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Strong In The Rain



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ORIGINAL POETRY IS " AME NIMO MAKEZU" BY KENJI MIYAZAWA, The one of the most famous poetry in japan written in early 1900s

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Strong in the rain.

Strong in the wind.

Strong against the summer heat and snow

He is healthy and robust

Free of all desire

He never loses his generous spirit
Nor the quiet smile on his lips

He eats four go of unpolished rice
Miso and a few vegetables a day

He does not consider himself

In whatever occurs...his understanding

Comes from observation and experience

And he never loses sight of things

He lives in a little thatched-roof hut
In a field in the shadows of a pine tree

If there is a sick child in the east

He goes there to nurse the child

If there's a tired mother in the west

He goes to her and carries her sheaves

If someone is near death in the south

He goes and says, ‘Don't be afraid'

If there's strife and lawsuits in the north

He demands that the people put an end to their pettiness

He weeps at the time of drought

He plods about at a loss during the cold summer

Everybody calls him ‘Blockhead'

No one sings his praises
Or takes him to heart...

That is the sort of person

I want to be

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Hits: 5096
Comments: 13
Fans: 3
Plays: 478
Downloads: 122
Votes: 14
Uploaded: Jul 30, 2004 - 06:21:19 AM
Last Updated: Aug 24, 2004 - 12:31:41 PM Last Played: Feb 02, 2017 - 02:04:44 AM
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said 4802 days ago (July 30th, 2004)
All that funk
Might help if you add a space within "StrongIn" in yout
song title, otherwise people won't be able to search for it.

My word! This is a Mac digital voice! How original is that? I
can't believe I'm saying this...but it works!

koolpaw said 4790 days ago (August 11th, 2004)
Re:All that funk
thank u, i editted the song title :D

yeppo. its mac`s voice, old "text to speach" , current
"Speech" of OSX, i like this soft and happy to see its now included in OSX.

Eliza, Hypercard, KidPix and text to speech.. i love my mac :D

sorry to be late to reply and thaks for ur comment
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bloosman1 said 4784 days ago (August 18th, 2004)
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Mystified said 4660 days ago (December 20th, 2004)
What a fun listen this was :)
Great use of the Text Speech voice!
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Kevensor said 4649 days ago (December 30th, 2004)
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koolpaw said 4644 days ago (January 4th, 2005)
wow didnt notice that still someone has listened to this silly joke tune. :o
thank you very much for listening and i m verry happy to see someone liked the poetly.

im stilll on the way to fix my G4cube which can make run Garageband, havent played with it for long time....
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thetiler said 4644 days ago (January 4th, 2005)
This tune to me seems very powerful.
I enjoyed reading the information on the link you gave!

Thanks for sharing!!!

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Chimas said 4634 days ago (January 14th, 2005)
I love it! ...and the poetry is beautyful!
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koolpaw said 4630 days ago (January 18th, 2005)
ohh ty, thetiler and Chimas , im happy to see non-japanese liked this great poetry of Kenji Miyazawa.

usually, i dont read any poetry but This "strong In the rain" was so impressive when i read at first. i have seen his hand writing of memo at Kenji miyazawa musium when i was 14 yo. strong in the rain was really just a memorandom on his tiny notebook, and he wrote it when he was sick to death at midnight.

i hope Kenj in the heaven wont get mad at seeing what i ve done to his great work....
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koolpaw said 4524 days ago (May 4th, 2005)
ty,rcandrews .
i dint notice new comment was added on this song :o

this new system is kinda strange. it allows us to vote ourselves "Do you like this song"
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Drew Kopr said 4435 days ago (August 1st, 2005)
I like the contrast in the upbeat funk and the fairly depressing, but artful, poetry lines. Cool!
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TennesseeVic said 4429 days ago (August 7th, 2005)
Very funky!
Great organ parts! Almost makes me ignore those cheesy

No seriously, you get high marks for originality. The
electronic voice is very cool, and the backing track is very
well done. Variation in the rhythm, strong playing (at least I
hope they're not loops?).

Cool stuff.
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koolpaw said 4425 days ago (August 11th, 2005)
Very funky!
omg its the first song i have posted 1 year ago !!!
this is kinda amazing still someone find this :o

ah... these r all loops i remember lol.
they r all loops came with GarageBand disk(iLife04 disk), but i used 2 or 3 basic rythm loops mixing in to get some groove.

i got this idea looooooooooooooooooon time ago when i have listened to a record of jazz player "Billy Harper". he used 2 drummers for one song and gave it great groove.

yeah, i agree with u about crappy sound of horns of Garageband, it really sux for serious music, but doesnt it fit to silly joke songs?:p

Thank you very much for listning to this anyways
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