Hi all! I realize we’ve been at this nearly a month now, but for those as thick as me, here’s a repeat summary of the rules anyway. You choose one song in response to each theme, and post it with an appropriate justification, ideally a link, and as much personal anecdote and rambling reminiscence of days gone by as you can muster.
- A new challenge will appear every Tuesday – if it’s not there by 10pm (the traditional time for the 30Qs back in April) whoever has stewardship that week will be hunted down by the rest of us! We take it in turns to set the challenge – normally, whoever wants to set next week’s challenge, make yourself known over the course of the thread. If no-one has volunteered by, say, Friday, the job defaults to whoever posted first. No problems on that score at the moment: Debbym has next week, and I believe amylee has claimed the week after.
- No artist can be duplicated in one week – whoever posts firsts gets to keep their choice. No gratuitous selections of Tom Petty or The Grateful Dead just to piss tfd or Chris off as that would be mean, but no guilt if your perfect song inadvertantly treads on someone else’s toes. However, unlike in the 30Qs, song choices can be repeated in subsequent weeks (though we might want to impose a one-week prohibition of repeating songs) because it’s doubtful anyone’s going to want to keep track of everyone’s choices indefinitely.
- Challenge questions don’t have to be as pithily worded as the 30Qs – with so many of the big things in life covered last month, we’re inevitably going to be peeping into the cracks so we can probably afford to be more precise and/or convoluted in our questioning than would have been appropriate for the Facebook masses. We relish complexity and ambiguity!
- I’ve not set it up so don’t look at me but we can get together a Dropbox folder of choice cuts each week – people can simply put songs in the box on request or as they wish.
Feel free to add to and alter those rules. Now here’s my probably-the-least-pithily-worded-challenge-in-the-brief-history-of-the-ANSWSCs:
Inspired by a discussion between Mnemonic & nilpferd (I think) of the above linked song over on RR recently, which I’m eternally grateful to Abahachi for the introduction to, I wondered …
Which artist do you only own one song by, love it to death, but have never added to it?
Now I do mean ONE song! This is a challenge based on compilations, downloads and (dare I say it?) the ‘Box – even 7″ snigles tend to have two tunes by the band. You didn’t know that artist until stumbling across this one song: it blew you away, you now have it on heavy rotation on your Walkman/iPod/stereo . . . but you’ve somehow not got round to grabbing anything else the artist has released. Well, here’s your chance to wax lyrical about it, and see if any of the rest of us are fans who can tell you where to go next. But, I’ll say it again, you must only own THE ONE SONG by the artist, NO MORE! Unfortunately for me, that rules the Marcin Wasilewski Trio out, as the Professor also treated us to their version of Hyperballad a while back. Instead, I’ll post my choice as an early comment. I hope this works! Good luck everyone.