MUSIC SHARE for English Speakers
We finally decided to put English Page in MS's HP!
This is a page for those of you who are anticipating MUSIC SHARE (Thank You!!) and not understanding Japanese.
So we will try to upload essential info in here so that you won't have some serious questions.
Question like "Who the hell is that guest?!" or something like that.
There are numbers of things we want to do for non-Japanese speakers. We want to make HP in several languages. We want to put English Subtitles for interview, etc. But this is the best we can do at this moment.
So here is what's going on.
How are things?
I trust you are well. And hope you enjoyed the last show with Moment Joon.
Music was great.
And I really liked his attitude and prospective toward the world he lives in.
"Fighting and provocation are different things” he said.
“Japanese aren't used to debate. So I have to stir them up to get them on the ring. Then we can talk and understand each other”.
He may have been a stranger in Korea, the US, military service and in Japan and maybe that is why he continues to rap with provocative and controversial rlyc. To reach understanding over conflicts and collision.
If you haven’t watched it yet, check it out from here!
About MUSIC SHARE in May.
It will be the most over-populated episode in the history of MUSIC SHARE .
There will be Michiyo Honda the host, me the switcher, the sound man and a few camera guys. There are a couple more people doing this and that and that's us staff. Eight or nine people.
Plus, we'll have 22 guests! So there will be like 30 people in Red Bull Studio Tokyo!
It’s a bloody madness.
Anyway, 22 guests are made up by two groups.
One is the gang of 15 young percussionists, La Señas.
Their energetic performance get you into a trance, their beat calls out to our ancient blood and make your body move!
Sound like fun already, yeah?
Just Dot't miss it.
And to add a little bit of melody, Tokyo Shiokouji, will come and support La Señas.
Tokyo Shiokouji is a hot jazz band like a fermented food.
Their ingredients are : rhythm, chords and reputation.
Then you add a bit of a man-power and you get minimal music with rich aroma. (quoted from their HP)
Here are the youtube movies of La Señas and Tokyo Shiokouji.
Check them out, don't waste your time reading about music.
Music is there to be heard (Actually, music is sometimes there to be read. But I won't get into that. You know what I mean).
So that's what's gonna happen in May. Please do look forward to it!
I'll see you around.
How to watch MUSIC SHARE
MUSIC SHARE does live-streaming on every 4th Tuesday of the month.
Or you can follow our Facebook Page and watch it in Facebook Live.
Guest : Moment Joon
@Red Bull Music Studios Tokyo
Born in Korea, spent sometimes in LA, enrolled in university in Osaka, Japan, didn't fit in Korean Military Service, now he raps in Japanese, stirring up the Japanese Hip Hop scene.
Check out what he's got to say!
Guest : KIYD [Ken Ishii & Yasunobu Yamashita]
@Red Bull Music Studios Tokyo
A new experimental unit by Ken Ishii, widly known as "Techno God" of Japan and freaky designer Yasunobu Yamashita.
What you are about to encounter is not usual four-on-the-floor but more like experience of contemporary DJing installation.
MUSIC SHARE is a music program on internet and the shows has been streamed monthly since 2012.
The founder of MUSIC SHARE is the MC lady with grasses and microphone, MICHIYO HONDA.
MS's members are from many range of social background.
We get professional camera men, actor, PA, writer, designer, office workers and so on.
We all have love for music.
And believe MUSIC SHARE's idea.
TV and Radio used to function as a guide to new music. Musicians were picked up, their music were played and they got publicity. So we had a lot of musicians making many different types of music making a living.
But they seems to have stopped doing that and became an advertisement.
We used to hear a lot of Rock, Hip-hop, reggae, techno and many more. A few decades ago, there was diversity.
Now, all we hear on Radio and TV are idles and crappy J-POP and Nothing Else.
Top charts are filled with that sort of industrial music. The songs that designed to sell and make profit.
Unless you are into that kind of music, there is no music show you can bear to watch. None.
If those music are a few among many, that is fine.
But if they are pretty much "it", then we get a problem.
That is why MUSIC SHARE was started.
To introduce talented Japanese musicians to the world, to help music lovers to find the good tunes, help musicians to make a living so that they can keep on making music, bring back diversity that is lost, and make people's life a little better and little more fun.
That is what MUSIC SHARE wants to do.
So we live stream our shows. Sometimes go out to shoot the live performances.
Also, we are trying to make MUSIC SHARE branches across the nation.
Currently, we have Kyoto running a show every 3re Tuesdays. Shimonoseki is about raunch their first show, Niigata is planning to do their 2nd. we want to re-open Sendai. We have pans for Atami,Chiba, Fukuoka and Fukushima.
It will be nice to be able to listen to music that only exist in certain region.
Or what if you don't have to live in Tokyo to be a musician?
That is what we want to do with MUSIC SHARE Network.
And currently, we are doing this unpaid.
All the members share what MUSIC SHARE believes.
We do this for love. Not for money.
But, that doesn't mean we don't want it.
We need money to keep MUSIC SHARE going as well as keep ourselves going.
So meanwhile, please tell your friends about us.
And in a near future, if we start selling T-shirts and stuff, please buy them if you want us to continue MUSIC SHARE as it is.
Once Dr Motte joined MUSIC SHARE.
He is a founder of Love Parade. That is a legendary rave that gathered 1.5 million people at its peak. It's a monstrous party. It was a bloody gigantic movement.
And we, MUSIC SHARE also want to make a movement.
So we asked Dr. Motte.
"How do you manage to make that huge event? What was the key to success? How could we ever do it?"
He said at once.
"Oh that's simple"
And smiled faintly and opened his mouth.
"Do what you love. Love what you do."
Michiyo Honda and I really love these words.
We might not gather 1.5 million people nor have an opportunity to surprise ourselves with piles of money but I guess that's how MUSIC SHARE is run.