It's competition crazy at Londonist at the moment. Firstly, congratulations to Rachel Horwood who won our pair of tickets to see Seth Lakeman tomorrow at The Scala. And don't forget you can still enter to win a copy ofThe Meaning of Life by Michael Cox. Plus later on today we'll have an awesome competition for all you clubheads out there.
Now, as you may have noticed London has already begun to go Christmas crazy and with only(!) 70 days to go until a plump man tries to get down your chimney, it's time we all started thinking what to buy each other. Well no, actually it's not at all. Christmas thinking and shopping should probably start on December 1, but for the purpose of this one blog post, just pretend you're in a world where you're unashamably organized and have everything wrapped before the end of October but are struggling for one final present for your mum or grandma.
Yup we might be being a bit bias here, as for all we know even the hippest 20something raver out there might be a secret fan, but we've got two new albums by Italian crooner Patrizio Buanne to give away to readers. Known as 'the voice of romance' in his native land, Patrizio made quite a big impact on the UK with his top ten charting album The Italian in 2005. His second album Forever Begins Tonight hits the shops this morning and is a collection of classic covers from the likes of a Spanish version of You Don't Have To Say You Love Me to a vaguely worrying sounding cover of Angels. The title track though, is brand new and written by Connor Reeves (remember him?). Watch the video here.
If you like what you hear, or know someone that does (apparantly Geri Halliwell and Gwen Stefani are fans!) simply fill in your details and tell us what country Patrizo is from. Two winners will be selected next week and get a copy of the album winging it's way to them. Good luck!If this leaves you feeling all warm, snuggly and Christmas-y then old news it might be but if you're bored at work and in need of a giggle, take a look back at Londonist's favourite Xmassy post from the winter of 2005