Sunday, June 29, 2008

Fanfare for the Common Man, Courtesy of Emerson, Lake and Palmer and We Have a Winner

First, the fanfare:

After eliminating the names of those players who already have a copy of the book, I have scientifically (using bits of torn paper with names scribbled on them and a large piece of pottery) chosen a random winner from the remaining entrants. And the winner of a brand new copy of John Lennon and the Mercy Street Café , by William Hammett is:


Simply send an email to lisa.eudaemonia at gmail with your mailing address and a copy of the book will be there before the weekend!


Leatherdykeuk said...

Well done Gunter!

Charles Gramlich said...

Yeah for Gunter. I bet he'll enjoy it.

Günter said...


Thanks, Lisa!

Steve Malley said...


Günter said...

OH, and thanks, too, for the big, fat link. You're basically my readership, so every bit helps.

debra said...

Lisa--you use the same high tech method for giveaways that I use!

Larramie said...


Lisa said...

Hey everybody, this was fun. And I'm glad Debra and I have both independently arrived at the same scientific method for randomly drawing winners.

Gunter, I hope you enjoy the book and I hope I'm not your readership. You have such thoughtful and interesting posts that I always suspect that there are a bunch of other people reading your terrific posts and making fun of my goofy comments ;)

steve said...

Darn! I guess I'll have to spend my own money--maybe if the IRS ever sends me my check. (That's what I get for having a Social Security nunber ending in 89.)

I had forgotten about Emerson Lake and Palmer, with their electrified versions of the classics. It reminded me of Harpers Bizarre, which did pop versions of Cole Porter hits and other Big Band era songs.)

Thanks for reminding me.

Denis said...

very nice for Gunter! I really like ELP, especially their Pictures at an Exhibition album.

Jennifer said...

Fun video!

Congrats to Günter! You're so generous, Lisa!

I've wishlisted this so I don't forget to nab a copy when I'm ready for new books.

P.S. Still not finished with THE DOGS OF MARCH, but it is helluva good!

Ello said...

Bummer! I missed the contest! That's what happens when life kicks you in the ass!

Shauna Roberts said...

Congrats to Günter!

Lisa said...

Steve, There will definitely be more chances to win books. Anytime I can help get good books into the hands of my friends, I'm all for it. Thanks for reminding me about Harpers Bizarre. My mother had one of their albums when I was very little. Didn't they do a version of "59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)"?

Denis, I did a search on the word, "fanfare" in YouTube and they popped up. I had the same reaction -- kind of an "oh yeah, these guys were cool". I also had that ELP "Pictures at an Exhibition" album, although I preferred a classical version my parents had and I don't know if I was ever able to find the same one. At one time I think I had four albums that were versions of "Pictures at an Exhibition".

Jennifer, You're too nice and I am so glad you gave me Carrie Brown's novel. I'm a convert now. Thank YOU.

Ello, I'm so happy to hear from you! I hope you have everyone healthy again. Sorry you've been so buried in ass kickings.

Shauna, Congrats indeed! I hope he enjoys the book as much as we did :)

steve said...

Lisa, Harpers Bizarre did do a version of the 59th Street Bridge Song, though I didn't know it until I looked the group up on YouTube. I had singles of "Anything Goes" and "Chattanooga Choo-Choo" by them.

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