Dave is Happy that AC/DC are playing at the Grammy Awards + Contest

Feb 08

Dave will be presenting at tonight’s 57th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, but he’s most looking forward to AC/DC performing tonight. Check out the video here

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Also, don’t forget our contest.  Enter to win 2 copies of American Way Magazine (one of each cover) with Dave and Foo Fighters on the cover.  I have three copies to give out.  This contest is for those of you who do not have copies yet.  It’s difficult to get copies as they were only handed out on American Airlines flights in the month of January.

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Here are the rules:

1. Enter only once. Duplicate e mails will be deleted. Don’t try to cheat on this.  ONE ENTRY ONLY. If I find out you’re using multiple e mails, I’ll delete them all.

2. Three winners will be chosen at random.

3. Contest is open to anyone.

4. If you already have copies of the magazines, I’m asking you not to enter. This is for those who have not had the opportunity to fly American Airlines or get a copy of the magazine. (FYI, the form below tracks IP addresses so it’s not hard to find duplicates!)

5. Contest will end on Wednesday, February 11 at 6pm New York City time.  So enter now! Good Luck! Enter Below:

 




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Foo Fighters on Austin City Limits & American Way Magazine Contest

Feb 06

Hi Everyone,

 

Foo Fighters are scheduled to appear on Austin City Limits this Saturday, February 7.  Check your local listings. Austin City Limits runs on PBS.  I’m not sure if / when it would be available outside of the United States, but I’ll keep my ears open.  Check out that website though for photos and I do believe there are some video clips of a few songs.

I know that many of you have also expressed interest in getting your hands on copies of the American Way Magazine that was handed out on American Airlines flights across the United States in the month of January.

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Thanks to some very generous friends (LeAnn!) and co-workers, I have three sets of magazines to give out (for free!) and I could quite possibly have more in the future (ok, a co-worker has a friend that’s an American Airlines pilot and he’s trying to get more for me).  So – here’s a very simple contest. Anyone can enter.  Three winners will be chosen at random and each winner will receive 2 copies of the magazine with both images just like the photo above.

1. Enter only once. Duplicate e mails will be deleted. Don’t try to cheat on this.  ONE ENTRY ONLY. If I find out you’re using multiple e mails, I’ll delete them all.

2. Three winners will be chosen at random.

3. Contest is open to anyone.

4. If you already have copies of the magazines, I’m asking you not to enter. This is for those who have not had the opportunity to fly American Airlines or get a copy of the magazine. (FYI, the form below tracks IP addresses so it’s not hard to find duplicates!)

5. Contest will end on Wednesday, February 11 at 6pm New York City time.  So enter now! Good Luck! Enter Below:

 




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D.C. & Off Camera Magazine Contest

Nov 05

I meant to get my photos from the Black Cat / Washington D.C. show up sooner, but I got back home and my job wanted me to …work.  Which is weird. *eye roll* *shrug*

I want to say that I am one of the luckiest people in the world in regards to this band.  I know I am.  I do not take lightly the opportunities that have been given to me.  I don’t take it for granted.  Someone once said to me, “I’m sure it’s no big deal to you now….you’ve met Dave so many times that I’m sure you’re ‘over’ it.”

Never.  I’ll never be over it.  I love them so much.  I want to be at all of the shows. I get wicked excited at the thought of seeing Foo Fighters or listening to new music by them or seeing a show. It will never get old for me.  I just want you to know that I don’t take this for granted. I’ve been a fan from the very beginning and here we are 20 yrs later and I’m just as excited as I was when I heard the first album. Ok, probably even more excited now.

So I am in debt to my friend Risa, who invited me to be her plus 1 after she won a contest to see Foo Fighters at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C.  I can’t thank her enough because I really wanted to go.  I want to go to all 8 cities / shows, but I’m lucky & thankful that I got to go to one and I realize how damn lucky I am. Thank you, Risa. And thank you, Jill as well for getting us the opportunity to even enter a contest!

I scored my first Set List ever at this show!  What a great time. Extra special thanks to the girl behind me that hit me in the back of the head with her whiskey glass and then poured the whiskey over my head because I wouldn’t move so that she could get closer to Taylor.  Gee, you’re swell.

Speaking of Taylor.  Dude… white shorts with a ton of blazing lights shining behind you…. a few of us in the front row are now acquainted with you in ways we never thought possible before. Just sayin’.  Don’t be mad at me.

So here are a few of the photos that I took.  Enjoy! (Credit to Donna for the group pic of me, Brad, Emily & Risa).

I know, I was practically stepping on Dave’s feet.  I thought we would be at the back of the room because we didn’t even get to the venue until around 4:30 or 5pm that afternoon. I was convinced that the line would be down the street and around the corner, but there were only about 10 people in front of us and once inside, everyone either went to the bar or the merch table. So hello, front row center – it’s nice to see you again.

It was nice to see some old, familiar faces and meet some new ones as well.  I’m curious to see who will be going to Wrigley in Chicago in August (me!) as well as RFK / DC in July (Me, I hope…c’mon, ticket gods!) We should all meet up the nights before and hang out.

If you look back to a few updates ago, I mentioned that “Off Camera” magazine had a special Dave Grohl edition and the 50 signed copies that they had sold out quickly.  There are still some unsigned copies available : HERE and I’ve heard that shipping to the U.K. was very cheap so you might want to check it out…..

 

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…..or, you know…. I ended up with an extra signed copy thanks to Off Camera and so we’re going to have a little contest and I’ll send a signed copy to the winner.

I was trying to think of a contest idea, and I’m not too creative lately so here’s what we’re going to do.  I’m in the mood to laugh at Dave’s expense so I want you to write the funniest ‘How I met Dave Grohl’ story – even if you haven’t met him.  Make it funny, outrageous and entertaining and remember that I’m probably going to embarrass you and post it here.  The funniest will win and I’ll pass this little gem on to you.  Try to keep your stories somewhat short (I don’t need a book) and e mail them to me at lisa@sweetparamania.com

Contest ends on Sunday, November 9 at 6pm eastern (New York, NY time). Good luck!

EDIT to say please submit your entries in English. I’m a lazy American and I really dislike Google Translate.

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Dave’s 43rd Birthday Book / Contest

Nov 23

Ok, kids…it’s time.  Please click on the graphic / link below (thanks, Elle for the design!) for the official Dave’s 43rd Birthday Book / Contest rules.  Anything that you need to know is included in the rules.  Yes, you can just write a simple note or message.  Yes, you can photoshop until your heart’s content. All I ask is that you just be respectful of Dave.  Think of how you would like to be greeted on your birthday, and if you think you’re crossing a line, you probably are.  Just some strong advice there…

Check out the prize as well for best entry. Not bad if I do say so myself.  Best of luck to everyone and I encourage everyone to contribute.  Anyone who submits an entry is eligible to win the prize.

If for some reason you feel like I haven’t addressed a question, feel free to contact me at lisa@sweetparamania.com

I can’t wait to see your contributions!!!  Thanks, everyone!!

xo Leecy

 

 

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January 30, 2011

Jan 30

So many of you have asked me if I have picked a winner yet for the birthday book “contest” and my answer to you is: How do I choose?

I have a few ideas in mind. One would be to set up a poll here on the site where everyone could help pick the best entry. Of course this involves a little html skills that somehow I don’t seem to possess. There are quick generated polls you can enter quickly, but I’d like to show the entry + the person’s name along with a way to vote.

I was also given advice on just setting up a photo album on Facebook and making it public and let everyone vote that way. I like this idea and will probably go with it, but be patient with me. I have another idea or two and it might take a little while to get it together. Rest asured that we will have a winner.

Speaking of the birthday book…we had a little birthday party going on over on Twitter on Dave’s birthday and our goal was to get his name trending.

Not only did we trend in Brazil, USA, France, Germany….we trended WORLD WIDE which means that we really are all just a big bunch of nerds who sit around typing Dave’s name into a sentence with 140 characters or less.

So suck it, Twitterverse… you got owned.

Thanks, to Laura @kokalola for the image:

Fail Whale!!

So here are a few screen shots of “Dave Grohl” trending on Twitter:

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France (from Clarisse)

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Brazil (from Diego)

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Brazil (from Karina)

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Germany (from Elle)

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USA (me!)

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World Wide (me!)

World Wide.

World Wide (me!)

World Wide.

Foo Fighters played a surprise “secret” show last night in Santa Barbara, CA. and you can read all about it HERE from Antiquiet.

Head over to FooArchive to get details on how to order your own copy of NME Magazine: Icons: Dave Grohl.

I recently updated the ‘Dave with his fans‘ photo page. So check out the new photos there.

Also, if you missed any of the photos that Dave has tweeted, I have copies of them HERE.

That’s all I’ve got at the moment. Thanks again everyone for all of your help with the birthday book. It was a huge success. I’m very proud of it this year! Check back soon. I see another update on the way…

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