Monday, July 31, 2006

Sesame Street’ Meets Japanese Pop In Cute Novelty Song

BANGKOK, Thailand (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Dan Bloom was raised on Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein in America, but it took moving to Thailand and listening to the sounds of Asian languages to inspire his songwriting muse.

And now he wants to share that spark with the world – or kids who want to learn Japanese, anyway.

He’s written a “Now I Know My ABCs”-type song, called “The [Learning] Haranga Song,” and it’s for learning the syllable sounds of the Japanese language.

Bloom thinks the quirky and cute song would be great “on Sesame Street,” sung by Randy Newman – and maybe with a Hello Kitty muppet singing backup.

Says Bloom, “The beginning of a jazz scat using the exact sounds that make-up the 44 vowel syllabi is exactly a riff from the sounds of Japanese language.”

Bloom knows it’s a dream, but if the song caught on and they filmed a video for MTV, he wouldn’t mind, adding: “I am one of those people who never grew up.”

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