Wednesday 14 March 2012

Music for the A-Z April Challenge ... #atozchallenge

Dawn Ius and I are partnering up this year for the April A-Z Challenge (surprise, surprise, yeah yeah, I know ...).

Blogging from A to Z April Challenge
To put it simply, we're posting about musicians/bands that have inspired us creatively in some way throughout our lives. We'll keep the posts short and sweet, and also try to include YouTube tracks so you can hear them too.

Dawn, apparently, has already started scheduling her posts. I think I'd better get a move on! (Silently freaking out here.)

I participated in this the last two years and, despite it being quite hard on my fingers, eyes, brain and stomach (I won't get into that last one), I had a great time and met some WONDERFUL new bloggers through it.

I can't fathom missing out on the fun. So I'm going to do it. Even if it's a struggle. I think I can I think I can I know I can ... 


Oh, and hey, how can I resist an event logo that matches the colour scheme of my blog?

Are you participating? All prepared? Or shaking in your boots like me?

*Book on my bedside table: Room, by Emma Donoghue

(Yep, stole your sign-off Dawn, couldn't resist. :o)


  1. I'm participating and shaking in my boots. I have posts done until "I", but I haven't written any in over a week. I'm doing an 80s music thing. Good luck!

  2. Music? That will be awesome! Such creative themes this year.

  3. I look forward to it a LOT! I hope your tummy doesn't get upset this time. LOL

  4. I'm not participating, but I can't wait to see what you come up with. I love the idea that some bloggers are getting smart this time and working the blogfest around a theme. :D

  5. The theme really is the key, methinks.

  6. That's a fantastic theme! I didn't have a theme last year - I just did 26 random posts! It was quite liberating in a way. I do have a theme this year, but I haven't written a single post yet! (That wasn't the plan. I was supposed to begin preparing months ago!)

  7. Great theme.I'm not participating this year. This year I'm focusing on writing. - or at least trying.:)

  8. At last, a project that will demonstrate we DO have differences :-P I am willing to bet that there will be LITTLE cross-over between our musical inspirations. LOL

    And it's ok that you stole my sign off. Imitation IS the most sincere form of flattery, no? :-D xoxo

  9. Oh, but Theresa...I bet our posts WILL cross over since I suspect there will be copious amounts of 80s music on my posts :0)

  10. i am not participating. I may regret it some, but i am WAY to busy right now and i know it would interfere with my writing and revisions right now, which is what i need to be concentrating on. But i'll be here! Just maybe not every day (saturdays is usually internet free for me)

  11. Awesome theme idea! I am participating...did you see our goofy video? :-) I am not prepared at all but I tend to roll better that way. Winging it each day. You can tell me if it sucks later. ha! Maybe I will learn my lesson to prepare. Happy hump day!

  12. I love the idea of doing music! I'm not participating. Again. I keep thinking I will, but then i don't. :)

  13. I'm shaking in my boots. (Well, flip flops since it's been in the mid-70s all week!) I can't believe the challenge is in 2.5 weeks already, yeesh!

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  15. Similarly, I will also be doing posts about music with YouTube samples on two of my blogs. I've finished those already and had a great time doing it.
    I'm linking to this on the Sunday Summary.

    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out
    Voting for A to Z Video Contest Now Open

  16. Wow, glad to have you back and I just love what you're doing for A-Z. I'm kinda freaking out too because I need to have my posts done early and I'm falling behind. Anyways, thanks for the wonderful support you offered in the comment on my blog. I'll let you know if I need something.

  17. I'm doing the whole theme thing, too. Silly me: I'm doing both of my blogs. But I'm scheduling posts ahead of time. Mostly b/c I'll be gone a few days in April.
    Looking forward to your posts, Jessica.

  18. I'll be tuning in (reading, looking up lyrics like mad ;P). I'm always fascinated to learn about a new song I might enjoy. Sometimes people find this strange, coming from a deaf woman, *shrugs*. I've never let it limit who I am and I'm not about to start now. (Hugs)Indigo

  19. Of course, I have to add that this is a Great Theme!!! Very cool!!!!

  20. You know, I was thinking of doing something very similar... but I changed my mind. I have almost all my post scheduled and ready to go.


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