May 25, 2007

Spiderman winner and a sweeeet new giveaway from Brushfire Records

I didn’t forget about that Spiderman 3 soundtrack contest — you guys thought of some freaky superpowers. I think Ali’s was closest to my own heart, although if I had this superpower I would be ridiculously sleep-deprived from going to a concert every single night, somewhere in the world:

At May 14, 2007 12:12 PM, Ali said…
The superpower I wish I had would have to be the ability to Apparate (referencing the magical Harry Potter-isms), to appear somewhere else (like a pete yorn concert, for instance) *snap* just like that. anytime, anywhere, whenever. no plane tickets, rental cars or luggage necessary.

Ali, please email me your address and I’ll get your soundtrack prize pack sent. Thanks for playing!

NEW CONTEST — and this one may be my favorite yet.

I am a hearty fan of the laid-back quality tunes on Jack Johnson’s Brushfire Records label (formerly The Moonshine Conspiracy Records), which was started in 2002 as an offshoot to the surf film collaborative Woodshed Films. Jack birthed this idea in 1998 with Emmett and Chris Malloy during the creation of the surf film Thicker Than Water, and since then they’ve released soundtracks to several like-minded films, and built up a roster of artists whom I unfailingly enjoy.

So, I recently came across a new bright green Matt Costa t-shirt that I picked up in a schwag bag at a conference last year and it gave me the idea for this new contest. Thanks to the good folks at Brushfire, one random winner will get a fine smattering of the entire artist catalog:

1 Matt Costa CD [previously on Fuel]
1 Money Mark CD [previously on Fuel]
1 ALO CD [previously on Fuel]
1 G. Love CD [previously on Fuel]
1 Jack Johnson CD (your choice)
1 XL Matt Costa t-shirt
1 signed Matt Costa poster

Leave your name and email address (and some pleasant words or a joke or something if you want to make me smile too) in the comments and I will pick one lucky person next Friday.

Let It Be Sung – Jack Johnson w/ Matt Costa & Zach Gill of ALO

Rainbow – Jack Johnson and G. Love



    A guy walks into a bar. He hits his head and falls down.

    Ekko — May 25, 2007 @ 7:07 pm

  • Heather,
    In the words of Demetri Martin:
    “Every fight is a food fight
    when you’re a cannibal.”

    I should win this contest because I’m a struggling grad student in architecture, and my only respite from model-making and drawings is to check out your blog.

    Besides, I like getting mail.


    Anonymous — May 25, 2007 @ 8:23 pm

  • So a man and his giraffe go into a bar to celebrate the giraffes birthday. So the man keeps buying the giraffe drink after drink until he gets so drunk that he passes out.
    The man gets bored and leaves the bar, so the bartender says “Hey! You just gonna leave him *lyin* here?”. And the man replies, “Thats not a lion, thats a giraffe!”.

    Jokes arent as funny in text form (or just not funny at all).
    Also, for legitimacy sake, i enjoy your series of informative tales and tunes.

    r_rakoczy11 AT

    Anonymous — May 25, 2007 @ 11:45 pm

  • Thanks for that Alice in Chains -cover, you gave me a reason to pick up that old Facelift -album off the shelve and give it a good healthy spin. It’s been a while. :)

    tatska [at] gmail dot com

    Tatu — May 26, 2007 @ 9:49 am

  • hi heather,
    my name is alanna.
    im a huge matt costa fan! cool blog.

    Anonymous — May 26, 2007 @ 9:56 am

  • Heather,
    Your contests are amazing. I honestly wish I could win them all.


    Peter — May 26, 2007 @ 10:48 am

  • hey there – enjoy the blog, and enjoy entering contests even more. sorry, but all my good jokes involve complicated hand gestures and sound effects. but keep up the good work.

    myron — May 26, 2007 @ 11:21 am

  • Love this site, I check it daily; always nice to find someone with the same taste in music as myself!

    Tyler Knott — May 26, 2007 @ 11:34 am

  • Keep on rockin’ Heather!

    russ! — May 26, 2007 @ 12:22 pm

  • Love the blog.
    check it every dayish.
    Here’s a Joke
    What did one goldfish say to the other while swimming around in a bowl?
    -It’s wet in here

    Ian Johnson

    Anonymous — May 26, 2007 @ 1:53 pm

  • Hi Heather! I admit, I have to stop stalking this blog and comment more often, because it’s one of the blogs I keep coming back to no matter what. That has to count for something. I’m horrible with jokes, so that’s out. I suppose, then, that I shall have to compliment you mercilessly. :D

    fireandrain [AT] gmail [DOT] com

    Amy — May 27, 2007 @ 3:25 am

  • amazing artists/cds. i’m somewhat obsessed with matt costa at the moment at summer is coming around. hope yours is sunny in colorado!


    Jena — May 27, 2007 @ 9:32 pm

  • Hi Heather,
    Keep up the great work with your blog. It has been a great source of hard-to-find music rarities (Counting Crows’ first show, Ray LaMontagne’s “Crazy” cover, to name a few), new artists I have never heard of, and music news to keep me updated on my favorite artist (Ryan Adams).

    Here’s a joke for you…

    “A man walks into a bar, sits down, and orders a drink. Looking around, he sees a pirate in the corner with a steering wheel on his crotch. Curious, the man walks over to the pirate and asks him why there’s a steering wheel on his crotch. The pirate looks up, stares at him, and replies, ‘Can’t cha see? It’s driving me nuts!’”

    Yi-Fu — May 27, 2007 @ 11:12 pm

  • a contest with no real contest rules gets this ridiculous joke:

    Three elephants and a cymbal fall off a cliff.

    Ba-doom boom chaaang.

    agrainofnacl at gmail

    Kevin Cornwell <a href="">( </a> — May 28, 2007 @ 8:55 am

  • what is a cave man’s favorite type of music? ….rock!

    Matt Carr — May 28, 2007 @ 1:09 pm

  • You are awesome.

    Two muffins are in an oven. One muffin turns to the other and says “man, it’s hot in here!” The second muffins turns and says “AHH! A talking muffin!”


    Andy — May 28, 2007 @ 3:02 pm

  • heatherrrr,
    I actually don’t know you. I only read your blog. But I do know that I’m a fan of anyone with such a love for Jeff Buckley. Nice blog.

    Jessica — May 28, 2007 @ 4:00 pm

  • Your site is a fountain of musical bliss. Thank you

    By the way, what do you feed a gay horse?

    HEEEYYYYYY! ( but, you have to say the hey part like an alternative lifestyle person). Maybe not funny over email…sorry. It kills the ladies at the bar! Not really.


    Anonymous — May 28, 2007 @ 4:54 pm

  • Hey Heather,

    Thanks so much for the giveaway! I met Matt at a mini-concert here at my school earlier this year.. he’s a very cool, sweet guy and looove his music.

    As for a lame joke, here goes: Two peanuts were walking down the street. One was a salted.

    I tried..

    Pamela Yu

    pamela — May 28, 2007 @ 10:55 pm

  • I don’t know any jokes and if I did I wouldn’t even dare to try.

    Yes, I know you’re picking the winner at random, but I’d like to plead my case nonetheless. I’m having a lazy day today, and was in the mood for some Matt Costa so I visited his site and interestingly enough, thought about purchasing a shirt. But then I thought again because I’ve put it off for all this time, why not continue on that path? So, I remembered how a friend referred me to and decided to search for Matt Costa – because sometimes I do silly things like that- and got nothing that I hadn’t previously known. Then, because I’m from Colorado, as you are, (this is a reason I think I should win: less postage. I think. Maybe. No?) I searched ‘Matt Costa Colorado’ because again, I sometimes do unnecessary things, but I saw your blog name in the search results, and since I’m familiar with it and have been here in the past, I decided it was time for a visit. Now, I never win anything but what the hell. I’m all for random occurrences (such as trying out a search engine) leading to something greater (such as getting free things.) Plus, despite my love for Matt Costa, I’ve never really heard any of the others’ stuff, so think of this as a chance to introduce me to some kind-of-but-not-really new music, and that’s always exciting.

    Natalee W.

    Anonymous — May 30, 2007 @ 3:59 pm

  • Natalee, that’s an awesome story. I love the randomness. Here’s to hoping that randomly you can win too! :)

    heather — May 30, 2007 @ 4:24 pm

  • Hey, great site, I am always looking for new music and this site always delivers. Thanks for the Counting Crows info, I have been witing for them to tour.

    Let’s also hope for more PJ tour dates this year (Other than lalapallooza)


    chris lebresco

    Anonymous — May 30, 2007 @ 4:42 pm

  • Heather,
    Long time reader, first time writer. Love your blog! I am busy studying for the CFA (yuck) and this would make my month! Keep up the great work.

    Goats in France are musical because they have french horns.

    cliff.aque (at)

    Cliff — May 31, 2007 @ 9:51 am

  • There’s not much better than when two Brushfire artists collaborate on a song together… mmm… I wish they’d all tour together and pick up Ben Harper as well. Have a good one,

    Mark Bender

    Mark — June 1, 2007 @ 10:37 am

  • Not so good at the intentionally funny stuff – but am good at hugs…

    so here’s a good hug for you

    [hug that is just squishy enough, but still soft and loving]

    Thanks for the cool music, love Matt Costa. Yeah.

    [another hug]


    Margaret — June 2, 2007 @ 12:50 pm

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Location: Colorado, originally by way of California
Giving context to the torrent since 2005.

"I love the relationship that anyone has with music: because there's something in us that is beyond the reach of words, something that eludes and defies our best attempts to spit it out. It's the best part of us, probably, the richest and strangest part..."
—Nick Hornby, Songbook
"Music has always been a matter of energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel."
—Hunter S. Thompson

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