April 25th, 2012

There Goes Time

So having written a song on the "End of the World" for the FilkONtario songwriting contest and then having discovered that the actual topic was the "End of Time", I said to myself, "Well, I've got a few days left, so let's see what I can do."

And I set out to write a song that I'd been considering for years and years.

I failed dismally. Nothing wanted to come out and play.

Obviously, I needed a different idea. And then I found one and constructed this:
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I had a placeholder tune -- a new one that I'd constructed just for the meter -- for this that I replaced when I got to the con, because the lyrics went in a direction completely different from what the tune originally suggested.

Apparently, the whole enterprise was successful, because the song won. :) (Hey! I was surprised.)

And the prize -- a piece of lead glass with a guitar and musical notes etched inside -- is absolutely lovely and will be on my mantel shortly.