ART OF LIFE
Gates of Chaos. Instead of the foreword.
"How nice it would be scattered like glittering shards of glass!" - With these words Yoshiki formulated his "aesthetic moment", which became a symbol of its special character, his desire to burn, without sparing himself. During his unmatched speed drumming, he has received numerous injuries, due to its commitment to excellence and the ruthless exploitation of his own physical body, he fainted during performances, because of what the concert had to stop. He submerged his head in his case. And that is why it enjoys the support of a plurality of hot young men. His rock band set a record, selling millions of records.
But it has such artistic temperament, prone to chaos, Yoshiki is also the other side of the personality, is completely opposite to the first, is an experienced business strategist. He is not only well versed in all the intricacies of the promotion and presentation methods, but his strategy applies to the entire structure of a Japanese show business.
A painter and Yoshiki Yoshiki- strategist - it's like two people in one, like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or Baron Asyura (the hero of the manga Mazinger Z, one half of a man, another - a woman. -prim.perev.)
Those who read an interview with Yoshiki, have noticed that in his statements on various issues, constant variety of traits that seemingly should belong to different people. In his words fully reflect his character, which justifies his difficult, sometimes even contradictory thinking. Indeed, in a statement he can simultaneously exist and the "black" and "white." And this extraordinary chaos is very interesting.But what is the true soul of Yoshiki, no one knows. It may be that all this is true, Yoshiki. Until now, its essence is a mystery that attracts and does not rest.
This time I dared to take decisive action in order to carry out an unprecedented interview to analyze the multifaceted personality, which includes two opposites: Yoshiki strategy, confident win markets, and "genuine Yoshiki", the actor immersed in art. The content of these interviews are so different that it is hard to believe that it was said one and the same person. Nor were all the talk seriously.
And though now beginning to unfold this versatility, there are still not clear such parties as "chaotic Yoshiki", "humane Yoshiki", "Yoshiki completely incomprehensible" and other aspects of his life. In this book «Art of Life» explores the most important side - "Yoshiki-artist" and "Tactical Yoshiki", and also for a more detailed lighting artistic side, is considered more "Yoshiki - Therefore."
The book also includes a chapter on "Yoshiki's Personality", which reveals the meaning of the book. In addition, the book includes a discussion about the latest product X «Art of Life» of thirty minutes, which will be issued this year and in which Yoshiki in musical form reflected his whole life. So get 5 chaotic chapters.
Of course, how to perceive Yoshiki, I want to leave it to the readers. This will depend entirely on you.
In fact, when it comes to human nature, opinions are always at odds, especially when we are talking about a multi-faceted personality as Yoshiki. If this were not so, we would not suffer from the complexities of human relationships. The individuality of the person is impossible to outline the strict framework. One of the justifications of these contradictions is the desire to protect themselves. And so it seems to me very important right now to tell readers about the complex and multi-dimensional personality Yoshiki. With these thoughts I wrote this book.
Because at the heart of every lives Yoshiki.
"... I do not know. I fully digested."
I constantly is 50001 49999 and the percentage of self-interest insecurity
Q: I think that the diversity of the individual Yoshiki related to the question: "Where and how are born creative impulses?"
A: It must be so.
Q: I also think that the important point to understand this are in your past. But you do not like to talk about it.
A: I do not speak and do not want to talk.
Q: However, I believe that everything that happened to you in the past has had a serious impact on the creative process in the present.
A: Of course, just as now, setting a big influence on me when I take up something. I'm the kind of person that when I'm going to make music, the first thing I buy sofa (laughing). I - a man who settles surroundings. Colors add, for example. And of course, during the formation of the human environment is important. That's because he was the last "I" exists and I present. But I do not want to tell people about my past. So far, I think I'm too young to speak. In the old magazines published many photographs and interviews at the time, but there is a lot further from the truth. So if I'm going to talk about myself, I want to make it all corresponded exactly what I think. And now I do not want to talk about it. But I think that time will come when I talk.
Q: So that's how. But you admit that the past is that the path you traveled so far, had a great impact on you this?
A: Yes, I admit it, I think that it is.
Q: So, in terms of creativity, you can do anything, you do not limit yourself to some frames.
A: First of all I really love music - and then become a strategist (laughter). Not that I do not understand the means to convey to the audience the music created by me, soon I began to think that anything that helps people hear this music - wonderful.
Q: As the means?
A: Yes. Once I was able to write this music, I want to make it so that it did not sound banal, original.But rock music is gradually becoming too conservative. It appears some protection. So I want to be completely naked. Because ultimately I can fight only by means of sounds, but "I own." For example, when performing on stage, there are a lot of suits, but in the end, the main thing - is you, your execution. So I think that everything else - it's just decoration. But even these very interesting scenery, too. After all, there are people who know me at all, on the other hand, the X and my music. But someday, maybe after my death, they will understand: "It is necessary, though he stripped naked, painted tattoos, but he wrote good music!" But if you never understand, then do not.
Q: In other words, it's all "sets" that are necessary and to follow the music, which is the backbone of your creativity, and to enhance the imagination. And during performances on the stage and to create images at all.
A: Yes, it is. However, when I use the "scenery", I also give all the best completely. And I think that in this way you can expand the possibilities of musical creativity. But for me the main thing - it's the sound!Because it all starts with the fact that I'm starting to live together with sounds. And eventually form becomes unimportant. The most important thing for me - to write beautiful music. But this does not mean that I can not sell good music.
Q: I think that "The most important thing for me - to write great music" - will be the final topic. But this has something to do and the desire for self-affirmation: "I am delighted to be recognized even after death."
A: In fact, I want to write such a work. Probably, to draw final conclusions until early for me really, confidence and anxiety is always there. But in a sense, if you do not think about it, it is impossible to play.
Q: With the confidence to pull themselves alarming, that sort of thing.
A: Yes, I always feel confident in the 50001 percentage and the percentage of alarm 49999. This difference in the two percent is very high.
Q: It's like forcing to run ahead of itself.
A: Oh, and maybe then the pursuit of new stimuli.
Q: That is, to do what is not interesting for myself - it makes no sense, does not it?
A: Yes. And, of course, although it seems to work, but I do not perceive it as a job. What is the work of a musician? To publish albums, giving concerts from time to time to give interviews in magazines. And when I think about it, it makes me disgusted. And if I do not publish albums, I do not give concerts, never speak, because I'm still a musician!
You can in fact, and so live! (laugh).
Q: the musicians have always been a people with a strong desire for self-expression and self-assertion. But it seems that among all the different Yoshiki very strong desire, judging by these words.
A: When I look at myself from the outside, it also can see that. Himself see this power, and he himself can laugh about it, here's what's interesting. He created these thoughts and feelings and he can laugh.
Q: It turns out that the "I" that seeks to express themselves, also created by the same?
A: I do not know myself where I did, and where that is created by my self. Often I say to myself, "Good play!" "Well, do not get tired!" There I am, which is constantly playing, and I have another, who calmly looks at it from the side and laughing. What Ichikawa-san! Again split personality! (laugh).
Q: (laughter). I do not know.
A: Last time, I often offer to take on the role of producer. "Producer in sound? There are many of those.If I take it, I will be the general producer! "Here now, during our conversation I suddenly occurred to me, maybe I myself am also a producer for themselves. There I am, which is an image of "fun to be in such a musician" and implement it, and there I was, which oversees it. So what if the other person would have taken me was produced by, there would be a lot of problems (laughs). But it's cool, really.Yes, I come up with that, and there's me, who is the producer. But chaos can occur, because sometimes I have ceased to understand where the real me, and where he created himself. In a sense, this is reminiscent of virtual reality.
Q: Yes, indeed, chaos Yoshiki much like a virtual reality.
A: Yes, something like that. Something somehow everything becomes clear. But if in the future there will be a few artists I will was produced by, including myself, and maybe you, Ichikawa-san, then you can better understand me (laughter).
Q: Without a doubt, inside the Yoshiki Yoshiki producer plays an important role. In other words, there is an objective observer. However, the existence of such an objective observer is very undesirable for the actor in the creative process. And if Yoshiki unconsciously begins to ignore it, then everything will turn into chaos?
A: Well ... when I start some business, then I plunge into it with his head. And while I was immersed completely, cease to understand where I am producer and where I-prodyussiruemy. And then it becomes necessary another producer. At this point, these two producers are beginning to compete with each other. Actually, just about this question in verse to the Art of Life.
Q: a vicious circle. If something happens and the brakes do not work, there is someone who can slow down, but the next time need someone else to have to stop this. It gets going in circles.
A: There are more individuals, what do we do?
Q: How cockroaches? (laugh)
A: Nightmare! (laugh).
Q: However, this growing crowd Yoshiki with different characters have a common goal - to express themselves.
A: Yes. But I think that the important role played by the "hero" Yoshiki. Especially lately. For example, when gathering the group, it is impossible to collect the really good parties, if he does not have sufficient appeal. Therefore, we must first develop yourself. Most importantly, real progress, right? More important than any words. So you need to start with yourself. When once convinced: "Yes I Can!", Then you can put the task to others. But first it is necessary to solve it within himself.
Q: In short, it is necessary to grow the most.
A: So you must ask first of all with himself.
I have a bomb within a very short fuse
Q: So, this stock character is most clearly manifested in the H. And now I want to ask about the early period in the history of the group, I think that because of this history of creative impulses and Yoshiki will be more understandable.
A: Maybe (laughs).
Q: After high school, you come to Tokyo.
A: Yes, to play in the group.
Q: And what was your understanding of yourself? "I'm so cool, we now debuting!", Right?
A: But at the time I did not know anything. I arrived in Tokyo arranged for jobs and started thinking about the performances. At this time, I first learned of the existence of clubs. I thought that at first, all speakers in the halls (halls such as theaters). Well, the club, because the club, but how to get there, I do not know (laughs).
Q: The astonishing ignorance! (laugh).
A: Yes, he knew nothing, understood nothing. I asked the people who turned out to have to bring a demo tape with the recording of his music. So I walked around with a cassette, do not understand the genre.
Q: While you were his own compositions?
A: From his was «I'll kill you», we performed it on festival culture in high school.
Q: Did you go to the end (laughs).
A: It's X! But at that time it was a weird version (laughs). And a cover, how many times we played it, «Child in Time» (song of the British band Deep Purple. - Approx. Trans.).
Q: So the choice of songs! However, once «I'll kill you» you are already performed at the festival in the school, so from the beginning the band was such a radical measures aimed at the destruction?
A: Well, yes.
Q: So you had a goal: "I want the group was precisely this"
A: The Radical Party
Q: That is, if not radical, then you do not like?
A: I have always liked something. In the beginning, I learned the word "hard rock", then appeared the word "heavy metal." It seemed to me that the heavy metal - it is something more radical than hard rock, although in the end it was not quite like that. But I decided that we play heavy metal. At that time I said: "I want to play even more cool music than heavy metal." Punk at the time I hardly knew. When I arrived in Tokyo, went to concerts of punk, I was amazed. "That's cool!"
Q: That is a punk rock seemed more radical than heavy metal.
A: That's right. So I naturally switched to punk.
Q: That is, it was necessary to go on increasing.
A: Yes. But I was still composing and piano music. And in the middle, and high school. Sam wrote classics. Sometimes in between classes on the piano writing notes. Since childhood, I love people like Beethoven. It has long been admired.
Q: But the classic punk to metal - it's completely opposite musical genres? If classical music is important to the pursuit of prostroennoy perfect structure, in rock music, on the contrary, it becomes the chief pursuit of extremes and incentives. I think it is absolutely impossible to simultaneously follow these two directions.
A: I do not know, maybe, do not know yet. When I say this, I always ask: How is it?
Q: Of course, because there are hidden serious contradiction.
A: As a child, I often was in the hospital, and a relative who worked as a teacher, visited me and brought a book with biographies of famous people. For example, there was a book about the Curies. I often read biographies of Schubert and Beethoven. Amazing, I thought that Beethoven could not hear, but still writing music and even conducted the symphony 9. I was a child and did not understand the reasons, but deeply admired him.
Q: I guess you captivated turbulent and dramatic fate of the composer. However, as is typical for the present life Yoshiki.
A: Maybe so. Since my childhood I listened to classical music, then listened to rock music, listening and folk. There was a time when I liked and Matsuyama Chiharu Nakashima Miyuki. But with regard to western music, I listen to not only hard rock but also, for example, Bryan Adams.
Q: What a variety!
A: I listen to anything.
Q: But even among this diverse music you choose something radical? Once the "extreme - it's basic position", by this logic, and the music you have to listen, do not you?
A: When we were at the competition, and I wrote in a profile: "The most radical group."
Q: So you wanted to demonstrate its desire to stand out from everyone?
A: Yes, but radical - this is the main feature.
Q: Then we can say that Yoshiki - a person who has a whole lot, so that an observer can exclaim: "Yes, when he rested at last!"
A: I like your copy, Ichikawa-san. "And who just stop him!" (Laughter). You are good at it!
Q: In fact, nobody will stop.
A: (laughter). After high school, we started playing in the clubs. While I have always had a fight with those groups who were with us.
Q: What causes these fights is probably the reluctance to give to anyone?
A: I've always been drawn into the fray. I myself had not started first.
Q: And why is dragged? During a speech at the club?
A: Well, the person .. I face was childlike in appearance.
Q: And because this dragged into the fray?
A: Well, yes. Begin to act, well, I immediately answered, "Yes, you yourselves who are ..."
Q: I see.
A: In school, it was the same. ... But I'm still in school and swore, and when I came to Tokyo, then began to talk normally. But I could behave completely normal, because I also attended piano lessons.
Q: Normal teenager with a pretty face and suddenly begins to swear! As if there is another person.
A: BAM! - And all. Inside me there is a bomb with a very short fuse (laughter). Everyone says, "Yoshiki - very noisy. He says politely, his face like a child, a person seems calm, but can explode in a moment! "
Q: "The fire did not bring!"
A: (laughter). Yeah. When someone is a stranger approaches me, everyone around thinking, "Help!" (Laughter).
I have always exhibited a fool
Q: So, for a long time and still Yoshiki peculiar nature of perfectionism. This desire to bring everything to perfection, and if something is wrong, then there is an explosion?
A: Yes, if not perfect, then I do not like when it comes to music, while I will not be completely satisfied with the performance, it will not rest.
Q: It has remained unchanged for a long time.
A: Yes, it came in the same study and exams.
Q: But if it is a group, then it becomes difficult. It's one thing to make an effort, and another thing - to force others, for their own perfectionism puts other members of the group in a difficult position. In the end, do not forcibly compel.
A: Of course, in the group are going to different people. Sometimes I say that I played badly on percussion, and therefore did not want to play in my band. I myself thought that a bad game, so he constantly practiced alone. I guess I have set a record for the studio, so many hours I worked individually.
Q: That is, as we have said, if he did not grow up, you will not achieve anything?
A: Do not gather good members to the group, even if you really try to find them. It is necessary to develop the attractive features to attract people. Now the group changed more than ten people.Someone he was gone, someone had to drive. But I was always confident. I had confidence in myself in the music, I also understand. I have perfect pitch, I can write notes, and I know the theory. Here except that while the drums did not play much. And while I did not have long hair.
Q: At that time, no long hair for her among the metalworkers did not take.
A: Yes, while it is often said to me.
Q: And as far as you were then confident that came to poetry and music that you wrote in your concept of "radical without any rules?"
A: I was sure, but sometimes it began to lose that confidence. At the time, I wrote «Kurenai», but those members of the group, who used to play hard rock, said that the need to write something more serious, those who loved foreign music, said that the melody is too Japanese, and did not want her play. Or they say, "Why is this such a fast-paced music, so do not want to play, it's strange!"
Q: And what do you feel when «Kurenai» called the country?
A: I thought maybe she really strange? But I also like this tune ... But I had a hard rock band, but I had friends among punks, and I began to go to their concerts. Powell did not like me very much, I can not stand him play. But I really became interested in punk, although they were not very technical. On the statements of many drummers hard rock group, I thought: "Masterfully playing!", But I never had the feeling: "Cool!" At that time I almost stopped thinking about the technology. Although I tried to X, but on the whole I prefer a simple game, but it is explosive and energetic.
Q: Just «Kurenai» - is a good example, here merged fast rhythm and emotional melody, just exactly what is the main feature songs X. That is, you from the beginning sought to this style?
A: Yes, it happened by itself. When I write music, then head there is the music, which I myself would like to listen to. So what kind of music I wanted to listen to.
Q: The music of X are necessarily connected to two or three opposition naturally blends that does not seem to fit together.
A: For me it normally .. In general, I like the contrasts. For example, a very beautiful melody and lyrics terrible. Or country music and her gentle verses.
Q: And in the classics and in the metal when searching for the perfect form still needs some genre. And if you want to play and then, and more, there is a fusion of all of this, the art created soul who wants too much, is not it?
A: Well, from the beginning I had no purpose to play it heavy metal. I just wanted to play music. And when I was asked: "And what are the rules?" I answered: "Rule one - no rules." The same thing I said before, and for magazines: "Our rule as a genre - the lack of rules." Perhaps they were thinking about me, "What is he talking about ..."
Q: Yeah, probably thought (laughs).
A: (laughs) And in the same journal wrote about different groups and asked to send a photo. So I sent them a picture, where all drunk somewhere in the corner of the street in Shibuya (laughter).
Q: Well, well!
A: So he sent. Then I thought, really send the usual group photo. Moreover, the participants in the group if all was not only 2-3 people.
Q: Commemorative Photo!
A: And what was just thinking ... And then the editor said, "Do not you have conventional photography?" And I: "Yes, but this approach." And once we sent our picture with Kyutaro (Obake no Q-tarō). Neither they did not put. And I do not know why I did this. But if you think it was such chances.
Q: I guess you did not like and for such cases.
A: All the time exposed fools. Constantly we are making a laughing stock.
Q: The grounds have been very profound.
A: Well, yes. During a concert in a club if the performance did not work as it should, I threw sticks, broke lights, as if coming out of himself, then threw the bass drum.
Q: And that's despite the fact that you were just amateurs?
A: Well, yes. I thought: "If you can not, then do it!" Once, in the middle of the show will throw something and then leave.
Q: I guess then you are no longer allowed to play in these clubs?
Q: And the audience probably resented?
A: So after all this is great! And where I only have the courage to take. Although the performance was still was not much. The audience ... And, viewers have always been many. From the outset, came all my friends from high school, because there I had a lot of friends. Besides, I do not force anyone lugging all came and paid money. Here on our very first concert in «Yaneura» came more than a hundred people, and all of our school.
Q: Ha ha ha!
A: I think of those who knew a group X, it was 1-2 people.
Q: Simply put, meeting classmates?
A: Yes, they were all my friends. As school we had advanced, almost all go to university. So it has gathered more than a hundred ordinary students. And we are all radical, lights on the stage. In «Yaneura» we were all amazed. "As such, this group of X!" "It's all my friends!" "And what, they will always come?" "Well, come here today." And then the shows began to arrive and those spectators who came to look at other groups acting with us. So that the audience we have always had.
After drinking, he exploded and critics say does not fit!
Q: But what was the reason that the number of spectators, among friends, has increased?
A: We usually go there to drink and make new friends. Usually after drinking began a fight, but then we became friends, and I said: 'Come to the concert of my group! "
Q: What has attracted viewers not appeal the group itself?
A: Yes, in the beginning it was. We really used to go to have a drink. And then I also became friends with punks. And they, too, come to our concerts. With its Iroquois. But we considered hard rock band on stage with us, too, played hard rock band. But as the punks, they began to refuse to speak with us, we said that come to us very strange audience - and punks, and dangerous types, and ordinary students, but those who usually goes to the hard rock concerts, is not seen.
Q: Yes, indeed, for hard rock bands had no reason to speak with H.
A: Yes, speaking with us, they could not get new viewers - or among my friends, nor among punks. But, of course, punk concerts brawled, so in some clubs we were forbidden to speak. For example, in a club say to me: "There is a punk-group do not speak" "But we have a hard-rock band" "But your audience - punks" "But these are my friends!" "Well, I'm sorry." But if, for example, performed in an evening three groups, we sell tickets 250, and others - 20-30 tickets.
Q: That is, you would be sure to get out all the frames?
A: Even when we played as usual, we still do not fit are not in any frame. While the boom in the thrash metal. As we played very fast, it is also caught in this genre. But I actually did not really did not know about it, and overseas thrash metal was not listening.
Q: That is, you yourself did not think his music thrash metal?
A: No, but we took it.
Q: And you even recorded two songs for a collection of thrash metal «SKULL THRASH ZONE»?
A: Yes, but we played his usual music, and suddenly found themselves in the framework of the genre, which suddenly became popular in the world. But in fact, we were different.
Q: I guess while you had the most vivid image since you arrived in Tokyo.
A: I like the punks, so by the time I meydzherskogo debut half put hair on end. But before I put all the hair completely. And of course, many would say, "How is it so hard group and it is they have there for a drummer?" But then I started to put only half of hair, and the other is dissolved, as a metalworker. This meant that I was half-punk, half-hard rocker.
Q: So what does this hairstyle! Connection of punk and hard rock.
A: Yes, and it was such a meaning, and in addition, the world would not find the second such hairstyles, so it was still interesting.
Q: That is such a radical appearance also served as a way of expression?
A: But you saw once, do not forget this hairstyle?
Q: Do not forget, do not forget.
A: (laughs) Another such is not?
Q: No, no. That is, here there was also a strategic point?
A: Well, I do not know whether there Yoshiki strategist. At that time I often went mad, and right with the hair went drinking. And then since returning home by train.
Q: right in the same form?
A: Yes, with the head going to drink, and then forget about it, and then sat down on the first train on the circular Yamanote line and fell asleep. I woke up about 11 hours. How many laps during this time reeling .. So went - with a bottle in his hand, his head in a combat hair ... how many thousands of people have seen this picture! (laugh).
Q: (laughs) No one woke up.
A: Probably would not come close (laughs).
Q: So, although at that time you had a desire to grow, but you have not defined your goals?
A: No, musically, I tried very hard. And I was very fond of individual exercises. For example, group rehearsals took place from 6 pm to 12 hours and from 12 to 6 in the morning I practiced alone. So it's been an ongoing effort.
Q: Yes, you really have spared no effort.
A: But these efforts are not visible to anyone. Who would have thought about them, looking at the bright appearance, explosive nature and constant drinking. But while I did not like to talk about it.Magazines constantly wrote: "Hard-rock bands are very serious, and serious about music." For example, "this group is constantly rehearsing, does not use makeup, seriously engaged in music." As if they were some kind of honors. Or: "We have come a music critic, and we wrote in the journal, that's how we try.""That's how many hours we rehearse." And others should take an example.
Q: And they became popular.
A: Yes, and I thought, where is the spirit of rock music. Those were the days. And then, when the fashion for thrash metal, some critics and other musicians began to say: "In actual fact, music is cool!" And I hated it all. Late woke up. Yes, I drink in public and brawler, but he at the same time to practice, and at the same time more than others. But there were no critics do not call, there is nothing to go and look, I know myself when I play.
Q: So you ran a hidden way.
A: But in the magazines often wrote about us: "And what is this group!" When the hide has decided to join our group, he said: "If you come into the X - that is the end."
Q: I guess, from their point of view it was natural.
A: At that time I was known for his riot. Like, just rowdy and musically zero, such that still remains. But I just laughed to himself. And certainly no one would have thought that such a person could play the piano.
Q: So you do not want to show their true abilities?
A: At that time did not want to. Everyone was so serious, especially hard rock and heavy metal band, so boasted of their knowledge. To me all this was contrary to the contrary, there is a feeling of protest. I Critics say: "Rock music - it is preparing for the entrance exams?" "Is it good only what you like?" Of course, if a group several times writing in a journal, then the number of spectators at concerts increased, but I thought it was better that they have abused.
Q: It was the idea Yoshiki strategy?
A: At the time, friends from other groups have often said to me, "Yoshiki, Now comes a man from the magazine, please be polite to him!" And I always answered: "I do not want them to do!"
Q: And it was not just stubbornness?
A: No, I do not want to have affairs with them. And it did not seek to publications in journals.
Q: But do not you want while meydzhersky conclude a contract, what is usually desired by all groups?
A: But at the time, and so we grew the number of spectators.
Q: That's because of the number of viewers, too.
A: Our fans were really our supporters. Yes, and the number of viewers all grew. At our shows come more people than concerts of groups which are so touted in the magazines. For example, we were able to sell 300 tickets to the "Rokumeykan", which almost did not write in journals.
Q: And you were the reasons for such confidence?
A: But I just Rokumeykane while often denied. And even if you play there once, then we are able to say that the reviews were not too bad and will not give consent to the statement. And sometimes I thought: "What can we do?"
Q: But usually, if spread around bad reviews, you begin to think it might be worth something to change.
A: But I knew that I was not mistaken. I said, "Maybe we should send a good record in the log or to go and meet them in person?" It was time to hobbies indie bands, and then all were very worried about what to write about them in the journal. I said, "There is no need to go there, except to call the truck" (laughter). But we were then denied a concert, because previous intervention staged diving. And it did Toshi.
Q: And that Toshi, the most common Japanese, so raged? (laugh).
A: It was at this time he wanted to arrange something sort (laughter). And we were told that the diving is strictly prohibited. But of course, in the first period of performances in the clubs we had a violent group. At times since the beginning of the concert broke into the ranks of spectators. Sometimes all. The most unprecedented case was when one type of watching the concert with his arms crossed on his chest, and I gave up in the middle of the game and started to kick drum (laughter). I'm not kicking it, and the chair, but still a fight broke out and the concert was stopped! It was just incredible artist!
Q: Now you have so do not be surprised.
A: Damn it! (laugh).
We were told: "You - the shame of hard rock!" X were all a hindrance
Q: But you did not have anxiety over the fact that all the magazines and music critics at the time rejected the group? What can we do to find a clue for further development to meydzherskomu debut?
A: Of course, I was worried. Constantly I am thinking, "What can we do?" But I think that first of all it is necessary not to suck up to the critics of the magazines and try to make the group even better. So most of the time I paid individual practice and tried to assemble a group of the best participants.
Q: That is, if there is a big goal ahead, but now you can not waste your time on trifles.
A: Yes. As for the members of the group, I tried to gather not so much the popular musicians of the famous groups as those who came to po human qualities.
Q: So you did not see the momentary situation and the situation in general.
A: At that time, I had many friends among punks. And if you look from this point of view, the rockers were not particularly good. Only boasted of their knowledge. "What kind of rockers" - I thought. But while we have a very bad spoke in magazines. Rock musicians should take a more serious attitude. And if all such groups will, united together, then we can get the public recognition.
Q: That is, they sought public recognition of bands playing heavy metal?
A: Yes, heavy metal is constantly abused, so there was this trend - all serious work in order to raise the quality of the music to a higher level than in other musical genres. And we did what we wanted.
Q: all tried their best to be serious, and X only interfere.
A: Well, yes, and all the X mesh. We were even told that we - the shame of hard rock.
Q: This is similar to the way in high school students were bad in front of all physical punishment as a warning to others.
A: Yes, something like that. But I had some knowledge of music. Perhaps more than all the others.
Q: Especially theoretical. But you did not arise from the frustration that people do not appreciate, do not see anything?
A: Well, yes, once considered a fool all the time, sometimes hated this world. But poslekontsertnye party came to us all those critics, they are loved parties. And then I was free to meet with them. And they all solemnly said: "I can arrange your debut!"
Q: At the time it was full of people who thought, "These guys become popular, and together with them I shall succeed."
A: Yes, and as we gradually became really popular, these people appear more often. But we have a conversation with them was impossible.
Q: Although they have and rejected, but still come?
A: Yes, come, one after another. "I will be your leader. I will develop a strategy for you. " At that time, there were also proposals for meydzherskom contract, but not Sony. At the time, I was asked: "Where you want to speak?" I said, "I want to speak on television!" Hearing this, they immediately said, "What are you talking about! Hard-rock band can not perform on television! "The air act was impossible, runs the only magazines, how many people would be from different companies, I might say. As soon as I say that I want to speak on television, immediately changed the tone of the conversation: "No, you can not."And I ask: "Why not?", Then immediately: "Since you can not talk." In general, I spoke with many people, and kept saying: "It is necessary that all had black hair all looked like a man, that's when your group will be sold."
Q: your reaction must have been, "What are you talking about?"
A: I do no longer understand them. We start a conversation with, offered to organize a debut, and immediately begins to such talk. But what is the point in this opening, if you have to change everything, what we have achieved up to that time.
Q: But you had the courage to give up in such conditions.
A: Well, I basically was drunk. Yes, and all participants are accustomed to that "again something Yoshiki arranged!". And in the end, all agreed.
Q: ... That's how it was then all - and at a concert, you fainted, so we had to cancel performances of the tour, and the same thing in LA, so we had to delay work on the record than a few months. In general, Yoshiki himself incurs unhappiness, but when it comes to the group, it's amplified. And it seems that so far it has remained unchanged. If I were a member of the group, I would be very angry (laughs).
A: We do not understand the situation in which we find ourselves. And, of course, could not be sure.
Whatever you do, the question arises: "But is it right?"
Q: As long as he did not check to find out.
A: Well, yes. Very cool it happened when we handed out for free at a concert video. We set a record in Bourbon-House in Osaka, sold 530 tickets, while in magazines about this and have not been contacted.
Q: Nothing doing, gathered 530 people?
A: This is after telecast «Genki ga deru TV". And I appeared on a page in fashion "Takaradzime."
Q: It was a strategy.
A: It ask Yoshiki strategist! (laugh). All the heavy metal band sought to be serious. Therefore, no matter what group of representatives of the transmission did not address a proposal to participate in the sports program, all were refused. Nobody wanted to ruin his image. And then they asked: "Is there still any bright band?" "Yes, just very strange." So it came down to us. When I learned that all refused, he said that we will play. "We'll do anything!"
Q: But there had to run in the competition? It was a bold!
A: But it was fun. We have some fun! And in the magazine wrote: "These fools again staged a circus!" They can not make a good record, so they run only on competition. So it is written, very aggressively.
Q: It seems they just hate you.
A: But the punks sympathized and understood. Everyone knew that we alone, so often drinking with friends. So at a sporting event was a lot of Iroquois.
Q: That is, it was not a confrontation around the world and opposition to the world of heavy metal?Every action?
A: That is why I put the hair up on end. And they said, "What is this group - X?" In the end, and the thrash band have become common. And I realized very clearly that the latest word still remains for the fans, for the amount of spectators.
Q: This logic is still alive? The main thing - that sales are great.
A: But what did we get to this level, was due to the fact that we actually practiced constantly - and musically, and particularly in terms of technology. I really think that I had never really knew how to play, spoke only by energy. Basically my style has not changed. Only there was the force of expressiveness.
The man who just played Bach, suddenly begins to break drums
Q: If you think about it, Yoshiki basically has not changed - in the school desperately hooligans during indies strongly rebelled against the framework of the genre of heavy metal, and now, after the conclusion of meydzherskogo contract continues to go its own way, regardless of what may happen and what people will say.
Q: However, there was a different personality - painter and Yoshiki Yoshiki strategist. When and why there was a need in the occurrence of these and many other sub-personalities needed to protect their identity?
A: I've just noticed it. Before that I did not notice that I was divided into different personalities. And now, as I say, there is a lot of reason. Apparently, I'm really a man. But Yoshiki strategist appeared likely, because I just wanted to make music.
Q: However, if we are talking only about the self-affirmation of what we have said so far, it is unlikely that it would be necessary only for it to create a separate identity. So it was perhaps not now?
A: Yes, I guess it was before. I just want to make music, why is there such a division ... And because without it nothing happens! When you speak sincerely true intentions, they are still not clear. "Music - it's a serious matter," "Promotion - is a serious matter." "What he says, because there is a contradiction!"
Q: In other words, one can easily be misled. But the man who is seriously engaged in music, should think about the sales and promotion.
Q: And what's more, it seems that you are doing the opposite, compared with how people usually look at things.
A: Yes, I like to bring people into confusion and critical attitude in the way people used to look. Still I do not understand ... that even now responding to the interview questions, I see that there is a contradiction ... but in the usual interview, I try not to affect issues of strategy. It is only in the interview with you, Ichikawa-san! It is interesting that you make me pronounce things.
Q: (laughter). So, you just want to make music, but of course, that in addition to this, you want people to hear this music to a lot of people hear this music. What a way to choose to achieve this goal? It seems to me that this is the natural course of the conversation. But in your case it turns into a system, and in addition, an unusually large scale. But there is nothing vulgar.
A: Well, yes ... That's right. However, Yoshiki strategist appears bright ...
Q: That during the release of the album JEALOUSY at the insistence of the record company representatives were set unrealistic deadlines release of the album. To meet them, you, who should be primarily concerned about the music, had to go out to cut two songs that were to be written, and one to compromise.
A: There was a desperate situation ... In return, I received a promise of full cooperation in the conduct of the promotion.
Q: But here it turns full disagreement between strategy and Yoshiki Yoshiki musician. If you ask first, he rejoices loudly: "I was able to turn disadvantages into advantages!", But if you ask Yoshiki-actor, he laments in an interview: "I am very sorry that had to compromise." This case, I think, indicative of the division of personality, or at least on the multi-faceted nature of Yoshiki.
A: I guess so.
Q: I think that Yoshiki strategist serves as a logical way out of this contradictory situation, or more correctly, as a safety valve to protect Yoshiki artist.
A: Yes, yes, as you all understand (laughs).
Q: (laughter). And I had not noticed before. I guess I'm the only person in Japan who could understand Yoshiki. I am a valuable person!
A: Speak only for yourself! (laugh).
Q: So this explains the existence of Yoshiki Yoshiki strategist and artist. But there are many more!
A: It's weird, right? Loving music, Yoshiki, promoting business Yoshiki Yoshiki good ... what else?
Q: I do not ask! Well, even the drummer Yoshiki ...
A: pianist Yoshiki ...
Q: But I want to know what you need so detailed division?
A: But which way do not divide in the eyes of the people it's like different people, right? So people who know me only from one side, can not believe that there are others. It is not believed. For example, during the telecast often ask, "Yoshiki-san, you ever participated in a fight?" "Yes, even during performances" "Is it really true?" And it happens often. Having played a drum solo, immediately play solo piano - it's really strange. Is not it so? The man who only played Bach, he immediately begins to break drums.
Q: I think this is a manifestation of unlimited aspirations "and Bach want to perform, and the drums to play."
A: But I do it there once. For me it's all natural, but others certainly seems strange.
Q: Then maybe it's a precautionary measure to protect against what people would consider strange?"Let it be as it were a different personality!"
A: Maybe it is. Before, when I was asked why I play the piano and the drums, I replied: "Both - percussion instruments", "Both the durable", "For both play sitting" (laughter).
Q: (laughter). That is, if you only play the piano, it is impossible to fully express themselves, and some percussion, too, have this kind of nuance?
A: No, this is not. To something I could not express only the drums - this is not just technology for this is not always enough.
Q: And if poetry? Or just music?
A: No, this is not that something I can not. Whatever I did, this is not a siding when it is impossible elsewhere. I just love it all. Write music, write poetry, play the drums and piano - I love it, but I do not because I think great. And I want to be fully recognized as a composer and as a lyricist and as a drummer and pianist. And so, as I said, I'm practicing no one quarter and four times more than other people. But even fans often look just like a man who knows how to do different things.
Q: So you do not want to you just looked at both the multilateral artists who are in the world of show business and who, speaking on the stage and sing at the same time, and tell and something to play.
A: No, not at all. It's all skills - only half. It's so easy you can not become a master of playing the piano, you need a lot to do in the past.
Q: So you are not in the least want to reduce the number of cases?
A: I often say, "If it goes, it is time for anything is not enough!" "If something is not clear, the schedule does not fit." But I really like everything.
Q: As soon as your schedule appears a little bit of free time, you immediately try to fill it. You take the time to live?
A: Yes, I'm in a hurry to live! It is better to live one day or even an hour, but completely filled and to limit saturated than normal weekdays decades. And that's why I do not like to waste time in vain, yet it is not done. Of course, there is still a blank time, such as when you go to have a drink. And then really "nothing to do!" But although I try my best to be a tight schedule, but sometimes in the schedule are still facing the hole. So oddly enough, there is Yoshiki "without works."
Q: Wow! There Yoshiki, which is fully in control of himself, and Yoshiki, do not recognize any self!
A: Yes, as well as in fights, I've always been desperate.
Q: However, typically such desperate people practiced four times larger than the other.
A: But usually always want to protect what has been created with great difficulty? So now and H. However, I myself am afraid of myself, who thinks, 'If I die tomorrow - well and good. " I have a sense of responsibility to the band members, who can not without me to continue its activities. But in the end, there are times when I am about anything you do not want to think, "Do not stand it!"
Q: Do not you think that this desperate Yoshiki, is actually closer to the truth Yoshiki?
A: Maybe so. Maybe.
Q: I think that you're desperate hurry to live, as far as possible.
A: What !! This is true. Therefore, people who now live in half strength and think that tomorrow they will try here tomorrow too, can not begin to try. If today to live to the full, then tomorrow will be able to do more. Here is my idea.
Q: If you add to that your words, "It would be nice to fly apart into pieces like glass", "Aesthetics of moments", you get support for the fast life.
A: Yes. Although there were times when laying out at the concert too much effort, I lost consciousness and had to cancel concerts. But if I fell, laying out 120 percent, then the next time I want to put 150 percent! And lately I try 300 percent! (laugh).
Q: I guess you're the only people in Japan who so lives!
A: (laughter). Last time, I often say, "Oh, our source of energy has come!" I do not like to state that I do not climb up gradually. But I do not want to fall down. If in any month I fall, then for an hour trying to reach the bottom. And then the rest 29 days and 23 hours of use in order to climb up again.
Q: You will never be discouraged.
A: But in fact, there are obstacles. There are barriers of puzzles that arise unconsciously. "What I've done? I tried so hard, but ... "from one to another like a nuclear reaction. As if the sky is someone who constantly sends me different scene. But to any case I do not lose heart. I even came up with the name, even though I may feel a fool - "Gangara."
Q: (laughter) Gangara!
A: People is better not to speak. When I think about how to achieve what I want, gangara all thinking, "What would you do such a thing, so he gave up, finally?" Began recording in LA - Pata has not arrived, ill. He began to record drums - have failed cervical vertebrae. Recording only finally began to walk normally - appointed entirely unrealistic release date. Just finished recording - operation at Toshi. Only played in Tokyo Dome - scandal. Constantly throws me problems. Now here I think the same will throw this time?
Q: But if you count the "Gangara testing me," and then what actually all obstacles are passed, only proves his own power.
A: Ridiculously comes. Sometimes you think: "Fool, do you do with such a small bomb did not handle it?" But then there is still a big obstacle. For example, if there was a wall in the first 50 meters thick, and I'll break it, then the next time there is already ahead of the wall of a hundred meters.
Q: It's just like in the "Super Mario."
A: But I think that ever did give up. Somewhere there is still a weak point. After all, neither planned to do - just obstacles. How much more can I take ...
If I leaned over 1 percent would be negative, then all would not have happened. But still I was able to jump 0.01 percent in positive
Q: What do you think about the obstacles that you have managed to overcome?
A: I do not want to overcome them for the second time. I do not want to do it again.
Q: But you yourself did not come up with the idea: "What kind of drama in my life!"
A: Yes, it is, rather differently, and do not think. Sometimes it annoys me. "Calling it drama or aesthetics, simply run away from you!" That's you, Ichikawa-san says the same thing. But as for me, I did not fall unconscious, because I like it. Just someone laughs at me, gangara, probably.
Q: And do you not laugh?
A: I do not want to laugh. If we talk about the past deeds, but now I can talk about that if it was, but at the moment I'm really upset to death. I thought that's all. Indeed, it was in the balance, if I had a 1 percent would have a negative bent, everything, nothing would have happened. But still I was able to jump 0.01 percent in positive. One moment. And then: "Yes! Positive, positive, positive, pozipozipozi ... "And so it went.
Q: Just as you said that you 50001 the percentage of self-confidence and 49999 percent uncertainty.
A: Yes, it's the same.
Q: Still, the division into different personalities due to the strong external pressure: "If I have one image, then I can not do other things," "If I'm going to do something else, everyone will think it's weird" "And if you underestimate me?", is not it?
A: No, that's what I do not care. On the contrary, I like to give interviewers confused (laughs). Frankly, I myself am confused, but I do not want to be understood. If I did something I do not understand why the other does it mean? So often I do not say, "I - like this." I can only say: "I think I am." I do not give precise definitions. It's useless.
Q: Do not you think that it takes patience?
A: But I do not really understand.
Q: Or do not want to understand?
A: I do not feel the charm.
Q: But you do not happen alarmingly?
A: Yes, it happens. For what I have been doing music? Why do I need to write music? I do not yet understand. Sometimes I think about it, but the answer did not find. No matter how much I think I come only to the fact that because it is necessary to do something. So far realized only one thing - that I love music. But I also do not understand what it means to happiness. I understand that someone is happy, but I myself did not feel happy. If happiness - this is what I have always interviewed, popularity, probably, I am a happy man. But I do not feel happiness. If felt that probably do not apply to so much effort. Because now I make every effort not to protect what I have right now.
Q: So it's hard to go up. Then easier to put any particular purpose. For example, when you learn in high school, the goal to enter into such a high school, if you learn to play the piano - the goal of becoming a pianist. Now you have some specific goal?
A: I want to get out on the international scene.
Q: That is your goal?
A: I've always set myself the next goal.
Q: When you arrive at the nearest target, this indicates that you have risen to a higher level.
A: Then ... if you sell, for example, a million copies, two million copies, will inevitably become popular.And now we need to become even more popular ... but I do not think so ... No! I do not know. I really divided.
Q: Example introduced into confusion (laughs).
A: (laughter). There is a contradiction. There is also the way I am. If there is power to sell millions of records, it is possible to go abroad. At the same time, there is the "I" who does not want a big popularity.
Q: Did you both think about the opposite things, it is precisely the separation of the individual.
A: Yes. But if we do not sell two million copies, it is not music. So now I have an internal struggle going on. But that's why now it is my immediate goal, even though it is banal.
Q: Since there are many different Yoshiki, if not set clear goals, then there will be chaos.
Q: If the strategy and Yoshiki Yoshiki -artist not unite, it is not, you can not move in any direction, laying out all the power.
A: Besides Yoshiki "without cause" (laughter). And then there are the defenseless Yoshiki, as you call it?
Q: I do not know. But I think that in the end it will be Yoshiki without works. After ten years of struggle and run fast, unwillingness to give gangare, slacker Yoshiki, slept through it all the time, you will laugh, "Oh, that's what it was all over!".
A: "And to think," How much for this had to do! "(Laughter)
Q: Here and the end of Yoshiki, and all the internal contradictions disappear.
A: Yes, manifest my weak point, Yoshiki says: Life - is such a thing. " Here and end all the efforts.
Q: But when it's you yourself do not know?
A: But I always think that in this moment I die. So until such a time has not come.
Q: And in order that it does not come, you're struggling.
A: But the day I give up. The pressure is becoming too strong, especially now.
Q: It seems that nothing can be done.
A: But I still think it's good that I got at least until now.
When I want to raise their morale, then frantically beat themselves
Q: Then I need Yoshiki producer, that is Yoshiki, who looks at things objectively.
A: But then Yoshiki artist will be indignant. I will speak as a producer: "It is necessary to do so, I speak as a producer!", The answer is: "Why do you make me, I'll do everything on his own!" If the view is not agreed, then all will be reduced to this. Ichikawa-san! You're always telling me that I was at the same time expressing the opposite opinion, and it's true!
Q: That's right.
A: But in fact, I do think that I say: "I think it's wrong." Here, even you, Ichikawa-san, do not need, and I'm talking to myself!
Q: Ha ha ha!
A: (laughter). And the result is great chaos. And another thing. For example, before going on stage man beaten to instill in him the courage. For example, the hit on the cheek to wake up morale. And when I need too provoke yourself, it happens that I'll beat you. For example, among the senior professional wrestler struggling junior hit that would awaken in them a fighting spirit. I beat myself, so that I, too, the body splits.
Q: Is it possible to hit himself with all his strength?
A: I beat with all his strength. Badly hurt!
Q: Ha ha ha!
A: So it was in a speech in Tokyo Dome. "There is something disturbing ... But !! Take heart, you fool !! "- and vmazat currently.
Q: I would not want to see this, I would become ill.
A: All around were surprised (laughs). This is not just a knack, apparently in me does have a different personality.
Q: Perfect chaos! (laughs) But I think you can still put it in order.
A: Yes, probably, the procedure can bring .. But in general, in other interviews never have problems with different personalities. Depending on the person with whom I meet, naturally appears Yoshiki strategist and Yoshiki-artist.
Q: yes. Apparently, it is. If during a conversation with a man there would be 5-6 different Yoshiki, here and die a short time (laughter).
A: (laughs) No one would understand. And here's another interesting, I negotiated with the record company. Immediately appears a strategic Yoshiki. He is told: "The contract for several years is not suitable. When it comes to X, it is possible to conclude a contract and for two years, but during this time nothing will be recorded. " Yoshiki-actor would begin immediately: "No, but ..." Yoshiki strategist but immediately begins to various estimates regarding the duration of the contract. But then suddenly there is another Yoshiki strategist and says: "If you look from the perspective of the company, then you need to enter into a contract not for a number of years, and the number of albums!" That is, the new strategist Yoshiki is not a supporter of Yoshiki -strategy, he is a supporter of the company's representatives. Thus, all three different Yoshiki start talking, and eventually, no one knows who is whose supporter, neither I nor the company. (laugh). Moreover, the company, together with Yoshiki Yoshiki-strategy attack artists, their views coincide. From all this panic.
Q: And it's not something that's just in your head you have different opinions inconsistent (laughter)?
A: No, no. I really can change its position. I can look at the music business from a different perspective.But of course, during a meeting with representatives of the company, I have to be Yoshiki artists.
Q: It's all right, but when it comes down to it, in the end, again there any other Yoshiki?
A: Yes, yes, there is. I myself do not understand it ... (laughter), a strange thing.
Q: Earlier, you were not aware that there Yoshiki Yoshiki-artist and strategist, said just myself, but the statements were many contradictions and inconsistencies.
A: Yes. Perhaps that is why they thought of me, I'm strange (laughs).
Q: And so I want to interview, to separate the two different personalities.
A: Yes, and then we're at least a little begin to understand something.
Q: Yes, yes. And since Yoshiki himself wants to be understood, but now once in the statements will be another opinion, I just say: "This is another Yoshiki!", And then you will be able to realize the process of occurrence of excessive personalities.
A: If during a call, it would be possible to change the voice or appearance at such a moment, it would be easy to separate them.
Q: Yes, it would be easy, but how can you change the look of?
A: If a person is alone, but speaks on behalf of different personalities, it is difficult for others to understand. Therefore, it would be good to have a lot of different hats. He put on one and "Now I Yoshiki strategist" or put another: "I Yoshiki-actor!" That would be nice! (laugh).
Q: Once it's sad (laughs).
A: So would not succeed. But such people are not enough. Everyone has something similar. I just have it all, apparently, expressed in an extreme degree.
Q: Yes, so I thought, "Yoshiki there in everyone's heart."
A: Ah, that is so everyone has? That's before in some interview surfaced word "lie", it was assumed that this would be talking about different kinds of imagination. But I, of all people living until now, never used lie. In the true sense of the word. But this does not mean that I can directly say anything.
But though I reject the lies, but I can not say that completely deny its existence. In a sense, this is a lubricating oil. But for some reason, I suddenly began to talk about it?
Q: In short, a lie creates a false reality in which people can communicate with each other, so it is to some extent necessary. Separation Yoshiki on a different personality in their functions, on the nuances of whether is something close to it?
A: I think not. This is all true. I just can not put the pieces together. No matter how hard you try. But when I manage all related, I am very happy. For example, I knew the road separately from Ikebukuro in Shibuyu from Shinogavy in Shibuyu. But I did not know that these two roads have common ground. But recently I found out about it and was very pleased: "So they are connected!" But before that these points were not visible. And if the person are related, each of them is put stronger. Like friends.
Q: Conversely, if there is no connection, it is also interesting.
A: Well, yes.
Q: If all unite, the current Yoshiki, divided into several, will be completely ordered and fully consistent.
A: Probably. But to connect fail, while I think so.
Q: Whatever you say, but when opposite things occur together, unite them really impossible.
A: But if this continues, I do lose my mind. And then what to do?
Q: nothing can be done, I will have to live with this burden.
A: Yeah ...
Recently, I once bought a new wooden sword
Q: When I decided to write this book about Yoshiki, I thought that of course, the music is interesting, interesting performances, but the most interesting, perhaps, is that Yoshiki as a person - it is a continuous chaos. Although I do not know whether to call an interesting human misery.
A: Is not it bad luck? (laugh)
Q: Well, that's what I try to give. But this state of chaos affected the X on her say so omnivorous, an unusual flexibility.
A: Hmmm ...
Q: beautiful melodies coupled with deadly fast rhythm in the gentle music the destructive element. I think that this imbalance reflects the extremes of your nature.
A: Maybe. And it often happens that people define your character: "I - like this." They decide that they have this character. But I did not specify the nature of neither himself nor H. Maybe this is the reason.... And, no, I can identify!
So what? You are free to define their nature?
Q: I am a man!
Q: So it's the floor.
Q: No, no (laughs). I mean the noble spirit of chivalry (in the original - a play on words. Prim.perev.) I am overwhelmed them.
Q: I guess the first time was able to determine the nature of Yoshiki?
And: Yes, if you think about it, chivalry is inherent in all individuals Yoshiki, it unites them.
Q: And Yoshiki-artist?
And: Yes, that's why this game is available on the drums when the whole body hurts. Hence, too, I was born and aesthetic moments. Because of the dedication.
Q: Yes, it is. All figures Yoshiki there is a knighthood, just a nightmare.
And: Yes, so there are different personalities.
Q: Yes, indeed, this feature also have Yoshiki strategist and Yoshiki-artist.
And: Yes, this trait, chivalry, occupies an important place in the character of individuals. This was evident for a long time?
Q: Yes, for a long time. I do not know for what reason.
And: To unite all the traits.
Q: I once bought a new wooden katana!
Q: Wait a minute. "I bought a new" - this means that there are already wooden katana?
Q: But why are they needed?
Q: This is my hobby. In fact, I like to look at Catania. But when I just look at him, I suddenly want to cut them. Like a devil sword. So my mother took it from me, "Catan do not touch!"
And: Like a magic sword (laughs). Did you have a katana?
Q: Is it possible? It is not a violation of the law on the control of firearms and machetes?
Q: All right. It was a kind of imitation. I do not know why, but I love the house waving a wooden katana. Earlier in the car and I, too, they were lying.
Q: And in the car for what purpose?
Q: As a precaution, (laughter). However, if you keep them in the car, for it may be arrested.
Q: During the preparation of the murder weapon.
Q: That's right. So nothing can be done, will have to be stored at home. But if you remember my explosive nature in those years, the katana would be dangerous. A wooden katana - this is just a message board.
Q: Well, the impression is still very different.
Q: But my house has a drum kit. It's seems safe?
Q: Well, of course.
Q: But this is a real weapon - at a critical moment. Plate to cut the neck, stand, too, can fight. So, no, no, something I have not gone there (laughter). Of course, that musical instruments (laughs). But in general, I have and hobbies besides music - wooden katana.
And: An interesting hobby. Wow, why talk about chivalry hastily turned to the topic of skating!
Q: I do not know. Maybe everything is connected with the fighting spirit?
And: Yes, exactly! Fighting spirit! "Kiai! This famous motto Yoshiki, the most important part of the character.
Q: Last year, I met this evening with members of a group and as usual, said about morale. And there was one new member of the group, who first saw me 7 years ago. And he said, "Yoshiki-san! You are already at the time said the word "Kiai!" That's how long ago!
Q: Perhaps since then, as an organized group?
Q: Probably, since how to prepare for entrance exams. I hate people who can do nothing and wait for the circumstances. So I then said: "If there is a fighting spirit, then everything is possible!" But all the people he is?
Q: So it is, but very few people talk about it.
Q: Yes. But - it's just a tangle of fighting spirit (laughs).
With the fighting spirit can drink anything. And even at a time to eat yams (laughter)
And: Although Yoshiki a multifaceted character, but in fact it's simple: a "man with a fighting spirit" (laughter)
Q: I guess you could say. This is probably my manifested in everything.
And: If continuously monitor, it becomes clear.
Q: Really? And what about what about alcohol I am weak.
Q: In what sense?
Q: Yesterday, for example, I do not want to drink, but gradually came to fighting mood. I really did not want to drink, first I drank oolong tea. But then I thought that somehow it's sad and decided to have a drink. He began to drink and thought that today somehow goes without mood, so it is necessary to add.
Q: That is, it does not depend on whether tasty or tasteless.
Q: It does not depend on. Only fighting spirit (laughs). After all this I was not well, and I decided to drink milk. With my fighting spirit drank 10 cups of milk. However, when I got home, it was bad.
Q: If there is a fighting spirit, I can drink anything. Or eat yams at a time. Do not try?
Q: Just fighting spirit! Or can drink vinegar.
Q: And try! (laugh). And I had ate watermelon at a time. Bring a watermelon, and I again - and eat it with the skin! (laugh). Fighting spirit!
Q: (laughs) That's stupidity!
Q: Stupidity? This fighting spirit!
And: If God, who is responsible for the morale, he would see it from the sky, you would be punished for this!
Q: to punish? (laugh)
Q: But in general, I also ate eggplant at a time.
Q: Really? So, we like!
And: Yes, exactly.
Q: In general, morale - it's a good thing, not only when you drink.
Q: Well, yes ..
Q: So I can ever drink oolong tea, though the water, I'll be fine. And, another thing remembered. In high school, I once drank about 4 liters of water and lost consciousness (laughter).
Q: That's stupidity! (laugh)
Q: I do not remember why, Senpai told me: "Drink water!" I said, "I will drink, but for that you also drink!" And we were drinking together. A hard drinking water, not beer. I do not know why, but I did not want to lose. Of course, it's bad (laughs).
Q: Well, if it goes on like this, Yoshiki, the "man with a fighting spirit," quickly finds a tragic end to his life.
Q: Maybe so (laughs). But I have a really strong morale.
Q: In the end, everyone has to a greater or lesser extent, be your own producer. And Yoshiki -artista, which is responsible for the creation of works of art must necessarily be both of these features - chivalry and fighting spirit.
Q: Yes, yes.
And: Remember, drawing the structure of a living cell? Any wall is a cellular membrane, is within the cytoplasm, which houses the core, Golgi apparatus and mitochondria. If you compare Yoshiki with a cell, it will be located in the center of a variety of individual, but as the cytoplasm - chivalry and fighting spirit. Like this!
Q: Phew! (laugh)
And I drew a diagram. "This is Yoshiki?"
Q: The main thing is the morale here (laughter).
Q: But you do not recognize self-expression without fighting spirit, human relationships, without chivalry?
Q: Yes. Therefore, if there is a fighting spirit, I portray in the video and the princess. It's all right. I'm not afraid. Although me and perceived as such, but the inside is still there, I have the courage, so we can say: "It's just one of my images."
My base - that, of course, fighting spirit
Q: So, if you have the willpower, you can portray anyone.
Q: Yes, all this is perfectly normal. I do have it.
Q: And so you can anything you want. And the drum over the physical abilities, and to strip naked and stand in the winter under a stream of water.
Q: What are the things you say! But we are talking about the shooting? (laugh)
And: Or during the telecast to kiss the actress (laughs).
Q: It was a penalty in the game, and as a man, I would be embarrassed to give up in this situation.
Q: But some of the people who watched this transfer may be thinking, "But, again, this is something Yoshiki pretend to be. Although X suspended their activity, one of the band members had gone, he would not calm down. " I think that this kind of error can not be avoided. Can you, including your fighting spirit, is relaxed to such words? Be honest.
And yes. In fact, at such times, and I used to think: "Think what you want!" But now, no matter depicting me something or show their serious side, in any case, the most important place, where he showed my work - is the next album H. And if there is a serious core, there is no need to worry about everything else. Besides, since I do not feel guilty, then let them piled on what I'm doing now. If you think I'm playing a role, and then let yourself think. "Come on, come on!"
And: And all the criticism does not hurt you?
Q: None. A skilled falcon hides claws.
And: This comparison is a little about that.
Q: I think so (laughs).
Q: So, you have a point of reference. And although you say that if different personalities will be too much, you can go crazy, but if you stay fighting spirit, then everything will be okay.
Q: What if the fighting spirit disappears, then I will probably lose my mind.
Q: That's right. If Yoshiki go crazy, you can be rest assured that his morale was gone.
Q: And if it's too much, too, have something strange?
Q: (laughs) To be honest, it can not be denied.
Q: But if you think well, when in me fighting spirit, there is no objective Yoshiki, who was watching me from the side. So, my point of reference, my rod - this is the fighting spirit!
And Yes, again for all individuals Yoshiki have fighting spirit, then there is no one to watch from the sidelines. Well, here we find - something eternal and exterminable.
Q: Yes, it is. But a person uses morale instead of armor, if it is something disturbing. Perhaps I, too, is the same to some extent. And so the people who actually have the courage, do not seem terrible.
So I do have a fighting spirit.