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.
Águas De Marco Águas De Marco
March 28, 2022
3月は春に向かって陽ざしも明るくなり、暖かくなったと思ったら雪が降ったり、強風に煽られたり、寒の戻りとか…色んなお天気に振り回されちゃいますが、そんな時は心を穏やかにこの曲はいかがでしょうか。 『Aguas de Mar …
In March, the sun became brighter toward spring, and when I thought it was warm, it snowed, it was blown by strong winds, the cold returned, and so on. Is it yes?
The Japanese title of “Aguas de Marco” is “March Rain”.
The duet with Elis Regina is a very famous song by Antonio Carlos Jobim, a musician who represents Brazilian music, but this time I would like to listen to Elis’s solo version (1972).
It seems that March is the end of summer in Brazil, but the laid-back melody feels like March in Japan! The cherry blossom season has finally begun and I want to relax and enjoy the arrival of spring ♪
『All Gone Away』
March 4, 2022
日増しに陽ざしが春めいてきてウキウキしています。まだ寒いんですけど冬服だと暑いと感じるようになりましたね。 段々と日も長くなり気持ちも明るくなるこの季節。早く寒さや厄介な事から解放されて自由になりたい！ 本日はスタイルカ …
The sun is shining in the spring and I’m excited. It’s still cold, but I feel hot in winter clothes.
This season, when the days get longer and the feelings get brighter. I want to be free from the cold and troublesome things as soon as possible!
Today from the Style Council’s 2nd album “Our Favorite Shop” (1985).
The bossa nova-like rhythm and gentle voice are very comfortable songs.
The flute performance is also wonderful ♪
音楽コラム『Killy (Version 1, Chant) 』
February 11, 2022
昨年夏に東京オリンピックが開催されたばかりで今は冬季オリンピックの真っ最中!こんなに続けてスポーツの祭典を楽しませてもらえて嬉しいです！ ところが私は競技をリアルタイムで見るのが苦手です。選手の経歴や今までの特訓の苦労と …
The Tokyo Olympics were just held last summer and are now in the middle of the Winter Olympics! I’m glad that you can continue to enjoy the sports festival!
However, I am not good at watching the competition in real time. Even though I don’t know the player’s career and the hardships of the special training so far, I feel like a relative and I’m thrilled and I can’t watch it live.
After the results are obtained, I calmly look at the digest version, etc., and I am really entertained by warming my heart, screaming, and giving a big applause.
This song is a documentary film of the 1968 Grenoble Winter Olympics
From “Grenobles” directed by Claude Lelouch.
The work was done by Francis Lai, who is familiar with French cinema music. The main theme song of the movie is famous, but this “Killy’s Theme” is said to be a song in honor of Jean-Claude Killy, who was overwhelmingly active in alpine skiing at that time. Nicole Croisille, who is famous for the theme song of the movie “Man and Woman”, Daba Dabada … ♪, is singing.
『Samba De Orfeu』『Samba De Orfeu』
January 24, 2022
ハッピー ニューイヤー 2022！ご挨拶が遅くなりましたが今年もどうぞよろしくお付き合いくださいませ。 新年最初の曲は『オルフェのサンバ』。 ボサノバギタリストのルイス ボンファ作曲の映画『黒いオルフェ』（1959年）の …
Happy New Year 2022! Greetings have been delayed, but I look forward to working with you again this year.
The first song of the new year is “Orfeu Samba”.
It is an insert song of the movie “Black Orpheus” (1959) composed by bossa nova guitarist Luiz Bonfá, and is one of the representative songs of bossa nova. There are other famous songs in the movie. This is a comfortable song with a refreshing guitar tone and a different arrangement from the movie version.
May 2022 be a year of calm like this song!
音楽コラム『O Holy Night』Music Column 『O Holy Night』
December 24, 2021
いよいよですね、クリスマス。 この日のために随分前から街ではクリスマスの演出がされていて、見慣れてしまっていたけど間際になってようやく実感しています。 今年もあと数日。 さて、今年の音楽コラムの大トリを飾るのは私の一番好 …
It’s finally Christmas.
For this day, Christmas has been produced in the city for a long time, and I’ve become accustomed to it, but I’ve finally realized it just before that.
A few more days this year.
By the way, my favorite Christmas song “O Holy Night” will decorate the big bird of this year’s music column.
It’s great that a big singer sings, but this song is still a chorus! The beautiful chorus seems to purify your mind. My main Christmas is to eat a treat while saying that.
I wish you all a wonderful Christmas ♪
And thank you for visiting the music column again this year.
Have a nice New Year holidays! ︎
音楽コラム『Chora Tua Tristeza』Music Column 『Chora Tua Tristeza』
December 17, 2021
12月ももう後半。寒さが増して来る頃ですが冬のボサノバ、いかがですか？ ブラジルのギタリストで作曲家のオスカー・カストロ・ネヴィスの1956年の曲『悲しいなら泣いて』。当時まだ16歳でこの曲を作ったとは…おませさん！ 色 …
December is already the second half. It’s getting colder, but how about winter bossa nova?
Brazilian guitarist and composer Oscar Castro-Nevis’ 1956 song “Cry if sad”. At that time, I was only 16 years old when I made this song …
I was wondering who the version was good because it was sung by various people, but I chose the version sung by Gal Costa, the queen of Brazilian music.
The silky voice is a very comfortable song with a slower tempo than the original ♪
『Si l’on pouvait vraiment parler』『Si l'on pouvait vraiment parler』
November 30, 2021
なんだか寒いな〜、と気付けば冬がすぐそこに。 一時気温が下がったけどしばらく暖かい日が続いたので、良い気になってうららかな気持ちで過ごしてしまいました。 毎年の事ですがドリューはこの時期が苦手。気持ちよく年末年始を迎える …
If you notice that it’s kind of cold, winter is right there.
The temperature dropped for a while, but the warm days continued for a while, so I felt good and felt envious.
Every year, Drew is not good at this time. The latter is the pattern in which the latter wins as a result of alternating feelings of impatience and escapism that we must prepare early to reach the year-end and New Year holidays comfortably. Is there anyone similar? This is the type who wants to find friends and feel at ease.
No, it’s going to be the end of the year as it is!
By the way, this song will be the end of the popular Michel Berger special feature (unknowingly). A beautiful melody gently sung by France Gall on Berger’s gentle piano. It seems that it was recorded on the B side of the single version of the column “Confession of Love” (1974) two years ago.
I don’t understand the words, but I’m fascinated by the feeling of happiness.
It is a recommended song that will make you feel at ease when you are tired of the busyness of December, the lonely battle (cleaning), or before going to bed ♪