If I happen to bump into someone’s shopping cart at the store, I will tell them that I am sorry and the usual response that I get is, “You’re fine”, to which I always reply, “No, I’m actually awesome”, and then I tell them that I am just teasing. Awesome sounds better than fine, and I probably say that to astonish, shock, or surprise people that don’t expect an answer after they tell me that I am fine. Most people do not want to listen to an explicit answer if somebody asks you how you are doing, they actually want you to tell them that you are fine. This could be a good situation for you to complain if this person actually cares about you, but if they don’t know you all that well, they are probably just being polite by asking you this, and they are not in the least bit curious about your problems. You could always respond to this question of someone asking you how you are doing, by saying that you have been better, or if you are doing great, then you could amaze them with the details.
Last week we had Positive Emotions where the theme was songs that mention Excitement, Pleasure, Sentiment, Spirit suggested by Melanie aka Sparky. This week the theme is songs that mention Amaze, Astonish, Curious, Shock, Surprise, or Wonder and again it was suggested by Melanie aka Sparky. 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 will be writing about the Peter Gabriel song ‘Shock The Monkey’, and next week, I will be writing about the song ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ by The Rolling Stones. The upcoming prompts will be:
June 26, 2022 – Hidden Gems: great songs that missed the top of the charts suggested by Amy aka E.M.
July 3, 2022 – One Hit Wonders where an artist or a group had a song that reached the top without any follow-up success suggested by Amy aka E.M.
July 10, 2022 – Songs that were turned down by recording artists that went on to become big hits
July 17, 2022 – Songs that hit the top of the charts