Though I (Pixie) tried desperately to learn how to play an instrument when I was younger, I eventually came to realize that I just wasn’t blessed with musical ability (or the patience required to keep practicing!). That never stopped me, however, from dreaming about starting my own band, creating my own album covers, and writing pages and pages of lyrics. It was a way for me to express myself and experiment with rhythm, rhyme, and meter, and it let me live in a fantasy world whenever I needed it.
This week, we’d like you to do the same! Imagine yourself as a rock star or pop star. What would you call yourself/your band? What would your logo look like? What would you name your albums or songs? Perhaps you’d like to send in the lyrics to a song, or liner notes to a record, or the set design for your world tour! Or maybe you’d like to write a brief biography of yourself as a pop star, focusing on your various eras, scandals, and triumphs. If you like, you can even send in an interview with your famous self. Would you change at all with fame? Would you put on a pose of any kind or have an alter ego, like Sasha Fierce, or Roman Zolanski, or Jo Calderone? Maybe you just want to make an imaginary tour rider, showing that you require ONLY green-tea Kit Kats and sparkling water backstage. The sky’s the limit, and we want you to dream big!
Once you have your plans for musical world domination set, please send them, along with your first name, last initial, age, and city/state/country to [email protected] with the subject line “Creative Prompt” by Monday, April 25 at 6 PM EST.
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