|Posted by Anna H. on July 2, 2016 at 7:30 AM|
How's it going my gumdrops? Yes, I am back with Song Saturday this weekend. I already know that many of you have been waiting for over 1 1/2 month.
Although, last week was more of a Song Saturday/Cartoon Sunday Combo, when I shared Dethklok's music video for "The Gears." I killed 2 birds with 1 stone, since I have really been pressed for time.
Honestly, I am rather disappointed in myself for backburning these regular blogs on It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns these last several months. As I predicted, 2016 has NOT been my year for much of anything. Then again, this has been a HORRIBLE year so far, for most people internationally.
When people and catastrophes are constantly throwing monkey wrenches into your plans, they make it difficult to accomplish much of anything.
This most definitely applies when there are constant family emergencies, setbacks before, during, and after interviews, dealing with a vengeful, sociopathic, cyber stalker, who's worse than having a crazy ex, etc.
Moving along, Song Saturday is back! Can you believe that Independence Day is in ONLY 2 more days? Once all the patriotic holidays are over on Tuesday, it will be time to change the scenery again for It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns.
For this weekend, the theme is fireworks. While working on this blog last night, our neighborhood could not help hearing fireworks from the outside. I actually live not too far away from another park besides Hart Park. There are also firework shows at Summerfest, which is in Downtown Milwaukee.
Now that I think about it, I haven't attended Summerfest in more than 2 decades. My family and I used to attend Indian Summer Festival, when I was a teenager. Because it is always so expensive to buy American Indian merchandise and because there are too many chain-smoking, crazy alcoholics, getting into brawls with random strangers before, during, and after Pow Wows, we stopped going.
Attending the Indian Summer Festival is too much like the trailer park raiding the Pow Wow for my family and I. This will probably offend some if not most, but the constant drinking, 2nd-hand smoke, fighting, and vandalism were never parts of our lifestyles.
Everyone has their own issues. However, some can at least TRY to maintain the peace and act more civilized, in order to NOT get ousted and/arrested in public.
As I was saying, the theme for this weekend is fireworks. Those who are fans of the Shonen Jump Action Anime and Manga, Bleach may be familiar with today's song. It comes from the J-Pop Rock band, Ikimono-gakari.
Their song "Hanabi," meaning fireworks in Japanese was featured as an ending theme song to Bleach. To be more specific, "Hanabi" was the 7th ending theme song to the series. It's also 1 of my favorite Bleach theme songs. Considering my favorite genres of music, "Hanabi" is a bit unusual for me to like as a song.
As most of you already know, Metal is my favorite genre. However, you may also recall that I do enjoy other music genres, including some J-Pop. I normally would NOT be a fan of listening to the harmonicas. Thus, Ikimono-gakari's "Hanabi" is an exception for me.
You can find "Hanabi" on Ikimono-gakari's debut album Sakura Saku Machi Monogatari. I'm sure that all you Bleach, J-Pop, and Anime Otaku fans were just dying to know, which album you could find the song. Now, you know. You're welcome.
Anyway, here is Ikimono-gakari's song, "Hanabi" for today's Song Saturday.
Ikimono-gakari "Hanabi" Sakura Saku Machi Monogatari [The Story Of The Town Where Cherry Blossoms Bloom] (2006)
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