He Said ~ She Said -The A to Z of Japanese Music – The Letter G ! ! !

I think Gs are cool ! ! !

I think Gs are cool ! ! !



faye-80She Says:

Welcome to the letter G ! ! !  This week we have expand the educational part of our series to include a new culture section to supplement the music sections.  We have a great variety of music this week.  We have avant guard, punk, visual kei, and a track from the most charming and entertaining musical workers collective in world ! ! !

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“G”- say it loud and it’s an exclamation , say it soft and it’s …er…a letter ..or something. Anyway, here is our take on the letter “G” and all things relating to it.

Meet The Faculty ! ! !

P sensei continues his world famous fun and easy Japanese course and this week we learn the Japanese word for gal ! ! !   This week P sensei is joined by S sensei who is the Faculty Adviser to the He said –  She Said Culture Club.  This week the culture club explores the mysterious and secret life of Japanese gals ! ! !

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He Said – She Said ~ Rock Desu Yo ! ! !

I have my trumpet Ms S. Mr P ! ! !  I don't give a damn about any trumpet playing band it aint what I call rock and roll ! ! !

I have my trumpet Ms S.
Mr P ! ! ! I don’t give a damn about any trumpet playing band it aint what I call rock and roll ! ! !

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She Says:

Welcome to the Rock and Roll party ! ! !  This week Mr P and I are sharing some of our favourite Japanese rock tracks.  There is quite a variety, from tracks released this year to golden oldies from the 1990′s ! ! !  We think you will enjoy the selection, I think there will be something for everyone to like this week ! ! !

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He Says:

This time we are looking at “rock” but in two rather different ways. My choices focus on the seedy, “dark” side of things whilst Sakura’s , still rockin’, of course, are more user friendly. It’s quite a noisy selection and should be played LOUD !
We hope you enjoy them.

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He Said ~ She Said – We Speak Engrish ! ! !

But Mr P ! ! ! I told you the Takushii Driba did not speak Engrish ! ! !

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Engrish is so lomantic ! ! !

She Says:

Japanese borrows words from everywhere ! ! ! We  have stolen words from Chinese, Portuguese and of course English and made them part of our language.  We also learn English at school, so of course we can not resit showing of our English skills in our songs.   Putting some English into a song can make it sound cool to Asian people but singing in a second language can be dangerous ! ! !  But these tracks all feature English and we really love love them.  We hope you do too !  ! !

Speak Engrish punk!!!

He Says:

Herro Evelyblody ! I found this topic a little traumatic. I’d hate anyone to think that I was being anything other than totally affectionate and supportive towards the musicians here who bravely, nay, courageously, take English words and mangle them into submission in the cause of being totally hip and cool and stuff. I suppose it’s no surprise, really, “rock” is pretty much and American/English invention. Anyway, here’s some tunes we love and hope you do to. Doomu Aligatto for listening

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He Said – She Said ~ Single Girls

She Says:

In this post we want to share some of the great things that Japanese women are doing in the music industry.  This time we are concentrating on solo artists and we hope to show you some of the variety and creativity of Japanese women in what is still a male dominated industry.

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I suppose it’s no surprise, really, that  I’m fond of the ladies. Musically speaking, of course. I first really became interested in Japanese music via Shonen Knife and their Myspace links were very helpful in finding new bands. From there, of course, I have become aware of a whole host of wonderful Asian ladies and here are some of  our favourite tracks by some of our favourite gals. Hope you enjoy. Continue reading

He Said ~ She Said – Japanese Lock Chicks ! ! !

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We have wanted to this post for a long time and now at last we can ! ! !  Japanese girls are very active in all genres of rock, much more I think than girls in the west. We want to show you some of the great things Japanese girls are doing these days in rock –  it is loud and little crazy maybe, but we think you will enjoy it!!!

He Says:

Last time we introduced you to some Japanese girls from the pink, fluffy end of the spectrum. This week it’s girls with balls. Big, fat, hairy rocky balls ( figuratively speaking, not really, I think you have to go to Thailand for that sort of thing). Wild girls making wild music in a wild way. Girls, doing for themselves. Go, go gyaru ! Continue reading