Challenge Not Challenge: Spread the Vibes | with MUSIC & STORIES

in Music4 months ago (edited)

Now we are seeing our HIVE token gaining in value, we can sit back and relax. However, in such sit back and relax mode, we may get a bit bored. To prevent this from happening, we need 'something'. I think we don't have to embark on a large hunt to define what that 'something' is.

Logically: MUSIC

While we are listening to music, why not spend a little effort and time to write about/around music? And when we do so, why not spend a little extra time to listen to music posted by others? Maybe you'll discover some new music and artists? Adding just a little bit extra time, why not react to what you are listening to?

photo shot at Vondelpark in Amsterdam

To support you in the above activities, we've created this post: "Challenge Not Challenge: Spread the Vibes".

You don't have to do much. Just pick a song, write something and invite one or more users to react to your music share. To add a little extra to connect all of us a little more, let's add our reaction to the song shared with us as well. I like it when the song we select to share is from a genre that is liked by those we invite. In case you don't know the musical taste of those you'll invite, you may check their blog, or search their blog with 'HiveSearcher'.

When using the command: music author:<user with @ sign> you'll get a list of all posts and comments containing the word 'music' posted by the user you've selected.

Tip: Write something with a personal touch. This can be anything: from your thoughts and opinions of the music you share and react to, to any story you like to share with the music.
Music share without a personal touch is just music that we can find anywhere on the internet. Cool in itself: But won’t we appreciate music more when something personal is added?

"Spread the Vibes" Guidelines

To give a little direction to how we "Spread to Vibes", a few guidelines below.

  • Post Content
    • your reaction to the music that was shared with you
    • your music selection and related story
    • your invites of other HIVE members
    • link to the post you react to
  • Post Tags
  • Post Community
    • any community you like

Not all of us receive notifications from our favourite blogging applications. Therefore you may consider the following:

  • Drop a link to your post to those you invite
    • through a comment to a recent post of those you invite
    • through a direct message (PeakD), Discord, Telegram or whatever channel

As we would like to see not only many post chains forming but also to get a little more connected, consider the following:

  • Drop a reaction in the comment section of the post that got you invited
    • include a link to your post

Rewards: Lame

Usually, a challenge is packaged with some monetary incentive. But, isn't that boring? And isn't monetising positive vibes not lame? Passion, energy and community vibes: That's what counts!

So you know: Though we can't guarantee some curator team selecting your post for a boost, we also can't guarantee this will not happen 😉

My Music Selection

About a week or two ago, in chilling mode on my lounge couch, the TV switched on, playing around with my 'Appics' app, my attention was grabbed the moment Annelie started playing the piano. She had an appearance in some nonsense TV talk show. Never heard anything of her. A newcomer. Releasing her compositions for the last few years. Seemingly a hit on Spotify with more than 1M streams for a single song. Covid serves her well 🙃

Her most recent recording, the '17' track, is way too short: Just over 2 minutes. Fortunately, Annelie created more music. A few hours in total. I listened to all of them a few times by now. From the 15+ tracks (17 to be exact) she released, '17' is still my favourite. Though I do love 'Snow' as well. And 'Restrictus', a collaboration with Mario Batkovic, is nothing less than beautiful. Not sure if in classical music genre the term 'minimal' is used in classifications thereof, but I would say, Annelie creates and plays minimal classical music. Love it!

But, it's not all hunky-dory. When listening to all her tracks in one go, mister boring showed its face from time to time. The variation in all her work is almost not existing. I know, I know: Those who know me, know I'm a huge fan of some minimal styles in the Techno genre very much. Styles that may sound boring as well, since variation in these styles of music is not that obvious. The difference though, in these Techno styles all sort of subtly effects are used, giving the dynamic character I so much seek in minimal styles of music.

Interestingly, Annelie has a special way of recording her songs. In all her recordings, additional sounds can be heard. I assume these are the foot paddles. But what do I know, I'm not at all a piano specialist. Somehow I do like these additional sounds in a recording. Makes it more organic. These sounds give me the impression she is playing live. When I sit in front of my HiFi speakers with my eyes closed, it's almost like she is sitting and playing in front of me. A wonderful sensation!

artist: Annelie | song: 17

From an early age, I was exposed to piano music. Not that we had a piano at home, but my parents had several vinyl records of this french pianist 'Richard Clayderman'. Owww boy! How often they played these!

Richard was ok, but after hearing this guy so often, I lost complete interest. I suppose his music was too popular for my ears. Whenever my thoughts go back to those days, I sometimes wonder why I never tried to pick up playing the piano myself. Though not in love with mister Claydermann, I very much was in love with the sound of the piano. My dad learned to play when he was a teenager, so I may have some musical skills. In my high school years, I tried to play some simple tunes a few times. But even with the fact I had more or less unlimited access to a piano at school, I never seemed to have the wish to master the black and white keys. I suppose, I liked books and creating stories more.

Quite a few years ago, I discovered "Canto Ostinato" and I fell completely in love with this piece. I do play several recordings more than just a few times. Sometimes when I want to be pulled into the waves of sounds, to be one with music, it is Canto Ostinato that my HiFi system has to deal with, whether it likes it or not 🙃

Did I invoke your curiosity? In my early days with HIVE, I wrote a little post (source) about Canto which includes some of my favourite listenings.

Even the discovery of Canto didn't get me into playing the keys myself. Maybe I'm too old to learn 🙃 When I'll start learning to play, I know, I want to become quite well. Surely, I'll not have the drive to become some professional, but I know I'll not like it when I can't become a good amateur player. I'm not sure if I can reach this level. But I must admit, in recent years, I'm contemplated from time to time to take action. Since recent my upstairs neighbours got themselves a piano. Maybe I shall try their keys?

playlist containing all released tracks by Annelie (Spotify playlist link)

My Invitees

All my invitees or not just music fans: They are music lovers!

  • @mipiano: as the name suggests, a piano player at heart
  • @junkfeathers: the acoustic guitar is what he plays
  • @themagus: running a series of top 100 best selling albums of decades ago

Am curious what they have to say about my music selection as I'm curious what they will share with us.

Let us Spread the Vibes

with Special Thanks to @mipiano
she acted as my soundboard, helped to tune this 'challenge not challenge' and came up with the 'Spread the Vibes' title and tag

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Thks @edje, i was looking por piano relaxing music, found it in Annelie! Beautiful

Super! :)
If you like, you can also pickup from this post! No guideliness on being invited or not. Anything goes! :)

Knock knock, someone has delivered one response.... here:


The door is open! :) ... Oops, I shall check your contribution ... Getting old, done that already this morning {LOL}

Getting old, done that already this morning

You can do it again, not a problem 🤣

Btw, the notification this morning didn't work very well.. So maybe you just didn't get it before.

All good, was just late in responding to replies, and got myself into a silly mood when starting to respond 🙃 Just noticed Andrew did invite me in his post, so I suppose I need to work on the next one. Didn't expect that one coming 🤣 Told him just yet I'll sit on it for a little while.

I saw you are one of his invited ones 😁 I had to do the same... 😜 You would be overwhelmed by work hehehe

hahahaha true... well next round you can ping pong back to me.... am glad to get some additional work, since this is for the good cause. you see what is happening on the exchanges with HIVE just yet? this is due to our work! Massive breakout upto almost 100% valu eincrease... now struggling and coming down a bit, but still at 70% gain :) steem also broke out, but just with 30% or something. its our work we did that cuased this {LOL}

well next round you can ping pong back to me.

Ok, I am going to write a new one... right now! :D

I came home now, and my husband told me about those crazy happenings.
Yes, must be because we spread the price... I mean the vibes 😋


Great challenge, today I have a serious headache and prefer no music at all, but tomorrow hopefully another chance for this one. Btw, I learned something new.. hivesearcher! thanks for that :)


Glad I could help in bringing some new info to you. Hiveseacrher I use almost on a daily bases. It a creation by goodkarma, the guy from Ecency. I still like to see this integrated with all blogging UIs, but nobody seems to do this. I have no clue why not, since search is a necessity imho.

Hope your headache is gone soon. Music never ends, like this challenge not challenge doesn't have any deadline or something. In that respect, the 'not', as in a few other aspects {LOL}

Looking fwd to your contribution! :)

I have no clue why not, since search is a necessity imho.

agree 100%!

Music never ends, like this challenge not challenge doesn't have any deadline or something.

So true! Music is ongoing and has been present in my life constantly and so connected to all the big moments.. For now, going to rest, haha, good night!

Good Morning! Rise and Shine 🎶🤣

lol. let me guess, turn on the house music? :)

If you like? I did it without music this morning and early afternoon. Wanted to listen to drumoperators share, but 3Speak didn't run. Now need to start listening to the sounds of humans, b2b calls 😉


Finally, the challenge not challenge: spread the vibes is ON 👌😃

Now, let's prepare well to the iniciative, and respond to it with the vibes 🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶

Took a bit of time, but finaly indeed 🙃 Looking forward to you reaction to Annelie and what your share and story is gonna be! 💃🎶🕺 Thanks for your help and support.

It will take time for the "response" but I want to do it right now 🤩

Calm thinking versus emotions 😂

No worries about time: This one doesn't have any closing time 🙃

I am good in spreading the word hahahaha and I will enter

Hahaha Super! :)

awesome! looking forward to some good #music related posts.

Hoping for the best indeed reagrding some cool music and great posts.
If you like, you can pick up from this post as well. Though I invited three users, you don't have to be invited to get this one going in all directions in our community :)

Hello @edje,
I accepted your challenge and wrote a Spread the Vibes post. You'll notice, I've used your image in it, I took from your original post. I hope it's okay, otherwise I have no problem removing it. Thanks for this cool challenge!

SUPER! Glad you help to Spread the Vibes (it was mipiano who came with this challenge 'name' so all credits to her, as she help shaping the idea). Wonderful how you got 'onboard', really like your contribution! No strict rules of any kind for this 'Spread the Vibes' initiative, just some guideliness. Obviously, you are allowed to re-use images and whatnot! :)

cool! music! I will definitely check out the song and continue the challenge :D

Hahahaha, super. I was sure you would 🤣

A reaction can be of any sort. I know you take on challenges to turn music into a guitar version. But words will do as well 🙃

Great and excellent initiative. I think I should share some ALABAMA with the community .... that should get me banned {sulk} ...
I loved Richard Claydermans ' Ballad for Adeline' but as you say.... he got played to death. I do have a few of his vinyls sometimes useful, along with Julio Iglesias and Roberto Carlos when 'entertaining' nubile young things {wink wink nudge nudge}

Really? You've own Richard Clayderman records? Euhm... But when it serves a purpose at home, then: ok ok... But still {LOL} Try Annelie next time 🙃

Looking fwd to your contribution 🎶

Go fetch {smile} .... now I gotta get out of here. Celebrating my birthday with a cycle equal in distance to my years on this planet ... it gets tougher every year .

Hope you made the 🚲 round

Made two thirds the distance .... was ridiculously hot with strong wind. But nonetheless I celebrated life and health

On its way .... I should be doing something else .... but have well and truly been sucked down the music rabbit hole {sigh}... my bike awaits and it is getting hotter and hotter out there ..{sighhhhhh}

Be happy its summer at your end. We just had a week of snow in Amsterdam. Well, one day of snow and then a week of -10 Celcius. I love snow in the city, but not the cold so much 🙃 I was hoping for 7 days of snowing weather though, 1 meter plus snow in the streets. Would've been wonderful ☃️

you have been upvoted by me and I wanted to thank you for the blogging share today and I want to wish you a great Valentine’s Day tomorrow


How nice. Thank you and Thank you. For you, a great Valentine's day as well :)

 4 months ago 

Great idea!!!

Thanks! From day one at HIVE (well Steemit back then), I like to see music with words with a personal touch. We are at a blogging service, so the word part seems logical to me 🙃 I do know for sure, some will followup on this challenge. I simply hope more will do. Let's see where this will lead to 😉

How else.? Why do you need stupid re-posts of videos from YouTube ... If music is in your soul, then you can do it, even if not the best blogger ... In the music community, real musicians, to whom I take off my hats, with a high level of performing, ask tone .. Well, we, not "musicians", can write letters))

Absolutely!!! One of the things I see around our blockchain is an increase of users posting longer form articles about music (the good part), but only talk about the band/singer/music what we can find anywhere on the internet, like profile, discography and what the members did or not did (the not so good part). Let's see if we can change this to drop all the band blahblah in favour of our own stories (of any kind) 🙂🙃

Ты абсолютно прав...Этот рерайт из музыкальных журналов и Википедии заспамил уже не одно сообщество различных блокчейнов. Людям скучно читать то, то они могут при желании сами загуглить..Для меня интересен контен, в котором 1 ) Авторы вроде Илича радуют нас своим авторским исполнением 2 ) Мемуары типа моих, где всё от "первого лица" , который был внутри темы 3 ) last but not least Для меня пожалуй самое интересное..Как люди чувствуют музыку, какие эмоции она вызывает, какие ассциации , что с ними происходило под эту музыку в тот или иной перод времени ....Это самое ценнное ...любить музыку, жить в ней..У меня был друг ( ныне покойный , ветеран спецназа, воевал в Афгане), так вот он как то сказал гениальную мне фразу..." Занимаюсь сексом под Дип Пёрпл....И тут вступает Ричи Блэкмор и я просто не могу остановитья ")) We are absolutely right ... This rewrite from music magazines and Wikipedia has already spammed more than one community of various blockchains. People are bored of reading something, then they can google themselves if they want .. For me, the content is interesting in which 1) Authors like Ilic please us with their author's performance 2) Memoirs like mine, where everything is from the "first person", which was inside the topic 3 ) last but not least For me, perhaps the most interesting thing .. How people feel music, what emotions it evokes, what associations, what happened to them with this music at one time or another ... This is the most valuable thing ... to love music , to live in it .. I had a friend (now deceased, a veteran of special forces, fought in Afghanistan), and so he somehow said a brilliant phrase to me ... "I have sex under Deep Purple .... And then Ritchie Blackmore enters and I just can't stop it "))

Owww yea, the feeling music can give us, can be extraordinary. I suppose it can also enhance whatever we we do when having sex hahahaha Great quote! {LOL} It's very interesting when discussing with people how they feel music. Interesting to learn some people feel differently to others. I for instance, can have the feeling to be one with the music. When I try to explain this feeling to others, they may not understand it, or say: Yea Yea that! When someone doesn't understand, I wonder of such person ever had such feeling. Maybe not... :)

We have an old comedy from Stalin's times "Merry guys")) There are excellent words in one of the songs "The song helps us build and live")) I can't imagine a morning without Santana)) Or some kind of work without music ... Music is the rhythm of our Life, our Soul ... (if there is one))


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Прекрасный посыл ты дал в этом посте ..Это крайне интересно...Кто ,Когда и Как почувствовал музыку, когда был момент музыкальной дефлорации...Рассказы на эту тему крайне интересны , они жизненны

You gave a wonderful message in this post .. It is extremely interesting ... Who, When and How felt the music, when there was a moment of musical defloration ... Stories on this topic are extremely interesting, they are vital

Thanks so much 🙂 Feel welcome to jump in! You may respond to my shared music, or to any of the other ones in the #spreadthevibes tag and add your own music selection into your participation post 🙃

Just sharing my participation in this cool challenge. I was introduced to it by @holisticmom.

Spread The Vibes Challenge - "Love Is Among" by the Wordsmith "Vaughn Benjamin"