Thursday, September 29, 2005

Ken M, Advantage Lucy "Great Support Member"

If I don't accomplish anything else in life, I will at least be able to say I was listed as a "great support member" in Japanese pop band advantage Lucy's brilliant fourth album, Echo Park.

That honor is mine for having helped translate a couple of songs on the album, including "is this love".

I remember how, as singer Aiko and I tried to work out over the phone what English words would sound good and be just the right length to sing, Aiko would hum to herself a phrase I suggested, and then would either tell me, no, that's too short (or long), are there any other words we can use, or else, perfect! Let's go with that. A sweet memory.

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