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old japanese music + fanfics = happy [Nov. 22nd, 2010|10:21 pm]
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I caught a performance of the Japanese band Anzen Chitai on the TV tonight and was blown away yet again by the singing of Tamaki Koji. God, that man has an amazing voice. Check out a live version of him singing Kanashimi sayonara here (Lyrics here). As I adore covers I looked for some for this song but couldn't find much, actually. I did find a pleasant one by Shimatani Hitomi here. An interesting duet with Tamaki Koji and enka singer Ishikawa Sayuri here (Check out Ishikawa Sayuri singing one of her most famous songs Amagigoe here. She sings in the full-on enka style, unlike in the duet. The lyrics are awesome, too. Very sexual and violent.)

The suggestions sidebar showed Koibito yo by Itsuwa Mayumi, which I had to click on. Oh, I love that song. So so sooo depressing. Especially the last bit:

恋人よ さようなら

My lover, goodbye
Though the seasons return
The two of us that day were shooting stars in the early evening
A cruel dream that flashes and disappears

In contrast there's Misora HIbari's Kawa no nagare no youni with the lovely line, "Aah, like the flow of a river."

Teresa Teng's Tsugunai and Aijin. As a child I didn't realize Aijin was about being a mistress. The wedding dress in this particular performance is ironic, isn't it?

Hosokawa Takashi's Kitasakaba is such a classic...Love that bright pink jacket and shellacked hair. XD;

Yamaguchi Momoe's Iihi tabidachi is another oldie but goodie, though I've probably heard it sung more by other people. Onizuka Chihiro's version here.

Been reading some Sherlock fics. Some of the ones I liked:

Homemaking by rageprufrock, gen. Funny and light, frothy and absolutely fabulous.

Summary: The original plan for returning to England involved fucking around being shellshocked and suffering mandatory post-combat counseling and physical therapy to dissect the shattered mosaic of his feelings. That's not quite how it goes.

And You're the Prize by giddygeek. Mycroft decides to help things along between John and Sherlock by kidnapping John. Of course it works. XD;

Intellectual Intercourse by waketosleep

Description: The drawn-out and ridiculous story of how Sherlock Holmes and John Watson carried out a surprisingly successful asexual relationship.

they tell me their secrets (will you tell me yours too) by etothepii, cool AU in which John has such a nifty ability. ♥

It Feels like Home when I'm With You by etothepii, John is a ghost and he basically becomes Sherlocks ghost. It is so so sweet.

The Trick Is To Make It Look Easy by paperclipbitch, John has a hard time updating his blog but in the end:

My life is kind of a mess, John writes, but I think it’s going to be ok anyway.

Pedestrian by vegarin, Moriarty and John have a chat in a missing scene for The Great Game.

Theory and Practice by anonymous for a meme, crossover with His Dark Materials.

Poison Prince by theanonsisters, a fanvid. It's...mmm...cool. The song is great, and lots of good close-ups of Sherlock's face.