the a-z song game [updated to include new rules]
I'm keeping with my somewhat new tradition of trying to stay away from news/war/politics blogging on weekends, even though several things are lighting a fire under my itchy blogging fingers right now. I'll save it for Tuesday. Tomorrow will bring one post and one post only.
Anyhow, I thought we would play some more games, if you are so inclined.
When I was younger, I had trouble falling asleep (ok, I had trouble falling asleep until I started taking Paxil last year). Instead of counting sheep or chugging NyQuil I would make up games in my head, usually word games.
One thing I did was go through the alphabet and try to name a band for each letter. At one point, it became rote, the bands never changing from night to night. To give you an idea of where my musical allegiance was in the 70's, my list contained the following string of band -Jerry Garcia, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Marshall Tucker - ok, I'll stop embarassing myself now.
When the well ran dry on bands, I went to songs. That could be different every night and usually I would be asleep before I hit the end of the alphabet. Good thing, because It's hard to come up with songs for X and Z.
I haven't played the song game in years. I thought we would play together, and I would throw in a few rules to make it harder.
First, you cannot repeat the same artist twice. So you can't fill up the list with songs by K.C. and the Sunshine Band. Sorry.
Second, when I will score your results. You get ten points for finishing the alphabet, plus one point for each song that I know, five points for each song I happen to have an mp3 of.
Third, we're going on the honor system. I trust that you will not be going through song lists on lyrics sites. I prefer you use songs that you can actually sing or have some knowledge of.
Fourth, the results of this game will be recorded into history. That is, I will find mp3s of all the songs listed in your alphabet and make a cd of it. The cd will be titled with your name. So choose your songs carefully because some day when my next of kin are digging my decomposed body out from years of collected junk in my run down shack and they come across a cd with your name on it and they advertise in the local paper to find out who you are and if you had anything to do with my missing social security checks, you do not want that cd list printed in the paper if it contains the song "Muskrat Love," right?
Fifth, if no one enters or just one person enters I will delete this entry and pretend it never existed. Don't you just love the internet?
UPDATEBecause this is my game and I'm allowed to make up rules as I go along, I decided that I would abritrarily give points to people who remind me of good songs I haven't heard in a long time or include any song on my all-time favorite list and deduct points from those who get really bad songs stuck in my head or dredge up horrible memories of romance gone wrong.