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    One of my friends in Japan sent me this link of video clip. (WMP)

    Check this out.

    http://asx.showtime.jp/asx....500.asx



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    I don't know what she is saying but I think it has to do with Bill Monroe.





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    Couldn't resist posting this pic from her web site.
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    Can't get it to play. Nice mandolin.

    Edit: got it working. Odd the way the processed the sound of the mando. Still...ya gotta give it to Japanese Pop.



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    Really neat...my 7-yr-old daughter is weirdly obsessed with asians and absolutely loved this. However, its a little strange that on her website it lists her blood type (which is B)! However, it reminds me of the CD I just bought for my daughter by "The Twelve Girls Band" Anybody else see this? They play some really interesting instruments! I'd love to know what the instruments that they play with a bow are.

    http://twelvegirlsband.com/



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    Quote Originally Posted by
    However, its a little strange that on her website it lists her blood type (which is B)!
    Japanese pop culture finds the same kind of significance in blood type as we do in horoscopes; certain combinations are seen as desirable for potential romantic partners, and others less so.

    When you think about it, it's not any sillier than birthdates.



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    Quote Originally Posted by
    I'd love to know what the instruments that they play with a bow are.
    I believe it's called an Erhu, a two-stringed Chinese fiddle
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    I thought the mandolin in the Home Depot ad was better than that.

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    not a fan of the song, but always a fan of mando in a non-standard format. and she is awful cute!
    my fav part of the video was the school mando orchestra jumping around in slomo- what a paaaaaaaaarty!

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    Just for your information the tune she plays in the video is called "Rydeen". It was originally played by a Japanese techno pop band #"Yellow Magic Orchestra" including the composer Ryuichi Sakamoto in early 80's. The original tune was instrumental.


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    First off, I think I am in love! Asian and plays mando....HOT! Okay, enough with the hormones! That very first shot looks like an Eastman case to me but the mando she is playing in the video and the different one on the live sections would not fit in that case. Also, anyone notice how stiff all of them hold their wrists? Looks painful but I am still in love.
    If F-model mandolins have F-holes then why don't A-model mandolins have A-holes???

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    I think some banjos would add just the right flair, don't you think?

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    Only for satan and I am not him....how about...ummm...NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
    If F-model mandolins have F-holes then why don't A-model mandolins have A-holes???

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    Quote Originally Posted by (mandoJeremy @ Sep. 12 2004, 20:21)
    ...That very first shot looks like an Eastman case to me but the mando she is playing in the video and the different one on the live sections would not fit in that case...
    I was thinking it looked like a pegasus. If you go and look at the pictures on her website you can see that the case she has is for a bowlback mandolin, ya just cant tell its a bowlback case from the video footage.
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    Sorry, this is newTEKNO.

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    She kind of looks like Michael Kang.... mandolin player from String Cheese incident...

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    Very cool Hide!

    ....but I think the scroll looks kinda odd
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    A little trivia:
    "Rydeen" is the Japanese "God of Thunder."
    I hope she has a DVD coming out; my six-year-old daughter is hooked on Hillary Duff and Raven (could be worse...). She's about worn out her "Lizzie McGuire" Karaoke CD.
    Maybe Kiyomi will spark her interest in mando.
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    Quote Originally Posted by (chirorehab @ Sep. 13 2004, 09:26)
    She kind of looks like Michael Kang.... mandolin player from String Cheese incident...

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    I was not kidding.... I even showed her video to my wife, (who agreed) some of her expressions were very similiar to Kang's... I have seen SCI over 50 times.

    I did not mean to offend either... I just couldn't believe the similiarity in expression while playing a mandolin.

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    Ted,

    You have amazing knowledge of Japanese language and culture. I think that even regular Japanese don’t know about “Rai-Jin” (God of Thunder). However, I am afraid that “Rydeen” of this tune has probably nothing to do with ‘Rai-Jin”. I think it's just a name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by (jasona @ Sep. 12 2004, 11:49)
    Odd the way the processed the sound of the mando.
    Yes, her mandolin when she plays seems processed but perhaps you are also hearing the mandolin orchestra that backs her up on parts of this even when they are not on camera.

    BTW she plays a Calace Classico A, one of the highest end bowlbacks made by the company. The case is nice also.

    I imagine that the orchestra is one of the more prominent Japanese ones that are popular today.

    BTW the mandolin in Japan predates bluegrass: it goes back to around 1905 or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by (Scott Tichenor @ Sep. 12 2004, 07:26)
    Anyone know more about this young lady? This appears to be her web site but English readers are clearly not going to be reading much there.
    Scott:

    Her bio page (in loose translation) describes her as:

    "...free spirited, not fitting into any mold, difficult to grasp..."

    The bio goes on to say that she was brought up in a Christian household (unusual in Japan), her mother is a pianist and her father plays trombone, and that she sings hymns in the choir at church while her mother plays piano. She studies mandolin under Tadashi Aoyama, who is one of the top players in Japan.

    She feel both mandolin and singing are, to her, a type of prayer.

    She sounds like a good model for a young mandolinist.
    If you want me to spend some time doing a decent translation of her web pages, maybe I can get to it later.

    BTW, Japanese like to know blood types. The popular belief it that it correlates with personality. They say "Oh, you are a typical type O" or "you are very unusual for a type O". It's like knowing someone's national origin here in the U.S.

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    Jack - thanks for the translation. Hopefully she'll have a successful career and we'll see more recordings from her.

    Ted, my daughter really like the video too. She watched it about five times in a row the other night. She (my daughter) doesn't even know who Britney or the other pop princesses are but she knows her Django, Diana Krall and Don Stiernberg.

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