Due to increasing number of problems with my lame-o file hosting service, and the fact that it's gotta be pretty inconvienient to download from for you guys, I began the setup on my Paypal account today so i can get a legit fileserver. Hopefully, I will be able to get that setup in a couple of days.
Now, the contest I speak of is not my own, but belongs to Chris Thile and his myspace page. Chris is the mandolin player from Nickel Creek, but you never know what his solo projects are gonna sound like - his last record sounded nothing like Nickel Creek and was just plain brilliant. But here is how his Myspace message read:
"In utter anticipation of Chris Thile's new record, How To Grow A Woman From The Ground, we're throwing a give-away / TOP 8 contest. If you navigate to Chris' myspace page (or just look below) and check out his influences there's a puzzle/game/riddle somewhat burried beneath the surface. The person who can correctly identify the most influences will win an autographed copy of Chris' new record that comes out on September 18th and top spot in Chris' TOP 8. The following seven runner-up's will also make it into the TOP 8, but sorry no CD.
In order to be considered for the prize / top 8 you must respond to this bulletin by sending an EMAIL with your answers to the following addres firstname.lastname@example.org. To make this easier on all of us, please use the email address that your myspace account is registered in for TOP 8 purposes.
Biff Hooper, Callie Shaw, Chet and Iola Morton (they're brother and sister, not married), Aunt Gertrude, Inspector Lestrade, The Dancing Men, Mycroft Holmes, The Five Orange Pips, Professor Moriarty, Susie Derkins, Amy Archer, Maude Lebowski, Mara Jade, Kyp Durron, Oola the Twi'lek, Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes, Martina Hingis, Michelle Wie, That Blonde Softball Pitcher, Seymour the Walrus, Seymour Glass, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Trevor Hoffman, Giovanni Hoffman, Don Giovanni, A. Bartlett Giamatti, Joe Schlobotnik, Joe Garagiola, Joe Hardy (see top of list), Joe Cool (see first two Joes on list), Franz Liszt, Franz Josef Haydn, Hide 'n Seek ye first the kingdom of God only knows what I'd be without MSG I am nothing ever happens on Marsupials are mammals. The female typically has a pouch in which it was the best of times it was the worst of times they are a ch-ch-ch-ch-CHANGES!"
Not the most exciting of prizes but a quite interesting contest. I've been racking my brain but don't get about half of the references. Oh well, guess I'll just have to buy the cd.
Make sure to go to his Myspace Page
to hear his new White Stripes cover.
Also, somebody you know
just got a profiling on The Late Greats, who just recently posted some Grace Potter