Monday, 15 July 2013

The Branches Connect To The Music.

I have a very special announcement to make.  Starting today, Monday, July 15, 2013, 26 writers, over the course of 26 days, will create an ongoing story, submitting around 150 word instalments.  Each excerpt will be inspired by a designated track from "Audiomachine's" new, "TREE OF LIFE", album.

I've even heard a rumour that somebody who never gets involved in such things, has been begged, okay, was asked, if they would contribute.  

The first instalment is live and ready for your reading pleasure.  I do hope you have a read and listen to the soundtracks.  Thank you.

The details of this fascinating venture, can be found over at the lovely Samantha Geary's site.  The first excerpt is by, Amy Willoughby-Burle. Samantha's site and all the information you need, can be found at this link : 



83 comments:

  1. Sounds interesting... I'll take a look :-)

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    1. Hi Annalisa,

      For sure. I'm heading over to check it out myself :)

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  2. I'd mentioned it for Samantha last month - quite the ambitious project. Hope it's a big success!

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    1. Hi Alex,

      Nice one, dude. I'm sure it will be a big success. Much fun to those involved!

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  3. Did you contribute a piece, Gary?

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    1. Hi Diane,

      No I haven't contributed a piece, yet. I'll have a think about it :)

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    2. Aha Diane,

      The countdown has begun. Wonder what will happen?

      Gary

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  4. Thanks, Gary! I know me begging for your participation embarrassed you--sorry about that, just can't help myself when I see such clever banter and know what brilliant wordsmithing you'll bring to the story:)
    Cheers!
    Sam

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    1. Hi Samantha,

      I'm happy to bring some sort of awareness of the project via my shy, humble and oh so unassuming site :) Heck, at this rate, your um begging, might just convince me! :) Of course, that huge financial reward and even more fame, convinced me!

      All the best to you and those amazing writers n'stuff.

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  5. Sounds like a very ambitious and intriguing concept!

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    1. Hi Julie,

      It sure does. In a moment of weakness, I thought I'd promote this project! :)

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  6. What a neat idea! Thanks for telling us about it.

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    1. Hi Susan,

      You know me, always embracing the spirit of a sharing, caring blogging community. Delighted to inform you :)

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  7. So glad you're along on the ride, too, Gary! Be careful, though, it may tarnish your image. ;) This is such a fun challenge!

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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    1. Hi Shannon,

      What ride? LOL Are you along for the ride, my Warrior Muse type friend. My image is tarnished at the best of times. I bet it will be a fun challenge for those involved :)

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  8. the tree of life is quite prominent in the Jewish religion and I am Jewish

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    1. Hi Caren,

      Indeed and today and tomorrow are Tish'a B'Av. Be well, dear friend :)

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  9. You've been infected. It has to be because of the SADOTY or maybe the Tuesday Tea with Mistress Snark. The world has gone mad, but I didn't expect you to.

    I need a drink.

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    1. Hi Lee,

      I'm sure there's some kind of ointment for it. "SADOTY" and "Tuesday Tea with Mistress Snark." I cannot begin to think of anything more worthwhile than that.

      A momentary lapse of reason on my part, Lee. Or perhaps I'm desperate for "followers". Who knows, maybe I should set up my own support group, or blogfest, or blog hop, or blog party, or if I was completely mad, hijack the blogging world for the entire month of April with some ridiculous alphabet challenge, complete with reflection posts about reflection posts...

      You know, I'm still your starstruck fan. You, celebrity, you!

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  10. I know it will be a lot of fun and now that you're in the team, who knows where this will take us. :)

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    1. Hi Al,

      I've no doubt it will be loads of fun. This will be one time only special guest appearance by me. And when I found out my part is after your part, how could I refuse :)

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  11. Gary, Gary, Gary. Protesting and then joining. How shall we ever let you live it down? Hahahaha. Seriously though, excited you MADE AN EXCEPTION for such an exciting project. Can't wait to see what kind of story you write...perhaps some wee folks?
    Your adoring fan,
    Tina @ Life is Good

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    1. Tina, Tina, Tina,

      When I found out that there were chocolate chip cookies involved, I could hardly turn down such an offer. This is, due to overwhelming demand and a lot of pleading, that I make this one exception!

      Wee folks, maybe Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! Have to see what Al writes first.

      Your equally adoring fan and I still hate the A to Z,

      Gary :)

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    2. You hate the A-Z? Gee, never heard that one before...hahahaha
      ~Tina

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    3. Hey Tina,

      Okay! If you folks hijack the blogging world next April, I shall have to either go away for a month, or work undercover and destroy the alphabet! :)

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  12. Always glad to meet a fellow Canuck blogger -- and you are a Canuck Abroad! I've only been to England once but I really enjoyed it. Must be fun to live there.

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    1. Hey Debra,

      Thank you. I'm over in England telling them all about Canada. That would be when we get past the, "what part of the States you from, mate?" This causes some light-hearted banter and then they get real apologetic.

      I'm having a great time sorting out England. Just have to remember which side of the road to drive on. That helps a lot.

      Glad you had a good time when you visited England.

      Speaking of Canucks, I promise not to mention the Vancouver Canucks! :)

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  13. That should be some interesting story all of you create!

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    1. Hi Roland,

      My good friend, I'm sure those involved will create an interesting story :)

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  14. well surprise, surprise. were you surprised???

    your welcome,
    the starstruck tammy

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    1. Hey Tammy!

      Always lovely to see you. You adorable and gosh darn cute, young lady.

      I'm welcome and you're welcome.

      Your dumbstruck fan,

      Gary!

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  15. Hello, Gary!!!

    I've tracked you down and am here to stay! I can't wait to read all your sure to be genius posts! :)

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    1. Hey Celeste! :)

      Thank you for tracking me down. Nice of you to stay. I've no doubt, whatsoever, that 25 of the 26 excerpts will be written by some really genius type folks :)

      Thank you, Celeste.

      Your adoring fan, in an ever growing list of adoring fans.

      Gary :)

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  16. I went...I read...I was impressed!

    (And I'm glad to see you're involved...it's a good thing :)

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    1. Hi Elizabeth,

      I'm glad you went, you read and were impressed!

      Me involved? Maybe! Okay, it's a one-off, due to overwhelming demand. Or something like that!

      Thank you, Elizabeth.

      Gary :)

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  17. I love the sound of it...:)

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    1. Hi Tania,

      The "sound of it", does seem appropriate :) Thank you, Tania.

      Gary :)

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  18. Dear Sir Gazza,

    Trust me, your image will never be tarnished... (hands over bottle of Brasso...) and your contributions will be enjoyed by many - but remain non-tax deductible.

    Wishing you a happy National Hulk Hogan Day (one has whipped the Tom Selleck jokes to death... moving on to the next celebrity with look-alike Gary moustache:)

    Cheers, brah :)

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    1. Dear Lady Markdonna,

      My knightly suit of armour doth never been tarnished. Some folks, however, thinkest of me as a bit of a "Brasso"! My contribution will be enjoyed by the lads of Newcastle as they get pie-eyed on brown ale.

      Hey there, Hulkamaniac! Next mention, Charles Bronson....

      Aloha and whoa, bro! :)

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  19. how exciting and innovative! beautiful idea!
    words inspired by music!

    however did they convince you to help? so glad they did =)

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    1. Hi Tara,

      It does seem exciting and innovative.

      I don't mind occasionally promoting something that I think would be of positive benefit to those who are actually involved :)

      Thank you, Tara.

      Gary :)

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  20. It does sound interesting indeed, I'll head over there myself. You should do it Gary if you feel up to it, you have the skills and I bet twill feel wonderful to be a part of the whole project :)

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    1. Hi Michelle,

      This is certainly more interesting than those silly blog hops a lot of them clamber onto. I'm contemplating helping them out. It twill feel goodeth, me thinkest.

      Hope all went okay for you today, dear friend.

      Gary :)

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  21. Sounds strangely like a blog hop or blog fest in some way...but no...you wouldn't be promoting something like that or (ahem) contributing to it. Seriously, it is very unique (just like you) and I would love to read your contribution. Say you'll do it Gary...

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    1. Hi Delores,

      There seems to be a slight hint of one of those darned blog hops or blogfests, or parties, or tours, or whatever they call them this week. It certainly incorporates some interesting added elements. If I'm guaranteed some Tim Hortons doughnuts, then I might just do it! :)

      Gary

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  22. Hi Gary .. sounds intriguing and I hope all the writers have fun with - so pleased you're giving them the heads up ..

    Cheers Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary,

      As you know, I don't get involved in the usual stuff out there. However, I thought I'd bring awareness of those involved with this project :)

      Thank you, Hilary and try to keep cool in this hot weather.

      Gary

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  23. Sounds like a fun and interesting project to be a part of. Enjoy! :-)

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    1. Hi Misha,

      It does sound like some interesting fun. I'm sure those who are a part of it will have a good time :)

      Gary

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  24. Say it ain't so... you don't get involved... is this a sting operation or something?

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    1. Hi Jeremy,

      It aint so. This is, between you and me, an undercover blogging operation to expose those who are setting up blog hops and blogfests and blog parties and a certain alphabet challenge, just to accumulate followers. You must keep this a secret! :)

      Gary

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  25. Sounds like quite the endeavor, I got an email back when, forgot all about it at my den, busy bee this kitty.

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    1. Hi Pat,

      Endeavor,endeavour, one has to be clever, for such an endeavour.
      You got an email, got caught it your tail. A bee mixed with a kitty. A stinging meow, such a pity. Thank you for your ditty, kitty! :)

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  26. Ambitious project. Lovely of you to promote it:)

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    1. Hi Robin,

      It does seem an ambitious project. I don't mind promoting this one and much fulfilment to those involved :)

      Thank you, Robin.

      Gary :)

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  27. Very cool. I'll check it out. So, for the sake of the trees, you're branching out? Next thing we know, you'll be signing up for the A-Z challenge and the Meme of all Memes Meme.

    xoRobyn

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    1. Hi Robyn,

      A treemendous concept. Some might pine for it. Of course, some might think the oak's on me. Perhaps I went out on a limb with this one :)

      I would rather be tied up naked in the town square and have rotten vegetables chucked at me, then join the ridiculous A to Z challenge! :) A meme? I think you mean with a meme, of a meme, of a meme, meme hop, meme fest, meme party, meme tour, with meme relections posts about meme reflections posts. Are you the host?

      Ha ha!

      Gary :) x

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  28. Sounds exciting will check it out!

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    1. Hi Suzanne,

      Hope you like what you see and hear. I hope those involved have a lot of fun :)

      Gary

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  29. I will take a look Gary, but can't promise anything as there are things going on in my life.
    Hope it's a success and will take a look asap;
    Yvonne.

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    1. Hi Yvonne,

      I'm hoping you managed to have a peaceful day. It would be nice, when you find a moment, to check it out.

      Gary :)

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  30. Just a kiss and a hello for you.

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    1. Hi middle child,

      Lovely to see you. A kiss and a hug to you.

      Gary :)

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  31. Intriguing. I will check it soon...
    Thank you for sharing it, Gary.

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    1. Hi Julia,

      Thank you and I hope you enjoy it.

      A good day to you, Julia.

      Gary :)

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  32. I just visited the sight. The program does not sound frightening at all. I am afraid of long stories that I have to follow as my brain does not register very long stories.

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  33. I just mis- spelled the word site, Please excuse me!

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    1. Hi Munir,

      Thankfully, each story segment is short. If it had been some long rambling set-up, I wouldn't have made mention of it. I don't like reading long stories, either.

      No problem, I knew what you meant. Have a lovely day, Munir.

      Gary :)

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  34. That sounds like a very innovative idea and looks like it's off to a good start.

    You should let Penny write your entry, though :P

    Take care, my friend!

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    1. Hi Mark Means well,

      It sure is off to a good start.

      Penny is pawhaps pawsting :)

      Be well, dude.

      Gary :)

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    1. John and with your mantra....breath in and out and relax....

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    2. My favourite is out with anger in with love
      Tee hee

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    3. Aha, me Welsh buddy,

      Highly commendable. My favourite is when one door closes, another one slams in your face.....

      See you at Cenarth Falls :)

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  36. Sounds interesting. I'll go check it out.

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    1. Hi Sherry,

      Thanks and I'm going over to check out the latest excerpt.

      Gary :)

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  37. I heard about it yesterday. Sounds ambitious and exciting. And with you taking part, it must be one-of-a-kind!

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    1. Hi Damyanti,

      It does sound like a neat project. Maybe I should go completely against my nature and get involved. Okay, yes it's rather different and due to overwhelming popular demand as in one lovely person, I succumbed, kicking and screaming. Help! LOL

      Be well and smile, kind friend.

      Gary :)

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  38. This is pretty exciting news, and I can't wait to read your contribution! Soon you will be even more famous than Penny. I hope this doesn't turn into a battle of the stars!

    Julie

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    1. Hi Julie,

      You are very kind. I would never even dream of competing with Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! I'd have no chance.

      Gary :)

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  39. Sorry I'm late. I do hope you decide to join in. I think your words would resonate with a lot of folks.

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    1. Hi Joylene,

      You, my friend, are never late. I appreciate, what with the challenges you have been encountering, that you have left a comment.

      All shall be revealed on Friday. And nothing to do with me taking off my clothes.

      In peace,

      Gary

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I do try to comment back to each commenter individually. However, I might have to shorten my replies or give a group thank you. That way, I can spend more time commenting on your blogs. Thank you and peace, my friend.