Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Oh, for the Love of Links.

It's been a while since I shared some link love.  So, it's time.

First, I'd like to do a quick Music Monday post.  Yes, I know it's not Monday, but dammit, every Monday I forget to do one, so I'm doing one now.  Mmmkay?

I've shared with you folks about one of my very favorite bands before... and I'm gonna do it again.  That's right, I'm talking about Mestizo.  If you like Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Jason Mraz, or any kind of acoustic pop rock with a bit of folk thrown in... you'll love these guys.  They're in rotation on my iPod almost more than Dave Matthews, so that should tell ya something.

Go ahead and preview any of their songs right here.  My favorites on this album are Fade, Playin, and Hope.  Also, they do a gorgeous cover of Hallelujah.  :)

I have their brand new album ready to give away to one lucky reader.  So, all you need to do to win is leave me a comment telling me who your favorite band is, and your favorite song by said band.  That's it!  I'll be taking entries only through Friday, so you'd better hurry on up and enter!

Okay.  Now.  I need to share a few things with you.

If you have been living under a rock for the last two months... you need to get your ass over to Julia Goulia's blog, NOW.  The woman is not only a kick-ass person, but she's kicking ass at her weight loss, too.  She's lost 30 pounds in six weeks!!!

It shouldn't need repeating, but the ever constant MizFit is still doing badass giveaways and also giving away her depths of knowledge on fitness, eating right and oodles of tips on your healthy lifestyle.

Our favorite Fat Bridesmaid has laid out her plan for Lent.  If you're Catholic, or if you're not Catholic, check her blog out for a buddy in the self control/deprivation/test of will category.  She won't let you down.

Sue over at Did I Just Eat That Outloud is still sexy, rockin' the support, and sharing her thoughts on life.  SO worth the read, people.  Plus, if you're a tweetaholic, this woman will be your new BFF.

Esther, our Faintstarlite, is a Weight Watcher and a Mom.  She posts vids on her travels, weight loss, and bonding with the baby.  She just recently got down to BELOW her pre-pregnancy weight.  Any new moms struggling with post-baby-weight... this woman can hook you up with tips.  Plus, her kid is fracking adorable, and his name is Jude.  Don't think you could ask for anything more than that!

My friend Wes over at Swish Embassy has started a new project in lines with total and utter self love.  Morning Mugshots.  If you want to show your self love to the world, you can start with a photo of yourself first thing in the morning.  That's right.  Pre-makeup, pre-shower, just rolled out of bed-head, you.  You can do it.  I did.

And speaking of self love, I couldn't stop without mentioning the lovely Eating Journey.  She's focusing on Self Love for the entire month of February.  Fuck Valentines, people.  Love yourself instead!

And, last but not least, I'd like to introduce you all to my favorite new blog:  http://www.speakingfromthecrib.com/.  She's got a great sense of humor, and I LOVE her style.  If you like the writing stylings of Julia Goulia or Sue... you need to pay this woman a visit and follow her.  Now. :)

Don't forget to enter for the free CD!!! :)



Vodka Logic said...

I like Jason and Dave not a big fan of the others.

Will have to check out some of the links..Thanks

Anonymous said...

Oh geez, you want ONE favorite band? I don't have ONE favorite band. The Rolling Stones, The Black Crowes, The Eagles, Prince, Stevie Wonder, and LAdy Gaga were the last iTunes downloads. But I really listen to everything. EVERYTHING.

Thanks for the link love. Wanna make a vlog soon?

MadScientist said...

I f-ing love you more than over-priced red roses, calorie laden chocolate and a cheesy v-day card.

Esther Crawford said...

First off - you posted this at a ridiculous time of day. Secondly - thanks for the love!! Third - I have been listening to a lot of "The Wheels on the Bus Go Round & Round"... but I know that's not exactly what you were looking for, so I'll say my favorite song of the moment is Bad Romance by Lady Gaga.

Rachel said...

Hmm that's a tough one. I love Johnny Cash's version of Hurt, it's probably my favourite song. Band wise, I really like Blitzen Trapper :)

Anonymous said...

one of my favorites that i think you might like is Damien Rice.
The song 9 crimes is beautiful, but really they all are. (the girl he's singing with is Lisa Hannigan, who is also amazing)

Damien (with Lisa): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgqOSCgc8xc


Debbie said...

My favourite band is Anberlin, and my fave of their songs is "Breaking".

Great post! I'll go over and check out that album (in case I don't win, ya know. ;)

NatureCat said...

Wow, favorite band & song...that's like asking, "what is your favorite grain of sand?" There are so many that I love. I guess for this contest, I will pick based on my mood...

Band: Zero 7
Song: Destiny (Vocals Sia Furler)

Cristy said...

My favorite band is the Zak Brown Band and my favorite song is Toes. I am also a big fan of Jimmy Buffet and my favorite song of his is Cheeseburger in Paradise. I am definitely going to check out some of your links and the band you suggested. Check out my blog at cristygetshealthy.com

Amanda said...

FM Static: Hey Now. It's totally catchy :)

Wendybob said...

I'm a music freak, so picking a VERY favorite band is tough...but right now I'm on a big Micky and the Motorcars kick. My favorite song of theirs right now is "Seashell"

Kasey Chambers is also awesome and Sign on the Door is a great song.

Ms Moreno said...

fave band no fave singer ani difranco , hope that still qualifies =).

Ms Moreno said...

OMG what a sexy voice that singer from mestizo has!!!!!

rachaelgking said...

Billy Joel.

Does that count?

And yes, I am lame like that.

Tabatha said...

It is sooo hard to actually pick a favorite band but i can tell you my favorite singer/song writer.

Singer: Kate Nash
Song: Merry Happy

it's just so upbeat and her lyric choice is amazing :] hope this one still qualifies becuase i absolutely love Mestizo. Love the post and i love the rediculous hour in which you posted it.


Crystal said...

30 lbs in 6 weeks??!! Holy crap. I must read.

My favorite band is 30 Seconds To Mars. Favorite song: Battle of One


stephonix said...

i love so many bands, but i think the "favorite" title for me would have to go to The Damnwells. they have so, so many great songs but i think my favorite (at least today) is Down With the Ship.


RedPen said...

My fave band atm is a little-known band from Ballarat, Victoria called Epicure. Favourite song is a split between 'landslide' and 'self destruct in 5'.

They are nothing like the other bands Iisten to (Muse, Foo Fighters, Powderfinger etc), but I loves them!

amerikasweetness said...

My fav band is The Format. Kinda folky mixed in with some rock... best songs hands down, are on their first c.d. "Interventions and Lullabies" - Tie The Rope, First Single, and Tune Out. If you get a chance to check out their E.P please listen to At the Wake. You wont regret it! Also, I want to thank Lacey for recommending "9 crimes" soooo good!! :)

Claire Dawn said...

Guess my favourite American Band is Zac Brown Band, and my fave song by them is Chicken Fried.

Favourite band overall is a Japanese Bad called Greeeen (yes 4 e's) and fave song is called Kiseki!

Ima have to go listen to Mestizo now, I love your recommends!

The Skinny Turtle said...

I'm sort of a music virgin. Really, never been to a concert or anything. And I'm 31. *blush*

But right now in my CD player I've got Susan Boyle, and I love her version of "This is who I was born to be".

Also got Michael Buble.

I know those aren't bands. I do love me some Bon Jovi and Abba.