Song Assignment No. 5: Pick a newspaper article at random, write a song

This week we all chose an article at random and wrote a song based on that. I landed on what seemed like the most depressing and colourless story in the whole paper, but which actually turned out to hold some poetic gems. I used these without hesitation and combined them with a simple bassline to produce…quite a depressing song actually, but what else did I expect? As always, you can listen and cast your vote here:
http://songassignment.wordpress.com/

You can also read the original article by Maria Margaronis here:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/feb/12/euro-crisis-stake-greece-identity-europe?INTCMP=SRCH

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3 responses to “Song Assignment No. 5: Pick a newspaper article at random, write a song

  1. I love the idea of writing songs about newspaper stories. I have been trying to write a song called ‘The Most Humble Day of my Life’ but it is not working at the moment. I wrote this song about at BBC story,

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7885412.stm

  2. ‘As Greece Stares…’ is stunning

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