Hi, and welcome to the Open Licensed Music Podcast, the show where we highlight music from artists who let you share their music. I'm Ralph Wacksworth, and today's episode is featuring music in Japanese. And to preface this for any of you who speak Japanese, this episode does have vocals, and my Japanese is not good enough to know what all of them say. So consider yourself warned if you're listening in an environment where vocals are offensive.
Sunday Morning (3:29)
REDSHiFT ft. Megurine Luka - Lucid Dream (4:03)
#006 Nanairo Kimiiro Atashiiro TechnoDanceVersion featVOCALOID / vocal: VOCALOID (4:11)
That was MICROCOSMOS by NoMode and Sunday Morning by Naivepop or petitfool, which are both available from Jamendo and are licensed under an Attribution Noncommercial Share-Alike license. After that was REDSHiFT ft. Megurine Luka - Lucid Dream by REDHiFT Vocaloid Works, which is available from SoundCloud and is licensed under an Attribution license. Finishing up was #006 Nanairo Kimiiro Atashiiro TechnoDanceVersion featVOCALOID / vocal: VOCALOID by Songs to Save You. That's got to be about the longest named song I've played on here. Anyway, it's available from Jamendo and is licensed under an Attribution Noncommercial Share-Alike license.
I love the sound of the Japanese language. The grammatical structure has got to be about the coolest I've seen in any human language I've studied. I've only really studied it enough that I can catch a few words here and there but not well enough to fully grasp the meanings of what they're singing. I also very much like the synthetic quality of music sung by a voice synthesizer, which works out well, since the latter often appears in the category of the former. I've run across a bit of voice synth music in other languages, but by and large it's mostly in Japanese.
But, my love for the language extends just as much to humans' use of it, so without further ado, let's continue with more music.
I ♥ JAPAN！ウクレレで弾き語ってみた…【遠い世界に】 (1:09)
Perfect Daydream (Japanese Version) (1:53)
That was kibako by higashi-tonden-street FACTORY, which is available from Jamendo and is licensed under an Attribution Noncommercial Share-Alike license. After that was I ♥ JAPAN！ウクレレで弾き語ってみた…【遠い世界に】 by hiikotori, which is available from SoundCloud and is licensed under an Attribution license. Finishing up was Perfect Daydream (Japanese Version) by Oblivious, which is available from Jamendo and is licensed under an Attribution Noncommercial Share-Alike license.
A side note if you're looking for open licensed music in Japanese - it's hard. As often happens, I had to drop a bunch of my normal Japanese music for license incompatibilities to the point where I had about a half hour of music, so as usual I went looking for more music to fill out the playlist. There seemed to be very little music out there that was in Japanese. Many of the ones with Japanese titles were either in English or instrumental, which I'm not opposed to but would be filed into another episode. I was also very unpleasantly surprised by how many of the songs I found were labelled as covers, and since they're most likely based on some commercial music I don't know, I can't very well include them in this podcast. But yet they were still labelled as open licensed. Made things quite difficult and time-consuming, since I had to go research whether or not songs *were* in fact based on something else and filter them out.
So, with that, let's continue with more music:
SLKP by Grünemusik (3:25)
Round & Round, Merry-Go-Round of Hate (reprise, a lullaby) by To-Den (4:14)
That was Vacation by NoMode, SLKP by Grünemusik by Grünemusik, and Round & Round, Merry-Go-Round of Hate (reprise, a lullaby) by To-Den by Grünemusik. All three of them are available from Jamendo and are licensed under an Attribution Noncommercial Share-Alike license.
Today's app-of-the-day is Mozilla Thunderbird, an e-mail client program. It has functionality for checking, organizing, and sending e-mail from multiple providers and has a ton of plugins available which allow you to add even more functionality to it. One plugin in particular I like is called Lightning, which adds calendar
functionality. It's very easy to use, easy to install, and is free and open source. It's available for Linux, OS/2, OpenSolaris and OpenIndiana, BSD, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows. Download it today from mozilla.org/thunderbird
Now for a short noncommercial break from one of our nonsponsors followed by more music.
[Vocaloid3 Megpoid]Hikari (1:02)
That was a slightly edited version of Podcast Promo by The FuMP, which is available from thefump.com and is licensed under an Attribution Noncommercial Share-Alike license. After that was ハッピィケンキュウジョ by MenT@i, which is available from Jamendo and is licensed under an Attribution Noncommercial Share-Alike license. Finishing up was [Vocaloid3 Megpoid]Hikari by Chino Yoshio, which is available from SoundCloud and is licensed under an Attribution license.
So, that's all for today. Remember - piracy of commercial music only proves your dependence on that model and justifies further censorship and restriction. So don't pirate it - replace it with something better. Listen to open licensed music, donate to the artists behind it, go to concerts, and buy music from artists whose record labels don't see you as their enemies. Support artists where your support actually counts.
This episode was made using Xubuntu Linux, Gentoo Linux, Audacity, Audacious for organizing playlists, and Leafpad for notes, and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial Share-Alike license. Feel free to give it to your friends, or if you didn't like it, your enemies. Links to the songs in this podcast are available on the website. Listen in next time for some music from The Funny Music Project! See 'ya!