I am honored and thrilled to be hosting this month's vinyl challenge! The rules are simple: Have fun! Be creative -- I tried to keep most days pretty broad to allow for open interpretations (though, one challenge does have specific rules -- don't hate me, it's gonna be fun) Don't play an album that's already been chosen by someone else for that day's theme (Ideally, let's try to not do repeats across the entire month, but I'm not going to be a stickler) Don't play the same album for more than one challenge Be cool and don't post for a challenge before the day of (timezone differences notwithstanding) Feel free to join us at any point during the month if you're late to the party, or to come back if life keeps you away for a few days (but you'll need to catch-up on the days you missed to be eligible for any potential prize...) It looks like in the past new challenges were posted on a daily basis, and while there's an element of that I like, I don't think I can be relied on to keep this up to date in a timely fashion, so here's your list of challenges should you choose to accept the mission: Taste the Rainbow (I know we just had a month with some good color-based challenges, but I would be remiss to not in some way acknowledge that June is LGBTQ Pride Month and don't want my queer membership card revoked (it's already a very tenuous relationship)! This seemed like the most appropriately broad form of recognition) Soundtrack Saturday Slow Burn (Wasn't a fan at first, but now you're lovin' it) Rock & Roll The Funny Thing Is... "The Greatest Generation" (Remembering D-Day) One-Hit Wonder Memorable Live Performance It's the Queen's (pseudo) Birthday...I'll Drink To That! (Sidenote, why does the Queen celebrate like 8 different birthdays and none of them are the day she was actually born? Our friends across the pond are strange) Sunday Morning Vibes Less Than 12 (inches) Kids These Days Weirded Out (as requested by the wife of @lee newman ) Stars & Stripes (The U.S. is celebrating Flag Day today, interpret this how you will) All About That Bass Camping (For the) Pops! Underrated Celebrate Freedom (Because Juneteenth is worth celebrating!) "Sticky Pudding" Content Summer Fling Ice Cold (It's winter now for our friends south of the equator and I'm just not enjoying being sweaty all the time anymore) Self-Portrait (Inspired by the discussion in last month's challenge...If you were one of your records, which one would it be?) Connect the Dots The Rules: Go to your last post (that contains a record) in this thread. Find the record posted by another person most immediately before your last post. Your challenge is to post something somehow related to that other person's pick (maybe that's genre, color, theme, year, story, etc....make it your own!) I'll Cover You (Covers are a hot commodity in the music world. But maybe you want to go another direction, and that's cool too) Bluesday Tuesday Thirty-Two (In keeping with the tradition last month -- today is my 32nd bday) Your 'Black Sheep' (That outlier in your collection, or maybe would just surprise others that you have it) On The Water Favorite of the Year (So Far) (We're halfway through the year! What's at the top of your Best Of lists so far?) Looking forward to seeing what this month brings and what you all are listening to! EDITed to Add: There's a contingent of folks who have taken it upon themselves to add an additional layer to the challenge by focusing on artists who are women and/or members of other disenfranchised populations and that warms the cockles of my cold dead heart (as inspired by @girlnevergoesout who exclusively featured female artists/vocalists in May's challenge thread).