Posts tagged Mark Linkous
[Contest] Win An iPad + $50 iTunes Gift Card!!!!

Alright, US residents, have we got a contest for you! 

Coca-Cola recently launched Crammer Keeper, an online tool that helps students of all ages remember their notes in a fun and interesting new way. 

Since we at SKOA are all students at the School of Rock(heh), we figured you might be interested in an opportunity to give the Crammer Keeper a whirl and win an iPad plus a $50 iTunes gift card in the process!

Here's how you enter: 

Head over to and create a note/song for "Music Class". The note must be a fact about any musician/producer listed below. It can be a fact about anything in their career (awards, chart positions for singles, etc.), but it must be ACCURATE, you can't just make up anything. Once you've finished your note, you can either post it on our wall on our Facebook page or post it in the comments section of this post. 

You have until Monday, January 17th at noon EST to enter. Once we have gone through the entries and verified both accuracy and awesomeness, a winner will be selected at random and notified on Wednesday, January 19th. 

Check out the complete list of musicians/producers plus the fine print for the contest after the jump! Good luck! 

You may write notes about any of the following musicians/producers: 


Brian Eno

Danger Mouse

Terry Date

Ross Robinson

Calvin Harris

Damon Albarn

Dan The Automator


Mike Patton

Mark Linkous


The Fine Print:

The prize was provided by The Coca-Cola Company.  The Coca-Cola Company is not a sponsor, administrator or connected in any other way with this giveaway. Winners are responsible for paying taxes on their prize and will be requested to submit a W-9 form to The Cola-Cola Company prior to receiving the prize.

Apple and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries and had zero involvement with this contest.

The artists listed above have no affiliation with The Coca-Cola Company or Apple and were selected at random by Some Kind of Awesome. 

[Listen] Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse - "Dark Night Of The Soul" (Full Album)

NPR Music is streaming the long awaited release of Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse Dark Night Of The Soul. You can hear the long-delayed album in its entirety above.

Danger Mouse and Mark Linkous (a.k.a. Sparklehorse) first came up with the idea for Dark Night of the Soul while working together on the 2006 Sparklehorse album Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain. Linkous had written a number of songs he wasn't comfortable singing, so Danger Mouse suggested getting someone else to do the vocals. The result is an all-star cast of guest artists on Dark Night, including The Shins' James Mercer (who most recently worked with Danger Mouse on the Broken Bells album), Julian Casablancas of The Strokes and Iggy Pop, each of whom offers his own interpretation of the Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse songs.

The Deluxe Version of DNOTS includes a 48-page book with visuals by David Lynch, a poster, postcards, two LPs, a CD and a bonus instrumental CD. That sounds awesome!

RIP Sparklehorse/Mark Linkous

Its really fucked up to hear about talented musicians that leave us early, especially the man that was Sparklehorse, Mark Linkous. Today Linkous commited suicide, our hearts go out to family and friends of Mark as myself and Kibbe were huge Dark Night Of The Soul fans.

Rolling Stone:

Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mark Linkous has committed suicide, his publicist confirms to Rolling Stone. Best known for his acclaimed work with Sparklehorse, who released four albums of imaginative ambient psych-folk, Linkous also produced Daniel Johnston’s 2003 album Fear Yourself and collaborated with Danger Mouse on Dark Night of the Soul. His exact age is unknown, but he was in his forties. “It is with great sadness that we share the news that our dear friend and family member, Mark Linkous, took his own life today,” reads a statement from his family. “We are thankful for his time with us and will hold him forever in our hearts. May his journey be peaceful, happy and free. There’s a heaven and there’s a star for you.”

Sparklehorse - Dark Night Of The Soul (Feat. David Lynch)

You will be missed Mark. RIP