Sunday, January 04, 2015

[Radio] ARASHI DISCOVERY of 31dec14 with Ohno Satoshi

Good morning. This is Arashi’s Ohno Satoshi.

Here’s today’s thought of the day; come on!

"Stability murders passion. Nervousness and anxiety gives birth to it."[1]

[BGM ‘Smile Again’]

Wonderful quote, isn’t it? Stability is a scary thing. This is a quote from French philosopher Alain's 'On Happiness'. If you have many things on your mind, that’s the condition that will produce a breakthrough. This was sent in by listener Eri-san. The message reads:
"Oh-chan, it’ll be Kouhaku pretty soon, huh? I’ve heard that even the veteran singers at Kouhaku get nervous. Is Oh-chan nervous? I’ve sent in this quote for Oh-chan who’ll be hosting and singing. For Oh-chan who has a hot heart, you’ll definitely convey your passion. May the White Team hold the championship pennant this year! I’d like to spend the new year with a smile."

Ahh. Man, it’s Kouhaku today, huh? Right now… Well, not quite yet, I guess? But in a bit we’ll be going to the venue, doing rehearsals, doing the purification ritual. And then like, we’d be eating in the green room. 

Well, there’ll be a lot of commotion. It’ll be the 5th time doing it. Each time, in the best sense, there’s always this nervousness. Since there’s so much commotion. And of course I never really have much memory of it. No detailed memories. (laughs) 

Will we be nervous? Ah, the first time hosting it, right, there was an incredibly… we were just nervous the whole time, the 5 of us. And naturally by the 5th time… Well, but I guess we’re enjoying it? It’s strange, since it’s Kouhaku, there’s that nervousness. You can feel it in your body the whole time.

But once the actual performance starts, like, rather than saying it’s fun… There are various artistes and all, and it’s quite fun watching from the curtains. So like, I love it. That nervousness. Mm. 

But man, that’s right, it’s already our 5th time. For Arashi, it’s been what, 3 wins and 1 loss? This year… the championship pennant! Man, this year, the 5 of us will hold it. If we win. If we win, that is. Then that… I can’t be the one holding that (alone). That’s what I think. (laughs) Why am I the one holding it? 

So honestly, if it happens, I’ll be unexpectedly thinking of that championship pennant. Mm. 

That’s right, though winning or losing is important, like, for one year… In the best sense, if we can tie up this Kouhaku. In the past 5 years? Man, like, it really feels like it ends the year. It’s incredible. When this Kouhaku ends. 

Even so, this year, too… Today…

Well, Arashi has performances too, so please keep watching right til the end! We’ll do our best. 

And on that note, folks, please have a great new year. See you next year - and see you tomorrow!

That’s all; this was Ohno Satoshi! 



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