Welcome to the new home for Shine More! The explanation for the move from intlwota.com is explained at my main blog, fields of maiZe in the morning. As I mentioned on the old Shine More site, please update your links or feed to the new url.
For those of you who don’t know, Aya’s latest concert tour DVD is coming out this coming week, and I preordered it. So, expect a review of the concert on my main blog in the next week or so, and expect a video or two from the concert popping up over here.
To tide you over until the concert comes out, here’s a performance of the title track of her latest album Omoi Afurete that she performed this past March. I have no idea what this performance was for, but it’s a beautiful song and a wonderful performance by Aya, as per usual.
So, about half an hour ago, I realized that Aya and BoA are good friends…. And seeing as I haven’t updated this blog in AGES, I thought this would be as good as anything to update it with. XD
Funnily enough, I have somehow already forgotten how I got to the first link that made me stumble upon this realization.
Something (I don’t think I was browsing through my feed reader, and a quick glance through my twitter account doesn’t show any link to this… So I really have NO clue how I got to this in the first place. -_-;) had a link to this video of BoA on MTV’s Iggy. I don’t watch MTV (or rather MTV Canada) so, I’m not quite sure what this Iggy thing is, but basically, BoA was on Iggy promoting her (at that time) upcoming debut English album and they surprised her with a comment and question from her “best friend in Japan, pop superstar Aya Matsuura”. It’s around the 3:30 mark.
I would have embedded the video, but the embed code given on the site wasn’t complete.*
Since the embed code was weird, I went to YouTube hoping to find the clip there so I could embed it. Unfortunately, I didn’t find the clip, but I found a cute subbed appearance of Aya’s on Hey!Hey!Hey! from 2008, where it seems she pulls some strings (or something) to get some time to hang out with her friend. It does seem like they’re quite close and they engage in adorable banter in this clip.
I hope that my next post on this blog happens a little faster than 3 months later. -_-
PS. I was highly disappointed a few weeks ago when I went to the music store hoping to buy BoA’s album, only to find out that Canada has a late release date. It’s supposed to be out April 7th, so here’s hoping my local music store has it this coming Tuesday, when I’ll be at the mall having dinner before head to (funnily enough) my Japanese class. 😀
*EDIT: It seems there was something up with the page on chrome. I loaded it on Firefox and the embed code was complete there.*
I have recently become obsessed with Aya’s ‘From That Sky ~Kaedama wa Katamen de~’ – the 8th song on her 2nd album… Why, you ask? Well, it just so happened to be the opening number to Aya’s latest concert DVD and man, oh man, was it ever hot!
It a great song in general, but holy moly! Live band, hot Aya, rocking performance…. This just goes to show that ‘old lady Aya’ can still pull off amazing, energy filled performances. I haven’t actually sat down and picked a favourite song out of the concert yet, but this is definitely near the top of the list.