IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED (17/05/07)
The winners are… Veronica from Miami and Ayako.
Veronica, you win a signed copy of Guy’s new book, ‘My Bass and Other Animals’, and one of his original ‘Didn’t They Do Well?’ T-shirts, as worn throughout the ‘On An Island’ tour.
Ayako, you also win a signed copy of Guy’s book.
Congratulations to you both.
Please let us know where we should send your prizes by leaving a message in the usual manner, including your full name and address. Needless to say, your details will not be published and are perfectly safe.
Following on from the competition we had back in October to win tickets to see Guy’s critically-acclaimed stand-up show, ‘My Bass and Other Animals’, we now have a pristine copy of his rib-tickling new book – also entitled ‘My Bass and Other Animals’ and available in all good (UK) shops later this month – to give away.
According to his publisher, the book "is a witty and revealing, but heartfelt, memoir of life at the sharp end of the music business," but we think it’s just another chance for Guy to make us all throw our heads back and gawp open-mouthed at wild stories from his days on the road with the likes of Pink Floyd, Roxy Music and so many others.
Not only will you be one of the first to get your hands on a copy of the book, but Pink Floyd’s Comedic Genius will write a personal message inside, just for you. And, as if that’s not enough, he’ll also throw in one of his very own ‘Didn’t They Do Well?’ T-shirts, voted by you to be one of the iconic images of David’s ‘On An Island’ tour.
It’s the real McCoy, as worn on stages across Europe and North America, straight from the man’s back (and, we hope, his washing machine).
To be in with a chance of winning both book and T-shirt, simply send in a simple five-line limerick starting with the line, "There once was a Guy who played bass…"
Limericks – such as this one, from Edward Lear’s 1861 ‘Book of Nonsense’ – have a distinctive beat pattern:
There was an Old Man in a tree,
Who was horribly bored by a Bee;
When they said, "Does it buzz?"
He replied, "Yes, it does!"
"It’s a regular brute of a Bee!"
It can be silly, sad, or serious, but nothing rude or risqué, please.
One entry allowed per person only.
You have until Wednesday 16 May to send in your best effort.
We’ll announce the winner next Thursday (17 May) and will request your full name and address then, so please don’t include any personal details with your competition entry.
Our thanks to Guy for his kindness and the very best of luck to all.
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