Monday, May 31, 2010

Bloggerstock: What Is Your Theme Song?

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Hi my beautiful people!  Today is the day I introduce you to the beautiful Jessica over at Cerebral Lunch Box!  A creative writer as well as an amateur photographer, she gracefully shares her journey with us.  And entertained you will be.  Jessica deserves some blognition.  Don't believe me? Check out her blog!

You ask why am I introducing Jessica to you all?

Well, remember Bloggerstock? The blog-swap thingy?  You want the deets you say? Okay.  Read below where Jessica thankfully explained the beauty behind the concept of Bloggerstock.  And also, find out what's her theme song!

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Before I begin, I want to give some background on what Bloggerstock is and why I've hijacked Johana's blog. I found out about Bloggerstock through 20sb.net (a great place for a beginning blogger, btw). Basically it's blog-swapping but on a big scale.  It introduces you to tons of great blogs out there, some of which you would miss in the vastness of the net.  If you want some exposure as well as some new things for your feed, check it out!

I was really pumped about the whole Bloggerstock thing until I got the theme for this month, actually.  What is my theme song?  Really, I have to pick just one?  Music's always been a huge part of my life, and I have a soundtrack running in my head almost constantly.

I've actually set up my Pandora account so I have several stations to reflect any particular mood I'm in at the time.  The task of choosing only one piece of music seemed daunting at best and impossible at worst.

So I started thinking, maybe something classical to show my deep and esoteric nature?  Nah, too pretentious. Something light and pop-y to show that I'm not as old as I sometimes feel? Who am I kidding? A song by a strong female artist, demonstrating my feminist tendencies? Most of the time I'm disgusted with what passes for feminism now a days.

So what to do?

It may seem like a downer, but I decided to focus on my disappointments and disillusionment for my theme song.  I chose Frank Turner's "Love Ire and Song".





I'm sure I'm not the only one in the blogosphere that feels pretty disgusted by the way the world is going to shit right now.  And it's not just society as a whole.  Not just the good ol' boys in power, the jerks on Fox News, or the smugness of the new guard.  Let's face it, politicians (and what passes for journalists today) are crooked and always will be.  It's not just the ones in power.

It's us, too.  It's me, too.

There's too much wrong in the world that I'm willing to let go by and not do anything about. Sure, I'm concerned with the plight of women in the fundamentalist Muslim world, but have I ever done anything about it, other than describe the injustice to half-interested acquaintances?

World hunger's an issue, more now than possibly ever, but have I actually sent a check to the Heifer foundation, like I've said I'm going to do for the past three years?

In my personal life, I've become complacent, too.  For years I've wanted to become a writer, write something that would at least give others enjoyment.  I don't actually think I'm talented enough to write the Next Great American Novel.  But what does it take to get me up off of my ass?  Moving to a new city and losing my mom.  I finally had a wake-up call I couldn't ignore anymore.

To me that's what "Love Ire and Song" is all about.  Looking around and realizing what a hole we've dug for ourselves, but somehow finding a way to get a moment of glory out of what we have left.  It may not make history (although it's kinda cool to think of my glorious martyrdom celebrated in a national parade), but at least you're doing something.

So come on (and in the words of Frank Turner) "let's be young, let's be crass enough to care. Let's refuse to live and learn, let's make all our mistakes again yes. And then darling, just for one day, we can fight and we can win. And if only for a little while, we could insist on the impossible."

I want to thank Bloggerstock and Johana for giving me the chance to share this wonderful song and my kind of rambling rant with you.  If you liked it, thanks!  If you didn't, don't hold it against Johana, fate was against her. :)

Check out Ethony's post about her theme song on my blog at http://cerebrallunchbox.blogspot.com/2010/05/bloggerstock-what-is-your-theme-song.html!

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Thank you Jessica! Listened to the song and it's lovely!

And now to check out my theme song, head over to Sara Swears A  Lot!

5 comments:

Rukhpar Mor said...

SO, are you all given random blogs to post in? I am a little confused about the concept.I am heading over to the website.

Alex said...

Well, I am really at a loss for words on this one. At first I wanted to say something about how the song is a kind of downer sentiment, but your spin is pretty interesting. Great ideals.

Johana Hill said...

Rukhpar You should definitely participate in the blog-swap! ;p

// krissy ♥ said...

Bloggerstock sounds interesting! I am also a member of 20sb but I am not too active there *hangs head in shame* My theme song is Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield :)

Witless Exposition said...

Thanks Alex! I think the tempo of the song and the last little bit keep it from being a "shoot yourself" song.

If you're interested in bloggerstock check it out, it was a lot of fun. I think they're in the process of setting it up for next month.

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