The blockbuster event is almost here with April 1st marking Day One of the month-long A-Z Blogging Challenge. Today is the day that we participants reveal our themes.
Last year was my first year participating and I didn’t do a theme, which worked out quite nicely as I had the freedom to creatively explore the alphabet without being tied to a specific topic. (You can see the collection of my 2014 A-Z Challenge Posts here).
But for this year’s challenge I decided to up my game and do a theme:
An A-Z Musical Tour of My Life
The idea took root when I found in a drawer a plastic bag holding a slew of concert ticket stubs. I started sifting through the stubs, each one evoking smiles, belly-laughs and memories galore of all those shows that I saw in the carefree days of my youth. I was also blown away at the prices I paid to see concerts back in the day.
My A-Z posts will be a compilation of the bands that were important to me in my growing up years. Each day will spotlight different bands and artists; the posts will be a variety of concert footage, music videos, trivia and personal stories — oh, and you’ll also get to see those concert stubs that I found. Wait till you see the prices!! Hint: the first concert I saw (Bad Company and Kansas) cost me $6…and I saw a super lineup of George Thorogood, Loverboy, Journey and the Rolling Stones for the steep price of $15!
One thing that is critical for A-Z posts to be considered desirable and appropriate is to keep them short. At first glance my posts may seem long but they are arranged in such a way that you can scroll through and either read the blurbs about the bands or catch a quick story or stick around for a bit and check out the music videos and concert footage. My hope is that you’ll find my entire collection worthy of bookmarking: there is going to be a ton of great music posted there! And there will be a few One-Hit Wonders that will find their way into my library of classics.
So stay tuned! April 1st is Day One featuring bands beginning with the letter A, and every day during the month of April (except Sundays) will focus on a different letter of the alphabet. I’m also asking readers to post a comment and let me know what bands or artists I forgot to include or what bands THEY would’ve chosen as their favorites.
Please join me every day in April on the Musical Tour of My Life — and be sure to CRANK IT UP!
(Music video by Autograph performing Turn up the Radio. (C) 1984 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment)