Happy Easter!!…The Rainbow Connection. ^ ^

Hi minnasan! I hope everyone is having a wonderful and fun Easter Sunday! I'll celebrate Easter with a prayer as we don't tend to color eggs anymore……..I wonder if it has something to do with my not eating eggs anymore?… (._.;) Just a guess! 😛 But I do love the occasional egg fight which typically ensues during the following week………and also egg sandwiches..Yech! (゜ロ゜ノ)ノ……..egg salad..Yech! (゜ロ゜ノ)ノ………eggs in general Yech! 😛 But I do ♥ to color them nonetheless o(*´∀`)o゛♥.

In the past I posted a…..um somewhat scary bunny..or at least one "WU" said it was *scary*!! 😮 ……so this year I thought why not a most universally *touching* song~?

A perhaps strange inkling in me likes to consider even music outside of Japan to be "J-Pop" when it occurs in a Japanese drama…..strange I know but after watching 10-12 episodes and being absolutely glued to one's television for three months I can't help but begin to feel so *attached* to these theme songs even if they're not Japanese compositions. The drama I'm thinking of today is "恋がしたい恋がしたい" which stars Mizuno Miki, Watabe Atsuro, Kanno Miho, Oikawa Mitsuhiro, Tokoro George and Yamada Takayuki.

In a drama of mismatched loves and heartbreak…..you know when you have *feelings* for a particular special someone but those feelings are not reciprocated as you had so wished for….those were the underlying stories in this drama. I wonder if I am not alone here in those very feelings…..more often than not can be so hurtful but it's always the *hope* which keeps you pushing onward because we know…we just know that our *true* loves are out there somewhere for each and every one of us to find~ ………(゜∀゜)………。

So after three months of having a special emotional connection to this theme song as used in "Koi ga shitai koi ga shitai" I find myself considering this recording a "J-Pop" song in a truest sense….lol I know I'm most weird for this but within the workings of my emotions it's inevitable. And I so remember when I first went looking for it only to find it absent on any of the Carpenter's U.S. releases………….(picture me in a Borders store with a large question mark over my head!) (・c_・;)?It took me awhile to finally find and purchase this release….all the while feeling empty as I so wanted to own this song♪♪! :/

What's astounding about this recording is that it sat on the shelves literally hidden away for years……from what I've read in the liner notes it looks to have been kept hidden away for over two decades before finally being released. If any hardcore record collectors are reading this then I know that you understand what I mean when I say….isn't it odd when an artists/groups' recording is released exclusively outside of that artists/groups' very own country??? (・c_・;)?So is the case with the Carpenter's version of "The Rainbow Connection" which has seen an exclusive release in Japan….(if it's been released in the U.S. since please inform me! =) )……and to think that this was an 'outtake?' 😮 The orchestration was added years later as Karen Carpenter sang this without its full production and the recording was never used on any album until much much later in 1999 when the recording was re-introduced with post production leading to its eventual Japanese release on "as time goes by."

It's funny how a drama can lead to such a discovery as it did for me………….and while the drama itself remains as a sort of lukewarm experience the song performed by the one of the most beautiful voices ever from Karen Carpenter will forever remain a classic~. =) Her vocals will always be one of the most touching and memorable….and who can't but love "The Rainbow Connection"~……"the lovers the dreamers and me." =)

I hope you enjoy this most beautiful rendition of such an amazing and timeless composition for past generations and hopefully generations to come………………"The Rainbow Connection."  

~Happy Easter!~




Wait, isn't that a Kermit the Frog song? The Muppet Movie, right? It is a beautiful song MB. And on a personal note, the writer of it, Paul Williams befriended me when I was younger and actually helped me get into radio. I haven't seen him for a long time. But I will always remember him as someone who started me on my first true career path. And he is such an amazing songwriter too. An amazing catalog, and this song is right up there with his best stuff!

And I completely agree with you about theme songs and how they connect to us on a personal level. I can think a few myself that hold a special place in my heart.


Oh, and by the way, Happy Easter!!! ^ ^


Just about to head off to bed, but I wanted to say HAPPY EASTER MB! 😀 My day was filled with family fun and cute babies running around. ^_^ Hope you had a great one too! ❤

Upcoming egg fight, eh? lol

-You are sooo funny!

I was very surprised to see The Carpenters here! Wow!

-Hey! -Thats a cute bunny @ the end there!!!


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Oh i've heard this song before…I love this song!…My mum really loves this song to XD ❤ It's really touching :3 Really cute! ❤

Thnx for sharing! ❤


love carpenters T-T they are so great <3333

Now that you mention it I wish that I had the Kermit the Frog version too~! =D Now I wonder if that would be too bizarre seeing me drive around with Kermit singing in my car? ??? XD Wow that's amazing that you know the songwriter personally!! Are you working in radio now?….if you don't mind me asking. This is definitely one of the best written songs ever~!….and it doesn't matter if it's for younger children as the child in me is quite alive and well~! 😛

Hope you had a fun Easter CK…Happy Easter!

Happy Easter maiZe!! Sounds like you had so much fun!! = I really didn't do much for most of the day….no eggs….no coloring…..no eating of eggs……no egg fights……(*sigh*). :/

Happy Easter DK! Unfortunately no egg fights this year…….I guess it was inevitable as I don't even eat eggs anymore. :/ But the day was a fun one…..lol I'm so boring!! >_<; It took me so long to find this version of The Rainbow Connection….and I just had to have it after hearing it as the theme song for an entire drama~. Her voice is so pure and *sweet*. =)

Happy belated easter MB!

Happy Easter~!! Ah~ you made a bunny! (*´∀`*) I'd never owned this song before but after watching the drama "Koi ga shitai koi ga shitai" I had to find the Carpenter's version…..the problem being that it wasn't released in the U.S. as I checked all of their releases. :/ Thank goodness for Japanese import CDs to save the day~! =)

I hope you had a wonderful Easter Sunday~!

Karen Carpenter's voice is just so *pure* and unique….my parents used to listen to their music when I was little although I think she had sadly passed away by then. 😦 I really love this song!!

Happy Easter ♥Lovely♥~!! I hope you had a wonderful Sunday! (*´∀`*)

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About MorningBerryz

Lover and free spirit who's interests in Japanese culture and the like are insatiable. I am of pure Japanese/Okinawan descent, love my cats, sleep and am a bit naughty at times :).
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4 Responses to Happy Easter!!…The Rainbow Connection. ^ ^

  1. Anonymous says:

    hellllllllllllllllllllllo^^ i misssssssssss uuuuu
    ne nennenne !!is that James Morrison?? in the pic! *


  2. Anonymous says:

    Hi Junshin!! ^o^ I'm so sorry for my packing up and moving so suddenly and then doing it all over again. >_<; I promise to stay put here from now though. =)Oh it's Karen Carpenter's brother…..why can't I think of his name at the moment…..??? Richard? I think?


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