Yes, cornerboys, it’s time for another giveaway! Trucks keep hitting that pothole I dug in the street, and stuff falls off the back. Today, it’s something pretty special — A tribute record with more stars than you can shake a stick at, from Elvis Costello to Sufjan; BjÃ¶rk to Emmylou Harris; and the standout cut, Princeâ€™s take on â€œCase of You.â€
How can you get a copy? Simple.
Drop me a comment with your e-mail address and the name of the band/artist/writer/whathaveyou who you think should be the subject of a tribute album. The one I agree with the most, wins.
Check your e-mail on June 15. If you donâ€™t respond to my â€œyouâ€™re the winnerâ€ e-mail within
24 hours, Iâ€™ll go on and pick the next person.
The fine print:This is released on a label that buys into the RIAA (Nonesuch Records)â€”so those of you who think Iâ€™m a sellout, stop reading now. Or better yet, stop reading earlier. In response to a complaint received recently, I want to make sure you all know I do not (ever) get paid for my work here. The sole benefit is in swag (free CDs), the vast majority of which arenâ€™t very good or are home-made burnjobs). I do this for the love, not for the cash, which his why I donâ€™t accept ads. If I do a giveaway with an RIAA label, itâ€™s because I think you all might want something for free, too. If they get publicity out of it, thatâ€™s okay with me because I still wonâ€™t promote anything I donâ€™t think has value or merit.