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by Jeff
Rated: 18+ · Message Forum · Music · #1970896
Once a year, we invite you to chronicle the music that has influenced your life.


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A 28-day writing challenge to share the Soundtrack of Your Life!



As Dick Clark once said, "Music is the soundtrack of your life." And whether you're a casual listener of one genre or have an insatiable appetite for compositions of all kinds, we each have a unique soundtrack for our unique life. There's even ample evidence that there's neuroscience behind the experience of listening to music. From a WIRED article on the subject:  

"When listening to our favorite songs, our body betrays all the symptoms of emotional arousal. The pupils in our eyes dilate, our pulse and blood pressure rise, the electrical conductance of our skin is lowered, and the cerebellum, a brain region associated with bodily movement, becomes strangely active. Blood is even re-directed to the muscles in our legs. (Some speculate that this is why we begin tapping our feet.) In other words, sound stirs us at our biological roots. As Schopenhauer wrote, “It is we ourselves who are tortured by the strings.”


This is a chance for you to share the soundtrack of your life, in your own words.


HOW IT WORKS

This is a daily challenge, beginning on February 1st.

You can sign up at any time, by posting entries in the forum.

Each day's entry must include:
         *Bullet* The song title and artist
         *Bullet* A link to a YouTube video or other site where we can listen to the track

You can choose any artist from any genre of music, including those with explicit content. Just make sure your entries are rated appropriately.

Create a new post in the forum below, with a link to each of your static items or book/blog entries. Do NOT post your entries or links to your musical choices directly into the forum! Any direct posts to the forum will be suspended and disqualified. You may include links to more than one entry per post. If you are doing book/blog entries, please make sure they're all posted in the same book/blog item for easy reference.

Your entries can be on any topic you choose: autobiographical, informational about the artist, poetry or a short story inspired by the music... whatever inspires you!

Catch-up entries are allowed if you get behind, but anything posted into the forum after 11:59 PM WDC time on the last day of February will be disqualified.


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THEME

Last year, we did weekly themes. This year it's one single theme all month long. And that theme is:

(RE-)NEW TO YOU

I want to know what songs you've either discovered or rediscovered in the past year. The songs can be new or old, as long as they're something you personally discovered (or discovered all over again after not hearing or thinking about it for ages) since the last Soundtrack of Your Life Challenge. Take us on a journey through all the music - both good and bad if you want to! - that's shaped the past 12 months of your life.


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PRIZES ~ READ THIS, TOO!

*Clef* ~ Each person who completes the entire 28-day challenge will receive the exclusive, specially commissioned Soundtrackers Merit Badge.

*Clef* ~ Those who complete at least 21 days by 11:59 pm on the last day of February will receive a Music Merit Badge.

*Clef* ~ Additional prizes may be added depending on donations received.

*Exclaimr* NOTE: Posting entries with simplistic one or two line blurbs about why you like a song (e.g.: I like this song because they're a cool band! or This is a great song!), with no further expounding, will likely get you DQ'd from prizes. This is a writing challenge, inspired by the music that makes you tick. I want to know why that music makes you tick, why it's special to you, and/or how it inspires you!


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2020 Participants


Jeff ~ "Jeff's Jibber-Jabber
Playlist


eyestar-Congrats Quill folks. ~ "Eyestar Views
Playlist


Carly ~ {item:}
Playlist


Char🌈 Silence is compliance ~ "Are You Listening???
Playlist


Cinn ~ "On the Fringe
Playlist


🌘 QoD is Ageless 🌒 ~ "The Mad Queen's Mirror
Playlist


Jessica ❤️ her ink ~ "Soundtrack to Jessica's Life 2020
Playlist


~QPdoll ~ "The QPdoll Blog
Playlist


~Dragon~ ~ {item:}
Playlist


Gaby ~ "Long-forgotten Lyrics Of My Life
Playlist


IceSkating SugarCube ~ "Melodies of My Existence
Playlist


Kittiara ~ "Whiskers and Tails - Continued
Playlist


Beacon's-Shining-Light⚓️ ~ "My Favorite Alternative Rock Bands
Playlist


~Minja~ ~ "Nocturne
Playlist


Prosperous Snow ~ "I Blog Poetry and Prose
Playlist


Nixie 🦊 ~ "The Soundtrack of my Life
Playlist


Choconut 🍫 ~ "Moments In Time
Playlist


Brian-K-Compton ~ "Antithetical 📝 Jottings
Playlist


Walkinbird ~ "Shadow Puppet Storyteller
Playlist


warpedsanity ~ "Warped Ramblings
Playlist

WakeUpAndLive‍‍~2020 ~ "All fingers and thumbs
Playlist


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Donations Are Welcome!

Our Benefactors

*Clef* ~ If you would like to donate to the prize pot, you are more than welcome to do so!

*Clef* ~ Donations of 50,000 GPs or more will receive a Music Merit Badge! Please send funds to [#1979333] "The WDC Soundtrackers




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