It's official. The winner of the Monitor Mix Video Blog Theme Song Contest is:
Darling New Neighbors!
Darling New Neighbors' members hail from Austin, Texas, and consist of Elizabeth Jackson (vocals, accordion, bass, violin), Amy Moreland (lead guitar, bass, vocals) and Karl Lundin (drums). Check out their MySpace page for more information.
Here is their MM video blog theme song:
Congratulations to Darling New Neighbors, and thanks to everyone who voted — and, of course, to all of the finalists.
As for my promise to the winner that they would get to "touch a NPR personality in a non-sexual way," let's just say that I'm in negotiations with the Car Talk guys.
Some of you are probably wondering who I voted for in the contest. Well, I voted for Ricky Cancro, whose song I absolutely loved. In fact, I still go back and listen to it about once a day. It was tough for me to choose between Cancro and David Crane, whose song made me laugh each and every time.
Listen to Ricky Cancro's ditty here:
Thanks again, everyone!