March 20, 2006

Sharpen your pencils: It’s time for a contest!

So, brain-dead me forgot that Brandi Carlile‘s promo folks were going to send me a copy of her stunning debut solo CD. I just got so dang riled up at the show that I went ahead and plunked down my scrilla and bought me a copy (which I have been enjoying ever since and wowing all of my friends, who say, “Who IS that?!“).

But it is to your distinct benefit, because now I have an extra copy, and you have a chance to win this excellent CD.

Your mission is simple: Write me a limerick in the comments (or email me) about the state of music today (however you want to interpret that) by this Friday. Whichever one I like best will get the CD in their mailbox, once I can dig out of the snowdrifts currently surrounding my house. Make me laugh, think, cry, shudder. Dig?

PS – I know this is Brandi Carlile Central around here lately on the Fuel blog. You love it.

Now get to writing!

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  • When’s this limerick due?

    Thomas — March 20, 2006 @ 7:06 pm

  • How bout by Friday?

    heather — March 20, 2006 @ 7:14 pm

  • *in sean connery voice*
    there once was a man from nantucket…

    Don't Need Anything — March 21, 2006 @ 1:28 pm

  • here’s another one i just thought of (in addition to the one I emailed you):

    In the musical climate we’re in
    So much of the story is spin
    The issue, ergo
    is my need to know
    If Britney is knocked up again

    Heidi — March 23, 2006 @ 4:44 pm

  • How about the state of blogging in Florida?

    I cannot write a limerick
    But I do feel really sick
    ain’t thinking of buyin’
    any more Ryan
    ‘Cause Lost Highway records sucks dick

    Ekko — March 23, 2006 @ 4:58 pm

  • Go ahead, call me a brownnoser…

    music as art has come to an end.
    industry fellows never bend
    i was gonna hit my head with a log
    but then i found this awesome blog

    Duke of Straw — March 24, 2006 @ 4:31 am

  • ‘k. Here’s mine….

    The DJs of times now long past
    Played real music — the kind that will last
    But the DJs today
    Only play what will pay
    And wouldn’t know “music” if it bit their fat ass.

    Cleggy — March 24, 2006 @ 11:51 am

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"I love the relationship that anyone has with music: because there's something in us that is beyond the reach of words, something that eludes and defies our best attempts to spit it out. It's the best part of us, probably, the richest and strangest part..."
—Nick Hornby, Songbook
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—Hunter S. Thompson

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