Thursday, December 12, 2013
By ROD HARMON Deputy Managing Editor
Attention, all you ghosts and goblins, witches and warlocks, Captain Americas and Black Widows, pirates and zombies.
If you or a relative has a Halloween costume that you'd like to show off, we're offering you the chance to do so with our first-ever GO Halloween Costume Contest. (Snazzy title, eh?)
But wait -- you could also win a prize to boot.
To enter, all you have to do is email a photo of yourself, your significant other, your child or, heck, even your pet (we're not picky) by noon Nov. 1 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entries will be posted online at www.pressherald.com/life/go, and we will choose one entry at random to win four free tickets to a Portland Pirates hockey game. And, as an added bonus, one child in your group will have the honor of delivering the puck at center ice.
The winner will be announced on Nov. 2.
To be eligible for the prize, you must submit the following:
• Your name and town of residence.
• Your phone number. (This will NOT be posted online.)
• The name of the person or pet in the photo.
• The age of the person in the photo if under age 18.
• Name of a parent or legal guardian if the person in the photo is under age 18.
So what are you waiting for? Send in your photos and show everyone how you rock a costume.
LAST WEEK, I asked readers to vote via our online poll which of the current nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are most deserving to be inducted.
Here are the results:
Rush came in at first by a landslide, garnering 39 percent of the votes. As I noted in last week's column, this Canadian power trio has a very devoted -- and very rabid -- fan base, so no real surprise there. Only problem is, now I can't get "Tom Sawyer" out of my head.
Coming in at second place were Joan Jett and The Blackhearts. While I think fellow nominee Heart deserves to get in first, I also think Joan is a worthy inductee -- as are The Runaways, the first all-female punk group that included Jett and Lita Ford. Alas, The Runaways aren't one of the nominees this year.
Third place was a tie between Kraftwerk and Randy Newman. I've never been able to get through an entire Kraftwerk album in one sitting, and I consider Newman to be more of a film soundtrack composer than a rocker, but I have to admit that his new (dripping with sarcasm single) "I'm Dreaming" is a hoot.
Bringing up the rear with 6 percent of the vote each were Donna Summer, Deep Purple, The Meters and Heart.
And a moment of silence, please, for the rest, who didn't get a single vote in our poll: Albert King, Public Enemy, N.W.A., The Marvelettes, Procol Harum, Chic and The Paul Butterfield Blues Band.
Deputy Managing Editor Rod Harmon may be contacted at 791-6450 or at: