Stop the clocks for a little Oasis contest: Win a signed lithograph
So you didn't win the Damien Rice lithograph? Your walls are still naked and sad? Well now you have a chance to snag yourself something with a little cool history to it, and autographed to boot (no, not by me, although I suppose that could be arranged).
The cover art for the new Oasis greatest-hits collection Stop The Clocks was designed by Peter Blake, most famous for his work on the graphic design of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band cover. I've got one lithograph print of the cover artwork (only 100 made) which is autographed by both Noel Gallagher and Peter Blake for your visual enjoyment, superfan satisfaction, and party conversation-starting.
As someone commented on a recent post, Oasis makes some "straight up, plug your guitar in, turn it up to 10, smack you in your face rock n roll. Need more of it. Too much of this sad sap introspective indie going around." That made me smile.
Bear with me on this idea for how to win. Ready? Okay. If you could "stop the clocks" (groan) on one Oasis song at one specific moment, what is it? I am not looking for your favorite Oasis song per se, but your favorite moment or segment of an Oasis song. I think some of you are feelin' me on this, you love the little moments in a song -- it could be a lyric and the way it perfectly combines with a melody, a scorching bridge, a hanging silence between drumbeats, or even an exhalation at the start of a song. What's yours from the Gallagher gents and why?
For the purposes of this contest, I'd define a "moment" as less than 30 seconds of a song, max. And the contest will run the week (through Friday) and I'll make the decision over the weekend. Unleash your musical thinker.
The song titled "Stop The Clocks" was rumored to be on the compilation, a much-anticipated release of a song that Noel says in a typically humble and understated fashion is probably one of the best songs he's ever written, but has never seen the official light of day. The new album was even named after it, but it was pulled from the line-up, and now exists only in poor-quality rip-off hoaxes found online. Read the whole torrid story here.
Related audio: Noel Gallagher acoustic in Toronto last month