As a response to Myriam's postcard diary of October 1st, 2011
"Fuyu ga Hajimaruyo"
by Makihara Noriyuki
At Karaoke-kan, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Fuyu ga Hajimaruyo (Winter's Starting) - Makihara Noriyuki
"I thought the song Fuyu ga Hajimaru yo was appropriate to get you ready for winter that was just around the corner. The song explains why the boy bought not only a short sleeved shirt but also one with long sleeves for the girl's birthday in August, the middle of summer, which turns out his way of expressing his hope that the relationship would last till winter."
As a response to Keiko's postcard diary of August 22, 2011
"Toune d'automne" des Cowboys Fringants
Bar nos Aieux, 30 Octobre 2011
Les Cowboys Fringants - Toune d'automne
"Keiko’s diary make me think of the song "toune d’automne" which tells the story of a guy who's happy to see his sister returning from a long trip during fall. He missed her a lot and he is relieved that she finally returns. Autumn can be sad and gloomy, but with the arrival of his little sister, he felt a great comfort and brings him to see the arrival of autumn more positively. When I was younger, my sister left for a long trip and I use to listen to this song and think of her often. I understood the singer who was worried about her little sister and felt related to what was described in the song."
As a response to Myriam's postcard diary of April 7, 2011
"Kasa ga Nai"
by Inoue Yosui
At karaoke-kan in Shinjunku. August 2011
Inoue Yosui - Kasa ga Nai
" Myriam's diary in which she had to wash her hair in the kitchen sink made me think about everyday life as a chain of random odd things. I thought of the song "Kasa ga Nai (literary translates no umbrella)" by Inoue Yosui, for the obvious reference to water, and the way he suddenly changes one subject to another, from Japan's societal issues to him not having an umbrella and wanting to go see his lover. "