It's the most wonderful time of the year.

The Show shares a birthday with Monica Lewinsky and Daniel Radcliffe.
Insert your own dirty joke here.

Christians celebrate the birth of Christ, but we heathens know where the real fun is—It's The Show's birthday*, people!

Last year, in commemoration of this most joyous event, I offered up The Show's birthday gift to anyone who could correctly answer the inane trivia question of my choice. There were several takers, and all were sent copies of a 2-disc mix CD compiled and lovingly packaged by yours truly. This year is slightly different: you answer two questions and get one disc. Hey, I've been busy, folks!

I anticipate there will be some grumbling from the Birthday Girl when she realizes that she's getting jacked out of a unique gift for the second year in a row. Suck it up, babe, these people demand music and it's my duty to bring forth the rock.

Okay, so it's Indie rock and therefore doesn't really rock so much as lull you with pert melodies and smart lyrics. But it is guaranteed to please, nonetheless. I'll even give you a preview:

    1. To Die a Virgin – The Divine Comedy
    2. Slow Down Chicago – Canasta
    3. Awoo – The Hidden Cameras
    4. Postcards from Italy – Beirut
    5. Black Cab – Jens Lekman
    6. I Love to Dance – Langhorne Slim
    7. Did I Step On Your Trumpet? - Danielson
    8. Lazy Little Ada – Colin Meloy
    9. Carousel – Skittish
    10. Lloyd, I'm Ready To Be Heartbroken – Camera Obscura
    11. Best Thing Ever (Maybe Not) – Viva Voce
    12. Vain – Bishop Allen
    13. The Drive Will Do You Good – Sure Juror
    14. Bitch Please – Brigitte
    15. A Gilded Age – Norfolk & Western
    16. Ecoutez Bien! - Eux Autres
    17. June Gloom – The Like
    18. The Veil Comes Down – Thunderbirds Are Now!
    19. Plan of the Man – The M's
    20. Skip To The End – The Futureheads
    21. Rock City Wankers** - The Ark
    22. Feels Good Being Somebody – Dios (Malos)

Rocking, no? Admit it, dear reader, you would love to get your little paws on a mix CD of such fine quality. And it can be yours if you just answer the following two very easy questions:

  1. Would you like a copy of this fine mix CD?
  2. What is your mailing address?

All answers should be submitted to the BOMT mailbox and not the comments so as to avoid the inconvenience of having strange people on the interwebs stalk you at your homes. Feel free to leave any affirmative responses to question #1 in the comments so that The Show will know exactly who is getting a share of her birthday gift.

Oh, and you can leave birthday wishes in the comments as well, if you must. :)

UPDATE: The CDs went in the mail yesterday afternoon, so you should all receive them very soon!

* Birthday is actually July 23rd, and I make no guarantee that the CDs will reach her or you in time for this glorious event. Again, busy. Deal with it.
**This is by far my favorite song of the year. The opening guitar and synthesizer remind me of that scene in The Breakfast Club; you know the one, where protojock Emilio Estevez gets high and dances on the railing, while prissy princess Molly Ringwald finally realizes that she's hopelessly besotted with brooding bad boy Judd Nelson. Brilliant.


annamaria at 6:37 PM

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at Thursday, July 20, 2006 9:06:00 PM Blogger person x said...

oh my gosh. so funny that you put canasta on there.

"i'm hardcore for cards!"

were you in town for that, or am i totally making up memories with you again?

they opened for sloan at double door?

speaking of sloan, they have a new song on myspace. i also put it on my myspace page, which you can find here: www.myspace.com/jenxjones.

i heart my birthday!

at Thursday, July 20, 2006 9:24:00 PM Blogger annamaria said...

No, you are not making up memories of me, though I have to admit to being flattered that you seemingly do that often. Tell me, The Show, what other fantasies have I starred in?

That Sloan song is fabulous. But, of course, it's a Patrick song so you knew it would be. He's always been my favorite. :)

at Thursday, July 20, 2006 11:39:00 PM Blogger person x said...

jay song? i swear it's a jay song.

fyi - jay and pat are my myspace friends. tee-hee-hee!

no comment on other fantasies.

at Thursday, July 20, 2006 11:42:00 PM Blogger person x said...

i will say that it involves you and my birthday compatriot daniel radcliffe. and a tiny town somewhere between sarnia and so-and-so.

at Friday, July 21, 2006 7:38:00 AM Blogger annamaria said...

Hmmm...I'll have to listen to it again. I swear it's a Patrick song. But, of course, I could just be focusing on the parts that Patrick sings because he's my favorite. Or we could be listening to different songs because I didn't actually go to your myspace page to listen to it!

at Friday, July 21, 2006 8:22:00 AM Blogger Dane meets Simone said...

o jen's not checking the BOMT mailbox right? ok. so

1) i want one.

2) happy b-day to badass.

at Friday, July 21, 2006 9:38:00 AM Blogger Kurt said...

i always love to send birthday wishes to the unknowns of the world...especially one that is also referred to as "badass"
what if one answers question 1 with a "no" but still supplies a mailing address? BOMT management will then be faced with a dilema. Send the disc as promised or not?

just a thought. a stupid thought, but a thought none the less. sometimes it is fun being feeble.

at Friday, July 21, 2006 9:44:00 AM Blogger annamaria said...

Kurt asks:

"what if one answers question 1 with a "no" but still supplies a mailing address? BOMT management will then be faced with a dilema. Send the disc as promised or not?"

Publish said address on the blog to encourage stalkers. Also send the CD.

at Friday, July 21, 2006 2:14:00 PM Blogger Wake of the Flood said...

Alright Annamaria. Leave it to you to be able to stuff one of Kurt's inane thoughts back at him. Hey, glad to see you back posting, and check my comment to yours on the Ripple

at Friday, July 21, 2006 2:56:00 PM Blogger Kurt said...

sweet. first i make myself chuckle...then annamaria makes me laugh aloud. then i howl becuz wake never has been able to "stuff one...back at him"!
our family motto is "The Booths put the FUN in dysFUNctional"

we would love to adopt annamaria!

at Friday, July 21, 2006 3:53:00 PM Anonymous rich said...

I'm getting one already, right? :)

at Friday, July 21, 2006 3:59:00 PM Blogger annamaria said...

rich said...
"I'm getting one already, right? :)"

Of course!

at Monday, July 31, 2006 12:17:00 PM Blogger Kurt said...

the absurdity of the whole concept matches so well with some of the songs! very fun stuff indeed; we (well, I) enjoyed listening to it while lazing in the pool this weekend wondering how much more global warming can effect the last weekend in July in Dallas....
thank you so much, Show, for having birthdays.


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