The booklets were the foldout sort and the lyrics were one continuous picture, so there is some overlap on the lyrics scans (made sure each song was complete on a scan). The lyrics are as readable as the source (i.e., not very due to font choices and style). If there are any problems with them, please let me know( Solid Beat )
( Solid Beat II )
Do any of you have scans you want to share here? I'd really appreciate it! I think we can even include photoshoots from before ka-yu's solowork.
Also, if you have MySpace, this is the music profile for ka-yu: http://www.myspace.com/kazuyukimatsumoto
I'm pretty sure it's fan-run, or company run, but it's still cool!
Anyhow, this was translated by the lovely and talented kikuko_kamimura:
In the midst of intriguing, multifaceted activity, he gave us time to talk and focus on the musical aspects.
Are you enjoying your solo work?
Solo work in and of itself allows you to take things at your own pace, and I feel that it allows me to bring out my own strength (in terms of relaxing), so I do feel as if I enjoy appearing and things like that on my own.
As Kazuyuki Matsumoto, you've expanded your horizons into becoming a vocalist, too.
Hahaha. A vocalist, huh...to speak honestly, as far as singing is concerned, I haven't captured the depth behind it. Even so, I am having fun doing it all the same. In terms of my attitude when I sing, as well, more than just saying, "This feeling is strong, I have to make this stand out," the voice is just one instrument that can bring out a feeling, and just in that, no matter what I have fun while I'm singing.
I think you can see this by watching you on stage, but along with your guitarist, Kenta Harada, and your drummer, Ryu, you've been pursuing rock numbers. Just that in itself makes you look, visually, like you're having a lot of fun.
The sound that the three of us produce gives me a really good feeling, too. More than anything else, it's fun. It's just because the songs I've been writing seem to fit with the personalities of those two, but somehow, I'm not worried about the first time I bring a song out. Those two just play it the way they want to, as well. Of course, nominally, it's my solo project in the end. All of us, at least in feeling, are a band, surely. I think it's natural that it would become apparent how we feel, when we're doing our work being very aware of that.
For the full interview please visit this page: http://www.papersnow.net/kiku/
Link (in case the embed doesn't work): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=
what do you think about a name change for the community? I'm thinking yes, unless you don't mind or prefer janne_no_kayu.
Anywho, I'm prepared to offer up, as reward for the name chosen, a Paid Membership for 6 months. OR, if you already have a paid account, then the 100 userpic option for a year.
So, start suggesting! Just remember to double check and make sure the journal name isn't already in use.
Contest ends August 20, 2008!
Suggest names here and on the 20th we'll have a poll and decide what name to change this community to.
If you need ideas, go to ka-yu's website on the profile page, or song titles or a lyric that you think would be cool.
We'll have more contests after that so don't worry if you don't get the prize this time around. Have fun!
In the next few days, I'll be working on the layout, and if you have any suggestions, than lay them on me!
Anyhow, I want to change the layout. So, I would like to find some good pictures of Ka-yu. If you have any to share, it would be greatly appreciated.
I've fallen very behind on stuff as far as Ka-yu is concerned. I need to catch up!
But I never seem to remember when I'm online. . . I'm a horrible fan. . .
Anyway, I want you guys to share the tale on how ka-yu became your favorite of the Janners. And if you're fave member isn't ka-yu but you still like him enough to be a member of this community, then share your story on how your obsession with Janne da Arc began.
As for me, it all began on a coldish day in November of 2004 when kikuko_kamimura invited me over to watch some Malice Mizer, hide, Janne da Arc, etc, because I didn't have a clue and wanted some help with finding out more about Japan's offerings of musicians, etc. We ended up watching Janne's "Fate or Fortune" concert. I remember looking at all the members and having my gaze drawn to the man in leather with piercings playing the bass. And that was that. There has been moments when Yasu looks hot enough to sway me, but I always ALWAYS have loved ka-yu. I'm a girl who appreciates tattoos and piercings, oh yes indeed.
Anyway, share your stories, and let's get this community a little less quiet!
Yours in mutual ka-yu devotion,
Anyway, if you haven't already, check out heavens_place for news regarding the boys and DVDs. Also there's news on ka-yu and his new bass. . . So, go, check it out.
In other news, what should we do with this community? Ideas would be greatly welcome!
DEATH! ! !
Just thought I'd introduce myself with a great picture of Kayu and Shuji. This is during the filming of Sylvia.