The Japanese almanac says winter begins on the 8th of November, called Ritto (Beginning of Winter) and the first snow falls around the 22nd, Shosetsu (Little Snow). Now that bit of education is over, here are some Genki Winter songs!
It’s Christmas and all over the globe, terrible music will be blaring out of speakers in public places and private residences. I am no fan of Christmas songs so here is my alternative December Soundtrack.
01st December – I was taken aback seeing RZA in Due Date last night. Anyway, it’s snowing already and this is music to drive you as you trudge through it.
RZA – Biochemical Equation
Kings of Convenience – Quiet is the new Loud
03rd December – The first of many entries by Wild Nothing. I really like his album.
Wild Nothing – My Angel Lonely
Warcloud – The Persistence of Memory
Hooverphonic – Battersea
MF Doom – Yellow Dock
MF Doom – Passion Flower
Boy Robot – Live in Vanilla
Hooverphonic – One Way Ride
Wild Nothing – O, Lilac
Boy Robot – We Accept All Our Parents Credit Cards
Wild Nothing – Chinatown
Masashi Hamauzu – Final Fantasy XIII – Blinded By Light
Dave Wise – Donkey Kong Country Ice Cave Chant
15th December – today is the last day for posting in the UK and now we wait for our packages and presents.
Arcade Fire – We Used to Wait
Arcade Fire – Rococo
Sega – Sonic Unleashed: Holoska Night
Wild Nothing – Live in Dreams
MF Doom – Mugwort
Dave Wise – Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong-Quest – In a Snow Bound Land
Yojou-han – Shinwa Taikai (The Tatami Galaxy)
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone – White Corolla
23rd December – Happy Birthday to the Emperor of Japan.
David Sylvian – For the Love of Life
Monster Anime – Before You go to Sleep
Nostromo – Binary Overdrive (Sugar Jesus – Get A Hold Of Yourself)
26th December Have fun with your presents and… be… merry and stuff.
Maaya Sakamoto – Downtown
MAIDS – Meizu Sanjou!
Round Table featuring Nino – Planet Survival Sunny Side Hill Ending
Kenji Kawai – Sky Crawler’s End Theme
Akira Yamaoka – Silent Hill 2 – Laura Plays the Piano
Arcade Fire – No Cars Go
01st January 2011
Nirgilis – Tetsuwan Birdy Decode 02 Opening Theme