Brent and I enjoy some of the same books, and one that both of us got a real kick out of was “Not Quite What I Was Planning”, a collection of six-word memoirs that encapsulate peoples lives – some of them funny, some of them bittersweet, some of them profound. Â For example, a few contributions:
“Dad died, mom crazy, me too.” –Moby
“Couldn’t cope so I wrote songs” –Â Aimee Mann
“Macular degeneration. Didn’t see that coming.” –Ian Gould
“Brought it to a boil, often.” — Mario Batali
. . . you get the drift. Â So Brent and I were musing about what our audio six-word memoir would be. Â What six words characterize your experience with music? Â Can you do it in just six words? Â It’s surprisingly challenging! Â Message board member Seabear’s sig file, for example, wouldn’t qualify:
“Axioms; For when you’ve just Gotta have More Cowbell!”
“It’s Axiomatic: I need more cowbell” would definitely qualify!
Brent took the first try at it – his six words . . .
“No words to describe my sound!”
What are your six words? Post them here! The best phrase will win a $50 Axiom Gift Certificate. $25 for the first runner up!
PS – Mine after marrying a loudspeaker man? Well, bonus points if you noticed the length of the title of this post . . .
All quotes are excerpted fromÂ http://www.smithmag.net/sixwords/