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J-POP: REMIOROMEN

Remioromen レミオロメン was formed in December 2000 with their current line up as a trio. …..and, of course, the drummer is hot enough even to endure that perfunctory drum solo in concert…..but my current buzz is Ryo-chan (be still my heart).

Okay girlfriends–the line up (and line forms to the left) is:

* Ryota Fujimaki (藤巻亮太 Fujimaki Ryōta), born January 12, 1980. Vocalist and plays guitar.
A GOAT

* Keisuke Maeda (前田啓介 Maeda Keisuke), born September 11, 1979. Plays bass guitar.
VIRGO

* Osamu Jinguuji (神宮司治 Jingūji Osamu), born March 5, 1980. Plays drums.
DREAMY PISCEAN BEAT

In 2005 the Japanese drama Ichi Rittoru no Namida (1 Litre Of Tears) used Konayuki as a theme song. Konayuki became one of the best selling singles of 2005. Well, Ryo-chan does seem passionate about the subject……

Fujimaki Ryoto’s (aka Ryo-Chan….aka Baby Chan….aka….well, nevermind) vocal range is similar to that of Rob Thomas’ (Matchbox 20). While limited, the quality in octave is strong, clean–’Wonderful and Beautiful‘–to listen to….Really a treat. It’s a clear tone that kinda haunts you enough to seek that trill again. Better buy the CD.

Their current single releases for 2008 are:

* Motto tooku e もっと遠くへ (30 July 2008)
* Tsubasa (4 October 2008)

Happy Birthday, Virgo

Happy Birthday, Virgo.

There is a DASH of “Felix Unger” to Virgo that I’ve never personally grooved to…that said: my daughter, my best friend, my business partner (one of them) and scores of everyone I know OWNS a Virgo Moon…or more precisely, their Virgo moons OWN Them (the moon equates to sort of what you do on ‘auto pilot’…) so having said that the Universe must indeed be sending me these individuals to help me straighten up my scattered life.

It works for them, because Virgo Sun and Virgo Moon always like to be of some use. They need to be needed as acutely as Pisces, their opposite sign.

Virgo is analytical and loves to make check lists. They make lists of their check lists. And, they feel compelled to go over them with you, too. Again and again and again.

They are ‘CONSTRUCTIVELY’ critical, but, before you haul off and hit them in the head with the nearest object NOT nailed down–remember that they are probably harder on themselves than they would be on anyone else. Ridden with anxiety, they strive for perfection in what they do. ….And, they’d like to help you do it, too (whether you want the help or not is irrelevant). And, they may very well be correct.

Of course, personal points: Sun, Moon, Midheaven, Node (of the moon–mathematical derivative), Ascendant (some astrologers refer to this as ‘rising sign’) are modified by aspect to one another, sign compatibility within one’s own chart—and oodles of other tiny details (Virgo–you should relish this part) that flavour the individual. Hence, if you were to read a cookbook and added cloves instead of a clove of garlic to spice up your spaghetti….well, you’re going to be in for an interesting experience.

Virgo is ruled by Mercury. Sort of a code share (too many flights) with Gemini. The difference, although both signs are mutable in nature (sort of preferring to address the progress of a situation by responding rather than initiating the action), is that Gemini has a Hell of a lot of irresponsible fun doing whatever it is and probably lacks the patience to see the task through to completion. Virgo does not. Unfortunately, they can beat a dead horse and not know when to ‘Drop It.’ Many astrologers correlate Virgo more to an energy blend of Vesta/Pallas (asteroids: see Martha Lang Westcott (Treehouse Mountain Press) for more details on how these space rocks tattle on all our dirty little secrets……and you Scorpios out there have all just perked up–ha, ha) with a dash of Dr. Spock thrown in for good measure.

The sign governs the sixth house of the zodiac traditionally (although it will vary within your own chart based upon your Ascendant/ Midheaven and any interceptions that you might have based on your time and place of birth). The sixth house rules one’s health, nutritional interests, exercise routines, duties that are often unappreciated by those around you, but that MUST be done. Clerical issues, filing, dentistry, daily chores–chop wood carry water.

The sun entered Virgo on 22 August this year at 2:02 PM EST and will depart (quietly) on 22 September at 11:45 AM EST. Now, since Virgo does enjoy the nitty gritty of it all, this timing WILL vary EVERY year. Therefore, if you are born on the 22nd, it would be ADVISED to check your time/date/place vs. Greenwich Meantime (GMT) because 29 degrees of Leo/Libra is much MUCH different than 0 degrees of Virgo/Libra. (People throw that: ‘Oh, I was born on the cusp” line around like ‘The check is in the mail.’ Don’t even go there.)

Famous Virgos:
Karl Lagerfeld
Claudia Schiffer
Michael Jackson
Sophia Loren
Hugh Grant
Prince Harry
Claire Sheehan
Martha Lang Westcott (Tree House Mountain Press)
Dr.Charles Peter

Pisces

Gone Fishin’? Ah, those dreamy souls swimming in the streams of life….before we get too cozy here, do remember that the Pirana is also a fish. Look at those razor sharp teeth the next time you underestimate the natives of this sign.

Usually very good in business (if they have some cardinal markings–i.e. capricorn/cancer/libra/aries). If not, well they are in the food service industry—-or both.
Usually health concerns, issues with their feet….issues with issues.
Whoa.

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