Saturday, May 29, 2010
And the Bands Play On
On Monday I am posting another favorites list and as before anyone is invited to join me in posting their own. This coming Monday May 31 I will be offering Country Top Ten Favorites. The Linky list is up on top of the page if you'd like to sign up before the event day. Or you can post your 10 Favorites list and then add your name to the Linky list. Hope you'll join us wth your own list if you have any opinions about country music. And if not I hope you'll stop by to hear what I and others have to say about it.
Upcoming Mondays will be seeing some additional lists. On June 7 I will be presenting my Heaven Eleven favorite Christian (or other religion if you wish) albums. Then June 14 will be the Timeless Twelve Classical Favorites--this will be a tough one because I realize classical is not the most popular musical style out there, so I hope a few of you will consider participating in this one to help educate the rest of us. Like jazz, music we typically call classical covers a broad range of styles and interpretation as to what it is. Classical can include film soundtrack music such as the music of John Williams. As in the other lists I will leave this to your personal interpretation as to what it is. Watch for each Linky list as I will put those up a few days before each event.
The biggest Monday event will come on June 21 (yay! first day of summer). This will be THE MOVIE DIRTY DOZEN hosted by Alex J Cavanaugh. Be watching Alex's site this coming Tuesday June 1st for his special announcement about this event. I'm sure many will enjoy participating in this one.
As for the rest of the week, I will be sticking with the general format of the past week. After my Monday favorites list I will have posts that look a little more in depth at some of the albums on my FIFTEEN FANTASY ISLAND FAVORITES list plus albums from other lists, and any other albums I just happen to think of. So in the upcoming week you can expect to see stories about country music as well other styles that influenced country or were influenced by country. Please non-country fans don't be scared off because I'm hoping to make the topics palatable to all.
By the way, some of you may have noticed that I have been adding playlists to the daily posts that give samples of the music I am talking about in my daily posts. I'm trying to find songs that are direct examples of what I've discussed or representative of an artist I've talked about. I hope you have enjoyed these song lists. It's something new I've learned and I'm having fun with it.
Another happening is SPUNK ON A STICK's contest. L. Diane Wolfe has passed her 200 follower milestone and if she hits 250 by the end of May she'll up the ante. Either way there are some fine prizes in store. If you aren't following her yet, jump on over and let her know I sent you. While you're at Spunky's site you might be very interested in two excellent posts she did this past week about self-publishing and querying agents--excellent information for anyone who would like to publish a book.
Also ending on May 31st is B. Miller's Pay It Forward contest. You still have time to jump in on that one, so check it out.
A Manly Award:
Alex J Cavanaugh bestowed the following award upon me and being a man award I guess I don't have give it to anyone, but if you want it you can have it.