Magic 8 Ball

Shake it up while asking a question and then turn it over opposite from the number 8 to see the prediction.  Maybe it will give you an affirmative answer saying, “It is certain”, or “It is decidedly so”, or “Without a doubt”, or “Yes – definitely”, “You may rely on it”, “As I see it, yes”, or “Most likely”. “Outlook good”, “Yes”, or “Signs point to yes”.  It might also give you an evasive answer like, “Reply hazy, try again”, or “Ask again later”, or “Better not tell you now”, or “Cannot predict now”, or “Concentrate and ask again”.  It also contains 5 negative answers, those being, “Don’t count on it”, or “My reply is no, or “My sources say no”, or “Outlook not so good”, or “Very doubtful”.  The 20-sided die that floats in a blue liquid inside the ball has no psychic ability, as the random answers are all dependent on when the die settles down, thus this device is nothing more than a pseudorandom number generator. 

Last week we had Whoa Nellie a phrase said to a horse to make it stop and this required everyone to use the prompt words Hold/Pause/Stop/Wait.  This week we have two very simple prompt words being either No/Yes.  Take some time to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this music challenge, as you will probably find many enjoyable songs and it is quite possibly that you will learn a thing or two.  Share your music with others and post a video, try do some research and let everyone know something about the song that you post.  Tell everyone why you like the song, whether it was a hit, or what you think the song is about.  Show the lyrics, let’s all listen to our favorite songs and explore some new music.  Try to find a song that fits the prompt, then write your post and create a pingback, or you can just place your link in the comments section. 

Here are the “rules”:
• Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it contains the prompt words or not.  If it does not meet the criteria, then please explain why you chose this song.
• Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due.
• Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can 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 or place your link in the comments section below.
• 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 suggest future prompts.
• Have fun and enjoy the music.

I am writing about the song ‘Oh Babe It Ain’t No Lie’ by Elizabeth Cotten.  Next week I will be writing about the Willie Dixon song ‘I Just Wanna Make Love To You’.  The upcoming prompts will be:
October 25, 2020 – Ghost/Pumpkin/Trick/Treat/Witch
November 1, 2020 – Smart/Stupid
November 8, 2020 – Days of the Week
November 15, 2020 – Begin/End/Finish/Start

38 thoughts on “Magic 8 Ball

  1. The lead track from Paul Weller’s somewhat under-rated Heliocentric album from 2000.

    Come taste the wine
    Come lose yourself
    Taste this time
    But keep it well,
    Only love it all
    With heart and head
    For there is no drinking,
    After your dead.

    Dive and swim
    In the amber ocean
    See all that you can
    In this new emotion,
    And embrace it now
    Before it’s skin sheds
    For there is no drinking,
    After your dead.

    Stand back to back
    With yourself again
    As your spin and reel
    Like a new found friend,
    And have it all
    With heart and hands,
    For there is no love making,
    After your dead.

    And today is but a second
    If tomorrow you may die
    And empty pages glistening
    In Eternity’s lie
    And time is buy an essence
    Encased upon the wall
    That brings our day of reckoning,
    Much closer to us all.

    Light the candle
    And burn it well
    For only time knows
    What it cannot yet tell,
    Only love it all
    With heart and head
    For there is no drinking,
    After your dead.

    Source: LyricFind

    Songwriters: Paul John Weller
    There’s No Drinking, After You’re Dead lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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