Wednesday, August 26

It's a Giveaway. Read Up.

The thing about an aesthetically updated blog is that you really want to pop in and see it lots and lots. Which is fine, but I guess rather than visiting my own blog over and over I should actually post something. Here I am.

I've been thinking about my Skunkboy Love thingie, and as much as I love it, I feel like I'm missing out on the excitement of people winning a contest and feeling delightful. I don't really want to do the random giveaway thing, because I'm sort of already doing that, so I've been brainstorming. This isn't a completely thought-out, cohesive idea yet, because I keep getting distracted by the other billion things going on, but here's what I propose:

I'd like to pick a winner in two weeks. Here's what you must do: recommend a song in the comment section. Out of all the songs that people submit, after a couple of weeks the one I'm feeling the most gets the prize. I know, this is a little dorky, but you can be a winner and I get exposed to some new music. Sounds like fun to me. :D

Isn't she so pretty? I'm buying her as soon as I have $$$. I'm kinda really thinking of getting little heart tattoos on my elbows. Can I just be her? P.S. I love the Pepperminte shop.


  1. I have been listening to Meaghan Smith's cover of "Here Comes Your Man" from the 500 Days Of Summer soundtrack a lot lately. I hope you like it too!

    P.S. I love your new blog layout!

    P.P.S. My word verification word was "wordhor" that made me giggle so, I thought I would share ;)

  2. That owl is my favourite :)
    The song I'm listening to right now is You Told Me by Endora. They're a local band (I'm in Perth, Western Australia) and my bestie is engaged to the drummer, but I swear I'm not biased!! :D
    They have an EP but it's not on iTunes so you'll need to go listen at their myspace
    The song is long, but it's a major builder, so definitely worth listening all the way through. Hope you like!!

  3. Here's a song that's really light and peppy that always makes me happy whenever I'm down...and it's pretty catchy too~! AND it's about vegtable juice~! It's called "Po pi Po" XD

    Here's a link to the song:

    The vid has a cute little animation. The song is in japanese w/ english translation, but don't let that stop you from enjoying it~! ;)

  4. I have been listening to Calexico quite a bit lately, "Alone Again Or" has such a great southwestern vibe to it.... I hope you like it too, even if it's not your favoritest!

  5. By Your Side by Sade

    Currently my favorite song. :-)

  6. How about "Zero" by the Yeah, Yeah, yeah's :) That's what I'm listening to right now. Love them!

  7. A few good things I've found recently...not trying to cheat in your giveaway with multiple entries - just thought you might like these. ;-)

    Arcade Fire:

    St. Vincent:

    Heartless Bastards:
    * try "out at sea" and "the mountain" *

  8. I'd like to recommend "Tables and Chairs" by Andrew Bird. It's from the album "The Mysterious Production of Eggs" which is all around and awesome album. It's also amazingly illustrated by Jay Ryan.

    Song here:

    Jay Ryan's work here:
    check out his portfolio! His animal ones are my favorite! Just beautiful. :)

  9. I just ran across your blog by way of etsy... Awesome work.

    Whenever I get in a music funk and need a new sound to break me out, I head over to and soak in some new-to-me tunes.

    I've found several goodies thru that site and am currently infatuated with the artist Hello Saferide.
    Check out

  10. I'm listening to La Roux, Me and my kids love Bulletproof, have a listen... :)

  11. I love your creatures more than anything I've seen to date. They are all amazing!!

    I'm currently totally addicted to Band of Horses. They are amazing. My song pick from them would be "Funeral". Hope you like them as much as I do. :)

    (the video is meh so just minimize and listen. hah)

  12. i just looked at your favorite music list in the sidebar of the blog & so many of your favorites are my favorites (namely - cat power, death cab, fleet foxes, iron & wine, ray lamontagne, ryan adams, neil young & ESPECIALLY jenny lewis & the black keys [i also love dan auerbach's solo stuff]) so that instantly cuts songs by any of them out, because you already know them... so..... hmmmm....

    i'll go with any song by deer tick (especially - "ashamed", "these old shoes", "spend the night", "friday xiii" or "baltimore blues no. 1")

  13. i must have missed this post in my reader...didn't ever see it!
    so, my recommendation:

    bon iver - skinny love

    tunng - woodcat

    herman dune - this will never happen

    be good tanyas - scattered leaves

    okay, i went a little overboard but i got really excited.