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What was your first cd? (Lemme know, win a whack of cards…)

February 26th, 2009

[March 15, 2009 — Just picked a winner from the 67 entries on this blog and on facebook... and the online random number generator chose #13: Megan MacDonald! Congrats!!!!]

I bought a couple of cd’s at the Jill Barber show I went to last Friday, and my first inclination was to rip them to my computer. Times like this, I wonder when cds might become obsolete. It amazes me that, within this generation, we’ve seen 8-tracks, 45’s and LPs, cassettes, cds, iPods and mp3’s…

Right when cds were becoming more readily available was when I started becoming a bit of a music fanatic. The first cd I ever owned was Sinéad O’Connors’ I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got. It was 1990, and I was in grade 9. I got it from my cousin Ed for my 15th birthday.

I played the Sinéad cd relentlessly. I remember defending her spastic dance moves to Jesse, the newspaper boy. I saw her perform at the Ex that summer. I was somewhat obsessed with the Nothing Compares 2 U video. Black Boys on Mopeds is still one of my favourite songs…

I was wondering if everyone has such nostalgia about their first cd. So I asked “What was the first cd you owned?” to my Twitter friends, and here are some of the answers I got back:

notrachel — “ever? dang, the first NSYNC CD…can’t believe i just admitted that”

pomomama — “Big Country, Greatest Hits”

Jim Bryson — “I bought The Pursuit of Happiness’ Love Junk and Steve Earle’s Copperhead Road the day I bought my 1st player at the Bay. Hehehe.

jessrawk — “Barstool Prophets’ Deflowered.”

jessgonacha — “Mariah Carey Christmas. I kid you not.”

Canadian_Shield — “I bought [Led Zeppelin's] Houses of the Holy, [The Doors'] Soft Parade, and Harry Chapin — I bought them at the same time – Sunrise Records in Eaton Centre”

geekigirl — “I think it was the Prince Batman soundtrack.”

[As an aside, John takes the cake for Most Obscure Answer. His first cd was "The Answer's Electric" by Brett Ryan. Uh... what?]

Question for you: What was the first cd YOU owned?
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Heavens to etsy: Jess Gonacha

January 22nd, 2009

This week, I met Jessica Gonacha, and she took me waaaayyy back to the drawing games of yore… her sweet ‘critters and creatures alphabet poster’ is based on drawings she did with her Mum, when they turned letters into personalities:

critters and creatures alphabet poster

All around her shop are quirky characters, vibrant colours and thoughtful words…

i am so in love with you

She also has some of the sweetest funky valentine cards around:

set of 4 VALENTINES

AND it turns out that Jessica also designs fabrics — how dang COOL is that??? Beautiful patterns and colours, like so:

To top it all off, she’s a sweetie. I have a bit of a soft spot for Jessica (and not just because her name is fun to say). I just joined the nutty world of Twitter last week, and it’s overwhelming to say the least; I met Jessica there and she’s been über-welcoming to a newbie and stranger.

Check out this nicey’s shop and website — and be charmed!

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