No Post Day: Responding To A Wiggy Music Meme Challenge


“No Government”; Anti Pasti (it’s a fan video)
Let me know if the YouTube isn’t available.

Whoops… I guess I was supposed to do this over here. Dame Wiggy has been asked to ask others what song inspires those people she inevitably asked, and her, to Write… generally. There was nothing specific. So this was the answer I left on her blog, where I thought I was supposed to leave it but everyone else is leaving theirs on their blogs. So, being the Follower that I am… actually I’m not that much of a follower but, seeing as how my next Real post is taking so very long to put together I figure this No Post Day* will do as filler until later tonight or sometime tomorrow when I drop some words on the world. So here’s the assignment and what I left on Dame’s very entertaining and well written blog:

Assignment: Think of THE song that most inspires you to write, whether it gives you an idea for a story, script or just puts you into a better frame of mind AND/OR peek into the lyrics and find a verse that sums up the theme of whatever project it is you’re working on. If possible, post a video of the song to convey to readers the full context of the song and the mood it puts you into. Finally, send the assignment to five other writers to do as well..

Response: I think you’re looking for the song, or a song, which gets me in the mood to write… or at least sparks some inspiration. The music I listen to While writing is mostly softer stuff like Johnny Cash; Alison Krauss & Union Station; The Pogues; William Orbit; The Tragically Hip; Chemical Brothers; various soul and blues stuff like John Lee Hooker and Ella Fitzgerald; Daft Punk and Miles Davis. The music that Generally makes me want to write either has a strong, moving forward, heavy beat to it or has some lyrics which spark an idea. White Zombie’s album “Astro Creep 2000″ kept me going for a long time, “Tea For The Tillerman” from Cat Stevens has always been a good album to spark an idea worth writing. Just one song though… there was one a few years ago by System Of A Down called “Chop Suey!” that had some inspiration in it for me. So here you go…


“Chop Suey!”; System Of A Down
Let me know if the YouTube isn’t available.

Explanation: Having several Father issues on top of Father issues surrounded by Father issues layered on other totally different Father issues it’s kind of obvious as to what the lyrics are which inspired me to write… some of the issues even relate to Lego, so the YouTube is Totally appropriate.

Going Viral: So as per the rules of the Game I have to pass this question on to five more writers… so for the assignment, the rules of which are six inches directly up from here, I’m picking:

Thordora, because I’m expecting something from the Doodlebops;

Bryan because I’m half expecting something in the Death Metal genre, but it could be Lynard Skynard, either way I’m looking forward to finding an entire catalogue of music on his site along with videos for each of the songs and maybe a few documentaries;

Nurse Myra because it’s sure to be some wocka wocka, 70’s style porn organ playing stuff… or stuff that makes you Want to touch an organ…. or some Midnight Oil;

Bine because I’m interested to see which part of David Hasselhoff’s catalogue she chooses, or if she goes in the Rammstein direction…

Mahendrap because we don’t see each other nearly enough, and I love Indian music… .

And I’m tossing in Mark as a Wild Card because I think he actually hears colour.

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*no post day has nothing to do with Anita Marie… unless she gets the lawyers involved in which case I’ll totally change the name to “None Post Day”… or “Post Day No” or maybe “Day No Post.”

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About Gabriel...

...diagnosed with manic depression in 1989, for the next 14-years I lived without treatment or a recovery plan. I've been homeless, one time I graduated college, I've won awards for reporting on Internet privacy issues, and a weekly humour column. In 2002 I finally hit bottom and found help. I have an 8-year old son, and a 4-year old son... I’m usually about six feet tall, and I'm pretty sure I screwed up my book deal. I mostly blog at saltedlithium.com....
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16 Responses to No Post Day: Responding To A Wiggy Music Meme Challenge

  1. thordora says:

    Doodlebops? PLEASE give my musical taste a LITTLE more credit than that please. shudder….

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  3. Gabriel... says:

    It could be the fat Smurf-like fingers, the bound breasts, the flared skirt, that manic face splitting grin or the purple complexion… or maybe all of the above, but holy Krishna, dude I would totally tap Deedee’s keg.

  4. markps2 says:

    “And I’m tossing in Mark as a Wild Card because I think he actually hears colour.”
    but does colour hear me?
    Yes I just reread my text rant I wrote upon waking this morning and it does seem insane. It all depends on ones perspective and the ability to explain and communicate ones ideas.
    Does the blackness of ones closed eyes have a sound?

  5. nursemyra says:

    don’t be mad at me pleeze…. I’m cheating a little on this one and just linking to a musical inspiration post I did a few months back.

    http://nursemyra.wordpress.com/2007/04/05/aural-examination/

    and I really need to clear my name. I loathe most music from the 70s and 80s and I never listen to midnight oil. I did however vote for peter garrett in last weekend’s election.

    he got in!

  6. Gabriel... says:

    Yeah, I saw he got into cabinet as the Environment Minister, but they chunked off Climate Change into a separate ministry and gave it to someone else… interesting change of affairs. I like that your new PM is apologizing to the aboriginals, pulling out of Iraq is kind of a wash as I’m pretty sure Howard would have done it in 2008 anyway. I’ll be interested to see what he does in Afghanistan. Signing onto Kyoto at this stage is pretty much a PR exercise, the due date is next year and Australia (like Canada) hasn’t really done much. Other than water I’m not sure what the major issues are in Australia but, politically, I’d love to see some term limits. We’re finally getting around to having some here…

    As for the Meme… I’d be careful if I were you, I think Meme’s work like chain letters… as long as you play by the Rules good things will happen, but fuck with the Meme God and the rain stops forever. Hey… that might explain things in Aussieland.

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  8. thordora says:

    ok….note to self…do not read your comments this early in the morning…I’m now wanting to puke. “Tapping her keg” puts a HOST of unsavory images in my head.

    And I see music in color-does that count?

  9. Bryan says:

    Hey nothing wrong with Deedee…

    Have a look see…. 😉

  10. Bryan says:

    oops wrong image try this one.

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  12. dame says:

    thanks for playing, gabriel. =)

    this tune gave me flashbacks. i had a pal that used to play it all the time on road trips. interesting, he had father issues too. actually, he had the entire subscription. rough times for him.

    now i wanna play with legos. is it wrong?

  13. Gabriel... says:

    Playing with Legos is awesome… they’re totally Web 2.0. Making stop-motion movies with clay is time consuming and extremely hard. If I were a kid today, or were able to concentrate on something for more than thirty minutes, I’d totally remake Se7en in Lego.

    I think a lot of dudes with the Father Issues got into Chop Suey!, just for that growling-scream “Father, into your hands I condemn my spirit; Father, into your hands… Why have you forsaken me?” I wrote something a long time ago where I asked the “Why” question. It can be a very violent word… especially if you don’t get the answers you think you deserve.

  14. darkentries says:

    Awesome track. The whole album is a rollicking pompous overblown shuriken of rock opera. Fantastic. I still get hyper when I play it in the car. Which is exactly the wrong time to be hyper.
    Things that work in Need for Speed 2 do not work in real cars. Like glancing off a canyon at 150 miles per hour as you shift down 3 gears.
    Doesnt work.
    I hit a Jaguar at 20 miles per hour recently and my car is a write off.
    I seem to be rambling.

  15. dame says:

    i’m gonna go to the store and get some legos and clay, and a mr. potato head for that matter.

    i’ll sit on the floor and play whilst jamming to yngwie malmsteen.

    okay, so that might be kinda wrong.

    p.s. i lol’d at you, darkness.

  16. bine says:

    heh, love the lego vid.
    but really … david hasselhoff or rammstein? come on, you picked the two most unlikely things you could think of, no?
    well, i played. and i guess i must be a canadian in my heart if i chose joni mitchell over rammstein.

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