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Subject:Thai Translations in Susumu's Songs
Time:01:59 pm
Current Mood:calmcalm
I was showing a Thai friend of mine some of Susumu's music. There were two songs in particular we went through that have some Thai in them. I wanted her take on a translation.

The first was my favorite P-Model album Enola.

In the song Bogy, at the time set of 2:20, there is a female voice (although, as my friend says, more likely a lady boy, and I tend to agree considering Susumu's attraction to them) speaking Thai.

S(h)e says:

Hello Sawadika
(Sawadika is said with a little bow. Here is Mr Ronald McDonald showing us. It is a Thai greeting.)

My name is Sonka (The name is really hard to hear, we listened several times. Sonka is our best guess)

If you can find me
Follow your heart (She said it could also mean "decide if you like me", or something along those lines)

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The other Thai language part I was interested in is the first track of Switched-On Lotus, the remix of the song Mermaid Song that I posted here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfeaJAjdkvc

What is said is a list of names of the nine Katoys (Ladyboys) friends of Susumu who passed away in several years followed by a brief message that is like "These friends have passed on and will be missed".

My friends expression went from being amused at the names (Ladyboys make up some interesting female names for themselves) to a very serious expression of what was said after the list.

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We also went though the DVD of P-0, and I was informed that all of the people on the DVD that might look like women are in fact Katoys. It would be interested to hear an interview with Susumu about his sexuality. Note, it would not change my love for his music at all. The only bad sexual fantasy is none at all. ;)

It was very educational to talk about Susumu's music with a native Thai. I learned that many of the sounds come from traditional Thai instruments, and the meaning behind some of the imagery and symbols used in both his music videos and album art. Too much to go through with just a LJ post. It makes me want to take another visit of Thailand.
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flowersofnight
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Time:2009-06-01 12:07 am (UTC)
As long as we're posting random bits of Hirasawa-related Thai-ology:

If you type in "charan sanitwong 24" into Google Maps, you can see the location that the protagonist of the "SIM CITY" live reached at the end. Which seems to be... precisely nowhere in particular XD

And this is the venue where they performed "shi no nai otoko" for P-0:
http://www.boatbar.com/
"Phuket's only gay bar"
From the description of their revue: "Everybody wants to see them, those glamorous girls (?) and boys (?)."
Seems like just the sort of place Hirasawa would hire for his show ;)

And here's Hirasawa's first known encounter with Katoys at Simon Phuket, on his 1994 fanclub trip to Thailand:
http://www.prideofmind.com/data/hirabypass3.jpg
http://www.prideofmind.com/data/hirabypass4.jpg
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(Anonymous)
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Time:2009-06-05 06:43 pm (UTC)
I apologize for interrupting the topic, but there is one thing I'm very curious about. What is it in Fiat that Hirasawa-san likes so much? Given all the (girl)friends he has like her, she seems to be his favourite or something.
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tenshi_saito
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Time:2009-06-05 09:20 pm (UTC)
Anonymous, I was wondering the same thing just this morning!
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tenshi_saito
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Time:2009-06-07 02:11 pm (UTC)
Also,if you're the same Anon pposting throughout this thread, could you please contact me through my Yahoo address about something?
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looblylemming
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Time:2009-06-01 01:59 am (UTC)
wow, this is really cool information (especially since mermaid song is one of my absolute favorites, i like to listen to it on repeat.

(it's also nice to know i'm not the only one who's wondered about hirasawa's sexual preferences, makes me feel slightly less like a creeper) :]
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taishi
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Time:2009-06-01 05:01 pm (UTC)
>makes me feel slightly less like a creeper

I posted a copy of P-0 ealier and thought of starting that conversation, but it slipped my mind. ;)

I am happy to make you feel less creepy. ^_^

(By the way, I clicked on your LJ. Very cute glasses pic.)
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personalpulse
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Time:2009-06-01 04:57 am (UTC)
I heard from a friend of mine in Japan that Hirasawa was divorced once, and has a second wife. There may also be a daughter. He's a good friend of mine and I consider him to be a reliable source, but it's ultimately up to you whether you decide to believe him.
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looblylemming
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Time:2009-06-05 12:18 pm (UTC)
His daughter's name is Maia, you can find her music on youtube :]
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tenshi_saito
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Time:2009-06-05 02:51 pm (UTC)
Wow, Maia's related? I've seen her name pop up before but since she was born in Sweden I really had my doubts about her being his daughter. (and there's no reference anywhere to them being related that I've seen - where did you see that at?)
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(Anonymous)
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Time:2009-06-05 06:35 pm (UTC)
Assuming I believe, and also assuming this daughter is this Maia Hirasawa; then there is something I wonder. Whether this daughter is from his first wife - but then if she is then this first wife must be Swedish. Which I doubt. So then I wonder if there are any records that Hirasawa-san has ever been to Sweden? OR that this Swedish woman this theoritical daughter is from, has been to Japan. This is.. complex.
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flowersofnight
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Time:2009-06-01 01:28 pm (UTC)
I totally don't believe he's married... no self-respecting wife would put up with him jaunting off to Thailand all the time to hang out with newly-minted women XD
I think he's probably either straight or something so unusual we couldn't even begin to guess. He did seem to pal around with a lot of girls (particularly Jun Togawa) back in the day though.
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personalpulse
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Time:2009-06-01 01:30 pm (UTC)
>>having met some of the P-Model ex-members as well and knowing their particular persuasions (most of them, anyway)...

Hmm...what do you mean by that?

Also, have you met Hikaru Kotobuki? He would be a cool person to meet, I think.
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Time:2010-03-14 10:58 pm (UTC)
hello to everyone for years I have been fans of Susumu Hirasawa and his work on p-model and others believe it is the only forum Susumu Hirasawa at least in my browsers and I'm from chile my country the music of susumu not come, only the web may ultimately envy them in a good way to have the original work
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