Monday, December 31, 2007
This year also, I'm pleased to me you.
Please, continue to support me!!!
This year, I'm challenging myself to do a much better job with my HPP and solo stage activities.
And my wish for everyone is that you have a splendid year and attain the goals you're shooting for!!
HPP Blog 1/1/08
This year also, please take care of me. (star) ANZA
Be sure to go to the HPP Blog and check out the band pic they posted for the new year.
Happy New Year Anza fans!
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
How did you spend the day?
Today, the weather isn't very good....Ah!~ I have a cold.
As soon as we get through Christmas, of course, New Years Day comes next. What?! It got here too quickly!!!!
However, lately "Happy New Year"~ That what everyone says. (laugh)
Today, around the world is a day for smiles and laughter. That is what I wish for. (star)
The live shows at Osaka and Nagoya have finished safely. Somehow, I survived it. (laugh)
Live shows kick ass~! Everything melts into the moment. It's a serious and amazing time on stage.
Hey! It's almost Christmas.
The city light decorations are beautiful and of all different types and styles.
Right now, I think I'll buy a cake. (laugh)
The pic is from PMX Live. Merry Christmas!
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Sadly, The Gift has has it's concluding program.. I hated to see it end and finishing the show was hard to bear....
I want to be sure to tell you all that the band has made arrangements and is busy preparing for the Tour~!!
At any rate, we have to push hard to be ready to play! I wish we had more time~!!!!
The weather here is still fine and man I feel great!! Usually, it's said to, "do your best" or, "hang tough".
Oh! To everyone who came to see The Gift I want to say Thank-You truly.
Forever, I'd like to be the innocent adult on stage. (star) ?
For the last line, Anza threw me a curve ball.
Friday, December 14, 2007
On December 12, 2007, this day is exceedingly important to me.
I'm writing this Blog on the 11th. But, the date will change when I get home to post it.
Here's what's special about the 12th.
First, it's the closing date for The Gift musical.
Then, it's the Head Phones President new album release date!!
Wow! The importance of this day is huge!!
Undoubtedly, I'll never forget this day as long as I live!!!
Absolutely, I'll never forget it!!!!
Wish I could have been there. (cry) Hope the day turned out well for Anza.
The opening day of "The Gift" has finished safely leaving 3 performances where we go out to meet the crowd.
Everyday when I get home, it feels like I have energy to burn.
I've put 150% of all my physical strength and will into my Gift performance. Why? Because I take it seriously!
I haven't been able to renew my Blog as much as I'd like. Sorry!
Meanwhile, when I encountered some fans, I was in tears, when they said it was like a reunion going on.
On opening day, I saw the face of Bessyo Yuji who played Jiro Takashi last year. Something about seeing his face in the audience made me cry and he saw it. Man! (laugh) ?
This work has a truly powerful influence on people and you feel like the person is your older brother. In some respects, Yuji was an older brother when 4 amazing young actors supported each other. They really acted like brothers.
Naturally, this year we were able to add a new brother to the cast. (laugh)
Only one change in the part timers over the course of one year isn't too bad. (laugh)
Hey! This is coming from the abandoned and miserable older sister. (laughing)
I'm ready to get my message across with real genuine honesty in the next performances. I feel like I have no choice.
Tomorrow, I'll do my best.
Sorry it took so long to do this one. It's tough when you're not familiar with the actors or the play.
Friday, December 7, 2007
Oh! The opening date has just been changed!!
Our company will be going to the theater in 4 days for our show, "The Gift". Which stretches out the opening day nervousness even more. But, it's still a good feeling.
Along with that is the promotion activity of the band. Doing both side by side is a bit of a struggle, though I'm going to tough it out.
Anyhow, I still have to take care of my health and managing my physical condition is important. Soon, I'll be off to bed for some restful sleep. (laugh)
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
What!? For some reason, I can't remember how I spent the day yesterday.
I don't remember what I had to eat. I don't remember the taste of the food on my tongue.
Has time been suspended separating me from my actions??
But, I don't get it. I guess I'm only tired, or maybe I'm getting a little senile....However, that may be stretching the time lapse theory a bit.
It's probably a lie to say that my best experiences aren't ahead of me. (laugh)
But, it feels like every day just flies by at an alarming speed.
This diary of mine took place on December 2. When I get home to post it, the date will already be changed. (laughing)
Surely, tomorrow will be a happy day....if that's the case, then I'll be thankful. (laugh)
It sounds a bit like Anza spent the day in the Twilight Zone.
Sunday, December 2, 2007
First of all a single word that describes how I feel....exhausted! (laugh)
It looks like December has come in. I lost the sense of it. It felt like just another day of the week with it's troubles~.
However, this month is when the release of the new Head Phones President Album is expected to happen.
Yesterday, the sample video, "Chain" was posted on HPPonlineTV. That was deeply emotional for me.
Hey, I guess it was because of all the painstakingly hard work we put into the recording~.
The sale date is December 12th.
So, be sure to check it out! OK?
Saturday, December 1, 2007
It's me Anza who's latest entry has come early. (laughing)
Well, I'm in desperate need to increase my body strength. (laughing) Already, we're working ourselves at a frantic pace here.
But, help is on the way thanks to the producer Kim from Kimashita who sprang for everyone's lunch. I got the eel obento.
The food was delicious, you can tell by the smiling faces of the four actors.
First is Hiromi who plays Rina, then Manabu who plays Osamu, and the 2nd son Jiro who plays Taka-chan. ?
I still haven't been able to finish downloading the names software. So, take those last names with a grain of salt. I did my best to look them up on Google JP.
Today (29th) there is a cloudy sky.
For some reason, I feel into a depressed and melancholy mood....There were all sorts of things I was thinking about, and I was struck by all sorts of feelings in one day.
For example, while I was out walking, I ran across a parent and child with smiling faces and suddenly a tear popped out.
Then it took all my might to climb a flight of stairs, when I saw a grandma and there was a sudden moment when my heart felt painful....that was strange.
And then, I wanted to shun my close friends, but I wanted to hug those people that I disliked in the past.
I guess I'm still growing in this human life. (laugh)
Tomorrow, what will happen? Something else, more than likely.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
I'm so worn out~.
Lately, that's become my favorite phrase.
We're going straight through with play practice and the time we practice is growing.
It seems like every time I have to start back at point zero. I'm troubled, I cry, I laugh, and I get angry....
I'm a typical living and breathing human being. That fact is, this is good!!
Monday, November 26, 2007
The neck pain I got from the car crash is gone. I'm fine!! I'm sorry if I made you worry.
Everyday the weather is so cold. It seems like this is the season for looking back and thinking about things in your past. Don't you agree?
It seems like the people you meet are the ones who really become important to you. So, I think the cold weather is useful despite the way it oppresses you.
For myself, I think no way that it only started getting cold on the 20th....
However, when you become an adult you use common sense and different clever techniques to deal with the harsh situations. You don't want to cry because the cold weather is pushing you around and you think, "I'm helpless". I wonder if people would think of you as adult if you didn't tough it out. ?
Laughing is good for you. You become accustomed to the cold eventually. Don't you think? Hey! Is this happiness? (heart)?
I'm a bit sketchy on that last part. I felt it was all about the weather and I went that way with it.
Anza and HPP's new Album, "Folie A Deux" is up for pre-order at CD Japan. I have the Album cover and track listing from Mar's Mixi page. When I was getting their autographs at PMX, Hiro told me the pic on the cover is Anza's heart. Anza, also drew the pic. Cool info that you wouldn't hear anywhere else.
2nd Full Album "folie a deux" 12/12 On Sale!!
" folie a deux "2nd Full Album
2007.12.12 release United Asia Link XQDV-1001
02. Cray Life
05. Hang Veil
06. Free Fate
07. Lie Waste
08. Puraudis *Paradise* ?
09. Light to Die *Right To Die* ?
10. Endless Line
11. Folie a Deux
Folie A Deux
Saturday, November 24, 2007
There are three things I've been doing everyday. First is musical practice, then Album promotion, finally there's data collection.
I'm so thankful to have the experiences of two different people..... Sometimes I have the face of an actress, and other times I have the face of a band vocalist. Sometimes I don't know which is whch. (laugh) Is this what I do for fun? ?
Today, (the 22nd) when I finished work, the manager and I had come to a stop at a red light on the drive back to my home......then from behind at car rear ended us_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ !!!!When the collision took place, I didn't know for a moment, "What has happened"????
I had to check my condition. Hey, my neck is a bit painful.......it's alright, I think.....I'll go for a check up at the hospital early in the morning
I guess Anza was the passenger. I doesn't sound like she saw anyone coming in the rear view mirror. I don't know if Anza drives, but I imagine she would have a lead foot. lol
Friday, November 23, 2007
Hey! It got cold. Don't you think?
Not only is it cold, but are we going to get snow?
I'm wondering if I should get my snowboard off the shelf and polish it up. (I'm ready for it)
It's hard to keep up the appearance of a mature adult, especially when there's fun to be had.
Hypocrisy, that's enough bullsh*t for today. I'm just not used to complying with the rules of an absolute adult. I wonder....it's emotional stuff.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
When I got back to the house today I collapsed into my chair feeling all worn out.
How many years old am I? However, I know the answer to that.(laugh)
No!! Now wait.... I'm not just physically tired from all the work...it's partly mental fatigue.
Everyday life back in Japan has taken on a serious aspect in earnest. But hey! I'd be a fool to cry over it.
Today (the 17th) my belly became really hunger. That being the case, the manager came by to try my noodles.
Chinese food and Taiwan cuisine are spiced totally differently. As I thought, they are spiced differently according to the tastes of the country that produces it. Each kind has a wonderful taste to be sure.
Anza should open up a restaurant. Noodles and energy drinks! Just kidding.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
It's an unusal everyday update renewal!!
Is it going to storm tomorrow? (laugh)
Today was passed with fine weather. Still, I have laundry to do and I'm reluctant to begin....I came back from Los Angeles with my laundry basket overflowing. (laugh)
With practice over, HPP member Hiro and the manager have taken me out to an Italian restaurant where the food is extremely delicious!! But, time is still blurry from jet lag. (laugh)
The photo is with two nice guys who co-star with me in The Gift. Last year, the officer role was with Manabu Oda. (Manabu Bee-oh) ?
This year, Nirou Takashi has a role with officer Hiroshi Watanabe You (I-chan)?
Both are kind and wonderful actors.
I still haven't downloaded the names software, so I'm not sure about those two lines. Hopefully, the names are right, but I don't know which is which.
Returned to my own country. (music note)
I've returned to Japan safe and sound. The live in Los Angeles was the best. But, the muscle pain after an energetic show is awful....
Even though I had an extremely hard schedule to keep up with, I still found the time to take a trip to Disneyland. There wasn't time for a slow restful visit for pleasure, but it was enjoyable nevertheless!
For the attraction of Finding Nemo I stood in a long line because it was something they don't have in Japan. (laugh)
I also did some shopping and purchased this plush toy. (piglet)
There's been a date change, but tomorrow I begin to concentrate on The Gift practice.
My first live show in Los Angeles took me by surprise. For real! In spite of the fact that it was the first time for many of you to get the chance to come and see me. I was happy.
The overseas crowds like to cheer and shout and you can't help but to take it all in. Although, as pleasant as it may be, I'm still a little shy from all the attention.....
We also had our first group autograph session. Surprisingly, all the members felt quite at home.
We did many interviews with reporters who collected lot's of data. So look for an endless stream of reports and charged up news articles!
Narumi, update your diary, please? (laugh)
Really.....get with the program!!!!!
I got to ask Anza a few question about Disneyland after the PMX HPP Fan Panel. She said her favorite rides were Finding Nemo and Pirates of the Carribean. She didn't get to take the Peter Pan ride. I forgot to ask her if she went on the Haunted House.
I'm completely wiped out and I need to sleep. (laugh) When you put it off for so long your entire body screams.....
However, I like to push myself more and more to chase after my dream. Why should I ease up when I'm so close to my goal?
There are so many things that can hurt you. Little things can also be very painful....
Because of this you feel like howling in desperation. Still, I feel that it's a real part of life for any human.
Do my best~! Those are the words that appear inside The Gift. You feel better and get energy when you say it to your close friends.
Now, I'm getting ready for my Los Angeles departure. Preparations....they are nowhere near being done. (laughing)
I got a couple days off, so I'll try to catch up on Anza's Blogs. I was trying to download a names dictionary from rikaichan. That should make my translations more accurate. However, I'm having trouble getting my computer to download it, That's what has been taking up my time.
Friday, November 16, 2007
After I post this diary, I'm off to Los Angeles. (laugh)
After a long time of not performing live, I wonder in what way it'll turn out. We'll see, I guess....
It'll be a large struggle to shine brightly. At least that's how it feels.
Surely, Hiro will begin Los Angeles renewals for his Blog. I'm pretty sure...
Soon, Narumi will also resume his LA renewals, right? Otherwise, I'll have to get unpleasant and make him do it against his will. (laughing)
Thursday, November 15, 2007
The band successfully finished recording the Album!! Well, I was completely frazzled. But, we managed to complete a good work.
And then, we dive head long into promotion activity. Everyday, we're doing data collecting for magazines and newspapers. I feel like I'm becoming a real motor mouth. (laugh)
And tomorrow, after a date change....we go to Los Angeles on the 8th.
After a long time without a live show, I'm ready to scream my head off!!
At any rate, we'll have no less than an hour to do our stage show....
I'm taking the nutrition drink Toda with me from Japan because they don't carry it in the States. Good idea! Don't you think? (laughing)
And then, practice for "The Gift" starts to take off. Also, I wasn't able to participate in the soundtrack recording because I was short on time. Which makes me feel a little insecure.
But, when everyone is together, I'm growing accustomed to more natural make-up just like my character Ayaka. Kinda strange. Perhaps I'm used to using more.....?
As for me, I hope I'm up for the task to prepare for LA....
Sorry for taking so long to get back to these translations since PMX. I've had nothing but car troubles to deal with for days. I think that's behind me and I hope I can catch up with Anza in a day or two.
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
*I removed the pic that I had posted from Mar's Mixi page. He didn't want anyone to post his pics for other uses without his permission.
Thanks to Akira for telling me, and my apologies to Mar.*
I've finished recording. Sometimes I felt that the time I spent there was excessive, but to succeed I had the difficult battle of sleeplessness to overcome. (laugh)
We went two years without issuing a new Album. Since then, the band members have had lot's of different experiences that transformed their ideas and expectations.
And I had bottled up lot's of thoughts that exploded out giving us plenty to record...after my last birthday it was a welcome feeling.
The band is like your extended family, sometimes you act like a fool and quarrel over trivial things. But, through it all, you learn to rely on each other to get the job done.
When I look back over my own life, there are many things I wish I had done differently.
But two things make me extremely happy. My role as a member of HPP and having a manager who's a joy to work with.
And through music, a type of universal language, you can communicate with the fans (circle of friends) no matter where they're from.
Tomorrow, again, I'll try my best!
Today, I'll sleep. (laugh)
This will probably be my last Anza translation for a while. I have to get ready to go to LA to see HPP at the PMX Expo. So, I probably won't have time to work on anything else.
I'll probably do a lot of updates from LA when I get there on Thursday.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
After a little while!!
At last! It looks like the end of recording is in sight. There were many songs to put on the Album, and that was very hard work. But, I think the CD turned out great!!
The next critical point in all this is the upcoming release date. But, Hey! I know that. (laugh)
Now, among other things, I got a touch of the flu....my aunt asks....will you get well soon? ?
*not entirely certain about that last bit*
I have won!!!
I have single-handedly overcome the recording booth!!!!!
So, bring down the curtain. (laugh)
I knew Anza would get through the recording process in good shape. I don't think there is anyone who loves performing better, and recording an Album is what gets you out on the road.
I bet she is glad that it's finally done. I think they started recording full time back in June. That's a fairly long time to be at it.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Below is the new 2007 HPP profile pic. I really love that look for Anza.
Also, true to her word, the new HPP album, "Folie a Deux" is up for pre-order at CD Japan. It comes out 12/12/07 and goes for $20.69. Be sure to order your copy today!
Here's the link
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
There was a previous announcement for the Album release date.
Your pardon, please!!!!
It won't be out in November, but it will go on sale the 12th of December. Man, I want to cry~!!
The good new is that you can pre-order it at the record shops nation-wide. That being said, please reserve you CD today.
Well, everyday I tell myself, "Go for it"! (laughing)
Anza isn't much for the hard sell it looks like.
There's more news I need to post with her Blog. The new album is titled, "folie a deux". I looked that up with Babelfish and it translates as "madness times two". Or, in plain English it's, "Twice the Madness". You got to love a title like that. lol
Also, the new HPP Tour dates have been announced. They'll be playing at the PMX Expo at the LA Airport Hilton on November 9, 10, & 11. I have made all my travel plans, so I'll be there. If you want to meet up, just message me on my Myspace page.
Monday, October 22, 2007
Everyday I'm inside the recording studio. (music note)
(I get the feeling that the mood is better in the stillness of the night)
I'm trying to finish recording....it can't be helped....we have an album to put out....yeah....hey!....that's right.....don't you think? (That's me talking to myself. laugh)
I think the last minute jitters has resulted in a touch of hysteria.
However, if you want to create a composition that others will value....you can't compromise. Otherwise, you're just wasting your time.
There's a cafe next to the studio and I wanted to show you the coffee they gave me. On top is a charming friend. I was puzzled as to whether or not I should drink it. (laughing)
Monday, October 15, 2007
Day after day we meet up at the studio.
I'm at a total loss for the time of the day. Whether it's noon or whether it's the evening.
It takes all of your physical strength to record with the band. But, you have to put your heart into the singing, to give it meaning and bring the songs to life. That's indispensable! And I take it seriously.
In time, when I've finally return to the house to rest, I wonder, "How long will it be till I've fully recovered"? That's yet to be decided. (laugh)
It's not long till I'm cured. Time is scarce and I'm impatient with myself. (laugh)
To start with, tea time?
The recording process goes on non-stop.
It's quite frantic!
Hey! I think there's too much variation in the sound!
Stuck in the studio booth, I won't be defeated! Don't you think? (laugh)
Sorry it took so long to get to this translation. First, some lady ran into the back end of my car. Then I was busy at work on a messed up schedule.
Anza isn't the only one who's physically exhausted with all the recording. Mar wrote on his Mixi page yesterday just how tired he was.
Friday, October 12, 2007
First is about your translation of "Anza JP Blog 10/7/07".
The last word "ANZA Tulip Fragrance" = "ANZA彩香" means her role in a musical "GIFT". She plays Ayaka and in Kanji is 彩香. Okay?
Second is about your question. Here's my translation of HPP diary you talked about.
[Title]It can't be.
Now I saw a TV program.
The drama remakes true cases.
I got angry. Feeling so bad.
The policeman who have to save people abused them without guilt
for their success in life.
Such a f*ck'in thing is a frame-up.
The victim was found innocent at a trial.
But the policeman who deceived him take only light punishment
such as a salary reduction and the leave of absence from duty.
Hey!! It will be strange!! Is it the police to catch if I did a bad thing?
Then the policeman who has deceived should most understand it?
I wonder how many policeman with sense of justice in this country...
Maybe you can guess what she talks about. It's a difficult topic.
I have to agree with Akira this this was a difficult topic to translate. At first I thought that Anza was talking about police brutality, but when she described a trial, I thought she was talking about a bait and switch. I guessed wrong, of course, and ran into a brick wall. I couldn't make the last half of her translation match up and make sense.
So, thanks to Akira, we won't have to skip this entry. To be fair, I thought I'd post what I had translated till Anza slammed on my brakes.
Anza HPP Diary 10/8/07 mon.
Just now I was watching a TV Program.
It was a drama where they recreate incidents in full detail .
It was hard to watch this bullsh*t.
The police, who are supposed to guard citizens, were doing things solely to advance their careers. Like using people who don't have many crimes as scapegoats.
The victim is taken to trial to suffer for things he didn't do, and the person who committed the crime goes free.
However, the police who is deceived by this bait and switch only gets a minor punishment. Such as a cut in pay or a temporary suspension.
Hey! What's wrong with this picture?
You can see where I got off on the wrong tangent. Then the more I looked at it, the more confused I got. Hopefully, I'll get better at this and I'll be able to figure these kind of entries out by myself in the future.
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Everyday is still the daily routine of recording. We're pushing it to the limit!!!
However, I need to tell the story of 2 days ago....
This year there was also the decision to do another showing of the musical, "The Gift". After a long time, the cast and staff had gotten together on the 5th for a meal in the cool evening.
We have a new son, Jiro who is joining Osamu and Rina. After talking to them, I was thinking that they'll be hot in the future.
I'm powered up to practice , "The Gift". I have high expectations once it starts.
Also, I'm doing my best aided by the fragrance of Tulip incense~!!!!! (By ANZA Tulip Fragrance)
The word that Anza uses for tulip is translated as color. However, from reading other translation notes, they say that it is a reference to a certain flower, usually a tulip. I've never heard of tulip incence, but I don't want to hazard a guess as to what flower smell she really means.
Whatever it is, it must smell good!
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
I caught it!! A stomach cold!!! For crying out loud!!!!!!!
I really felt miserable every day.....
I kept trying to eat all the foods that I love, but how many round trips to the bathroom did I have to make because of it. (laugh)
The bout of sleeplessness really sapped my physical strength. I guess that made me an easy target for the virus.
Oh! At last I'm able to get some sleep.
It's pure happiness to be able to dose off to sleep on your own.
After meeting everyone at the shows finale, it's back to the recording.
The HPP member is giving it her best shot!
Monday, October 1, 2007
The musical has finished and my creative work with the band has taken over. However....
There was a price to pay with my health. Man! you wouldn't believe what I lapsed into. (cry)
It seems that I somehow caught a stomach cold and I felt terrible.
Already though, I've gotten better and my strength has returned. (laugh)
Because the weather turned suddenly cold, it was hard to keep myself warm.
Everyone should also take care~!!
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Yesterday, the "Love goes Beyond the Time, Strange Tale" concluding festivities ended successfully.
For everyone who came to see the show, I'm truly thankful.
Yesterday evening, the band schedule was still open. That being the case, the launch of the new tour is still up in the air.....(weep)
But, backstage at the conclusion of the show, Kei Takashiro and the official woman's battle camp had a toast. That made me extremely happy~!! She was truly kind. The dreamy chairman who I really love!!
Oh! And the cast that worked so hard to succeed, Thanks~!!!!!
Check out the Anza Blog 9/14 to see the Akira edit.
One thing I learned from Akira's translation, the gaps the I run into in Anza's writing are really there. I also discovered that I've been doing a really good job filling in with English slang and phrases. As long as I can follow her line of thought, I can do a pretty good job making it so an American audience can understand it.
Anza HPP Diary 9/25/07
I feel sleepy. (laugh)
For about the last month it seems that an every day life where you sleep when you intended has escaped me....
I've been so on the go. However, one by one each night, when it comes to it, I'm hit by sleeplessness.
But, I have reach the point where I can get some sleep little by little.....
I have an observation to share about the world.
When you're too kind, you have a tendency to get hurt. Someone will use your kindness to knock you down.
Conversely, over time, your will to be kind to others breaks down. Your own selfishness kicks in and you become the person who enjoys doing the hurting.
I would rather be the first person who is kind no matter what.....
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
The show went well.
I've been very emotional lately, very tender-hearted. (laugh)
The tears flow freely and don't stop. Hey! It's alright, I'll bear with it!!!!
We only did one show today, but tomorrow I'll have 2 shows to do.
The photograph is Noriko Sakamoto who plays Koharu. We performed together in 2004 in the Miss Saigon musical. This is the 2nd time we've acted together.
She's always the older sister I rely on. Although you might say that the two of us haven't changed much over the years. She's still taller than me.
She's in the dressing room next to mine, and sh'e the friend who's always looking after me!!
I love Anza's make-up in this pic. Her and Noriko look good.
Today was opening day in Tokyo. Privately, there is a reflection point, but now I can heave a sigh of relief that the evening went well.
Also today, we met early at the theater for costume rehearsal. At lunch time they brought me a chicken on egg and rice obento. "box lunch"
I was glad because that delicious delicacy was terrific!!! I've never eaten such tasty chicken on egg and rice!!
Incidentally, the name of the store was written on the chopstick package. I made an important notation of it in my personal notebook to be sure to get some more. (laugh)
Next chance I get, I'll certainly stop by and get some chicken on egg and rice!!!!
And then, today I had the highest happiness when I was greeted by the audience. I was so happy, I couldn't hold back the tears!!
I dare not write all my feelings of what it means to meet the fans, (heart) But, is it alright to say my heart yearns to see you?
Tomorrow I'll receive power from everyones support once again.
I'll try to do my best!!!!
Yay! Happy Anza.
Does anyone think she might like chicken on egg and rice? lol
Thursday, September 20, 2007
I've returned from Nagoya, and I'm finishing photography with the band that has previously been arranged. Well then, I'm not really getting time off, by my heart is filled with joy.
Very soon, the 19th is when I start the Tokyo performance. Of course, I may have to hit my head to jog my memory to remember my songs and my lines. Hopefully, it's not that bad! (laugh)
Perhaps, it's all the traveling alone with little luggage and being seen by mystery men which makes me doubtful. (laugh) ?
But, I like to say my lines to myself as I walk. Good idea, don't you think? (laugh)
I don't think I'll have any regrets, I just want to do my best for the next ten performances.
Besides, the role of *Mori-san* has been absolutely burned into my memory. I won't forget her to be sure!!
I've been feeling a bit lonely this month, but ANZA has become a big fan of the Mori-san character!! I love it more and more!!!!
By the way, I've decided to return to the musical, "The Gift". It opens in December of this year. I'll be playing the shogi role again.
This is the show I'd like everyone to come and see no matter what.
Next year, there will also be two stage performances.
If I don't pay attention to my physical conditioning, it'll be a tough row to hoe. That's what they say!!
Anza uses the same phrases again about Dracula's castle. After thinking about it, I figured she was naming her character in the play. One of the names is tree, so I made her character name "Mori-san" myself. It beats trying to figure the whole thing out.
I asked my friend Akira about it, but she hasn't written me back yet. So if she tells me something completely different, I'll have to come back to do some editing.
Friday, September 14, 2007
Going on the road was really great!!!!!!!
After safely finishing the Osaka and Nagoya performances of the show, I've returned home.
I've developed the habit of taking my personal computer everywhere I go. When I'd get back to the hotel, I'd collapse on the bed and open it up. (laugh)
Whew! I wish I was feeling more restful to make more updates to the Blog. Dang it!
But, I was concentrating on the stage show which makes me perfectly happy.
The next 19 days is the Tokyo public performance where I'll next appear on stage.
I love this photograph, it's the female actresses in the dressing room.
In addition, I print Takashiro Dracula of the chairperson to my eyes and never forget!!
Because if I'm not use for Margerita I'm a great fan of Dracula for ANZA!!
Maru-chan does her best!!!!
Dracula castle is not good translation, I think. It's just a name of the actress.
This is her official HP. http://www.oscar-land.com/takashiro/index.html
The photograph is all of the woman dressing room member of "love time...".
Nori-chan as Koharu, Ami-chan as Wakana, Yu-chan as Hagi,Namie-chan as Fuji, Tama-chan as Okame.
And seven people of Naru-chan as Garasha and me are the same dressing rooms though Naru-chan is not in a photograph.
It is the dressing room which is full of spirit every day!!!
Everyday backstage is full of energy!!!
Akira straightened out the Dracula's castle comment. It's really the name of the actress Kei Takashiro.
Anza HPP Diary 9/14/07
I had a wonderful time going to Osaka and Nagoya to perform in the musical.
For some reason, the insomnia kicked in again. So, even though I hated to do it, I got some medicine to deal with it. (laughter)
I'm feeling better now that I've returned home safely.
Now days , as an HPP member, the push is on for the new album release.
You finish one job, then a second, but it feels like the work is unending. Lot's of work, right? (laughter)
Worrying about that, brings on more sleeplessness and more medicine. But, I need to keep going.
Very soon, I think there'll be future information and forthcoming notifications that will be of interest to everyone.
Of course, I feel like shouting when I say that we'll be announcing a new tour.
As I thought, not having a live show to do is hard.....
WOW! Cool, I can't wait to see if they're coming to New York soon.
If Anza has trouble sleeping, she should come to Kentucky. It's so laid back here it's no problem to get sleep.
Saturday, September 8, 2007
We've finished play practice and costume rehearsal despite being hit by a typhoon for the past two days. Somehow we ended safely.
Wearing the costume and microphone was pleasant and I like being an artist and taking my turn on stage.
Not long from now is the opening tomorrow in Osaka. As for me, my packing is far from finished. (weep)
As expected, with the hustle and bustle of the last two days, I've totally lacked my sleep. Today, I'm pulling the covers over my head to catch up~!!!!!
By the way, the revised date is correct.
I'm too tired to take a photo (cry)....Good Night zzzzz
Anza HPP Diary
Did everyone maintain their composure during the typhoon? Yes? No? It was a terrible storm.
Here lately, my work tires me out to exhaustion. (laughter) How old am I? I think I'm finding out...
When I have bouts of insomnia, what's the cure? Do you know?
Recently, I've been lying down everyday trying to catch up on sleep.
Today, I'm going to sleep like I was a dead body. Please, let me get some rest.
Who said it was easy being in show business?
Anza may be working hard and lot's of hours, but I think she wouldn't have it any other way. She really enjoys performing.
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
The date for the Strange Tale is coming up. Last practice in the training room was September 4th.
We only practiced for 16 days and it flew by at super speed.
At last, the theater is set. I have my costume and microphone for the stage show, I'm ready to play
Be sure to come to the stage, join in, and watch me play to the gallery.
But there's still a short time to wait. (cry)
I'll do my best when it begins~!!!
My tension is rising. ( It's almost time!)
We've practiced all the way through to the end, along with the curtain call prepared for the audience. We'd like it to have the same art impression as the play which is a challenge.
If your body gets tired, when you get into your role you become calm.
With very little practicing left, you use your experience to discover ways to make the human emotions real.
But, all the actors in the cast are truly splendid people, I'm not exaggerating!!
At break time, there's always laughter, and when we practice, everyone reaches to put a fresh spin on their role. Fantastic! It's really cute.
The Chairman say we're ready which is truly lovely. The company blooms like a flower when we put on our smiling faces!!I'm ready to become a cute woman and have a great time!!
Everyone, by all means come to, "Love goes Beyond the Time, Strange Tale".
Please come to see the spectacle!!
I wish I could go, sounds like a wonderful way to spend an evening.
Saturday, September 1, 2007
What! August has already ended....
It doesn't really feel like a big change. But we've broken into September.
The countdown to opening day of the show has begun!! Anxiety...excitement! (doki doki)....suspense. (laughing)
Recently, perfection (perfect stage make-up)? like a dream, I'm ready to put out my stage face. (laugh)
There are different worries while we're building up to opening day, but it will be a welcome feeling when it finally gets here. I'll do my best to perform. (laugh)
I had no time today to take a picture to post. (crying)
Opening day is 9/9/07 in Osaka.
Anza HPP Diary 9/1 Sat.
It can't be September...
It got here quick, don't you think? It began the other day!! I felt lonely in spite of a new month. ?
But, it's turned cool and refreshing. It's a really nice change. However....
There are still lot's of troubles to occur that you worry over. Don't you agree? It's hateful.
There are many things that cause people to lose their tempers and change from their normal selves. Like trying to get things that are out of their reach.
Myself, being different from others around me, I can understand how easy it is to discriminate against those who are not like you. At any rate, I hate it.
Another thing I despise, is an adult who tries to defend himself by telling lies. But that's just what people do, how can that benefit you?
Jealousy gets the best of people. So a man tries to live out his whole life as a lie, if that's the case, I feel that that would be a hard road to travel. ?
Men don't consider how their actions effect the innocent. Don't you think that's right?
Even a saint can become the victim of a lie. You can also be made to suffer for doing the right thing. That's how adult society works.
I don't want to take after others who live a lie. I don't want to be an adult who is totally mistaken about the world around them. I'd cry if I became a person who practices the very things I hate. It would be awful, don't you think?
I beg your pardon if my words hit hard.
Tomorrow, I'm ready to persevere and overcome any obstacles in my way.
The simplified American version of the entry would just be, "People can be @ssholes".
Or as Anza puts it at the end of the song, "You F*ck!"
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Hello! Today was my first day off since play practice started.
Yesterday evening, when practice had finished, everyone in the cast and crew went out for a bite to eat. We all had a great time. I was think that we really have a good company.
And today the band had an interview. We came to our point and completed it, but we're idle now after a long time.
As expected, all the fatigue from work collected and I couldn't move after the job ended. Then I realized that I needed to get some sleep. (laugh)
Yet again tomorrow there is practice. I'm going to go for it and do my best!!
Man, it's hot! Don't you think? You can't beat the summer heat....
The HPP members are making the last spurt to finish the album. But, not having a live show to do is harsh.
Lately, I feel there are times in this world where you can really see how hateful people can be. Someone in authority screws someone else with a lie, which is a transparent abuse of power. I guess an adult who covets every thing he can get his hands on is to be expected.
How can we say that our society believes in equality? When for some, there's an everyday struggle to keep your head above water. Who decides how low is the bottom and what is an acceptable way for treating people there?
However, thanks to you, this valuable lesson is remembered.
When HPP and I got together to form the band, it was our desire to convey the message of the struggle for equality and fair play.
On the album is one tune where we try to drive home the point. I feel the song will hit hard.
My stomach is still painful. (laughter)
I know what Anza is saying, but I think Van Halen said it best:
"Did someone say *Fair Warning*?
Lord, strike that poor boy down."
If Anza really wanted to see coveting jackasses abusing power, she should come to Kentucky. Around here, they all get elected.
If New York won't treat HPP right, I think they should do some shows in LA. I wrote Mar with a few suggestions.
Or Anza could use her connections with Universal to get booked at the Amphitheater .
Maybe we can start a grassroots campaign.
Monday, August 27, 2007
For the first time tomorrow, the direction of the play will roughly be in sequence. I guess that should be a good thing now....
Tomorrow is also the costume parade that I've been looking forward too, at last we'll have the feeling of a real stage performance. I'm busting with excitement!! (doki doki)
The other day, the band went photographing on location. However, I had a terrible suspicion that everything wasn't going to be all right....
Sure enough! A huge swarm of mosquitos showed up and started biting everyone. (laughter) And these mosquitos were not effected at all by the insect repellent....It was horrid~!
Even after 2 days, the itching is still dreadful!!
Viola! Now coming to my aid is the itch stopping cream.
So, it sounds to me like Anza and HPP have been doing photo shoots at Tokyo Bay and in the woods.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Every day is a hot one, don't you think? The heat wave continues...The air conditioning in the gym is effective, but it's still difficult to regulate you body temperature.
Oh! Act #1 and Act # 2 were successful yesterday because of the fine acting coaching!
From the small quality of my previous performance, I'm improving a lot and growing in my role.
Well, reluctantly I went to Dracula's castle and it was really cool!! It was unintentional, but I was completely charmed. (laugh)
I'm fascinated because my typical role is very similar, and I get weak in the knees when I see fine acting. Naturally, it can't be helped!!
And now, the latest drink for dancing is the Black Dragon Tea!!!! It's a little pricey and I don't know why. Nevertheless, it helps keep the body fat low and I love to gulp it down. It's quite an effective pick me up. (laugh)
I'm a bit sketchy on the Dracula's castle comment. It sound like a set and an actor in her play, I think I'd have to read some more to figure it out.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Well, as expected, I'm starting to feel really worn out. (laughing)
From noon stage practice to the evening, then you have to get serious with the band and pre-production of the CD. It's an every day balancing act.
And stage practice is picking up steam so I have to make progress to get better at my part.
I'm surprised at how everyone in the cast are focusing on their roles. It's wonderful!!
I, of course, gasp in desperation. (laughing)
And then I feel like screaming with the band's approaching deadline.
I love putting the finishing touches on the tunes. You want to put everything you've learned into it to make the songs sound better.
My schedule is jammed to the end of August.
It's also important to take care of you health. ... I'm sticking with the Lipo D!!
Tomorrow, there's an early start to shooting Indie's Hotline. It'll be tough if I don't get some sleep.
There's no photo today. (crying)
I have no idea what this Lipo D is that Anza is talking about. It could be an energy drink or something you rub in your belly. I have no clue so I translated it literally.
If anyone knows what it is, just comment on it and I'll fix it.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
It's already hot and my energy has been drained. I hope everyone is coping with the heat all right.
The band has been getting together every day to touch up the new tunes.Writing songs and constantly making changes is serious work.
And you can feel everyone's enthusiasm as the album comes together. We're all doing our best to make this our best production ever!
To answer my sweetheart fan who gets a shock everyday. It seems like I'm always posting sad news! Because you ask, I'll no longer be buying food from the festival carts!!!!!!
Thursday, August 16, 2007
The second day of practice was longer and we did a standing walk through. Of course, as we rehearse the script you think "Wow! All the actors are so amazing!!"
Very soon I'll have all my lines memorized. That was fast!
There's just one speech to a man that I find difficult to remember. I need to try harder!
Also, I usually show up in my gym suit , but my part calls for me to wear a yakuta, so I'll have to practice in that soon.
As for me, the role of the Samurai woman is the perfect part. It'll be fun to wear a yakuta more. (laugh)
In the training room you can feel the enthusiasm of all the actors and all the staff hotly. Tomorrow, the pace will likely be frantic!!I'll stretch my legs before I start, so I can deliver my speech when it comes to it!!!!
*This is the second entry of the day and it actually comes after the entry posted below.*
In September, I perform in the musical, "Ai, Toki wo koete (Love, across the time) Sekigahara ibun" and practice has already begun.
I was a bit nervous when I first met the cast and staff, but now it's exciting to be working in the training room.
Because I have a lot of theater experience, it's delightful to bring a story to life after a long time away from the stage. I'm very happy!
Now, I'm working with a truly wonderful cast, so I'll have to work hard if I don't want to look unpolished.
Also, we've been struck by many small earthquakes. They started as slight tremors, now they're getting stronger.
This morning there was a level 4 earthquake which made me jump to my feet. Man, it surprised me! There was no damage, but it is unsettling. (Worry)
Today there's no photograph. I forgot to take one.
Anza didn't upload a pic, so I posted the musical posters. This is the show she's talking about. There's also a link to the official site.
Monday, August 13, 2007
On his Mixi page, he says that they headlined and played for 50 minutes. He said it was like a mini Solo show. The set list posted include.
5: new song 2
9: I will stay
I kinda wonder which version of Inside they played. They played a really cool version at the Baggot Inn in New York. It was a mix of the studio version and the DVD version.
Another song they played at the Baggot Inn was Wandering. Anza sounds so good on that live. Of the three shows they did last year in the US, the Baggot Inn show was the best musically.
Saturday, August 11, 2007
I haven't been up to the task to do a lot of renewals lately. Oh, please forgive me! (laugh)
The professional photographing of HPP has ended at last, after lot's of starts and stops. And already today we appear live at Mito.
Time is just flying by, does it make sense?!
Once again, I only have short breaks to take it easy. I used some precious time to shrewdly go and catch a fireworks display. It's a valuable thing to be able to relax, right?!! It helps to recharge your batteries.
But, while I was playing, I let my mouth make the first mistake. I bought something from a festival food cart which turned into a disaster! I left feeling miserable.
The next day I went to the hospital and they gave me 2 bottles of an intravenous drip. I was half-crying watching the trickle coming out. (laughing)
Still, I was able to take a picture of the fireworks. I hope this makes you feel better. (laughing)
Today is the Mito live. I'm going to do my best.
This was tougher to translate than what it looks.
Poor Anza. I wonder what she ate?
I've asked Anza before if she ever wore a yakuta to the fireworks festivals. She has answered that yet. I think I'd rather have a picture of Anza in her yakuta instead of a shot of the fireworks. I guess I shouldn't complain, we're obviously making progress in that direction.
Friday, August 10, 2007
*EDIT* I borrowed the gif from Ayumi Murata's Blog*
Today, we also had fine weather, but it's still very hot!
For a change of pace, I went out for a walk. I felt a little dizzy on the return trip home. (laugh)
Tomorrow is the Mito Light House live show. To tell the truth, it'll be quite a long time to the next live. The fighting spirit of the band is great, and I think they'll make it through the break alright. (laughing)
When the show ends, it'll be back to the old recording routine.
We're all preparing for the November album sale, the staff and the band are working hard. When everyone gets live show withdrawal symptoms, I hope we can endure watching the DVD. (laugh) Please remember me.
Tomorrow, when it comes to it, I feel that we'll probably do a longer than usual stage performance.
Everyone, let's meet at the Mito Light House.
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
It seems like Tokyo is trapped inside a sauna. Of course, some folks look to be crumbling from the heat. It's like this, when walking down the asphalt road, you become lazy and listless.
It makes you stop and think about what is really important in life.
I'm referring to doing your best to stick it out. You achieve your goals by working through things that hurt you. But how many people believe that?
In what way is it best to go for it?
What is the goal you're aiming toward?
If you want to achieve something, what is it?
How do you present yourself so that others take you seriously?
As a human you may die, but what did you do to prove you've lived even 1 time?
I'd like to be responsible for some positive changes and not be known as someone who does things half-hearted. Isn't that right?
This hot guy made a remark that broke the ice for our next project. I got a kick out of it. (laughter)
Today is the day we shoot our PV.
What kind of new life will we create? Something rare, I guess.
Anza was waxing philosophical, and I took some poetic license.
Saturday, August 4, 2007
The wind is really strong being influenced by the typhoon.
But, it's a good day to open your window to get a cool and pleasant breeze. With the recent heat wave, I've been running the air conditioning constantly. Today, I can turn it off and give it a rest!!
So, now I have a good reason to go and buy some fruit. Gold Kiwi!! This tastes soooo good!!
Now days, because I like the pleasant taste, I've been adding more fruit to my diet. It's good for the body. And when I heard how good it was, I decided to give it a try, so I've been getting into kiwi fruit. (laughing)
But this year, I haven't eaten any watermelon yet. Kind of strange that I haven't tried it, don't you think?
So, how are the watermelons this year? Are they delicious? I wonder.
Tomorrow, I'll go back to the supermarket and check them out!!
I'm not much of a kiwi fruit fan, but I do love watermelon.
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
I've returned home from Taiwan in good shape.
Wow! You really wouldn't believe just how hot it was. Even when you're just standing still, the sweat would cascade off of you like a waterfall!! Still, it was possible for HPP to finish the live to an excited audience, to everyone's relief.
I was hoping to do some sight seeing. But, I regret that it was too difficult to arrange it... this time.
However, I think it'll be necessary for me to return someday as a tourist. (laugh)
Good grief! I broke my shopping habit and finished in 20 minutes!!
As soon as I saw these, it was love at first sight. My photograph is the lovely shoes that I bought. (double hearts) Aren't they pretty??
****Here's a note I got from Narumi, the bass player for Head Phones President***
Date: Aug 1, 2007 10:12 AM
Thanks for the messages.^^
Taiwan is really hot.^^; But audience were more hotter!!^^
HPP Blog 8/1
We finished the Formoz Fest show in Taiwan and have returned home safely.
In case you haven't heard, it was hotter than a fire cracker!!I thought I would die.
We had rehearsal at 10:00 in the morning on the 29th. Although I was still only half awake going to the stage.
Even that early, the sunshine was still bright and strong. Before I realized it, my skin started to burn.
Despite that, we put a lot into the rehearsal on the stone stage. It was hot and difficult. (laugh)
When we had finished rehearsal, we still had 10 hours to kill before the live show.
Because I was still tired, I went back to the hotel for some lovely sleep. (laugh)
We left there at 5:00, which was well ahead of our stage performance time, to catch the live shows of other groups. It was already crowded and more people kept showing up.
My first live in Taiwan was fun, and it seems that all my worrying was completely unnecessary.
When the band hit the stage, the kids stood up and cheered. I really felt like a Rock Star. (laugh)
I was grateful for the big audience response. They were hot!
After that, we were given the opportunity to do an MTV interview. Everyone tried to put on a serious face, but it made me bust out laughing. ( laugh)
At any rate, thanks to everyone in Taiwan. Again, while it's fresh in my mind, it felt great!! Yay! I feel relieved that I did well in my moment to shine.
We're right in the middle of our favorite pastime of doing a professional recording. We'll be doing photography for the CD on the 8th of August. Then we'll focus on the Mito live show.
My summer vacation tradition of hanging out at the pool...what happened!!!!!
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Here's an extra special Edition for the dedicated army of Anza fans who visit this Blog. Marty from Pacifiction Records was at the HPP show at Taipei Taiwan and sent me this report. Be sure to write Anza and the guys to congratulate them on ground breaking show!
The pic is from the HPP photo page.
Date: Jul 31, 2007 7:00 AM
Just writing to let you know HPP's show in Taiwan was a success!
They showed up on the island as a complete unknown band and they managed to have an audience of about 50 people even while other stages had major bands playing at the same time! Not only that, but the Taiwanese kids really got into the heaviness of the rock and the emotion in ANZA'a performance.
Let's have a big OSTUKARE SAMA DESU!
Thanks Matt for the support!
Friday, July 27, 2007
Here I am in the early morning at 4:40 AM.
At last, my suitcase has finally been sent out. (laugh) The hard part for me is over having passed inspection safely...
I guess I'm ready to see how the other members fare. It seems that Hiro and Mar have come through with flying colors. As for Narumi, he's set to finish, but I have to call out to him to let him know where we're at. (laugh) Batch breezed through a long time ago.
Man! Now I'm sleepy. My eyes are wanting to shut on their own.
Anyhow, we still have to manage the passport inspection. I wonder how that will go?(laugh)
I'll sleep. ( can I manage my check list in this chair??)
I need to go back and edit some of this. At least I'm not alone when it comes to making mistakes with translations. It happens to the other guys as well. When there are no easy action words, it's easy to misunderstand the point that's being made. I'll tweek this a bit later, if I get the chance.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
The humidity has jumped up and it's really muggy!
Even though the end of the rainy season is still far away, I'd like to see it soon....
Recently, we finished the rehearsal for the live, Thank God!
And, we tried a new mix on one of the new tunes to make it sound better.
This week, we're headed to Taiwan on the 28th. This is for the HPP stage appearance and concert.
This is my first trip to Taiwan and I'm feeling a little insecure, but this is worth doing and I'm looking forward to it!
I'm filling up on my delicious noodles one last time before I go.
In the photo, I'm introducing my favorite decorative plant. I'm not sure what it's called. Sorry. But I thought I'd show it anyway. (laugh)
I'm feeling good and I'm ready to go!!
Love to meet!
First of all, it has really gotten hot. With the moisture and humidity so high, it has done it's best to sap my strength. So, even though I'm plodding along, I get to where I'm going. (laugh)
This week I'm off to Taiwan to do our first live show. My heart is pounding and I can't wait for my chance to perform.
But still...there's the excitement of getting the HPP baggage on the plane before take-off. I hope we're not unprepared and I'm up to the task. (laughing)
We'll just have to see how it goes this time.
I was looking at Anza's plant and it looks like a type of fern.
If you missed Anza's blog about the trip to Sweden, then you missed her entry of the trouble getting out of Tokyo airport. It seems that the airline claimed the HPP baggage was over the weight limit for the flight and they wanted to charge Anza another ticket price to haul the equipment.
Anza, being the frugal girl she is, told them it wasn't over the limit and refused to buy an extra ticket. After a they weighed the baggage a second time, they determined that everything was within the limits and let them board. They just barely made it in time for the flight to Sweden.
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Recently, I've been using make up for work and I've started trying various techniques more.
So, for the first time, I've risen to the challenge to try "gosu" make-up.
Well, it's not supposed to frighten you (laughter)
I used more make up like this going out in my delinquent youth. Just Kidding! (laugh)
Still, make up is a valuable tool to help you look younger.
As a woman, I'd like to stay beautiful forever. "Is that true", you may ask, But, it's what I really wish!!
In regular life it's not bad to be plain. But, with a job like mine, it's hard to say... don't you agree?
Now that the evening hours are here, it's time to work on some tunes.
Later, I'll give in to my nature and get a full night's sleep!
This entry kinda reminds me of the Mott the Hoople line,
"You gotta stay young, man...
you can never grow old"
in the song, "All the way to Memphis"
Love her make-up in the pic. Anza looks hot!
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
I finally went!
To my Nikko Edo Village which I totally love!!!!!!! http://www.city.nikko.lg.jp/fl/index.html
I reached the end of my rope a long time ago.
So, it's been a sad half a year that I wasn't able to make the trip....
It's quite a distance to travel (seriously)!!
Yup, of course, I got to meet the actor I respect and admire Ken Hasegawa. And there's more. I also met Mr. Kono Saturo!!!
I'm afraid to say, but the unexpected rain caused them to stop the outdoor musical program.
But now I have a good reason to go and see the show again!!
Well, as expected, Nikko Edo Village is a splendid place to be. With the nature surrounding Edo, it's the best place to watch a drama.
This town is the one I treasure the most.
So, everyone come here without fail to Nikko Edo Village to see the play. Watch the spontaneous and and wonderful actor who's performance is hot!!! Do it for me.
Today I decided to upload a photograph.!! My fans have been wanting to see me (laughter)
And then on TV, I heard about the Niigata earthquake. It's a beautiful thing when we hear of others problems and then lend a hand to help out. I'm a fan of those who offer their support. It's a big worry when we don't care.
I had some help with this entry from Akira. She told me that the name of the town is Nikko Edo Village. I think I found a link to their website and posted it. It's about a two hour bullet train ride from Tokyo.
Akira also say the guy with Anza in the pic is probably Ken Hasegawa.
Sunday, July 15, 2007
*There was lots and lots and lots of rain*
My whole body is stiff and sore!!!!!
It's inevitable that after a live show I feel like that!
Everything is starting to settle down now that the Typhoon has passed.
I actually saw the sun today after a long time....
The laundry is piling up again, I've been reluctant to do it and it's starting to get the best of me.
It seems like things haven't been going my way recently, but I still feel like good things are headed my way!!
Soon, I'll go and jump into my bed, I hear it calling me!
I'm as excited as if I were going on a pleasure cruise. (laughing)
Is everyone doing fine? To the fans who came to the lower Kitazawa Mosaic Show on Saturday the 14th, Thank you very much!
With the rain coming down because of the influence of the Typhoon, we were worried that us and everyone else would get home safely...
Well, the warm feeling from the Solo show has gone in the blink of an eye.
Still, doing a live show is a great feeling!!!!
We're sorry, but it will be a while before we do another live in Tokyo!!!
Right now, I'm concentrating on recording the Album!!!
That being said, next is the Mito live and the Taiwan music Festival. Can I manage?? (laugh)
I think with my sore muscles, I'll just head off to bed. (laugh)
Anza does put on a lively show. She doesn't hold anything back.
After reading comments by Mar and Marina Kuroki, I decided tha Anza was talking about the typhoon in her blog title, and not the stiffness from performing at the live show. It seems that Tokyo got a real blow from this and it was raining hard at the HPP live at Mosaic. I have a comment from Mar, the HPP Guitar player that he posted on mixi about the show.
This is just google translated, but it let's you know how it was.
[HEADPHONES PRESIDENT] topic 2007 July 16th 00:17 mosaic end! Everyone in at that typhoon of MAR@HPP going lively thank you truly!! For a while, it is not live inside capital, however it is, don't you think? ahead this please come to play lively, this following live of the ♪ in Taiwan becomes live!
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Damp & Humid
The humidity is too much to put up with!!!!!!!!
It's the worst enemy for damaging you hair!!!
I'm envious of people who have straight hair.
Even so, I've been totally absorbed by recording with the band.
It's serious business, and I feel that we're making progress.
It seems like we should have been done quickly...
(Off in the distance) The rain is moving in, I've been wanting to go to a barbeque!!!
I hope soon my wish will come true...
The skies haven't cleared up today like I wished they would. (cry)
It seem like things aren't going too well in the city.
I wish the rain would help the water shortage.
Now days, I feel too tired to bend over and tie my shoes.
Surely I can't be that tired. (laughing)
When your cut off from pleasant things, it's easy for your perspective to become distorted.
You get mad and have nothing to take it out on.
It feels like your spitting your anger out into the recording.
But, there's a false rumor that I don't like recording.
What to be done about that...I wonder....
Anyway, how's everybody doing??
From what I heard on the Die Hard 4 movie clip, Anza is really putting a lot into this new album.
Monday, July 9, 2007
It seems like this is the time of the year when bargin sales are at their peak!!
Of course, because of the time it takes to sew something for yourself, I dashed over to the Department store.
It was crowded, but I managed to snap up some cool clothes right under the noses of other shoppers. (laughing)
It gets better, I feel real happy when I find things marked off by 50%.
I tend to over do it and end up with lots of clothes stuck under my arms.
But, I got what I wanted, for sure!!!
When I was done, I was suprised at the huge number of things I ended up buying. (laugh)
This summer, the Western Style clothes are really popular and I'm happy now that I have a good selection.(smile)
I got rid of a lot of stress with this mini shopping spree!!!
I'm ready for whatever comes next!!!
Now I know what to do when HPP comes to New York. Take Anza to Macy's
Sunday, July 8, 2007
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Toy's Box Final
Hi. This is my first entry. (Sorry but I'm writing this on 8th July.)
About HEAD PHONES PRESIDENT's solo show... it was exciting. So amazing show.
About 7:40 pm, at Shinjuku MARZ, there was a big screen. Started the movie at their Sweden tour and offshot. That was funny movie! The live at Sweden is defferent to that of Japan because the audience is more excited.
After that the show is started. They played 15 songs includes new songs. About 2 hours but it felt the time past the fast. At the middle of playing HIRO's guiter is crushed so they played new session, but it was good too. At the number of "Alien Blood", I cried because I have th same experience to ANZA. It makes me sad.
Once they finished playing, ANZA started to speak. "Thanks for coming today. We are now in recording. Yeah we will release new CD album. It must be the greatest one so please check it out!!"
And they played 2 encole songs. The show was finished... We were excited and felt awesome.
4. Just like
6. Too scared
7. Shit now
10. New Song 1
11. New Song 2
12. New Song 3
14. Alien Blood
15. I will stay
After the live HPP members filmed the TV program "INDIES HOT LINE". And we took many pictures. (Thanks for HPP members!) I up them on my mixi album so if you're mixi member, please check it out. There are good pictures!!!
By the way about ANZA's solo activity, she will be in some musicals, "Ai, Toki wo koete(Love, across the time) ~Sekigahara ibun" and "GIFT". Especially "Ai~" is with Yoshino Keigo-san who was Enjorlas in Les Miserables so "Akira, it will great musical for you" she said. She was offered about "Miss Saigon" and "RENT" but they were canceled because of for HPP works. HPP will be busy for CD release and live tour all over the world!!
You can use this text freely.
Friday, July 6, 2007
The rainfall has been very unpredictable, don't you think? (laugh)
My laundry basket is overflowing, not a good sign.
I'm a little impatient trying to finish the Album before the deadline.
We're getting the camera's and equipment set up in preparation of recording the PV video.
That's in the final stages.
It's always new territory when you're trying to create a video treasure.
Even when I feel good about it, I still have my doubts.
However, I want the video to convey my happiness, but I still want my serious experiences to come through, don't you think?
For example, the loneliness you feel when trapped in a recording booth for days. (laugh) and the pressure the day before the recording deadline (smile).
It's thrilling stuff, with lot's of chances to shine and prove yourself. For sure!
The times when I feel weak under the pressure are many.
Still, singing with HPP helps me become strong.
With out fail, the guys from the group, staff, and fan support are a real blessing to help me shine.
Now I'm waiting for the sun to go down!!
Time to do my best and get the job done.
I put a lot of thought into this one. It was a bit tricky in places. So, I hope I got it right.
Monday, July 2, 2007
Anza JP 7/2/07
Current mood: good
I've done the HPP Solo show, been recording the lead vocals for the new album, and I've been reading the script out loud with the cast at play practice. Which has made this a very busy week.
Today, I'm not sure what day of the week it is. With no time to spare, I've crammed a lot into one week.
But still, it's been a very fulfilling week.
Lot's of fun, don't you think? (laughing)
But, when you're tired, you have to take care of your body and revive.
At the Solo show, I was given a present by Mr. Toshi from Hokkiaido, who was in the audience.
He's a real good guy and a sweetheart for bringing me my favorite black tea.
That will surely cure my fatigue.
I've been posting the English Blog tranlations on my Myspace page and at Sera Myu .com. I thought I'd start a blog dedicated solely to Anza and her blog. Hope you enjoy.