"Ariamaru Tomi" was Japanese singer Shiina Ringo's first single as a solo artist in five years. It was released on May 27, 2009, the same day her debut single was released eleven years earlier; the distributor is EMI Music Japan / Virgin Music. The single was her first in two and a half years as Shiina Ringo, her first single in five years as a solo artist. "Ariamaru Tomi" is the theme song for the TV drama Smile of TBS. Shiina wrote this song at the request of the drama director, it was the first time. "Ariamaru Tomi" is not contained in Shiina's 4th studio album Sanmon Gossip released on June 24, 2009. However, "SG～Superficial Gossip～" is contained in the vinyl record Saturday Night Gossip and "Ariamaru Tomi" was released in her album Hi Izuru Tokoro; the song was performed live by Shiina as a part of her band Tokyo Jihen at their appearance at the Countdown Japan festival in 2009, during the band's Ultra C tour in 2010. All lyrics written by Shiina Ringo. # 1 arranged by # 2 arranged by Ryota Nozaki/Jazztronik.
Personnel details were sourced from "Ariamaru Tomi". Performers and musicians Technical and production
Sanmon Gossip known as Superficial Gossip, is the fourth studio album by Japanese singer-songwriter Ringo Sheena, released on June 24, 2009 in Japan through EMI Music Japan and Virgin Music. The album debuted at number 1 with 120,446 units sold and is certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of Japan, it was 2 years and 4 months since she had last released an album under the name Ringo Sheena, was the first time in about six years since she released an album on her own because her previous album, Heisei Fūzoku, was released as a joint project with Neko Saito. Ringo Sheena composed all 14 songs, she collaborated with various musicians and producers such as Neko Saito, Takayuki Hattori, Masayuki Hiizumi, Soil & "Pimp" Sessions; each song was given the various elements, such as pop, jazz, hip-hop, orchestra. All songs, except 2 songs "Karisome Otome" and "Marunouchi Sadistic," are new compositions. "Karisome Otome", released before by digital distribution, is featured on the album and "Marunouchi Sadistic," used as background music at the ending of her concert "Ringo Expo 08", is featured as a bonus track.
The track list is symmetric about the middle song, as has been the case with all her albums except Muzai Moratorium. This album title comes from the Gibson SG, an idea which she hit upon before Heisei Fūzoku was completed. Although she was charmed by the shape of the SG, she had not used it. At that time she thought that she would make the album of the jacket using an SG and that started the naming of this album, she associated the word "Sanmon" with "S" and the word "Gossip" with "G", which are her favorite words. The song "Shun" was covered by R&B musician Daichi Miura on his tour Daichi Miura Live Tour 2010: Gravity on November 20, 2009. All lyrics written by Ringo Sheena. Note All the official English titles are given at Ringo Sheena's website. Ringo Sheena Discography
Billboard is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries. It publishes pieces involving news, opinion, reviews and style, is known for its music charts, including the Hot 100 and Billboard 200, tracking the most popular songs and albums in different genres, it hosts events, owns a publishing firm, operates several TV shows. Billboard was founded in 1894 by William Donaldson and James Hennegan as a trade publication for bill posters. Donaldson acquired Hennegen's interest in 1900 for $500. In the early years of the 20th century, it covered the entertainment industry, such as circuses and burlesque shows, created a mail service for travelling entertainers. Billboard began focusing more on the music industry as the jukebox and radio became commonplace. Many topics it covered were spun-off into different magazines, including Amusement Business in 1961 to cover outdoor entertainment, so that it could focus on music.
After Donaldson died in 1925, Billboard was passed down to his children and Hennegan's children, until it was sold to private investors in 1985, has since been owned by various parties. The first issue of Billboard was published in Cincinnati, Ohio by William Donaldson and James Hennegan on November 1, 1894, it covered the advertising and bill posting industry, was known as Billboard Advertising. At the time, billboards and paper advertisements placed in public spaces were the primary means of advertising. Donaldson handled editorial and advertising, while Hennegan, who owned Hennegan Printing Co. managed magazine production. The first issues were just eight pages long; the paper had columns like "The Bill Room Gossip" and "The Indefatigable and Tireless Industry of the Bill Poster". A department for agricultural fairs was established in 1896; the title was changed to The Billboard in 1897. After a brief departure over editorial differences, Donaldson purchased Hennegan's interest in the business in 1900 for $500 to save it from bankruptcy.
That May, Donaldson changed it from a monthly to a weekly paper with a greater emphasis on breaking news. He improved editorial quality and opened new offices in New York, San Francisco and Paris, re-focused the magazine on outdoor entertainment such as fairs, circuses and burlesque shows. A section devoted to circuses was introduced in 1900, followed by more prominent coverage of outdoor events in 1901. Billboard covered topics including regulation, a lack of professionalism and new shows, it had a "stage gossip" column covering the private lives of entertainers, a "tent show" section covering traveling shows, a sub-section called "Freaks to order". According to The Seattle Times, Donaldson published news articles "attacking censorship, praising productions exhibiting'good taste' and fighting yellow journalism"; as railroads became more developed, Billboard set up a mail forwarding system for traveling entertainers. The location of an entertainer was tracked in the paper's Routes Ahead column Billboard would receive mail on the star's behalf and publish a notice in its "Letter-Box" column that it has mail for them.
This service was first introduced in 1904, became one of Billboard's largest sources of profit and celebrity connections. By 1914, there were 42,000 people using the service, it was used as the official address of traveling entertainers for draft letters during World War I. In the 1960s, when it was discontinued, Billboard was still processing 1,500 letters per week. In 1920, Donaldson made a controversial move by hiring African-American journalist James Albert Jackson to write a weekly column devoted to African-American performers. According to The Business of Culture: Strategic Perspectives on Entertainment and Media, the column identified discrimination against black performers and helped validate their careers. Jackson was the first black critic at a national magazine with a predominantly white audience. According to his grandson, Donaldson established a policy against identifying performers by their race. Donaldson died in 1925. Billboard's editorial changed focus as technology in recording and playback developed, covering "marvels of modern technology" such as the phonograph, record players, wireless radios.
It began covering coin-operated entertainment machines in 1899, created a dedicated section for them called "Amusement Machines" in March 1932. Billboard began covering the motion picture industry in 1907, but ended up focusing on music due to competition from Variety, it created a radio broadcasting station in the 1920s. The jukebox industry continued to grow through the Great Depression, was advertised in Billboard, which led to more editorial focus on music; the proliferation of the phonograph and radio contributed to its growing music emphasis. Billboard published the first music hit parade on January 4, 1936, introduced a "Record Buying Guide" in January 1939. In 1940, it introduced "Chart Line", which tracked the best-selling records, was followed by a chart for jukebox records in 1944 called Music Box Machine charts. By the 1940s, Billboard was more of a music industry specialist publication; the number of charts it published grew after World War II, due to a growing variety of music interests and genres.
It had eight charts by 1987, covering different genres and formats, 28 charts by 1994. By 1943, Billboard had about 100 employees; the magazine's offices moved to Brighton, Ohio in 1946 to New York City in 1948. A five-column tabloid format was adopted in November 1950 and coated paper was first used in Billboard's print issues in January 1963, allowing for photojournalis
Variety (Tokyo Jihen album)
Variety, a.k.a. Goraku is the third studio album by Japanese band Tokyo Jihen, released on September 26, 2007 in Japan through EMI Music Japan and Virgin Music; the album was produced by Japanese recording engineer Uni Inoue. The album has spawned two singles; the lead single, "O. S. C. A.", was released in July 11, 2007. "Killer-tune" followed as the second single in August 22, 2007. Its thirteen tracks were selected from a vast number of demos created by the band, with all tracks featuring music written by members other than lead vocalist Ringo Sheena; this was a different direction for the band, most of whose previous material had been composed by Ringo Sheena. The record includes seven tracks from guitarist Ukigumo, five tracks from keyboard player Ichiyo Izawa and one composed by bassist Seiji Kameda. Drummer Toshiki Hata was asked to contribute, but he declined. After the album's release, the song "Kingyo no Hako" was picked to be the film Mōryō no Hako's theme song. Credits adapted from Ringo Sheena's website.
All lyrics written by Sheena except where noted, all tracks arranged by Tokyo Jihen. Tokyo Jihen Discography
A song is a single work of music, intended to be sung by the human voice with distinct and fixed pitches and patterns using sound and silence and a variety of forms that include the repetition of sections. Through semantic widening, a broader sense of the word "song" may refer to instrumentals. Written words created for music or for which music is created, are called lyrics. If a pre-existing poem is set to composed music in classical music it is an art song. Songs that are sung on repeated pitches without distinct contours and patterns that rise and fall are called chants. Songs in a simple style that are learned informally are referred to as folk songs. Songs that are composed for professional singers who sell their recordings or live shows to the mass market are called popular songs; these songs, which have broad appeal, are composed by professional songwriters and lyricists. Art songs are composed by trained classical composers for recital performances. Songs are recorded on audio or video.
Songs may appear in plays, musical theatre, stage shows of any form, within operas. A song may be for a solo singer, a lead singer supported by background singers, a duet, trio, or larger ensemble involving more voices singing in harmony, although the term is not used for large classical music vocal forms including opera and oratorio, which use terms such as aria and recitative instead. Songs with more than one voice to a part singing in polyphony or harmony are considered choral works. Songs can be broadly divided depending on the criteria used. Art songs are songs created for performance by classical artists with piano or violin/viola accompaniment, although they can be sung solo. Art songs require strong vocal technique, understanding of language and poetry for interpretation. Though such singers may perform popular or folk songs on their programs, these characteristics and the use of poetry are what distinguish art songs from popular songs. Art songs are a tradition from most European countries, now other countries with classical music traditions.
German-speaking communities use the term art song to distinguish so-called "serious" compositions from folk song. The lyrics are written by a poet or lyricist and the music separately by a composer. Art songs may be more formally complicated than popular or folk songs, though many early Lieder by the likes of Franz Schubert are in simple strophic form; the accompaniment of European art songs is considered as an important part of the composition. Some art songs are so revered. Art songs emerge from the tradition of singing romantic love songs to an ideal or imaginary person and from religious songs; the troubadours and bards of Europe began the documented tradition of romantic songs, continued by the Elizabethan lutenists. Some of the earliest art songs are found in the music of Henry Purcell; the tradition of the romance, a love song with a flowing accompaniment in triple meter, entered opera in the 19th century, spread from there throughout Europe. It became one of the underpinnings of popular songs.
While a romance has a simple accompaniment, art songs tend to have complicated, sophisticated accompaniments that underpin, illustrate or provide contrast to the voice. Sometimes the accompaniment performer has the melody. Folk songs are songs of anonymous origin that are transmitted orally, they are a major aspect of national or cultural identity. Art songs approach the status of folk songs when people forget who the author was. Folk songs are frequently transmitted non-orally in the modern era. Folk songs exist in every culture. Popular songs may become folk songs by the same process of detachment from its source. Folk songs are more-or-less in the public domain by definition, though there are many folk song entertainers who publish and record copyrighted original material; this tradition led to the singer-songwriter style of performing, where an artist has written confessional poetry or personal statements and sings them set to music, most with guitar accompaniment. There are many genres of popular songs, including torch songs, novelty songs, rock and soul songs, other commercial genres, such as rapping.
Folk songs include ballads, plaints, love songs, mourning songs, dance songs, work songs, ritual songs and many more. Air Animal song: bird vocalization, whale song, zoomusicology Aria Canticle Hymn Instrumental Lists of songs Madrigal Poem and song Song structure Theme song Vocal music Marcello Sorce Keller, "The Problem of Classification in Folksong Research: a Short History", Folklore, XCV, no. 1, 100- 104. Jean Nicolas De Surmont, From vocal poetry to song, toward a Theory of Song Obects" with a foreword by Geoff Stahl, Ibidem
"Gips" is Japanese singer Ringo Sheena's 5th single and it was released on January 26, 2000 by Toshiba EMI / Virgin Music. The single was certified double platinum by the RIAJ for 800,000 copies shipped to stores and gold for 100,000 downloads to cellphones in 2010. Gips is taken from Sheena's second album Shōso Strip. Sheena was compelled to release two songs at the same time after all, she was going to release this song and Tsumi to Batsu separately first, though. Hisako Tabuchi, the guitarist of Number Girl, plays the guitar on Σ; the song was covered as a part of a medley by Rie Tomosaka on the television show The Yoru mo Hippare on September 9, 2000. It was performed by Mino Kabasawa on her piano cover album Piano Pure: Memory of 2000 and by Kazumasa Oda on the TBS music program Christmas no Yakusoku 2002 on December 25, 2001. In 2009, it was covered by Marié Digby on her album Second Home and by Juju on her cover album Request. In 2012, it was released as a single by Ms. Ooja, appeared on her album Woman: Love Song Covers.
Gips Vocals: Ringo Sheena Guitars: Susumu Nishikawa Bass guitars: Seiji Kameda Piano: Yuta Saito Drums and Tambourines: Noriyasu "Kāsuke" Kawamura Synthesizer programming: Nobuhiko Nakayama, Hiroshi KitashiroTokyo no Hito Vocals, Electric guitars: Ringo Sheena Electric guitars: Susumu Nishikawa Bass guitars: Seiji Kameda Drums: Masayuki Muraishi Organ: Yuta SaitoΣ Vocals, Electric guitars: Ringo Sheena Electric guitars: Hisako Tabuchi Bass guitars: Seiji Kameda Synthesizer programming: Nobuhiko Nakayama Turntables: moOog yamamOTO Gips Vocal & Electric guitar: Ringo Sheena Electric guitar: Makoto Totani Electric bass guitar: Eikichi Iwai Synthesizer, Keyboard instrument: Makoto Minagawa Drums: Hisashi Nishikawa Σ Takeshi Hara Yuka Yoshimura Hisako Tabuchi Seiji Kameda
Heisei Fūzoku known as Japanese Manners, is a studio album by Japanese singer-songwriter Ringo Sheena and conductor and violinist Neko Saitō, released on February 21, 2007. The vinyl record version and the DVD "Daiginjou" were released on April 25, 2007; this album serves as the sound track for the movie Sakuran. Ringo Sheena intended to create a produced, computer-based sound for the soundtrack and went as far as to record some instrumental demos. However, director Mika Ninagawa demanded songs with lyrics, so she decided to record orchestrated versions using Neko Saitō's arrangements, which he had written for her concerts. Though she intended to make this album with Tokyo Jihen, drummer Toshiki Hata broke his leg and thus only the other band members were able to participate. Ukigumo played guitar on "Gamble" and wrote "Oiran", while Ichiyō Izawa played piano on "Gamble" and Seiji Kameda arranged "Yokushitsu"; the song "Karisome Otome" was recorded in September 2006. All tracks arranged by Neko Saitō, except where noted.
Vinyl edition Notes: "Papaya Mango" is a cover of Rosemary Clooney's 1957 single "Mangos." "Scars" is a cover of Tokyo Jihen's "A Scar of Dreams". SongRingo Sheena Shiina Junpei ConductorNeko SaitōOrchestrasKomaeno Orchestra Noraneko Orchestra Anoyono Orchestra Nadataru Orchestra Matatabi Orchestra Karisome Orchestra Konoyono Orchestra Ringo Sheena×SOIL&"PIMP"SESSIONS ViolinNeko Saitō Electric guitarUkigumo PianoIzawa Ichiyou Drum machineRingo Sheena Nobuhiko Nakayama Heisei Fūzoku Daiginjō, is a video DVD album by Ringo Sheena and Neko Saitō released on April 25, 2007 by Toshiba EMI / Virgin Music; every song from the album Heisei Fūzoku has animated graphics by spirited designers that were inspired by the album's songs. Jrawk review