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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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After music, I’m working on a novel. Radio Work Inspired Takano

Takano, I believe that your activities as a radio DJ for J-WAVE are increasing in proportion. In terms of the café au lait theory, how do you feel the synergy between radio and music?

Takano: Yes, there is. I get a lot of input from my radio work, and since I talk to people I don’t know every day, I think my communication skills have improved. Also, I have to make quick comments based on my reflexes on the spot, so I think about choosing words that are short and memorable, and I think that comes alive in my lyrics.

tami: There is also a section where you talk to people in unusual occupations, isn’t there?

Takano: I am grateful to have a job like this because I can learn a lot of interesting things from watching documentaries, even though it is really out of my genre, such as a professional wrestler.

tami: But it’s a lot of work, isn’t it?

Takano: It’s true that I don’t have much time, but I have recently found a hobby, and I have started writing a novel. I’m having a lot of fun with it.

Tami: Like when you started using GarageBand?

Takano: That’s exactly right. It was also triggered by the radio, but Jose Ando, a recent Akutagawa Award nominee, came on as a guest and told me that he too had started writing novels while working at his company. I had wanted to write novels for a long time, but like music, I had set the bar too high. But when I heard Ando-san’s story, I thought I would give it a try. I started writing on my smartphone and couldn’t stop, writing 30,000 words in one week to complete a work. I couldn’t stop writing after that, so I bought a Pomera. I haven’t published anything yet, so it’s just a hobby.

Takano is a member of GRAND MARQUEE and appears on J-WAVE from 16:00 to 18:50 on Mondays through Thursdays. On the left is Serena Ann, who also works as a navigator.

As Confucius taught, nothing can beat enthusiasm (laughs).

Takano: That’s right. It is important to love what you do.

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