Thanks to everyone who entered the LGStitched episode 1 music contest! Several entered and once we gave some hints, a few even got them all right. These songs are by some of our favorite musicians. We encourage you to check them out. We've already converted at least one Belle & Sebastian fan through the essay. Here are the correct answers:
Hello Operator: The White Stripes - Lily's favorite band
Brand New You're Retro: Tricky - Still love that trip-hop
Always Turn Me On: His Name is Alive - This song comes from what might possibly be the greatest album ever recorded, Ft. Lake (and Kiki adds that this is the best song on the best album)
New Pollution: Beck - The greatest songwriter of our generation?
I'm Still Here: Tom Waits - This was the tough one, but a few finally got it. Tom Waits is incredible, even if he does sound like cookie monster on occasion
Go To The Bank: James - From their great Wah Wah album (again, Kiki has a thing for this band, this album, and this song)
Legal Man: Belle & Sebastian - The greatest band in the world, just ask Kiki & Lucy
Baby Let Me Share My Love: Terence Trent D'arby - Yes, TTD. He made some incredible albums before losing it and changing his name (just like another of my old favorites). I prefer TTD's Vibrator, gotta love that "Supermodel Sandwich w/Cheese"
We had 3 people get all of the answers correct, Jeff, Pam, and Mel. So it came down to the bonus question. Pam decided to answer all of the questions in the Sense of Sound essay just to be safe. Her hilarious answer to the question "Why does the wedding march call up tears?", involving PMS, name-changes, and the possibility of her dog eating her was almost enough to award her the prize. However, she & Mel both answered the bonus question correctly.
This World Is Not My Home: His Name Is Alive - HNIA has recorded many versions of this song. Check out the latest on their MySpace (apparently there is more on MySpace than Max and photo thieves).
This was another tough one, as many artists have recorded this song. Since we had two correct answers, we held the official contest coin flip Friday night, and Mel won, although they discussed joint-custody. Congratulations Mel!
We had only 2 entrants for the booby-prize!
Curran made us laugh with his hilariously detailed answers like these;
Always Turn Me On: = by the Beltone Hearing Aid Company, from the album "Hints and Tips for the Elderly and their new Hearing Devices"
Go To The Bank: = from the The Association foirreverentnt Moments of History's 1986 recording consisting of musical interpretations of the cryptic lists written in 1934 by Bonnie to Clyde, this particular entry was listed as #2, just under "Buy new bullets".
Baby Let Me Share My Love: = from the 1975 release "Swinging: Everybody's Doing It", this album helped bring the controversial concept of "Swinging Parties" to suburban rumpus rooms across the country.
2006 Foxbot Queen/King Illanna entertained us with short, but funny answers like these
Always Turn Me On: = "The Computers and TV's"
I'm Still Here: = "The Rolling Stones"
Baby Let Me Share My Love: = "The Big Guy who Hangs out Under Cars in Your Parking Lot" (this one is particularly funny because it's true, and more than a little scary. Ladies and gents, there is a reason that Stephen walks you to your cars)
We liked both responses so much, we think you both deserve to win. Curran, we will send you something fabulous (please e-mail me an address firstname.lastname@example.org), sorry Illanna, you're stuck with the booby.
Thanks to all those that entered. If you are looking for another contest, check out Cynthia's Photo Caption Contest.
Coming soon - some AZ pictures like this
from my trip to the Petrified Forest and other cool (and hot) spots with Cute-David (pictured below in his sweater that Kiki made, now with extended sleeves for the ape in everyone). Notice that he refused to pose outside in Stephen's favorite "natural light". The one-minute walk to Wendy's almost killed us. And that guy wasn't even out there under the cars!