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CONTEST: Win Tickets for The Swell Season!

Posted by Valerie / November 2, 2009

The pair from "Once" are coming to town and we're giving you the chance to go see them live.
In support of their new album "Strict Joy", The Swell Season is playing l'Olympia on November 4. Not only has their film (and its soundtrack) become a success, the couple also got incredible opportunities such as being on a Simpsons episode AND covering Bob Dylan for the "I'm Not There" soundtrack.

That said, it sounds like a show not to be missed, so here's what to do on today's contest:

Simply post a comment naming your favorite musical film besides "Once".
Be sincere, we won't judge you.
You have until Wednesday, 1:00 am to participate.

Good luck!

The Swell Season
1004 Ste-Catherine E.
Wednesday November 4th

Facebeook users: make sure to include your email address
Prize non-transferable
Photo taken from the band's Myspace



Emmy / November 3, 2009 at 12:10 am
Annie! I had I vhs I taped off of TV and watched it a hundred times growing up. I wanted to be an orphan. Annie was cute but Carol Burnett really steals the show playing Mrs. Hannigan...drinking gin in the bathtub. The best musical ever!
Sandy Olsson / November 3, 2009 at 02:02 am
Since i'm a hopeless romantic it has to be Grease! Teenage love, raw and intense!
Sweet girl falls in love with bad boy, a classic! With a good music track to boot! A Winner in my book! And you know why i should win?
♪♫ My head is saying "fool, forget it", my heart is saying "don't let go"
Hold on to the end, that's what I intend to do
I'm hopelessly devoted to you....Valérie♪♫

Michelle / November 3, 2009 at 09:49 am
You can't go wrong with Avenue Q. Muppets + hilarious songs = awesome!
Nadine / November 3, 2009 at 09:55 am
From the first time I saw it I was a revelation: Moulin Rouge !
How spectacular !
laura / November 3, 2009 at 10:10 am
dancer in the dark, for sure. i typically don't like musicals because the songs are too upbeat and cliché...but the way it was done in that film was incredible. leave it to bjork to make things more interesting (and also to the swell season!!).

my favourite scene is when they are all in the steamy, grimy, factory and there is lots of drumming and machine percussion noise. pretty spectacular and original! see it if you haven't already!
Claire / November 3, 2009 at 10:18 am
Every musical that I watch is compared to, and always falls short of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show". It's got everything, love, fear, murder and of course many people in drag!
paul / November 3, 2009 at 10:41 am
Mayhaps it's just the recent proliferation of pumpkins, ghouls and bleak leafless trees- but i've had tunes from "the Nightmare Before Xmas" stuck in my noggin' for weeks.
Lady Mary / November 3, 2009 at 11:01 am
The Sound of Music! An oldie but a goody!
A feel good movie all over!

Every one knows the words to most of the songs. It brings memories of when i was little. Me and my mom use to watch it, when it played on T.V. I can still smell the spaghetti sauce in the air, me and her glued together on the sofa, hidden underneath a blanket, her warm hand caressing my hair.

I own the DVD now and watch it with my son. The funny part, his school did a musical number about it last year. He knew already the words to all the songs...

Good times...

Kevin / November 3, 2009 at 11:50 am
gotta be another film starring Glen Hansard (the only one?), The Commitments... an absolute classic
hb / November 3, 2009 at 04:25 pm
...I'll have to go with Lady Mary, The Sound of Music. I spent my summers as a teenager watching that damn film every weekend.... yes, I know each song by heart.. dodgy accent though. Would like to say it was as much a party favor as the dude playing the guitar.. but, nope, wasn't.
chris / November 3, 2009 at 06:03 pm
the wiz........everyone says i love you....moulin a sucker for song and a little dance
kathleen / November 3, 2009 at 09:08 pm
I have never really been a fan of musicals. The tacky song and dance numbers are not my thing. Apart from once (which honestly is my favorite without a doubt) my favorite musical would have to be Across the Universe. A fresh new twist on classic beatles songs makes for a perfect musical.
Caroline / November 3, 2009 at 11:49 pm
I will say Les Triplettes de Belleville, this movie is so artistic and so musically rich. Also, guitar riffs can be related to the Swell Season/Glen Hansard/The Frames.
Marie-Eve / November 4, 2009 at 04:25 am
I love Chocolat with Juliette Binoche. Love every movie she does. Even Dan in Real Life dammit.
Caroline H. / November 4, 2009 at 11:37 am
The old musicals are the best. So simple, they made it seem like if everyone just broke out into song once in awhile, every problem could be solved.
My favorites are Signing in the Rain (mostly for Gene Kelly though) and Guys and Dolls (Marlon Brando signing and dancing!)
Valerie / November 4, 2009 at 07:22 pm
Wow thanks everyone for participating, this was by far the most difficult pick of the year for me!

I agree 100% with you Katheleen.. and Sandy I was touched by your little song.. but the lucky winner is Emmy! Congrats and enjoy the show.
Sandy Olsson / November 5, 2009 at 02:02 am
Tears on my pillow
Pain in my heart caused by you...
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