Thursday, April 5, 2007

Gnarls Barkely haiku contest

A.B. Vidal, the CEO of St. Elsewhere, announced today he is running a Haiku contest on Gnarls Barkley's Web site. You can find the contest on the home page of

I woke up alone
I turned on the radio
In search of some peace

Paraphrasing Wikipedia, "Haiku" is a mode of Japanese poetry, which consists of a pattern of syllables of approximately 5, 7, 5. A haiku contains a special reference to the natural world. In this case, A.B. Vidal has chosen "solitude" and "pineapple".

Some doctors may say
That a pineapple a day
Keeps the hemlock away

In addition to bragging rights, the winners, chosen by Vidal himself, will win 3 different limited edition Gnarls Barkley lithographs ("Crazy" lithograph, "Smiley Faces" lithograph, and "Gone Daddy Gone" lithograph) from the Gnarls Barkley vault.

The contest winner(s) will be announced on February 11th, the same day Gnarls will be performing live on the Grammys.

Lonesome pineapple
How much faster do you roll
When you roll alone

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