Music Mondays: Getting Happy with GROUPLOVE

    Today the weather here in North Carolina is changing from a gorgeous unseasonably warm weekend into a gray, chilly, damp week. It’s not motivational Monday weather. I walked into my office this morning (which is in the middle of a renovation) and stuff was piled and discarded everywhere. No flat service was visible. […]

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Fabulous Fridays: The Lumineers

Today is the first day back in the office for me in over a week. John Hughes (Platypus Person) and I have been doing a lot of driving back and forth to the Southern Christmas Show where we’ve been doing a good business and getting to hang out with hundreds of our customers which is […]

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MUSIC MONDAYS: What the heck, Beck!

Happy Week!  (Yep, there’s enough Beck out there to keep everyone attuned for weeks. Pun intended. Ha ha.)  designerducttape.com Tonight, I’m taking on this late post while Rob is busy contributing to an upcoming book about duct tape (!!!). He will reveal all when he’s able. Exciting stuff! designerducttape.com The fab thing about Music Mondays […]

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TUNES FOR TUESDAY: Kevn Kinney & Drivin N’ Cryin

Kevn Kinney is the best songwriter you’ve never heard. He is the front man for Atlanta’s Drivin N Cryin. I once read that they named the band based on the two types of music they identified with–emotionally heartfelt songs and hard-driving rock songs. There may be some truth to that since their music is a […]

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MUSIC MONDAYS: Boxes + Big Head Todd

Welcome to Monday Blues – sort of. Today’s band: Big Head Todd and the Monsters. One of my fave indie bands of yesteryear. I told Rob that I would pick because I am in the middle of boxing stuff up to move while listening to tunes + feeling super nostalgic. Big Head Todd featured prominently in […]

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MUSIC MONDAYS: Arcade Fire

My little brother Thomas told me to listen to Arcade Fire years before I ever got around to it. I should have listened to him then. If you haven’t heard them, you should probably listen to me now too, but everyone has to discover music in their own way and time. I came to find […]

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MUSIC MONDAYS: it’s Galactic.

Here I am…Outside. Beachside. In the dark. Quite befitting. The band for today’s Music Mondays is Galactic. The cool thing is that the Milky Way can be seen from anywhere. It doesn’t really matter where you are in this world. We all see the same night sky. (And right now, I’m digging some super cool […]

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MUSIC MONDAYS: WILLIE NELSON America at its finest

I’m really excited to be writing the Music Monday post today. Lissa was getting blogged-out anyway.   She’s constantly getting needled to write the blogs because she’s great at it, and it’s always nice to have her uplifting and thoughtful perspective. For this week’s feature, I suggested we do Willie Nelson and we’ve both been […]

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TUNES FOR TUESDAY: Amos Lee

With National Stationery Show taking up our time last week followed by the holiday weekend, Rob and I totally forgot about Music Mondays yesterday! So let’s call today’s post “Tunes for Tuesday.” That works. Today’s pick: Amos Lee. Typing this, I actually think Rob should be writing this post…After all, I was already a big […]

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MUSIC MONDAYS: My Morning Jacket

My Morning Jacket is what’s playing in the North Carolina warehouse this morning. Of course, I’m in California so for me that means listening from my kitchen table, the space in this place that gives me a larger view to the outside world. Literally. Figuratively. Kind of like this music today. It was Rob’s choice. […]

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