Marc Phillipe Eskenazi on judging our Caption Contest Song Contest:
When Bob approached me a few months ago, asking me to help him judge the “ Caption Contest Song… song… contest,” I told him, “Absolutely—and I’ll use the extra money to buy a new guitar.” Then Bob said there would be no extra money. When I started to object he gave me the Look, and I apologized.
Since then, I have learned that the talent of all you Caption Contest contestants goes beyond your ability to write captions. You are true songsmiths. I’d like to point out some of my favorite verses, and then celebrate the winning song with my own rendition of it.
I dedicate this performance to my collaborator, Myles Kane, who directed, choreographed, and edited the video. If the video seems strange at first, that’s because it most certainly is. And it will only become stranger. The reason that it is so strange is that Myles and I got in trouble for playing music in the office, and were only allowed to record one take of the song. We then spent the rest of our afternoon messing around with special effects.
And, click-through to see the contest runner-up and honorable mentions: http://nyr.kr/XlPFOc