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Sun

13

Nov

2016

霜雰

I was with Beatrix Kondo on her deathbed. The room was kept dim for her, and warmed by an oil-burning stove. She lay very still beneath her quilts, resting with her eyes closed. I inquired whether she was comfortable, and she gave a subtle nod.

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Sat

12

Nov

2016

道下の浜

"I don't exist—I happen."

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Fri

11

Nov

2016

welcome and heeded prophets

Canto the first

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Thu

10

Nov

2016

多分、恥

I was born a slave, in a castle where time had stopped. I still live here now. My job is to keep the place tidy.

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Wed

09

Nov

2016

punchline to the apocalypse

My dad was a woodcutter by trade. After a long day cutting wood, he'd sit in the chair by the fire. It was his favorite chair.

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Tue

08

Nov

2016

屍の舵取り

My dad was a woodcutter by trade, a jokester by disposition. He never met a bad pun he didn't like.

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Mon

07

Nov

2016

uprighteous

A wicked corporation kidnaps your father and uses him as an unwilling subject in medical trials. He dies during one torturous experiment. 

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Sun

06

Nov

2016

知識と静寂の領域

One might liken the climax of a song to the peak of a mountain.

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Sat

05

Nov

2016

obstrepolice

When Beatrix was born, the obstetrician harvested blood rich in stem cells from her umbilical cord.

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Fri

04

Nov

2016

譚旬

Beatrix Kondo stretched and flattened the dough, then poked holes in it with a fork to prevent bubbles. She ladled sauce onto it, using the round bottom of the ladle to spread it evenly. She sprinkled on shredded cheese, then added chopped green pepper, mushroom, olive and round pinches of minced pork. Into the oven, set the timer, watch a little TV.

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Thu

03

Nov

2016

tip of the icepick

When again you descend the mountain

Do not forget

How lovely the lowland looked

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Wed

02

Nov

2016

三言毎に

The myriad spirits crowding behind each blade of grass—the djinns, phantasies, notions and paradoxes that hide trembling beyond postboxes, wardrobes or phone booths—the secrets concealed just there, on the opposite face of the visible...

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Tue

01

Nov

2016

nam deteriores omnes sumus licentiæ

I don't exist—

I happen.

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Mon

31

Oct

2016

明日を嘲れ

It seems to me that how writers of fiction approach point-of-view, and what readers expect, has changed with the advent of the motion picture.

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Sun

30

Oct

2016

wie die Faust ins Auge

Riddle:

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Sat

29

Oct

2016

finespun photon filament

Bluehour アムステルダムの風車のように回る cover art

ブルーアワーの新しいシングル「アムステルダムの風車のように回る」が10月20日にリリースされた。

 

私が少し録音に手伝った音源だけれど、聴いてほしい理由はそれだけではない。とにかくとてもいい曲だから、あなたに、聴いてほしい。

A new single from Bluehour called "Amsterdam no Fusha no yo ni Mawaru" was released on 20 October.

 

I helped a bit with the recording of this, but that's not the only reason I want you to listen to it. I mainly just think it's really good.


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Sat

24

Sep

2016

mad with anger

お知らせ一つ。

 

予告一つ。

 

お知らせは、僕の書籍について。

 

予告は、ブルーアワーのシングル発売について。

One announcement.

 

And one advance announcement.

 

The announcement is about a book of mine.

 

The advance announcement is about a new Bluehour single.


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Wed

06

Jul

2016

キャンセリスト

If you've ever lost someone close, to a sudden disease or an accident or other calamity, perhaps you know the piteous fearfulness of imagining the mental anguish of that loved one in face of the end, the last terrified moments of one who is innocent and blameless.

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Tue

05

Jul

2016

el que se enoja pierde

録音という技術が発明されるまでは、パーティ開催者やディナークラブ、ダンスホールなどは人間の演奏家を雇うしかなかった。

Before recorded music was invented, parties, dinner clubs and dance halls had to employ live musicians. 


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Mon

04

Jul

2016

こよなく疲れた

フィクションについて考えることは多いので、真実について考えることも多い。フィクションと真実はよく比べられるものだね。

Because I think about fiction a lot, I think about truth a lot. Truth and fiction are often compared.


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Sun

03

Jul

2016

persona bajo la lluvia

ファーストクラスでの飛行とは、

Flying first class:


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Sat

02

Jul

2016

ヒンパシー

One maxim and motto of rascals, swindlers and immoral persons throughout the world:

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Fri

01

Jul

2016

on donne l'idée du vrai avec du faux

青なら行ける

信号機もあれば

 

行けたなら青だった

信号機もある

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Thu

30

Jun

2016

初めての数は二だったのでは?

There's a problem inherent in statues.

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Wed

29

Jun

2016

insolubilia

Sometimes our enemies will do inexplicable things—though these things might nevertheless be easily explained if we were only to imagine that our enemies possessed human emotions.

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Tue

28

Jun

2016

悪人こそ悪に敏感

What if you could go back in time to take a peek at the life of someone who would go on to change the world? Would you want a chance to see them when they were still an unknown, when no one around them might yet suspect their future significance?

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Mon

27

Jun

2016

eia, wärn wir da!

You walked to the north over mountainous terrain for five long years, searching for an answer. But when you got there at last, you only found one letter.

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Sun

26

Jun

2016

隊ぐましい

It's better to steer clear of a fine idea that is like one's first-ever poem.

初めて書いた詩のような「高い理想」を避けた方がいいと思うよ。


There are lots of aspiring poets who, having written their first ever poem, treasure it in secret.

詩人を憧れ、やっと初めての詩を書けた多くの人は、その詩を大事に秘めることがある。


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Sat

25

Jun

2016

nostalgie de la boue

Do song lyrics need to tell a story? Must they make sense? Perhaps simply being interesting is enough. Or are "interesting" lyrics less desirable than simply familiar-sounding ones?

I want to talk about the lyrics of a song that both interests and annoys me: The Backstreet Boys' "I Want It That Way". Before I do, I want to look briefly at this verse from Bob Dylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues":

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Fri

24

Jun

2016

似非者症候群

Murphy's Law:

Anything that can go wrong, will.

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