The ‘Gum Drop LVI: Hear New My Brightest Diamond, Win HBO Goods

As we’ve seen from her Roy Orbison at SXSW and Whitney Houston at a karaoke bar, etc., Shara Worden, aka My Brightest Diamond, isn’t afraid of tackling covers. In this week’s Drop she took on the Edith Piaf classic, “Adieu Mon Coeur.” It’s the acoustic version of a song that shows up on her all-new (out yesterday) all-French From The Top Of The World EP. We asked her about the non-album solo guitar arrangement of the track and she told us about going to Dallas for the holidays, making music with her father, and the “extreme grandeur and passion” of Piaf: “She also lost so much, her lover, eventually her voice.” Read the rest of Shara’s responses while listening to her “Adieu Mon Coeur.” (Shara mentioned that “on occasion” she plays the track as an encore, so maybe you’ll catch it at one of these live dates.)

In this week’s Drop, we also offered the chance to win a variety of HBO-related DVDs, flash drives, and other swag.

Two new programs The Life & Times Of Tim and Little Britain USA premiere this Sunday (9/28) on HBO. The animated program The Life & Times focuses on Tim, a guy who has a knack for ending up in incredibly awkward situations. Such as “Lawsuit,” “Security Guard,” “Gay Gary,” or “Debbie’s Pants” (though the last one isn’t that awkward, really).

Little Britain USA’s the American adaptation of the BBC series Little Britain, created by Matt Lucas and David Walliams. You likely know this one, but here are some promos introducing Lou and Andy, Bing Gordyn, and Vicky Pollard.

To honor more time in front of the boob tube, we’re giving away a ton of HBO-related visual materials:

GRAND PRIZE:

  • Curb Your Enthusiasm – The Complete Sixth Season on DVD
  • Extras – The Complete Second Season on DVD
  • Flight Of The Conchords – The Complete First Season on DVD
  • The Life & Times of Tim limited edition Mimobot flash drive
  • The Life & Times of Tim poster and postcards
  • Little Britain USA limited edition Mimobot flash drive
  • Little Britain USA poster and postcards

Two Runners Up:

  • The Life & Times of Tim limited edition Mimobot flash drive
  • The Life & Times of Tim poster and postcards
  • Little Britain USA limited edition Mimobot flash drive
  • Little Britain USA poster and postcards

The Life & Times of Tim Mimobot flash drive includes Life & Times icons, avatars, wallpaper, and nine videos. It looks like this:

Here are the Little Britain flashes:

One winner gets the Grand Prize prize pack and two runners up each get the Runner Up prize pack. But you need to enter to win. There’s also still the possibility of taking home a Fender Highway One Texas Telecaster guitar: Sign up now.

CONTEST ENDS 10/08/08 AT 12PM EST.

[My Brightest Diamond photo by Raphael Neal]