Daily Prompt: Mix Tape Masterpiece

For a few weeks now I’ve been watching WordPress’ Daily Prompt emails come through my inbox. I’ve found them interesting and very doable, IF I had the time to write a thoughtful blog to each daily prompt. But now that I think about it, there is a challenge to this daily exercise, one that tempts an artist (especially this one) to expand outside their box and think on the fly.

Here are a few examples:

1. Pick a letter, any letter. Now, write a story, poem, or post in which every line starts with that letter. Photographers, artists, poets: show us SYMMETRY.

2. How do you pick what blogs or books to read? What’s the one thing that will get you to pick up a book or click on a link every single time? Photographers, artists, poets: show us CHOICES.

3. Describe what it feels like to hear a beautiful piece of music or see a stunning piece of art. Photographers, artists, poets: show us BEAUTY.

4. Write a post about anything you’d like, but be sure to include this sentence somewhere in the final paragraph: “He tried to hit me with a forklift!” Photographers, artists, poets: show us a NON SEQUITUR.

Today’s prompt is Mix Tape Masterpiece

You make a new friend. Make them a mix tape (or playlist, for the younger folks) that tells them who you are through song. Photographers, artists, poets: show us MUSIC.

When I first saw this, only two songs came to mind.

I’m Blue by Eiffel and I’m A Barbie Girl by Aqua, but then I was like, ‘Oh, they don’t want a funky beat cause let’s face it, the lyrics to these songs are far from positive. If I added these to my playlist, if these were the only songs I used to describe me, my new friend would be calling for a straightjacket.’

So here we go:

Dust in the Wind

Forever and Ever, Amen

I Hope You Dance

How Do You Like Me Now

When Mercy Found Me

Empty Me

Take Me In (Holy of Holies)

I Am Yours Lord

Jesus Rides the Subway

Bad Romance

Who Am I

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