Tuesday, August 28, 2012

I'm a Creep. I'm a Weirdo.

I'M A CREEP. I'M A WEIRDO.
UPDATE!UPDATE!UPDATE!
THE WINNER IS . . . . SHANNON!

WAY TO GO, SHANNON! RANDOM.ORG CHOSE YOU. HERE IS WHAT WILL BE STITCHED. 

"Kiss me out of desire, not consolation"
- "The Last Goodbye" by Jeff Buckley


Pretty please send me your email and shipping address. Any color preferences? Lace around the edges? No lace?

I should be able to finish this weekend and mail it out Tuesday (Monday the Post Office will be closed.)

And SUPER thanks to all who entered. My whole family is abandoning me so I will be home alone listening to all of these good recommendations. I can't wait to get started on the Jonathon Coulter. You guys? are the wind beneath my wings.

Have fun doing arduous labor during Labor Day!

Loves, 
the Flooze


I am in a major music rut. I can't stop listening to Radiohead. There's some other good stuff out there, right? RIGHT?

Please tell me your favorite song and lyrics and if enough people post in the comments section, I might go crazy and turn it into a giveaway!

And if no one cares, I'll just sit in my darkened bedroom and listen to Radiohead like the pajama-pant-wearing hikikomori I really am.

UPDATE: I am loving these suggestions! This now has officially become a GIVEAWAY! It will end THURSDAY NIGHT AUGUST 30th so be sure to enter often to increase your chances of winning. I will announce the winner FRIDAY the 31st in the morning having drawn the winning number using random.org after Midnight on Thursday the 30th. Again, enter as many times as you'd like. I sure you all have more than one favorite lyric bit from a song. The randomly chosen winner will received their quote stitched with a fabric/style/color/font of their choice.

Don't forget that I also love to do giveaways that end up being presents to your loved ones, friends, or high-maintenance bosses. The winning sampler can be gift-wrapped and shipped directly to the lucky participant with a courtesy card giving you all the credit.

Okay, now I am going to check out some of these new tunes! Thanks so much! I have a road trip soon over labor day and new music will really help.

You guys are the greatest!

Love your creepy weirdo Flooze

29 comments:

  1. Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. --John Lennon

    Mary Ellen rawks!

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    1. John Lennon, man of truth and neato glasses.

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  2. Cameo Lover by Kimbra

    "You've got two arms baby, they're all tangled in ladies of the black skies posing blue."

    Also Settle Down by Kimbra, but I can't really pick a lyric that works without the rest of the song.

    Creepy Doll by Jonathan Coulton seems to be right up your alley with that creepiest of creepy dolls.

    "The doll is in your eyes and in your arms and in your head and you are crazy"

    and you can totally download the mp3 (and a bunch of other ones) from his website for free, which I would totally suggest if you are in a rut.

    http://songs.jonathancoulton.com/free/mp3/

    I have lots of favorite songs, so I could probably go on all day.

    xoxo!

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    1. I must check out these bands/songs! because I trust that our tastes are often uncannily similar!

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  3. I've been listening to a lot of Porcupine Tree lately....like this one:

    http://tinyurl.com/9brk6r5

    maybe a little too depressing if you are already a shut-in but good nevertheless!

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    1. I find depressing music to be so soothing when I am in shut-in mode, dor some weird reason. This looks like my kinda thing. Thanks!!

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  4. Here is one of my favorite single girls ones:
    "And if I'm flying solo, at least I'm flying free"
    - "Defying Gravity" from Wicked

    One of my all time favorites:
    "Kiss me out of desire, not consolation"
    - "The Last Goodbye" by Jeff Buckley

    I have to second the vote for the works of Jonathan Coulton. I don't know your sensibility, but if you're okay with the swearing then his song "First of May" is full of gems. Which brings me to one of my favorite lines from his song "Skullcrusher Mountain":
    "I made this half-pony half-monkey monster to please you."



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    1. Love them all. Jeff Buckley is a super fave. I solemnly promise on a stack of pancakes to check out Jonathon Coulton.

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  5. I'm currently trying to remember all the lyrics to Kenny Loggins "Return to Pooh Corner" so that my kids will love me more. I'm clearly not the one to ask. But I love Radiohead.

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    1. You had me at the word pooh. and I am so glad you love Radiohead, too!

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  6. What a beautiful dream
    That could flash on the screen
    In the blink of an eye and be gone from me
    Soft and sweet
    Let me hold it close and keep it here with me ...

    Or

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    1. But for now we are young
      Let us lay in the sun
      And count every beautiful thing we can see.

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    2. those are lovely, and like brain Xanax. Who is the artist?

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  7. 1. Jonathan Coulton's "Artificial Heart" was my favorite album of 2011 I think, so another +1 there. Has his signature silly/nerdy stuff but also some sad and haunting bits; I must have listened to the whole thing on repeat for days at a time when it first came out.

    2. I'll bet you would like Buke and Gass; they are weirdos and hard to describe (fuzz-folk?) but very interesting. I heard them on an ep of Radiolab

    (http://www.radiolab.org/blogs/radiolab-blog/2010/apr/20/the-loudest-miniature-fuzz/ , listen to the audio section at the top not the video at the bottom)

    ..and they also have a Tiny Desk Concert up on the NPR music site

    (http://www.npr.org/2010/12/06/131645869/buke-and-gass-tiny-desk-concert)

    3. This little "maker" doc on Romero banjos has had me nerding out on old-time music for the last little while (http://vimeo.com/35964972) because the music in the doc is by the people who make the banjos themselves, and it's really lovely. They also have albums, stuff you can listen to online; I think the version of Cumberland Gap that starts the video is from their most recent album.

    4. If you enjoy the old timey stuff but want something more energetic I can't recommend enough Chris Thile and Michael Daves's "Sleep With One Eye Open" ( http://www.thiledaves.com ). They *also* have an NPR Tiny Desk Concert recording, and it's amazing, and it's embedded at the top of their homepage, so check it out!

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    1. You had me at NPR. I will mos def look into those.

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  8. From "Craig Christ" --

    But where will you be when the Craig Machine comes partyin' through?

    Mostly because it's hilarious and that's our roommates name.

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  9. If we stick with Radiohead, you could do
    "She lives with a broken man,
    a cracked polystyrene man
    who just crumbles and burns."

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    1. I'm trying to learn it for karaoke. Hopefully they'll think my sincerity is more important than my voice, right?

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  10. Also, anything City & Colour, particularly "Death of Me". Some of my favorite snippets:

    Do I have nothing good left to say?
    Do I need whiskey to start fueling my complaints?

    Maybe drinking wine will validate my sorrow.
    Every man needs a muse and mine could be the bottle.

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    1. You told me about City& Color, but I forgot the name! Excited to check it out!

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  11. This isn't a lyric, it's a book, but I like it and I'm posting it here even though it doesn't qualify.

    "Hell no, you can’t go to the bathroom.

    You know where you can go? The fuck to sleep."

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    1. too funny, but alas that book was not out yet when my kids were little

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  12. FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE!

    Shake it out - "And it's hard to dance with a devil on your back so shake him off'
    -"So here's to drinks in the dark at the end of my rope'

    Heartlines - "Just keep following the heartlines on your hands. Keep it up, I know you can."
    -"Your heart is the only place I call home."

    And so so many others. She has two albums out, and I highly recommend them! <3

    PS the bands 'Typhoon' 'Fleet Foxes' and 'Mumford and Sons' are all brilliant as well!

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    1. I lOVE ALL OF THOSE. I just knew we were simpatico, Sarah!

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    2. I shall make you a mixtape in CD form, m'lady! And bring said awesomeness to the workshop at The Garage!!

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    3. I love mix tapes more than 2 lb boxes of Sees Candies!

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    4. Wow. That's a lot of love.

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