Iwasa Misaki sings her new single “First Drink”: Do you remember your first drink of sake? I sure don’t. I was in college, and already drunk out of my mind by the time someone asked me if I wanted to try some. I had to go to the liquor store the next week to buy a bottle so I could get my first sake buzz. Um … long story short, I ended up having it the next morning.
What — something wrong with rice for breakfast?
This is the first live performance of “Hatsuzake” (aka “First Drink”), her 4th single, which was released April 29. (Of course I already ordered it.) The song was written by Yasushi Akimoto. Youtube user AKB48SHOW#72(mitukunsp) posted this from AKB48 Show!. I noticed that the song is slowed down(?) from the studio version. (I am not sure if that is that is the way it was performed, or if the user was doing it for legal purposes, or what..)
Also the green lighting makes her purple kimono look much lighter than on the cover of her new CD. The light show is pretty good. She is lighted by an electric bamboo forest. Only a drunkard would think that the lighting is like absinthe.
I also snagged some images from the YouTube post. Most of them turned out OK.
Indeed, the young Idol and Enka-singer is finally able to legally drink sake, as she just turned 20 earlier this year.
Miss Misaki said that up to this time, her parents had forbidden her to drink it. You see, Wasamin is a “good girl”… (Denny rolls his eyes dreamily and gets a really goofy smile on his face).
Two cups? Wish I could have been there for that first drink of sake.
For Fans Only: Sorry, her explanation of the event was entirely in Japanese, and is not subtitled. Still, Wasamin says it all. See link here. I could watch it over and over again in HD, just because … you know. I could listen to her all day. I would just smile and nod.
OK, I’m not that drunk* so I think I can handle the Karaoke … here goes …
(You have to pretend that I’m singing).
* I only get intoxicated from Wasamin.
Starlight: Still waiting for my new CD-DVD combo from Japan, but I will post some observations when it gets here : )