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02 February 2009 @ 09:41 am

Hey everyone, it's Jack again, filling in for... for... someone. :) I hope you enjoy this, it's just about all I've been listening to lately... Utada Hikaru's album HEART STATION.

Utada Hikaru (宇多田 ヒカル), also known by her fans as Hikki (ヒッキー), is a singer-songwriter, arranger and record producer in Japan and was born January 19, 1983. Hikki's debut album First Love became Japan's biggest selling album of all time with over 7.65 million copies sold in Japan alone to date. The release of her later works helped her remain one of Japan's top artist, with 3 of her Japanese studio albums being ranked in Top 10 best-selling albums ever in Japan (#1, #4, #8). She is also known for her two theme song contributions to Square Enix's Kingdom Hearts video game series: "Simple and Clean" and "Sanctuary". In 2007, her single "Flavor of Life" reached #2 in worldwide digital download yearly single chart with over 7.2 million downloads, and contributes to 12 million digital sales for her over the same year.

Utada Hikaru was born in New York City to Japanese parents with roots in the Japanese music industry. Her father, Utada Teruzane, was a record producer while her mother, Utada Junko, was an enka singer, performing under the stage name "Keiko Fuji." Utada Junko’s mother, and Hikaru’s grandmother, was a blind shamisen player (ごぜ, or goze). Hikaru made her first professional recording at the age of twelve. She did her recordings with her mother, releasing songs under a band named “U3” (also known as Utada 3) until 1996 when she started her first solo project, "I'll be Stronger." The "Cookin' With Moses Vocal" from this project was called the "Cookin' With Gas Vocal" on the promotional release. "I’ll Be Stronger" was the first song Hikaru wrote. It was released under the artist name "Cubic U," a mathematical reference to her being the third Hikaru 'power,' which was Hikaru's pseudonym before becoming a superstar in Japan. The song failed to release in the United States, and in 1997, she started her next project, though at first she was hesitant.

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21 September 2008 @ 11:35 am
You guys voted, and the decision was made!

tunes_daily will now have themed weeks!

Each week's theme will begin on Monday. Members are encouraged to leave ideas for themes on this post.

The first theme, which will begin tomorrow, is Colors.
(Song must have the word 'color' or name a color. Ex. "Baby Blue" by George Strait)

Thanks for participating in the poll!
21 December 2012 @ 11:31 am

Have an idea for a theme?

Post it here!

Past/Current/Future Themes:
September 22 - September 28: "Colors"
September 29 - October 5: "Techno/Dance" as requested by rachaelgrey
October 6 - October 12: "Traveling" as requested by sukuhov
October 13 - October 19: "Names" by popular demand!
October 20 - October 26: "Look Up" (songs mentioning the sky, the stars, heaven, flying, clouds, and anything else people must 'look up' to see.
October 27 - November 2: "Halloween" (songs must mention Halloween, witches, monsters, ghosts, blood, murder, or anything else Halloween-ish)
November 10 - November 16: "Comedy" (real comedians, or just songs that make you laugh!)
November 17 - November 23: "Look Down" (the opposite of "Look Up"!) as requested by aq_linkmeister
November 24 - November 30: "Covers"
December 1 - December 6: "Its a Holiday!"

14 September 2008 @ 11:42 pm

Today I bring delightful French pop music.  It's sunny, and danceable, and completely charming! Hope you enjoy it.
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24 August 2008 @ 01:24 pm

Today's pick is King Khan and the Shrines, an amazing mix of R&B, psychedelia, and garage rock. They're completely amazing, innovative, and put on one of the most intense live performances you could ever see. King Khan usually performs in ridiculous costumes, with a cheerleader, and a completely frenzied set of dance moves. I highly recommend them. There's no way you can't shake your ass to this music. My favorite song is Land of the Freak and I'm providing a video clip as further evidence of their awesomeness.
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20 July 2008 @ 08:26 pm

Hey kids! I'm Vanessa,  your new Sunday poster.  I figured I'd throw a little theme at you guys for my inaugural post.  This week: songs about music!  These are some of my favorites so I hope you enjoy them.
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20 July 2008 @ 10:51 am
Good morning everyone!

I am pleased to announce our new poster list!

The list is as follows:


SUNDAY: dogonwheels827 Vanessa
MONDAY: xc0l0rful Taylor
TUESDAY: littleamirgirl Zelly
WEDNESDAY: runtling Winstin
THURSDAY: aharlequingirl Gracie
FRIDAY: slash_a_holic Jack
SATURDAY: leillu Mari

STAND INS: xenylamine (Jack), lostacanthus (Jessica), touchthestars (Jessica), musicaltwin07 (Melissa).

So welcome new people and hooray for the old, for we still love you guys too! XP

Also, here is a cool idea. How would you guys feel about making an exclusive 'tunes_daily mod-ly type icon'!? =D Let me know if any of you are interested in having one, or even more helpful, interested in making one! ^.^
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20 May 2008 @ 06:11 pm

I don't really have much to say, so on to the musica.

what"s all this talk about horses and wars? put yourself in the place of the man at the forge!Collapse )
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