ラルク の ため に (Laruku no tame ni) means For Laruku
Last year, 2010, I have started a series of tribute for the band that has stolen my heart since 2001. That tribute was for my pre-celebration year. The real celebration is this year. 2011 is L’Arc~en~Ciel’s 20th anniversary and my 10th anniversary as a dedicated Cieler.
I have been listening to their music for the past 10 years and I haven’t seen any sign that I will stop listening to them anytime soon. During those years, I practically listen to their songs everyday and watch their concert almost every week. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t listen to bands or music beside Laruku, I still listen to other bands but I always managed to squeeze one or two songs by Laruku in between those other bands. I admit that I am addicted to their music, an addiction that I called as LarcHolic.
I now declare that the series of tribute has officially ended 🙂 it was such a great year. I have spent 12 months reviewing each album that Laruku has released in their 20 years career. It wasn’t an easy task because I am so used to their songs. I have been listening to songs from Dune, Tierra, Heavenly, True, Heart, Ark, Ray, and Real for 9 to 10 years, Smile for 7 years, Awake for 5 years and Kiss for 3 years. I know I love their songs but at some points, I sort of already forgotten the reason that makes me love them in the first place. I have to dig deep into my memory and try to recollect the memory when I first heard each song.
As I said before, I won’t do a monthly tribute anymore BUT that doesn’t mean I stop writing about them each month…my dear, that would never happen!! They are the first reason I start writing a blog (books, movies, music, and everything else are things that come out later). The first post I have ever written was about my love for L’Arc~en~Ciel. The blog itself used to be called as LarcHolic.
Starting from this month, the tribute is changed into monthly post called Laruku no tame ni. Unlike other monthly post with only 1 icon. This monthly post has 3 icons for 3 different purposes.
I’ll be using this icon whenever I talk about their live performances. I am planning to write all their live performances, but I won’t be doing it each month…all in its good time. I have more than 20 Live Performances from 1993 to 2008.
The concert I have reviewed before this post:
- Awake Tour (in Indonesian Language)
- Asia Live (in Indonesian language)
- 15th L’Anniversary WOWOW edition
- Theater of Kiss
- Are You Ready? また ハ-ト に火 を つける! In Okinawa
I am often wondering how big will my love grow if I ever got a chance to see them Live in front on my eyes, not just from DVD or downloaded file. I like Muse but I love them after I saw them Live in Jakarta, meanwhile I haven’t seen Laruku and yet I love them more than any band ever created in this world.
This icon is for any news I want to share about them. It can be about their newest single or album or even their personal life. Basically, all news about them.
This last icon is for everything else beside the two mentioned earlier.
ラルク が 本当 に 大好き だから、 この ラルク の ため に ポスト を 書きます。 ハイド-さん、 ゆきひろ-にちゃん、 けんちゃん、 てっちゃん、 いつまでも すてき な歌 を 作る お願いします。
How I wish I can be there!
Stadium Live 2 Days
at Ajinomoto Stadium
2011.05.28 (Sat) and 29 (Sun)