I had two (count 'em) two contestants for the World Hello Day contest. The first big winner is Gordon, who, not so incidentally mentioned me in a recent post. "Quiet dignity," eh? The second is Chris "Lefty" Brown, progenitor of his own awards event.
Gordon will receive a copy of a Dave Barry book.
Both of them will get a copy of my Hello CD (a bunch of songs with Hello or Welcome in the title), plus a CD I just whipped out from Hello records. Hello was a record label that put out interesting music. I have albums from 1993 through 1996.
The track list for this is:
Backstabbing Liar-Mono Puff
Cellar Door-Laura Cantrell (who I heard on A Prairie Home Companion just yesterday)
Your New Boy-You Were Spiraling
Red Bra & Panties-Will Rigby
Dark Green-the Coctails
Jack Hammers-Chaz and the Motorbikes
Prince of Orange-Andy Partridge (yes, the guy from XTC)
South Carolina-John Linnell
Sodium Mask-Hello, the Band
YeahYeahYeah (Atomic Mix)-Alaska
Our Lady of Oklahoma-Peter Stampfel
Happy-Go-Dumpy Summer-Brian Dewan
The Ocean-Kurt Hoffman’s Band of Weeds (yes, the Led Zeppelin son, done...differently)
The Whiskey Makes You Sweeter-Amy Allison and the Maudlins
Sinners of July-Spondee
Love Song 110-Spanish Fly
Don’t Let’s Start-They Might Be Giants (live)
And they get the other stuff too. The package goes out tomorrow.
Oh, the answers:
At first so strange to feel so friendly
To say good morning and really mean it
To feel these changes happening in me
But not to notice till I feel it.
Twelve-Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming to the Canyon) by the Mamas & the Papas, written by Papa John Phillips.
And not so incidentally, I used the Hello method with this woman on the bus I saw every weekday, and it WORKED. She had seemed a bit unfriendly and cold, but she now is quite happy to see Lydia and me. So say "hello" even on days that are not World Hello Day.
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