Well thanks all for getting to your laptops and telling us what you thought had saddened Stefani to the point of Photoshopped tear shedding. We told ya we’d send Sweet Escape to the best sob story, but you guys were so good, we had to pick five winners! So here are the entries that had us LOL here and there:
1. Because she ate shit, thinking it was a banana.
Posted by: Jarrod Banadyga at November 16, 2006 12:08 PM
Posted by: minha at November 16, 2006 12:50 PM
3. i’m pretty sure it has something to do with Tony Kanal.
Posted by: bethany at November 16, 2006 1:25 PM
4. Laguna Beach series finale. those kids learned a lot this season.
Posted by: conrad at November 16, 2006 1:28 PM
5. because she posted the same thing twice.
Posted by: no one special at November 17, 2006 7:16 PM
A little bit of the high brow (sorta) and a little of the low. So you guys should be checking your email soon, ’cause we’ll be emailing to get your postal addys. And yes, we know that #5 came in after the 6PM deadline — but consider it our atonement for the server lag. (On that note: We think we’ve found a solution to the double-posting problem, which may kill some unintentionally hilarious comment threads, but will definitely make Stereogum speedier all around. It’s all happening soon — we promise.)
As for Sweet Escape: If the 30-second clips weren’t enough for you to judge the new Gwen, stream the “disco tetris” of “Yummy” at PerezHilton. You like it? Or still hate her for leaving Tony and the crew? Well, if you’re still keeping a candle burning for No Doubt, don’t blow it out just yet! She told MTV: “I can’t predict anything, but I don’t plan on making another one of these solo dance-project records. I definitely feel myself going back to No Doubt after this to do a No Doubt record.” Less Peaches and more third-wave ska for Stefani!
Finally, congratulations to Cecile-Anne of Chicago, who won our Who CD Catalog Giveaway! That’s a whole lotta Daltrey in one place. And remember: You have until 6PM EST TODAY to win the Andy Partridge Fuzzy Warbles Boxed Set (enter here), until 6PM EST TOMORROW to win the signed Beck stuff and super-collectible Glow Ghost (enter here), and until here). In case you missed our update, that LP is actually #999 in the series of 999! Good luck, kids.