ENDED! – Win Tickets to Jimmy Cliff @ Neptune Theatre [Seattle]

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The contest has ended and the winner has been contacted.  We chose Steve’s entry, because it fit exactly what we were looking for: a simple phrase with some straight forward jive that we could spit while getting our dice on.  Please keep your eyes peeled for future giveaways, and, as always, thanks to everyone who entered… (that’s what she said).

Jamaica‘s JImmy Cliff is a National Treasure, honored with the highly coveted Order of Merit by the island country’s government back in 2003.  A multi-Grammy Award winner and 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Cliff can be rightfully credited as one of the primary forces that have helped to spread Reggae music outside of Jamaica and assisted in its growth in popularity among the rest of the word over the last 5 decades.  While his debut album, Hard Road to Travel (1968) was released 45 years ago, the songwriter actually landed his first hit single, “Hurricane Hatte6 years prior, when he was at the remarkably young age of 14Jimmy‘s music has inspired millions worldwide, often embraced for its strong social messages.  A legend in his own right, the Jamaican superstar counts highly respected names like Bob Dylan among those in his fanbase, while working directly with such artists as Elvis Costello and the Rolling Stones.  His true breakout global success came with the release of The Harder They Come in 1972, a film inspired by infamous real-life Jamaican criminal/folk hero, Ivanhoe “Rhyging” Martin, that Jimmy Cliff both starred in and created the soundtrack for.  Over the next 4 decades, the musician/actor would go on to release about 2 dozen more albums; appear on various soundtracks; find himself featured on numerous compilations; and land a roles in the 1986 Robin Williams comedy, Club Paradise.

2012 became another huge year for Jimmy Cliff.  Not only did it mark the 40th anniversary of the The Harder They Come, but it also saw him releasing a brand new album, aptly titled Rebirth, produced by Tim Armstrong of Rancid fame, which earned him another Grammy for “Reggae Album of the Year.”  With mind-boggling longevity, Jimmy Cliff has now found himself a brand new motivation and energy, after nearly 50 years deep in the music game, .

Currently traveling to support his recent effort and play the classic jams from throughout his career, Cliff will be performing at Seattle‘s Neptune Theatre on Sunday, September 8th.  Thanks to our friends at the Seattle Theatre Group, one lucky winner will have a chance to win a pair of tickets to check out the show for free!


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*One winner will receive a pair of tickets to see the following show:

Live @ Neptune Theatre
Seattle, Washington

Sept. 8th, 2013


This contest will focus around the following scene from the classic Jimmy Cliff film, The Harder They Come:


In the bicycle fight scene from The Harder They Come (featured above), Jimmy Cliff’s character, Ivan finds himself in a situation where he’s forced to slash up a fool named Longa to get his bike back.  Before doing so, he warns him by saying, “Don’t joke with your life.”  and later asks, “You Want dead?” followed by, “I’ll kill you dead.” and  “Don’t… Fuck… With ….Me.”

Your job as the entrant is to come up with something badass to say to someone, before, during, and/or after carving up their mug, while trying to retrieve your own bicycle, or equally assault-warranting piece of used property.

Be as detailed as you feel necessary–you can post the entire scenario, if you want, or simply give us a sweet phrase that we can use for our own reckless thugging and intimidation purposes.  It’s up to you.



Post your answer in the comment section below.


There is no part 3. That’s all there is to the contest. It’s pretty easy… but you should probably read the fine print.

The Fine Print:

All entries must be received by Thursday, September 5th at 11:59pm to be eligible. You can enter as many times as you want, but use a valid email so that we can contact you. If you sign in with Facebook, make sure that your account can accept a message from us. Winner will be chosen arbitrarily, based on our personal “favorite.”

If you are not sure that you will be able to attend the show, do not enter! You’d be surprised how often that shit happens and we don’t want these going to waste.

If we are unable to contact the winner in a reasonable amount of time, a new winner will be chosen.

Good luck!

Dead C

Located in Seattle, Dead C is the founder/editor, as well as the principal writer and photographer, of Monster Fresh. Creating the site in 2007, he did so with a specific dream in mind. Unfortunately, being a muscle relaxer-fueled fever dream, it's hard to recall all of the details. "I remember that my mom was there, but it wasn't actually her in the dream, it was actually 70s heart throb, Jan Michael Vincent. And everything took place here, in this room... but it wasn't actually here... it was different. The colors were washed out and, for some reason, there was a raccoon kicking it with us and it was wearing a holographic monocle."

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