Tuesday, March 9, 2010

TVD's Ten Weeks of Record Store Day Vinyl Giveaways - Week 5 | The First Taste is Free...

I’ll let you guys in on a little secret...we’re actually on vacation this week.

Couldn’t tell could you? Because, well...we’re here.

Wait a sec – let me bring this back around into the first person. I’m here this week – and it’s a mental break to not have had some overarching thing or concept to bloggabout. Whoo man, does my brain need a rest.

See, there’s an underlying effort at work here at TVD HQ which involves all of the coordination it takes to align everyone’s ducks and get their content submitted and their Mp3s converted from whichever random file type. And of course there’s the conjuring up of the pretty graphics too.

Plus there’s the scheduling a-plenty. For example, did you know the blog’s booked clear til Record Store Day – 4/17? Well, right – you do now. We’re quite happily very busy.

So, what do we do when we need a mental break of sorts? We give away vinyl, just like your friendly neighborhood, schoolyard drug dealer. “The first taste is freeee...”

Today’s we’ve got Jonathan Richmans’ superb latest effort, “Beacause Her Beauty is Raw and Wild” out on Neil Young’s Vapor Records. This is his fifth release on Vapor and his first new album in three+ years. “Because...” features eleven new tracks, plus a new version of "Old World" and a Leonard Cohen cover, "Here It Is". This vinyl version also includes a 7" single with a bonus track.

We’ve got an interesting take on how to win JR’s LP: we want your recommendations for an intern to help us with our various and sundry coordination efforts that go on behind the scenes each day. For college credit or just the experience alone, send us your hungry music-addled, post-adolescents to put to work.

And if you don’t have a suggestion for an intern, how about a recommendation for a vacation spot? Because after 4/17 we're gonna need a bender. And a nap.

You have til Monday, 3/15 to submit your entry in the comments to this post to win JR's LP. Send us your intern recommendations—with contact info!—and no.

not kidding.

Jonathan Richman - Because Her Beauty Is Raw And Wild (Mp3)


Anonymous said...

Can't help with the intern, but I do have a great vacation spot to recommend in the Riviera Maya of Mexico. Amazing beach, excellent food, ruins, and very affordable.

As for JR, he is classic. Just saw him again (about the 20th time) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in February. Always a fun show.


Kari said...

Alright, I'll admit that I'm a 4th-year college student doing nothing with my life but writing a thesis and sorting and tagging the mp3s I download off blogs. I would be pretty willing to turn all those hours of what has been procrastination into work on a real project instead.

You can e-mail me at oneseventy at gmail.