To celebrate the fact that the GazettE is coming to Europe, I intend to share pictures & TEXTS from the SHOXX FiLE Editions 1 & 2, starting from the beginning.
If you like them, then I recommend you to buy the editions. For example at CDJapan:
SHOXX FiLE Edtion.1 | the GazettE 2003 – 2007
SHOXX FiLE Edition.2 | the GazettE 2007 – 2009
Now and then, the GazettE members wrote small columns in the jrock magazine SHOXX, called “Red Motel” and these can be found in the FiLE Editions. The texts are originally in Japanese, but I found some translations for you.
The funny thing about Red Motel, is that the topic was determined by the previous GazettE member, so it could be about absolutely anything!
Red Motel #6
Ruki : Advice to the fans
Hello. Ruki here. Wow, it’s already our 6th edition for this corner? It’s really popular!
Well my topic for today is [If the other member’s name is….]. What kind of a stupid topic is that? Oh well, the topic came from Kai so there’s no helping it. Err, if I can change the other member’s name… Uruha will be Yamazaki. Aoi is Yamamoto, Reita is Takayama and Kai is Atou! And that’s the end for boring topic!
So what now? Let’s talk about something else. I’m really worried recently about our fan’s bad behaviour. 1st are those who take stuff out from our official home page. 2nd are those who sell our songs by copying the CD. 3rd are those rude fans who give us a bad reputation at the live houses…. I feel angry just by writing this down. 3rd are those rude fans who give us a bad reputation at the live houses…. I feel angry just by writing this down.
About the 1st group of people. They’d say, “Do people even delete the stuff they get from the internet anymore? Upload all over!” Guys, if you see people like this, please stop them from doing so. It’s kind of rude to do so.
And the 2nd group of people… I can understand if you copy our CDs but… I found out there are people selling them copied CDs! What you’re doing is evil. Please stop selling copied CDs.
And the 3rd group are the rude fans at lives! They are the worst of them all! I get angry when our fans are waiting for us outside the live house after a live and all I could hear is “Move away- move away!” I understand if you’d say “Move away” if something dangerous is oncoming but… it’s the evil kind of push-shove-move-away I don’t like. And I think I’ve written it in my blog before, but please don’t save a spot for your friends at lives. Seriously, stop doing that eh!
I can only hope and believe that my words will reach you. I’m not just telling you things I hate but I just want you to understand my situation. Hmm… I’m sorry. Am I a bad person? Please don’t take my words the wrong way, I hope what I’m trying to convey reaches your heart!
Next up is Uruha. His topic is [The day I became a person]. Even if it kills you, please continue to follow our Red Motel corner…. Bye.
Translation source: Gentle lie