Sole Of A Band

Photos Needed: We Want Your Sole

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We Want Your Sole!

We Want Your Sole!

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Our new puzzler "Sole Of A Band" mixes music with fashion by asking you to match music with a picture of an artist's shoes. I started the puzzler because I noticed that so often I could tell something about the music a person was playing by the shoes I saw them wearing. I go to lots of shows (662 last year — that's not a typo) and stand as close as I can to the stage, so I see a lot of shoes. The more I thought about this, the more I was convinced it was true.

Now I want you to get in on the fun. Get close to a stage, snap a photo of a great shoe on a great musician and send it our way. If you're in a band, point your camera at your own feet (or your tour mates') and do the same.

Email your photos to us at Be sure to tell us what the band is, where you took the photo, and how you'd like to be credited.



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