Friday, November 24, 2006

THE 2006 'WRAPPIE' AWARD!













it's official - the race to win the 2006 Wrappie Award starts NOW!

every year, i donate $100 to the Children's Book Fund at the Hoboken Public Library in the name of the first person to email me about hearing The Waitresses' "Christmas Wrapping" song in a public place (a mall shoe store, on the radio, etc).

there have already been two 'spottings', which in any given year would have counted as 'wins'...but the Commercial Xmas Season started way before Thanksgiving...and that's just too damn early:

- RayBan wrote on 11/19 @ 9:25PM

"I don't know if the competition is under way, or if it's already been won, but my wife Mary Ann heard "Christmas Wrapping" in a Forever 21 store in NYC last Thursday 11/16..."

- and Charlie wrote:

"I can't freakin believe it. I was at Southpark Mall in Strongsville yesterday (Nov 5) and heard Christmas Wrapping playing at Brookstone at 12:30 pm. Am I the first to hear the song even BEFORE you do the contest? Poor, poor Thanksgiving."

Da Rools:

there ain't no rules. just don't expect to win by playing the song in your Rumpus Room, etc.

may the best elf win!

PODCAST NEWS:

thanks again to all the folks who've downloaded my 'radio story' about how i bought back the guitar i played on "Christmas Wrapping" after selling it in 1987. there's been some nibbles from pals about taking the story 'national' - we shall see...details to follow if there are any.

if you haven't heard it yet:


CLICK HERE FOR THE PODCAST (v1.0) & TO SEE SOME PIX

- or -

CLICK HERE FOR JUST THE PODCAST (v2.0) ONLY















If you like this podcast, please pass it on to your friends. if not, please pass it on to your enemies.

NP: Robert Krulwich's NPR piece on slowing down the pace of the holidays. my hero!

PEEVE DE JOUR: severe fog warning in Akro/Clevo. NEO's extreme weather continues to impress.

JOIE DE JOUR: lunch with Da Kid at Shaker Square.

cb...where are you?






OHIO

1 Comments:

Anonymous rickdailey said...

I bury Paul.

9:34 PM  

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