Random Weekend Post: Kris Kristofferson Giveaway

Last month, I posted the title track from the new Kris Kristofferson album, Closer to the Bone.

Last week, a few days before the official release date of the album, the mp3 file of the song was removed from my file host due to a “copyright infringement” claim. Of course, I wasn’t infringing. The file was sent to me directly from New West Records with their blessing to share it on the site. A third party seems to be filing these claims and having songs removed left and right. I’ve gone through the same thing with Sarah Jarosz, Sons of Bill, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Charlie Robison, and a few others. It kinda sucks.
Anyway… long story short… I contacted New West Records about the disappearing Kristofferson track, just to let them know what had happened. They have been very helpful, and have promised to look into the situation.
Now. What does this mean for you, and why does any of it matter?
It means that I’m not going to replace or repost the file for now. Even though I know I have the label’s blessing, that likely won’t stop the whole thing from happening all over again. So… for now… no download.
The good news is that New West has offered to let me give away a Deluxe Edition copy of Closer to the Bone to one lucky reader. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post with your name and email address, or send an email to me at nelsonworth@hotmail.com with the subject “Kristofferson Kontest.” I’ll throw all the names into a hat next Monday and pick out a winner. (US residents only)
Good luck.


Kris Kristofferson – Closer To The Bone from New West Records on Vimeo.

10 Responses to “Random Weekend Post: Kris Kristofferson Giveaway”

  1. I have six entries so far to the Kristofferson Kontest… but no comments on this thread.

    Are people having problems with the comment system, or do you just not want to leave your email in public?

    I ask because I sometimes have problems posting comments here myself. I'm wondering if I need to look into changing some settings or checking with blogger to see if there is a problem. If the system is jacked up, I'll look into fixing it.

  2. I'll enter the contest. Sounds like a good album.


  3. I was browsing at a local second hand vinyl market stall over the weekend (an old pay day habit) and brought half a dozen albums including a copy of KK's “To the Bone” which I'd not listened to before. A happy coincidence.

  4. thanks for offering the nice contest – I'll take a chance suzkamp@comcast.net

  5. Me, too! Good luck with getting down to the bottom of the copy infringement issue and the third party interferer. Kristofferson is, of course, a legend.

    kellifrobinson (at)gmail (dot) com

  6. Anonymous Says:

    You can't go wrong with Kristofferson…

    Posted by Jimi Jette (jjette@columbus.rr.com)

  7. Anonymous Says:

    I love this blog and I love Kris Kristofferson.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Kris is the man!


  9. Anonymous Says:

    Kris is awesome!

  10. Had a great response for the contest… 19 entries in all. Thanks to everyone who took the time to comment here or send me an email entry.

    I wrote everybody's name down, stuck 'em all in a hat, and had my wife draw a name.

    Congratulations to Rory B, and thanks again to everyone who responded. Hopefully, I'll have some more cool stuff to give away soon.

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