It’s time to announce the winners of the Borat contest (finally)!
The third place winner is Peter. Peter chose Gilbert Arenas. Gil aka Agent Zero aka Captain Quirk aka Gil the Magnificent is by far my favorite Wizard, and is one of the five best players in the league. I’m even naming the dog we get in our apartment next year Gilbert, regardless of gender.
The second place winner is resident cutie-pie Charlie. Charlie chose my favorite offensive player on the Redskins, Santana Moss. I know a few others chose Santana as well, so Charlie upped the ante a little bit. He also created a movie plot featuring Budnik from Salute Your Shorts, which would’ve deserved second place even without the Santana choice.
AND THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER IS: James Christopher “Wawawewa” Rowe. Chris had a bit of inside information (being that he’s my second cousin/butt buddy) but his choices were too good to go unrewarded. He chose one of my favorite players ever to don the Burgundy and Gold, Fred Smoot. I am in love with this man, and how can you not be with famous quotes such as “66% of the Earth is covered by water. The rest is covered by Smoot.” Also, Chris chose Chris Cooley, my second favorite offensive weapon on the Skins and another beautiful man. Well done Christopher.
The three of you can expect e-mails from me today regarding your prizes. Now that the contest is out of the way, lets get to the rest of the post:
So, if you can’t tell already (or if you are new to ATG) this is a completely new layout from the old All Things Go (see here). With the new layout comes some new features. For example, the new pages at the top (Home, About Us, Contact Us) are available, and a Mixtapes page will be added so that all the Mixtapes will be readily accessible. Also, each post will be placed into categories by author (Zack or Adrian) so that, if you enjoy one writer’s music style over another you can read their posts alone. Also, at the end of every post, we will include links to where you can purchase the albums by the artists featured in the post, which we realize we should’ve done a while ago. There are a few other minor changes (including new and more reliable hosting) that you guys can figure out by exploring the site. We will also be updating all the outdated links in the coming days.
I had to buckle down last night and try to write two papers and study for a math midterm. While I did almost no work, this was not due to a lack of quality studying music. I’ve been using these next few songs to help me through the studying process, so I’ll share them here with you in case any of you have some cramming to do before Thanksgiving break.
The Blow – Fists Up
This is the second time I’ve featured The Blow in one of these posts, but I can’t not give out this song. More fast-paced than “True Affection”, “Fists Up” balances upbeat-ness with a smooth melody to create a good studying song.
The Album Leaf – Always for You
I was going to do a writeup on the new Album Leaf release, Into the Blue Again, but I never really got around to it (I told you I was lazy). This album is one of my favorite releases of 2006, and it’s a perfect study-buddy. “Always For You” is a flawless single and the highlight of an underappreciated album from an underappreciated band.
Ray Lamontagne – Three More Days
Another great, underappreciated album that I was going to write about but never got around to it. Till the Sun Turns Black is an awesome folk album enjoyed by indie kids, girly girls and folk lovers alike. With an incredible, rough, soul-filled voice, Ray channels his passion into “Three More Days”, in my opinion his finest work to date. Many of you may know Ray only from his cover of Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy”, but this song truly demonstrates his amazing vocal skills.
The Inner Banks – Glittering Sky
I recently received an e-mail about these guys, and I must say that I enjoy their style. With airy, ethereal vocals and floaty piano melodies in the background, “Glittering Sky” is my kind of study song.
I hope that you’re studying goes better than mine, and if you aren’t studying, I hope you still can enjoy these tracks. Congratulations to the contest winners, and welcome to the new All Things Go.
The Blow: Buy Paper Television // official site
The Album Leaf: Buy Into the Blue Again // official site
Ray Lamontagne: Buy Till The Sun Turns Black // official site
The Inner Banks: official site // myspace