Monday, October 15, 2007
Announcing A Short, Sweet Monkey Mix
We have gone a little crazy in recent volumes of the Green Monkey Music Project.
Can't Wait For Halloween had a whopping ten participants and fifty songs, while Geography Pop Quiz had nine participants with over sixty songs.
For this, Volume 9, we're going to have a mix with only six participants, and less than thirty songs.
Here's how it works. This mix will be called ABC.
Each participant will have letters of the alphabet assigned to them. The only requirement on the participants is that they must provide a song for each letter they are responsible for. The first word in the song must begin with that letter. For example, if you are responsible for the letter "W", the song "Waiting On A Friend" would be valid, but "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" would *not* be valid.
Okay, so how does a participant sign up for a group of letters? Well, you pick one of the shapes to the left. I have already randomly assigned letters to the shapes. If a shape has already been picked by someone else, you can't pick it.
I won't tell you which letters belong to which shapes, but I will tell you how the letters are broken down:
Yes, there will be one participant that has one only letter they will be responsible for -- Z!
This mix has five open slots. Each participant has to pick a shape when they sign up for the mix. I'll be taking the sixth slot. I will take whatever shape is left after the five participants have chosen theirs.
I'll publish the key tying shapes to letters after we get a full number of participants on the mix (if you want to know what letters you got before the mix fills up, I can email the shape/letter key to you).
This mix has everything! The thrill of chance! The magic of the alphabet! And it's not that long!
So, sign up, already!
We have our participants!
Beth! (Pink parallelogram)
J.D.! (Blue Circle)
Barbara! (Green Triangle)
Tim! (Orange Star)
Dr Monkey Von Monkerstein! (Red Square)
Splotchy! (Yellow Oval)
Participants, here are your letters! Since übermixologist Beth got short-changed on the number of selections, I said she could still do five songs, provided they all start with the letter "Z" (don't worry, she will have *no* problem coming up with the songs).
Just post your song selections as a comment on this post.