|Posted by Anna H. on October 1, 2016 at 7:05 AM|
How's it going my gumdrops? This past week has been so chaotic offline with more family emergencies, that I did not have the chance to publish another blog. It was bad enough reliving the physical pain from my last car accident from 3 years ago.
Honestly, the last 2 months especially last month has been hell for my family and I. Hopefully, this month will be an improvement because I seriously need a break.
Yesterday, I changed the music on the main page. It's only fitting to have the original theme song to John Carpenter's Slasher, Halloween during the month of Halloween. It helps to set the mood. If I have some better luck this month, I may be able to publish a blog explaining about Shinigami in Japanese folklore.
The topic of Shinigami has been backburned, throughout this year. I really mean to explain more about it. Because 2016 has been so chaotic and the days have been so unpredictable, I have yet to address various other topics. It's not easy when monkey wrenches are constantly being thrown into your plans.
Speaking of Shinigami, if you are an Anime fan and have been subscribed to It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns within these 2 last years, you may recall me publishing at least 2 blogs about Shonen Supernatural Anime, featuring Shinigami.
Death Note is 1 of the 2 examples of Shonen Supernatural Anime, which features Shinigami.
If you watched the Anime for Death Note within the last 10 years via online streams in Japanese and/possibly on Adult Swim in English Dub, both the opening and ending theme songs should be very familiar to you. At least the opening and ending theme songs from Season 1, anyway.
"The World" Featured As Death Note's Season 1 Opening Theme Song (2006)
"Alumina" Featured As Death Note's Season 1 Ending Theme Song (2006)
Both songs were performed by the Japanese Rock band, Nightmare. The videos above are of Death Note except the opening and ending scenes are creditless versions from the Anime. "The World" and "Alumina" can both be found on the original Death Note Soundtrack and on Nightmare's 4th album, The World Ruler.
Nightmare has a somewhat eclectic musical style. The J-Rock band experiments with genres and sub-genres such as Alternative Rock, Progressive Rock, Hard Rock, Gothic Rock, Pop Rock, Heavy Metal, Jazz, and Electronica. Judging by the music sub-genres I listed, they are mostly a Rock band.
"Alumina" is still my favorite song by Nightmare, 10 years later. If I could, I would make this song my cell phone's ringtone. If memory serves me right, the character Misa Amane has "Alumina" as her ringtone in the Death Note Anime.
Nightmare originally formed in 2000 and over the last 13 years, the J-Rock band has released 10 albums and 30 singles. That is A LOT of singles for a band, that has not existed for 20-30 years.
Then again, I must remember that Japanese entertainers must always be involved in every little social event, in order to remain in the public eye.
There is so much more to learn about the band, Nightmare and J-Rock in general. Within the last month or 2, I had the music video for "The World" featured on my main page.
I don't know if most of you pay close attention to the main page here on It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns. I changed the music on the main page because I wanted to share some J-Rock for Song Saturday. I haven't done so in quite a while.
Also, I wanted to share more about Nightmare, since we are now in the month of October. Some of you have already been exposed to Nightmare and are vaguely familiar with the band because of Death Note.
Meanwhile, most people know very little, if anything about J-Rock, especially since K-Pop groups are currently "trending." If you want to learn more about J-Rock, you have to be open-minded and interested in listening to it.
Would you like to see more J-Rock and/J-Pop featured for Song Saturday? If so, let me know.
However, I will warn you in advance that Babymetal will NOT be on the list of J-Rock bands I will feature.
With that being said, here is Nightmare's "The World" for today's Song Saturday.
Nightmare "The World" Death Note Original Soundtrack (2006); The World Ruler (2007)
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Categories: Song Saturday