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Contest! Pit Er Pat

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by Alex V. Cook, Music Editor for outsideleft.com
originally published: March, 2005
Submit your best tale of evil and win a handmade flag from Pit Er Pat
by Alex V. Cook, Music Editor for outsideleft.com
originally published: March, 2005
Submit your best tale of evil and win a handmade flag from Pit Er Pat

Contest: Art Rock Swag, Ahoy!

Avast, ye scurvy dogs, the fine people at Thrill Jockey records have graciously tapped us at outsideleft.com to provide you, the astute and remarkably hip reader, with a chance to win a flag hand made by your new favorite band , Chicago's Pit Er Pat. The band formed originally as the backup for a pensive singer/songwriter that will remain nameless, who up and left the trio of bass, keyboards and drums in the lurch to come up with a set to play a booked show. Serendipitous thing, since they have a sophisticated and delightful sound without the fickle troubadour, akin to perhaps the lean of Stereolab but, well, more interesting.

More dope knowledge on the group can be obtained from www.piterpat.com

And, check out this track "Underwater Wave" from their upcoming Thrill Jockey release Shakey.

And now for the contest: retell the tale of your best moment of piracy, where it be hijacking a vehicle, making off with the mate of another, emptying the coffers of the bloated plutocrats that weep like bairns when confronted with the sword, what have-ye. The best one will win a one-of-a-kind pirate flag crafted by the crafty band. I'll be the judge of the winner, so make your salacious tale good, or Captain Cook will concoct his own tale and claim the flag for his own. It's the pirate's way.

Spin your salacious yarn to alex@outsideleft.com by May 1 and your infamy may just make you the envy of record store clerks everywhere!

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Alex V. Cook
Music Editor

Alex V. Cook listens to everything and writes about most of it. His latest book, the snappily titled Louisiana Saturday Night: Looking for a Good Time in South Louisiana's Juke Joints, Honky-Tonks, and Dance Halls is an odyssey from the backwoods bars and small-town dives to the swampside dance halls and converted clapboard barns of a Louisiana Saturday Night. Don't leave Heathrow without it. His first book Darkness Racket and Twang is available from SideCartel. The full effect can be had at alex v cook.com

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