Monday, July 31, 2006

Autographed Judas Priest DVD Contest Winner!

The photo of the mystery '80s rocker is indeed that of Hiro Homma (EZO, Loudness, Anthem). Steve @ Heavy Metal Addiction was the first person to e-mail the correct name as I requested, while Fred Charles was the first one to post the correct answer on my blog several hours later. I truly appreciate the efforts of both gentlemen (and everyone else who either e-mailed or posted a response), so I've decided to reward them both.

Steve will receive the autographed DVD as promised, while I'd like to send Fred a runner-up prize -- an autographed Halford "Resurrection" CD single signed by the Metal God himself. I'll be in touch with both winners for their mailing addresses.

A little background on the mystery photo: I received it back in the '80s from my cousin (see my June 3 post). If you look closely at the picture, you can see Homma signed his name on it over his torso and drums. If you look even closer, you'll see he addressed it "To Cheo," which is very funny because Homma must have heard my name as "Cheo" instead of "Theo" when my cousin asked him to sign it. Or perhaps there isn't really a "Th" sound in the Japanese language, so Homma simply understood my name as Cheo!

Since running this contest gave me the most response to my blog yet, I'm going to be doing more giveaways in the future. Check back later this week for another contest. And in the words of David Lee Roth during his short-lived radio show stint: If you like us tell a friend. If you don't, tell an enemy!

7 comments:

Vicious Steve said...

Thanks to Cheo.....I mean Theo for the autographed DVD. I think the contest was cool and I may do one myself.

Thanks again!

David Amulet said...

You are very kind to send out TWO cool rewards. Give yourself a pat on the back for goodness.

I like your site, which I came to via Metal Mark. I'll get a link up to you on my site later today (I hope).

-- david

Theodore said...

Thanks for your kind words, David. I've returned the favor by adding your blog link to my site, too.

Metal Mark said...

The contest was a cool idea. I might have to borrow it and run a contest some time. The only thing is that the only prizes I might have are some doubles of heavy metal buttons that I have. That's not a exactly a great prize, but still a prize.

Theodore said...

Mark:
As I was telling Steve, I'm convinced that contests are the way to get people excited about blogs (especially for a fledgling blogger like myself).

I, too, will be doing more giveaways in the near future.

Cynthia said...

Very funny story about your name! Your site is really looking great.

Excellent idea about the contest, I look forward to seeing what you come up with next.

Cynthia

Vicious Steve said...

Just got my prize, thank you again Theo!