The challenge was to write a song using an obsolete word from the English language.
Alexis: I chose to use the word “brabble”, which doesn’t even show up as a word on spell check! I also challenged myself to write the song on banjo, because I haven’t done that for a while. Anyway, it’s a song inspired by being slightly different and opposing opposition.
I chose the word “alluvium,” the stuff left behind by moving water. Typhoon Haiyan has been on my mind lately, and although my family in the Philippines is safe, many weren’t so lucky. So, this is a hopeful tune for them!
Should you be interested in the relief effort, here’s one place you can donate: oxf.am/w4G