Ithaca Blog

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

New Orleans & Chicago: Contest Winner

M.C. from Ithaca is the randomly-selected winner of the Ithaca Blog contest last week, where we posed a question about New Orleans and Chicago, two entities that had a big (football) contest themselves last Sunday.

Our question was about music, not football. We noted that both cities are noted for their music, but for some reason Chicago is guitar, and New Orleans is piano. How come?

The reason we came up with, ourselves, is that in fact most of the great Chicago musicians came from the south, and the simple fact is that it's a lot easier to be an itinerant guitarist than pianist. So the guitarists moved, and the pianists stayed.

True? Maybe. Plausible? Also maybe!

You didn't have to submit that particular answer to enter the contest and randomly win. But in fact M.C. did have that answer.

M.C. wins a $10 gift certificate to Small World Music. Thanks to him and to all who entered. New contest every weekend.

Steve Burke
for Ithaca Blog and Small World Music

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