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Dominique Costa : Interview of 10th November:English

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1:I hear Paris is the place to see art.I think that's a good idea for your new cake.It sounds delicious!This new cake seems to be a work of art.Where did you get that fantastic idea?
Dominique Costa :
Paris, from which many French and Parisian Pastry Chefs draw a lot of inspiration, is an unavoidable place for fashion.We often put our work on the same level as fashion.Inès de la Fressange and I both came up with this same idea while we were talking about fashion creations and a handbag she created.I told her that I thought she perfectly embodied French Glamour.It was obvious that we had to create together a heart-shaped cake with a creation of Inès de la Fressange’s handbag.


2:What's it like collaborating with Inès de la Fressange?
Dominique Costa :
Inès de la Fressange was determined to create a dessert for the Café de la Paix, for everybody’s pleasure around the table.

3:She is a popular fashion designer.What is she like?
Dominique Costa :
Inès de la Fressange is a great fashion creator, an icon, and she is really happy when it comes to creating a dessert, making taste, colour and texture associations. I took a lot of pleasure in this collaboration.


4:How do you feel about starting your new cake's project?
Dominique Costa :
I immediately felt that the project would be ambitious, because the handbags are created one by one without any cake mould.They are the result of a huge work, with only chocolate and a man passionate about his work.

5: What is the theme of this new cake?What's love?
Dominique Costa :
The theme is the mix between the French Glamour (represented by Inès de la Fressange), the work on fashion and the passion of the Pastry Chef about his job.

6: Why did you make this new cake?
Dominique Costa :
I love creating new desserts, this is a real challenge for me and my team. Furthermore, a creation that enables to combine a fashion designer’s work and the “pâtisserie” world gives us another view of how each one works.


7:What does your new cake mean?
Dominique Costa :
This cake means “Paris and the Glamour à la française”, the work of two different professions for a beautiful result.

8:What was the most challenging part of making this new cake?What was it that you learned with this one?
Dominique Costa :
The delicate materials of the cake, the fragile handbag and the breakable meringue made this work complicated.


9: What is the most precious thing in your life?
Dominique Costa :
In life, the most important things for me are my wife, my two children, our know-how and the pleasure of savouring our new creations with our guests. We also have to help people around us, give a hand or just smile, this is very important to me.


10:What's your memorable sweet of special day?
Dominique Costa :
I love making sweets named “Calisson” for Christmas, then our toffee white chocolate lemon with speculaas pieces.

11:Please give us the message for Japanese fans.
Dominique Costa :
I am very impressed by the Japanese culture:this wish to always learn from one another, to surpass oneself. I am lucky because I often have people from Asia in my team (particularly Japanese people), who give us the desire to go further.

(This email's interview is current as of October. 2013)
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Le cafe de la paix
INTER CONTINENTAL PARIS LE GRAND
Accueil: Place de l’Opéra 75009 Paris – France
Tél: +33 (0)1 40 07 31 72

news:
At Cafe´ de la Paix, a “fashionista” cake by Ine`s de la Fressange;
Tradition at the InterContinental Paris Le Grand Hotel demands that every year, during Fashion Week, a designer should come up with a lucky-charm cake. This year, it was Ine`s de la Fressange’s turn to pick up her pencils and design a raspberry heart cake.Inspired by her sketch, our Head Pastry Chef Dominique Costa has produced a
cake that promises to make an inordinate number of fashion victims…Gently resting upon a soft almond cake, we have layers of cream of coconut, crunchy pralines and fresh raspberries making up a delicate structure, the whole topped with a coconut-scented, heart-shaped panna cotta.That fashion detail: a lovely chocolate handbag, appearing to be made of red velvet and containing a thick raspberry sauce, is served with the dessert.Beneath the sketch, Ine`s has written this pretty phrase,“A raspberry cake for Café de la Paix, the Peace Café destined to become the Love Café too!” To be enjoyed from September to year’s end.

A “fashionista” cake by Ine`s de la Fressange
Limited edition available to the end of this year, 2013
price: €18 each

their archive:
Mr.Christophe RAOUX's Interview_2010.December.10_French
Mr.Dominique Costa's Interview_2012. January.10th_English

Translation and Questioner: Yukiko Yamaguchi
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by rispairka | 2013-11-02 16:17 | Dominique Costa

Kyle Sexton(Kyle's Good Finds) : Interview of 10th September:English

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1:We heard your carrot cake was chosen as "NAKANO IPPIN GRAND PRIX". How was the idea for this pastry born?
Kyle Sexton : It was not an original idea. Carrot cake is very popular in America.

2:Who's your favorite pastry chef ?
Kyle Sexton :I have no favorite pastry chef.

3:We heard that there is art you can eat. Is this true?
Kyle Sexton :I think there is an art to enjoyment .

4:What is the favorite of all the pastry?
Kyle Sexton :Turtle cake

5: What beauty means for you?
Kyle Sexton :Simplicity

6: What is the appeal of pastry for you?
Kyle Sexton :
To make something from simple ingredients.


7:Why did you choose Kyle's Good Finds as your shop's name?
Kyle Sexton :From a book called Food Finds

8:What do you like about this job?
Kyle Sexton :That I can work alone

9: How long have you been working at NAKANO?
Kyle Sexton :22 years

10:Do you know any recommendations on where to visit at NAKANO?
Kyle Sexton :Nakano Sun Plaza

11:What's your favorite past time in summer?
Kyle Sexton :Barbeque

12:What kinds of birds do you like? 
Kyle Sexton :Falcon

13:Please give us the message for Japanese fans.
Kyle Sexton :
You can find a slice of America in my shop.


(This email's interview is current as of May. 2013)
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by rispairka | 2013-09-05 12:04 | Kyle's Good Finds

Donavon FRANKENREITER : Interview of 10th May:English

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1:I wonder if we can just start off a bit about, talking about your background. And how did you get involved in singing?

Donavon FRANKENREITER :
my wife 11 years ago said i should start and also try writing my own songs so i did , if not for her i may never have tried singing or writing!


2:Please tell us about the new album.Why did you choose " Start Livin " as your album title?

Donavon FRANKENREITER :
its the first song on the record and it really sums up the message on the album that life is short and if you dont start livin it will be over before you know it.


3:How do you want your listeners to enjoy your new album " Start Livin " ? Is there any specific situation or place?

Donavon FRANKENREITER :
no i just hope everyone had a chance to get and listen to it
i am very proud of this album and think it has many great things to say for the listener.


4:What did you use to produce the sound?

Donavon FRANKENREITER :
many different interments that i have never used before but for the acoustic sound it was all MARTIN GUITARS and then we used uke,lap steel,banjo,resonator bass,many different percussion things !!!!!!!!!!!


5:What does the 5th album mean to you in your life?

Donavon FRANKENREITER :
its just means that i am still doing what i love doing and that is really important to me
making music and surfing its a dream to have both of these things in my life as my career i love doing them both!!!!!!!!!every album represents that to me another chapter in my life of doing what i love to do !!!!!


6:Why do you think your music attract such a big Japanese listeners?

Donavon FRANKENREITER :
i don't know, i have always had a big Japanese following ,i think i just have a connection with the culture and country i do love it so much !


7:Is music integral to every day of your life?

Donavon FRANKENREITER :
its the basis of life itself we are all moving to a rhythm in some way everyone has their song!


8:What would you consider as a good music and a bad music?

Donavon FRANKENREITER :
there is no bad music i think all music is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!


9:What beauty means for you?

Donavon FRANKENREITER :
smiles or is having fun life itself is beauty!!!!


10:What does silence means for you?

Donavon FRANKENREITER :
i dont know i havent heard that in a long time!


11:What kind of bird do you like ?

Donavon FRANKENREITER :
eagle it represents freedom one of the most important things to me in the world (to be free)



12:When do you feel happy?

Donavon FRANKENREITER :because i am alive!!!!!!!!!!

13:How do you keep your youth?

Donavon FRANKENREITER :
surf surf surf and having kids!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


14:Where is your favorite landscape?

Donavon FRANKENREITER :
where i live in kauai its the most beautiful place i have every been


15:What would you do if you were left alone on a desert island?

Donavon FRANKENREITER :
try to find waves and make a board and surf!!!!!


16:Do you like Japan? Could you give us some of your good memories of Japan?

Donavon FRANKENREITER :
everything about japan i love climbing mt fuji and watching the sun rise was one thing i will never forget!!!!!!


17:Where is your favorite Japanese landscape? Why ?

Donavon FRANKENREITER :
anywhere by the coast i just love teh ocean and surfing in japan its so fun!!!!!!!!


18:I heard you are planning to come to the tour " START LIVIN’ JAPAN RELEASE PARTY " and " GREENROOM FESTIVAL&LOVE FOR NIPPON " in May 2012.Fans in Japan are so looking forward to seeing your show soon.Anything special you'd like to do during your stay in Japan?

Donavon FRANKENREITER :
give everyone a huge hug and let them know i have not stop thinking about them since the tsunami!! i love them all so much and the country i am so happy to be coming back to see everyone once again !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


19:How do you like playing in Japan?

Donavon FRANKENREITER :
one of my favorite places ever to play concerts!


20:Please any (brief) message for Japanese fans.
Donavon FRANKENREITER :
see u all soon and thank you for all the support love you and START LIVIN"
DF


(This email's interview is current as of April. 2012)
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Related website LINK: Donavon Frankenreiter
Answer's Translation: SURFROCK INTERNATIONAL INC.


ドノヴァン・フランケンレイター・プロフィール:
1972年12月10日、カリフォルニア州生まれ、現在ハワイ在住。13歳からBillabongにスポンサーされるプロ・サーファーであり、世界的な「サーフ・ミュージック・シーン」を代表するミュージシャン。 2004年、1stアルバム『Donavon Frankenreiter』からシングル「Free」が日本でも大ヒット。数々の来日公演やフェス出演を重ね、2ndアルバム『Move By Yourself』(06)、3rdアルバム『Pass It Around』(09)も確実にヒットさせてきた。 2010年は遂にフジロックのメイン・ステージにも登場。4th アルバム『GLOW』を含む3作連続リリースなど、音楽家としてモーチベーション高く、 脂の乗り切ったキャリアの折り返し地点に立つドノヴァンは、楽曲だけでなくライフスタイルにも感銘を受けるアーティスト。サーファーからギター好き、ファミリーと性別年齢ジャンル問わず、皆に愛される明るいキャラクターの持ち主。


NEW ALBUM:
[タイトル]スタート・リヴィンSTART LIVIN'
[価格]税込2,500円[発売]日本盤:5月9日 (輸入盤:5月28日)
[発売元・販売元]
ポニーキャニオン/サーフロック インターナショナル
ドノヴァン・フランケンレイター、5枚目のオリジナル・スタジオ・アルバム 。バンドの長年のベーシスト、マット・グランディと二人だけで制作したトロピカル・ファンキー・アルバムは、 初の単独セルフ・プロデュース作品だ。 ハワイ、カウアイ島での家族との生活をベースに、ドノヴァンがここ数年で感じたことが素直な詩にあらわ れている。家族への愛、親友の死、友達との別れ、そして東日本大震災… 「Start Livin’」の意は、今を大切にしながら、新たな挑戦に挑む。それがスタート・リヴィン! ギター、ウクレレを中心にバンジョー、マンダリン、ベル、手、フライパンやギターケースを叩いたり、 ジッポライターまでをも楽器として使用しレコーディング 。ドノヴァン印の渋いヴォーカルや曲のヴァイブスは維持しながらも、実験的なサウンドをまじえた新しい アイランド・サウンドを確立している。今回は日本盤が世界初発売!


LIVE INFORMATION
[START LIVIN’ JAPAN RELEASE PARTY]
ドノヴァンが西日本を中心にツアーする、ニュー・アルバム 『スタート・リヴィン』 のリリース・パーティー
5月12日(土) 熊本・ライブハウス ジャンゴ
5月13日(日) 宮崎・WEATHER KING(ウェザーキング)
5月14日(月) 沖縄 MUSIC TOWN 音市場
5月15日(火) 和歌山 プロジェクト・ジー・オフィシナ(proyect・g・oficina)
5月16日(水) 大阪 BLOW BAR
5月17日(木) 岡山 BLUE BLUES
上記6公演の総合お問い合わせ先: サーフロック・インターナショナル 0466-65-3201

[GREENROOM FESTIVAL & LOVE FOR NIPPON]
5月18日(金) 東京 duo MUSIC EXCHANGE
5月19日(土) 横浜赤レンガ倉庫
5月20日(日) 横浜赤レンガ倉庫
5月22日(火) 仙台 RENSA
上記4公演の総合お問い合わせ先: グリーンルーム・フェスティバル 03-5728-6725

Questioner: Yukiko Yamaguchi

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by rispairka | 2012-05-05 15:38 | music

Dominique Costa : Interview of 10th January 2012:English

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1:There was a report on the TV that said that Paris is beautiful in the springtime.And we often see a photo of Paris's cherry blossoms in a magazine.THE SWEET FAN, we think the sweet's design of cherry blossom is beautiful. How was the idea for this patisserie born?

Dominique Costa :
The idea was to mix the beauty of Paris with M. Frankie Xie dessert.That's why we wanted the combine the elegance of the asian cherry blossoms with the parisian sunrise.


2:What's it like collaborating with Frankie Xie?

Dominique Costa :
M. Frankie Xie worked a lot on that dessert as it was his idea to develop a dessert with a shape of a fan to show his attachement to his country.He followed all the steps of the confection of this dessert. He really knows what he wants.


3:Where did the idea behind this sweet?

Dominique Costa :
It is the result of a deep collaboration between Frankie Xie and I. We thought about 3 prototypes and we both choose the fan.



4:When you make a patisserie, how much do you visualize?

Dominique Costa :
It usually takes me one week to visualize and that includes different tries, choosing flavours and deciding of the visual aspect.


5:Do you like Chinese tea?Why did you have a chice of Chinese tea, the osmanthus tea with the Long Jing green tea?

Dominique Costa :
I love chinese tea specially during winter. Using chinese tea for that Fashion Pastry was an evidence for us.Frankie Xie is very attached to his roots and values and it was his idea to mix Chinese tea and osmanthus tea.So, that gave me the opportunity to discover osmanthus tea that I didn't know before.


6:What was your biggest challenge in this sweet?

Dominique Costa :
The biggest challenge was the shape, the logo and the cherry branch.
It took us time to create the right mold.In all my pastries, I always want to create enthusiasm and impress the clients.


7:What can you tell us about you?Do you feel Asiatic culture had an influence on you?

Dominique Costa :
Of course, it’s interesting to learn about every culture and it’s important to respect their differences.I was really happy to work with Frankie Xie, it was very interesting working on the chinease culture.As an example, in France we are used to put sugar in the tea where as in China people drink the tea pure.I prefer the chinease way of drinking it in order to appreciate all the flavours.


8:Are you interested in Japanese traditional performing arts?

Dominique Costa :
I'm keen on discovering every country's art, I'm very curious. A friend of mine is working in Asia and we meet once per year to discuss about what she's discovering in Japan and China.


9:What beauty means for you?

Dominique Costa :Beauty is what's natural, easy, the kindness of the people.

10:When you were a child, what kinds of desserts did you like?

Dominique Costa :
I was found of the apple pie my mum used to cook each sunday afternoon.


11:What is the most favorite of all the sweets?

Dominique Costa :
I love chocolate/praline candies, and also the strawberry ones.



12:Where is your favorite France's landscape?

Dominique Costa :
I love the beauty of Paris, but I like to recharge on the "Cote d'Azur" enjoying the sea and the montains, I like the "Pays Basque" for its wildness and also the "Savoie" for its warmth and mountain.


13:What kinds of birds do you like?

Dominique Costa :
I like the Eagles for their wildness, the Parakeets for their color and beauty, the Inseparables for their affectionate side.


14:What is the philosophy behind your work?

Dominique Costa :
I'm never satisfied, I always want me and my team to improve.



15:What are you favorite perfumes?

Dominique Costa :
My favorite perfumes are red fruits, exotics, yuzu, pistachio, praline, vanilla, rose and macha.


16:Please any (brief) message for Japanese fans.

Dominique Costa :
I really admire japanese culture. I had the opportunity to train japanese people. I've always been impressed by their kidness, a true life lesson.I hope to visit Japan in 2012, I really would like to discover that country that is really fascinating me.



(This email's interview is current as of November. 2011)
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INTER CONTINENTAL PARIS LE GRAND

Mr.Christophe RAOUX's Interview English
Christophe RAOUX氏インタビュー|日本語

Sweet Fan by Frankie Xie:
A delicate dark chocolate fan decorated with the branches of a blossoming cherry tree: such is Sweet Fan, the patisserie designed exclusively by Frankie Xie for Café de la Paix. For his first gourmet creation, China’s biggest designer has taken inspiration from this traditional Chinese accessory, which dates back to the second century. "The fan is an ancient object symbolising China’s long history and culture," explains the founder of the Jefen brand. "I thought it would be interesting to design an edible version marrying ingredients that are characteristic of our two nations and enhanced by French expertise in pastry making."The dark chocolate Sweet Fan, which sits on a crunchy shortbread biscuit, features a rich lemon Chiboust cream and candied grapefruit centre. Finished with a stylish red chocolate cord, it is served with osmanthus tea sprinkled with Long Jing green tea leaves.“Fashion and gastronomy are two arts that are synonymous with France and China,” says Frankie Xie. “Although Chinese food is known across the world, just like French cooking, our desserts are still undervalued. That’s why I was interested in accepting the challenge set by Café de la Paix to design a patisserie combining both our culinary traditions!"Sweet Fan by Frankie Xie, which is available exclusively at Café de la Paix from 16 January to 15 May 2012, is prepared by Christophe Raoux, Chef at Café de la Paix and InterContinental Paris Le Grand, and his pastry chef Dominique Costa.It is the fourth and final creation of the sixth season of the Patisseries Fashion collection from the famous restaurant on Place de l’Opéra: "Le BRIC, c’est chic!"Throughout the year, Café de la Paix has showcased the creative ferment of tomorrow’s superpowers by asking the biggest names in fashion from the much-talked-about BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) to design a dessert. The collection has already brought Brazil’s Alexandre Herchcovitch, Russia’s Valentin Yudashkin and India’s Manish Arora to the kitchens of the legendary restaurant on Place de l’Opéra.
For six years, Café de la Paix has been the only restaurant in the world to feature designer patisseries permanently on the menu, each one for a limited four-month period. Paco Rabanne, Agnès b., Chantal Thomass, Elie Saab and Franck Sorbier are just some of the twenty designers who have already put their name to a dessert at the illustrious dining establishment.

Sweet Fan by Frankie Xie for Café de la Paix
Limited edition available from 16 January to 15 May 2012
(€16 each) at Café de la Paix (Place de l’Opéra, Paris IX)

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by rispairka | 2012-01-05 21:40 | Dominique Costa

Priscilla Ahn:Interview of 10th December:English

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1:Tell us about the new album" When You Grow up".How would you describe it?Why did you decide to use the title of the 1st track of the album as the actual album title?

Priscilla Ahn :
This album is a lot about "growth". A lot of the songs were written in a period of my life when I did a lot of "self-reflection" and looking at my life, so some of the songs reflect that. Also... there were a lot of new experiences making this album: Recording it in England, working with a new producer, and co-writing a lot of the songs on this album.

I realized that I wanted the title of the album to maybe be the name of one of my songs (like how I did for the first album). And then it just hit me that "When You Grow Up" would be perfect, because I knew these songs had a lot to do with the idea of 'growing up'. I also like the question of "When do we grow up?" And hopefully, we never get to a point in our lives when we stop growing. Hopefully we keep growing up for the rest of our lives. Ethan Johns, the producer, came up with the song order, and this song just happened to be the opening track, which I think is perfect.


2:What does this second album mean to you in your life? It is a great sound for you.Tell us about the producer, Ethan Johns.

Priscilla Ahn :
This was a big learning experience for me, inside and out. On the outside... it was my first time recording out of my comfort zone, which is usually Los Angeles. And also, my first time working with a new producer. It was such an honor to work with Ethan Johns. His approach to recording music is very "old school". We recorded almost everything to tape. And we would do many many takes of a song until we found the right one. It was a slow, but well-thought out process. He really cared about what we were making together. And because we were recording in a whole new country, far away from home, it actually made me focus a lot harder on this record.

As far as how this affected me on the inside... I felt a lot of pressure that this album had to be as good as, or better than my first album. And it really got into my head in a negative way. Normally, I never think about that stuff, or let "business" affect my writing. I refuse to let that stuff affect my creativity. But it kept appearing and making me doubt myself and my songs at every corner. I'm usually very self-confident in my art... but the business side of things really made me insecure. I had to learn how to eventually overcome that. I still struggle with it from time to time... but I'm learning how to accept it in my life, and then move on from it.


3:When did you first feel like a grown-up?

Priscilla Ahn :
Hmm.... I think when I got married, which was only 1 year ago! But I immediately felt like a "woman". Marriage is a big responsibility. I think the biggest thing I've taken on in my life. I didn't expect anything to change in my life when I got married. So I was very surprised to feel an immediate change. That was a big day for me.



4:In 2009 " A GOOD DAY ", in 2011 " When You Grow up "....Has the recording process changed though the years?

Priscilla Ahn :
Mine definitely has. With the first record, we went into the studio without a plan. For each song we were like, "let's try this...now let's try this". We just sort of made it up as we went. With this second album, I wanted to go in with more of a plan. So before I went into the studio, I demoed each song at home, and thought out a lot of the instrumentation, so that the album would have some kind of theme or a feeling. And then, the way that Ethan records is very different from Joey Waronker's. Like I said, he has a much more patient, "old school" approach to recording. I enjoy recording both ways. I don't know how I will record my next album!


5:In regard to your Japanese bonus track "Love", What made you want to cover that song by John Lennon?

Priscilla Ahn :
It is one of my favorite John Lennon songs. I remember hearing it when I was a teenager on one of my Dad's old vinyls. I just love the lyrics. So simple, yet so full and true. Love really is all of those things. And at first sight... those things are so simple and small, but really, those are sometimes the only things that matter.


6:What do you care about most when you make a song?

Priscilla Ahn :
That it is genuine.

If I start over-thinking things, or trying to change words around so they "sound" better, that's when I put my guitar down and just stop. The songs that are the most true to me, are the ones that take no effort to write. They just sort of come to me and flow out without me thinking about it. I vow to never write a song that isn't genuinely me.


7:What do you do for a change?

Priscilla Ahn :
I love traveling with my husband! But that is a big thing... on a day to day scale, I love to make soups! I love cleaning the garden and making the plants look pretty. I love to sew and watch movies and read and paint. I love to do all of these things. They all inspire me creatively and bring me peace. And I feel like all of that creative energy funnels out thru my song in the end.


8:How do you get inspiration for your songs?

Priscilla Ahn :
They are all mostly based off of my own life experiences. So it really comes down to experiencing life! And taking note of things. Looking at myself. Being in touch with my feelings. Or being in touch with someone or something else I see, and having compassion for their particular experience.


9:What is the most precious thing in your life?

Priscilla Ahn :My loved ones.

10:Please tell us your favorite lines of any song in this album “When You Grow up".

Priscilla Ahn :
From my song One Day I Will Do: "This I promise you: One day I will do. I swear. I swear". When I sing this line... I really feel it and mean it and promise it.

From Oo La La: "You feel lonely and shy, but you take the empty seat next to the cute guy". I just love the idea of this! It's something I'd probably never have the courage to do back when I was single... but I would wish that I had.

From I Don't Have Time To Be In Love: "I don't have time to be in love... kissing you on the cheek. 200 times a week". I just love this imagery. It makes me feel so cozy and in love.


11:What made you go into music?

Priscilla Ahn :
Both my parents played a big role in my life in this way. My Mom was always singing with her beautiful voice, and playing piano. She inspired me to start singing from a very young age. And then my Dad always encouraged me to learn the guitar -- so I did. And I fell in love with the music he listened to (Neil Young, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Pink Floyd).



12:What is the most amazing experience you've ever had?

Priscilla Ahn :
That's a hard question... I consider so many experiences amazing! Like getting married in Hawaii... snorkeling for the first time... our honeymoon in Kyoto. Oh! I can think of one very special one. 2 years ago, my husband and I spent 2 weeks for holiday in Tokyo and Kyoto and Koya-san. We rang in the New Year at the Zojoji Temple. At the end of the countdown, we released these clear balloons into the sky... and everywhere you could see balloons rising up from Tokyo. It was so magical! And then going inside the temple where the Monks were chanting and drumming...it made my heart flutter with emotion! And then visiting Koya-san, and waking up early in the morning to hear the Monks chanting. I'll never forget the sounds and the smell of incense... it was very moving.


13:I heard you love Japan. What is the most beautiful place you've ever been to?

Priscilla Ahn :
Well, haha, I think Koya-san is one. Although, it was so cold, we didn't get to see much of the town. My husband and I spent our honeymoon in Kyoto as well. We love that city. It is so beautiful in Fall, Winter, Summer. I'm hoping to be there one day to see the Sakura season in Spring.


14:What does beauty mean to you? Why?

Priscilla Ahn :
True beauty to me is something pure. Natural. Like what attracts me to things in Nature, like flowers and trees and the ocean. Beauty is simple, and doesn't try. It just is. I feel like all people have this beauty inside of them, if they can believe in it in themselves and just be.



15:What surprised you most when you first came to Japan?

Priscilla Ahn :
I think how cute everything was! I love all things cute... and Japan has a lot of KAWAII things in it, which is part of the reason I think I love it so much. Also, the sushi blows my mind!


16:What kinds of music have you listen recently?

Priscilla Ahn :
I have been listening to Twin Sister's EP "Vampires With Dreaming Kids". My favorite track is "I Want A House". I listen to this song almost every morning. It makes me feel really good and happy.


17:What have you been interested in recently?

Priscilla Ahn :
Making soups! I've been touring through Germany and other parts of Europe where it feels very Fall-like. I love this season. It makes me want to be at home, and making my house cozy, which means cooking soups!

I've also been getting into mythology stories. I've learned bits and pieces of mythology in school, but now I'm fascinated by them. I think because now I realize there are many lessons you can learn from these stories that can be applied to our lives.


18 : What kinds of flowers do you like? And why?

Priscilla Ahn :
My favorite flowers are wildflowers. I love that they're not perfect, and that's OK. And their "woody" scent. I also love white Lillies, because their aroma can fill up a whole room. When I'm home alone, their presence keeps me company. I also love "Chinese Lanterns" in the Fall. They remind me of when my husband and I first met. They were the first flowers I ever gave to him, on his birthday.


19 : What kinds of birds do you like? And why?

Priscilla Ahn :
Hmm... I've never really thought about this before. Well, I love watching hawks fly. I love the quiet "hoo hoo" sound the owls make at night. We have one normal brown bird that comes to one window of our house, and taps his beak against it to attract his female. It's so cute! And I love any bird that loves to sing.


20:How do you see your musical journey in the future?

Priscilla Ahn :
I hope that it keeps expanding. I'm interested in doing so many different projects. I really want to try making different kinds of music. Trying different styles of music that I love. It of course, has to still be genuine of me, but I'm experimenting with that a little right now, and it's been really fun. I would also love to write more instrumental music. I'm very inspired by film scores. And I would love to write a children's album that adults can listen to as well.


21 :Please any (brief) message for Japanese fans.

Priscilla Ahn :
Thank you so much for your continued support! Japan will always hold a very special place in my heart. If it wasn't for the fans supporting my music, I'd have never had this opportunity to visit the country and fall in love with it over and over again. For that, I thank you all so much.


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by rispairka | 2011-12-05 22:12 | music

Morten Heiberg ( Dessertcirkus ) 10th. November 2011 : English

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1: So let me start with your childhood, you know. What kind of childhood did you have, you know, that might have led to your, to becoming a chef?
Morten Heiberg :
I had a wonderful and safe childhood, with very careful and lovely parents. In early age I leaned to respect other people, be nice and kind to people and I leaned to enjoy life.



2: When you were child, what kinds of desserts did you like?
Morten Heiberg :
Mostly I liked to make ice-cream, puddings and pound cakes. My favorite was Chocolate Mousse.…



3: Your work of dessert is often associated with a picture book of Hans Christian Andersen.I think that it's so cute that everyone likes it. When you make a dessert, how much do you visualize?
Morten Heiberg :
Sometimes, and sometimes not. It depends on my mood, on the day and on theme. Sometimes I need to visualize, some other times things are just happening when I start to work with the ingredients…



4:Does reading inspire your creativity?
Morten Heiberg :
Yes, but even more inspiration I get of being together with children. Listen to their story, observe their way of talking and explaining… I really enjoy spending time in the morning in my children’s kindergarten, to play with the kids… often I spend 1 hour there in the morning, and it gives me a lot of motivation, pleasure and fun. Fun is important for me!



5: How do you get inspiration for your dessert?
Morten Heiberg :
I need 200 pages to explain this… But in brief, I get inspiration from everywhere...



6: When did you first feel like a grown-up?
Morten Heiberg :
I have not felt that yet… :-)
I am just a big boy...



7: What beauty means for you?
Morten Heiberg :
Beauty is so many things. Sometimes beauty means a lot, sometimes it is not in focus for me...



8: What is your favorite time of day?
Morten Heiberg :
I enjoy the evening… I like the silence after dark…
I enjoy reading books, talking to friends, discussing new ideas with my team and often I do this in the evening.



9: What is the appeal of dessert for you?
Morten Heiberg :Simplicity.


10: Do you play any sports?
Morten Heiberg :
Running, swimming, cycling, tennis and motorsport.



11: What kinds of birds do you like?
Morten Heiberg :Swan.


12: Tokyo's GRANSTA DINNING, you have the Patisserie KIHACHI & DESSERTCIRKUS, would you say, as a creator, as a chef, about this collaboratoion, how have you a positive effect for your works?
Morten Heiberg :
I have the deepest respect for Mr. Kihachi, and am proud to work together with him and his team. I am sure the location on Tokyo Station is one of the best in Tokyo, and for my DESSERTCIRKUS this location is good and important, and being able to make collaboration with patisserie KIHACHI is great for us.



13: The Patisserie KIHACHI & DESSERTCIRKUS, is it a strength or a challenge that you have different cultural back grounds?
Morten Heiberg :
It is a great and positive challenge! I like and enjoy it!



14: Do you like Japan? Could you give us some of your good memories of Japan?
Morten Heiberg :
I LOVE JAPAN!!
Japan is my 2. home, my home away from home and the place on Earth I love to be!
I have seen and enjoyed so much in Japan over the last 4-5 years. So many good memories.



15: What are the best things about your country?
Morten Heiberg :
Denmark is a small, pure and safe country. We enjoy design, good quality, food, Family and Hygge…
We are very focused on slow food, organic food and fair-trade. We are very close to each other, and spend a lot of time with our Family and friends. I like that.



16: Where is your favorite landscape?
Morten Heiberg :
The Ocean and the Forrest. I love the Nature.



17: If you could travel in time, which event or period would you visit?
Morten Heiberg :
The Moon…
(or Mount Fuji… unfortunately I have not yet been on the top…)



18: What have you been interested in recently?
Morten Heiberg :
Cupcakes, cupcakes and cupcakes… I have spent a lot of time this summer, making a new big cupcake cookbook…
Also I am deeply involved in a project in Denmark, where I and some of my chef-friends is establishing a cooking school for prisoners. We want to teach people, who the society has given up, people who have been in prison for more than 10 years, a different angle on life. We would like to prove, that through cooking, pleasure and a better lifestyle, we can direct people in another direction of life…



19: Please give us the message for Japanese fans.
Morten Heiberg :
I love everything about Japan! From the minute I leave Japan, each time I visit it, I miss it!! I miss the people, the smell, the light, the design, the quality, the friendliness, the opportunities, the beauty of the country - and the food!
I am so proud of being making DESSERTCIRKUS in Japan!



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by rispairka | 2011-11-05 21:19 | DESSERTCIRKUS

Frida : Interview of 10. october :English

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1:In regard to your new album, what made you collaborate with Rasmus Faber?
Frida :
I've admired his musical gifts for many years and I really believed that he could take the productions that I had made and improve them to the highest quality. He has been very humble to me during the collaboration and he has really listened to what I have wanted through the whole working process. 


2:What does this album mean to you in your life?
Frida :
Creating music is to me a way of ventilating my thoughts of everything I experience in life. My music is very personal to me, so it's not always easy sharing it with others. At the same time, it's the only thing you really want - you'd like everyone to hear it! Making this album has been very confirmatory to me as a musician, it feels good to be able to hold your very own CD in your hands, knowing that you really has created something concrete. 


3:Why did you decide to use the title of the 6th track of the album as the actual album title?
Frida :
The lyrics of "Dear, Let It Out" really mean a lot to me. There are so many, especially young, people out there that inhibit themselves. They never really dare to act and express what they really like and think about life. I want them all to just set themselves free, to speak out and do whatever they like. I think this message comes back in many of the songs of the album, not only in "Dear, Let It Out", and therefore I wanted to use that phrase as the name of the album. 


4:Please tell us your favorite lines of any song inDear, Let it out.
Frida :
I really like the line "I had this soundtrack of my life that I really liked" in "I Am Not Aware". 
I think it describes how you feel when you're totally satisfied with everything in life. You feel like you're in a movie and the soundtrack of that scene you're in is your absolutely favorite song. You couldn't feel more lucky! I also like "The rain is falling down and the sun is shining at the same time" in "Plastic Garden", because it's my absolute favorite weather and I get this childish happy feeling in my stomach when it happens. 


5.Where do you get your ideas for your songs?
Frida :
I get my ideas and inspiration from everything I experience. People, music, movies, running, driving cars, God, laughing, crying, odors, sunshine, rain, studying, drinking coffee… 


6.I heard your favorite weather is the rain. And you have the same title in your album.
Why do you like rain?
Frida :
Well, I always get this special feeling of freedom when it rains, I feel like one with the nature. I also love the scent of rain, it's the absolutely best! When I was a little child, like five years old, I loved the rain because it would make the worms in the ground to come up to the air and I was able to collect them and keep them as my pets. I guess that has influenced me as well. 


7.I heard you are a medical student too.A medical student and a musician, which do you enjoy?why?
Frida :
I really love being a medical student as much as being a musician, I'm not able to choose one before the other. I really think that these opposite interests stimulate each other in a great way. Variations in life are the best! Though, I'm willing to focus on different interests in certain periods in life. For example, I guess it's better for me to focus on being an artist in my twenties and a doctor when I'm older, instead of the opposite. 


8:And as medical student and as musician, what do you prefer?why?
Frida :
As I said before, I can not choose. These different interests gives me so much in different ways. I love the intellectual satisfaction I get when I study medicine, and I love the freedom of thinking crazy new thoughts when creating music.


9:What kind of place is India?
Frida :
India really is the opposite to Sweden, and I find it very fascinating. There are so many people everywhere and most of them are very opened and kind to foreigners. In Sweden most people never talk to strangers on the streets, many people are scared of talking to people who they don't know. I found this interaction with people in India very exciting and I made a lot of new great friends. I'm also very fascinated about the rich cultural heritage of the country; the food, the music, the movies, their religions. Of course, on of the bad sides of the country is the poverty and the injustice of the society. It has been very hard for me, coming from a rich country as Sweden, facing all this illness and poorness. It has been very good though, getting to see the world in new perspectives. It also made realise that I really wanted to become a doctor, I wanted to return one day and be able to really make something for the people. 


10:What kind of child were you?What were your ambitions when you were a child?
Frida :
I guess I've always been very ambitious and motivated in everything that I do. I think that everything in life can actually be very interesting and funny, no matter how boring it seems from the beginning, if you really get into it. I think that I've always had this driving force to perform in everything that I do, whether it's about doing maths, learn riding the bike, writing music or learn about the human brain. I think that one of my best features is that I'm very stubborn; when I've decided to learn something, I don't give up easily. 

My first years I spent playing with my two elder brothers and a lot of boy-cousins so I guess I started the "hard" way by doing typical boy-stuff as climbing, running, doing sports, and things like that. I really enjoyed it and I hated to wear dresses because they didn't allow me to do all these action games that I wanted. Later on I found interests in doing girly stuff as well of course, but it took some years. (Nowadays I love dresses :). 


11: Is music integral to every day of your life?
Frida :
Yes indeed. Music is in my head, constantly, when I'm not talking to another person. I'm very often thinking about melodies and harmonies when walking around in the city, I have this silent orchestra playing in my head.Sometimes I get irritable when listening to music because I just want to hear the silence. I have problems sometimes with listening to music just in a relaxing way, because I immediately start analyzing it. But most of the time, I love it. 


12:What is the most beautiful place you've ever been to?
Frida :I have to say two places
1) Kyrkesund, Tjörn on the west coast of Sweden. This is where my family has a summer house. I have spent my summers here since I was born. 
2) The tea gardens of Munnar in Kerala, India. 


13:What kinds of flowers do you like?
Frida :My favorite flowers are white peonies. They are so magnificent and they smell wonderful!

14:What does beauty means for you?
Frida :
Beauty is something that can increase the quality of life. So many things can be beautiful: music, nature, people, clothes, cars, architecture, animals, friendship… However, I think that the most beautiful thing you can experience is when a human really loves himself/herself in a humble way and therefore allows himself/herself to share that love with others. It's so hard to love your fellowmen if you don't feel good about yourself at first. I think that true love shines through your body and makes other people happy. 


15:What does silence means for you?
Frida :
It's one of the most important parts of my life. I have to get silence to be able to create music. I also have to be alone a certain time every day, otherwise I get crazy! I have to get my own space to be able to feel good and to be able to be creative. 


16:What are you noise (sound) prefer in daily life?Why?And your dislike noise(sound)?
Frida :
[like noise------------] I totally adore the sound of the rain. I also love the sound of my coffeemaker in the morning, when the coffee starts to drop into the coffee pot. 
[dislike noise--------] The sound of my vacuum cleaner. 


17:What would you do if you were invisible?
Frida :
I would search for a tiger and get very close to it. I've always wanted to meet a tiger in the reality. I would also like to observe people when they're just by themselves. It would be interesting to see how they act and if they talked to themselves (I think many people do that, at least I sometimes :).  


18:How do you see your musical journey in the future?
Frida :
I'd like to keep on writing and performing music. I would also like to write music to others, for example music for movies, arranged for a symphonic orchestra.


19:What message do you have for your Japanese fans?
Frida :
You are the best! I get so much inspiration from you! I'm really longing for coming over to your country and sing for you! Can't wait! 


(This email's interview is current as of september.2010)
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魔法のようなメロディー、そして甘く切ない歌声… ラスマス・フェイバーの最新シングル”HIDDEN THOUGHTS” に作詞/作曲/ヴォーカリストとしてフィーチャリングされ、一躍注目されることとなった、ニュー・スウェーディッシュ・ポップスの新星=フリーダ。 無名の新人が抜擢された理由は、自身で全曲の作詞・作曲を手掛け るソングライティングの才能と、ピュアで神秘的な彼女の歌声だった。
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by rispairka | 2010-10-06 00:45 | music

Frédéric Cassel : Interview of 10th June : English

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1: What does chocolate means to you?
Frédéric cassel :
a source of inspiration and of discovery to create new cakes. And the chocolate to make discovery to my customers.



2 : What does beauty means to you?
Frédéric cassel :Look of a child in front of a cake.


3:What do inspire you to create your Chocolates?
What do you need to be inspired in order to create your chocolates?
Frédéric cassel :Many things, trip, marks for exemple


4: What kinds of fruits do you like?
Frédéric cassel :
I like a lot litchees and mangos. I also appréciate wood's strabberries and garden's raspberries.



5:What kinds of flowers do you like?
Frédéric cassel :japanese orchids or garden's flowers.


6:What is your favorite music?
Frédéric cassel :I like Jazz music.


7:Where is your favorite Japanese landscape?Could you explain,Why ?
Frédéric cassel :
I prefer Kyoto.The house of prayer.Because there are a lot of and i can't have any time to visit all before my death.



8:Where is your favorite France's landscape?Why ?
Frédéric cassel :
France in général, because i think it is the nicest country at the level of achitecture.



9:What is the best in your life?
Frédéric cassel :My family


10: What kinds of birds do you like?
Frédéric cassel :The tit.


11:What does simple means to you?
Frédéric cassel :convay my passion.


12: What are you favorite perfumes?
Frédéric cassel :the fragance of chocolate roasting.


13:What is the best moment of the day?
Frédéric cassel :
In the morning, when i arrive the first on the laboratory and i prepare the day for the team.



14:What message do you have for Japanese fans?
Frédéric cassel :
Make pleasure in eating chocolate all year long. It is necessary that chocolate becomes a purchase to be delighted and not only a present.



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1967年、フランス北部アヴィル生まれ。15歳の時にショコラティエへの夢を抱き、1988年から「フォーション」にて修行、この時にピエール・エルメ氏に出会う。1994年、自らの店をパリ郊外のフォンテーヌブローに開店、週末にはパリからの客も多く、高い評価を得ています。「ルレ・デセール」の会長として、世界中を廻る今も、モノを作ることが大好きな彼は時間がある限りアトリエか店に立っております。
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by rispairka | 2010-06-06 00:06 | Frederic CASSEL

Tim Nordwind ( OK GO ): Interview of 20th February : English

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1: What type of child were you of the childhood?Please describe yourself in short word.
Tim Nordwind:
I was an incredibly shy child growing up.Around ten years old I got very interested in the theater and finally broke out of my shell becoming more social. However, I think to this day I feel more comfortable playing characters than being myself.When I am just myself, I become quite shy again.


2 : We heard that your band name "OK GO" was named by an art teacher. Is this true?
Tim Nordwind:
Yes,the name comes from something our art teacher use to say to us.Damian and I met at art camp when I was eleven and he was twelve.We had an incredibly stoned art teacher who use to drop pearls of psychedelic wisdom on us.At the end of every mind bending lecture he would then say,"Ok go", as a way of sending, us, his captured young audience out into the weird wonderful world to create.


3:When you were a student, did you like art lesson/class at school?
Tim Nordwind:When I was were a student I enjoyed art, music, and theater classes.

4 : How are you involved with your music video planning, production and filming ?
Tim Nordwind:
We are very involved and hands on with our video production. We take video making just as seriously as the music. Making videos is part of what OKGO does. It's as much an art form as the music, and we really enjoy making them.


5:Was there any particular episode, memory that you experienced during filming of your music videos?
Tim Nordwind:
We just made a new video for the album version of the song This Too Shall Pass.We built a gigantic Rube Goldberg machine in a three story warehouse with a group of scientists from a collective in LA called SynnLabs. It was incredible to work with such a smart group of people on such a large scale. The machine turned out beautifully and the video looks amazing.


6: How did you feel when you played in Japan?
Tim Nordwind:
Playing in Japan is wonderful.We always look forward to coming over.As a special bonus the Japanese fans always make us the coolest gifts. A girl named Yuki once made us an incredible flip book of me riding on a rocket ship.


7:We guess that concert tour sometimes tough for your throat and voice.
Is there any special care or tool that you take care of your health?
Tim Nordwind:
We always do a forty-five minute vocal exercise before we play to warm up the voice. Warming up and keeping the voice in shape is the best way to combat vocal tiredness. Other than that trying to get plenty of sleep, not smoking too much not drinking too much is also very helpful for vocal health.


8:In your videos, e.g."Here It Goes Again", we fond that there is a lot of dancing & physical exercise footage.
Do you like dancing & sports? What kind of exercise do you usually do?
Tim Nordwind:
When I can get myself to do it, I enjoy exercising. Dancing is fun, but I don't do it much. Andy our guitarist, exercises almost everyday, and I really admire him for that. I don't know where he finds the energy. But yeah, Andy is strong!


9:Have you ever enjoyed Karaoke?Where?In Japan or in the States?What song did you sing?
Tim Nordwind:
Yes, Karaoke is fun. I've done it both in Japan and the States. I always use to do Take On Me by A-Ha. Lately I've gone a little more epic and do Turn Around Bright Eyes by Bonnie Tyler.


10:Do you have any exclusive (your own) stylist? What type of daily outfit do you like?
Tim Nordwind:
Style is really a day by day thing for me. I almost never want to wear the same thing for very long. Sometimes I want to wear a suit, other days jeans and a sweater. It really just depends. We pretty much do all our own styling. If things are really busy we have a few friends who help shop and style for us.


11:What is your favorite sound, tone? What is the sound that you do not like?
Why did you choose both? Please let us know the reasons simply.
Tim Nordwind:
There's something very pure and relaxing about the tone of a sine wave. I hate the sound of grinding teeth it drives me crazy!


12:What is "beautiful" for you? Is there any your own standard/level or symbol of beauty?
If so, why? Please explain simply.
Tim Nordwind:
Beauty is often quiet and hard to pin point. I love a clear sky at night when it seems like every star is out. I suppose beauty is when something makes me feel at peace with myself.


13:What is "silence" to you? What does it mean? Can you explain briefly, please?
Tim Nordwind:
Silence is reflection. When things are silent it seems all I am left with are my thoughts. It's not all that often that things are truly silent for me, but when they are I relish the moment.


14 :Please let us know your favorite way to relax. I mean, what do you do if you feel you are too tired and nervous? How do you like the way?
Tim Nordwind:
If I am tired or nervous I often try to be by my self and just take deep breaths until I calm down. Classical music often has a calming affect on me as well, so sometime I will try to lay down and listen to music.


15 : What kind of bird do you like? How come ?
Tim Nordwind:
Blue Jays are really beautiful birds and not all that common. I grew up in Michigan where I would see a lot of Blue Jays. They are unique in color, and seem like generally nice birds to be around. They just like to hang out on trees and mind their own business.


16 : What is your future plan?
Tim Nordwind:OKGO will be on tour all over the world this year and also making a ton of videos.

17 : Please write message to your Japanese fans, espacially girls.
Tim Nordwind:
Hello to our Japanese fans! We can't wait to play at Tokyo Unit in Tokyo. Please make us presents, we love present!!!!!See you soon. xo. OKGO.


(This email's interview is current as of February.2010)

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OKGO, the mind-bending 4-piece band from Chicago since 1999, is the most-downloaded band ever. Their pop rock music influenced by new wave got critical acclaim and created an international phenomenon in 2005 with a super-hit tune "Here It Goes Again", which is the decade's most viewed music video and gave the band the 2007 GRAMMY(r) awards.Besides amazing music career, they has kept themselves busy with an assortment of activist endeavors - a testimony and performance in support of internet neutrality before a US Congressional Special Task Force, making a record accompanied only by trombones, a play, writing an essay, clothe-line modeling, charity for New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. With the latest funk-edged psychedelic new album "Of The Blue Color Of The Sky", which is produced by ex-Mercury Rev member David Fridmann(Flaming Lips, MGMT), OKGO is ready for the one and only Tokyo show on Feb 26, 2010.
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Bei Xu Interview of 20th october: English

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1: When you sing your songs, what do you comes into your head?
What would be the best keyword which express what are your song?
Bei xu:
When i sing my songs, i try not to think about anything but to feel the music and focus on the lylics,just trying to really lose myself in the songs.I guess i would like to use "sensual"to describe my songs.Something that makes every sense of you pops out. I am not sure what my keyword is for a singer.


2:Now, Which song(or CD) of Bei Xu do you like best? Why?
Bei xu:
I like all the original songs because it's my own creation and i feel much more personal to them.


3:Next CD, Which song of NEW CD do you like best? Why?
Bei xu:
I still like"Blue Moon". It's very well arranged and it's a very good remake from the original.It just seems everything is perfect for this song.


4: What do inspire you to select your songs?
What do you need to be inspired in order to select your songs?
Bei xu:
I guess i have to feel it when i hear the song. That's it. Something gives me goose bumps.


5:What does silence mean to you?
Bei xu:
Silence means more imagination.


6:What are your favorite noise and what noise do you dislike?What noise?
Bei xu:
Your favorite noise: The sound of trains coming.
your hate noise:fork scratching plate



7:a)Where is your favorite Japanese landscape? Why ?
Bei xu favorite Japanese landscape:
I love Tokyo tower. It's so romantic.


b)Where is your favorite Chinese landscape? Why ?
Bei xu favorite Chinese landscape:
I don't know if i have a favorite landscape since I grew up in China.
I never looked at it as a tourist. But i do love the old shanghai streets
with old shanghai houses. It has so much culture.



c)Where is your favorite N.Y.'s landscape? Why ?
Bei xu favorite N.Y.'s landscape:
For New Yorks is the same, i love the village, all the boutiques shops and cafes.

8:What beauty means for you?
Bei xu:
Beauty means being funny, confident and cute, more personality than outside.



9:When you were a child, what kinds of desserts did you like?
Bei xu:Little balls made of rice.


10:What are your strengths?Please a word.
Bei xu:Persistent - never gives up


11:What are your weaknesses?Please a word.
Bei xu:emotional

12:What kinds of flowers do you like?
Bei xu:Anything that smell good.


13:Do you like your house ? Where is your favorite place?
Bei xu:
I love my house. It's an old shanghai apartment. I love the stairs the most.



14:What is the best in your life?
Bei xu:
Having my parents, my family and all close friends that support me.



15:How do you relax or unwind?
Bei xu:
Watch a movie in a movie theater by myself.



16:What's your favorite pastime?
Bei xu:
When i first went to Japan for the fist album.



17:What is the best moment of the day?
Bei xu:
When i go to sleep.



18:Please any(brief)message for Japanese fans.
Bei xu:
It has been great going through the past few years of my singing life with all of you. I am very excited about my next album. It will bring back so much memories that we shared in the past. Enjoy and hope to see all of you soon. Miss you all.


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Questioner:Yukiko Yamaguchi
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