Wednesday, April 6, 2016

E IS FOR EYES

Did the IWSG sneak up on you? Me too.



There are occasions when I have a really difficult time holding it all together. Right now I'm in one of them. My WiP has suffered by neglect more than you can know. I'm aware that it's turned into a real problem and am now actively making time to read. That can help me to become unstuck. Sometimes, just reading someone else's story gets me excited about my own (again), and I desperately need that. PLUS, last night at 2:30 or so I was awakened by a stomach virus. The pits. At about 6:30 that pain began to recede only to be replaced by a pick in the eye migraine that makes me think fondly of axes. Don't ask. I know we all have challenges in this writing journey. What is yours right now???

 


For each letter of the A to Z, I'm going to give you a KEYWORD. You post in the comments a song with that word in the title. I will give you one to start (along with a video). If you like, you can go to YouTube and embed your video in the comments, so that readers can also listen to your song. No repeats and only post one song so that everyone can participate. If you're just brimming with songs, come back in a few days and lay it on me! If you want to see who else is participating in the A to Z click here.

You guys did great with yesterday's word: Dream. Here are the songs you thought of with Dream in the title:


Andrea: Sweet Dreams by The Eurythmics (did you see the YouTube video I posted for you???)
Stephen T. McCarthy: These Dreams of You by Van Morrison
Marcy: Dream On by Aerosmith and Someone's Rocking My Dreamboat by Murray Head
Alex J. Cavanaugh: Dreamline by Rush
Sarah Foster: You Make My Dreams Come True by Hall and Oates
Rosey: I Can Dream About You by Dan Hartman
Holli and Susan: Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Green Day
Mary Burris: Dreams by Fleetwood Mac
ABFTS: Dreams to Remember by Milli Vanilli
Robyn and CW: All You Have To Do Is Dream by The Everly Brothers
Dixie: Dream Lover by Sandra Dee and Bobby Darin
Jeffrey: Don't Dream It's Over by Crowded House
Debbie the Doglady: Gemini Dream by The Moody Blues
Cathy Kennedy: Dream a Little Dream of Me by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
Honorable Mention for trying:
Rebecca: Burning House by Cam (which contained the word dream in the first lyric)

If you posted a Dream song and don't see it here, it came in after I called it a night. If you can think of more songs from previous letters and WANT to post them now, feel free to go back and add them:)

It's a new day and a new letter!

What is the KEYWORD?





You can use variations. In this case, eye, eyed, and eyeing are also acceptable. I suppose if you can think of a song with eyeball in it, that's also good. You get the idea...

I present to you... Her Eyes by Pat Monahan.





You can comment with the song title and singers OR embed the video by using the code in the search bar. Thanks for playing along!


Special thanks to Arlee Bird and the A to Z team who make this possible!

Arlee Bird @ Tossing it Out
Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh
J
eremy Hawkins @ Hollywood Nuts
Damyanti Biswas @ Daily Write
Heather M. Gardner @ The Waiting is the Hardest Part
Author AJ Lauer
P
am Brown Margolis @ An Unconventional Librarian
Zalka Csenge Virág @ The Multicolored Diary
Joy Campbell @ The Character Depot
John Holton @The Sound of One Hand Typing


45 comments:

  1. Oh! One of my favorite songs has the word Eye in the title: These Eyes by The Guess Who. LOVE THIS SONG!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOBBXfWEdW0

    This is such an excellent theme Robin. So much fun for your readers!

    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. I really like this song, too, Michele. Good choice!!!

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    2. Beat me to it! Must get here earlier, from now on. ☺

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    3. Good enough for me right there.... nothing beats the Guess Who.

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  2. Sorry you were sick this morning! Yuck.
    Maybe even reading what you've written will get you excited about your story again?
    And another Rush song - The Camera Eye!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc1YPRbkWQA

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    1. This actually occurred after I went to bed Monday night, followed me all through Tuesday, and is mildly better today. Sometimes it goes like this...

      You know I'm going to find a word that will force you to choose something other than a Rush song. Maybe...

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  3. Oh. My. Gosh. That video you posted was HILARIOUS!!!! I am so sorry to read that you are ill! (And not most illin' in a good way). Maybe a little Bette Davis Eyes for you? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPOIS5taqA8

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    1. I remember trying to record this one off the radio back in the day. Those DJs didn't make it easy. And, if I got a good start on it someone in my house would talk or slam a door. Seriously, people, I'm WORKING here.

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  4. Another oldie but a goodie...

    'EBONY EYES' by Bob Welch
    (No, not Bob Welch the baseball player who drank all them "little Millers".)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUMA8zyuqcs

    ~ D-FensDogG
    'Loyal American Underground'

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    1. Another new-to-me song. I really liked it. Thanks!

      You know I thought you'd go with Van again. I was preparing for Brown Eyed Girl. I guess I should've known you wouldn't go the easy way. I mean, why start now???

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  5. When You Close Your Eyes by Night Ranger

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqUka3m4K80

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    1. Oh Night Ranger. Fond memories there.

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  6. Blue eyes crying in the rain- Willie Nelson. I love this!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JA644rSZX1A

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    1. I've never seen this video. It looks like it's from a movie, but I don't see mention of it on the YouTube site. Know anything about it? I'd swear the blonde is Morgan Fairchild, but I don't know any of the others (aside from Willie, of course).

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  7. I'm going to go with sappy because I loved this song on the album - Hungry Eyes by Eric Carmen from the Dirty Dancing soundtrack:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ssCL292DQA

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    1. You really can't go wrong with a song from Dirty Dancing. Just sayin'.

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  8. "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel.

    https://youtu.be/s9CD4_3wChM

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  9. For Your Eyes Only - Sheena Easton. It's so corny, I hate it, but it's the first song that came to mind.
    Kudos to you for Challenge posts that I'm having fun with, Robin.
    Keep a smile.

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    1. It's not a corny song. Well, maybe a bit corny. The point is that you contributed!

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    2. Awesome song! I love it.
      And I'm not ashamed to say it.

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  10. I've got two For you today...
    Robert John - "Sad Eyes"
    Crystal Gayle - "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtdOpnCBLj8

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9lz_yzrGZw

    Mary
    #AtoZChallenge E is for Elle

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    1. Just looking at the title I didn't think I knew Sad Eyes, but then I played it...and I did.

      Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue. Ah, that song brings back memories. When I was 10 years old my dad got real sick and we all moved in with my grandparents for a while. I slept in the same room with my grandma. She woke up to a clock radio. That song was popular at the time and it frequently came on as we were getting ready in the morning. Now, whenever I hear it, I think of her. I miss her tons!

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  11. Remember Sum 41? Of course you don't. Sum 41 doesn't even remember Sum 41.
    "Remember that time we were all in a terrible 90s punk band?"
    "Oh yeah, we were, huh? That was awful."
    "Truly terrible. Well anyway, the fries are done. Better help the next customer in line."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4dvlwEWFGk

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  12. So many good songs with EYES in the title. I like this one by Chuck Berry: A Brown Eyed Handsome Man
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzDGx4hUvXg

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  13. I hope your migraine has let up in the meantime. That sucks!
    Michele beat me to the song I wanted to post, so how about a little Queensryche?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4duZjxusGM

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    1. I knew you'd find one.

      Didn't know this song. Was afraid it would bother my migraine. Fortunately, I'm still as good as I was. Not great to start with... but no worse.

      I do love seeing the eclectic nature of this group.

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  14. I'm gonna go with "Queenie Eye" by Paul McCartney. Have you seen this video?? There are SO MANY CELEBRITIES. I think it's a catchy song, too.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CfLUmVso30

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  15. Oops, mine was wrong. I put "Turn Around Bright Eyes" BUT that's not the name of the song, lol!!

    Here's my re-try, this one is legit. :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfmkgQRmmeE

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    1. Another one of my favourites! Every has stolen my favourite songs today.

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    2. This is my baby sister's theme song.

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  16. Lot of great songs have already been taken. Sorry, hope I'm not too late.
    Hall & Oates - Private Eyes
    https://youtu.be/JsntlJZ9h1U

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    1. Another song I really like to karaoke!

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  17. Oh, Robin, when health isn't good, it's so hard to get anything done. I've learned to take it as the time out I probably need and rest so I can come back with renewed energy. Your WIP isn't going anywhere, trust me.

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    1. You got that right. It isn't going ANYWHERE.

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  18. Just in case no one posts it, this song MUST make this list.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btPJPFnesV4

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  19. I've been too distracted for too long from my WIP. I got tangled up in editing, and marketing, and platform building and a writer's conference and now the A to Z. I really wanted to visit all the participants. There are so many I don't think I'll make it, but I'm glad I made it to yours. I hope you feel much better tomorrow!
    @ScarlettBraden from
    Frankly Scarlett

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  20. I am so loving these posts, so much fun music to be discovered. :)

    I hope you recovered from the tummy bug. That's no fun at all.

    I understand the WiP frustrations. Mine have been stagnating FOREVER. And yes, it definitely does help to read the works of others.

    I was going to share another Slim Cessna song ("Cold Cold Eyes", one of my favs of theirs), but for the sake of diversity...

    "Animal Eyes" by Palodine.
    https://youtu.be/RGRz02TkJN8

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    1. Thanks Mich. Not for not sharing the Slim Cessna song, but for coming back and continuing to share. Just awesome:)

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  21. Gosh...I am really behind! I would chose Chris De Burgh,"Spril in her eyes"

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