Apr 2009
06

April Greeblemix!

I’m working away in [starting to get sunny] South Carolina, getting ready for our [outdoor] photo shoot for an [awesome] project that encourages older folks to get outside and walk [and in turn meet their neighbors.]

As the weather clears, so does my headache.

But none of this is your concern! All you have to do is participate in this month’s Greeblemix post and possibly enjoy some new music. [Simple.]

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1. Comment as often as you like, up until midnight tonight, April 6th, 2009.
2. The more comments you make, the more chances you have to win.
3. No anonymous comments. Please make sure your email address is easily accessible through your entry!
4. Winners from last month, please take a month off.
5. Tomorrow morning, I will use Random.org to randomly select three winners. Three free mix CDs, three winners!
6. Winners must be willing to give me their snail mail to send the CDs.
7. No need to have to have a blog to enter. We are equal opportunity around here.
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Wish me luck with the photo shoot. [And if you were following my experience with the Atlanta airport last night, also wish me luck getting home tomorrow.]

Apr 2009
03

Rockin’ Out

My friend Darren and I have a special connection. His wife and my husband went to high school together. They were friends back in the day, and still remain so now – which is pretty rare for my husband, honestly. But what is even cooler is that the four of us have become good friends. And still remain so now.

What I love the most about Darren is that he wasn’t afraid to follow his dream. When we met, he was working a job that he didn’t love to support his family. His wife said, go, do, dream!

And he did.

He started singing, playing and touring with a very influential bluegrass band, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver. We had the opportunity to see them a few years ago at Rockygrass here in Lyons, Colorado – and while you may guess that bluegrass isn’t my *all-time* fave music, I certainly can see the artistry and talent, especially when the fingers get a-flyin’. [Yeah, OK, we were kind of blown away.]


Doyle Lawson (left) and Darren Beachley (right) at Rockygrass 2007.

But Darren is now ready to take it even further. He’s stepping out on his own. With some other really talented dudes.

And who did he call when he needed a logo? MOI. The wife of his wife’s close friend from high school. I was so honored. And think it turned out kind of cool.


This is all totally newly approved, it’s not even on their website yet. So you get THE FIRST PEEK. But be sure to check Darren out in his other various online avenues.

www.legendsofthepotomac.com
www.myspace.com/darrenbeachley
www.twitter.com/darrenbeachley
www.facebook.com/pages/Darren-Beachley-Legends-of-the-Potomac/57715276079

Cause he rocks. In a bluegrassy kind of way.

Mar 2009
03

March Greeblemix Winners!

Here are the three lucky numbers drawn at random this morning while I bask in Denver’s 76 degree weather

Which equates to these three friends getting new mix CDs!

The Casual Perfectionist (Who just joined the Mile High Mamas! Woot! And YES! Comment #42!)
Sue at No Bad Days
Chag at Cynical Dad

Congrats to these three folks, and here is what they are getting. Be sure to check on the fine music included!

MARCH 2009 GREEBLEMIX
Together Forever In Love by Go Sailor
Dirty Life by Ima Robot
Feelin’ the Future by The Republic Tigers
The Language of Life by Everything But The Girl
Never Had Nobody Like You (feat. Zooey Deschanel) by M. Ward
Sex On Fire by Kings of Leon
Electro-Socket Blues by Rogue Wave
Love & Pride by Alana Davis
Wait for Me by Jamie Lidell
Birds by Emiliana Torrini
Don’t Let Go by Pacha Massive
The Whole of the Moon by The Waterboys
Be Mine by David Gray
French Grass by HollAnd
Working In A Goldmine by Aztec Camera
Back To The Middle by India.Arie
Tempted by Squeeze
Machinehead by Bush
Her Morning Elegance by Oren Lavie
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Winners, email me your snail mail addresses! aimee [at] greeblemonkey [dot] com!

See you next time – the first Monday of April!

Mar 2009
02

March Greeblemix!

March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb? Must be true for the east coast at least, as they are getting pummeled by snow today. Us? Here in Colorado? It’s supposed to be 60-70’s all week. My guess that lion and lamb thing will be reversed for us, because my flowers are starting to sprout. I wonder when we’ll get that massive spring storm that shuts down the city for days. Three… two… one…

In the meantime, friends, let’s worry about MUSIC instead! Meaning, time for me to put together some of my favorite tunes and time for you, my internet pals, to hear some of it! Below are the rules, have fun!

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1. Comment as often as you like, up until midnight (Mountain time), March 2nd, 2009.
2. The more comments you make, the more chances you have to win.
3. No anonymous comments. Please make sure your email address is easily accessible through your entry!
4. Winners from last month, please take a month off.
5. Tomorrow morning, I will use Random.org to randomly select three winners. Three free mix CDs, three winners!
6. Winners must be willing to give me their snail mail to send the CDs.
7. No need to have to have a blog to enter. We are equal opportunity around here.
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Feb 2009
03

February Greeblemix Winners!

Congrats to our friends who get the mix CD this month!

And wow, the random number generator picked #1 for once!

#1 – Elizabeth Table For Five
#12 – Monstergirlee
#39- Chloebear

Here’s what they are getting! Be sure to check out these awesome songs!

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GREEBLEMIX FEBRUARY 2009
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After Tonight by Justin Nozuka
Look Sharp! by Joe Jackson
Let It Rock by Kevin Rudolf & Lil Wayne
Diamonds In the Dark by Mystery Jets
White Winter Hymnal by Fleet Foxes
Flower Jargon by Dressy Bessy
Public Service Announcement by The Bravery
Letter Read by Rachael Yamagata
All We Are by Matt Nathanson
Don’t Know Why (You Stay) by The Essex Green
No You Girls by Franz Ferdinand
Gives You Hell by The All-American Rejects
King Without a Crown by Matisyahu
What I Have Left by Mike Bones
Alright by Justin James
Pictures of You by Elizabeth Harper & The Matinee
Walk On the Ocean (live) by Toad the Wet Sprocket
Closer to You by Brett Dennen
Geraldine by Glasvegas
People Should Smile More by Newton Faulkner
Make You Feel My Love by Adele

See you next month for more music love, friends!

P.S. Photo for this month’s cover came from my weekend fun: Macro shots of Declan’s marbles!