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Yoshida Brothers — Tabidachi (Starting on a Journey)
Album: Yoshida Brothers
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Released: 2003
Length: 2:28
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Clever - first Mer Du Japon, then this...!  Sometimes the links are so vague that I don't get them - feel really pleased with myself when I do geddit!!
 JohnBauer wrote:
More koto!

Seriously, I think I saw these guys busking on a pedestrian mall in Perth, Western Australia a decade ago. They were dueling with miniature kotos, and it was one of the most remarkable musical performances I've ever seen.
 

Busking - never knew that word before.  Tks.
Sounds like music for a made-for-TV movie event about a white guy falling in love with a tribal beauty.

Good CD. Recommended.
Some of the best "modern" traditional Japanese music out there.
GREAT SET MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yoshida Brothers - Tabidachi (Starting on a Journey)
Air - Mer Du Japon
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Nature Boy
Tom Petty - Feel A Whole Lot Better

Edit: And before that was Midnight Oil and old REM! FREAKING SWEET!
This really works for me, 9 for now.
More koto! Seriously, I think I saw these guys busking on a pedestrian mall in Perth, Western Australia a decade ago. They were dueling with miniature kotos, and it was one of the most remarkable musical performances I've ever seen.
Reminds Wolf825 of Black Rain
music for Japanese elevators and orthodontist's offices i suppose
More please. :)
Cool! :meditate:
Yoshida Brothers.. PLEASE COME TO NORWAY!!!
allisonscola wrote:
I dig this. I feel like I am in a kung fu movie.
Except that this is Japanese and Kung Fu (功夫) is Chinese. Maybe that's not a valid distinction for musical purposes.
https://fournotes.com/asia/japan/yoshida-brothers.php makes me want to pick up an album.
Reminds me of Black Rain.
I can feel my bonsai growing stronger... (yes, I meant bonsai as in 'little tree on my desk')
I dig this. I feel like I am in a kung fu movie.
Great honour!
RNZ wrote:
Am I the only one to have picked this up? The track is on the "Yoshida Bros." CD, but RP has the Vol. II artwork and link back to amazoozits, which does not have this track. If no one cares, then nevermind...
You are right. ( no one cares, :ask: or/and yea, it's the wrong cover?)
Quite nice!
I think I heard this as the soundtrack to a Zen porn movie.
Cool album cover. (kidding obviously)
Geecheeboy wrote:
Wait here, I'll go get the popcorn. I think we have time.
DOn't forget extra butter! :lol:
Wait here, I'll go get the popcorn. I think we have time.
ElSupreme wrote:
Well it sounds like the Civilization II (BEST Civ computer game) soundtrack.
Alpha Centauri. Civ III is also very fun, because you can play a war-free game and just do cultural takeovers by assimilating cities into your collective... I mean, empire. The original Civ was the first thing to cause me to stay up all night.
Gregorama wrote:
This sure sounds like a soundtrack. Maybe they need to make a movie to go with it...
Well it sounds like the Civilization II (BEST Civ computer game) soundtrack.
mig7 wrote:
Tom Cruise IS....The Last Samarai....
Isn't there a height requirement for samarais?
Not my dish. Too much orchestration. It needs a "less is more" mentality. As it is it sounds like an Eagles tune - you know, the ones where they try to prove themselves as musicians and wind up sounding gaseous and bombastic. This is bombastic to a T.
I like it. Makes me think of my holidays in Japan. Would love to hear more of them.
Kevstar wrote:
I'll have the spicy tuna roll with a glass of cold sake...
Yum! :hungry:
Am I the only one to have picked this up? The track is on the "Yoshida Bros." CD, but RP has the Vol. II artwork and link back to amazoozits, which does not have this track. If no one cares, then nevermind...
Action packed reflections. Quite nice.
I'll have the spicy tuna roll with a glass of cold sake...
It's really nice, isn't it?
Metropolis_Pt_2 wrote:
It's just me, or this song is very good but very short too?
Agreed, very good and much too short!
It's just me, or this song is very good but very short too?
This sure sounds like a soundtrack. Maybe they need to make a movie to go with it...
Pour down the center to release carbonation! Again! Seriously, I like these guys.
TobalMoreno wrote:
That reminds me... I bet the main reason the police keep people away from a plane crash is they don't want anybody walking in and lying down in the crash stuff, then, when somebody comes up, act like they just woke up and go, "What was THAT?!" -Jack Handey
Except this really happens whenever a New York City bus is in an accident. There are more people trying to climb aboard than trying to get off--followed closely by the ambulance-chasing lawyers.
drtjdel wrote:
Hiroshima meets aaron copeland. Oh that reminds me of a joke. Famous last words: "What the hell was THAT?!!" --The mayor of Hiroshima
That reminds me... I bet the main reason the police keep people away from a plane crash is they don't want anybody walking in and lying down in the crash stuff, then, when somebody comes up, act like they just woke up and go, "What was THAT?!" -Jack Handey
i've never seen two people more excited to be posing for an album cover.
drtjdel wrote:
Hiroshima meets aaron copeland. Oh that reminds me of a joke. Famous last words: "What the hell was THAT?!!" --The mayor of Hiroshima
That ain't a joke. That's shallow and thoughtless at the expense of trying to be cool. Take a vacation in Baghdad outside the green zone or something :beat:
And you think that's funny? drtjdel wrote:
Hiroshima meets aaron copeland. Oh that reminds me of a joke. Famous last words: "What the hell was THAT?!!" --The mayor of Hiroshima
gntlemanartist wrote:
I'm looking for a hidden dragon and a crouching tiger. Might you have seen them?
I believe they are behind the TV, next to the power strip. Some dust bunnies have them cornered.
Hiroshima meets aaron copeland. Oh that reminds me of a joke. Famous last words: "What the hell was THAT?!!" --The mayor of Hiroshima
Art_Carnage wrote:
Just imagine how good they would sound if they hadn't broken their banjo!
HAHA! Ive just read that and nearly choked on my coffee! Thats really brightened my day up, thanks! Meanwhile, its a lovely song!
winter wrote:
Tom Cruise IS . . . no longer in possession of good sense or free will.
Tom Cruise IS . . . a 5 (decent) as this musical piece.
Koto, koto, my pica el poto, joto.
Just imagine how good they would sound if they hadn't broken their banjo!
i didn t know the yoshida brothers were on the playlist, and yesterday i was about to upload a couple of their (more lively) songs, but i have them sampled at 162kps, not good enough for rp... thx anyway bill
I bought this album a while back after hearing a couple of songs from RP. It's completely worth it. It's not the best thing ever, but it's worth owning just to listen to every now and then.
It's great to hear something from another part of the world - once again Bill's mix is awesome. Nice segue to Simon and Garfunkel. Only on RP...
drH wrote:
Angular banjos sound good to me...
And to me. And to Bill, too. This made a fine segue out of Aja :clap:
zurcronium wrote:
Tom Cruise IS ....not human.
Tom Cruise IS . . . no longer in possession of good sense or free will.
Ityllux wrote:
Tom Cruise IS.... not asian. :rolleyes:
Tom Cruise IS ....not human.
Kagin wrote:
Most excellent album, too! :D
When your in to it, it sounds cool. some days it does not work then it sounds like rubber bands snapped on a tin can
When you can take the pebble from my hand, Grasshopper, it will be time for you to leave...
Most excellent album, too! :D
drH wrote:
Angular banjos sound good to me...
nice reference, doctor
rah wrote:
If Falcon Crest had been set in Japan instead of Napa, this would have been the theme song...
Well put. It's kinda hokey, but I like it!
I'm looking for a hidden dragon and a crouching tiger. Might you have seen them?
Great segue, it's been said before but you two are pretty cool yes? (pimp)
fusionmuze wrote:
beautimuss
Just have to say, RP is the only other place I've heard the term. Seeing it spelled is that much neater. My fav is Mu-licious! (mew/lish'/uss). Yeah.
This sounds a lot like David Byrne's soundtrack to The Last Emporer.
rah wrote:
If Falcon Crest had been set in Japan instead of Napa, this would have been the theme song...
:roflol:
awesome! unepected. tickles my neurons.
If Falcon Crest had been set in Japan instead of Napa, this would have been the theme song...
beautimuss
mig7 wrote:
Tom Cruise IS....The Last Samarai....
Tom Cruise IS.... not asian. :rolleyes:
I for one, appreciated a bit of culture clash, and bought the album. Bill, might I suggest following up with The Clash "Straight to Hell"? The Simon and Garfunkel was just well... "blech"
Wow! Great to here some beautiful music like this after just getting back from Japan!! Nice pick for the evening Bill!!! :cheers: :clap: :notworthy:
mig7 wrote:
Tom Cruise IS....The Last Samarai....
He was also in A Few Good Men with Kevin Bacon
Illustr8r wrote:
"Me so horny! Me love you long time! Me love you too much!"
Wait a minute - that was Vietnam not Japan.
saviddylvian wrote:
I do not believe this particular piece of music represents Yoshida Brothers' music well, nor the capability of the shamisen as a (traditional Japanese) musical instrument. Having Googled for a relevant article in English, I found the following: (click here) Hope the above should give those interested some background and perspective.
Thanks for the research. Pez wrote:
Vomitous! I just ate!! Echhhhhh!!!
You should know to make certain the sushi is fresh! As for the music - kind a like ika, tough to eat, but it comes with the sushi box.
Tom Cruise IS....The Last Samarai....
Is this the theme song on that Inzite commercial?
rah wrote:
This was James Clavell's favorite album.
Hah! I was going to say Theme for a lame video game, but I actually like most gamer music.
This was James Clavell's favorite album.
Vomitous! I just ate!! Echhhhhh!!!
Although I have liked some of their other stuff I've heard here, this strikes me as a bit too much like Kitaro schlock.
Illustr8r wrote:
"Me so horny! Me love you long time! Me love you too much!"
Once in a while you make an astute observation or funny comment. :iamwith: Unfortunately, this wasn't such an occasion. Very original song. Not something I'd listen to all the time, but cool to hear on RP. Thanks.
Angular banjos sound good to me...
Sweetness! Love it! Oooooo....and they're adorable, too. ;) I'll have to pick up their CD, I love traditional Japanese music and this is a nice new twist to a classical style and instrument. :)
"Me so horny! Me love you long time! Me love you too much!"
Yatta! Sugoi!!! :clap: :clap:
Bring on the sake, we might as well get drunk on this one...
:notworthy: love it.......love it.......love it....... :-({|= I feel like the last samurai or somethin'
definitely different... these vocal/lyrically deficient pieces are hard for most people to like I think... It's a good one... followed up by AfroCelts... nice mix...
saviddylvian wrote:
PS: Bill, playing "Turning Japanese" after Yoshida was just a little bit too much :-)
Well this time he followed it with AfroCelts - Nevermore which is nice. Hey that must mean he reads this stuff and is not just playiing a tape over an over. :sunny:
iggy33 wrote:
"Yoshida" must mean "Get a grip" !!
yeah! because it does not fit the prescribed version of what constitutes music!!! :beat:
i feel like i'm listening to the incidental music to Shogun ... visions of Richard Chamerlain... (shudder)
Nice...and a clever segue (as always).
I do not believe this particular piece of music represents Yoshida Brothers' music well, nor the capability of the shamisen as a (traditional Japanese) musical instrument. Having Googled for a relevant article in English, I found the following: (click here) Hope the above should give those interested some background and perspective. PS: Bill, playing "Turning Japanese" after Yoshida was just a little bit too much :-)
"Yoshida" must mean "Get a grip" !!