Slight delay

I have not given up on this beginning. I quite like it. But my life doesn’t allow much room at the moment. The blog is fairly high on my list of priorities (you should see what I’m postponing…). Anyway, I’ll catch up.

Anyway, I’ll catch up, I promise. There’ll be a post Monday at least, and I’ll try to get one out before Monday too.

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So terribly sorry

You might have noticed the lack of posts of late. This is partly because I have been busy with other writing projects and partly because I have had more trouble dealing with the religion theme than anticipated. I find myself considering which interpretation of a song will make people hate me less, and that is not a position I enjoy being in.

I love writing this blog, and this story is making me not love it.

So starting April I will begin a new story. This story will be part of the history (think of it as that weird sequel that everyone ignores), but the focus will change once again. I will attempt to make up for lost posts, so that’s three posts coming soon. And then I’m back on regular schedule.

I’m truly sorry.

63:What Have We Done? (Beginning of the 2017-story)

‘Earth Song’ by Michael Jackson

This story happens to everyone. It happens everywhere. But it does have a main character more all-knowing than I, the (supposedly) all-knowing narrator. I’ll call this character Abraham.

 

Abraham is the only son of The Creator Of It All. He sees everything. Hears everything. Feels everything. And he cries. He prays on behalf of all people to The Creator Of It All. He speaks of promises of light, happiness and peace, The Creator Of It All gave based on dreams, the creator shared with Abraham. Dreams they drifted far away from.

He speaks of an earth destroyed. Of bloodshed brought on by his and The Creator Of It All’s hands. Children dead from war. Kingdoms turned to dust. Dying animals. The common man imprisoned. Death.

He asks, where they went wrong, hoping The Creator Of It All will change it and make it better.

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAi3VTSdTxU

Link to lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/michaeljackson/earthsong.html

 

This is the new-ish beginning, I mentioned in my last post. It’s a new story with a new focus, but it takes place in the same universe and It’ll be connected somehow. I will as always explain the important aspects of the previous story when that happens, as well as what lead to the events of the current chapter.

I’ll also empathise that, for the purposes of this blog, I don’t care what the song is actually about. I will of course respect it and use both the words and tone, but I will divorce it from its original context and twist the meaning until it fits my context. Hence this is not how I actually interpret this song. But it is what I get out of it, when I strip it of real-world-context.

I mention it here, because this is second time I deal with a song most people would respect so much they might find offence in me taking it apart and putting it back together like some sort of Frankenstein-monster, and I wanted to make it clear that it is not done out of disrespect.

Confused? Read”What you need to know” (found in the sidebar) to find out what this blog is about. Follow the tags around to figure out what happened in the previous story, read the key events from the previous story (also found in the sidebar) or read the whole thing in the proper order by clicking on https://songbysongblog.wordpress.com/?order=asc

Like this chapter? Like it or share it on whichever social media site, you prefer.

Want to influence the story? Add a song to the list by leaving a comment here or on Facebook.

Many, Many Updates

Exciting news!

I now have a public Youtube playlist found at this link https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGULUng8lGLnIm7mWwbeXyVGfITIKggew at my new Youtube channel Song by Song

You can still add to it, but now it comes in rotation with the rest instead of being bumped to the top. This makes it more random. I’ve actually used a playlist like that for a while now, and now you can see it.

Here you can read, how I use the playlist and how you can add to it: https://songbysongblog.wordpress.com/unused-suggestions/

I’ve updated the Concept page accordingly

Along with my brand new Youtube channel, I got a brand new email (songbysongblog@gmail.com) where you can now contact me too. I have also written it in my brand new Contact Me page (https://songbysongblog.wordpress.com/contact-me/)

Also in an attempt to make it easier for new readers to catch up, I have created a brand new list of key events. I will update this for every tenth chapter (part of the story) and it will always be at least 10 chapters behind. These are found here: https://songbysongblog.wordpress.com/links-to-key-events-spoilers-up-till-40/

All pages can be found to the right of the computer screen. I’m working on making it visible on iPads and smartphones. I’m not particularly website-savvy if my way of posting links doesn’t tell you that already, but I’ll do my best.