Neil Dynamite and the Heartlights will perform today at 4pm, a little later than our usual Sunday in-stores. Before then we’ll be spinning Neil’s classic pre-Hot August Night rockers and some of the covers of his songs we’ve found.
We’ll also be letting everyone start working on their covers for our second annual coloring contest. Here’s the album:
We have a limited supply and we’re going to start giving them out when we open up at 1pm, so if you really want to win the prizes you’ll want to show up early and start coloring.
COLORING CONTEST RULES
- You may pick up your cover anytime after 1pm, but it needs to be back on the wall of the shop when Neil Dynmaite starts playing. You may take it home in the meantime or next door to the Blue Moon Cafe, they’ll have art supplies over there too.
- Anything is allowed on the record covers – crayon, marker, pencil, glitter and glue, and any mixed media you can get to stay on there. The finished product must still measure 12×12 and be able to stand on the wall displays in the record shop. The only thing that should not be on the front of the cover is your name (put it on the back).
- Bribing our judge with coffee, beer and treats from the Blue Moon is encouraged. You can see some of Dwitt’s art on his webpage here and some of his awesome daily comics here. He has designed several posters for Hymie’s in the past, and I’m sure if you ask nicely (and tell us that you ‘liked’ Dwitt’s Facebook page) that we’ll give you a couple of the extras we recently found in the office.
- All ages are welcome to enter the contest, even old people. We will have treats for all kids who color in a cover. And everyone is welcome to keep their artwork at the end of the day or pick it up during the week – we would like to photograph them first, however.
You’re probably wondering about the prizes…This year’s winner will receive a copy of Columbia Records’ brand new reissue of Hot August Night, fully remastered and including several tracks cut from the original recording as well as all of Neil Diamond’s on-stage banter with the tree people and band introductions. The winner is also welcome to pick out a Hymie’s t-shirt. Second place will receive a $10 gift certificate for the shop and a Hymie’s t-shirt, and third prize will also get a t-shirt.
Everyone will be rewarded with a set by the Twin Cities’ best Neil Diamond cover band, Neil Dynamite and the Heartlights while Dwitt is choosing the winners.