Friday, March 30, 2012

Important A to Z Challenge Guidelines, My A to Z Theme, and Sad Songs Blogfest!

The A to Z Challenge starts Sunday!

For those of you participating, here are the basic guidelines:

Post on a topic or word that matches the corresponding letter of the alphabet, starting with “A” on Sunday, April 1, then every day except Sundays after that.

Visit fellow Challenge participants starting with the blog immediately following yours on the sign up list. Aim to visit five blogs a day; more if you have time.

Keep posts SHORT!

Turn off word verification. Make it easy for others to leave comments.

Make it easy for others to follow you.

Use the official A to Z button. Link back to the A to Z BLOG.

Have fun and make new friends!

My theme for the Challenge? I’ll get to that in a minute…

First, it’s the Sad Songs Blogfest, hosted by Spunk on a Stick’s Tips

Disappear by Dream Theater from Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Song tells the unbelievably sad tale of a man sitting by his wife’s bed as she passes away. Song almost guaranteed to make me cry every time. (And I never want to be in that position. My wife is in big trouble if she dies first.)

After Me by Marillion from Season’s End
Song takes you to the depths of heartache before the uplifting ending. Saddest line – “There’s a stray dog she feeds that she found in the street and he loves her to hold him but he won’t let her keep him. And he claws at the door to be let out at night and she makes do without him and she worries about him.”

Collapse the Light into Earth by Porcupine Tree from In Absentia
It’s a song about someone who’s gone through a very traumatic event. It’s a metaphor for a breakup. The poor man sings about how the light has collapsed in the spot where his lover should be.

Losing it by Rush from Signals
The saddest song about aging you will ever hear. “The writer stares with glassy eyes, defies the empty page, his beard is white, his face is lined, and streaked with tears of rage. Thirty years ago, how the words would flow, with passion and precision, but now his mind is dark and dull, by sickness and indecision, and he stares out the kitchen door, where the sun will rise no more.”

Now, my theme for the Challenge!

Last year, my theme was featuring blogger buddies whose blog title corresponded with the letter of the alphabet. Everyone really seemed to enjoy it so I decided to put a little twist on it this year.

My theme – I have selected a word for each day and will present to you blogger buddies who fit that description, along with movies, music, etc. My theme is to give back, highlight some awesome bloggers, and have fun in the process.

The only downside is that I have a lot of blogger buddies. (Note sidebar which is still missing some blogs.) I won’t be able to mention everyone, but I will try to highlight some cool people.

I’ll also be posting short bits of Ninja News, so if you have anything exciting happen, new book release, anything – leave a comment and I’ll mention it the next day.

So, you never know who I will be highlighting on a given day!

Oh yeah, and I’ll be announcing my next solo Blogfest during the Challenge (first one since Worst Movies Ever – whoa!) and it’s really going to surprise you.

Any questions about the A to Z Challenge? Any sad songs on your list? Want to guess what my next blogfest will be? Do you like my theme for the Challenge? Care to share your theme? I’ve been hearing about some good ones…

132 comments:

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

Sounds like you've got all your ducks in a row, Mister Ninja! Best of luck with the challenge. In the best spirit of "ducks" I do believe I'll be winging it.

Never realized how sad the Rush song is. Substitute woman for man and subtract a bit of the facial hair and you've got moi. And how sad is that?

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Good songs of your choice for the sad songs.

All set for the A to Z.

Would your next blogfest be about Danny Boy? well I only asked.

Yvonne.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

I also have a theme but I ADORE yours. I'm so excited!

Creepy Query Girl said...

oh fun theme! Guess what? I'm in! Can't wait:)

Anna Smith said...

That's a cool theme. I've not heard those songs but the lyrics to the last one are pretty amazing. Will have to check it out :)

Mark Koopmans said...

I'm an A whole
Lot of fun if I'm mentioned.

(Taken from the 2012 edition of "why grammer and line spacing options is realy important")

Kyra Lennon said...

Is it bad that I've never heard any of those songs before? :(

Looking forward to your A-Z theme!

The Angry Lurker said...

"Hurt" by Johnny Cash and also one of my funeral songs!

Medeia Sharif said...

I don't know those songs. I'm going to look them up.

I'm also going to mention some bloggers' books for A-Z. I'm going to blog about books, writing, and music I listen to while writing.

Have a great weekend.

Li said...

Nice that you're highlighting fellow bloggers! Hmmm...wonder what the surprise blogfest will be! I think I've followed all of the rules except one - my first A story is longer than most, but hopefully that won't put people off. Good luck everyone!

oceangirl said...

Love your theme. What could mine be? Help, hehe :)

Civil War Horror (Sean McLachlan) said...

I'm stoked for this! I've already scheduled the first week's posts. I'll be traveling in London and Oxford that week so I want to have a backup in case I get distracted. :-)
I'll still have plenty of time to visit all sorts of cool blogs, though!

Gail said...

Lsoing It seems to me, the saddest.

Annalisa Crawford said...

That's a great theme - I'm looking forward to reading it!

I've never heard of any of those songs!

Rusty Webb said...

Busy busy busy. My theme is still undecided, I'll settle on something by tonight I guess. Your theme sounds pretty cool...and challenging.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Sounds like an awesome month. Even though I'm not part of the A-Z challenge I'll be checking in when I can.

Jemi Fraser said...

I don't know any of your songs! I'm going to have to check them out!

Huntress said...

Sounds like a great plan for A to Z. It's going to be *crazynutstotalmayhem* a blast.

Saddest song? No question about it. "My Immortal" by Evanescence.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Cathy, you'll have to listen to it again.

Yvonne, no, but he might be on your list!

Thanks, Lass!

Katie, I saw your name on the list - very cool.

Anna, you'll like it.

Mark, you'll have to check back, but don't think you'd fall under A!

Kyra, they're all rock songs, so no.

Lurker, funeral would be appropriate time.

Medeia, that sounds good!

Lisa, I'll still read it.

Oceangirl, thanks.

Sean, that's good.

Gail, it's a sad one.

Annalisa, that's all right.

Rusty, narrowing it down was the real challenge.

Natalie, it will be a super cool month.

Huntress, that's a good one.

baygirl32 said...

I don't know some of the songs on your list! (off to google them now)

Love love you theme for the A-Z!

Juliana said...

Wow, you're one organized guy! And I love your idea of paying back. It's a pity I'm still very, very busy with the move and can't even think of participating!
Good luck and have fun!

Talli Roland said...

Aw, that's a great theme, Alex! :) And those are good tips for any time of the year.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

That's a good theme for the A to Z.

I'll have to go back and listen to that Porcupine Tree song again.

SA Larsenッ said...

Love your theme for the A to Z. I was hoping to do something similar, but other blog obligations have come up. I figure I'll take care of those--like promoting a friend's book deal, a blog tour--and stick to my theme for the rest.

I'm going with: What I've Learned About XXXX (depending on the letter).

Retro-Zombie said...

awweeee-man that is what i was going to do. now it's going to look like i copied you or the other way around.

kidding... that is a great idea and that is why you are the ninja.

sad songs from rush is... nobody's hero. i got a late start with the group, though i am still getting caught up...

great day!
jeremy

Cate Masters said...

Argh, Blogger's being a bugger. My ??? attempt...
I haven't heard of most of your songs, but I love your descriptions of them, and their titles - especially Collapse the Light into Earth. I'll have to check 'em out.

David P. King said...

Now that's an exciting theme! Things have gotten crazy busy so I'm glad I didn't sign up now. But I will be reading. Keep up the awesomeness Alex! :)

Jules said...

Sorry to say I did not know a single song but then you are a head banger and I'm a blues girl. Maybe we should write a head banging blues song? :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Tamara Narayan said...

This is my first attempt at the A to Z blog challenge, so no theme. But I did have fun rummaging through my house to find famous brands starting with each letter of the alphabet. I'll be posting them as a pictorial guessing game.

Eric said...

Doh, I almost missed out. I thought I had already signed up, but I didn't. I've since rectified that and I'm ready to go now.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Love your theme! I couldn't seem to find my groove this year until I decided to explore "Creativity" every day . . .I haven't finished writing it all out yet, so we'll see how it goes. Plan to visit as many blogs as possible and make new friends!

Rick Daley said...

My favorite sad song is "Tears in Heaven"

I need to get off my lazy ass and actually participate in the A-Z challenge. Wish me luck!

Marta Szemik said...

What a nice theme Alex! Your Ninja name is well earned with all the plans you have... See you Sunday:)

Karen Walker said...

I knew I'd feel old if I came over today and saw your sad songs. Sigh!
Karen

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

I'm super-excited about the Challenge! It sounds great! I admire you for the fact that you never get tired of highlighting other bloggers. I don't know how you do it, but it's great, and shows what an incredible person you are. :)

Dawn Ius said...

Great songs - and I LOVE the theme for your A-Z.

Jeremy said...

That is a great theme! I like how you are using the challenge to highlight other bloggers. I can't wait to see who you recommend!

Tonja said...

Uh, some of us (not me of course) have problems following rules. :/

I do like the idea that everyone on the list will be read, not just the ones at the top of the list.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Your A-Z theme sounds like a super one, but I now feel officially old. (sigh) Not only am I unfamiliar with all of the songs you've selected, but I don't know the artists, either.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Juliana.

Shari, that sounds good!

Jeremy, can't fall behind on your Rush now!

Cate, at Blogger is better now.

David we'll miss you.

Rick, you can do it.

Karen, I'm sorry!

George, thank you.

Jeremy, you'll have to keep checking...

Tonja, that was the idea!

~elaine said...

I discovered some great blogs with your last year's theme (and heard about the A to Z challenge). I'm looking forward to reading this year's posts!

The Happy Whisk said...

You are a good egg, Alex. Keep up the great work and Happy A to Z month.

Lydia Kang said...

I've actually never heard of those songs! Looking forward to the next blogfest!

Julie said...

Great idea for your theme! I'm looking forward to your posts, can't wait for Sunday and the start of the challenge. Have a great weekend!

Clarissa Draper said...

I don't know any of your songs!

I just wanted to let you know that I plan to review your book but with A-Z coming up, I think it's best to just wait until may. Besides, if I post a review in May. Just an FYI.

K.D. Storm said...

I have done everything you suggested for the blog challenge on both blogs. I was able to put the banner up tooon the new blog. I couldn't get it to do right on the old one. Oh well! Great choice in music btw. Can't wait til Sunday!

Arlee Bird said...

Your sad songs don't immediately come to mind, but I'm familiar with the groups. From the descriptions they sound like good songs.

Your A to Z theme is a good one, especially as one of the co-hosts.

Will be interested in the next Blogfest.


Lee
Sad Songs Blogfests—Places I Remember
Wrote By Rote
An A to Z Co-host blog

Joshua said...

Now that comments are working again, I can come back and say, yes, I picked a theme, but you saw that already. Nerd Shirt Power!!!

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

April is looking so busy. I'm not in the mood to think of sad songs today. My A-to-Z theme revolves around Pixar.

Sangu Mandanna said...

I haven't heard any of those! Shocking, I know.

Cassie Mae said...

Can't. Contain. Excitement!

OMGOSH!!!!!

A to Z is gonna freakin' rock! And I can't wait to see your bloggy buddies so I can follow them all!!!!

And another blogfest?? Gosh, I can't wait! :D

(PS: I did read your sad songs, and dude, I haven't heard any of those! Fail.)

Rachna Chhabria said...

I love your A to Z blogging theme, Alex. Its cool just like you. I am waiting eagerly to see what you have in store for all of us.

Leovi said...

Delicious Dream Theater song.

Angel said...

I love your idea!! What a great way to feature some great blogs! So happy to be taking part in this challenge, really looking forward to getting into it, and discovering new blogs!

Rachel Morgan said...

Yes, I like your A to Z theme! How fantastic of you to "give back" by highlighting awesome bloggers :-)

Emily R. King said...

Loving the Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence pick. It crossed my mind for this blogfest.

Wendy Tyler Ryan said...

Lots of cool infor today! As to your songs - None of the titles are jumping at me. I'd have to hear them to know if I've heard any of them!

Brinda said...

I don't know these songs and that makes me sad. :)

Gossip_Grl said...

Nice song choices.

J.L. Campbell said...

Thanks for the reminders of the do's and dont's for the blogfest.

Haven't come across any of your sad songs before.

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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Elaine, that's good to know! I'd worried I was overloading everyone with yet more blogs to check out, but the response was really positive.

Just don't Whisk this egg, Whisk!

Clarissa, that is fine! Hope you enjoyed it.

KD, that's good!

Lee, as long as you know the bands.

Joshua, I think that theme rocks.

Michael, that's a good one.

Cassie, your enthusiasm just oozes off the page! And unless you are a big prog rock fan, it doesn't surprise me you haven't heard the songs.

Leovi, yes!

Angel, glad you're on board!

Emily, you're a Dream Theater fan? You rock!

Brinda, most people don't know these songs...

Thanks, everyone!!

The Happy Whisk said...

Hahahaha. Thank you for the laugh. I won't. I promise.

Tasha Seegmiller said...

I need to go listen to that first song - it's right in line with what I'm writing right now...

Ciara said...

I love the theme you came up for on your challenge. That's fantastic. Oh, I can't wait to hear what the next blogfest will be.

~Sia McKye~ said...

Oh, I love Disappear! How could I have forgotten that one? I also liked Losing It.

Sia McKye OVER COFFEE

Rek said...

Those songs & words...no way I am hearing despite no hubby around to mope over('Bye bye bye' by NSync fits better) but have parents, I'll obviously outlive. ;(
Good luck to the A-Zers, will cheer from the sidelines.
Good theme 'giving back' is always nice, mighty curious about your latest blogfest.

Angela Orlowski-Peart said...

I like your theme for the A to Z, Alex. And you made me curious about the upcoming Blogfest! Your blogfests are always so much fun.

Thank you for recommending a few songs. I need to add some new titles to my "music-to-write-to" list.

Laura said...

What a lovely theme - will be looking to you to meet some fab new people!
Lx

Suze said...

Dream Theater, Marillion and Rush -- fantastic, Al. One of my personal faves: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_UaSv604hM (appended only for the song.)

Looking forward to the unveiling of your personal blogfest!

Julie Dao said...

Wonderful theme, Alex. It's just like you to want to give back and help others!

Carol Kilgore said...

Great theme! Now I'm excited about your next blogfest :)

Happy Weekend!

Andrew Leon said...

Your next theme will revolve around which can spit farther, the camel or the llama.

Misha Gericke said...

That is a great theme for A to Z Challenge. Can't wait to see which great people you highlight. :-)

Jennifer Macfarlan said...

Your theme sounds great, I can't wait to read your posts!

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Great theme for your challenge, Alex!

And I'm feeling sad with all the sad songs lists because I'm not cool enough to recognize the songs! Sigh. I need to get out more. Or stay in more. Or something...

Christine Rains said...

Fabulous theme! I'll be doing one story throughout the month of the Challenge. I've been seeing such great themes everywhere. I'm very excited about this blogfest. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Tasha, that's cool. Well, not cool, as it's a sad moment.

Sia, you know those songs? You rock!!!

Angela, think you'll really like the next blogfest.

Suze, you rock as well!

Andrew, thanks for the laugh!

Elizabeth, don't worry, most people don't know the bands I like.

Thank you, guys!!

M Pax said...

OK, Alex, you introduced me to some new bands. The only one I knew was Rush [grew up on the Canadian border, so Rush was huge in my town].

Great theme. I'm ready. Except for Y and Z. Maybe I'll pretend they don't exist... lol

Martha said...

A is for awesome - I'm sorry, I just can't stop! Seriously, really great theme! I can't wait to check out your posts :)

Denise Mitchell said...

Great choice of songs! I love Dream Theater.

Looking forward to the A - Z challenge. Fab idea for your theme. Mine is nothing like as interesting as that :-)

N. R. Williams said...

Hi Alex
Good plan on the A - Z. I haven't heard the songs and now I must.
Nancy

Charles Gramlich said...

Egads, those sad songs would make me slit my wrists

Morgan said...

Oooo... next blogfest? I'm sure it will involve revealing your true identity! Or should I say "identities?" ;)

Old Kitty said...

I've never heard these sad songs so I'm happy! LOL!!

Take care
x

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Mary, they do exist! And if you grew up near Canada, Rush was required listening.

Thanks, Martha!

Denise, you are awesome then!!!

Charles, don't do that!

Morgan, you just want to make a statue.

Jeffrey Beesler said...

All of these blogfests AND writing CassaStorm to boot. Are you sure you get any day job work done?

Claire Hennessy said...

Desperately trying to keep my A-Z blogs short - argh - what a great theme to highlight other bloggers the whole month.

Heather M. Gardner said...

Well. I'm ashamed to admit I had to look up three of your songs. I knew the Rush one. Very good picks.

Great theme for A to Z! I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Another blogfest? I'm in!

HMG

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I like your clever approach to the Challenge. Sending good thoughts to you and all my blog friends embarking on the A-Z.

xoRobyn

Jessica Salyer said...

Sounds like a great theme and you already know mine. I knew the song by Rush. I can't wait to see what you've come up with now. :)

Mary Aalgaard, Play off the Page said...

Glad you shared some of the lyrics of your sad songs. I don't think I know any of them. I'd include "Cat's in the Craddle" and "Leader of the Pack" from the classics list.

D.G. Hudson said...

Your theme sounds intriguing, Alex, and matching bloggers to a word is even more so.

My theme combines two of my interests, and I've tried to dig out unique facts and trivia for each letter.

Should be fun.

Jennifer Lane said...

I love your theme, Alex. For some reason I wasn't a blog follower before but I righted that wrong! This is my first time participating in the challenge so I don't have a theme (I'm hoping to make it all 26 days!) but I look forward to learning from y'all about the process.

Shannon Lawrence said...

That's an amazing theme! Sounds like a lot of work, but I've no doubt you can do it. Looking forward to seeing what your next blogfest will be.

Shannon at The Warrior Muse, co-host of the 2012 #atozchallenge! Twitter: @AprilA2Z

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jeffrey, only when I have to!

Thanks, Claire.

Heather, you'll dig the blogfest.

Thank you, Robyn.

Jessica, if you know Rush, then you are cool!

Mary. those are classics.

DG, I bet it will be cool.

Jennifer, you'll be fine. I didn't have a theme the very first year.

Shannon, lots of searching, thinking, links, and images...

Kittie Howard said...

Thanks for the pre-game pep talk, Alex. Can't believe Sunday is sooo close.

Matt Hayes said...

Wow. Your blog is like, more popular than most best-selling authors. That's really awesome.

I'm an aspiring teenage author of epic fantasy and science fiction. I've heard a whole bunch of your books from David Powers King and a lot of other bloggers too, so I decided to swing by your blog and check it out.

Looking forward to future stuff! Oh, and I'll get your books as soon as I can.

-Matt (mattswritinglair.blogspot.com)

Maryann Miller said...

Alex, i was really touched by the lyrics of Losing It. I have explored the challenges of aging in the stories in my short story collection. They were based somewhat on what I learned about the worst fears that people have about aging from my work as a hospital chaplain.

Nancy Thompson said...

Blogging Buddies? What a cool theme. Mine's not nearly so fun or glamorous. Well, I'd love a mention for my book release next fall, but no pressure. And the saddest song I love most is Down In A Hole by my favorite old band Alice In Chains. So sad!

Kate said...

I know none of them! On the playlist they go. Thanks.

Jennie Bailey said...

I finally got my Sad Songs up. I forgot it was today! If I hadn't come here to comment today, I would have spaced. Thank you! Can't wait for your blogfest announcement!!!

Liz Fichera said...

I am ready for the A-Z Challenge! It's the first blogfest that I've participated in all year.

DiscConnected said...

Alex-

I did not read all the comments, and can't help but wonder if I am the only reader who knows all the songs (heck, owns all the albums) for your sad song list!

Excellent choice from Marillion! I'd toyed with including "Beautiful" on my list, but did not think of it as a sad song (I was fixated on tearjerkers).

Larry

C.M.Brown said...

I like your idea for the A-Z Challenge Alex! I must admit the only song on your list that I know is Marillion - great song!

Intrigued to learn what your Blogfest is all about!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hey Matt! Thanks, I really appreciate that.

Maryann, wow, bet you've had some touching and heart-wrenching experiences working there. God Bless you for doing it.

Nancy, you rocker chick! Hey, I can add you to one of the letters. Got a date yet?

Jennie, I will have to read yours then.

Hey Larry! A couple knew them, but not many. And Beautiful is a pretty song, but you're right, not sad.

CM, you know one more than most!

Melissa Bradley said...

Cool theme! Can't wait for this. Mine is strong women, a different woman for every letter of the alphabet and a few fun facts as well about women's largely un-acknowledged history.

Sad songs...hmmm I like What It Takes by Aerosmith as well as Because of You by Kelly Clarkson. And isn't every single country song ever recorded sad? :) Here's to an awesome challenge!

Jamie Gibbs said...

Love the theme! Looking forward to seeing some new blog buddies from it :)

michelle said...

Brilliant concept for a theme - definitely one-of-a-kind...

Patsy said...

Good luck to you and to everyone else who's doing the A to Z!

Nancy Thompson said...

Do you mean a release date? It's October 18, 2012. And yes, I am a diehard rocker chick!!

Leovi said...

A great challenge and very difficult. I think you will take a long time choosing the bloggers given the large number of friends you have. I think it's a nice challenge and give us the chance to meet new people, something which is also a regular on your blog.

Angela Brown said...

Sad songs all over the place. I hadn't realized how many wonderful songs were out there to pull the sad-strings.

I'm ready to hop into the A to Z fun!!! Yay!!

Cat Lavoie said...
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Cat Lavoie said...

Great theme, Alex! I'm looking forward to reading your entries! :)

Lady Gwen said...

Can't wait to read your entries in the A-Z - sounds like a fun theme. Everyone sounds pumped! Can't wait to hear about your next blogfest, too. Hope I can participate in that one:)

P V Ariel said...

Hi Alex,
Nice to be here.
Its really interesting to join in with so many wonderful participants.
Its really a challenge.
This is one of my second experience in my web writing
hope to cop up with it.
My first one is almost ready, what is the time which you are following as cut off time for this challenge?
Keep inform
Keep going
Best Wishes for the Great Challenge ahead being part of the team
Best
Phil

E.J. Wesley said...

Can't wait to see what tearjerkers we can come up with! I'm kind of exhausted just reading about your A-Z plans, Alex, but it sounds like an epic month you've got cooking.

EJ

Monti said...

I sort of like those sad country songs. My husband dislikes country music. Oh well...

My A to Z theme for this year is "Around the World in 30 Days with the Passenger to Paradise."

Thanks for being a co-sponsor!!!

Monti
Mary Montague Sikes

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Melissa, if you play those country songs backwards, they are happy songs!

Nancy - that's what I needed to know!

Leovi, choosing bloggers did take a long time.

Gwen, I think you'll like it.

PV, have you signed up for the Challenge? Monday is the last day to do so.

EJ, I'm exhausted just putting it together.

Monti, that is a perfect theme for you!

Alexandra Heep said...

Hi Alex, thanks for stopping by. My theme will be music, I see that you have great taste in music too.

Of course it's a great name, I chose it ;-)

the other Alex

Sarah Pearson said...

Sorry, late commenting again! Hope I can keep up in April :-)

Your theme sounds like fun - I look forward to hearing about some new blogger friends :-)

And I'm intrigued as to what your blogfest will be about.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I have to stop hopping around listening to sad songs. I'm too happy about starting A to Z tomorrow.

Jen Chandler said...

Wow Alex. As if you couldn't get any more awesome :D I'm looking forward to reading your posts...as many as I can! And now, knowing you'll be highlighting some MORE awesome people for me to meet, I may just have to stop by everyday!

Can I get a loan on some hours? Seriously. About 26 a day would be nice ;)

Happy Challenge!
Jen

Saba said...

Now that is paying it forward! Looking forward to your post. My theme will be picture books with multicultural themes :)

Damyanti said...

Great theme Cap'n! :)

Ella said...

Great list for sad songs~

I like your theme! I can't believe it is almost April lst...where did time go. I need to time travel back..I missed a few days ;D

Pa Ul said...

cool ill await for your a-z hope you visit mine too here http://pa-ul.blogspot.com/2012/03/z-artists.html

Narayana Rao said...

your theme of highlighting fellow bloggers is excellent.

My theme follows my blog MBA Knowledge Center - Management Concepts.

All the best to all the participants of the Challenge. Happy Blogging.

Donna Hole said...

I didn't know any of your songs, but I liked your synopsis of them. Thanks for sharing Dude.

.......dhole

Candilynn Fite said...

Alex, great "All Star Buddies" theme and highlighting fellow bloggers. It sounds like a ton of fun!

Thanks to the motivational March Madness that ended yesterday, I've got my head wrapped up in YA revisions, woot! I finally got the gear-shift back in drive, and right about now, I'm cruising in fifth, w/ the top down.

But, I'll be watching the A to Z from your blog...have fun. :))

ediFanoB said...

All the songs you mentioned are unknown to me. But that did not surprise me because there are so many songs around the world ....