Cover Fever

This is how I feel sometimes. I’ve been churning out a ton of covers lately, though I think I’m using it as a means of escape, honestly.

There’s so much on my plate lately that I sometimes feel like I need to get away from everything.

So here’s what I’ve done since the last post:

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NoisyCell – “Innocence” (cover) Barakamon ED

By now, you probably know I enjoy singing quite a bit. I think I have 5 or 6 covers in the works, but I just haven’t had the time to really work on them.

Well, no that’s not true. I certainly have.

You see, the thing is… I tend to get distracted easily.

One song cover after another gets shelved as I get sidetracked and start working on others. This very song is one of those distractions. I mocked it up last night and churned it out today when my voice was a little more cooperative. I altered a few lines in the lyrics slightly so that the English would make a little more sense. The original lyrics in parenthesis and adjusted lines are in single quotes.

Here are the lyrics and chords:

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“Tsumibito” / 罪人 – supercell (cover)

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Straight out of the ghetto sound laboratory. How about that pop filter?

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Not to mention the awesome mic stand right there.

As you can see, let’s just say I don’t run quite the professional production. But I do what I can. I’ve come a long way from the Logitech headset covers I suppose LOL.

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Monogatari – On Love

I’ve grown fascinated with the Monogatari universe ever since I first watched Bakemonogatari. The dialog and narrative are probably the major driving elements of the show. Despite its otaku panderings with character archetypes and particular fetishes, I have to say this group of shows is definitely quite unique and intriguing.

In watching the first episode of Nekomonogatari Kuro (Black), the Araragi family goes into discussion regarding matters of love. Koyomi asks his younger sister about the topic since she has a boyfriend and he’s feeling uncertain about his feelings. Continue reading “Monogatari — On Love”

My J-Rock Playlist (part 1) – ecosystem

Gintama has introduced me to a significant number of Japanese musicians. Two of those artists currently have a pretty heavy rotation in my music listening as of late. One of those artists is a J-Rock group called ecosystem.

ECOSYSTEM – DILEMMA

“ecosystem is a Japanese band formed in Osaka. Their alternative and progressive rock swallowed all genres sound with real lyrics, everyday cut and fit the melody mixed with a unique blend. They were an indie band, releasing Jean mini album in 2010, until went major with the single Dilemma in November 2011 that was also the opening theme for the anime Gintama”

(Source: MAL – LINK)

I became interested in the group from the first moment I heard the lead vocalist in the song “Dilemma (ジレンマ)”. She has this unique tone and a voice full of power and emotion. Continue reading “My J-Rock Playlist (part 1) — ecosystem”

Chords: YOUTHFUL – 99RadioService

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After putting it off for so long, I finally got around to watching Chihayafuru and I have to say I’m definitely hooked. I’m particularly fond of the opening theme song for the first season, “YOUTHFUL” by 99RadioService. I mocked up some quick chords for it, and may do a potential cover in the future.

Once again, I’m not sure if I notated some things right with regards to scales and calling notes their # or b equivalent, but hopefully you can understand what I mean by it.

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