Arizona Attorney Music and Humor Competition Winners Announced

Arizona Attorney Music and Humor Competition Winners Announced

Congratulations to two attorneys whose audio arts submissions were winners in the 2018 Creative Arts Competition. They and all the winners are featured in our May issue, which is available here.

Because of obvious restrictions, our audio winners’ work cannot be published in the magazine. But it is available, below, for you to hear and enjoy. Well done, Nicolette and Kevin. (pictured here; photos by John Hall.)

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MUSIC CATEGORY WINNER:

Nicolette Kneup prosecutes animal cruelty and special victims crimes for the Pima County Attorney’s Office in Tucson. She is a member of the four-piece indie rock band, Shrike Attack! Friends since high school, the band members have started careers and families in town and now write songs laden with grownup angst. They never stopped listening to the rock bands they liked best in the nineties.

Nicolette Kneup and the band Shrike Attack! perform “Quitting Time"

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LYRICS:

Why bother holding the door once more

I’ll never take this walk from my car again

This is the last day of being broken 

 

It’s always too cold in here

Everyone is talking, I can’t hear

This is the last day I’ll be below you 

 

This is the last time I’ll push my chair in

Don’t expect a smile in the hall today

I no longer have time for eye contact

I need to get back to before this mistake

 

That machine took my change again

Forget the meetings, I won’t attend

Who needs to hear your opinion

I’m done listening

 

This is the last time I’ll push my chair in

Don’t expect a smile in the hall today

I no longer have time for eye contact

I need to get back to before this mistake

 

Lead guitar, lyrics – Pete Heffren

Drums – Justin Kneup

Bass – Jeff Patroshus

Guitar, vocals – Nicolette Kneup

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HUMOR CATEGORY WINNER:

Kevin Burke is the head of the Pima County Legal Advocate’s Office, a recently created county office that represents indigent criminal defendants that the Public Defender’s Office and Legal Defender’s Office cannot represent due to conflict or case overload. Because the attorneys at the Legal Advocate’s Office heroically fight to protect the rights of their clients, Burke realized that a theme song was in order and wrote and recorded the Pima County Legal Advocate Theme Song. Before being appointed Legal Advocate, Burke worked for the Pima County Public Defender’s Office as an Assistant Public Defender, Trial Team Leader, Chief Assistant Public Defender, and Interim Public Defender.

Kevin Burke performs “Pima County legal Advocate Theme Song”

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LYRICS:

You—are in a whole mess of trouble

You—need a lawyer on the double

But the Public Defender says they can’t take your case

And the Legal Defender says get out of my face

And for the worst situation you’re fixin’ to brace

Then you reach up your sleeve and pull out the ace

 

When the Public Defender turns you away

And the Legal Defender tells you not today

Don’t be blue; don’t you fret

You’ll get a Pima County Legal Advocate

 




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