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Date: 4-23-2019
Word Limit: 1500
Words Written: 11,911

Judges (crits):
*Thranguy
crimea
Lippincott

This is a music week. But it's not exactly the normal variety of music week. Instead of focusing on a particular artist or genre, you're going to take your inspiration from American Song-Poem Music. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Song_poem

The musical equivalent of the vanity press, the various Song-Poem studios connected amateur songwriters and professional studio musicians to produce, well, some of my favorite examples of outsider art. And a surprising amount of it has survived. The original Song-Poem Music archive at http://www.songpoemmusic.com is mostly dead, its mp3 collection lost to link rot, but I have found an accessable set of collections http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2009/08/songpoem-archived-music-volume-7-train-of-destiny.html
http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2009/02/songpoem-archived-music-volume-1.html
http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2005/07/american_song_p.html
http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2009/12/heres-gene-marshall-a-songpoem-album-mp3s.html
http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2012/12/a-christmas-song-poem-corny-copia.html
http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2008/06/a-few-song-po-1.html
http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2009/06/songpoem-archived-music-volume-5-life-is-a-flame.html
http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2013/03/a-song-poem-easter-from-halmark-records-mp3s.html
http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2009/05/songpoem-archived-music-volume-4-during-evening.html
http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2009/04/songpoem-archived-music-volume-3-the-hill.html
http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2009/03/1-the-real-pros---in-love-with-elvis2-bobby-swanson-and-his-sonics---rockin-little-eskimo3-bobbi-blake---my-husband-lover.html

and there are also YouTube playlists of a much smaller subset still, will post some of those later.

Go out and find one, put the name and a link that will get me to some playable version of your song in your sign up post. Or you can ask for me to give you one, but if you do you get 250 fewer words.

Anyone who toxxes gets 250 extra words.

As is ever the case in song weeks, don't be literal, don't tell the story of the song or have someone listen to it as they do stuff. Break it apart and find some nuggets to smelt into a story.

No poetry, fanfic, erotica, rants, emoji, Google docs, spreadsheets, etc.


10 Total Submissions, 3 Total Failures:
1
Loser
2
Honorable Mention
3
Honorable Mention
4
5
Winner
6
7
8
9
Redemption
10

Failures who signed up but did not submit: