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    Thu, 19 Jan 2012 10:48:28

    Waiting For You... With Syd Duran of Valora: Entry #9 "Made With Love" - Exclusive blog from Valora singer Syd Duran…

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    ARTISTdirect.com is proud to present the ninth installment of our blog with Valora singer Syd Duran. Check it out below!

    In case you need it... Here's some background on Valora. They're the most kickass new hard rock band out there, and their debut album will be available in early 2012. Be sure to check out their latest single "I Waited For You" here for a proper introduction. The band's debut album I Waited For You will be out on April 3, 2012.

    "Made With Love" — Entry #9

    Some of you know that one of my favorite hobbies has become the art of bracelet making. It takes time and skill to create my handmade, one of a kind "Valora" bracelets (see photo below). The first time I made a Valora bracelet and realized how special it could make someone feel was when I gave one away during our Acoustic Christmas show in Modesto, California. It took most of the 5 hour drive to Modesto to finish the bracelet, and I was happy to give it away to a loyal fan, Chris Torres, during the show!

    Originally, I had something completely different brewing for this week's blog entry. I was about to sit down and write it, when something out of the ordinary happened. I finished making a bracelet the other night, and asked on Facebook if anyone would be interested in entering a contest to win it. Of course, I was only half-serious about it, but was blown away at the 700+ "likes" on my post! For the record, I've never seen that huge of a reaction to something that I had posted. So, I decided to take this contest to the next level. I want to see you get outrageously creative in this competition!

    Here's what you need to do:

    Create a video that shows how inspired you are by Valora's current single "I Waited For You." The only requirement is that the song is either playing in the video or being performed live. You have the freedom to do whatever you want. If you have no idea where to start, here are some examples: Interpretive dance, some kind of interesting slide show, your own animated video, or just sing your guts out to this song. You get it. There aren't any limitations other than the obvious rule of courtesy: If it's not allowed on YouTube, it's not appropriate for this contest.

    Then, submit your video with the subject title "I Waited For You Video Contest" to: valora8@hotmail.com by January 31, 2012.

    I can't wait to watch your videos! We will award one winner, who in addition to the bracelet will also get two free tickets to one of our upcoming shows and VIP meet & greet passes. Good luck!


    —Syd Duran

    Did you enjoy this blog? Stay tuned for more from Syd...

    See the last entry here!

    Watch Syd explain the story behind "I Waited For You" here!

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