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October 4, 2012

Started to Really Listen . . . A Revelation

Filed under: Question of the Month — Amie C @ 12:30 pm

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.  For example, a few contributions:

“Dad died, mom crazy, me too.” –Moby

“Couldn’t cope so I wrote songs” - Aimee Mann

“Macular degeneration. Didn’t see that coming.” –Ian Gould

“Brought it to a boil, often.” — Mario Batali

. . . you get the drift.  So Brent and I were musing about what our audio six-word memoir would be.  What six words characterize your experience with music?  Can you do it in just six words?  It’s surprisingly challenging!  Message board member Seabear’s sig file, for example, wouldn’t qualify:

“Axioms; For when you’ve just Gotta have More Cowbell!”

but

“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 from http://www.smithmag.net/sixwords/

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    65 Comments »

    • Scott Libbert
      October 18, 2012 at 10:32 pm

      "Feel the music, move my soul!"

    • Scott Libbert
      October 18, 2012 at 6:34 pm

      “Feel the music, move my soul!”

    • Don Boehnker
      October 19, 2012 at 12:36 am

      If only I had more Axioms!

    • Luc Villeneuve
      October 19, 2012 at 2:02 am

      Turn them on, they will disappear!

    • Daniel
      October 19, 2012 at 10:22 am

      Eyes closed. Music soared. Tears flowed

    • October 19, 2012 at 4:01 pm

      Music: An outburst of the soul.

    • Daniel
      October 19, 2012 at 12:20 pm

      My walk slows without a soundtrack

    • Daniel
      October 19, 2012 at 12:29 pm

      Ok one from my younger days…sigh

      Lights out, music cranked, moist lips

    • Roger Mercier
      October 19, 2012 at 4:56 pm

      Do or do not, Axioms Do!

    • Gary
      October 20, 2012 at 9:42 am

      Axiom, don’t stay home without ‘em.

    • Mark Nance
      October 20, 2012 at 9:01 pm

      Bad Speakers? Axe them get Axioms!

    • October 21, 2012 at 9:21 pm

      "Six words to describe Axiom…Awesome."

    • Brian Howard
      October 21, 2012 at 5:26 pm

      “Six words to describe Axiom? Awesome”

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