Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The Streets-harder than ever

Smoke Weed on Stage With the Streets!
The Streets' follow-up to The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living isn't much closer to release than when we last reported on it (sometime next year is the new goal). Still, Mike Skinner and co. are getting plenty of mileage out of their remaining three tour dates by holding a bong-making contest for fans who'd like to appear on stage with them in London on August 26.Appropriately enough, the gig in question is the Streets' headlining appearance at the Get Loaded in the Park festival. Skinner plans to end the set with Original Pirate Material's "The Irony of It All"-- you know, the one about how smoking weed is better than drinking. Since the song's lyrics reference homemade bongs, he is asking fans to design their own to smoke on stage with him and the live band.If you're interested, all you have to do is email a photo or drawing of your design along with a description of your bong to loadedbong@hotmail.com and include your name, address, and phone number. And if your bong is chosen, you'll receive a pair of VIP passes to Get Loaded as well as the opportunity to get loaded at the gig using your bong. According to the episode of "Beat Stevie" (Skinner's online TV show) in which the contest was announced, you'll also receive a signed octagonal shaped cymbal from the Streets' live drum kit.Contest entries must be in by August 22, and Skinner will announce the winner on his blog the next day. (Side note: This is the second bong-related band contest we have reported in three weeks.)


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