Girlyman Live CD Contest Winners

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OK, the Girlyman Live CD contest is officially over. Picking the winners turned out to be easy, somewhat unfortunately. There were only eight entries, so they all win! It just so happens that all eight entries were really good, but it would have been nice to see even more like these.

Given that there’s no need to rank any of them, I’ll list them in the order that they were entered. Later today, I’ll be contacting all of the winners via email to get their shipping addresses. I think that we’ll be able to get the CDs out in the mail to all of you sometime next week.

Without further ado:

#1: Frank and Suzy

very cool idea!

My wife and I felt the same – more people need to feel the Girly-Love! after introducing many of our friends to the band’s recorded music, we felt our friends (and us) needed more. We had traveled from Oklahoma to Nebraska to see them and then Oklahoma to Missouri when we figured, for the $$$ we are spending on the road, maybe we can talk them into coming here! So we found a space with a stage at a brand new music school in town (Norman Institute for the Performing Arts) and convinced their booking agent that we could pull off a show even though we don’t really do this kind of thing.

We had a great show with over 100 people and sold tons of merch. We made enough to cover our costs and give some to NIPA who had graciously offered their place for free.

We are now in the beginning stages of helping some friends in New Orleans (who came up for our show) do the same thing.

As far as the CD giveaway, I’ve already ordered one for us and a second to give away. If we ended up with yet another, we’d just pass it along to someone new!

~frank & suzy

#2: Laura

Hi!

Thanks so much for putting this together. I’m excited to read everyone’s stories. I, too, am a huge Girly-fan and am trying to introduce them to anyone who will listen. Let’s just say that several people are getting Somewhere Different Now as a birthday present this spring!

Another small attempt of mine was to make a music video for my current favorite Girlyman song, Everything’s Easy. Let me know what you think:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCYvNAr3zFU

#3: krpmomma

My husband, daughter, and I are all HUGE fans of Girlyman! We would really love to get the Somewhere Different Now live CD so we can relive the one time (SO FAR!) that we have seen Girlyman in concert. My daughter was excited when she heard about the contest and we put together a little music video entry. Watch out Hadar- she may rival you for the #1 fan title!

Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YF3aL3jledk

#4: David

Top four reasons why I want a Girlyman CD!

1) If it wasn’t for me, there wouldn’t be a Girlyman CD contest! (OR maybe there would be but y’all would’ve had to see them for the first time another time).

2) Girlyman has already written a song for me, and from what I can tell–Ty still likes me.

3) Memories are precious…”Tomorrow may bring us thunder or sun…I’d do it all again, I’d do it by the ton.”

4) I’m a Girlyman fan!

#5: Laura M

So I would like to officially enter the contest and point attention towards my facebook profile šŸ™‚

PS: my main impressive reason for winning (besides liking the group, of course šŸ™‚ ) is that I’ve listened to the tracks 242 times according to my itunes play count!

And that only counts times its played on my computer!

I have to stop here for a second and make a comment. When Laura M originally entered, I went to her Facebook profile and commented that I couldn’t find the part about Girlyman. Obviously, something was wrong with me that day. I just went and checked again, and I found it, and I was very impressed by it, though like I said on the contest page, the P.S. would have been good enough. šŸ˜‰

#6: Wes

I am officially entering “The Contest” There are many reasons why I think I could win one…but here are my upper-echelon ones:

1) I was at Joe’s Pub the same night Hadar/Lois (and David) first saw Girlyman. In fact, I could (perhaps) make a similar argument as David šŸ™‚

2) I was just as enthralled that night…and became an instant fan

3) Since returning from that initial concert, I have mentioned Girlyman to anyone I think might be remotely interested in discovering them

4) A live CD would be incredible (and bring back good memories of the first time I saw them, and the great friends I was with)

5) About 5 months ago, I discovered the owner of this blog had broken a rule of his when he posted a music write-up…and failed to mention Girlyman (that was a good eye!) I was making sure they were consistently represented per the blog’s norms

6) I am planning on seeing them in July in Durham, NC

7) A live CD will help me better promote them in my “neck of the woods” (and this is NC, so it is “the woods”)

8) My Facebook status update now mentions Girlyman

9) I don’t want to resort to begging…

Ok…I think those are good ones!

#7: Margaret

While I have no incredible stories to tell, I just thought I’d tell the plain and simple truth, for what it’s worth.

My deep abiding love for Girlyman was renewed this summer when my dad and I spontaneously went to a gig while visiting family in Virginia. We’d seen them at Falcon Ridge several years ago and remembered being really impressed with them, and we were not disappointed! Since then I have listened to their CDs excessively and obsessively, introduced a bunch of my friends to them, and brought a couple of those friends to a show in my native habitat – New York State. I even attempted to sing one of their songs solo to audition for my school’s musical, and while even a far better singer than I could not hope to do justice to their music alone, I had a fantastic time with that and got the people running the auditions interested in Girlyman. I wear my Girlyman shirt often, and take advantage of the quizzical stares as a brilliant opportunity to spread the word.

I will get my hands on that live CD somehow but I figured I’d take a stab at it this way. I’m counting down the days until a New York gig appears on the upcoming shows page…

#8: girlyman

Well, I haven’t made a youtube movie nor have I hired an airplane to write “GO SEE GIRLYMAN” in the skies over 49 out of 52 states. Awesome though that would be. I first saw Girlyman a mere three weeks ago but since then trust me I have been busy spreading the word the old fashioned way! To date I have converted: 6 fellow Smithies via “put these headphones on and just listen!” My entire scenic design class by playing Joyful Sign and Little Star during drafting sessions, 3 more college students on the west coast (one of whom was in El Salvidor at the time. Yes I called long distance to El Salvidor to get one more person to the Girlyman concert in Monterey.) Add to the list my father who is a stickler about all things music, 1 Northeaster student who is a composer in her own right ( I have heard since then that all of her friends are now addicted as well.) That’s 17 new Girlyfans in three weeks not counting however many my friend at Northeaster has created. I also just played a few tracks at work this afternoon in the theater and, while time has not yet shown how serious the addiction will become, there are now 4 theater electricians wandering around humming “Through to Sunrise.”

in only three weeks I have created over 17 new Girlyfans and I am nowhere near done. So long as my ipod has a charge and there are people around who have yet to gotten drunk off of the harmony I will keep spreading the good news of Girlyman!

I deserve a CD because it will help me spread the word of Girlyman to more people! I live between three different places: Santa Cruz California, Northmapton Mass, and rural: corner of No and Where Vermont. so when I say that I am spreading the word of Girlyman far and wide I mean FAR and WIDE.

I forgot to mention I have spread the word WITHOUT MAKING ANY BOOTLEGGED CDs! I flat out refuse and insist that everyone buy the music legitimately so that the support the bad as well as their new addiction.

Congratulations to all of the winners, you were well deserving!

We still have two signed CDs left, and I will have a mini-continuation-contest announced shortly, with ever-so-slightly different rules. šŸ˜‰

Update: Here’s a link to the new post about the new mini-contest.