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February 6, 2024 at 3:47pm
February 6, 2024 at 3:47pm
#1063650
Day 3 of "The Soundtrack of Your Life challenge. *Smile*

Our featured song today is
I'm Shipping Up to Boston by Dropkick Murphys




I love this one!! This Celtic Rock style gives you the feel you are in an Irish pub when listening to it. It is loud, energetic and intense. It is really exciting to listen to. I think I heard this song originally in an episode of the Simpsons and I added it to my track list upon a relisten when I heard again during a boxing match. Everyone was cheering when it was playing and I knew it would go into my song list for sure.

This is one of those songs I like to listen to often when I want to boost my energy. Hearing it playing in the background is guaranteed to spice up any activity you are doing!!

-*ChessRookB*

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February 5, 2024 at 10:54pm
February 5, 2024 at 10:54pm
#1063600
Day 2 of "The Soundtrack of Your Life challenge. *Smile*

Today's song is
I Follow Rivers by Lykke Li




It is very rare that I would add a song upon instant listen to this list. More often than not... I have heard the music for it playing somewhere in the past and get a reminded of it recently when it was either playing in the background of a store, commercial, television show or Youtube video which I have been watching. It usually leads me to google some of its lyrics upon my next visit to Youtube. Such is the case with "I follow rivers". I think I heard it in a commercial originally but I didn't add it until I heard it again recently this month. I think I was watching a Youtube video where it was playing in the background and thought it sounded really nice. This is another trance mix. It has a great staccato like beat. The song seems to fit with its title. I can picture a coursing river listening to it. It is a great juxtaposition of wild and controlled. I find myself thinking of white water rafting where it is chaotic but flows in one direction. It is like you are following a stream. There is also a little bit of romantic feel to this song too as the singer seems to be mentioning someone she cares about.

For some reason I can't help thinking of another song "I will Follow you" when I am listening to this as well. I guess it makes sense. Though they sound completely different, they do share similar lyrics.

-*ChessRookB*

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February 4, 2024 at 10:43pm
February 4, 2024 at 10:43pm
#1063529
I'm signed up to participate in a February blogging event called "The Soundtrack of Your Life where the goal is to share different music videos throughout the month. There is a special merit badge awarded for those who manage to complete 29 entries this month. This activity actually plays right into my wheelhouse. I basically have a favorites Youtube music list that I have been slowly developing over the years which I am really happy to share.


Anyway, lets start with one of the more recent ones added to my list:
Astronaut in the Ocean by Masked Wolf



I first heard this song watching an Instagram reel where a magician was revealing how different magic tricks were done.
https://www.instagram.com/reel/CwnYcv3rN9Z/?igshid=MTc4MmM1YmI2Ng%3D%3D
It was a great soundtrack choice as it captured the feelings I had when watching each magic trick and seeing how it was performed; that sense of having your mind blown with the initial trick followed by realization when the slight of hand was shown again via "slow motion" replay. It really matched with the lyrics of the song perfectly. What wound up happening though was that the magician went through the tricks so quickly that I needed to rewatch the reel several times to see how each trick was done. One sidenote on the magician's video itself is that even knowing how each trick was performed I was still very impressed with the tricks themselves. They all required skill to pull off.

In any case as you can imagine as a result of repeated rewatching, the chorus got this stuck in my head. I really like it. It has a fast beat and an energetic feel to it. The titular lyric also paint a great visual picture. I imagine Astronauts underwater with time slowing down. The song style is awesome as well giving a trance feel mixed in with a bit of rap. The electronic synthesizing gives it modern touch and it seems like it is a great song to play at a club.
-*ChessRookB*

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February 4, 2024 at 4:05pm
February 4, 2024 at 4:05pm
#1063466
Done!

Word Count: 1

The was written for: "February - SHORT MONTH, SHORT BLOGS - Blog Event"   for "Invalid Item

This was written in response to the prompt - "Andre says he wants some really interesting blogs that are short. He has limited time this month to read especially since someone threw in an extra day this February for the Bar to be open.

Question from you bloggers: What is meant by short?

Answer from Andre (edited): Your blog entries need to be about something short or being short in number of words or written in a short amount of time or using shorthand or shortcut or any other way of using short (e.g. an arcostic poem).
"



February 3, 2024 at 2:11am
February 3, 2024 at 2:11am
#1063359
Her scales glistened in the light.
She was a Prism shining brightly
projecting a spectrum of color
from red to violet across the skies.
Like sunlight bursting through the lingering rain
or mist after a tempest,
she encapsulated the essence of a rainbow.
Her majestic wings blended in with the clouds around her
tempering her radiance in a soft yet brilliant hue.
Pastel colors but colors all the same
like faded memories of a happy past that still linger;
distant dreams that one can't recall completely but still spark ingenuity.
Much like the Dove of Biblical lore,
this Dragon offered a blessing after a storm
flying high and bringing hope!


Author's Note: Write a Free Verse Poem written for "WDC Dragon Vale

Prompt: Write a story/poem featuring your Dragon. For context... I adopted a Dragon named Prism for this activity.

Line Count: 15 Lines
February 2, 2024 at 6:42pm
February 2, 2024 at 6:42pm
#1063337
For Parties to turn out the best
Locations are put to the test
It would not be the greatest scene
To try to rent a submarine

Yes you're sure to make splash
But there's a higher chance of crash
When pressure amplifies a drink
Your celebration's sure to sink! *Wave2*





Written for "EXPRESS IT IN EIGHT
Topic: MORE ' WORST PLACES TO HAVE A PARTY '
Prompt: IN A SUBMARINE
November 20, 2022 at 1:55am
November 20, 2022 at 1:55am
#1040855
It is time for the final clue...

The following Limerick describes a Fairy Tale / Disney film. Are you able to figure out which one from the clue?

A party had a sour turn
when a dark fairy felt she was spurned.
It wouldn't take much
just a spindle to touch
and 100 years sleep would be earned!



With all 5 clues available... it is time to test your skills!

Can you identify the Disney Film/Fairy Tale and the princess associated for all of these?


For reference the previous clues are available below:
"Fairy Tale Limerick 1 (Clue 1 of 5)
"Fairy Tale Limerick 2 (Clue 2 of 5)
"Fairy Tale Limerick 3 (Clue 3 of 5)
"Fairy Tale Limerick 4 (Clue 4 of 5)


If you think you know all 5 answers... please e-mail them to me. If correct... you'll receive a bonus prize recognizing your knowledge. Good Luck Everyone!! *4leaf*


November 18, 2022 at 10:06pm
November 18, 2022 at 10:06pm
#1040816
Continuing with the Fairy Tale Limerick challenge from the last entry...

The following Limerick describes a Fairy Tale / Disney film. Are you able to figure out which one from the clue?

A prince who is down on his luck
gets his good looks to sadly be chucked.
He must go well above
for the lead lady's love
or find himself permanently stuck!



Can you identify the Disney Film/Fairy Tale and the princess associated with it?


Note: There will be 5 rounds of this with each clue more challenging than the last... can you identify all 5? If you believe you know the answers to these once all 5 limericks are released... please e-mail them to me for a Bonus prize.

The previous clues:
"Fairy Tale Limerick 1 (Clue 1 of 5)
"Fairy Tale Limerick 2 (Clue 2 of 5)
"Fairy Tale Limerick 3 (Clue 3 of 5)

Also check the next entry for the final clue. *Smile* Good Luck!! *4leaf*
November 18, 2022 at 2:04am
November 18, 2022 at 2:04am
#1040779
Continuing with the Fairy Tale Limerick challenge from the last entry...

The following Limerick describes a Fairy Tale / Disney film. Are you able to figure out which one from the clue?

A princess whose looks were too fair,
had a cottage with dwarfs that she shared,
gave an apple a bite...
it was far from all right
and she wound up in intensive care!



Can you identify the Disney Film/Fairy Tale and the princess associated with it?


Note: There will be 5 rounds of this with each clue more challenging than the last... can you identify all 5? If you believe you know the answers to these once all 5 limericks are released... please e-mail them to me for a Bonus prize.

The previous clues:
"Fairy Tale Limerick 1 (Clue 1 of 5)
"Fairy Tale Limerick 2 (Clue 2 of 5)
Also check later entries for additional clues. *Smile* Good Luck!! *4leaf*
November 17, 2022 at 11:27am
November 17, 2022 at 11:27am
#1040750
Continuing with the Fairy Tale Limerick challenge from the last entry...

The following Limerick describes a Fairy Tale / Disney film. Are you able to figure out which one from the clue?

A maid who was rather petite
had glass slippers adorned on her feet.
She attended a ball
but upon midnight's call
was left making a hasty retreat.



Can you identify the Disney Film/Fairy Tale and the princess associated with it?


Note: There will be 5 rounds of this with each clue more challenging than the last... can you identify all 5? If you believe you know the answers to these once all 5 limericks are released... please e-mail them to me for a Bonus prize.

The previous clue:
"Fairy Tale Limerick 1 (Clue 1 of 5)

Also check later entries for additional clues. *Smile* Good Luck!! *4leaf*

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