Fandango’s Provocative Question #201


Welcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.

By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.

What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.

Raise you hand if you watched the Grammy Awards show on Sunday night. I did. Who the hell are those people I saw on TV? Sure, I recognized a few of them. Like Trevor Noah. But he was the host, not a recording artist. And let’s see. Oh yeah, Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson. I recognized them. And I got excited when they introduced Madonna, but then a woman who looked nothing like the Madonna I remembered started talking. Huh?

Okay, when it comes to music, my favorite period started in the late 50s and stopped evolving in the mid-80s. I admit it. I’m basically an oldies and classic rock fan. So the fact that I recognized the names and music of so few artists at the Grammys didn’t surprise me. But I think I’m going to skip the Grammys going forward because I just can’t relate to most of what I saw and heard during the telecast.

Maybe I’m just an old fart who has no interest in contemporary popular music because it doesn’t hold a candle to classic rock. But I do wonder what your own preferred music genres are. So even if you didn’t watch the Grammy Awards, my provocative question this week is…

What is your favorite music genre? Why is it your favorite? If you have more than one genre that you prefer, what are they?

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FOWC with Fandango — Perfume


It’s February 8, 2023. Welcome to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (U.S.).

Today’s word is “perfume.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Please check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. Show them some love.