January Greeblemix Contest!

The first Greeblemix of 2009! How exciting! You know the deal.

1. Comment as often as you like, up until midnight (Mountain time), January 5th, 2009.
2. The more comments you make, the more chances you have to win.
3. No anonymous comments. Please make sure I have, or can get, your email address!
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.

While I am at it, I should mention some of my favorite music from 2008. It was a good one, seeing as 3 of my very very favorite musicians (Keane, Jason Mraz and James Morrison) put out new albums. And I already saw Jason, I’m seeing James in 2 weeks with Adele – so c’monnnn Keane!!!

Adele – 19
Bauhaus – Go Away White
Brendan James – The Day is Brave
Brett Dennen – Hope For The Hopeless
Eric Hutchinson – Sounds Like This
Hilary McRae – Through These Walls
James Morrison – Songs for You, Truths for Me
Jamie Lidell – Jim
Jason Mraz -We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.
Jenny Lewis – Acid Tongue
Keane – Perfect Symmetry
The Kooks – Konk
Lenka – Lenka
Lizz Wright – The Orchard
Michael Franti & Spearhead – All Rebel Rockers
Poi Dog Pondering – 7
Priscilla Ahn – A Good Day
The Sea and Cake – Car Alarm
Sia – Some People Have Real Problems
Thriving Ivory – Thriving Ivory
Tokyo Police Club – Elephant Shell
Tristan Prettyman – Hello
Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend
The Verve – Forth
The Weepies – Hideaway
Weezer – Red Album

How about you? Did you find anything you loved in 2008?

(UPDATE: This is NOT the Greeblemix for this month, but my fave albums list of 2008! Although, some some songs from these guys do make an appearance. And many songs from these albums have appeared all year long in previous Greeblemixes.)

This article has 33 comments

  1. Frances

    New Ben Folds, yay!

  2. emily

    I love mix CD’s! Awesome 🙂

  3. Tree

    Love Priscilla Ahn. And I am 100% with Kelly – you have made me excited about new music again!

  4. Rhiannon

    I heard a Weepies song a few days ago and I LOVE LOVE them. Love.

  5. velocibadgergirl

    They’re not new, but I was introduced to and fell in love with the Decemberists in 2008.

  6. Sizzle

    While I liked the newest Weepies and Tristan albums, I have to say that I prefer their first albums better.

    I have some new stuff (to me at least) that I want to send you. I’ll get on that!

  7. Giyen

    I got derailed on Adele and 40 minutes later, I am wondering how I will make it through the list.

    Here’s to bigger lists in 2009!

  8. Franklin5

    Loved the newest from Lucinda Williams, Little Honey. Gnashing my teeth that I’ll miss her Dallas show.

    Madly adored Evil Urges from My Morning Jacket. “I’m Amazed” is easily my favorite song of oh-eight.

    And yeah, I’m still swooning over Ray LaMontagne’s Gossip in the Grain. When I fall, I fall hard.

  9. Celia

    Love, LOVE Vampire Weekend. Happy to see them on your list of faves.

  10. Michelle

    I need some more music in my life. Thanks for the recommendations. 😉

  11. Michelle

    How PATHETIC is it that I have only even heard of 4 of the artists on this entire list?! And that doesn’t mean I know anything about them, only that I have heard their names before. Blech…how awful. Must do some serious listening….and quick!

  12. Karen

    A Greeblemix would be a great way to start ’09!

  13. Meghann

    From 2008, I really dug Ida Maria and Bryn Christopher. 🙂

  14. Jenny, the Bloggess

    Goldfrapp. Ooh, la la.

  15. Grey Street Girl

    Wow, you linked all these! That must have taken ages! This is an awesome mix. I think I’ll download all these to my iPod!

  16. canadacole

    This is very cool! Come for the photos, stay for the music!

  17. Kelly

    Got to get in an early comment before I can compile my list of faves.

  18. Sarah Jackson

    New year, new music! Yay!

  19. Kelly

    OK. I have to say that YOU have turned me on to some new music (to me, anyway) that has me excited about music again! I haven’t been excited about new music in about 10 years!
    YOU and your Greeblemixes have turned me on to: Eric Hutchinson, Keane, Caesars, Cut Copy, Gutter Twins, and Wilco. I had heard some of these guys before, but you gave me songs to look up, and that started the ball rolling,
    So Thank you Amy! I love all the fun aspects of your blog!

  20. K. Rivet

    I definitely need some new music to start the year off … pick me, pick me!

  21. amy nickerson

    LOVE Eric Hutchinson! Good mix!

  22. Mr Lady

    You know I’m entered, yo.

  23. Gretchen

    Any new favorites?

    Musicwise? Not really.

    Moda’s Peace on Earth fabric.

    Fabulous stuff.

  24. Gretchen

    Oh –

    And if you’re looking to cheer Anne, Tree, and me on again – it’s looking like we’ll be doing a OKC 1/2 marathon end of April.

    You’re welcome to join us, of course!

    Otherwise, we’ll have to come to Denver again!

  25. Heather

    Because you love Franti, I love you even more. 🙂

    My mantra in life: “All the freaky people make the beauty of the world.”

    Hmm. Who did I discover in ’08.

    Adele. Michael Buble. Daft Punk. Jamie Cullum. Q Tip. Robin Thicke.

    Not all new. But new to me. 🙂

  26. Suzanne

    I need to check those out!

    My favorite this year? Straight No Chaser’s “Holiday Spirits.” It’s my new favorite Christmas album.

    They were stunned by the response to putting out an album, that in late spring, there will be an album of non-holiday music. I am sooooo excited about that news!

  27. Sunshine

    Count me in:)

  28. helltygr

    SOOOO happy to see another Michael Franti fan 🙂 Only “discovered” him about a year ago myself, my life is changed for the better 🙂

    Check out Andy McKee on youtube for something entirely different but just as mind-blowing! (try “Drifting” for the first song you watch)

  29. laughingatchaos

    Dang, I needs me some new music. Seriously, it’s XM on my DirecTv or some random world music on iTunes radio. I have NO idea what music is out there. Punch line? I have several music degrees. Sigh…LOL

  30. carrie

    I am IN LOVE with some of Vampire Weekends stuff – my brother made me a cd with some of their B sides….love, love, love.

    Also, my local fav this year was Brandy Carlisle…Turpentine. And Adele – lord have MERCY! I love that song too!

  31. joansy

    Getting in just under the wire . . .

  32. Kelly

    So, previous post being said, I would say that 2008 brought me new faves:
    SUPERGRASS rocks!
    Metro Station
    Erin McCarley
    Lenka, and pretty much any brit pop. I also seem to have the musical taste of a 15 yr old girl as Britney’s new songs have gotten under my skin. Along with Katy Perry, Christina’s new one, and some Rihannah! lol

  33. Stephanie

    My new favorite — Jason Mraz. I’ve been listening to Live High over and over again.

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