March 28, 2009

Innovative Audio Contest Winner

NOTE: The gentlemen at Innovative Audio have fixed the errors I write about in this post. Nice of them to do so, though it leaves me with nothing to poke fun at myself about...at least for the moment. In all fairness, the grammar mistake in my story was my own damn fault; certainly not theirs.

No secret that I like vinyl and old record players. I was perusing Innovative Audio's website awhile back and noticed they had a contest for a 500 word short-story. The deadline was just around the corner, so I hammered out a quick memory of my father bringing home his mighty Aurex stereo when I was a kid. They dug it. $100 in my hand, a photo, and they posted the story on their site.

Here's the story.

I'm really posting this out of irony. Who gives a flying fart about somebody else winning $100 right? What truly makes this satisfying, as you will see when you click on the link, is:

a) they spelled my name incorrectly, and...

b) they posted the original draft I sent them, not the final edit where I corrected a few grammar errors.

Note the third paragraph, where the last word should be value not valuable. Too funny. Now that is worth posting. And yes, sadly, I am that short and peculiar-looking.


6 comments:

Sam said...

Badass. What a cool contest to win.

Dale said...

It's awesome what you won, though. Good stuff.

Dale

Harry Tournemille said...

Thanks, hombres.

Gord said...

Good thing we check up on customers from time to time! Your name is spelt right now and so is "value" I hope this meets with your approval! I enjoy reading your story as I can relate to it as well - my Dad was just like your Dad. I guess lots of fathers were when something new came into the house that they had worked so hard to save up for. Gord P.S. Let me know if there are any other typos to fix as your story will stay online for quite sometime.

Harry Tournemille said...

Hey, nice of you to stop by, Gord. Of course, now that you've fixed the errors, my blog post is now void. THANKS! (kidding).

Great website you guys have. Long live vinyl.

Harry Tournemille said...

And most right about fathers being protective of their stereo gear--especially after saving up for it. Seems different now...