A Call For Chart Attackers!

I need a favor!

So here’s the story:  I’ve just been cast in a fantastic new play.  It’s entitled Postcards From A Dead Dog, and it’s being produced by Emerging Artists Theatre (EAT), a company that I have been privileged to be a member of over the past four years.  I also have another gig at The Bitter End coming up with Evil Prince Ludwig The Indestructible, and hopefully an ’80s acoustic gig with Mike later in the Spring.  I’ll definitely be plugging the hell out of all of these.

But the point of this post is that we’ve just started rehearsals on Postcards, and it’s going to be taking up most of my free time until it opens in about three weeks.  So I thought I’d ask you, my excellent readers and commenters: would any of you like to take a stab at guest-writing Chart Attack?  I’ll be able to keep Mellow Goldin’ it, but I’m not so sure about the Friday posts.  Plus, I’ve seen your unbelievable comments (which, I hate to admit, are often much better than the posts themselves), and I’ve also seen the way Jefitoblog thrives from the excellent guest Idiot’s Guide posts.  You and me, folks: we’re a match made in bad-music-heaven.

Here’s the way this would work.  I’d be looking for guests to write a Friday post for March 2, March 9, and March 16.  If enough people are interested, I’ll give up March 23rd as well.  As you know, I try to pick a corresponding week from somewhere in the Billboard charts – I usually stay comfortably within the ’80s but that’s certainly up to you – and the rest is pretty self-explanatory.  The Top 10s for each week aren’t readily available on the Internet, as far as I know (you can try here although I haven’t checked to see if they’re accurate).  You can request a year that you like, or I can surprise you with whatever year I’ve already lined up.  I’ll send you all the info, plus mp3s of every song in the Top 10, and you just let me know which two you’d like to offer for download.

So if you’re interested, drop me an e-mail and we’ll talk.  I’ll post in the comments after I have my three or four interested parties!

EDIT:  That was quick!  I’ve got four interested parties!  The month of March will officially be GUEST CHART ATTACK! month – I can’t wait until I’m eventually rendered completely obsolete at my own website!

  • We’re all set, everybody!  Thanks to those who responded!