How was the band formed?
M: When the band was formed, it was a kind of punk band. There is also a meaning like "It is very noisy, but we are being fed by it".
Q: Where did your name come from?
M: In our family, the boys have been named "MasaXXXX" for generations.
Q: What was your nickname when you were a child?
Q: What do the members usually call you?
Q: What are your hobbies?
M: Wandering around and reading maps.
Q: Do you have any special skills?
Q: Do you have anything that you really want now?
M: A CD shelf.
Q: What do you think about your blood type and personality?
M: My blood type is O type, but I don't think that there is anything to do with my personality.
Q: Do you have any habbits?
Q: What and when was the first record you bought?
M: It was Abba's "Dancing Queen". I was in grade 5.
Q: What and when was the first concert your saw?
M: It was Loudness's concert when I was in grade 8.
Q: What kind of a girl do you like?
M: A tough one who is good to chat with.
Q: What is your favorite book?
M: The one I am reading now which is called "Yo no kanashimi".
Q: What is your favorite movie?
Q: What magazines do you usually buy?
M: "Big Comic Spirit" and "Rockin' On".
Q: What is your favorite phrase?
M: Live and learn.
Q: What are your favorite sports?
M: I like watching boxing and tennis games.
Q: Where do you want to visit?
M: The northern part.
Q: Do you have pets? If you don't, what would you like to have?
M: No, I don't have one. I would like to have a dog (such as Akida's).
Q: What is your favorite album?
M: "Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonics" from Spirit.
Q: Have you ever asked a celebrity for an autograph?
M: Yes. I asked Minamino Yoko for an autograph when I was in high school.
Q: Do you have a musican with whom you would like to perform?
Q: Do you have any rivals?
Q: In your opinion, what kind of a person cannot be forgiven?
M: A person who says bad things about me while I am here.
Q: Have you ever cried because of love?
Q: Do you have any happy things recently that you want to share?
M: A friend of mine gave birth to a baby girl.
Q: Do you have any sad things recently that you want to share?
M: I can't tell you.
Q: What do you do in holidays?
M: Do nothing.
Q: If you hadn't become a musican, what do you think you would be doing now?
M: Probably working in Fukuoka.
Q: How do you feel about music?
M: It's an "entertainment" that I can't live without.
Q: What do you think music in the 90s will become?
M: It just keeps repeating itself.
Q: What is the most important news for you this year?
M: The Spitz debut.
Q: Last message.
M: See you again.
tabi ni deru
new single "Majo tabi ni deru" will be released on October 25. Besides,
(same as the background of the song)now it's fall. The food of this season
is good and the wind is refreshing. So let's listen to "Majotabi ni deru"
and go travel!
Any response about this song is fine to me. I am just keen on the name "Majo" (witch). Also, somehow I think it is cuter to name the song "Majo" rather than "Majo no ko". (laugh) I really like words with "Mo (or Ma)". Mo.....what a powerful word! (laugh)
has been 1 year since our first album "Hibari no kokoro" was released.
I've also turned 23. When we formed the band we were teenagers, (laugh)
but now we are adults of 23. Although we are not turning into "adult-teens"....
(laugh) After all, we worked really hard. Since this is our debut, we have
a strong desire not to lose, and we don't allow any mistakes. I think we
did our best. Even though including back-ups we made 12 songs in total,
we ended up putting all the songs into the album instead. (laugh)
We have thought of many names but we believed "Spitz" was the best. This is our first album, and we made it without having developed any concept. Humn...this is what the first time is like. (laugh) Since we want to introduce "Spitz" to everyone, it is ok to simply use the name "Spitz". Although half of the songs were new when we were recording, we ran out of the new songs as we kept playing them in the concerts. (laugh) The old songs are still good songs, but I get tired of playing the same songs in the concerts. (laugh)
am often asked, "What's the world of Masamune's lyric like?"
I never think about it deeply. It is just the way I wrote the songs. Thus, there is no such thing such as "Since I think of it this way, others probably also think it of this way" and "this is a hot message to somone". There may be some meaning in my lyrics, or there may not be. If you look into the details, there is probably some meaning. I think that's just it.
One more thing is that I never put English in the lyrics. I want to avoid using familiar phrases such as "I love you".(laugh) I want my band to be the band that pursues an objective that - lyrics, rythum and melody - these three elements should be considered as one. I think I won't be able to write good songs if I put a message that I want to deliver into a song in which the melody doesn't match the lyrics.