SongSkirmish Sunday August 7, 9pm EDT; 8pm CDT; 6pm PDT; Monday August 8, 2am BST

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A #songskirmish #skirmish is a challenge to write a song based on (or at least starting from) a theme/prompt, and to write that song in an hour (or so), post it with the tags below and please share a link here. The theme/prompt will be posted at the beginning of the appointed hour. Part of the fun is to listen and comment listen and comment on others songs written to the prompt. Late posts are also welcome. After all, the purpose of 5090 is to write songs. Have fun!

(optional) THEME/PROMPT: I THOUGHT SEEING YOU WOULD SOMEHOW WOULD CLEAR UP ALL SORTS OF PROBLEMS
Host: @andygetch
Time: EDT Sunday August 7, 9pm; CDT Sunday August 7, 8pm; PDT Sunday August 7, 6pm; BST Monday August 8, 2am
If you are in a different time zone here is a link to a time converter where you can find your local time by 'add location':
https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html?iso=20220808T010000&p1=179&p2=64&p3=137&p4=136
TAGS: #skirmish, #songskirmish, #S080722b, #ithoughtseeingyouwouldsomehowclearupallsortsofproblems #vonnegut

For the curious, the theme/prompt is an excerpt from dialogue in the Kurt Vonnegut 1952 future dystopian fiction novel 'Player Piano'. Specifically page 87 line 22 (as in todays date 8/7/22, at least of my print edition which seems to be a different page numbering than, yet still) inspired by the @funnypunkband challenge https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/forums/136.

Also the prompt, along with other anticipated ideas/suggestions from viewers, could possibly be part of a #twitch livestream by @unknownbecky at the top of the hour at this website https://www.twitch.tv/thisisbeckyw.

Note, all are also encourage to participate in the traditional Sunday Skirmish hosted by @corinnecurcio at 3PM EDT, as well as to host or participate in other skirmishes!

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Thanks for hosting, Andy! I'm looking forward to this!

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This week I may hang out and watch @unknownbecky 's process then write my own. It was fun last week but I feel like I missed out on the masterclass portion of the evening--- learning from one's peers. ... and when it comes to writing Americana, Becky you are peerless.

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Can we watch without signing in to Twitch?

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Yes @mandolinda I just logged off and could still watch a live (or recorded) stream on Twitch without signing in. Making a comment in the chat does require signing in.
@ductapeguy similarly I will also be recording and posting after the stream ends.

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Tonight's (optional of course) THEME/PROMPT: I THOUGHT SEEING YOU WOULD SOMEHOW WOULD CLEAR UP ALL SORTS OF PROBLEMS

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Thanks for the live stream @unknownbecky I intentionally went in a different direction musically 😀 https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/3528

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I recently reconnected with a childhood friend, @sness We wrote this together tonight. https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/3547

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Was quite a long prompt (good idea generator, Andy), but still wrote along live during Becky's #Twitch livestream. https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/3533

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Thanks to everyone for joining in and making all sorts of art out of this admittedly unusually long prompt. Fun side note, the full book quote was actually about twice as long 😂

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Posted the song that came from this, late out of the gate!
(Yeah - that phrase is about to land in my "Titles" file, I'm thinking...)
@andygetch
https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/3666