Hey guys! I been lagging on the results from recent Battle of the Songs. I am sorry about that/ This is a catch-up post for those who keep record of the Battles ‘ results.click here for the results
One of my new favorites is a rock band called Fire TIger! I love their energy, their vocals, and just about everything about this band. This is the kind of music I love to music: electrifying classic/power rock.
I recently had an interview via email with the band singer, Tiff. Check out the interview below the cut as well as my favorite song by the band and their latest release.click to read the interview
It’s finally April! I am done with the play that I was involved with. I also started another year of work this week. And, as they announced on Monday, we are going to welcome the new era of Reiwa (令和) very soon.
I am still catching up on some R&R as my weekend was spent with the play, which was fun but took a lot of energy. I was so tired and sore on Monday. I will try to recover by this weekend. I still have a lot of things to write about. I am soooo behind on my Eurovision series.
For this Battle of the Songs, I decided to do a battle centered around a song that I wanted to see enter the arena for a while. I was thinking about doing a “fools” theme as Monday was April’s Fool. But, it’s kind of too late.
Don’t be sad! This battle is so excited!Continue reading
This week’s 4M is a free choice week. Since a local adaptation of James Brock’s rendition of Aesop’s Fables, which I am a part of, will open this weekend only at a local playhouse here in Nagoya, I dedicate this 4M to the fox.
Everyone knows about the “Tortoise and the Hare” from the Aesop’s Fables collection! But have you heard “The Fox and the Sour Grapes”? Or even the “Donkey and the Lion Skin”? Or perhaps, “The Fox and the Crow”?
Why did I choose the fox for this 4M? Well, that is because I am playing the character of the Fox in one of the fables. I also play the role of Betty who is a bit of a snob and wants everything her way, think Gretchen Wieners from Mean Girls or a snobby rich girl from Clueless. (Note: This play features humans transforming into different animals, It’s also an ensemble play.) I can’t reveal the whole story (but you can find parts of the play on Google Books) as you have to come to Nagoya to see it! Of course, I can post the highlight video when it comes out.click here for the songs
Happy 1st Day of Spring! It has unofficially started today as temperatures reached 19°C/68°F here in Nagoya. There is no cherry blossoms yet as the trees near my apartment are still bare. But, the tree pollen has be abundant, which is good for my allergies.
I been nominated for three awards this month, which one of them I was nominated twice. I am going to post each award in different posts this week and next. This week, I want to focus on the Versatile Blogger Award. I got one from Arianne, the author of The College Student’s Guide to Motherhood, and one from Women With Gifts International.
I want to thank both Arianne and girls behind Women With Gifts International. for nominating me with such an award.
But, like the title said, there is a twist!click to find out what this “TWIST” is
I was able to conduct an email interview with an upcoming folk artist Alicia Stockman. She will release her new single, “The Problem”, this week on March 8. I was able to talk about this song as well as her musical journey, background, and what should listeners take away after listening to her music. She has really interesting answers.
Check out her newest single “The Problem” at the end of the post. This song is a must listen as it is powerful, soothing, and a pleasant listen. This song not only showcases Stockman’s brilliant way of crafting lyrics but also her talented musicality skills and beautiful vocals.Read the interview by clicking here
As a preschool teacher, I use a lot of songs in my classroom about a variety of subjects: animals, letters, phonics, planets, etc. That is why when Patrick from Adventures at Weseland, the honorary 4M host for this month, chose this week’s theme of “How Music Educates Us,” I thought to myself: “This is easy!”
Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut, I didn’t go with preschool songs for this post (well, I did cheat a little bit and you will see why later). I choose a subject that is very dear to my heart.Read More and Listen!
How was your February? Did you accomplish all your goals? Or, did you have a rough month?
They say that January is one of the most depressive or happiest month or oneself. I would classify February the same way too. Although in February, you get more precise about your New Years’ goals and learn from the failures from January. Was February a happy month for you or was it a sad one?
(Warning; This is a long post that is divided into three pages. Music is on the third page;)What about me?
I am starting up the “Featuring…” series again! If you an artist or a band that has a new release out or needs promotion, feel free to email me, and I will feature you on this blog! You can find out how to email me with your material and more information HERE! I can’t wait to hear from you!
Just a fair warning before we start today’s feature: the song featured in today’s post might contain language that is not appropriate for little ones. So, if you want to listen to the song and have children around, it is best to wear some headphones.
That being said, let’s take a listen to today’s featured artist and song.
According to Cathy, today is National Battery Day. I didn’t know there was such a day! I searched online to find out what it is about. What I found that, according to the National Day Calendar, it is a day “to appreciate the convenience batteries provide to our everyday lives.” It is a great day to check your fire alarm batteries to see if they are working as well as your emergency supplies like battery-powered radios and flashlights. I know my smoke alarm works, I accidentally set it off some months ago when I used powerful chemicals to kill a bug on the ceiling. I wasn’t harmed (the chemical spray is used to paralyze cockroaches) but I was scared when this sound came on:Continue reading