Friday, March 20, 2015
Now that the votes have been counted....
let's announce the prize winners!
Thelma's Prize was a close contest, but Regina A. Walker pulled it out for "Hiraeth." Pijush Kanti Deb was a close second for "Me and My Poorness."
Despite his doubts, Catfish McDaris won Monk's Prize for "Elephant Tusk Boogie."
Regina also won Clark's Prize for "Hireath."
Amber Smithers won the Local Prize for "A Mother's Lullaby to Her Son." This poem is also part of the Mourning and Memory contest that will be winding up soon. It is good to see a poem from this contest represented in the fall.
Regina and Juan Tituana shared Callie's Prize for their work.
Thank you to all who participated!
Below are some of the prizes. If you won one of the contests, I will be contacting you soon!
And here is some music for you:
We'll start with Monk's "Blue Monk": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_40V2lcxM7k
This version of "Ruby My Dear" also features John Coltrane: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6liAgg4SN88
Monk performs "Round Midnight" solo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6qoDdrkXKU
Next let's go to the title track of Gene Clark's No Other: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GilrLIwBJE8
Here is a live version of the same song from 1975: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJFsuXs8s6k
I'll finish with an acoustic version of "Silver Raven" from the extended version of No Other: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IydKgkrGc6Q