Michael Gaughan's Eyedea portrait now available as a poster, enter here to win

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As part of our annual "Year in Music" issue last December, we commissioned local artist and musician Michael Gaughan to create a watercolor portrait of Micheal Larsen, a.k.a. Eyedea, for the cover of City Pages. The result was astounding -- Gaughan produced an emotional, moving tribute to his fallen friend, and it resonated profoundly with many of our readers.

Recently, we had Gaughan's City Pages cover made into a printed poster and collaborated with the artist to have a limited run of 50 copies of the print autographed and hand-numbered.

Now, it's time to get these prints out to our readers.

Over the next few weeks, we're going to be giving away copies of these prints right here on Gimme Noise. To enter the giveaway, leave your favorite Eyedea lyric in the comments section of this post. We will randomly draw the first round of winners this Friday at 5 p.m.

For more on these historic prints, check out the interview we conducted with Gaughan while he signed the posters; he discusses his relationship with Micheal Larsen, the process for creating the watercolor painting, and how making the cover for City Pages became part of his grieving process.




EYEDEA CITY PAGES COVER GIVEAWAY: CONTEST WINNERS
The first round of winners will be published here on Friday, January 28 at 5 p.m. Most winners will receive unsigned prints, plus a select few will receive our special limited-run autographed and hand-numbered prints.

Round One winners: Eyedea City Pages cover prints
Jason Boss
Flowzales
1twanderson
Brandon St. Germaine
Blake C
Linsquaared
Berjoee
karina
Harsh.31
Danielmontez13

Round One winners: SIGNED AND NUMBERED Eyedea City Pages cover prints
Addison
AZ
Steezo!
Smashmoody
Tricia

Winners will be contacted via the email addresses provided. The next round of our giveaway is occurring on our Gimme Noise Facebook page.

Thanks for participating in our contest; seeing so many of Eyedea's lyrics posted here in our comments section is an amazing tribute to his talent and legacy.



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Tyler D
Tyler D

i can only build if i tear the walls down

Blackshearisme
Blackshearisme

To all you top 40 billboard packaging a hit single... yall flaunt pussy so hard it gives the average kid dick tingles............YouYou

Addison
Addison

Still haven't recieved an e mail.

Circle91
Circle91

I like Jimi Hendrix more than any rap shit

Gstoned
Gstoned

I fired the angels, Hired a miser to hide in the rainbows..Murdered the worthless merchants purely for kickin' the same old same old.

Thank you Eyedea for NEVER kicking the same old shit. Your voice is missed.

xNickx
xNickx

Curiosity killed the cat and taught the dog in him how to actand it burned his bridge to Jill so he tries to drown the guilt with a bottle of jack

Josh1986
Josh1986

" all mikey ever wanted was Oliver Hart (all of her heart)"

Sam Kruegel
Sam Kruegel

It ain't all good. but its all good enough, so i know i'm alright.

Louispitter
Louispitter

I dont fucking love music I just use it to escape

Es7668a
Es7668a

Beggin' a god I don't believe in to let me sleep so I can dream again...Tellin' a god I don't believe in to go to sleep so I can think again

Seb S
Seb S

i was never good at problem-solving,especially in emergencies,i get a tab bit nervous when concerned with burning for eternity

deederweeder
deederweeder

"I'm not shit, I'm champagne. Let's go home, kill ourselves and our radios."

bbgunbilly
bbgunbilly

"Thanks for coming out and supporting" Eyedea quote from every time I saw him at a gig. RIP friend.

Rob Trees
Rob Trees

Im here for you all you gotta do is ask man

AdamInsider
AdamInsider

"All i can do is think, force my circuitry to rewire."

AllOne
AllOne

"If you only had an hour to sum your whole life up, would you spend that hour saying that an hour ain't enough?" -Eyedea-On This I Stand- First Born

Aeeiiioooouuuu
Aeeiiioooouuuu

"I want to suck out all of your junk andKiss it back into the parts of your heartthat you keep locked up"

Jsmeta
Jsmeta

Were all born into this river without knowing how to swim and eventually we learn how to keep the water under our chins, sometimes this river is so cold to be in, freezin my soul solidifying my skin, regardless of how far I see I never see my travels in, were carried by the current being driven by the wind, the scenery we pass we'll never see again, so we store it up as memories and dont let go of them

Agendreau65
Agendreau65

"...and i refuse to let past bruises cover the light; it aint all good, but it's all good enough so i know i'm alright"

Joseph
Joseph

"Sometimes the closer we get, the further away it gets.I run towards the rainbow, but when I get there it's gone.So next time there's a rainbow I'ma run away from it.So when I turn around, I'll see it while it's strong."

Three days ago this lyric helped me get through one of the hardest things ive ever had to do. I heard it at just the right time, and it just really cleared me up mentally. But then I proceeded to break down and cry. not because of the situation but because I then also realized that mikey still does so much to help me, even in death. He truly lives on through all of these amazing lyrics.

Colleen Powers
Colleen Powers

And I'm no different, I live in conflict and contradictionBut it can be so beautiful when I don't reject what lies within

Jordan
Jordan

the greatest trick the devil ever played was convincing me that i was him.

Erock Ervass
Erock Ervass

We gotta learn to see the beauty in each moment of lifeEveryone has different pasts and we're seeking the light

Ryan B.
Ryan B.

Were all born into this river without knowing how to swimAnd eventually we learn how to keep this water under our chin

Beato
Beato

I turned my back to the angels and when I walked away to my surprise, I found myself in heaven.

Jerry
Jerry

"heaven isnt someplace that you go to when you die, its that split second in life when you acually feel alive" Eyedea- Infared roses

SmashVille
SmashVille

See, I can look at a painting and admire the colorsOr appreciate any type of art that I discoverBut what I dig's invisibleIt's my teacher and I'm its studentI tell yaAin't nothing quite as beautiful as Music

- Music Music

Bianca
Bianca

Okay, we so crazy, don't play me, just pay me you babiesI break teeth on fake freaks, and maybe, just maybe, you might live

Uzinoodles
Uzinoodles

I believe there's never a place better than right where you are.although imagining an after life can tend to mend a broken heart,And with someone dead, it's a way of coping with loss.But I don't need you out there somewhere if I have you in my thoughts.

GAA
GAA

i like the way your pheromones make me sleepythis far away i still smell you inside me

Wongfei3
Wongfei3

"I'm falling but no matter how hard I hit the ground I'll still smile"

Juan F
Juan F

"I am plagued by a yet to be defined mind disorder."

Linsquaared
Linsquaared

i wonder if i'm too late...

"the curiosity that killed shrodingers cat was the only thing that kept it alive matter of fact when life takes your life away how do you get it back? Like that...like that"

gpch
gpch

The pond was sittin still, so I threw a rock in itand as my reflection rippled it all became clearthe seasons always change so there's no reason for fearwe made an autobiography of our pivotal yearsits all I got and I'm giving it to you because I care

- On This I Stand

Amy
Amy

"I've lost all fate in a world so full of hate. I don't fucking love music, I just use it to escape."

Furbz
Furbz

Never Been Held In Anyones Arms When You've Never Been Moved Its Really Hard To Move On

Vince Estrada
Vince Estrada

I'm here for you, not for any self centered reasonsBecause existence is interdependent and all's related,Connected as different manifestations of one single mindYou ain't isolated from the world even though it feels like that sometimes.

Miss you Mike!!!.

Juan F
Juan F

"Gotta lose your mind before you find it. When you finally find it you find out you never lost it at all."

Mkrau3
Mkrau3

...but no matter what I am I'm me and I know me so I'm ok...

Zeusfist
Zeusfist

Change my shift from now to never and I'll pretend I'm fineWhy am I always stuck at the shitty end of the assembly line?I guess I'm built to be intoxicated with hopeSometimes it's a journey, most the time its just a bad jokeAnd in my skulls a junk drawer I can't organizeThe first to come and last to leave will never be immortalized!

Always hits me just like it did the first time.

Ianjwinder
Ianjwinder

I'm only deep enough to realize that I'm shallow My head I keep it up but its hard to keep it straight when you don't believe in love, and you just can't cope with hate-On This I Stand

rlelling
rlelling

We gotta learn to see the beauty in each moment of lifeEveryone has different paths and we're seeing the lightThe world is divided between peasants and kingsBut the truth is everybodys looking for the same thingNow I want you to knowThe role you play is part of the wholeWithout you it couldn't be, and I mean that with compassionSo if you ever need anything, I mean anything at allI'm here for you; all you gotta do is ask man

Alana
Alana

"Like I said about ten beers ago"

J. Fuentes
J. Fuentes

"It starts out with a question. How much of it is real?The skepticism sets in, and lessens your appealNext, you study conspiracy, develop some theoriesAnd become extra wary of all your previous learned material..."

presh
presh

i swear someday i'm gonna be somebody's herobut until that day, i'm just another fuckin' weirdo

DB
DB

You couldn't be the one if KRS was your first name!

Andrew A
Andrew A

Call me when the miracle reduces to coincidence

Stoner702
Stoner702

Eyedea & Abillities - By The Throat - Hay Fever

My casted wings are almost stubs now...I can't feel a thing... just like you promised.I was always bad at being good,I was always bad at being good,I was always bad...

There's no hell more harsh than a memory.There's no home more hell than an empty nest.Winter takes the warm away.Spring takes the cold away.Summer takes the rain away.and Fall took away my friend.I believe there's never a place better than right where you are.although imagining an after life can tend to mend a broken heart,And with someone dead, it's a way of coping with loss.But I don't need you out there somewhere if I have you in my thoughts.

Rhyme In Paradise Micheal "Eyedea" Larsen

leo
leo

Tie me down 'till my sweet nothing's sourI screwed up trying to squeeze 65 minutes from an hourOutnumbered by such a large amountNo wonder why we lost the battle, the counter-culture can't count.

Andrea
Andrea

Addison, drop me a line: aswensson@citypages.com.

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