Friday, July 20, 2007

Sorry for the Silence! & Store NEWS

(Guess time flies and I hadn't noticed how long it's been since I've posted. Oops...)

Biggest news is...drum roll, please...CafePress finally has a sale. A good one, at that.

The bad news is that it starts in less than five hours! I would have said something sooner had I known. I first heard of it yesterday; first heard the start time this afternoon. Anyway, the sale...

Buy 3 T-Shirts and Get 1 T-Shirt FREE*
No coupon needed.

Starts July 21 at 12:01 am PT


* Limited to one free shirt per order, free shirt must
be of equal or lesser value as purchased shirts and
cannot exceed a retail price of USD $30.00. Promotion
cannot be combined with any other offers or bulk order
discounts. Shirt sales subject to this promotion are
not eligible for refunds, exchange only. Eligible free
shirts are limited to Jr. Raglan, Jr. Ringer T-Shirt,
Jr. Spaghetti Tank, Jr. Jersey T-Shirt, Baseball
Jersey, T-Shirt, Kids Baseball Jersey, Ringer T-Shirt,
Men's Sleeveless Tee, Long Sleeve T-Shirt, Fitted
T-Shirt, Organic Cotton Tee, Value T-Shirt, Women's
Cap Sleeve T, Women's Long Sleeve T-Shirt, Women's
Tank Top, Women’s T-Shirt, Women's V-Neck T-Shirt,
Women's Plus Size Scoop Neck T-Shirt, Women's Plus
Size V-Neck T-Shirt, and Maternity T-Shirt, subject to
availability. This promotion is available for a
limited time and may be cancelled or changed at any
time for any reason, without notice. Void where
prohibited. [copy-and-pasted from CafePress, thank God...]

In other music store news, I've been adding new merchandise and a few new graphics, including music graphics. Please check out the "NEW NEW NEW" section in "Sales & Features" of the Music Stuff & More store.

One new music graphic is a Bass Clef Circle of Fifths (in this link it's on a clock).

In still more news I'm bearing down on my store work. Part of that is starting some work on a back-to-school feature section. Find it in the "Sales & Features" section of Music Stuff & More It's still a work-in-progress, but it is well under way, and there are a lot of music back-to-school stuff available there already.

See you sooner than last time (jeez!). Now to go update my iPod. (Love my iPod. Disclaimer: yes, I own Apple stock. Still enjoy my iPod and iTunes, long as the software works okay, that is...)

If you haven't subscribed to my monthly CafePress newsletter yet, please do. Join my many subscribers to this newsletter which I keep up with better than my blogs and website (rolling my eyes on that last one, yes, its renovation really is coming, jeez, I'm paying freakin' Yahoo $$ every month for that sucker... yikes) iTunes, hoping my podcast update won't lock up on me again.... (more rolling eyes)

Please do visit my store and get your free T-shirt (see way above - that CafePress promotion, which starts in just a few hours). That's Music Stuff & More

Find the subscription form to my monthly CafePress newsletter near the bottom of this blog, also on the storefront of my CafePress store.

Have a nice weekend! Keep cool.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

New Music Graphics & New Shirts, Etc.

I've been playing with my iPod and iTunes too much... Lots of great new music - and, well, old music. Been especially enjoying Paul McCartney's new album and music video (on iTunes as well as YouTube), and the "Darfur" benefit album of "modern-day" music artists' covers of John Lennon songs. (Amazing how some of John's old songs are even more relevant to today than they were when they first came out.) Bono & U2 do a great cover of "Instant Karma." And I might prefer Steven Tyler & Aerosmith's reggae version (yes, a raggae band joins in on this) better than John's original version of "Give Peace a Chance."

For fellow Beatles (and Wings) fans, it was great seeing Paul and Ringo, also Yoko and Olivia Harrison, on "Larry King" this week. I'm bummed that the show is not - at least not yet - available on "Larry King"'s iTunes' podcasts. Paris Hilton is - but so what?! I want Ringo and Paul. Great old Beatles' clips and music were included in that"King" show.

Yes, I do like new music, too - been listening to a lot of "The Cat Empire" lately, for just one "new-ish" group. And "New Shoes" by Paolo, um, whatever his unusual last name is (sorry). Lily Allen, if I pretty much ignore her lyrics (good, quite talented, but much in need of an attitude adjustment - so negative! Maturity will likely take care of that, usually does. ) Bit and pieces of the soundtracks from the "Pirates..." movies.... (aren't those bass strings wonderful?)

Anyway - my new music graphics: A purple Circle of Fifths and a Bass Clef Circle of Fifths. Both were requested by customers. The Bass Clef C of 5 was actually overdue. I thought of it a long time ago, but never got around to doing anything about it. So I'm kinda glad a customer gave me a needed shove/incentive to get 'er done already. Do note that there are two similar versions of the Bass Clef Circle of Fifths graphic.

See the new music graphics written about above and the new Junior Jersey in the "NEW NEW NEW" section of Music Stuff & More

For the Americans out there, have a happy 4th of July!

(BTW, I bought Ray Charles' "America" and, yes, Jimi Hendrix's "Star-Spangled Banner" at the iTunes store... Now, to rip a couple of those John Philip Sousa marches off my CD for my iPod...)

Oh, "Be kind to your web-footed friends, for a duck may be somebody's mother..."

Okay, most of you won't get that reference. It is musical, and it is 4th of July. ; )

Be cool. Keep cool. Have a good one.