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Bonjour! Chanson

I've had "Aux Champs Elysées" stuck in my head for hours now...

Bon Appetit! wasn't a regular oneman. It was a theatrical play. The stage was made to look like a French café/restaurant. There was a menu there which, among other things, listed KAMIJO wine XD And it was twice as expensive as the second most expensive item on there ( ̄▽ ̄)

Kaya played the role of a woman who fell in love with one of the waiters (who felt the same way about her). But both of them were too shy to tell eachother about their feelings. Throughout the play, Kaya would sing chansons and some of his regular songs that matched the story. After Kaya had worked up the courage to ask waiter guy out, the play was over and the last part was a live show like he usually does. Outfits for the event was a white dress with black polka dots and a black corset. He also wore the huge white hat with feathers for a little while. During the last part, he wore the red rose dress again (short version). His hair was a warm chestnut brown, curled and hanging down over his shoulders. (I'm still celebrating the disappearance of the Chocolate wig <_<;)

The chansons didn't really convince me when I heard them back in December. But it must have had something to do with the fact that he sang them together with Soiree, as the arrangement was different tonight, and they were more upbeat and... Kaya-ish. I quite enjoyed them ^^ Especially Aux Champs Elysées and Padam Padam.
I expected Rose Jail would turn out to be extremely painful, as this was a very small livehouse, but it wasn't too bad. Probably because it *was* so small. It made us unable to move much at all. And Rose Jail wasn't the only violent song he did: The one before it was a completely new one! It's called "Addict", and it's a Hora song! :D Definitely more my thing than the chansons, so this'll be a release I'm looking forward to.


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Feb. 20th, 2009 04:00 pm (UTC)
KAMIJO wine XD And it was twice as expensive as the second most expensive item on there

...just like his necklace -__-;
Feb. 20th, 2009 04:13 pm (UTC)
Some of the other stuff included the names of people like Anzi, Leda and a couple of members from Sugar. They were all around 1000 yen. Kamijo wine was 5000...
Most people expected the artists mentioned on the menu to make an appearance (as Kaya and his dancers were on it as well). Too bad they were wrong >_< But at least it did cause a lot of talk about Versailles and Hgp during the hour before the show began which was interesting to listen to.
Feb. 20th, 2009 06:55 pm (UTC)
Sooo...no matter how often Kaya might be speaking about his darling Sizna it seems that Kamijo is keeping the 1st place in his heart XD (wait...can we rely on the drink'price to make such a statement ^^;)
I hope it was a lovely french wine for such a crazy price -_-;

I'm really surprised by the chansons I heard so far...was expecting something a bit cheesy like "last snow" but "Champs Elysées" is as cheerfull as the original one and "Padam pdam" gave me shivers *__*
(then it's true that I've always have this strange attraction for french retro songs ^^;)
I'm curious about "Addict" and it's great to know that the live was like a theatrical play...hope to see pics of it somewhere (I'm curious to see their vision of a french restaurant lol)
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Feb. 20th, 2009 07:05 pm (UTC)
They weren't *really* selling stuff XD It was just a menu set on a table in the "restaurant" ^^;
(Kamijo wine IS real though)
Feb. 20th, 2009 07:13 pm (UTC)
Lol! You caught my reply and replied in turn before I deleted it. I misread that part. :x How appropriate, though. XD

(But yeah, I'm still curious about how it tastes... expensive wine IRL or not.)
Feb. 20th, 2009 07:14 pm (UTC)
I was surprised by the chansons tonight too, as I expected them to sound like they did two months ago. I should probably borrow my friend's copy to listen to them again to hear if the recorded versions are like the recent live versions. Kaya has a cold at the moment, so he had trouble singing a few times, and one of the chansons was sung with a light voice (like in Chocolate sweet version), so I'd like to hear the one on the CD which I assume doesn't have coughing and sniffing in it, because using his voice like that was causing him trouble ^^;
(After he was done, he said "daijoubanai" and gave us a real life D: face. Kinda cute.)
Feb. 20th, 2009 04:03 pm (UTC)
Wah I can't wait to get my copy! Customs is torturing me. ><)
Feb. 20th, 2009 04:20 pm (UTC)
Customs D:
The booklet is really cute :D And the cover, probably isn't what you think it is ;)
Feb. 20th, 2009 05:19 pm (UTC)
My CD is in the post to me. I love chansons so I'm excited about it, although, as I already said, I would be even happier if he had chosen darker, edgier songs. Maybe next time...

I'm definitely looking forward to hearing "Addict"!
Feb. 20th, 2009 05:49 pm (UTC)
I'm hoping he'll do something else than chansons at his live next weekend ^^; I was never a fan of those kind of songs, so I'm starting to get a bit tired of them. (And they're not fun live songs <_<) But having that said, even I enjoyed a couple of the tunes, so I'm sure you'll like the CD :) I wonder when the rest of the world will get to hear "Addict". He just released a mini album, so we'll probably have to wait another couple of months before a new release right? But maybe he'll give people a preview through his radio show.
Feb. 21st, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC)
Well, the ones he has chosen for the CD (and sang at the Xmas live) are pretty boring. I'd love to hear him do some really gut wrenching Jacques Brel, his voice would be so perfect for it!

Feb. 22nd, 2009 02:26 am (UTC)
This CD is #1 in a series, so maybe he'll sing some of the others later? (Unless he's planning to do famous songs that aren't chansons)
For me, the problem doesn't really lie with which chansons he does live... What I like about his lives are how lively and interactive a lot of his songs are (Rose Jail, Glitter Arch, Kasha etc.) No matter the chanson, you can't really jump around or headbang to it x)
At the same time I do appreciate him trying out different styles, and I don't mind him releasing a CD of these songs. But live, I prefer his regular stuff.
Feb. 22nd, 2009 06:48 pm (UTC)
Oh, I don't mind so much if I can jump around or headbang as long as the music stirs me!

Yeah, I know that the CD is #1 in a series, so I'm hoping for more stirring stuff next time (and I'm a bit worried that, as you say, he plans on just generally covering famous songs...)
Feb. 20th, 2009 06:33 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm super-excited for Addict!

And I ended up not purchasing the chanson CD after all since it's really not my type of music. O_o But I do want to listen to them and hear how Kaya applied his own style to the songs.

(I have no Kaya icon! Must fix that.)

Kamijo wine. :p
Feb. 20th, 2009 06:55 pm (UTC)
I've been missing more songs like Addict, so I was very happy about it ^^

I didn't buy the CD either, but my friend did, so I got to look through the booklet and stuff on our way back home today. The cover art that's been posted on various websites, isn't really the cover art. The drawing of Kaya is a big sticker, that hides the real cover which is a photo of Kaya that the drawing is based on.

Kamijo wine :) (But I wouldn't pay 5000 yen for it... Why does he get to be so expensive? I felt sorry for the two Sugar guys who, put together, obviously wasn't worth more than 1000 yen XD)
Feb. 20th, 2009 07:11 pm (UTC)
Your icon... thanks. XD

It's actually been a few releases since we've heard anything akin to his older stuff, but I'm glad he's not giving it up completely. I never really thought he would but... who, honestly, was expecting something like *this* from him?

And he posted part of a picture of his hat on his website and I laughed... he couldn't fit the full thing in the picture. And yes, a nonexistent chocolat wig is a good chocolat wig. ._.;
Feb. 20th, 2009 07:26 pm (UTC)
I can't wait till we get the lyrics for Addict. With the tune being generally darker, and Hora composing the music, I'm hoping for lyrics more like the less happy-love part of his career.
I didn't get the chance to pay much attention to the lyrics at the live itself, as right before the music started Kaya said "I'm sorry if you get hit in the head etc. during this". Then the crowd went crazy...

The hat is huge x) I think it would be a bit unconvenient to wear while singing, and he only wore it while sitting down at a table during a small part of the play.
Feb. 21st, 2009 03:39 pm (UTC)
Ha ha Kaya and Kamijo Wine~XD (that crack me up so much)
I have to listen to his more recent songs to educate myself.^^' I'm really looking forward to "Addict" since Hora is the composer.:D

Sort of regretting for being so broke right now... The live sounded so COOL~ (+_+) But what bad timing that Kaya is having a cold now...@_@
Feb. 22nd, 2009 02:07 am (UTC)
Kaya seems to be almost constantly coughing and sniffing, but it was pretty bad this time, and might be why he didn't come out to sing more songs when we called for an encore. The show only lasted for about 75 minutes (Usually his onemans lasts for another hour). But the play was really cute :)
Feb. 22nd, 2009 09:00 pm (UTC)
OMGOMGOMG new Hora song *____________* can't wait
thanks for the lovely report, aw!
Feb. 23rd, 2009 04:58 am (UTC)
Both with Carmilla and Last Snow, he performed those songs at lives 2~3 months before their release, so we might have to wait a while for Addict yet. But it's nice to know that it exists ^^
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