Friday, December 14, 2007

You're the top!

Straight from Peru (Indiana) to you, props and congrats to Emma Ignaszaewski, WINNER of the Inaugural Christmas Could be a Mix Tape Christmas Party Contest. Emma's CD entitled Love Letters (see she knows how to scan a blog and suck up to the contest holder, but note I didn't vote as an ex officio member of the judging panel) is pictured above along with her entry essay. I'm proud to name it the final member of the LoveLetters Trilogy I: The Compilation, II: lfil, and III: Emma's Songs.

Here's what the judges got when deciding she was the winner:
Tape B

Nicely illustrated track listing; Tape involves original songs plus a Karaoke effect singalong by compiler. Has an essay explaining this decision.

Aida-Every Story is a Love Story
Stevie Wonder-Part-Time Lover
John Mayer-Only Heart
Box of Rain-Grateful Dead
Sarah Bereilles-Love Song
Christina Aguilera-Ain't No Other Man
Bruce Springsteen-Girls in Their Summer Clothes
Dean Martin-Send Me The Pillow You Dream On'
James Morrison-This Boy
Journey-Don't Stop Believing
Aida-Every Story is a Love Story (Reprise)

essay: Love is a swaying porch swing watching the sunset. Love is biking to the park on a weekend afternoon ton play frisbee a dusk. Love is singing along to the music. I taped myself singing along t all my favorite songs…those songs I play five times in a row on the way t school. The result is this, a mélange of bona fide performers and me, a regular kid who loves music so much that she isn't ashamed of her mediocre voice being subtly played next to those legends.
Anyway, double congratulations are in order as Emma is awaiting news of where she'll attend college next fall: she is an extremely talented science student and Arizona state medallist in swimming. I know her parents are very justifiably proud of all her accomplishments. TNA is excited to hear where she decides to attend college when she decides.

Emma, thanks for the mix! The Prize (?) is in the mail.

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