Apr 2008
01

April Greeblemix Contest

Hooray, it’s the 1st again! And it’s also my very good friend Stacie’s birthday! And her beloved Jayhawks are in the Final Four! And I only know what that means because I love her so much and had a guy at work explain it to me!

Can you tell I am not all that into sports? But there *are* a few I would pay good money to see. And honestly, up until Bryan and Declan going to a Nuggets game for $5 last week and having a blast, basketball was not one of them. Sure they were in the last row up against the wall at the Pepsi Center, but did you hear that Rocky can hit a basket from midcourt backwards?

So, that is the topic of this month’s contest.

Not including basketball, what are three sports I would pay money to go see played live and in person?

REMEMBER THE RULES:

1. ONE GUESS PER PERSON! ALSO MEANING ONE SPORT PER PERSON.
2. IF YOU GOT A CD LAST MONTH, TAKE A MONTH OFF.
3. WISH STACIE A HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
4. ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK! (?!?!?)

Good luck!

Mar 2008
03

March 08 Greeblemix

Here it is, folks! I promise to have them out the door before I leave for SXSW on Thursday!

The winners this month were:

Kristabella: Full of Snark since 1997 (I love the word snark)
Daysgoby: This Is Not My Beautiful House (anyone who quotes David Byrne is cool in my book)
AmySharp/Dooble-Vey (a lady who has similar taste in music as me, so will be STOKED!)

Ladies, please send snail mail to: aimee at greeblemonkey dot com and I will get your packages out toot sweet.

And for those who want to cry over what you are missing…

MARCH 08 GREEBLEMIX

Empire by Kasabian
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo by Echo And The Bunnymen
I’m So Gone by Jackie Greene
We Are Man and Wife by Michelle Featherstone
I Disappear by The Faint
I’ll Be Your Man by The Black Keys
Funnyman by KT Tunstall
I’m Not Waiting In Line by Train
Flathead by The Fratellis
All Night Long by Peter Murphy
Something by Jim Sturgess
Sweaters by Beth Waters
Cars and Girls by PreFab Sprout
Happy Hour by The Housemartins
Prophecy by Remy Zero
Oxford Comma by Vampire Weekend
Imagination by Belouis Some
Smiling by Kitchens Of Distinction
Moon by Emily King
Rumors by Josh Ritter
Magnolia Soul by Ozomatli

Mar 2008
01

Oh yeah! It’s March 1st!

This month’s Greeblemonkey Mix CD contest almost slipped by me, mainly because I was in Maryland last week, I have been crazed at work this week and I am going to SXSW Interactive next week.

So, I will make this one easy. The first 3 commenters on this beautiful day in March (72 degrees here in Denver!) will get this month’s mix CD. If you won last month though, take a month off!

For those interested, here are the Greeblemixes of the past 6 months…

September 2007
October 2007
November 2007
December 2007
January 2008
February 2008

Feb 2008
02

February Greeblemix

We have our winners! Nancy from Marie Millard, Tanaya from Montana Mama, and Mrs. Chicken from Chicken and Cheese! Which, by the way – did you see they flashed Mizz Chicken herself (well, a screen shot of her old site, anyway) in this interview by ABC News with Susan at Friday Playdate? Woo hoo!

Winners, send your addresses (if I don’t have them) to aimee at greeblemonkey dot com and your CDs will go out next week! Here’s what the rest of you missed out on…

High Fidelity by Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Lazy Eye by Silversun Pickups
Say Goodbye to Love by Kenna
Rock and Roll by The Velvet Underground
Day Too Soon by Sia
In My Head by Your Vegas
Charlotte by Air Traffic
Madly by Tristan Prettyman
Sweet Lady by What Made Milwaukee Famous
Box Full o’ Honey by Duran Duran
Jack A*s Ginger by Poi Dog Pondering
Give Me Some Love by James Blunt
Jenny by The Click Five
Loving You by Paolo Nutini
Freaks of Nature by Kosheen
Energy by The Apples In Stereo
Pour Le Monde by Crowded House
Along the Wall by Leigh Nash
Instantly Gratified by People In Planes
Seven Days by Sting
Pistol Grip by The Blakes

See you next month!

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Jan 2008
29

Digging Up Memories

There is a famous story in my family.

It goes something like this: My Oma, who was known her firm hand as much as her hearty laugh, decided that my Aunt Heidi would play the accordion. It didn’t matter that Heidi wanted to play the violin. It didn’t matter that Heidi hated the accordion. It didn’t matter that my mother, Greta, didn’t have to take music lessons of any kind. My Oma waved this off with a flick of her wrist. “Greta has no ear for music.”

So, there sat Heidi, on the couch, hour after hour, and played. That damn accordion.

It became the stuff of legends. Heidi and her dreaded accordion.

This week, my aunt was digging through her old albums and found this gem.

I don’t expect you all to laugh as much as my aunt, my mother, my sister and in turn, me, when I got the email, did. But the look on my aunt’s face is priceless. It tells such a story from her childhood. And that damn accordion.

I have to imagine that when Oma heard all the laughter, she smiled too.