SLS Returning Guest Host

I am still filling in as the guest host for SLS Helen Vahdati’s This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time Song Lyric Sunday, while she is recovering.  Paula Light from lightmotifs suggested the prompt of “laughter” and since laughter is supposed to be the best medicine, hopefully this will help Helen recover.  I think that there are plenty of songs that can work with that, so let’s go with laugh/laughter/laughing for our theme.  Feel free to suggest future prompts.

Houston we have a problem, no not really but I do have an issue that WordPress has never resolved.  If I make a comment on any post that is not mine and someone responds I never get alerted of the response.  I love making comments and this is one of the best features on WordPress and the last thing that I want is for you to think that I am ignoring you.  I do get an alert email if you hit the LIKE button on my comment, so if you intend to write back to me please do that, so I can read what you write.

Here are the “rules”:

  • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not.
  • Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due and it’s honestly just a simple Google search.
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
  • Ping back to this post will work best.
  • Read at least one other person’s blog so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
  • Feel free to use the Song Lyric Sunday badge by copying it into your post or add it to your site to show you are participating.

In case you are stuck I have a few suggestions.  Laughing by The Guess Who, Laugh I Nearly Died by the Rolling Stones, It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry by Bob Dylan, I Only Wanna Laugh by Dusty Springfield, Laugh It Off by Merle Haggard, The Moon Just Looks Down And Laughs by Billie Holiday, I’m Gonna Laugh You out of My Life by Sarah Vaughan, Don’t Laugh At Me by Peter Paul and Mary or by Howlin’ Wolf, Go Ahead and Laugh by Martha and the Vandellas, Laugh to Keep From Crying by Madonna, Laughing At Me by Alice Cooper, Between a Laugh and a Tear by John Mellencamp, Who’s Laughing Now by Jessie J, I Should Be Laughing by Patty Smyth or If I Laugh by Cat Stevens.  Since there is no requirement for the prompt laugh/laughter/laughing to be in the title of your song, you could always go with a song where the prompt is in the lyrics such as, If You Feel by Jefferson Airplane, The Tracks of My Tears by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Purple Rain by Prince, Sun King by the Beatles or I Started A Joke by the Bee Gees.  I am going to listen to that Jeopardy Thinking Music while I figure out the song that I will write about for this week.

OK got it, I will go with ‘Ship Of Fools’ by the Grateful Dead.  So many choices, what will you go with and as stated in the first rule there is no need to follow the prompt, so post any song whether it fits the theme or not.  Don’t sweat the rules as the unwritten rule is to always have fun.  FYI Jeopardy!’s memorable theme song ‘Think!’ was originally composed by the show’s creator Merv Griffin.

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    1. In my SETTINGS, I have my Allow link notifications from other blogs checked like always, so I am not sure why this is happening. I did read up on “These settings may be overridden for individual articles”, which sent me to the Screen Options Button in the top right corner of my post. I clicked my screen options button and then I checked the Send Trackback Box for this post, hoping that this will fix the problem.

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      1. Don’t worry Jim – I did have problems all of this week. I had pingbacked to other writing prompts and they never appeared even days later. I even had problems liking posts. I thought I was blackmarked by WP

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  1. Some constructive criticism, Jim: don’t give suggestions for songs, especially more than a dozen suggestions. Half the fun is seeing all the different songs people choose for the theme. Now I’m going to have to wrack (or is it rack?) my brain to find one that you didn’t already offer up in your list of suggestions.

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    1. If I can also toss in a suggestion – if you could post the theme earlier in the day – or even better yet – post the upcoming themes in your sidebar. I know many like the thrill of a last minute scramble, but some of us need more time.

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      1. I tossed myself into the fire last week and I am still working out some things. I would like to put up prompts for a month at a time, but some people are so touchy and I don’t want to piss anyone off.

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      2. There is a saying about that … something like you can’t please all of the people all of the time. Don’t worry about pissing us off. I for one am grateful you took on the job.

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      3. No disrespect to Fandango or Mary! I agree about not suggesting songs and last minute scrambles make me crazy but I will go with the flow and whatever you decide to do.

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    1. In my SETTINGS, I have my Allow link notifications from other blogs checked like always, so I am not sure why this is happening. I did read up on “These settings may be overridden for individual articles”, which sent me to the Screen Options Button in the top right corner of my post. I clicked my screen options button and then I checked the Send Trackback Box for this post, hoping that this will fix the problem.

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    1. In my SETTINGS, I have my Allow link notifications from other blogs checked like always, so I am not sure why this is happening. I did read up on “These settings may be overridden for individual articles”, which sent me to the Screen Options Button in the top right corner of my post. I clicked my screen options button and then I checked the Send Trackback Box for this post, hoping that this will fix the problem.

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  2. Thanks so much, Jim, for hosting this fun challenge!
    I don’t know if my pingback works or not, as always on these things sometimes it does, sometimes not. I usually add a comment, too, with the link.
    My problem is I don’t use the reader, just use email notices, and I never get any from you. Is there a way to get an email notice of when you post something?
    Hope your day is going good, and I’ll be back sometime soon to listen to others song choices. 🙂
    Here’s my link:
    https://wp.me/p3RE1e-6HW

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  4. Hi Jim, I am bringing back “Love Is In Da Blog (https://thebeewritesdownloads.wordpress.com/tag/loisindabl2018/)” in February and have chosen to use music as its overall topic. Am wondering if you want to connect “Song Lyric Sunday” with it. I’ve done something similar with Linda’s “Stream of Consciousness Saturday” the first time around. My idea is either I write the Song Lyric Sunday Posts in February or you chose a “Love” topic and I connect my prompt post to your SLS post. If you or the participants in “Song Lyric Sunday” rather would not do that that is fine too. Just let me know either on my blog or at bee.halton[at]gmail.com. Thanks!!!

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      1. Some participants asked if they could get more notice, so they did not have to scramble o9n Sunday mornings to find a song and write about, so I made a post giving them a month of prompts that will be used. I am already committed to using these prompts.
        January 20, 2019 – Crying/Sadness
        January 27, 2019 – No
        February 3, 2019 – Ocean/Sea/Lake/Bay
        February 10, 2019 – River

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