13 November 2007

A contest and a quiz

From Rolling Stone Magazine, The Almost-Impossible Rock & Roll Quiz. Seriously, they're not kidding. (My score of 30, out of 58 questions, labels me a "wiz" that should "read more liner notes"--though I'd still grovel myself for a D- in the old-fasioned school-grading system.)

Not big on trivia? ...Well, can you write a song?
Courtesy of Asthmatic Kitty:

It's Christmas time again! That means tightly bundled scarves, lively debates on the merits of real/plastic trees, a litany of Christmas television specials, and finding the perfect retro Christmas wrapping paper.

And gifts of course! Who could forget the gifts!

That's why Sufjan Stevens is busy working on a very special gift right now, for a very special person. And in the spirit of Christmas, that person will give Sufjan a similarly special gift.

Here's how it works: write an original Christmas song, record it, and email the song to us. Asthmatic Kitty will pick a winner, and that person will trade rights to their song for rights to a new Sufjan Christmas song.

Just like a gift exhange, Sufjan's new song becomes your song. You can hoard it for yourself, sell it to a major soft drink corporation, use it in your daughter's first Christmas video, or share it for free on your website. No one except Sufjan and you will hear his song, unless you decide otherwise. You get the song and all legal rights to it. We get the same rights to your song.

Contest begins November 9th, and all submissions must be in by midnight December 1st. We will contact and announce the winner on or around December 15th.

We are also placing Sufjan's 5-album Christmas set online for free until December 25th!

Go here for more details, and to listen to the full Sufjan Christmas album for free:

So there you go. You know what to do! Go do it! and remember your girlie friends at VK when you win!

1 comment:

Pat said...

I got a 32! And yes that was really hard.