An annual interlinked musical blogging challenge! Runs September 1st through 7th(ish).
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BARREL OF MONKEYS
This will be a seven day music blogging activity
that runs during WDC Birthday Week...ish (September 1st-10th)!
For Day 1, choose any song from any year. For Day 2, choose a song from either the year before or the year after. For Days 3-10, keep going in the same direction, doing one song from the next year in line.
"Blue Orchid" by The White Stripes (2005) "Promiscuous" by Nelly Furtado (2006) "No One" by Alicia Keys (2007)
"Blue Orchid" by The White Stripes (2005) "My Happy Ending" by Avril Lavigne (2004) "Stacy's Mom" by Fountains of Wayne (2003)
Here's the catch, just to make it a little more challenging. Your blog entries can be about whatever you want, EXCEPT:
NO choosing the song just because you like it
NO informational details about the band or song
In other words, you have to do something truly creative or insightful with these entries. Write a short story or a poem inspired by the songs. Tell us what the songs mean to you personally. Whatever you choose to do, it can't be an entry that basically just says, "I picked this song because it's my favorite song of that year" and/or "I picked this song and here are some interesting facts about the song and the band."
All ten songs are due by 11:59PM WDC time on September 10th, so you have plenty of time to work at your own pace, plan things out, and give us ten great songs that are chronologically linked together!
For each song, create a blog entry that provides the name of the song, the artists performing the song, the year the song was released, and a link/embedded video for a YouTube video or other online source where the song can be heard and/or the lyrics can be found. Then write a little something inspired by the song you chose!
Post your entries here in the forum when they're finished! All seven entries must be posted by 11:59PM WDC time on September 10th. You can either post them individually or all in one forum post.
Each participant who successfully completes the challenge will receive:
Then from among the participants who successfully complete the challenge, I will choose a favorite (or two, or three, depending on turnout) to award:
Some criteria I'll use to pick a favorite include: diversity of song selection and the creativity of your blog entries.
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