The G Train Needs A Theme Song, And You Need A Free Trip To Sweden

From the Brooklyn Brewery:

Brooklyn Brewery is exporting some of the best Brooklyn bands to Debaser in Sweden this Labor Day weekend. But you don’t need no credit card to ride on this train. To one talented songwriter and music lover, Brooklyn Brewery is giving away BROOKLYN, SWEDEN festival passes, airfare and hotel accommodations for two. You’ve read this correctly. It’s a biggin’.

+ Write a song with lyrics about or inspired by Brooklyn’s beloved/infamous G train – although sometimes sluggish, from Greenpoint to Kensington this stalwart people mover is a staple of transportation in Brooklyn.
+ Submit the song via YouTube, Vimeo or similar video platform and email the link to [email protected] (including lyrics might be wise).
+ Contestants must be an amateur or unsigned songwriter. No pros!
+ Submissions must be original. No covers.
+ There are no style or instrument restrictions: songs can be acoustic, electronic, bluegrass, hip hop, etc.
+ Entries will be accepted until 5pm on July 24.
+ The top entries will be posted to our Facebook page for public voting from July 25 to August 1.
+ The song with the most votes wins, and will be announced August 2.
+ The winner will be flown to Sweden from New York City and be put up at Story Hotel from Aug 30-Sep 2. The winning song will be featured on and

Search for Brooklyn Oenology's next wine label artist

Have you been to Brooklyn Oenology’s wine bar? You should, its got a nice vibe and it’s totally affordable. They get to sell wine on the cheap since they are actually a tasting room, and can sell you a bottle at retail that you then get to drink on the spot. To further distinguish themselves in the crowded Brooklyn wine market, they have art as their wine labels-and now want your pretty little project to grace their bottles.

From the release:
Since 2005, Brooklyn Oenology, a unique urban winery using local grapes and production, has been showcasing and supporting Brooklyn-based artists by featuring local art on their eclectic wine labels. Each vintage, blend, and varietal highlights a new work selected by winemaker Alie Shaper from some of the borough’s brightest creative talents.

In celebration of the new year, the opening of BOE’s new Tasting Room in Williamsburg, and the upcoming spring debut of some exciting new wines, Brooklyn Oenology is thrilled to announce an open search for the artist to be featured on our next release, the 2010 Sauvignon Blanc- a refreshing varietal sure to be a summer hit!

I’m not so much of a white wine type of artist myself but, who knows? More details on how to get your art on a wine bottle are at NYFA.