Tuesday, January 27, 2009

JJNN Tuesday: Entertainment - 15

Welcome again to JJNN for Tuesday January 27th, 2009. Today we will be talking about a music group called Sukima-switch.

I think for the next few weeks I am going to introduce some modern Japanese music groups. The group that I am going to talk about this week is called Sukima-switch. Sukima-switch is a group that consists of Ohashi Takuya and Tokita Shintaro. Ohashi Takuya is in charge of the singing and playing the guitar while Tokita Shintaro is in charge keyboards, singing and arranging the music. The name of the group comes from the word sukima (meaning gap) and switch. According to the people in the group it has no real meaning (though no big surprise there). The group has been around since 1999 and have so far put out 10 singles, 4 albums (one of them being a "mini-album"), and two "best of" albums (one of which is their live music). All in all a good amount of music.

Here are a couple of their songs. This first song is called Aka Tsuki no Uta. Enjoy

And this next one is called Kanade.

Any way, it is now time for the word of the day. Today's word is 奏でる(かなでる). It is pronounced kanaderu and means to play an instrument or to sing. If anyone out there has ever heard me sing, they would never want to go to karaoke with me.

That's it for today. See you next time at JJNN.

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