Freelance soundtrack: Take a Chance on Me

Editor’s note: This is the first in an occasional series on songs to write by, be inspired by, or that capture the freelance spirit. – Michelle I know ABBA’s not talking about freelancing when they sing “Take a chance on me.” But the lyrics encapsulate the feelings of hopefulness and angst I get sending a story idea to an editor I don’t know, or a proposal to a publication I’d love to work with. Couldn’t you picture yourself singing this to the editor on the other end of the “Send” key: Gonna do my very best and it ain’t no lie If you put me to the test, if you let me try Take a chance on me (That’s all I ask of you honey) Take a chance on me OK, maybe not the “honey” part, and definitely not the come-hither looks Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad give in the video ....more

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A Random Crumb #2: Random Facts

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