Well, Thanksgiving is on the way but a visit to any drugstore will confirm that nobody cares. Christmas has already taken center stage and that means it’s time for a Christmas contest brought to you by everyone’s favorite Christian indie-folkster, Sufjan Stevens. Don’t worry it’s a good one. Here are the details from the Asthmatic Kitty site:
Here’s how it works: write an original Christmas song, record it, and email the song to us. Asthmatic Kitty will pick a winner, and that person will trade rights to their song for rights to Sufjan’s song.
Just like a gift exchange, Sufjan’s song becomes your song. You can hoard it for yourself, sell it to a major soft drink corporation, use it in your daughter’s first Christmas video, or share it for free on your website. No one except Sufjan and you will hear his song, unless you decide otherwise. You get the song and all legal rights to it. We get the same rights to your song.
As for all of us non-Christians… well tough luck I guess. Maybe the Silver Jews will have a contest?