Monday, October 22, 2012

Win a copy of Scott C.'s The Great Showdowns (I'm giving away two)



Here's a book that should need very little introduction - - The Great Showdowns is 144 pages of Scott C's whimsical pop culture lunacy.  A total bargain at only $10 at Amazon.

And good news, I have two copies to giveaway.  I'm looking for new music, so, for a chance to win, comment on this post and include the name of a recent song plus the artist and a link to youtube or soundcloud.  (Here's my taste in music.)

One comment per person, and this contest is only open to USA residents.   I'll pick winners next week.

33 comments:

  1. http://soundcloud.com/rockstargames/tears-by-health

    TEARS - by HEALTH

    You may have discovered how awesome HEALTH is, but did you know that they recently composed the score for Rockstar's Max Payne 3? (Which TEARS is featured on...)

    Much like Trent Reznor producing the score for the upcoming Call of Duty game, I suppose that creating the scores for video games is where it's at!
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    the_sentient@yahoo.com

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  2. http://youtu.be/zgqTh6uoenc

    Sleepwalker by Moon Duo

    helloleahmclean@gmail.com

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  3. WINDSHIELD SMASHER - by BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW

    http://soundcloud.com/black-moth-super-rainbow/black-moth-super-rainbow

    Amazing new stuff from the guy also behind TOBACCO. This new album was Kickstarted and I can't stop playing this one.

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  4. Caravan Palace came out with a new album earlier this year called "Panic". This song is called Clash.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yebo5ILBMC0&feature=relmfu

    shawnryanmayer@gmail.com

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  5. If you want something new on the music scene, then:
    - Ty Segall - Love Fuzz: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtrL16c_VpM

    But if you want something not new yet perhaps new to you:
    - Mr. Chop - Vitamin C: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLiCDjOGQzc
    - Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs - I've Seen All Good People/Your Move: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFI-4d9gPhA
    - Arling & Cameron - W.E.E.K.E.N.D.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiuXxjTusNo
    - The Coconut Monkeyrocket - Go! Go! Go!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snESdlT5bRA
    - Mellow - Kites Are Fun: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IRVqk9Pdak
    - The Nick Atoms - Electra Woman & Dyna Girl: hhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmQe7SF_4Po ...and they give away all their albums for free:

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  6. great song... engaging confrontational video in B&W.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXK0Ejzin4c

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  8. This mix of all female Funk & Soul killers is most def worth a listen...

    Soul Sisters, Stand Up! pt1:
    http://soundcloud.com/skratchbastid/skratch-bastid-the-gaff-soul-sisters-stand-up-part-1

    Soul Sisters, Stand Up! pt2:
    http://soundcloud.com/thegaff/skratch-bastid-the-gaff-soul-sisters-stand-up-part-2

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  9. I like Baby Bee, High Heel Leather Boots:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W26BGBGGexc

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  10. Polica http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX4iIPlwS5c

    I saw these guys open up for Metric and have been looping on spotify for a week now.

    clevetheripper at gmail dot com

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  11. Grimes - Genesis
    http://soundcloud.com/factmag/grimes-genesis

    Also a great video:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FH-q0I1fJY

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  12. The Decemberists are one of the best bands of all time. Check them out here if you don't know them. "Don't Carry It All" is off their latest album.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEnUp2j8TV4&feature=related

    Don't miss "The Mariner's Revenge Song" either, it's a hell of a song.

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  13. Hi John,

    Love the site and thanks for the giveaway. This is from my favorite album from Pinback and it is called Sherman. I hope you like it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0o3D9XyD4mI

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  14. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehPDI1cHNu8

    Waves - by Electric Guest

    mjcollins1987@gmail.com

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  15. love Superpunch! Check out Dr Dog

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzmvzcDWZjI

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  16. Not the newest song, but the album came out not long ago and I can't stop listening to it. Belispeak by Purity Ring/ The video is just some static image, but what can you do?

    http://youtu.be/qjC-hznTwMA

    ambushbug1103@yahoo.com

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  17. How recent do you want? I am sure I can pull a backlog of stuff that you may have never heard of that will still sound fresh. Give all of these a try. Should find at least something you might like in this bunch.

    Florence + The Machine - Shake It Out
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbN0nX61rIs

    The General- Dispatch
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3JjlkfX5Gk

    The Blow - True Affection
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyWoZD5xfM8

    Radical Face 'Welcome Home'
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8a4iiOnzsc

    Bill Withers - Use Me
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6K0442pbMO4

    In For The Kill (Skream's Let's Get Ravey Remix)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCdH5g6YgQM

    Phantogram "When I'm Small"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28tZ-S1LFok

    Gold Dust (Flux Pavilion Remix)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEbJ4qLiMu0

    Shpongled (Shpongle Dubstep Remix) by Builder


    Hallucinogen In Dub- Solstice Remix
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvcAgNs1Qsw

    Goa Mix Part 1
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SB-LkhrGk2A
    Part 2
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svHR5gRP8xc

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  18. Very awesome giveaway … how about, More of This by Vetiver

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjFk-md3COk

    Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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  19. Hope you love 'em.

    Atoms For Peace - Default
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxWBd840E9g

    Willy Moon - Railroad Track
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PF479nQ-s8E

    Flume - Holdin On
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_H3cIsenBQ

    Two Gallants - Ride Away
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh0OmyPgI0k

    AlunaGeorge - Your Drums, Your Love
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfCSx5641U4

    FIDLAR - No Waves
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKBqJHXy7Tg

    Brick + Mortar - Move To The Ocean (Baauer Remix)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MIhJ5cb6EM

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  20. I guess all my insistance on 'You Say Party! We say die!' Has never worked so today I'm going with Princess Chelsea and my favorite song of hers "Frack"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCNHVaafTqg

    Please, make my day! :D

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  21. "Would That Not Be Nice" by Divine Fits

    http://youtu.be/8NqbhygoDSA

    Memebers of Spoon and Wolf Parade side project, that I've been digging.

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  22. I hope this book has Benny "the jet" Rodriguez vs Hercules the dog. Epic showdown from the movie "The Sandlot".

    Anyways, here are two songs:

    The Rapture - It Takes Time To Be A Man
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGcRrNktKWc

    Gauntlet Hair - I Was Thinking
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdajrGhBBIA

    hope you enjoy

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  23. Haim - Forever
    http://youtu.be/sEwM6ERq0gc

    Best new band I've heard in a while. I can't wait for these girls to get a full length album out.

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  24. amanda palmer - the killing type
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyE2MLq24OE
    michelle at bootseg dot com

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  25. I see that Two Gallants is already posted. Their new album "The Bloom & The Blight" is outstanding.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOY07eRnAgU

    Here are some other recommendations:

    The New Electric Sound - Heartbeat
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAHWV6fZwUk

    The Artificial Heart - No Way Out
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dDlRB_Os0A

    The Gaslight Anthem - Bring It On
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-ZN7NyPfb4

    Young Love - Find A New Way
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_FUbO20u04

    Sparta - Taking Back Control
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hgttt-QiF4


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  26. Even if I don't win the book, I'm discovering some great music in the comments! Here're my recs...

    Woodkid - Run Boy Run
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSkb0kDacjs

    Muse - Unsustainable
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydGrJ0DjyQ0

    The Decemberists - Calamity Song
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJpfK7l404I

    And finally, not new, but man do those Swedes make some awesome music, and bizarre music videos...

    Carpark North - Human
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7qtZsyJSLc

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  27. Kill Paris - Baby Come Back

    http://soundcloud.com/killparis/kill-paris-baby-come-back

    Craziest music I've heard in a while.

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  28. one comment one song one girl dancing.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FvDEqJEgLk

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  29. exotic animal petting zoo- thorough modern

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  30. Loved this website and recommended it to my friends on face. I'd love to have a copy of the book.

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  31. BLAKQ AUDIO- Faith Healer
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7scl5bBbV0

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  32. Love Scott C. Hope you enjoy

    How To Dress Well - "& It Was You"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYMk-wv0kJ8

    Solange - "Losing You"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy9W_mrY_Vk

    Bat For Lashes - "All Your Gold"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXK0Ejzin4c

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  33. http://soundcloud.com/edg3/edg3-duchess

    EDG3 does some really cool dubstep with a flair for video games.

    That book looks awesome, hope you enjoy the music.

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