February 16th, 2010
09:16 PM ET
Carly Simon released her classic pop/rock song "You're So Vain (Clouds in My Coffee)" back in 1972, well before the days of music videos. Well, she's decided it's finally time to put pictures to the music, and she wants your help.
Through a press release, she invited "fans and filmmakers" to create a music video for the song. She'll judge the entries herself. The winning video will be screened at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, the press release promises. It will also play on AOL Music's spinner.com.
There's always been a lot of mystery about the rakish, conceited character Simon refers to in the song, who "had me several years ago, when I was still quite naive." She's never publicly revealed who it was. Most of the speculation has centered on Warren Beatty or Mick Jagger (my money's on Warren).
If you direct a video you can insert anyone you want into the role of the mystery man.
The video contest is designed to promote Simon's latest album, "Never Been Gone", which includes a new version of "You're So Vain".
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