あともう数日で今年が終わるなんて、嘘だ〜！ さて、現実を受け止めて。 今回はお馴染みのクリスマスソング「リトル ドラマー ボーイ」 …
fault~? I feel like I put the fan away not long ago, but for some reason it’s already Christmas! It’s a lie that this year will end in a few more days!
Now accept reality.
This time, the familiar Christmas song “Little Drummer Boy”
A heartwarming music video perfect for Christmas, featuring the beautiful voice of Bing Crosby, the king of Christmas songs, and haunting animation.
I didn’t know what the lyrics were about, and I just sang the part of “Rapapanpan♪” with a happy feeling, but…
A boy born in poverty was called by the three wise men and went to Bethlehem, where he played the drums in front of the newborn Jesus with Mary’s permission, saying, “I can’t prepare gifts because I don’t have money.”
It seems that it is a story. “Rapapanpan” is the sound of drums. When I found out what it was about, I felt even warmer. gin.
Thank you for joining us for this year’s music column.
Have a Merry Christmas & New Year♪
『That’s What Friends Are For』『That's What Friends Are For』
November 30, 2022
今年もなんだかんだであっという間にあともうひと月ほど。 まだ一年を振り返るには早いのですが今年、私にとって感動的な出来事がありました。同級生との再会です。 きっと皆さんの中には昔のクラスメイトと会わずともずっとお付き合い …
It’s still early to look back on the year, but there was an emotional event for me this year.
It is still too early to look back on the year, but there was an emotional event for me this year.
It was a reunion with classmates.
I am sure that many of you are still in touch with your old classmates, but I was different.
Back then, I had a lot of fun at school and spent time with my classmates after school and on holidays.
However, after graduation, I met new people and made new friends everywhere I went, and I became estranged from my former classmates.
This year, however, thanks to SNS, I was able to connect with two of my high school classmates for the first time in about 30 years, and we met again.
I was thrilled to go to the meeting place…we recognized each other immediately. And I cried. I’m so happy that you welcomed me so sweetly, even though I’m so thin on friendships!
Then my friend said, “What? Crying?” And my friend laughed.
I thought, “Hey, cry with me here! Time passed in a flash as we talked about episodes that had been missing from my memory, and both of us have become wonderful adults. I have experienced many things in my own way and have lived up to this point in my life. I am grateful for the precious existence that still keeps me close.
I know it’s a long story, but the song this time is the 1985 hit “That’s What Friends Are For,” produced by Burt Bacharach and Carol Beyer Sager and performed by four of the biggest names in music, Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, and Elton John. That’s What Friends Are For”. As I listen to the song, I sincerely feel grateful to have friends.
In fact, the original vocal was Rod Stewart’s version on the soundtrack of the 1982 movie “Night Shift. I didn’t know that!
It Won’t Be Long The BeatlesIt Won't Be Long The Beatles
October 29, 2022
サラウェア2022秋冬コレクションのテーマは『Hello London』 お洒落でかっこいいスウィンギング・シックスティーズに思いを馳せて。 1960年代を代表する音楽と言えば誰もが知ってるThe Beatles。きっと …
The theme of the Saraware Fall/Winter 2022 collection is “Hello London”
Think of the sleek and cool Swinging Sixties.
Everyone knows The Beatles when it comes to music that represents the 1960s. I’m sure everyone has a Beatles song that comes to mind, and I think it’s difficult to choose a favorite song.
There are so many songs, I can’t remember the names of the songs, and it’s hard to find which album the song I want to listen to is on. As I keep searching, other songs become better, and new songs I like increase.
“It Won’t Be Long”
It is a song recorded in the second album released in 1963, but I think it is a very Beatles-like song among many songs.
Teenagers, 20s, 30s… No matter what age I listen to, there are songs that fit me at that time, and I’ve been enjoying them for a long time♪
September 19, 2022
早いもので9月も後半。日に日に秋らしくなっています。 そういえば今年は梅雨明けが早く、夏が長かったんですよね。 それでもインドア派の私には夏らしい出来事がありませんでした。 昨年初夏に、海を見ながらお弁当を食べよう、とお …
It’s early and the second half of September. It’s getting more autumnal day by day.
Come to think of it, the rainy season ended early this year, and the summer was long.
Still, I didn’t have a summer-like event for me who is an indoor person.
In the early summer of last year, a friend invited me to eat lunch while looking at the sea, but it rained on the day of the event, so I planned to revenge this year, but it rained again.
It was decided that I would not be able to resist my rain woman, so the plan was cancelled.
Ah, now I no longer have to go to the beach.
Maybe he will stop inviting me and invite someone else… sad.
Summer ended this year, and autumn began with an even sadder feeling than usual.
Today’s song is “Beach Samba” (1967), a scat song sung by Astrud’s Gilberto. Contrary to the cheerful song title, the somewhat sad melody fits perfectly with the current mood of the end of summer and the arrival of autumn♪
Olivia Newton-John 『Have You Never Been Mellow』Olivia Newton-John『Have You Never Been Mellow』
August 18, 2022
基本、古い音楽がしっくり来る私は懐かしいとかも思わず普通に昔の曲を聴いています。 今回は追悼、オリビア ニュートン ジョンさん「そよ風の誘惑」。 世代的にはレオタード姿のちょっと激しめなオリビアさんの記憶がありますがそれ …
Basically, I’m comfortable with old music, so I usually listen to old songs without feeling nostalgic.
This time, in memory of Olivia Newton-John, “Have You Never Been Mellow”. In terms of generations, I have memories of Olivia who was a little fierce in a leotard, but this is a hit song from 1975 before that.
A long time ago, when I was young, I spent a lot of time out at night, and one day I was sleepy and tired and wanted to go home, but I couldn’t go home until the first train started. Then, suddenly, this song with a completely different atmosphere from before was played. After dawn, morning came. “What a lovely song! Oh, I can finally go home!”
I fell in love with this song because the gap between the refreshing singing voice in the dark space was even more refreshing, and it healed my heart.
Memories are different for each person, but from now on, I want to listen to this song and feel at ease when I’m tired of overdoing it ♪
『The Lady Wants to Know 』『The Lady Wants to Know 』
July 12, 2022
いつもだと今頃は梅雨の真っ只中のはずが今年は観測史上最も早い梅雨明けという事で心構えもできていないまま急に夏がやって来ました。 音楽コラムももう一曲くらい雨関連を考えていましたが変更〜。 暑〜い夏に力の抜けた癒しの歌声が …
Normally, it should be in the middle of the rainy season at this time, but this year is the earliest end of the rainy season in the history of observation, so summer came suddenly without being prepared.
I was thinking about another song related to rain in the music column, but I changed it.
From the 1977 album “Lady Wants to Know” by Michael Franks, who has a soothing singing voice that is soothing in the hot summer.
It seems that the chilly sound that starts from the cool intro also relaxes the hot and rugged expression.
It’s a song that you want to listen to without thinking about anything while drinking cold herbal tea ♪
Music Column『Rainy Days and Mondays』Music Column 『Rainy Days and Mondays』
June 13, 2022
『Rainy Days And Mondays 』 来ました、梅雨。今年はなんだか春から雨が多かったし梅雨明けまで長いのかなぁ〜。雨が楽しい出来事だったらいいのに。 雨の日のメリットを調べてみると ・湿度によってお肌が乾 …
“Rainy Days And Mondays”
I’m here, the rainy season. It’s been raining a lot since spring this year, so I wonder if it’s a long time until the end of the rainy season. I wish the rain was a fun event.
If you look at the benefits of a rainy day
・ Humidity protects skin from dryness
・ The sound of rain has a relaxing effect and calms the mind.
・ Pollen does not fly
・ The light looks gentler and the colors look more beautiful than in fine weather.
And so on, it seems that there are some things that make me happy.
Today is “Rainy Days and Mondays” (1971) from among the many famous songs of the Carpenters.
It’s a song that I’ve heard from nowhere since I was a kid, but when I listen to it again, I listen to it. Harmonica and saxophone also add to the feeling of melancholy.
It’s a song that you want to listen to honestly and moistly without trying to cheer up on a gloomy rainy day ♪
音楽コラム『ロリータ ゴー ホーム/1975年』Music Column 『Lolita Go home/1975』
May 24, 2022
ふと、年齢を尋ねられたり記入する時に即答できない時、ありませんか？ はて、私は今、幾つなのか、と。しばらく前から続いているこの現象はなんなのでしょうか。 『ロリータ ゴー ホーム/1975年』 この曲は当時アンニュイで格 …
Do you have a time when you are asked for your age or cannot answer immediately when you fill it out?
Well, how many are I now? What is this phenomenon that has been going on for some time?
“Lolita Go Home / 1975”
This song was the first to hear the cover (’84) of Asami Kobayashi (still very nice) who was cool at that time. It was very impressive and I could sing immediately, only the chorus part.
Since then, I’ve grown up a lot, but even now, I feel happy when I listen to it.
I want to keep the feelings of those days even as I get older.
In addition to Jane Birkin’s cute singing voice, the guitar is also cool ~ ♪
音楽コラム『Amor de Loca Juventud 』Music Column 『Amor de Loca Juventud 』』
April 18, 2022
サラウェアのショップが1997年のオープンから25周年という今、私もお店でお客様をお迎えする事が出来てとても光栄です。ありがとうございます。 今から25年前の私は…初めての就職先を退職し、さまよっていました。入口のドアに …
Now that the Saraware shop is 25 years old since it opened in 1997, I am very honored to be able to welcome customers at the shop. Thank you very much.
Twenty-five years ago, I … retired from my first job and was wandering around. It was also in 1997 that I was interviewed for a part-time job at a snack in the city with the tag “Membership Club” on the entrance door and got fired on the first day.
I think it was destined to meet Saraware ten years later. What?
This time, the same 1997 album, American guitarist Ry Cooder revived and produced “Buena Vista”, a veteran Cuban singer and musician who was once active on the front lines, whom he met in Cuba while traveling.・ From “Social Club”.
The album title was the name of an existing membership-based music club, which became their band name, and then a documentary film was released.
One song from such a wonderful album.
“AMOR DE LOCA JUVENTUD”. In Japanese, it means “sloppy love in youth”, but it’s a song that makes you feel happy.