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Music, work, and sometimes memorial services

Music activity starting from a working person. Sympathize with Shinya Takano’s café-au-lait theory and preoccupation power.

2023.7.12

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In the second installment of ” Music and Work, Sometimes Buddhist Service,” a series of conversations on the theme of “music and work , ” tami, vocalist of TAMIW and owner of the music studio “Hidden Place” and pet cemetery at a temple in Sakai, Osaka, is a member of the music unit Frasco, an advertising creator The second guest is Shinya Takano, a member of the music unit Frasco, who also works as an advertising creator and navigator of J-WAVE’s “GRAND MARQUEE.

The commonality between tami and Takano is that both started their music activities after they became working adults. Takano’s “café au lait theory” that one should mix what one wants to do with one’s work at a ratio of 1:1, rather than trying to force one’s work into what one wants to do (in their case, music, of course), was shared by tami. From there, the conversation gradually expanded to the contemporary environment surrounding “music and work.

Childhood when there were only two choices: “Give up or don’t give up.

tami: The theme of this series is “music and work,” and while you are active as an artist as Frasco, you also tweet about your work on SNS, don’t you? But I think there are surprisingly few people who do that.

Takano: It’s true that many people don’t even say “I do this kind of work.

tami: Some people hide it, and I think that’s fine. But when I think about it, I also wonder if it is a good idea to hide the work that takes up the majority of one’s life. Takano-san, I heard that you met vocalist Raru Mine at a drinking party, and then you started playing music in earnest.

Takano: That’s right. When I started playing music, it was surprisingly fun and I got into it. That’s why I started doing music very late, at the age of 33.

Shinya Takano
is a navigator for J-WAVE’s “GRAND MARQUEE” program, and in charge of lyrics, composition, arrangement, planning, etc. for the music unit “Frasco. She is also in charge of planning and copywriting for advertisements at Kayac Entertainment Inc. He sometimes does one-man comedy with his natural cheerfulness.

tami: I started playing in a band late in life, towards the end of my 20’s. I was in the light music club in junior high and high school. I played in light music clubs in junior high and high school.

Takano: Wow, we are the same!

tami: But I didn’t do it when I was a college student, when everyone else was doing music to “sell out! I didn’t do it when I was a university student. I was doing research.

Takano: That was at the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research, wasn’t it?

tami: That’s right. When I was working at RIKEN, I hit the limit of my ability, and I felt an extraordinary amount of stress and wondered if this would last forever. Before I started working at RIKEN, I had only dreams, but once I joined RIKEN, I had to deal with many so-called “salaryman-like problems.

Takano: So now you are running a studio in a temple and doing music at the same time. I can’t speak for others either, but it’s a pretty steep turn.

tami: I always wanted to be a singer. My parents told me it was impossible because I had no talent, but I secretly tried auditioning, and even though I made it halfway through, the last audition didn’t go through, and when I was about 12 or 13, I thought, “Maybe I won’t get in. Then, because I was just a child, I had only two choices: give up or not give up.

tami (TAMIW)
In 2018 TAMIW was formed in 2018. In 19, they toured the U.S. for 20 shows, and in 21, they were selected for the “FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL ROOKIE A GO GO” and released their third album, “Fight for Innocence” in February 2011. He has been working at a temple in Sakai, Osaka, as a music studio “ Hidden Place and a pet cemetery.

Takano: That’s what you think when you are a child.

tami: That’s why I stopped playing music, but I always had the urge to do it somewhere. When I joined RIKEN, everyone was using Macs, and I started using them without really knowing what they were, and I saw that GarageBand was installed there.

Takano: And there it was!

tami: After that, an acquaintance told me, “You can do more with Logic,” so I bought it even though I didn’t really know what it was, tried it out, and was soon creating songs with it.

Takano: It’s kind of like that.

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