I'm in a weird place that I haven't been in for over 12 years. A vacation week before I start a new job. I've dubbed this period "Project Layabout," but I've actually been quite productive. Boring-productive, like putting in new shelf liner, but productive all the same.
My finest moment during Project Layabout has been the creation of the amazingly awesome music game #MusicAdvent (thanks to @sine_qua or the name/hashtag). It's like an advent calendar, except it's cool if you're atheist and there's no chocolate behind little doors. Here's how it works:
- Every day, from December 1 through December 25, each participant will tweet a favorite song. Not an Xmas song (at least I hope not), just a really great song.
- Each day represents a different year, in order. December 1 is 1989, December 2 is 1990, ... December 24 is 2012, Xmas day is 2013.
- Each participant (thanks to @merveille) gets one Prince card. The Prince card (a Prince song of the participant's choice) can be used when the participant can't think of a good song from the day's required year.
- I will (try to remember to) retweet, without username, the songs of any participant who keeps their tweets private, so as to share the songs with everyone in the game while maintaining people's privacy. (If this game actually takes off, or if I am too busy in my new job, or if I hate your songs, I may not be able to keep this part up.)
We start Sunday! Don't forget to use #MusicAdvent on your tweets!