Everybody wants to be a rock star. But eventually you realize that playing power chords, drinking gallons of Jack Daniel's for breakfast, and slutting it up with groupies of every sex (yes, there are more than two) is a totally ridiculous way to make a living. Sure, it pays hella well (roughly $1,000,000,000,000 per year), but who's gonna take you seriously when you're wearing ladies' clothes at 62 like Steven Tyler?
Your solution: Join the ranks of music journalism. But how do you weasel your way onto the scene? Win WVUM's CMJ Concert Review Contest. It doesn't pay, but you'll get a couple of pretty awesome CMJ passes out of it.
Quick! See the cut for details.
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Honestly, it's really easy. To enter, all you've gotta do is type up an unbelievably genius review of any live music show that you've seen during the last 12 months. It should be no less than 300 words, but no more than 600. And then, once you've finished teasing all the truth and beauty out of the experience, send your finished masterpiece to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is 4 p.m. on Monday, October 4.
Just say "hired geek" three times and you could be a real-deal journo (almost) on your way to NYC for a weekend of watching while rock stars like Phoenix, School of Seven Bells, Surfer Blood, and several hundred others play music, get drunk, and have tons of fun.
No, you won't be living it. But you will be writing it!
The winning entry will receive two general admission CMJ badges (valued at $495); Air fare and hotel stay is not included. See WVUM's Facebook listing.