Making Something Out of Something Else

Hello. If you clicked on this post just because of the funny title, then awesome! It could mean lots of things. Maybe you’re a crafter and was looking for some new ideas to use, or maybe you were just curious at what a nutty blogger like me is up to. Either way, I am glad you clicked because I am still going to talk about making something out of something else but it might not be what you think.

I am going to be talking about parodies. I have one out right now on Youtube SEE IT HERE and it’s a remix on Let It Go From Frozen.

I have this thing with songs and making them into something else, and especially right now with Disney songs being turned into praise songs.

Where did I get this idea? I originally got the idea when I was listening to Michael W. Smith’s song Freedom and wrote my first parody then. But with a song like Freedom I need the music and I sing acapella so that wouldn’t work to put it on Youtube right now. But I do have a few more coming out in the next few weeks for Mulan’s “Reflection” and Lion King Simba’s Pride’s “He Lives in You”.

Why even bother though right? The songs are already written so there isn’t anything else to do with them. Well, how I see it is that there is always something new to be found in anything old. Many songs can be changed into a praise song if only a few lines are twisted and changed, but they can still used to praise Jesus. I wanted to be apart of something I thought to be cool. I can write words, but never get me in front of a piano. I will drive everyone out. So parodies are my way to be able to make music without having to touch an instrument. Though it is kind of funny to say that since I don’t sing with any music.

But I want to be clear that I don’t own any of the tunes. If Disney came to me tomorrow telling me to take them down I would, but the words are mine. They are what I am feeling God would want me to say instead of what the original creators were saying for that particular movie. And it’s fun. You get to challenge yourself to be creative and explore new options that might have first presented itself. I know I rewrote my parody “I Am Yours” probably three or four times before I felt God told me I had it right.

You can use this idea all through life. It might appear that life has only offered you one path, but, if you look behind a bush or under a rock, you might find a treasure that you have never found unless you decided to go your own way (with the guidance of God of course). I just mean that just because something has been a way doesn’t mean it’s the only way, and I get to experience that with my parodies. So if you have a song that you know you could make into an awesome parody (preferably a Christian one) then go for it. Sites like Youtube make it possible now to showcase your talents in a whole new way. Be bold and put yourself out there. Who knows? You just might be the new big internet sensation.

Have a great day!

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