13 April 2010

Victory Song

UPDATE -- Fuji TV has had removed the video that someone posted on Youtube (and that I had embedded below -- but the audio is still up, see also below) ... so here is a photo of Senme back in the early days (December 2009), when they were just starting their many years of hard work to become a successful acapella group, and another photo of them in our living room celebrating the victory with their big shiny plastic trophy (April 2010).



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Not cycling related, but as anyone who has been near me these past few weeks knows, my son's singing group appeared tonight on the 10th national "Hamonepu" acapella singing contest on Fuji TV, and they won! How can you compete with 6 kids about to graduate from high school and go their separate ways--around the world to different places for university and their futures--singing a song like this. So as you listen, just think about MOB's impending departure from these shores across the sea, and think of others who have left our fellowship in recent years ... and you, too, might just shed a tear.



And the performance that got them into the finals:

9 comments:

Manfred von Holstein said...

Congratulations - very nice indeed, and glad to know in the end they came in first, after the small disappointment a few months back. What a nice ending!

Jimmy Shinagawa said...

Excellent. Congratulations.

mob said...

This is great, congratulations to Geoffrey and his friends. After telling us many times on the rides about this, I can understand how proud you are.

Perhaps on the next PE club jersey we can add the Hamonepu logo plus "Winning Parent 2010" to give you the appropriate recognition in your new role as "Geoffreys father".

mob said...

Can I engage them for the Sayonara party on April 24th at Tama Jiman?

David L. said...

MOB:

Thanks.

As for Tama Jiman/Fussa, we may be able to get Senme for the farewell party, if we reschedule it, maybe for Friday afternoon 4PM on the 23rd at my house, or at least near Futako. ...

Maybe I can bring the music and lyrics for "Umi--Sono Ai" and we can sing it instead?

I've done big organized rides--a Century ride with thousands of participants--where one of the riders straps a boom box to his bike on a rack, and the team has music. So that would be another idea. Any volunteers?

Best,
David L.

mob said...

Yes, let's sing together!

Fuji TV removed the video from You Tube in the meanwhile unfortunately.

TOM said...

You must be a very proud father David! Wanted to show the clip to my wife last evening but the censorship guys had already removed it...

David L. said...

An audio only version is up on Youtube -- link is included in the blog entry.

TOM said...

Enjoyed it very much with my wife. Very contemporary and professional!