Gift List: The Music Whore.

1. do re mi glasses

2. CD packaging kit: vintage vinyl
Now you can “cut” your own lil’ records with this CD packaging kit! Burn your fave mixes or photos on a disk and then use this kit to transform them into giftable vintage vinyl.

3. vers 1.5r sound system
We’ve created the ideal compact AM/FM sound system for iPod with the full, rich sound you’ve come to expect from Vers. The 1.5R is a true ‘hybrid’: great as a bedside alarm, even better in the kitchen, den or office… anywhere great sound belongs.

4. play and display frame set
Make a feature of your favorite vinyl record covers with these clever frames. The front of the frame flips open with the touch of a finger to let you change your display at whim, while the cushioned back ensures both single and double albums can be accommodated.

5. vintage record coasters
The discs are sealed so moisture won’t seep through to the surface. Comes in a set of six assorted labels packed in a clear, round case.

6. never mind your Ps and Qs – here’s the punk alphabet book
“M is for mohawk, a silly hairdo / It has lots of points, but it has no point, too”

7. sterling silver guitar pick
Personalized with a name and/or message of your choice!

8. LP frame
Frame all of your number one moments with designer Jeff Davis’ photo frames made from a vintage LP (33 rpm) record.

9. felt media pocket
pouch to protect your media device from the bumps and scratches of everyday life. Designed to fit the iPhone, iPod, and other smaller PDAs, phones, and media players.


Cassette From My Ex.

Cassettes From My Ex is a brilliant idea.

They were into you, so they made you a tape. Today you don’t have a cassette player, but you still can’t toss that mix. We share the stories and the soundtrack to your earliest loves.

The stories are really well written and I spent a good thirty minutes yesterday afternoon being sucked into others’ pasts. Slightly voyeuristic, but who doesn’t love that?? And I love seeing the song lists and connecting my own memories to certain tunes.


Summer Tunes.

I’m a self-admitted music whore. And I love it. You know how some people only listen to the beat and not the lyrics? That’s not me. I dissect songs until I can make them fit a related mood I’m in at any given moment. Pick a song in my extensive iTunes library and I can most likely tell you the circumstances surrounding the very first time I heard it. In other words, music is a very memory-related sort of thing to me.

Summer Music (as I like to call it) is one of my favorites. The 23 songs below are just some that stick out in my mind. (Sorry, there aren’t any links…)

Crazy – Aerosmith
Good Vibrations – Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch
Shake It – Metro Station
Rock Lobster – B52’s
Why Can’t I – Liz Phair
1979 – Smashing Pumpkins
Round Here – Counting Crows
Just Like Heaven – The Cure
Just the Way I’m Feeling – Feeder
My Baby’s Got Sauce – G. Love
Black Balloon – Goo Goo Dolls
Sugar Magnolia – Grateful Dead
Basket Case – Green Day
Happiness – Hagfish
Back to You – John Mayer
Lola – The Kinks
Killing Me Softly – The Fugees
Stay – Lisa Loeb
Perfect Day – Lou Reed
Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
Thinking About You – Radiohead
The Joker – Steve Miller Band
Summertime – Sublime

What are your favorite Summer Songs?


Mix It Up.

I’m cynical and sarcastic by nature, so sappy music doesn’t really do it for me. It’s more about raw emotion and music that makes me want to throw up because it hits me so hard. If I were to put a mix together for someone today this would be it.