Aloke Dutta Competition

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Post by hellboy » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:28 pm

After the interview with Aloke the other day, forum regular Mog suggested we run a competition where the prize is a free one hour lesson with Aloke via Skype. Mog graciously donated the fee for the lesson (valued at $100), and Aloke has agree to provide the winner with a PDF copy of one of his books to help with the lesson. The lesson itself is suitable for all musicians regardless of their level of experience. Being via Skype, the lesson can be had regardless of your location in the world, just so long as you have a decent internet connection.

The difficulty was to find a way to run the competition, and after some discussion Mog and I decided to run it as a charity drive supporting Hiefer International, a charity who strive to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the earth. For every dollar you donate to Fourtheye, you will receive one entry into the competition. All money donated will then be forwarded to Hiefer International at the end of the competition. The competition itself will close at midnight April 30 US Pacific time. The winner will then be selected at random a couple of days later.

To enter, please us the button below (don't use the dontation button found on the Membership page, as it makes it hard for me to sort out). Once the money is recieved, I'll send you an email to confirm the entry.





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1 Ticket $1.00 AUD
5 Tickets $5.00 AUD
10 Tickets $10.00 AUD





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Post by Nostrenominon » Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:09 am

So the prize is a $100 lesson and to win it, we have to "compete" (that's what a competition is right?) to donate the most money....Yet it's not a competition at all because a $1 "competitor" could win with his 1 entry, just not as probable as a $100 donator.

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Post by Kittaan » Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:15 am


Nostrenominon said
So the prize is a $100 lesson and to win it, we have to "compete" (that's what a competition is right?) to donate the most money....Yet it's not a competition at all because a $1 "competitor" could win with his 1 entry, just not as probable as a $100 donator.


OK, Captain Obvious... how about "Sweepstakes" instead of "Competition"?

 

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Post by MOG » Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:16 am

Nostrenominon said
So the prize is a $100 lesson and to win it, we have to "compete" (that's what a competition is right?) to donate the most money....Yet it's not a competition at all because a $1 "competitor" could win with his 1 entry, just not as probable as a $100 donator.


Obviously the odds of winning go up the more you donate, and seeing as the money is going to charity, that is a good thing.  And I think you are a little too concerned with semantics.  Contest/Competition it makes no difference.  We are not going to exclude someone from a chance at winning just because they might only be able to afford a $1 dollar donation.  The element of luck makes it interesting.

 

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Post by phox_ » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:40 am

I like the idea, 10 tickets for me!

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Post by boom.box » Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:38 pm

can you buy more than ten entries?

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Post by The Boss » Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:49 pm

Nostrenominon said
So the prize is a $100 lesson and to win it, we have to "compete" (that's what a competition is right?) to donate the most money....Yet it's not a competition at all because a $1 "competitor" could win with his 1 entry, just not as probable as a $100 donator.


How could anyone possibly have a problem with this? And I thought I was a miserable cunt.

Look, as in any "competition", there are always people who have advantages. You think Usain Bolt doesn't have an advantage over every other competitor?

Right. So someone who contributes $100 in this is fucking Usain Bolt, OK?

And it's going to a decent charity, so I don't get the problem anyway.

 

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Post by The Boss » Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:53 pm

I wasn't planning on having anything to do with this, as I am completely uninterested in the prize, as a shitty guitar player - but I dig the charity after reading up on them.

So, once you get those buttons that Kittaan mentioned up and running, Boi Of A Hellish Persuasion, you can count me in for $10*; and, should I win, I'll give the prize to whichever forum member can convince me that I should give it to them. It'll probably be Busty or Joey at this point, as they seem to be the only real musos here.

* Unless I have to use PayPal - then probably not, as I'd have to make a brand-new account. And my hatred of PayPal outweighs any social conscience I may have.

EDIT: Ah, I'm a moron. I went to the blogpost, and it appears as though I should be able to use my credit card - though, as I remember, I've tried that before, and it didn't work.

We'll see what happens during my next study break.
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Post by hellboy » Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:26 pm

boom.box said
can you buy more than ten entries?


I haven't tried it personally, but I imagine you'd be able to make more than one purchase should you want to have more than 10.

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Post by void » Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:39 pm

Wait a second guys...wait a second here. Is there a way for me to just give like $800 to Tool for no reason? As a fan I really feel that they deserve it a lot more than some charity or something...

I'm just kidding. Mog you're a stand up dude, this is awesome.

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Post by petemasterpete » Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:51 pm

this is cool
well piss on my tits and tell me it's raining

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Post by MOG » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:02 pm

Five more days left in the contest.  Donate a buck ya cheap bastards it all goes to charity.

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Post by petemasterpete » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:32 pm

DONE! almost forgot
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Post by hellboy » Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:15 pm

Come on tightarses - not as many entries as I'd like so far...

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Post by snazzlefrass » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:26 pm

I'm not entering the sweepstakes, however I have made a separate donation to Heifer to show my support.
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Post by hellboy » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:37 pm

snazzlefrass said
I'm not entering the sweepstakes, however I have made a separate donation to Heifer to show my support.


Thanks snazzle - are we meeting up tomorrow?  Send me an email hellboy1975@gmail.com

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Post by MOG » Wed May 01, 2013 6:32 am

Final day of the Aloke Dutta Contest.  Donate a dollar and your name goes into a hat for a chance to win a free lesson via Skype with Aloke Dutta.  Aloke is going to donate one his books/study guides needed for the lesson.  This is a one hour lesson with one of the worlds best tabla players.  A man that Danny Carey has studied with and who has a vast amount of knowledge about music that can translate to almost any instrument.  All donation contributions will go to charity.  Easy win for all involved.  Last Day.  Get involved.

 

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Post by hellboy » Wed May 01, 2013 3:59 pm

Will probably leave this open a couple of days and pick a winner on the weekend - so get your donations in!

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Post by MOG » Wed May 01, 2013 4:43 pm

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Will probably leave this open a couple of days and pick a winner on the weekend - so get your donations in!


^ Cool. 

Can you head over to IRC for a bit?

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Post by hellboy » Wed May 01, 2013 4:46 pm

On my way

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Post by snazzlefrass » Thu May 02, 2013 11:17 pm

hellboy1975 said
Thanks snazzle - are we meeting up tomorrow?  Send me an email hellboy1975@gmail.com


Guess not. Sorry I didn't get ahold of you. Pretty shitty week. Got screwed over travel from melbourne.
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Post by hellboy » Tue May 07, 2013 3:19 am

Winner has been drawn and contacted.  Once he confirms there will be a celebratory post!  Only $50 was raised which was a little disappointing though...

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hellboy1975 said
Winner has been drawn and contacted.  Once he confirms there will be a celebratory post!  Only $50 was raised which was a little disappointing though...


Figured I would swing by and see who won.  Actually $50 is more than I thought we would raise and that $50 dollars will have a direct impact on someone's life. Heifer International is a wonderful charity and I encourage everyone to check out their website.  I hope the winner enjoys the lesson with Mr. Dutta and I wish everyone peace and success in all their endeavors.

 

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Post by Kittaan » Tue May 07, 2013 10:22 am

Mogonaut said

hellboy1975 said
Winner has been drawn and contacted.  Once he confirms there will be a celebratory post!  Only $50 was raised which was a little disappointing though...


Figured I would swing by and see who won.  Actually $50 is more than I thought we would raise and that $50 dollars will have a direct impact on someone's life. Heifer International is a wonderful charity and I encourage everyone to check out their website.  I hope the winner enjoys the lesson with Mr. Dutta and I wish everyone peace and success in all their endeavors.

 

Regards,

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Yo Moggie.  I sent you a PM, not sure if you got it.

 

PS - I ponied up for the charity too.  =p
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Post by MOG » Tue May 07, 2013 12:04 pm

Kittaan said

Mogonaut said


hellboy1975 said
Winner has been drawn and contacted.  Once he confirms there will be a celebratory post!  Only $50 was raised which was a little disappointing though...


Figured I would swing by and see who won.  Actually $50 is more than I thought we would raise and that $50 dollars will have a direct impact on someone's life. Heifer International is a wonderful charity and I encourage everyone to check out their website.  I hope the winner enjoys the lesson with Mr. Dutta and I wish everyone peace and success in all their endeavors.

 

Regards,

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Yo Moggie.  I sent you a PM, not sure if you got it.

 

PS - I ponied up for the charity too.  =p


I just checked and I didn't get it.  Thanks for contributing btw

 

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