Saturday, October 07, 2006

And The Winner(s) Is....

Horsedooty! For both funny and numerous. The letter from boot camp was priceless. Also, for a Texan to be a good sport about a Texas joke, adding in that Cormac MacCarthy is from Texas...it was tough though. Vervet almost got there merely for being from St. Augustine. Pogo, until I remembered that he's a lawyer was considered for announcing that he wasn't even going to try...(hey, I told you the process was going to be arbitrary and unfair)


So, mi amigo horsedooty, email me your shipping information and I'll send you the book.

I did a second place though for JackGoff. He has a choice to make. The choice is between "The Road" and "The Quark and the Jaguar." The latter is a wonderful exploration of both quantum and particle physics but also a great foundation for complexity theory by Murray Gell-Mann, the Nobel Prize winner for his discovery of the quark. One of the cooler parts of the book is where he describes that to discover the quark he had to first imagine that it might exist. Jack, email me with your shipping information and your choice of books. I'd send you my copy of the Gell-Mann, but it's inscribed. I got to meet him when I played a gig in Santa Fe. He was all giddy about meeting Harry "the Hipster" Gibson and we were all giddy about meeting a roomfull of Nobel laureates from the Santa Fe institute. The scientists were doing all kinds of wild riffing on the math and physics of the music and how it resonates to produce emotions in humans. It was a pretty heavy experience. Stomp jazz and quantum physics.

The next contest will be in December with the prize being a dozen chocolate truffles.

Thanks for your attention and support

(posted in another dimension at 3Beez

14 Comments:

Blogger pissed off patricia said...

And free for a lifetime drinks at MM for the winners. Congratulations to both of you

12:22 PM  
Anonymous horsedooty said...

MB where is your email posted?

yo soy Horsedooty!

1:47 PM  
Anonymous horsedooty said...

PoP thanks for the drinks

yo soy Horsedooty!

1:48 PM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

on my profile page and click email....congratulations...

2:40 PM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

or just use
steviebcl1@aol.com

3:13 PM  
Blogger konagod said...

For a dozen truffles I might make an effort to play along next time around! :-)

3:39 PM  
Blogger JackGoff said...

8^D. Thanks, BTW MB. And yeah. Music and quantum mechanics just about covers the universe, and once quantum discovers the link to relativity, the world shall be described. Music is HUGE in string theory. It's the basis for string theory. Very cool stuff.

4:26 PM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

one of the themes i got from gell-mann is that if we solve the little things that are right in front of us the big picture will come together. string theory is fascinating, but so far, untestable. music was also integral in pythagorean studies. in a digital studio it's all about math. a lot of musicians have gotten away from standard notation (not me, but i've had to learn the new way to cope) in favor of listing the intervals between the notes. they say it makes changing key easier, i say they're just lazy gits who didn't study enough when they were kids. so, dude, drop your shipping info in an email and i'll send you the book of your choice. (i recommend both of them, it would be hard to choose. the gell-mann might help conceptually with your studies, but the MacCarthy might deliver a much needed diversion from those same studies....)

5:06 PM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

thus ends the contest, both books (jack went with the MacCarthy too) are on their way...

that was fun....next time it's truffles...truffles ta die for.

7:48 PM  
Anonymous horsedooty said...

MB I have been rude and not thanked you for the book I am sorry. Thanks a lot.

yo soy Horsedooty!

5:58 AM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

it was truly a pleasure and priviledge mi amigo. i had a lot of fun with this one....

next time chocolate's on the line so the competition should be ferocious.

12:35 PM  
Blogger konagod said...

By the way, "The Road" was the featured review on the cover of today's New York Times book review section.

1:08 PM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

yeah i love it when i run ahead of the times...makes me feel all sophisticated and shit...

8:23 PM  
Blogger Pogo said...

hd,
congrats to one funny fucker.

7:22 AM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home