November 30, 2006

New contest: Stranger Than Fiction Soundtrack

So you may recall that I enthusiastically adored the movie Stranger Than Fiction (previous post here). I had an in-depth conversation with my hairstylist gal yesterday about it whilst she snipped; she also loved a movie called “The Prestige”? Hadn’t heard of it, but now I’ve Netflixed it. The effeminate gent (read: corset, ribbon around his neck, and more makeup than me on prom day) who owns the little salon was also going on and on about how fat Kate Winslet was (obviously he doesn’t drive a Jaguar) but how he’d “do” Salma Hayek. It was an interesting conversation.

Anyways. All that to say that I now have a copy of the Stranger Than Fiction soundtrack (which was a very very good compilation) to give away to one of you lucky cats. PLUS you get an engraved travel mug, to use on your mind-numbing commute to your staid job.

Here’s how I want to run it. In keeping with the plotline of the movie, in the comments I want you to tell me: If you were writing a book, what would the title be? That’s it, just the title. Think about it and let’s see what you got.

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108 Comments »

  • Why Would You Want to Read About Me?

    psych1027@yahoo.com

    Anonymous — December 1, 2006 @ 9:18 pm

  • “I wrote the title to this book and all I got was some stupid mooch bait”

    Brian — December 2, 2006 @ 12:56 am

  • Born in Kansas, Raised in Misery

    Maxwell Thomas Wastler — December 2, 2006 @ 6:11 am

  • “Your Love And Other Lies”

    red clay — December 2, 2006 @ 10:59 am

  • LOve your blog. Found it while looking for roller skating songs…excellent list, btw.

    FreedomGirl — December 2, 2006 @ 1:20 pm

  • Nice blog, lovely posts.
    Title of the book :
    “I should write poems”

    Anonymous — December 2, 2006 @ 3:52 pm

  • “Me Knowing the Truth, I Cannot Concur”

    Jason — December 2, 2006 @ 4:15 pm

  • I would call it:
    “Cursed With Genius: Why You’ve Never Heard Of Me and What You Can Learn from That”

    But if i were in a bookstore and saw all of these books on a shelf, I would read this one: “How I Almost Made The Perfect Decision Every Time, But Second Guessed My Way To Playing Poker With Satan “.

    i love the blog, Heather. Keep it up.

    Aaron — December 2, 2006 @ 6:03 pm

  • vegetables with love

    steve joh — December 2, 2006 @ 6:20 pm

  • Instructions on How to Cope With Seemingly Meaningful Coincidences

    slug — December 2, 2006 @ 7:18 pm

  • “My childhood dream was to be a butcher, today I’m a vegetarian”

    isabel — December 2, 2006 @ 9:21 pm

  • Walking Sideways To Avoid The Rain.

    Finn x

    Fintin — December 3, 2006 @ 4:03 am

  • “I’ve Relized Too Late”

    dulevukicevic

    Anonymous — December 3, 2006 @ 7:27 am

  • Oooh, am I too late? My books will be Stiff Peaks and Generous Topping, one a baking cookbook and the other my memoir, but which is which is yet to be determined.

    Michael — December 3, 2006 @ 11:43 am

  • Leeches in Will Wheaton’s Underpants.

    moon — December 3, 2006 @ 2:39 pm

  • Any Sort of German Will Do;
    a novella inspired by Matt’s seminal masterpiece: Various Kinds of Germans

    s.e.orourke@gmail.com

    Anonymous — December 4, 2006 @ 10:09 am

  • As per a conversation I had with a co-worker the other day:

    “That’s The Last Time I Try To Corrupt A Naive, Closeted Boy From The Midwest: A Memoir”

    mattyp4 — December 4, 2006 @ 10:36 am

  • Sentimental Litter

    Sal — December 4, 2006 @ 2:04 pm

  • Aoautmn

    mark — December 5, 2006 @ 7:42 am

  • Tail lights in the Distance

    Brett — December 5, 2006 @ 5:20 pm

  • Damn, this is a lot of entries.

    But the title of my book would be “Welcome To The Family Of Rock”

    A lyrical quote from my favorite band and of course the subject of the book I want to write.

    Mike — December 6, 2006 @ 10:51 am

  • Procrastination in Black Glasses

    t.evamarie — December 6, 2006 @ 9:25 pm

  • Meridan Lost at Sea

    Jeremy Moore — December 7, 2006 @ 10:06 am

  • i know the contest is over, but i just want to say “107th comment, mofo!”

    c — December 7, 2006 @ 3:36 pm

  • My Life of Regret or Nuts!

    Anonymous — December 10, 2006 @ 11:40 am

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Bio Pic Name: Heather Browne
Location: Colorado, originally by way of California
Giving context to the torrent since 2005.

"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
"Music has always been a matter of energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel."
—Hunter S. Thompson

Mp3s are for sampling purposes, kinda like when they give you the cheese cube at Costco, knowing that you'll often go home with having bought the whole 7 lb. spiced Brie log. They are left up for a limited time. If you LIKE the music, go and support these artists, buy their schwag, go to their concerts, purchase their CDs/records and tell all your friends. Rock on.

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