Day 14: Today’s Writing Song

Hallelujah by Pentatonix may have been released for Christmas, but it also reminds me of the movie Shrek. What makes this version special is the five voices that work so beautifully together, creating variety and intensity that can be listened to again and again. The video was shot in the Mojave Desert (according to this article). The bleak landscape adds to the magnetism and provides a mental getaway for a writer.

HALLELUJAH — Pentatonix

About Eva Blaskovic

I am a multi-genre author of literary fiction, fantasy, and paranormal, and writer of non-fiction articles on parenting, writing, education, health, and travel. My background encompasses both the sciences and the arts. I teach at a specialized clinic for learning disorders and mentor young authors. In addition to writing and teaching, my passions are weather, Indian food, gardening, and music. I have played eight musical instruments and spent many years immersed in taekwondo and karate. In my youth, I was an avid canoeist. I was born in Prague, Czech Republic, grew up in the Great Lakes region of Ontario, Canada, and moved to Alberta in 1988, where I raised four children.
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2 Responses to Day 14: Today’s Writing Song

  1. JJAzar says:

    I have a story that I remember every time I hear this song. I’m certain I’ll remember it forever. When I was in high school, we used to hold “coffee houses,” which were essentially nights where bands and musicians and singers from the school would perform in a casual setting. Well, one particular coffee house fell on a date where a handful of upperclassmen were hosting Danes as part of a foreign exchange program. After an “eh” collection of loud performances, the Danes expressed an interest in performing a song or two. So they went up with borrowed instruments and played really well. After one song, every Dane sat down but one. The guy picks up an acoustic guitar and began to sing this song. I have never heard a room full of high school kids get so quiet. You could hear a pin drop. Everybody was utterly enchanted by what was coming out of this guy’s mouth. Easily the best rendition of the song I have ever heard. Everybody was too awestruck to record it, so there is no record of this moment, but I lived it and I am better for it! Thanks for bringing back the memory!

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