Enter here for a massive giveaway/contest that supports Coloradans affected by the fires…

Written by Honest Tune/David Shehi / Photos by Honest Tune & Ed Andrieski/AP

July 1, 2012

 

As most know, we at Honest Tune absolutely love hosting contests. They are our way of saying “thanks” for your support. Without you guys and gals reading the articles, watching the videos, checking out the photos, sharing the links, etc., the efforts that are put in from our end would be pretty pointless.  Something that you may have missed though is our love for charity. Over the years, we have been proud to lend a tiny hand to some large and very worthy causes, especially in the wake of disasters.

For example, after April 2011′s tornadoes, we procured some items from the Hangout and hosted an online auction. Then there was a similar set of circumstances in Joplin and the flooding in Vermont where we did another auction after Wakarusa and followed My Morning Jacket’s lead with a “click and enter to give” after their benefit show in Tuscaloosa, AL.

We aren’t mentioning the above events to pat ourselves on the back. Rather, we do so to express our value for the relationship between music and community. It is due to this value that we recognize and support the inherent  correlation between music and charity. Because after all, what better way is there to be good brothers and sisters to our neighbors than to help them in their time of greatest need?

Inspired by events such as Warren Hayne’s annual Christmas Jam, John Bell’s annual Hannah’s Buddy’s Classic and most relevant to the cause we will be supporting with this effort, 2010′s Fourmile Canyon Revival — where String Cheese, Phish, Leftover Salmon & Big Head Todd got together to help raise funds for those affected by the Fourmile Canyon fires.

 

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Today, in conjunction with Free Stuff Friday, we will once again be flexing our “giving” muscles in support of those that have been affected by the ongoing Colorado forest fires.

What is currently going on in Colorado is unprecedented for the Centennial State. Since the first fire began, approximately 17,600 acres have been scorched and a total of 347 homes have been completely destroyed. The people that have been affected have lost everything, including many things that no amount of money will ever replace: family heirlooms, photographs, digital files, pets, and for two families (so far), the loss of a human loved one’s life.

The unfortunate part is that right now, in spite of the valiant and tireless efforts from the emergency responders, the fires show no signs of slowing. Hopefully that will soon change after today’s visit from President Obama and the utilization of all eight of the United States Air Force’s cargo planes equipped to fight wildfires that began this morning. However, even if the efforts by all involved suddenly worked and all fires were extinguished, it would not bring back all that has been lost or lessen the burden (financial and otherwise) of the families that have already been affected.

This brings us to OUR part — meaning us at Honest Tune and YOU, the rest of the Honest Tune family.

 

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Free Stuff Friday!

IMPORTANT: SEE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS BEFORE PLACING ENTRY.

Seriously, you really need to read everything from here on to be sure that you get it right. It’s not that it is that hard. It’s just that there are several entry options and the like.

 

Being that today is a very special installment of FSF, we are offering a host of stuff. Yep, that is right, we cleaned out our closet and have come up with some great stuff that you will have the ability to enter to win. To boot, all you have to do is enter and share this page. We will do the donating… for every entry legit received Honest Tune will donate a buck*. Sound like a pretty swell idea? Yeah, we thought so too.

“Why are you guys doing this?” you may ask. Well, there are a lot of reasons, but in order to keep it short and sweet, here is the main one: We hope that you will follow our lead and donate to the cause through the links that will be provided by each item.  We want to see just how much we can get you ladies and gentlemen to join in.

For the record, and as will be explained in the rules and fine print, donating WILL NOT increase your chances of winning. However, for everyone that donates, there will be a special drawing for a “mystery prize.” What exactly is this mystery prize? Well, it wouldn’t be a mystery of we told ya. It could be a pair of socks. It could be a ________________ (use your imagination). 

 

What you are playing for…

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1) One winner will walk away with a CamelBak® EDDY™ Bottle. (Courtesy of CamelBak®)

 

About the CamelBak® EDDY™:

 

  • Hydration Capacity: 25 oz (.75 L)

  • CamelBak® Got Your Bakâ„¢ Guarantee: If we built it, we’ll Bak itâ„¢ with our lifetime guarantee.

  • Redesigned cap and bite valve provide faster flow and enhanced durability

  • Flip, Bite and Sip. No tipping required (though possible: just remove the straw)

  • Dishwasher Safe: All parts are top-rack dishwasher safe

  • Durable and spill-proof

  • Easy to carry: Integrated loop handle makes it easy to clip a carabiner or carry with the crook of a finger

  • 100% BPA-Free

  • Wide-mouth opening is easy to fill with ice and water and a breeze to clean

  •  New CamelBak® Big Biteâ„¢ Valve is compatible with CamelBak® eddyâ„¢ and CamelBak® Groove® bottles

 

2) One winner will walk away with a signed poster from Colorado native’s Leftover Salmon as well as Col. Bruce Hampton and his latest prodigy, AJ Ghent.

 

    • Offered exclusively at Leftover Salmon’s 4/20/2012 gig in Atlanta, the poster is a mock of Cheech & Chong’s classic flick, Up In Smoke. It features Vince Herman’s and Drew Emmitt’s heads where those of Cheech and Chong’s were in the original design.  It is perfect for framing and would make for a hilarious conversation piece, especially when you and your pals are sitting around on a Saturday, smoking …. Wait, I forgot what were we talking about? Let’s go get some tacos. Yummy!

 

2) One winner will walk away with a copy of Van Ghost‘s latest EP, The Effect, and two tee-shirts (sized XL and medium)

 

  • Van Ghost is the brainchild of Michael Harrison Berg and is a band that is primed to take on everything from Sirius’s Jam ON to Top 40 and festivals that cater to virtually any flavor, sans hip-hop or dub-step. The Effect EP is the prelude to the full version, Domino Effect, that will be released soon. Featuring a stellar band that includes the one and only Jennifer Hartswick (of Trey Anastasio fame), Van Ghost is methodically and successfully tackling the tall task of becoming a force to be reckoned with in a music industry that is nearly impossible to figure out. They are doing so by taking the old school route… making good music. 

 

3) One winner will walk away with Trevor Hall tour shirt and an autographed copy (CD) of Trevor Hall‘s latest studio album, Everything Everything Everytime (E3)

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  •  Everything Everytime Everywhere, his fifth studio release that  — just as the case has been since he released his first album in the 11th grade —  finds him leading with his strongest suit: his scholarly aptitude as a songwriter. Elementally diverse, the listening journey on E3 is broad; at times heavy and spiritual while at others, playful and toe tapping. Through a mish-mashing of genres (while remaining fundamentally rooted in reggae styling), the sonic diversity makes for a record that can be played time and again without becoming stale

 

4) One winner will walk away with a Get in the Van poster signed by Henry Rollins.

 

    • Wait. Stop the press! Hank Rollins in an Honest Tune? Don’t place us in a box homey. If you were keeping up, you would have realized that we are covering a lot of stuff that would cause you to be surprised. Shame Shame. Just kidding. For real though, Get in the Van is a remarkable book. Get in the Van is a memoir by singer, writer, and spoken word artist Henry Rollins first published in 1994 by Rollins’ own company, 2.13.61 Publications. The book is composed of journal entries that Rollins kept while he was lead singer of the band Black Flag from 1981 to its breakup in 1986. Other text includes recollections of times when he had yet to start, or had lapsed in, his journal-keeping. Sections of the book were read and recorded by Rollins and released as a 2-CD set, which won a Grammy in 1995 for Best Spoken Word Album. (Source: Wikipedia)

 

6) One winner will walk away with a PGroove New Year’s Eve poster signed by the band + former keyboardist, John Hruby. 

 

  • This is a must have for any Perpetual Groove fan. The fact that it is signed by the current four members of the band plus former keyboardist, John Hruby makes it something that will likely never be seen again. As most in the PG fanbase know, New Year’s Eve marked the night when John Hruby turned the ivory reins back over to founding member, Matt McDonald, after his three year tenure in the band.  The night that the guards were exchanged left quite the impression on Honest Tune Associate Editor & Live Music Editor, David Shehi, who wrote “As the 2011 chapter reached its final pages, Perpetual Groove had set the stage for a climactic ending, a cliffhanger that has Perps on the edge of their seat as they anxiously anticipate the next chapter. PGroove 2.0 looks and feels  like it is going to be a hell of a ride.”

 

7) One winner will walk away with a Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars, The Wandering, Black Crowes)autographed 8×10, taken at Wanee in 2011.  

 

  • Luther Dickinson has been one busy dude here lately. Between his normal crazy touring schedule with North Mississippi Allstars, he has, amongst other things, released Hambone’s Meditations, a solo instrumental album that had Honest Tune Editor In Chief, Tom Speed, raving. Tom wrote “Dickinson the guitarist, the composer and the student are all on display on this accomplished recording. Within the nooks and crannies of the compositions here, there is great heart in this loving tribute to the many fellow maestros who have come before him.” Then there is also his latest band project, The Wandering, that features a collection of talented musicians including Shannon McNally, Amy Lavere, Valerie June, and Sharde Thomas. They too have also released an album, Go On Now, You Can’t Stay Here, the had Honest Tune Managing Editor, Josh Mintz, proclaiming that the group is “is [vocal] a powerhouse.” After debuting at DelFest, The Wandering are prepping for a tour. (To hear Luther talk about all of this, click here) To Luther, we say “slow down!” Wait, no we don’t. We can’t get enough. 

 

8 ) One winner will walk away with an autographed copy of Martin sexton‘s latest album, Fall Like Rain.

 

  • Listening to Martin Sexton is a trip down a sonic lane like no other. With his most recent EP, Fall Like Rain, Marty hasn’t veered too far off the course that has brought him success in the past. It is deeply personal at times and playful at others. His unique vocal range and tone defies any vocal coach’s lesson plan and his songwriting touches on the entire literary spectrum. However, it is the honesty and integrity of his lyrical craft that makes identification easy and lending an empathic ear, a listener’s natural response. The best part is that he does every bit of it in the live setting…every night.

 

8 ) One winner will walk away with a tour and Light promotional poster, signed by Matisyahu. 

  • Since first emerging on the international stage in 2005, Matisyahu has established a reputation for transcending boundaries- from the stripped-down roots reggae of the gold-certified Live at Stubb’s to the trippy ministrations of the Grammy nominated Youth to the polished pop eclecticism of Light. Then in 2010, Live at Stubbs Vol. II sold over 2 million copies, worldwide. Now based with his family in Los Angeles, Matisyahu has released Spark Seeker, a bold new studio album that finds the vocalist and songwriter exploring uncharted territory.

 

 

How to Enter… PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

 

Below are links to enter for each prize. You will also see an option to donate to a cause that has been vetted and is assisting with the disastrous fires currently consuming large areas in Colorado. We encourage you to donate, but donating DOES NOT increase your odds of winning.  If you choose to donate, you will click on the link to fill out the “DONATOR’s” entry form. The reason for separate entry forms is solely for the purpose of our being able to identify the impact that this effort has on the cause of helping those that have been affected by the fires in Colorado.

 

For the CamelBak EDDY Bottle:

 

1) Log into your Facebook or Twitter.

 

For Facebook users: scroll to the bottom of this page and click “Like”. Facebook users MUST BE “fans” of Honest Tune Magazine on Facebook and CamelBak on Facebook.

For Twitter users: scroll down unto you see our tweet. Retweet it.  Twitter users must be “following” @honesttunemag on Twitter.

 

Click HERE to donate to the cause. (OPTIONAL)

 

Click HERE and fill out the DONATOR’s entry form.

Click HERE to fill out the standard entry form.

 

For the Leftover Salmon poster:

 

1) Log into your Facebook or Twitter account(s).

 

For Facebook users: scroll to the bottom of this page and click “Like”. Facebook users MUST BE “fans” of Honest Tune Magazine on Facebook. If you are feeling froggy, leave a comment as you “like” this post. We would definitely like to read what you have to type.

For Twitter users: scroll down unto you see our tweet. Retweet it.  Twitter users must be “following” @honesttunemag on Twitter.

 

Click HEREto donate to the cause. (OPTIONAL)

 

Click HERE and fill out the DONATOR’s entry form.

Click HERE to fill out the standard entry form.

 

For the Van Ghost CD/T-Shirt Bundle:

 

1) Log into your Facebook or Twitter account(s).

 

For Facebook users: scroll to the bottom of this page and click “Like”. Facebook users MUST BE “fans” of Honest Tune Magazine on Facebook. If you are feeling froggy, leave a comment as you “like” this post. We would definitely like to read what you have to type.

For Twitter users: scroll down unto you see our tweet. Retweet it.  Twitter users must be “following” @honesttunemag on Twitter.

 

Click HEREto donate to the cause. (OPTIONAL)

 

Click HERE and fill out the DONATOR’s entry form.

Click HERE to fill out the standard entry form.

 

For the T-Shirt & autographed Trevor Hall CD bundle:

 

1) Log into your Facebook or Twitter account(s).

 

For Facebook users: scroll to the bottom of this page and click “Like”. Facebook users MUST BE “fans” of Honest Tune Magazine on Facebook. If you are feeling froggy, leave a comment as you “like” this post. We would definitely like to read what you have to type.

For Twitter users: scroll down unto you see our tweet. Retweet it.  Twitter users must be “following” @honesttunemag on Twitter.

 

Click HERE to donate to the cause. (OPTIONAL)

 

Click HERE and fill out the DONATOR’s entry form.

Click HERE to fill out the standard entry form.

 

For the Henry Rollins poster:

 

1) Log into your Facebook or Twitter account(s).

 

For Facebook users: scroll to the bottom of this page and click “Like”. Facebook users MUST BE “fans” of Honest Tune Magazine on Facebook. If you are feeling froggy, leave a comment as you “like” this post. We would definitely like to read what you have to type.

For Twitter users: scroll down unto you see our tweet. Retweet it.  Twitter users must be “following” @honesttunemag on Twitter.

 

Click HERE to donate to the cause. (OPTIONAL)

 

Click HERE and fill out the DONATOR’s entry form.

Click HERE to fill out the standard entry form.

 

For the Luther Dickinson 8×10:

 

1) Log into your Facebook or Twitter account(s).

 

For Facebook users: scroll to the bottom of this page and click “Like”. Facebook users MUST BE “fans” of Honest Tune Magazine on Facebook. If you are feeling froggy, leave a comment as you “like” this post.  We would definitely like to read what you have to type.

For Twitter users: scroll down unto you see our tweet. Retweet it.  Twitter users must be “following” @honesttunemag on Twitter.

 

Click HERE to donate to the cause. (OPTIONAL)

 

Click HERE and fill out the DONATOR’s entry form.

Click HERE to fill out the standard entry form.

 

For the Martin Sexton CD:

 

1) Log into your Facebook or Twitter account(s).

 

For Facebook users: scroll to the bottom of this page and click “Like”. Facebook users MUST BE “fans” of Honest Tune Magazine on Facebook. If you are feeling froggy, leave a comment as you “like” this post. We would definitely like to read what you have to type.

For Twitter users: scroll down unto you see our tweet. Retweet it. Twitter users must be “following” @honesttunemag on Twitter.

 

Click HERE to donate to the cause. (OPTIONAL)

 

Click HERE and fill out the DONATOR’s entry form.

Click HERE to fill out the standard entry form.

 

For the Matisyahu autographed poster:

 

1) Log into your Facebook or Twitter account(s).

 

For Facebook users: scroll to the bottom of this page and click “Like”. Facebook users MUST BE “fans” of Honest Tune Magazine on Facebook. If you are feeling froggy, leave a comment as you “like” this post. We always love to read what you have to type.

For Twitter users: scroll down unto you see our tweet. Retweet it.  Twitter users must be “following” @honesttunemag on Twitter.

 

Click HEREto donate to the cause. (OPTIONAL)

Click HERE and fill out the DONATOR’s entry form.

Click HERE to fill out the standard entry form.

 

For the PGroove Poster:

UPDATE: THIS ITEM WILL REMAIN OPEN FOR ENTRY UNTIL JUNE 21 at 11:59 PM CST

 

1) Log into your Facebook or Twitter.

 

For Facebook users: scroll to the bottom of this page and click “Like”. Facebook users MUST BE “fans” of Honest Tune Magazine on Facebook.

For Twitter users: scroll down unto you see our tweet. Retweet it. Twitter users must be “following” @honesttunemag on Twitter.

 

Click HERE to donate to the cause. (OPTIONAL)

 

Click HERE and fill out the DONATOR’s entry form.

Click HERE to fill out the standard entry form.

 

 

Rules & Eligibility


How a winner will be chosen:

 

1) All of the entered names will be copied from the survey site and pasted into a computer generated random name picker. All of this will be videotaped so that nobody can cry foul. To see examples of us using this tool, click here. If we are lucky, maybe we will bump into Col. Bruce and get him to draw names out of a beer pitcher again.2) The deadline for entry is Saturday, 7/14/12 at 11:59 PM CST

2) The deadline for entry is Saturday, 7/15/12 at 11:59 PM CST

3) Donating does not increase odds of winning. It does however place you in the running for the “mystery prize.”

 

Eligibility requirements:

 

1)ALL entrants must be either “fans” of Honest Tune Magazine on Facebook or following @honesttunemag on Twitter

2) Only entries that conform to the specifications outlined in “How to Enter” will be considered.

3) No previous or current Honest Tune editor/staff may enter

4) Contributors (senior and otherwise) may enter.

5) Only one entry per person/ per “prize” will be allowed and IP Addresses are logged on the survey site.

6) Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and from within the continental United States.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

1) Q: Can I enter for more than 1 of the prizes?

 

A: Yes, but you must complete the requirements for each entry. Obviously you will not be able to “double like” the post, but you will be able to complete the rest of the requirements.

 

2) Q: Are my odds of winning better if I donate?

 

A: Pretty sure we covered this. NO.  Everybody’s odds are the same. The only “benefit” for those that do donate — other than the great feeling of giving — is that they will be entered into the “MYSTERY PRIZE” drawing. 

 

3) Q: I do not have Facebook or Twitter. Does that mean that I can’t enter?

 

A: It sure does. Listen, if you cannot figure out how to work around this issue then it is probably best that you just head back with your pals, the Fraggles, and dance your cares away.

 

4) Q: You didn’t answer the question I have. How can I get in touch with you?

A: Figure it out. HINT: Look up, then right! 8)

GOOD LUCK!

 

Fine Print
This contest is solely the responsibility of Honest Tune. It is not affiliated with nor is it endorsed by ANY of the bands/ artists represented herein. No purchase necessary and entrants that opt to donate do so of their own good will. Donating entrants’ odds of winning are identical to those that opt to not donate. Odds of winning depend strictly upon number of entries. All winners will be contacted via his/her email address and must respond to the contact within 72 hours. Should initial winner not respond within 72 hours, he/she will forfeit his/her claim to prize. All entries must be received from within the United States. Rules & eligibility requirements may be changed with or without notice within the first 72 hours of the contest’s launch. After 72 hours, any changes will be posted via Honest Tune’s Twitter or Facebook account. All entries must be submitted via the above listed criteria and Honest Tune reserves the right to disqualify entries based solely its discretion and upon an entry’s lack of conformity to the standards outlined above. Entry criteria shall be the only means by which site shall determine eligibility. Any questions regarding this contest should be directed to the the contact option on the Honest Tune Home Page found at HonestTune.com.

*Honest Tune’s total donation shall not exceed $200.00

 

 

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