I really enjoyed the first Twenty Four At Heart contest! Readers, you were fantastic! We have the greatest group of readers on this site. I really feel lucky (and honored) to have such a great group! Over 120 great summer songs were listed in the comment section. In addition, some of you sent lists of songs directly to me through email so I wound up with over 200 song suggestions. I tried to get back to everyone individually who submitted songs to send my thanks. If you didn’t hear from me, I apologize. I had a crazier than normal week last week.
First I wrote down all commenters names. Please notice at the top of the right hand column, one reader entered as “Lurker”. This is just one example why I love my readers! Not all the names are visible in this picture so don’t panic if you don’t see yours because every last one was written down.
Then I cut the names onto individual slips of paper.
I put all the names in a hat. PR mixed the slips of paper around.
Briefcase pulled out a winner.
And the winner is ….
I will get your $25 iTunes gift card in the mail to you today!
I enjoyed this contest so much. I think I will have to pick new themes once in awhile and do it again. I had so much fun going through the song lists, and listening to some new songs along with many old favorites. Briefcase may cringe when he sees how many songs I downloaded last week, but I think he’s used to it by now. I didn’t download every song (I had a small dose of self control), but I sure downloaded a lot! There are probably a lot worse things than being married to a music junkie?
Before we close the summer music topic, I’d like to pass on a couple suggestions for your summer playlist. One of my favorite summer songs came out about a year ago. It is Summertime by Bon Jovi. If you haven’t heard it yet, I’m betting you’ll like it. It’s one of those catchy tunes that you’ll find yourself singing along to.
Another group I am playing a lot this summer is called Rebelution. They are reggae-ish and if you like Bob Marley, Jimmy Buffett, or music along those lines you will love them. They are a Southern California band and they’re just starting to take off. I’ve had them on my iPod for awhile. Suddenly, in the last few weeks I’m hearing them everywhere. In fact RC, who is coming up on his senior year in high school, told me Rebelution has been getting a lot of publicity lately with the older teens and college students. I was surprised. I think you might like them too!
Thanks again to everyone who entered songs in the contest! You really are the greatest group of readers I could wish for! Tomorrow I will be publishing a post that is guaranteed to make you smile – if not laugh out loud!