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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Secret insider information for AI fans

Do you readergirlz remember our trailer from Teen Read Week last October?



The music was created by the very brilliant and talented Melissa Kaplan of Universal Hall Pass, who kindly gave us permission to feature her song.

Adam Lambert, on of the top 11 on this season's American Idol, just did a cover of her arrangement of Johnny Cash's Ring of Fire! Check it out:



Catch the mp3 of Melissa's song here or on the UHP MySpace page.

We are so ahead of the curve, readergirlz!

Holly Cupala, author & rgz diva

7 comments:

Erin said...

YES! Yes yes yes! The minute he said the words "middle eastern version" to Randy Travis I knew what he was talking about and I yelled "readergirlz!" Heheh. :D I was pretty excited about that.

Melissa Walker said...

That is sooo cool! You are way cutting edge, Holly.

holly cupala said...

I love Melissa's music! I've been a fan ever since Splashdown, and now of Universal Hall Pass.

ElanaJ said...

Sweet! I *heart* Adam Lambert!

Llehn said...

I'm with AI judge Kara. It took me a while to get used it to but I LOVED ADAM LAMBERT'S VERSION!!!!

Lesley

Polo.Pony said...

Wowzars! What a different way of singing "Ring of Fire!" Neat!

readergirlz said...

I know! I'm like screaming, "That's our song; that's our song on rgz!" Woohoo! ~Lorie Ann