Contest!Finally, it's contest time.
There are four questions to answer, and answering all four correctly advances you to the next round. From the pool of all correct entries, I'll draw at random to select 16 to move to the semi-finals, then 8 to the finals. If you make it to the finals, you're guaranteed to win something.
First and second place are the big prize winners (Rock Band 2 with full instruments or Guitar Hero World 2 with full instruments), but there are also 5 copies of Graham Wilkinson's new CD and 1 copy of Music Wars: Rebirth.
Please note that I will do my best not to screw this up, but it's me, so lower the bar accordingly.
Here's how you enter. Listen to the four songs I've listed. Send me an e-mail with "CONTEST" as the subject. Include your answers to the four contest questions. That's all you have to do.
I want everyone to have a chance to enter, so the entry deadline is Wednesday at noon (Central Standard Time).
I've written about Graham Wilkinson many times. He is a major force in American music, even if most people don't realize it yet. He writes deeply personal, unique songs, and in a world that is all too often filled with sadness, his music is filled with exuberance and a kind of buoyance that is deeply moving.
There will be a day when Graham's music is fully appreciated, and using his music in contests is my small way of trying to help. As crazy as it sounds, having you guys listen to four songs (and passing the link along to a friend if you like what you hear) might lead to something that could change Graham's life and give many, many more people a chance to listen to his music.
Crazier things have happened. I've even been involved in a few.
So when you listen to his music and you're completely blown away, his new accoustic album is available both at CD Baby and iTunes (just search for "Graham Wilkinson" and you can buy single songs).
For the first two contest questions, go to the Graham Wilkinson & The Underground Township MySpace Music page.
1. In the song "Personality Disorder" (#5 on the playlist), which of the following instruments do you hear?
2. In the song "Watertowers Windmills" (#6 on the playlist--scroll down if you can't see it), which of the following instruments do you hear?
For the following two questions, go to Graham's personal MySpace Music page.
3. In the song "Dark Tower" (#1 on the playlist), how do the walls fall?
4. In the song "Eviction" (#5 on the playlist), who does he call?
Thanks very much for taking the time to listen to Graham's music and good luck in the contest.