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April 21, 2012

Contest - Win Carl Wilson's and John Darnielle's 33 1/3 Books and a $100 Threadless Gift Certificate

Last week's contest, which offered Jonathan Lethem's new 33 1/3 book on Talking Heads' Fear of Music album, prompted several friends to ask me about my favorite books in this series on seminal albums. This week, I am giving away two of those favorites, and turning the concept around by asking you which books deserve an album written around them.

To enter this week's contest, name a book that deserves its own concept album. Bonus points (and a bonus $100 Threadless gift certificate) if you match the book to a specific musical artist you would like to see write and perform the music.

One winner, chosen randomly from the commenters, will receive the following prizes:

Celine Dion's Let's Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste, by Carl Wilson
Master of Reality, by John Darnielle

A $100 Threadless gift certificate to buy book-related t-shirts like A Voyage of Discovery, A Book Lover, November Was a Good Month, Brainy Rainbow, or Word!, music-related t-shirts like The Official Guide to Music, Boom Box, Sound of the Dark, or anything else that catches your fancy.

If you have already read these books or they don't interest you, I am happy to substitute a second $100 Threadless gift certificate for the books.

The winner will be chosen randomly at midnight ET Friday evening (April 27th).


also at Largehearted Boy:

previous and ongoing contests at Largehearted Boy

100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
52 Books, 52 Weeks (my yearly reading series)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (highlights of the week's new comics)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Daily Downloads (daily free and legal music downloads)
guest book reviews
Largehearted Word (highlights of the week's book releases)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Shorties (daily links from the worlds of music, literature, and pop culture)


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