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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Road Trip Music

On a run this morning, I was doing some more thinking about the upcoming Best of California Road Trip. Specifically, I was thinking about the music. And I remembered that Lincoln was recently the sponsor of the Doheny Blues Festival and San Jose Jazz Festival.

Some amazing artists played...

Otis Taylor doing some Hendrix

Black Crows playing one of my favorites, Remedy

Short story? I think I found my type of music for the road. Downloading to my iPod this weekend and next. Vane...I'm hoping you like Jazz and Blues. :)

Friday, August 27, 2010

2011 Lincoln MKX Best of Califorina Road Trip: The Right Music Will Make all the Difference

So, with only a few weeks until we kick off the "Best of California" Road Trip, I got to wondering about music. It's been a while since I took a real road trip, but I do remember that's one of the coolest parts. Having the right tunes on my mp3 player.

So I asked my Producer to pull some music from one of our recent battle of the bands submissions and here's what he came up with (in no particluar order). These are his top few picks. I'll take any suggestions. If you've got any favorites, let me know.

Common Sense

The Shannon Boshears Band

Perry Acker

Life After Mary

Anybody have any good suggestions for Road Trip music?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

2011 Lincoln MKX iPad Give-away Winners

Yesterday was a fun day. It just was. How often do you get to have a mock press conference and award an iPad to two people who are ... just stoked? Me? I haven't had the chance all that many times. In fact, this was a first.

Here's the mock press conference we gave to announce the winners (a couple days ago)...only to pull out at the last minute and leave everyone hanging a little.

While there were 5 people that delivered a TON of fans to the California Lincoln Facebook page, it was Tiffany Diaz and Maryangee Cano that delivered the most. Almost 700 fans between the two of them.

Here's the final press release where we announced the winners, the following day.

And finally, the acceptance speaches. First, from Maryangee who won the Give-away, delivering over 340 fans.

Next, was Tiffany Diaz's speach--who also dazzled us with her Spanish. Tiffany delivered more than 200 fans.

Congratulations to both Maryangee and Tiffany. I look forward to meeting you both on the road!

Oh yeah, and the video that started it all? Here's Vane Millon, doing her thing in English and Spanish. This was shot on the boardwalk on Venice Beach. She's an amazing talent, a blast to work with and is a GREAT sport!

Three Weeks Away

This should be interesting. Very interesting. Selected to appear in a "Best of California" Road Trip with Actress and Model Vane Millon, I'll be offered the chance of a lifetime. To Road Trip through Califorina, experiencing the best California has to offer. The best places to start your day, spend your afternoons, grab lunch, city centers, restaurants and hotels.

This is Vane (pronounced Vonay) and some of her friends. She's the one I'll be going with.

This is is the 2011 Lincoln MKX (and Sherryl, from Lincoln)'s the car I'll be going in.

So, with only 3 weeks to go, until the trip, there's an ubelievable amount to do. On the docket? Sacramento, San Francisco, Monterey, Los Angeles, Palm Springs and San Diego.