(or, therefore, Contest = American History + Rock 'N' Roll - Deedle Deedle Dees.)
A couple years back, I ran a contest for The Deedle Deedle Dees' latest album, the excellent Freedom in a Box. To enter, folks had to suggest a historical personage the history buffs in the band might want to write a song about. The randomly selected reader was longtime reader Katy, whose family offered 4 different personages, including Amelia Earhardt, Benny Benson (who came up with the idea for the Alaskan state flag), and Eleanor Roosevelt.
Now, although my contest idea was just a goof, chief songwriter Lloyd Miller offered to write one song from the winning entry, and the band actually created songs for those 3 real-life figures, along with other more famous and less famous folks, on their rocking new album American History + Rock & Roll = The Deedle Deedle Dees.
So, since my last Deedle Deedle Dees contest worked out so well, let's do it again. By 11 PM East Coast time on
Wednesday, December 30 ed: contest deadline extended to Wednesday, January 6, enter below by suggesting another historical figure the Dees could write a song about. In addition, write the name of a school system or library system you think would be happy to receive a bunch of excellent songs from both the historical and rocking perspective. No promises that the Dees will write a song for the randomly-selected winner, but I do promise that the randomly-selected winner will receive 2 copies of the album -- one for their own family, and one to give to that school system or library system that they offer up.
Thanks, good luck, and if you want to see the track listing, here it is...
1. Little Red Airplane
2. John Muir
3. Do the Turnout
4. Growl Growl
5. ¡Sí Se Puede!
6. Bring 'Em In
7. Tres Muralistas
8. Party Girl
10. The Brooklyn Bridge Song
11. Put on the Dress
12. Xu Lapi Knewel, New Jersey