Ah… studying English is always very tough for me. I have habit of compromising when I face difficult problems. So I should try to cure this habit of myself.

Last Sunday, I went to RITSURIN park in Kagawa on my way to hometown. As the day was a middle day of three-days weekend, there were a lot of people in the park. Horsetails was coming out all over the lawn.






The residence of the second picture is called KIKUGETSUTEI. The kanji for KIKU means to scoop and GETSU means moon. So the origin of the name of KIKUGETSUTEI is a Chinese poet in tang period which means that a lord could see moon in his hands when he scooped up water with his hands. I expect that Ancient people was looking forward to observe nature everyday because they didn’t have mobile phone or internet. Plum blossom bloomed, too. A man from couple who was close to me mimicked a song of cuckoos, people around him had his voice confused with a real sound and then they said that “spring had come!”, they heard beautiful songs of cuckcoos! So I was trying to keep a straight face. haha
I haven’t been interested in historic monuments still with my age. But it is very interesting for me now. As it’s slowly getting warmer, I would like to go to the place like this again.


Today I would like to introduce a band named “PAELLAS“.
The Paellas is 5 piece indie rock band from Osaka. In 2009, vocalist Matsumoto and bass, Kanebishi formed PAELLAS. Honestly, the name of this band is a little lame. Haha But their music is cool af and it is kind of emo. When I heard their music at fast time, I think their sound had elements of various music genres. So it seems like indie rock from 60’s to 80’s , indie R&B and black music. That being said, their sound is minimum rather than being confused. It is easy to listen to their sound because it’s so monotony from introduction to ending. I expected that they play music like upbeat club dance music. But their sound is kind of dark groovy or something like that, one of the members said that he loves The XX. As I listen to their sound , I surely think they would be influenced by The XX. You are going to get hooked on their music and you must repeat it so many times. They are scheduled to play at SYNCHRONICITY in April which many Japanese indies musician will play. You should visit there by all means. They are aimed at playing their music at FUJIROCK FESTIVAL  someday. So look forward to see them at the place in the near future and I’ll be rooting for them.






まだまだ英語で記事を書くのに慣れないです。笑 スムーズに事が進まないとすぐ妥協する超絶ヘタレですので直さないといけないなーと思います。

先週の日曜日、実家に帰る途中にある香川県の栗林公園というところに行って来ました。3連休の半ばということもあって、たくさんの観光客の方で賑っていました。芝生の上につくしもにょきにょきと生えている様子。2枚目の写真は掬月亭というお殿様が月を見るために作られたお屋敷です。文字通り、名前の由来は唐代の詩の中の「水を掬すれば月手にあり」の一句からとったものだそうです。昔はインターネットや携帯もないし、自然を感じることが日々の楽しみだったんでしょう。梅の花もとても綺麗に咲いていました。近くにいたカップルの男性があまり花に興味がなかったのか花に見入っている彼女の気を惹く為かは分かりませんが、ホトトギスの声のモノマネをしていて、その声がそっくりすぎて周りの観光客の方々が本物だと勘違い。春だね〜としみじみ口にしていて、私はずっと笑いを我慢していました笑 以前は歴史的な建造物を見てもあまり興味が湧かなかったのですが、今行くととても面白くて、年齢を重ねたことを実感いたします。気温も暖かくなってきて出掛けやすくなってきたので、また機会があれば是非いきたいです。

今日ご紹介するのは、PAELLASという大阪出身のバンドです。2009年にボーカルの松本さんとベースの金菱さんが大学時代に結成し、幾らかのメンバーチェンジを経て今のメンバーになっていったそうです。正直バンド名はちょっとダサい笑ですが音楽はとってもクールでエモい。初めてsoundcloudで音源を聴いたときは、かなり多くのジャンルのエッセンスが楽曲に取り込まれてるなーという印象でした。60`s〜80`s代ロックな要素もあるし、インディーR&Bな印象も。かといって、ごちゃごちゃしているわけでもなく、曲はイントロからアウトロまで割と単調なのでとても聴きやすいです。外見がファッショナブルで今時な印象なのでアッパーなダンスミュージックをされてるのかと思いきや、ギターの方の好きなミュージシャンの中にthe xxが挙がっていたりと(確かにボーカルはthe xx と重なる部分があるようにも思います。)一種のダークなグルーヴ感も感じます。4月にあるSYNCHRONICITYという音楽フェスの出演も決まってるそうなので、興味がある方は是非行ってみてください。フジロックに出ることが彼らの目標の一つでもあるようなので、これからも影ながら応援していきたいなーと思います。


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