As the month of May draws to a close, a librarian’s mind turns to thoughts of blogging…every day of June, to be precise. In 2010, a bunch of us blogged every day for the entire month. We learned much about one another. Some of us even learned more about ourselves…I know I did. For me the greatest pleasure was to actually engage with the medium again. I had dabbled in blogging in the past but never really embraced it. The #blogeverydayofjune challenge really forced me to stick to a regime and reconnect with blogging. Sure, I had a few cop-out posts – most of us did – but for the most part it was meaningful. I wore my heart on my sleeve and told the truth as seen through my eyes. It might not be another person’s truth but they are free to express that on their blogs or in the comments. I never censored a comment and, with the exception of obvious spam, I never will.
So, with only a few days to go before the blogging challenge begins again, I find myself seeking a unifying theme. I have an obsession with my hair, hence the name of this blog. It’s a love-hate relationship and I explored this in June 2010 so I’d like to look at a different topic. Regular readers of my blog will note that I’m quite vocal about my religion. I don’t back away from an opportunity to share my faith. But I delved into this fairly comprehensively in Lent this year. So what else can tie it all together? I have my profession, which I love, and my love which is almost my profession. Librarianship and music.
I expect that I will write more about my job this year than I did last year. My circumstances have changed since last year and I feel freer to speak about my work.
However, I’ve decided to go with music. I’m going to play a little musical game in each of my blog posts this June. I listen to music everyday. I can’t stand silence. We can psychoanalyse that another time. Anyway, I will choose the lyrics of a song each day and include them in my blog post. They may or may not be related to the post. They may inspire the post or they may be an unrelated footnote. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to identify the song. I would like to ban search engines to increase the challenge of the game but I have a feeling that might be too hard for some. If you are search engine assisted it would only be fair to disclose this.
So, get your musical thinking caps on. I feel it only fair to warn you that I have very eclectic tastes. My playlist features medieval madrigals through to Metallica; Feist to Fifty Cent; Bach to Bhangra; hymnody to hip-hop. I’ll try to limit my lyrical choices to things you might have heard before but I’m not always the best judge of what’s well known. I will make one tiny concession: my selections will be secular. If I do slip into the sacred, I’ll try to make it of a classical nature so that it is more likely to be mainstream.
I’m so psyched about this! How about a practice run? To recap, just put your answer/guess in the comments and try to work it out without a search engine.
Music happen to be the food of love
Sounds to really make you rub and scrub