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When You Awake has been chosen as one of the UK's Top 40 Music Blogs by Glastonbury Music Festival for the second year running and is a judge for their Emerging Talent Competition.
When You Awake founder Jody Orsborn is the official blogger for the Railroad Revival Tour. The first tour took place in April 2011 and featured Mumford and Sons, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show on a train tour across America.
Every week until the Holidays are upon us, we are going to share some When You Awake approved gift ideas. Check out Week Three’s picks below (listed from low to high prices). To check out the previous weeks, click here.
Help save the environment and look cool while doing it with these nifty little reusable bags from Envirosax. $8.50 a piece.
2. VJWorld Visuals Fireplaces, Fishtank and Lava DVD from Amazon
I bought one of these dvds for a Winter-themed party a couple of weeks back and it was seriously the hit of the party. In fact, I am going to a party tonight and the host has requested that I bring it along. Unlike most other fireplace dvds (yes, I’ve researched them…), you have not one, but three different fireplaces to choose from (classic, modern and campfire—classic being my fireplace of choice). $8.99 on Amazon.
I found a lot of different versions of Records Frames–but this one takes the cake with the reddish wood frame (most of the others were just a basic black). I must admit that I was also swayed by their sample record collection. Who would you rather choose to buy from? A store that aligns itself with The Stones, The Beatles and The Beach Boys or Urban Outfitters who were showing off their frames with Wolfmother and the Teenagers? $14.50 a piece at Frontgate.
This Rhino-release is a four-CD Box Set that contains more than twice the music of the original release, including all 30 tracks from the album plus unreleased performances, rehearsals, all-star jams and and an 80-page book that includes a forward by Robbie Robertson. $47.98 at Rhino.
Every week until the Holidays are upon us, we are going to share some When You Awake approved gift ideas. Check out Week Two’s picks below (listed from low to high prices). For last week’s gift ideas, click here.
This beautiful poster was given away with copies of George Harrison’s record All Things Must Pass. You can either buy the poster individually (like this one on Ebay that is currently going for $4.99), or you can try your luck at buying the whole LP at a used record store and hope that it still contains the poster.
When it’s cold outside, what better way is there to warm up than by packin’ some heat?! Of course we mean handwarmers…not guns. Their gel-filled packs will warm your hands for 20 minutes or more and are reusable. You just throw them in a pot of boiling water and voila! They are ready to use again. I have personally used these little guys before and the process of making them heat up (you click a little metal disk inside the packet) is almost as cool as the powerful heat that they put off. Best thing is they will only run you $5.99 for a pack of two.
Recorded live in an Ann Arbor folk club in 1968, this recently released live album features Neil Young right after Buffalo Springfield’s breakup and before the release of his first solo album. This recording is just Neil and his guitar singing songs like “Sugar Mountain”, “Mr. Soul”, “Birds”, “Broken Arrow” and more. You can find it on Amazon.com for $14.99.
Do some good with your holiday shopping by buying an artist designed T-shirt from the Yellow Bird Project. Proceeds from each shirt go to a charity of the musician’s choice. Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, for instance, chose a women’s shelter in Toronto called the Interval House. The Shins, Devendra Banhart, Rilo Kiley and many more have also contributed designs. Shirts are $25.
A motorcycle jacket for your guitar? Oh yes. We saw this gig bag listed over at Klub Springfield. It’s made of genuine leather and fits most guitars. The company claims that they are the first and only guitar clothing company in the world. Now even your guitar can sport the latest fashions. Runs about $200.