(guest blogged by Howie) Rickie Lee Jones is joining Jane and I for a live blog session today at Firedoglake at 2PM PT/5PM EST. The best way to prepare for the session is to listen to:
" Falling Up,"
…from her new album. The Sermon On Exposition Blvd. (free download)
Maybe the last thing you heard from her before this was the Blue America campaign song she did with Tom Maxwell and Ken Mosher, . Rickie Lee Jones has been a great friend to Blue America.
Her new record will be released February 6, a week before her appearance on Letterman (Feb. 12) and the start of her North American tour. There's a link to her tour dates because Rickie gave Blue America 3 pairs of tickets and backstage passes for contest winners here at Crooks & Liars and at Firedoglake and at DownWithTyranny. They're good for any city on the tour so before you enter (below), check it out and see if there's a show near you (or even if you want to meet her in Singapore).
To win imagine you're a radio dj on a station that is still free enough to allow djs to create their own song sets. Listen to " Falling Up" from Rickie Lee's new album and put together a 5 song thematic set of music which includes that song. If you want to include your reasoning in your e-mail, go right ahead. By the way, you can have all Rickie Lee songs or only "Falling Up." Just make it an interesting set that your imaginary listeners would love. You've got 24 hours from the time this was posted. Send it to Howie at firstname.lastname@example.org