I'm mad at my mom's computer. I've been trying to record myself singing a L'Arc song so that I can show everyone since I'm finally home, but each time I record the dang audio keeps badly lagging and cutting off and stuff. It's extremely frustrating! C'mon technology, I've been waiting forever to finally get to do this! Can't you be nice to me just once?! Sigh...
Alright, time for today's challenge question...
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Day 21 - Your favorite song from Ray
I absolutely adore Kasou, Sell My Soul, Honey, Ibara no Namida, Snow Drop, and Shinshoku ~lose control~ to pieces and I have a lot of emotional attachment to these songs (and to the entire album, for that matter, if ya haven't noticed already ;D), but I have to choose between them. Sigh...I really don't wanna choose between them...I can't choose between them. But I know I gotta try! If I managed to answer this question for Ark, then I can do it for Ray as well, right?
Okay, so since Ibara no Namida and Snow Drop have already been used as answers to previous questions I can take them out and focus on the songs that are left.
I think...I'm gonna go with Shinshoku on this one. Because I love the odd meters in the song and the overall atmosphere that the song presents (what would you call that atmosphere? Dark? Creepy?). It's really fun to listen to. I probably chose this song because I had just watched them perform it live on their 20th L'Anni concert DVD the other day and I'm continually amazed by the performance. I think I'm kinda in a Shinshoku-ish mood right now, so I guess that could be another reason for my choice.
...Hmmm, I feel like I've been picking my answers rather impulsively lately...
Day 22 - Your favorite song from Real
Hmmm, favorite song from Real......well, it'd have to be between The Nepenthes, Love Flies, A Silent Letter, and Stay Away, for sure. They're all very good songs, although I admit to falling in love with most of them from hearing them be performed in later live performances instead of the album itself -- Actually, I think that goes for a lot of the songs I like. I Didn't like them as much until I experienced the live versions. But whatever, it doesn't matter too much :P
So! I think that I'm going to go with the song A Silent Letter as my favorite. Because it left a very big impression on me when they performed it live, when there are bright lights shining into the tiny mirror ball hyde's holding and then it floats away in the middle of the song. Awesomeness! But I actually liked hearing this song from the album first X3
Day 23 - Your favorite song from Smile
I think it's gonna have to be Lover Boy, because I met my closest friends -- who also happened to be Laruku fans -- through the shared love of this song.
We were all sitting in my friend's dorm room, chilling out and playing on our computers, when my friend says, "man, I really want to listen to Lover Boy right now..." and all the other people in the room nod and voice their agreement. Upon hearing this I instantly glance up at him from my laptop and say "from who?", and he goes, "you know, from that band L'Arc~en~Ciel? I love that song".
And then I proceed to glomp him X3
Oh, how awesome it feels to learn that your new acquaintances are fans of L'Arc. I will never forget that day...
So yeah, Lover Boy is my favorite because of that day :D
Day 24 - Your favorite song from Awake
Heh, this one is so easy. It has to be Trust for me. And the reason why is just like a lot of the others: I have a particular memory associated with this song. And quite the beautiful one, too.
You see, I had just bought the whole album on iTunes and was very excited about it. I couldn't wait to listen to the songs on it but I really wanted to be alone for this, so I take my iPod and headphones and run out of the house and dash into the forest (which was only about 30 feet from our back porch) over to the tiny clearing I often go to in order to be by myself. It's about 8 o'clock at night and already completely dark outside, but the lights from the sky are pretty bright so I can see where I'm going, and so I plop myself into the middle of the clearing and put in my headphones. The entirety of the sky above the clearing is completely cloudless and dotted with the bright white of millions of tiny stars, the moon resting a couple of feet above the tops of the surrounding trees. I stare at the sky contentedly, the excitement fluttering and growing inside me, until I can no longer wait any more and decide that it's time to take a listen to my new songs.
Now, usually I listen to the songs of a new album in order, but for some reason I decide to pick a random song to start off instead. I decide on listening first to the song titled "Trust", and so I lay down, put the iPod beside me, choose the song, and press play. And as soon as I hear the quiet bass boom and the slight dissonance of the guitar I'm slowly eased into a deep trance; I just lay there and stare up at the sky, which seems to get brighter and brighter as the song continues on. As I listen on, a strange feeling of what I can only describe as awe begins to overwhelm me and I try to shake the sudden urge to start giggling at the strange bubbling up of emotions inside of me. At one point I even almost cry, which was weird because I'm not used to feeling like that. The emotions the song was evoking in me are just incredible.
When the song finally ends I press pause and stare up into the shining sky for a bit. I wonder about the message the song was delivering through the music and lyrics. And then I decide that I want to hear it again and restart the song. I do this a couple more times until I eventually decide to continue listening to the rest of the songs. I already knew that my favorite song was going to be Trust.
So now every time I listen to this song I'm instantly taken back to the clearing where I first listened to it, the feelings rushing back to me like they always do.
Still to come:
Day 25 - Your favorite song from Kiss
Day 26 - Your favorite B-side
Day 27 - Your favorite P’Unk~en~Ciel’s song
Day 28 - Some goods you own
Day 29 - A cover by yourself
Day 30 - Your “all time” favorite song
- The L'Arc 30-Day Challenge -- Day 24