For this week's contest, we wanted to let you pick the Kentucky Derby winner either outright, or by post position, if you found that easier. Then we realized the contest goes through next Friday, and the race is tomorrow. So anyone who waited until after the race to reply would have a distinct advantage.
So instead we will have a question inspired partly by the Derby, and partly by another big pageant in the sunny southland this weekend, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Here it is:
Simply name a song about either a horse race or a horse. That's it. We'll print the answers, and see how many you know, and we'll select one entry at random for the winner's circle prize of a $10 gift certificate to Small World Music.
Send your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org. Winner will be announced here next weekend.
The winner of last week's contest was Beth, who knew that Barton Hall was once the biggest pillarless room in the world, and that thirty years ago this Tuesday, it was a concert venue for the Grateful Dead. That show will be recreated by the exceptional Dead tribute band, Dark Star Orchstra, at the State Theater on Tuesday. Congratulations to Beth, and thanks to all who entered.
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