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August 29th, 2007


08:12 am - Happy Birthday, Joanna!
Happy Birthday to the nannerest Nanner ever!!!!

Annual Launchpad McQuack Picture:



(OMG TEH SEXORS!!!)

Also, Wikipedia says that this is Launchpad's name in other languages:

Czech: Rampa McKvák
Danish: Max Motor
Dutch: Turbo McKwek
Finnish: Heimo Huima ("huima" could be translated as "greatly daring" or "amazing")
French: Flagada Jones
German: Quack der Bruchpilot (Quack the Crashlander), alluding to the classic movie Quax, der Bruchpilot
Greek: Βολίδας ΜακΚουάκ
Hungarian: Kvákk kapitány
Italian: Jet McQuack
Icelandic: Loftur Þotönd
Polish: Śmigacz McKwak (Flitter McQuack)
Portuguese: Capitão Boeing
Norwegian: Rotor McKvakk
Russian: Зигзаг МакКряк (Zig-Zag McCryak)
Spanish: Joe McQuack
Slovak: Tryskáč McKač
Swedish: Sigge McKvack

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August 6th, 2007


12:28 pm - wholesale orders make me happy.
Here's Little Name's CD on the shelves at Apple Crumble Records in Tokyo. It looks like Toshiko packaged them with the little Sleepy Records stickers I sent her:



And just because Toshiko's shop is so adorable:



It makes me want to open my own sleepy little mouse shop (warning: another plot forming)...

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July 6th, 2007


09:38 pm
Dear Miss Acacia Sears,

I would like to report that you are listed as one of Curve Magazine's "100 Sexiest Artists" with the following blurb:

"you've got to love a girl named for a tree, but there's a lot more to adore about this melodic, hypnotic, self-taught Baltimore musician. Her debut album, Dialtones, offers hints of ani difranco and lisa loeb, only better. (sleepyrecords.com)"

We have a copy of it, I guess Dave will bring it to you on Tuesday.

Love,
Ann
(who is patting herself on the back for thinking of sending a cd to them)

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June 30th, 2007


03:01 pm
I am in this video for about two seconds playing Blondie, but it's a really good interview. :)


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June 26th, 2007


09:19 am - Little Name!


Little Name! How To Swim And Live! Available for pre-order now! The official release date is July 24th.

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June 25th, 2007


05:55 pm
Pile of Craft went overwhelmingly well, with a huge huge turnout! We were all over the moon about what an amazing success it was. Even though we had really good press coverage (a segment on fox 45 news, articles in the City Paper and Baltimore Sun, mentions on WYPR, etc.), we still had no idea it would be as big as it was.

Thank you, cacie and textureslut for coming out. Fortunately, I was too busy to be sad about the general lack of friend appearances.

The set lists:

DJ Set #1- Ann

Looper- The Treehouse
The Shins- One By One All Day
Belle & Sebastian- The Gate
April March- No Parachute
Candypants- Dishy
Little Name- I Always See The Sun Rise
Camera Obscura- The Sun On His Back
The Gentle Waves- Sisterwoman
Hefner- I Love Only You
Violent Femmes- Prove My Love
Descendents- Bikeage
stellastarr*- No Weather
Pixies- Gigantic
The Pogues- Turkish Song Of The Damned
Tilly & The Wall- Rainbows In The Dark
The Cure- Fire in Cairo
Public Enemy- Final Count Of The Collision Between Us And The Damned
Lilly Allen- LDN
Le Tigre- Deceptacon

DJ Set #2- Dave

Kid Koala- Nerdball
Metric- I.O.U.
The Divine Comedy- The Pop Singer's Fear Of The Pollen Count
France Gall- Poupee de Circe, Poupee de Son
Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood- Some Velvet Morning
Azure Ray- If You Fall
Rainer Maria- CT Catholic
PiL- Public Image
Heavenly- P.U.N.K. Girl
Gang Of Four- At Home He Feels Like a Tourist
I Am The World Trade Center- California Dreaming Again
Liz Phair- Stratford-On-Guy
The Velvet Underground- All Tomorrow's Parties
All Girl Summer Fun Band- New In Town
Jimmy Cliff- The Harder They Come
Franz Ferdinand- Darts Of Pleasure
The Aislers Set- Mission Bells
Madness- House Of Fun

DJ Set #3- Ann

Belle & Sebastian- Your Cover's Blown
The Rapture- Pieces Of The People We Love
Blur- Girls & Boys
Le Tigre- Hot Topic
Ladytron- Evil
Aluminum Group- Love Action (I Believe) (Human League cover)
Baxendale- Keep Feeling (Fascination) (another Human League cover!)
Elvis Costello- Pump It Up
The Clash- Clampdown
Pony Up!- The Truth About Cats And Dogs (Is That They Die)
Kiss Me Deadly- Dance 4
Black Box Recorder- Sex Life
Call And Response- All Night Long
The Stone Roses- I Am The Resurrection

DJ Set #4- Dave

Velocity Girl- Crazy Town
Casiotone For The Painfully Alone- Toby Take A Bow
Dressy Bessy- Flower Jargon
Automator- Cartoon Capers
Beat Happening- Indian Summer
Serge Gainsbourg and Brigit Bardot- Bonnie and Clyde
Tompaulin- My Life At The Movies
Dave Schult- Sullen Girl
Tuscadero- Latex Dominatrix
bis- Eurodisco
Bright Eyes- Drunk Kid Catholic
The Housemartins- The People Who Grinned Themselves To Death
Saint Etienne- Sylvie
Jawbox- Motorist
Steve Burns- What I Do On Saturday
The Dears- The End Of A Hollywood Bedtime Story

DJ Set #5- Ann

Pulp- Mis-Shapes
My Bloody Valentine- Soon
Low- Canada
Mazzy Star- Bells Ring
Lush- Lovelife
Mogwai- Kids Will Be Skeletons
The Magnetic Fields- 100,000 Fireflies
Tommy James & The Shondells- Crimson & Clover
Maria Taylor- Birmingham 1982
Morrissey- Every Day Is Like Sunday
Little Name- Orienteering
The Cure- Grinding Halt
Rondelles- Like A Prayer
Blondie- Atomic
The Ramones- Sheena is a Punk Rocker

DJ Set #6- Dave

Sonic Youth- Teen Age Riot
Dolly Mixture- How Come You're Such a Hit with the Boys, Jane?
Badly Drawn Boy- Disillusion
Francois Hardy- La Mer
Gil Scott Heron- The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Kaiser Chiefs- I Predict a Riot
Electronic- Get The Message
Cub- Pillow Queen
Shudder To Think- Just Really Wanna See You
Kraftwerk- The Robots
Mary Lou Lord- Some Jingle Jangle Morning (When I'm Straight)
They Might Be Giants- Hey, Mr. DJ, I Thought You Said We Had A Deal
Toots & The Maytals- Pressure Drop
Pretty Girls Make Graves- All Medicated Geniuses
Tender Trap- Face Of 73
Charlatans UK- Weirdo

DJ Set #7- Ann

Joy Division- Digital
New Order- Age of Consent
The Smiths- Still Ill
The Clash- Police & Thieves
The Jesus & Mary Chain- Head On
Pixies- Dead
Pulp- Sorted Out For E's & Wizz
Camera Obscura- Razzle Dazzle Rose

DJ Set #8- Dave

Fishbone- Ugly
Mates Of State- Ha Ha
Adult- Dispassionate Furniture (Reupholstered)
The Buzzcocks- Orgasm Addict
Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins- Handle With Care
Hepcat- No Worries
The La's- Timeless Melody
Broadcast- The Book Lovers
Billy Bragg- Waiting For The Great Leap Forwards

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June 22nd, 2007


04:01 pm
Things I Must Do Before Pile of Craft:

- stuff programs with Ottobar flyers
- stop listening to The Humpty Dance
- stop subjecting tomorrow's shoppers to this week's Kathleen Hanna obsession by using a whole le tigre album in playlists
- inflate monkeys
- charge camera battery
- discover miracle facial treatment to get rid of crazy nervous breakout
- get my damn picture taken, ugh.
- set up at 2460 space

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June 20th, 2007


02:00 pm - Don't forget. Or I will be sad.


Also, there will be a Pile of Craft after party at the Ottobar. Crafty drink specials from 6:00 to 9:00!

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June 4th, 2007


06:09 pm - Sponsors!
The Charm City Craft Mafia is looking for last minute sponsors who can contribute as little as $25 in exchange for advertising in the Pile of Craft event program. The event is on June 23rd. We're also open to advertising exchanges (your logo in our program and on our site in exchange for a mention in your email lists, logo in your next event's promo stuff, or something like that.) We're especially interested in local Baltimore businesses and organizations.

So far, I think we've got Bust, Etsy, and I think maybe the roller girls. Oh, and Red Emma's, obviously.

If anyone knows a business that might be interested, please let me know and I'll email you a sponsorship package.

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May 28th, 2007


12:50 am - Pile of Craft
Here's our awesome postcard and another reminder about Pile of Craft on June 23rd, sponsored by Etsy and Bust Magazine.





Sleepy Records will be DJing. I'm kind of nervous because I haven't DJed since college and never for 7 hours!

Please spread the word (feel free to use any of these images) and come out to support us!

The Vendors:

Bake Sale Designs

Fort Cloudy

Pistol Stiched

Bees Knees

Gosh Darn Knit

Polly Scoots

Beth Pohlman

Heart of Gold

Red Emma's

Biggs & Feather

Heidi Roland

Red Prairie Press

Blue Cliff Studio

Imogene

Saltlick

Bootleg

It Knits

Spaghetti Kiss

The Broken Plate

Kirkiture

Sugar

Charm City Soap

Kiss My Craft

Pottery by Tasha McKelvy

Cotton Monster

Ladies Independent Design League

Trees & Pile of Craft

CRV Images

Meghann & Jo

Tilting Swiftly

De Nada Designs

My Paper Crane

Undesign

Devoted Bee

Needle Noodles

Urban Design Showcase

Elisa Shere

Norfolk Craft Mafia

Vaya Bags

Flicka Bags

Papertrail


(I have to check on some of those names/urls, but I think most of them are right.)

Please come!


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