Site update: Ozaki50

Finally, two new lyrics translations (and yes, they are as wonky as ever… sorry):

LIFE and TREES LINING A STREET – Gairoju.

Today Yutaka Ozaki would be 50. I’m sure some of you have wondered what he might think of this world – of his graying Japan, of the lies and the mad machinations that are bringing us closer to another world war– and of all of us, solitary aliens mesmerized by glowing touchscreens. I don’t know what he might think of all this, but I miss terribly the songs he didn’t write.

TANJO50

Pictured above, his son Hiroya Ozaki (26) and Akira Sudo, the producer who discovered Yutaka in 1982. They both took part in a special aired last night on TBS radio: “Ozaki Yutaka Tanjo 50nen – Tokubetsu bangumi BIRTH”.

Last month Hiroya performed in a live concert in Osaka which officially marked his debut into the music world! For the first time he sang his original songs, among which are “Moon Light” and “Just Stop For”. If you can read Japanese, there’s already a Facebook page dedicated to him.

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One comment on “Site update: Ozaki50

  1. Mawb says:

    Thank you for all your hard work on info and translations. I was recently recommended Mr Ozaki’s work by a Japanese friend, and it’s been immensely helpful to have this site to refer to.

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