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Mark Canesco has made his font, Quatro, available for free download here.  You’ll need to email him directly to get the link (despite the overwhelming number of requests he has received, Mark was very prompt in replying to my email). Check out some of the great logos he’s created over on his site.  [h/t: AisleOne]

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Win a free copy of Finding the Groove: Composing a Jazz-Shaped Faith by Robert Gelinas.

I highly recommend this book (you can read my review of Finding the Groove here).  Even if you are not a fan of jazz, Groove’s stories, quotes, and insights about life and the Kingdom of God are engaging and helpful.  Groove encourages all of us to compose a more creative, jazz-shaped faith.

As Scot McKnight said in his recent review:

There are very few books like this one — in fact, there is none. I really liked this book, and I will return to it over and over as the image shapes my own thinking.

Let’s have this contest run through this Friday, May 8th at 3:00 PST. [Our winners of the free copies of Finding the Groove are Daniel Li and Dave Ingland. Congrats!] Leave a comment here or send me a message on Twitter (twitter.com/headsparks) describing why music is meaningful to you — could be a favorite song and why you love it, a formative experience, etc. — and how it connects you to the life and Kingdom of God.  I’d love to hear your stories and the soundtrack of your life — I’ll choose a winner from one of the responses!

I’ve never been particularly into comics.  Surprising, I know, given my nerdiness, but I could never bring myself to cross over into Comic Book Guy territory (yikes!). Growing up, my wife’s older brother, in his collector-obsessive way, would make the siblings use tweezers to turn the pages of his comic books if they ever wanted to read them.

However, I was intrigued by the idea of Free Comic Book Day:

Free Comic Book Day is a single day – the first Saturday in May – when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE* to anyone who comes into their stores. *Check with your local shop for their participation and rules.

One day at a Barnes & Noble, I did find myself reading — and being thoroughly confused by — the Marvel Civil War comic books.  I wonder if I can score one of those, or maybe a Watchmen book tomorrow?

There are some great museums down in Balboa Park here in San Diego.  The museums have a regular schedule of free Tuesday admissions to different parks.  Check out the complete Free Tuesday schedule here.

This month, you might check out the following museums for free then:

Some people dream of going to baseball fantasy camp – for only $5000 you and your spouse can go suffer alongside the Tigers! Me, I’ve always dreamed of going to South by Southwest (SXSW), which is basically a music, film and tech nerd’s dream.

In honor of my unfulfilled SXSW dreams, here is a free sampler from NPR featuring some great talent performing at this year’s SXSW festival.