A to Z Challenge 2013

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

All Kinds of Things On A Wednesday

Yesterday's blog chain post really got the creative juices flowing.  I struggled to get my word count under the 100 word limit, but it was a fun struggle.  And by the time I finished, I felt like I'd written something really decent.  It's been a while since I've done that - felt like I've written something decent.  But man, did it feel good.  I got such a thrill out of it.  So thanks Michelle, even if it was partly torture.

On another note, I was driving to work and as usual, a great song came on just as I got there.  I didn't have time to listen to the whole thing, so I popped inside and looked it up on YouTube:



Granted, the video is something a fan put together, but I thought it went with the song perfectly.  Five Finger Death Punch (the band that wrote this song) might not be your usual cup of tea, but when they can come up with something as beautiful as this song, I figure they can't be that bad.  Of course, I'm a fan of their other stuff too so maybe I'm a little biased.

Then I stumbled on another Far From Home video (yeah, I get caught up in YouTube way too easily) and of course I had to check this one out:



Since I play piano, this one caught my attention right away.  I'd never heard of Jake Oken-Berg before, but I'll probably look up more music by the talented fellow.  He definitely knows how to tickle the ivories and sing some soulful words.

Last but not least, if you haven't signed up for the INSANE contest Beth Revis is hosting titled the Epic Contest of Epic.  You will not believe how much stuff there is to win, and the grand prize is...well, I can't even describe it adequately enough, so you need to rush over there and get your entry in.  If you haven't been following Beth on her journey as she sees her debut book Across The Universe published, you've been missing out.  In less than a month, this awesome story will be in the hands of the masses, and it couldn't have happened to a nicer author.  Beth is so cool, incredibly talented, and I'm really happy for her.  Now get over there and enter the contest.  You'll kick yourself if you miss this opportunity.

Oh, and any other great songs/books/artists I'm missing out on?  Fill up the comment boxes, ladies and gents!

11 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm still hooked on Redemption's latest album, but prog rock might not be your cup of tea either!

Eric said...

Alex - Oh cool, I'll check them out. I'm pretty open to just about any type of music.

Angela Felsted said...

It's nice you're such a music fan.

Eric said...

Angela - Thanks. Yeah, I like to check out new music all the time. You never know who might be the new artist you've never heard of, and they just might have the music you need to help inspire your muse ;)

Eric said...

Angela - Thanks. Yeah, I like to check out new music all the time. You never know who might be the new artist you've never heard of, and they just might have the music you need to help inspire your muse ;)

Eric said...

Alex - I did look up Redemption on Pandora and I like their style of music alot. I really like the complexity and intricate nature of the few songs I checked out. Thanks for letting me know about them.

Chris Phillips said...

I like the FFDP video.

DEZMOND said...

I didn't know you play piano. Is it worth listening? :PPPP

Eric said...

Chris - Cool, glad you liked it.

Dez - I don't know if it's worth listening to anymore (since I don't play regularly), but when I was graduating high school, I could seriously jam!

Michelle McLean said...

hehe...eh, what's a little torture amongst friends? ;-) I didn't know you played either (at least I don't think I did lol) Very cool - I play also...well, it's been a while, but I'm slowly getting back into it :)

My favorite muse makers are Apocalyptica, E.S. Posthumus, Evanescence, Rob Dougan, and a bunch of others that are escaping me right now lol

Glynis said...

I have just left youtube, now I have to go back...sigh such a hardship...LOL. I spend far too much time over there.

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