Blogroll from Japan: Day 3

By 7h3d4rkw0lf on Aug 5, 2011

Day 3 scenery and other misc
Day 3 Foodstuffs
Day 3 purchases no pics cuz i didn\'t buy much

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Ok, so day three.

know what day it was for me?

FAWKING MUSIC DAY, LETS GO!

My entire day was spent (8AM~11PM) at the Yamaha headquarters in Ginza.

Know what else was happening that day?

KEIKO ABE, LIVE, MASTER CLASS, CONCERT, ROASDFOSDJKFOSDKF

For about 99% of people who read this, you\'ll be going, \"huhwha- who?\" so allow me to explain.

I\'m a marimbist, or some who plays the marimba. And know who else is also a marimbist? Abe Keiko, is also a marimbist

Did I mention she\'s one of the world\'s most famous marimbists? Basically she\'s one of the pioneers for the marimba, having been playing since it actually became known in the early 1970s (yes, it\'s an extremely new instrument)

So basically I went to see her performance and seminar last night, pretty cool.

But that\'s not where it ends, after the seminar, I gathered up my balls and went to ask her for her signature.

Not only did she agree, she even friggin wrote a short little saying on a music book I bought that she\'d written. (Translation is \"Cherish and enjoy music, live a fulfilling life\") Like, I orgasmd from music-ness. Seriously. World famous musician, picture, signature, and even small talk. like, WHAT.

Anyways, onto more interesting stuff

Let\'s see, well between the seminar and the concert itself, i had about two hours to waste. So naturally, the first place I went to was the Yamaha music shop downstairs. There, I looked through some of the fine percussion literature available for purchase. I came across some frightening music that I couldn\'t seem to decipher for my life. I also came across some funky time signatures. Something like, 3.5 over 16. Yes, 3.5/16. Take that for funky time signatures. xD

In other news, though going backwards in time, I had some friggin dericious pasta. More specifically, something like calbonara pasta and clam-with-some-kind-of-clear-sauce pasta. Actually, that wasn\'t much more specific at all ._.

So after buying some music (I\'m jumping all over the place with time ..) I went and ate some dericious shaved ice from some world famous sweets cafe or something (at least my mom tells me so... and you know, women and their sweets ,,) Though seriously, I do know that they have a store/location in Manhattan as well. Anyways, I ate this dericious shaved ice, and the entire time I kept thinking how Uiharu would probably kill to eat it

I guess that\'s about it as far as anything interesting goes. A majority of my day was spent musicgasming.

Oh, I did end up buying a friggin huge piano book for a shitton of Final Fantasy songs. FF music ftw. (Think I\'ll write a few arrangements on the songs if I\'m bored)

W0LF-CHAN DESU DESU, NOT TRANSLATING AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT, BUT RATHER WASTING AN ENTIRE DAY MUSICGASMING CUZ HE\'S A MUSIC FREAK. WAIT AM I SUPPOSED TO BE DOING THIS IN 3RD PERSON?

9 Responses

  • Aquatic wildlife man said:
    August 5th 2011, 9:46 am

    Loved the performance mate! in a manly, straight way. That shaved ice looks intense I wouldn\'t know where to start due to me not know what flavour is what. I mean is that seaweed or mint? Don\'t blame me if I get things mixed up, I come from a place where Vegemite is considered nice. In any case, it sounds like you are having a blast back in your home country and I hope it stays that way.

    • stay fresh, marine animals.
  • August 5th 2011, 10:04 am

    It\'s actually \"maccha\" or green tea flavor :P

    Typically Japanese.

    Anyways, yeah, I\'m having quite a lot of fun over here :D

  • Aquatic wildlife man said:
    August 5th 2011, 10:27 am

    Thank goodness for that! I couldn\'t imagine having seaweed on shaved ice. also lol\'d at the music induced orgasm.

    stay fresh, marine animals

  • Andy Freaking Chen said:
    August 5th 2011, 12:53 pm

    Noice mate.

  • puddizzle said:
    August 5th 2011, 2:43 pm

    3.5/16? Ha. You should see what I had to play. 29/16 is a pain in the ass.

  • Arche said:
    August 5th 2011, 7:56 pm

    Bleh. That shaved ice looks more like a bowl of mold.

  • Manx said:
    August 5th 2011, 8:19 pm

    3.5/16? Go now and find thee some Zappa. His specialty was \"tuplets\" (like 7 notes over 2 beats, f\'rinstance).

    Happy you\'re having fun. Go get \'em! Tora Tora Tora!

  • August 6th 2011, 1:10 pm

    psh, tuplets are easy, I\'ve had to do 13 tuplets, whatever they\'rec alled, in 6\8 time. Not to mention I\'ve played in live literature, 19/16

    though I\'d really like to hear/see someone come across a none integer time signature. :P

  • D_Who said:
    August 8th 2011, 6:35 am

    6/8 Tuplets? Back on Gallifrey where I come from standard time is -22/7 variable, meaning the downbeat must be struck several hours before the performance in order to reach the planet at the right moment.

    My planet also invented the marimba as a pleasant musical treatment for prostate cancer. However, it was discovered that prolonged exposure tended to whither the genitals of the musician, hence a Keiko Abe becomes an Abe Keiko. Sorry about that. And for you too, Ms. 7h3d4rkw0lf.

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