Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Make Me A Linked Mixtape: Number Three

Ok, so I've had way too much fun making these "mix tapes".  Here's a prime example why....

I have a lot of records. This is my record collection. I love LPs. 7"s. 10"s. I love them all. Back in the day, I would sit and make actual mix tapes all the time. This is the collection I pulled from all through college when I had a radio show in Tampa, FL. It was like making a three hour mix tape every week. I still have every show recorded, on cassette.

This weeks "tape" has a theme. Bands before we knew them today. Some of these bands I have listed before, but you might not have heard some of their other work....

So here it goes....
I linked to certain songs this time, but feel free to branch out and listen to other tracks if you want.

1. Figurine 
went on to be
2. Postal Service

3. Red Forty
went on to be
4. Lucero

5. Carissa's Wierd
went on to be by way of the drummer is the singer/guitar player in
6. Band Of Horses

7. Red House Painters
went on to be
8. Sun Kil Moon

9. Lifetime
went on to be
10. Zero Zero

11. Flake Music
went on to be
12. The Shins
then went on to be
13. Broken Bells

14. Minor Threat
went on to be
15. Fugazi

16. Chisel
went on to be
17. Ted Leo and The Pharmacists

18. Heatmiser
went on to be
19. Elliott Smith

Enjoy! I'd love to hear what you think... Find any new music that you are loving from this mix?
* Sidenote.... I took this photo in 1995. Chisel and Karate were touring together. Sharing a van. They were friends of mine and had been staying at my house on tour. I took this just before they left for their next show. That's a very young Ted Leo holding the keys in the middle.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Tomorrow Night in Oxford... VOX Artists Series

VOX PRESS ARTISTS SERIES presents "Dynamic Duo: An Evening with Neil White and Louis Bourgeois" at 7:30 p.m. , Tuesday, November 30th at the Powerhouse in downtown Oxford. Neil White is the author of In the Sanctuary of Outcasts, a book that tells the story about his experiences as a federal prisoner in America's last leprosarium.  White is also the founder and editor of Nautilus Publishing Company located in Taylor, Mississippi.  Louis Bourgeois is the author of The Gar Diaries which tells about his experiences growing up working class along the bayous of South Louisiana.  Bourgeois is the founder and Executive Director of VOX PRESS, a non-profit avant-garde literary press. The evening will include music by the experimental sound band Yodeling Anarcho Syndicalists of Oxford, Mississippi, and a visual memoir display by Oxford photographer Mike Stanton.

Red beans and rice with corn bread will be served along with wine from West Jackson Wine and Spirits for a small donation.

The event is free to the public but donations to VOX PRESS, INC are greatly appreciated and can be made at the event or online atwww.voxpressonline.com.  VOX PRESS, INC is a non-profit literary press based in Oxford since 2004.  The VOX PRESS ARTISTS SERIES is sponsored in part by the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council and the Mississippi Arts Commission.  The Series seeks to offer a free community forum for celebration and appreciation of the arts.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


With Thanksgiving tomorrow, I have closed up shop all around.
No blog posts for me this week nor is Amelia open until Saturday.
Side note: I also came down with a cold, so I've been dragging these last few days....

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!!

Until next week....

*Linked Mixtape Number 3
*Crafts and Recipes
*Cool design that's knocking me off my feet
*Weekly Picks

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Bower Bird has launched.

Two of my good friends, Kate and Laura, started the most clever shop of sorts that I've seen in a long time. Maybe ever.
The name, the concept, the goods.... the whole thing, I love it all.

(via Bower Bird)
Now, I must go do some shopping.... 

Make Me A Linked Mixtape: Number Two

Linked Mixtape Number Two: Some older bands that have since broken up, some newer that are still together. But all equally good.
***If you want a song recommendation to hear from one or all of these bands, please just let me know. Email or comment. 
                                                            (image unknown credit)

1. The Sundays
2. Belle and Sebastian
3. Braid
4. Tegan and Sara
5. Billy Bragg
6. Karate/ The Secret Stars/ Geoff Farina (all bands have the same singer)
7. Rachel's
8. Tortoise
9. Sea and Cake
10. Yo La Tengo


Weekly Picks.... 11/17-11/23

My picks for this week, mostly take place in Memphis. 
Make a weekend out of it and travel North for a couple of days. 


Magic Kids, Bosco Delrey, Kruxe, Bake Sale, and Judith Stevens 
at the 
Hi-Tone on Friday, November 19th
Doors open at 9:00

My number two pick is in Memphis as well, so if you do make a trip out of it, 
take in a few things during the day....

Flash Backs on Central Ave. 
BoJo's Antique Mall on Summer Ave. 

Eat at 
Gus's Fried Chicken
Central BBQ
The Castle on Park (Middle Eastern)
Anywhere around the intersection of Cooper and Young. 
The Hi-Tone (great pizza)


 Colour Revolt and Snowglobe
at the 
Hi-Tone on Saturday, November 20th
Doors open at 9:00


Proud Larry's on Saturday, November 20th
Doors at 9:00
*I heard Sanders is doing some really special things for this show.... not to be missed if you are in town. 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Holidays. Are. Here.

Here are a few holiday links to get you in the spirit.

**Just Something I Made always has great, well, things she made. This wooden spool advent calendar would make such a sweet gift.

**Gifted Magazine has great ideas, photos, everything! This got me in the spirit.

**Oh My Cavalier offers a great gift idea. Check out her prints and notecards also. By far one of my favorite artists. WISH LIST... 

**Boardgames is very clever. What kid wouldn't want this on Christmas morning?

**Design Sponge brings you a great DIY present idea. I can't wait to look for some nice tins on my next vintage shopping trip.

**Sweet Paul has a new issue out for the holidays. It's. Just. So. Good.

Ok, I'm sure I will have more holiday links for you in the next few weeks. let me know what you think of some of these links. Have a favorite?

Thank you.

The Kids Are Alright.

I don't have children of my own, but I have many little ones in my life. Friends' children, ones I work with as a nanny, my brothers' kids and so on...
I'm always drawn to sweet things for them.

These are pretty tops on the list.

                                                          Teepees via You are my fave
                                           (which by the way YAMF always has great posts)

When we do have a child, they are totally getting a teepee. A cozy book nook of their own. 

The Sweetest Occasion does not show us a boring party. The whole party is not too over the top while still having lots style. I love the cake with bunting! And the jars with straws. 

(All photos by Jenny Haas)

Friday, November 12, 2010

away from computer...

Hey there!! I was out-of-town last week (SF, Portland, Seattle to visit my husband on tour with his band), so I didn't get to make any posts. Sad.
Now I have a wedding to attend this weekend. Congrats to Megan and Matt!!!!
I'll be back with you next week for sure....lots to share!!!
Hope you've had a great week and a fun weekend ahead of you.

On the plate for next week:

Home Design. Holiday Crafts. Mixtape Number Two. West Coast Travel. Weekend Events.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Make me a mix tape... A day late...

So, I didn't come across any new music that knocked me off my feet this week, but I can take you back to the '90's and introduce you to or reintroduce you to, what ever the case may be, to some awesome bands....

Afterschool Oxford Mixtape Number One:
1. June of 44'
2. The Van Pelt (Ted Leo's little brother Chris)
3. Indian Summer (I was way into screamcore all through college)
4. Tiger Trap
5. Ida
6. Red House Painters (You might know them as Sun Kil Moon today, same singer)
7. The Promise Ring
8. Texas Is The Reason
9. The Softies
10. Carissa's Wierd (that's not a typo. That's how they spell their name)

I would love to hear what you think... if you've been loving these bands for years like I have or if you are hearing them for the first time... Do you like???

Thank you.

I'm Jealous of The Jealous Curator

So, it goes without saying that I'm jealous of The Jealous Curator. I mean, TJC gets to look at art all day and then write about it. Who wouldn't love that job?

But my love for TJC just went to a higher level. The Jealous Curator is jealous of me? I'll take it! Well, not really me, personally, but the art show that I put on every year, The One Night Stand Art Show Series.

These are two posters that weren't featured in TJC's post. 
From top to bottom, 2010 by Coulter Fussell, Fall of 2007 by Matt Cole

Weekly Picks.... 11/3-11/9


Rocky Votolato, Ha Ha Tonka, Will Stull

at The Hi-Tone Cafe Wednesday Nov. 3, 2010 

Doors: 9:00pm

18+ Ages

Of Montreal with Janelle Monae
at The Lyric in Oxford
Friday, November 5th, 2010
Doors at 8:00
Show at 9:00


Brooks Museum in Memphis has a great looking exhibit up right now featuring the work of William Christenberry. His photography is simply beautiful and straightforward. He was the master of mono tone.
                                     (via William Christenberry/Aperture Foundation)