And the winner is...

Simon Mealor's song The Fourth of July Still Plays in My Heart. It was lovely to get a musical entry and one that's been done so well. The excellently reverential backing track and the sweet narrative in the lyrics is just wonderful. Here's how Simon described it...

Inspired by teaching in a French high school in the Normandy countryside in 1991 with only three cassettes to listen to for a year --- ‘On Fire / This is Our Music’ copied off vinyl onto one C90, The Cowboy Junkies’ ‘Trinity Session’ and Rolling Stones’ ‘More Hot Rocks (Big Hits and Fazed Cookies)’.

Simon wins a small bunch of CDs and 7" singles including a copy of Luna's Dear Paulina 7" (with a sleeve!); a copy of the Luna RoundUp promo; a copy of Dean & Britta's He's Coming Home 7" and a few other unrelated things I have kicking around.

Thanks again to everyone who took the time to enter the competition and I look forward to five entries next year.

If you celebrate the Fourth of July have fun, be safe and enjoy the fireworks!