Stay by my side, by my side

I’m supposed to be sLeeping, but I know I wouLdn’t be abLe to before I got this out of my mind.
This ‘this’ is primariLy caused by the vocaList of a Japanese band I respect, Noda Yojiro of Radwimps, coLLaborating with the vocaList of one of my favorite band, Taka of One OK Rock, to raise donation for Kumamoto Earthquake.

To quote Noda-san:

English

Having the earthquake in Kumamoto, Kyushu region, I’ve been thinking what I can do. Still earth is shaking day-and-night and people could barely feel safe. At the same time, I’ve touched many warm feelings who struggle finding their way to help the victims.
And we decide to hold a donation campaign with our track.
With the wishes to light peace in victim’s heart, we sang this song. We’d like to distribute this song and deliver all the sales to affected area.
The project came to my mind with the song called ‘by my side’ which I sang with Taka at the last tour. Taka and I retook this track for this project. I’d like to thank Taka and the members of ONE OK ROCK.
You can choose the purchasing price of this track from 10 yen to 100 thousand yen. We will donate all the profits to the victims of this disaster. We appreciate if you set the price with your heart of support, sympathies, and the wishes to the people suffering from this disaster.
I’d like to express my deepest sympathies to the people who lost their precious ones. Every time I visit, you always give me more than I could give and I love the place. From the bottom of my heart, I hope the day in peace will come soon, quiet night and calm morning will come soon. We want to support and be with you in the long term.
Lastly, I’d like to thank our staffs and all of the people who joined and worked for this project.

Yojiro

■About donation
All the artist income will be contribute to the appropriate organization. Recipient will be announced once it has determined.

■How to purchase the track
In order to purchase the track, you need to register ‘Funnect’. Please refer ‘Funnect’ site for more details.

■Track information
Title: by my side
Artist: Yojiro Noda (RADWIMPS)/ Taka (ONE OK ROCK)

■Selectable Price
¥10:¥50:¥100:¥200:¥300:¥500:¥1,000:¥2,000:¥3,000:¥4,000:¥5,000:¥6,000:¥7,000:¥8,000:¥9,000:¥10,000:¥30,000:¥50,000:¥80,000:¥100,000:
Please note that any acknowledgment will not be publish.

■Payment options
Credit card (VISA、Master Card、Diners Club International、AMERICAN EXPRESS、JCB)
PayPal
Alipay
etc.

Man, I’d Love to pay ¥100,000 if I couLd.

Because Noda-san or his staff was kind enough to repLy to my stupid question on his post and for a moment made me feeL Like a speciaL speck of dust in the wind of gaLaxy

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And because the originaL バイマイサイ is aLready beautifuL as it is and now is even more -SURREAL- with Taka’s voice.

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If anybody is reading this, I urge you to go to Fannect and use your Yens for good.

Now I’m going to Listen to this non-stop whiLe trying too sLeep.

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2 comments on “Stay by my side, by my side

  1. ampxxix says:

    I love Radwimps too!!!!!! I got the track when Taka mentioned it on his instagram. Totally freaked out about this collaboration. It is nice how they made it easy for anyone to participate. Also being responsive to questions 😉

    • amadl says:

      I freaked out three times that day 😂 It sureLy is amazing when the artists you Love coLLaborate together. And yes, even more amazing when they make it easy for everyone to get ‘involved’ speciaLLy coming from Japanese artists..

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