Some of you may not know this, but besides writing I participate in other arts. I used to post a lot of photos. And then there is music.
At one time I studied to be a contemporary classical composer. These days I’m quite content with playing around with more pop. For the most part I play electronic instruments (synthesizers) and like to go “old school”, using a lot of technology from the 60s and 70s.
This week I received an instrument I order a few months ago, a Behringer VC340 Vocoder. It is a recreation of the Roland VP330 Vocoder Plus (VP = Vocoder Plus while VC is just Vocoder, get it?), an instrument released in 1979. It has been a lot of fun playing with it. I am going to post a review soon, including some new music.
My smile this week is playing with a new musical instrument.
What made you smile?
Come on, I’m sure you smiled at least once last week. Why don’t you share it? I hope you can join in!
Here is list of “rules” and guiding ideas. If you don’t have time to read it right now, just remember that this is an exercise to spread positivity. Don’t smile about the misfortune of others. Don’t smile in a way to excludes others. Make sure a 12 year old can read it.
And remember, the Smile can be anything, large or small. Nothing, nothing at all is too small for a Smile! Sometimes taking time to notice those small, every day smiles is more important than those once in a lifetime huge ones :)
To join in, write a post to share your smile and then leave a comment on this post with a link to your smile. Or, if you prefer, do a pingback to this post (pingback = have a link from your post to this one) (Note – pingbacks have been very inconsistent – please leave a comment :) ). You can post any time until next Sunday evening (to be simple, I will say midnight GMT, which is 7 PM Sunday for me). Next week I will compile all of the Smiles and do a separate post of them on Monday morning just before the smile. (I will shoot for around 7 AM EST).
Try to use the hashtag #WeeklySmile when you use Twitter or other social media that uses hashtags. I searched Twitter and found that #weeklysmile had been used only a handful of times back in 2012 and 2013. It hasn’t been used since. So it’s ours! I also registered it on Twubs.
You can use the graphic at the top. It is the official graphic for the event.
Now go out there and find something to smile about! :)