Physicist Robert Oppenheimer said, “I am become death, the destroyer of worlds”, as he helped to invent the atomic bomb. When I think about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, I think of Trump, Putin, Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping, because they are all really bad guys. The Russian military machine will unleash unpredictable terror, and none of this will be very pleasant, as war always leads to destruction. I always wonder how we got so many despicable, lying, unintelligent people elected to political office, so they could be in charge of governments that have a nuclear arsenal at their command. Putin has called the Russian invasion of Ukraine a peacekeeping mission, but it sure seems more like the mythical biblical embodiment of the horrors of Death, Destruction, Pestilence, and Famine, which could lead to World War III. Let’s all hope it doesn’t come to that, but Putin will not stop pushing, until somebody shoves him back. Given that we are still living in a global pandemic, there should be plenty of songs concerning pestilence, disease and plague. About 30 million people are experiencing alarming hunger in Africa, as the world stands on the brink of unprecedented famines.
Last week we had Rise Of the Machines where the theme was to find songs that feature lyrics of Automated, Mechanized, Modernized, Robotic suggested by Melanie B Cee of Sparks From A Combustible Mind. This week the theme is songs that feature lyrics of Death, Destruction, Pestilence, and Famine. Take some time to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this music challenge, and even better, read as many of them as you are able to 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 theme, then write your post and create a pingback, or you can just place your link in the comments section.
Think of these as being suggestions instead of being rules:
• Try to use the prompt words or at least conform to a general theme, as you see it. If the song you select does not meet the criteria, then please explain why you chose this song.
• It would be good if you could post the lyrics to the song of your choice, as this is helpful for the people that want to follow along with the music.
• Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due. It would also be a good idea to give credit to the singer and the band associated with your song.
• Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be, but please try not to include too many videos as that just makes it take longer to look at all of the other posts.
• Link to the YouTube video, or you can 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.
This week I originally said that I would be writing about the Sinéad O’Connor song ‘Famine’, but I changed my mind, because I found a much better song. I will be writing about the song ‘Talkin’ World War III Blues’ by Bob Dylan, and next week, I will be writing the Warrant song ‘Cherry Pie’. The upcoming prompts will be:
March 6, 2022 – Songs that mention a Fruit
March 13, 2022 – Songs that mention a musical instrument
March 20, 2022 – Songs that mention rain
March 27, 2022 – Mind, Think, Brain suggested by Paula of Light Motifs II