(QUICK NOTE: If you didn't win, take heart! Tickets are still on sale for Wednesday's show at the Sheldon, and we're launching a Delta Spirit Soundcheck Party and Ticket giveaway later today)
Ok, ok...20 minutes or so into the contest when everyone started listing "The Sun and the Sea and the Sky" as their answer (an actual 70th song left off of the album "69 Love Songs") we realized we weren't being clear: we were looking for a made-up song name from you (and optional lyrics). Luckily, we got quite a few good ones and after much consternation among the staff, we were absolutely cuckoo over these entries. Each will receive a pair of tickets and an autographed album:
"I'll Be Your Hamster, You Be My Wheel" --Will Fru. Cute, and much better than "I'll be the parrot, you be the cage lining.
This one is called "Love is an Abstract Noun." It goes: "My love for you exists beyond the five senses, you feel concrete beneath your feet but in the air it's always there. Oh, love is an abstract noun." --Devon Cahill. A little sweet, a little snarky...just as Stephen Merritt would have it.
"Solar powered love, photovoltaic heart, I need to warm up before I can start." --Tim McAvin. This works as a lyric and/or three seperate song names, in our book. Photovoltaic heart is kind of an awesome phrase. Sustainable, environmentally-friendly heart just wouldn't have the same ring.
"Your volleyball-sized eyeball (sung to the giant squid)" --Kathy Condon-Boettcher. Something tells us this song wouldn't be a great selection for anyone's first wedding dance, but even giant squids need love and affection.
And, last but not least, our favorite entry: "When Ernest Shackleton Finds Your Heart." --Aaron Akins. This song title is ten kinds of stone-cold amazing. Ernest Shackleton is one of history's greatest badasses -- one of the foremost Antarctic explorers at the turn of the century. The thought of someone's heart being so frigid that it could only be found in the coldest, iciest hellscape on Earth is the right blend of biting, wry, earnestly brainy humor the Magnetic Fields are so good at. It helps that the Magnetic South Pole is down there to. Or up there. It's all relative.
Congrats to all the winners! We'll be trying to reach you today at the provided contact information in your comment, so hang tight.