Closer to Love Love Loving G|F

19 Aug

Yesterday, I received a call from a woman asking if we were interested in advertising in Parenting magazine. A few thoughts running through my head as I chatted animatedly and jotted down notes :

(1) Pay attention, Catherine. Pay attention!

(2) How do they know who we are? (which, by the way, I forgot to ask – don’t be mad, Bij and Jeek. I just get so excited about these calls. I should really have some kind of script next to the phone in the event that Martha Stewart calls and I’m completely dumbstruck. What? It could happen!)

(3) Do we have enough money in our marketing budget (ha!) to advertise in a magazine?

We’re reviewing our options.

After Misty and I had dispensed with the official marketing dis-cush, she asked about the music on our website. We actually get this question a lot. For those of you who haven’t figured out that if you hover your mouse over the moving bars on the right-hand side of our home page the artist and song title pop up, the music on the site is as follows :

Song 1 : Closer to Love by Mat Kearney

I first heard this song (three or four times a day) when Nick and I were in Hawaii a few months ago. We found a great radio station, which played non-stop in our rental car during my week-long exploration of Oahu, and I couldn’t get it out of my head. When J and I revamped the website, I insisted we include this song. It’s upbeat, thoughtful and sweet, as is much of Mat Kearney’s music.

Songs 2 and 4, respectively : Love Love Love and Madly by Tristan Prettyman

Did anyone else like the soundtrack of He’s Just Not that Into You more than the movie itself? Talking Heads and the Replacements, Wilco and the Black Crowes. Divine. Speaking of which, check out Tristan Prettyman, if you haven’t already, whose song Madly I first heard in the movie. She’s not first on our website, but Love Love Love was certainly our first choice for the video we created for the Martha Stewart Dreamers into Doers contest. When I need a pick-me-up, I play this song.

Song 3 : Fidelity by Regina Spektor

This one will always and forever remind me of playing flip cup at Scott and Emily’s place in Hanford. Arguably the most mainstream of our choices, it’s on here for two reasons : (1) It makes us smile and (2) Jacqueline LOVES this song.

Isn’t that what music’s all about? Enjoy, and share the love.

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