DEAR MY G-LOVERS

My voice can be heard
on GACKT Blomaga so,
those who want to read it all, check out the Blomaga

※This article is an excerpt from the
“GACKT’s Trashy Stories” corner in the Blomaga.

【Delivered thrice a month】
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Well then,
consecutive days of lives continues to surge at us but,
we somehow managed to survive.

The sight of you shouting out,
pushes me forward.
Right now I’ve completely lost my voice but,
I think it’ll return
within these few days before the next live.

2016-mag30-blog-01Just the other day,
during my 3 days of free time
I engaged in a bit of light work in Taiwan but,
my spirit was refreshed.

I finished my work in the afternoon,
and at night I met my friends
and had a meal.

That was all I did but
I managed to reset
my mind that has been in a mess.

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Just by strolling in the city
on my own,
just by taking in the interesting sights,
the me who stood there for an hour
watching my surroundings
probably changed…

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2016-mag30-blog-06I guess
they’ve always wanted
to capture this building in a picture.
I kept watching
a couple who spent close to 40 minutes taking photos.

Maybe some kind of desire
grew in me as well.
I don’t really know.

In this way, I made time
to renew myself.

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In the time spent with friends,
hints were born from our conversation
and became yet another spark for creating a new business.

Thinking about it over and over again,
doing work that is outside of the music, too,
started soon after I went solo.

Initially I failed,
and oftentimes I couldn’t
I couldn’t put things together well too.

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2016-mag30-blog-12Now,
I’m able to
build things up accordingly
in a range of various businesses.

One reason for this and what kick started this,
more than anything,
is because I poignantly felt
the decline of the music industry around the year 2000.

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The recording companies which were drowning in the CD bubble,
and the producers,
only looks deeply into the productivity levels of music output,
and instead of creating musicians who can compete and win at concerts,
they created musicians made of hype and commercials.

Feeling extremely foreign to that in that time
was what pushed me to move into other businesses.

『This movement is insane…
It’ll definitely collapse…』

That was what I felt.

2016-mag30-blog-15At the same time,
the feeling that 【CDs will disappear】
I felt right in the middle of the CD bubble,
also came true.

In other words,
it was my prediction
that musicians will be significantly
unable to make a living just by selling CDs.

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At that time, many musicians
were simply going all out
to sell as many CDs as possible.

For myself, before I became part of a recording company,
I indeed did make CDs but
I already had no interest at all
in the act of 【selling CDs】.

Because it doesn’t tie in at all
with the future of creativity.

Instead my music,
has a more core direction,
can be said to be eccentric,
is music that I take seriously,
and something that isn’t made
for the aim of karaoke at all.

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Of course,
that is also reflected in the CD sales.
But,
I don’t think
that that is a mistake on my part.

Because instead of making songs that aim to sell well,
I believe that there is significant meaning
in writing songs that only I can create instead.

【I can just earn money from other businesses】

That was the answer that I gave.
It can be said that reaching that conclusion,
is in the making of the present me.
Because there was that point in time,
because that decision was made,
that I can make the music that I want to leave behind
and fully create the stage that others will call crazy
in this way.

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2016-mag30-blog-21I also have to thank a fair number of friends
who feel the same as me.

Many office musicians, as expected,
are chasing after sales.
If you’re saying that it’s normal, it is but…
With that method of doing things, that way of thought,
I might have disappeared long ago.

Even now, like this,
the creation of the LAST VISUALIVE
is the result of spending that unbelievable amount of time,
pushing through with our convictions,
the friends who believed in this,
and all of you being here for me
and believing that GACKT is fine as he is.

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I’m often called 【eccentric】 but,
that recognition to me is not really there.
Rather,
when people around me look at me
there are actually more who think
「How odd…」.

Well,
to me myself,
if I can live without feeling uncomfortable
anything that people around me say about me
is a good thing though.

2016-mag30-blog-24The world is an interesting place,
but in any case, there is a tendency for people
to attack minorities who are different than themselves.

If there are people who are concerned about that,
then there’s nothing to be worried about.
There’s no need to be the same as those around you.
What’s important is to make sure and believe that your way of living
is not wrong,
and be confident about it.

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If around you, there is someone
who says things like
「I want to live like the people around you!」 to you
maybe you’re not smiling enough yourself.

“Each one of us has a fire in our heart for something.
It is our goal in life to find it and to keep it lit”

Live with a smile.
With a wonderful smile.
If you do that, people like those will disappear too.

Well then,
I guess I have to go for a shoot.

GACKT

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My voice can be heard
on GACKT Blomaga so,
those who want to read it all, check out the Blomaga

※This article is an excerpt from the
“GACKT’s Trashy Stories” corner in the Blomaga.

【Delivered thrice a month】
http://ch.nicovideo.jp/channel/gackt

With regards to the use of the images from the GACKT Official Blog, they cannot be used for commercial means, adult sites, or prompts linking to other sites,
use in news sites, reproduction on personal blogs or SNS are authorised.

In such cases please indicate【GACKTオフィシャルブログ GACKT.com より転載】(GACKT Official Blog GACKT.com All rights reserved). However, if our company deems your site to be inappropriate, posting will be immediately prohibited.
(c)G-PRO inc.

Source: GACKT Official Blog

Translation: GACKT ITALIA Team

Translation © GACKT ITALIA

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