#NotBaconBits - The Blue Monday Edition

Monday again. *sigh* But it's not just any Monday on AlbieMedia and we're looking for more of your suggestions. Susan Omand explains ...

It's the middle of what feels like the longest month of the year/decade/century so far. The festive season, such as it was, is a distant memory; our New Year's resolute bids to get fit, drink less alcohol, and be a better human being have fallen by the wayside resulting in guilt-infested chocolate, hangovers and arguments; the credit card bills are thudding onto the doormat and pay day is still weeks away; it's freezing cold, it's wet and it's dark. Bleargh. [Other, more pronounceable, noises of dissatisfaction may be available - Ed]

It's little wonder then that today, the middle Monday in January, is known as Blue Monday, the saddest day of the year. But never fear dear reader, AlbieMedia is here to brighten up the dark and dreary days of the rest of January because, for the next two weeks, #NOTBACONBITS IS BACK!!

Regular readers will know how to play by now but, to explain the game for those who haven't played before... They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Well, I hope that Classic FM’s weekday Breakfast show, presented by the inimitable Tim Lihoreau, is incredibly flattered as we “borrowed” the idea from them. Every weekday, Tim played the Breakfast Serial (serial/cereal - geddit?) – a classical track that is, in some way, linked to the previous day’s Breakfast Serial offering, whether that link is to do with the title, the composer, the orchestra or something even more obscure. 

But, because we’re not just a Classical Music site, we decided to expand the idea over all the music genres, so you may get a rock track linking to a jazz track, linking to a 15th century madrigal [NO MORE MADRIGALS! - Ed] and you must be able to explain the link between the previous day's track and your choice for the next one step by step, and yes there can be more than one stepping stone. It can be as simple or as contrived as you want - in fact the more contrived the better! There's no prizes, it's just for fun so enjoy today's song then come up with your linked song choice for tomorrow.

As always for #NotBaconBits, once you've listened to today's choice, we're looking for your suggestions for tomorrow's track. Join in by tweeting us your suggestions @albiemediaAM with the #NotBaconBits hashtag or adding your suggestions in the comments of our #NotBaconBits Facebook posts - remember the link can be as simple or contrived as you want, in any music genre (it doesn't have to be classical or pop) and you can link to anything about the song - the title, the artist, words in the song, something about the video ... anything as long as you can explain how you got there and show your workings. If we pick your suggestion for the next song link in the chain, you'll get the credit in that day's article and shout outs on our social networking streams.

As this is Blue Monday, apparently it is FAR too obvious to pick the New Order track of the same name to start off a new #NewBaconBits run [yes, far, FAR too obvious! - Ed] so, instead, your starter song is... BLUE BY EIFFEL 65

Now it's your turn - What will you choose as tomorrow's track? Remember, your choice of song has to link to this one in some way, so will it be another colour or emotion - blue can be both, mind. Will it be something to do with the band or the song lyrics? Maybe something French?  [oh, right, Eiffel... je see quelle vous did là - Ed] Or some other equally obscure link? It's up to you - let us know on Twitter and Facebook... Allons y!

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