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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Tossed About On Tossing It Out

           If you have been directed here from Words of Wisdom then you might want to start with my BON post from Friday so you can get a proper introduction to Tossing It Out.  And if you are just coming here and don't know what that first sentence was about you also might enjoy checking yesterday's post. In any case I want to thank Sandy and Pam from WOW for introducing my blog to some new readers and I want to welcome my new readers back to Tossing It Out.

           We've been on a Sea Cruise this week as we head toward our Fantasy Islands.  Each of us has our own fantasy.  Some of you may imagine being shipwrecked.  That's a little too dramatic and scary for my taste.  I prefer just be distributed on our individual little paradises with no contact with the rest of the world.  The premise is that we have a device for playing albums or CDs, the power to operate the device, and no more than 15 of our favorite albums or CDs.  

             We land on our island on Monday May 17th.  I have gotten the list down to my final 15.  It has been agonizing. I have spent the past couple of weeks listening to my candidates repeatedly and gradually setting the ones aside that I felt I'd have to do without.   I am very happy with my final choices, but saddened about the ones I've had to leave behind.

             So this leads me to my preview of the upcoming week.  Monday is the FIFTEEN FANTASY ISLAND FAVORITES -- you can click on the link if you are still not familiar with this project.  After Monday you may think I've gone bonkers, but keep in mind I am attempting to blog everyday until September 21st so there is method to my madness.   So far, much of May has been devoted to the topic of music.  I am going to continue as I turn May into a Month of Music-- that is unless I get an outpouring of cries to stop.  This is my plan for now.

            On Tuesday I will examine some of the candidates I eliminated from my FIFTEEN FAVORITES -- my fifteen runner-ups that I had to leave at home.   On Wednesday I will begin looking in depth at some of the FIFTEEN FAVORITES.  There is so much I can write about each of them and I plan to post an entire bit about each of these great albums to give some historical and aesthetic insights as to my reasoning for having chosen them (if nobody stops me this could actually go into the summer).

             Then on Thursday I will have what I think could be a very interesting Debate Day topic.  I don't want to give away the debate question yet, but I will say it has to do with music and history.  Then Friday I will be looking at another one of the FIFTEEN FAVORITES as somewhat of a continuation of the Debate Day topic.  As I always do, tomorrow, Sunday, will be a Bible study topic, which this week will be based on using the talents that God has given to you.

            I look forward to this coming week and the weeks to come and hope you will stay with me.  Do you think I'm going overboard with the music posts?   I guess I'll have to go overboard to get on the island.  If I went all music on this blog would this become a "niche" blog?  Or since I'm on this island would it be a "beach" blog?   I"ll probably be standing on the beach a lot looking wistfully homeward.



Enough of the nonsense, how about an award?




      My thanks to Yvonne from Welcome to My World of Poetry for presenting me with this explosive Mind Blowing Blog Award.    There wasn't anything about passing it on so maybe I'll just reserve that right for later.   Yvonne, you're always such a sweetie!

        Everyone have a great weekend.  And there's still time to get your lists together for the FIFTEEN FAVORITES -- hope you'll share yours with the rest of us.

15 comments:

  1. Hi, Lee you can never write too much about music as far as I'm concerned. I am getting sun tanned sitting on the deck of the cruiser,so wil go now and get some sun protection cream.

    Have fun
    Yvonne.

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  2. Do double albums count as one?

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  3. There are certainly worse topics to devote an entire month too. I say keep it up! I'll be interested to see the 15's lists. I'm going to try and have one together but doubt that I'll make it by Monday, daughter is graduating from college this weekend:) Kathy

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  4. It's going to be fun to compare all the different music choices from all these bloggers! Have a great weekend Lee :)

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  5. I can't wait to see your list. I'm still stuck in the elemination process!

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  6. Congrats on your award! You have earned it. I have five albums selected thus far with many in contention. I need to narrow it down today and get at least 5 more on board and hopefuly by Sunday, the other five will have made it.

    Have a great weekend!

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  7. I'm looking forward to the music-fest...really don't think you can write too much about such a fun topic...have a great weekend!

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  8. Yvonne -- I too like to read a lot about music-- never get tired of it.

    Will-- I think they count-- I have some double albums on my list. I've avoided box sets, but some have argued in favor. It's your list-- do as you see fit.

    Kathy -- Happy graduation to your daughter. The year is going too fast!

    Jemi -- I think we'll have quite an array of picks on Monday.

    Jennee -- The elimination process can be tough.

    Gregg -- you have a great weekend as well. It will be interesting to see your final choices.

    Alex -- thanks. You too.

    Kittie- I wouldn't be the first out there with a music blog. And just a few weeks at it shouldn't be too bad.

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  9. I wonder what we could debate about music and history but really looking forward to everything. Mind blowing isn't it.

    Congratulations Arlee.

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  10. You've lots of great stuff going on here Arlee. I'm looking forward to Monday! Congratulations on your award too.

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  11. --> I have gotten the list down to my final 15. It has been agonizing. ... I am very happy with my final choices, but saddened about the ones I've had to leave behind.

    rLEE-b ~
    Just last night, I wrote the "Introduction" to my list and I addressed this very topic - the agony and the regret. But I actually put a slightly different spin on it, presenting it as a positive sign that my list has been compiled properly. You'll see what I mean on Monday.

    And by the way, all of my in-depth analysis about each album included will appear on Monday's list, so my blog entry will be somewhat lengthy. But unlike you, I don't intend to blog every day and after Monday, I will turn my attention to subjects other than music, so my Blog Bit will be a selfcontained unit.

    WILL BURKE ~
    Much private discussion has occurred regarding "rules" and such. It has been generally accepted that "double albums" count as one entry. And, in fact, one could even include boxed sets by a single artist and count it as one. In other words, if you could purchase the album in a record store and it required only a single scan of a UPC bar-code, it counts as just "one".

    We are trying to learn what music you would keep in an "extreme" situation, so I would hope that no one would include a list of 15 boxed sets totalling 132 compact discs. But Arlee Bird is right: It's your list, so do as you will (please pardon the pun ;o)

    ~ "Lonesome Dogg" McD-Fens

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  12. I would not mind reading about music for the next few weeks. Or more. ;)
    Also, congrats on the award. You deserve it.
    -Wolfie

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  13. You have a very ambitious schedule, Lee. I don't know how you do it. I'm looking forward to checking out the bloggers who participate in your music event, but I decided not to squeeze that one in my schedule. It would have been a great excuse to take a day and chill to music as I sorted through my little collection, but my few hours of chilling were spent with my nose in a book. Good book, though (Galen Kindley's Hearts of the Morning Calm).

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  14. I hope you had a great weekend. Congrats on more followers!

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