Sunday, February 27, 2011

A meeting of interests

**Turn down youtube's volume before listening!! Or else the audio quality will be worse than it already is!!

Fractale is an anime airing this season and it's probably my favorite so far. It's based on an award winning light novel series by the same name. The ending song is a traditional tune "Down by the Sally Gardens" by W.B. Yeats, sung in both English and Japanese.

I really love this simple tune and I realized I have to start practicing violin again after about 3 years of absence. I also was out in lolita (Baby's Red Riding Hood) today, like usual except I forgot to get a pic (D:) But I was wearing it whilst playing to add a point of interest to a very short video.

Notes: I did record it with a camera phone (I should buy a mic one day ;_;)
I also had the mute on, so that's not the true sound of my violin. When I played without the mute, the phone mic made it way too shrill. It's still a little shrill, so listening it at half volume would probably improve it or something. I should figure out how to do that to the video itself...

Do you play any instruments?

Have a good week guys ~!


  1. Aww! this song ;u;! I remember it was the first song that i learned in chorus class in 6th grade. I still remember it and was singing along, haha! I suppose my intsrument would be my voice then ;u;. I'm not really the best singer though;;.

  2. I don't know the song, but it sounds absolutely beautiful! I envy you for being able to play the violin. I have tried it some times, but since I don't have one of my own, I can't learn more. 8( But I do play piano (have done so fooor... 13 years now) and I love to sing (been doing that even longer XD)! =D I also play the drums a little, just because it's awesome and my dad has taught me =3

  3. WOW, you're really good, your vibratos are so legit lol. Please post another video of you playing some time soon :)

    I think my expectations were too high for Fractale, I don't really like it much anymore. It's kind of meh, and all the characters are a little... annoying... :I

    Violin used to be my main instrument, though I could also play the piano, but during high school I learned how to play the bass & cello. Cello is my favorite now ♥

  4. I am musically-inept and that was really wonderful :D I am so jealous of your mad skillz!

  5. I started playing the violin last year and I guess it was one of the best decisions I've ever made. Your playing is really good!