For a limited time, and while supplies last, we've got a line on a full size run of American Apparel fine cotton jersey tees in Poppy (shown left). This is a great opportunity to get American-made shirts with the quality you have come to expect from American Apparel for the price of a much more budget-conscious shirt. As an added bonus, the women's version is also available in poppy, sunshine, and turquoise. If you're looking for a great-priced shirt and aren't too particular about the details (for instance, any color other than poppy), get in touch, and we'll help you take advantage of these amazing prices!
There's nothing like a mug of hot coffee or tea to chase away the cold winter blues. We particularly like these travel mugs, as they are bpa-free plastic so they're easy to clean, and they've got a threaded lid - no more spilled coffee! We ordered some for all of our employees and we see them here every day. They come in a variety of bright and cheery colors, and until the end of the year even the price is cheery - $4.99 for just 36 pieces with a one-color imprint. If you need more, 144+ are just $2.99 apiece. Act fast - orders need to be placed by December 31st!
Why not celebrate them with something a little sparkly? For a limited time (until January 12th, 2011), temporary tattoos are 50% off of any glitter order! What an easy way to add a little *pop* to any promotion. Add no setup fees, and 4 color process ability, and the only question that remains is: why not? Small print: good on any order under 100,000 pieces. Shipping not included.
Otis Taylor and friends blew the top off Boulder Theater Saturday night with his hard driving hypnotic electrifying brand of Trance Blues. And we were there as a primary sponsor of the inaugural edition of the Otis Taylor Trance Blues Jam Festival and Workshop.
Taylor, a longtime Boulder resident, was joined by guest artists including New Orleans base man George Porter Jr. of The Meters; banjo legend Tony Trishcka, and Creole banjoist Don Vappie; former Muddy Water's guitar lead man "Steady Rollin Bob Margolin," and Indigenous band leader Mato Nanji. The all-star crew was accompanied by Taylor's own band that included his songwriter base playing daughter Cassie Taylor.
Taylor's goal is to host an annual post Thanksgiving workshop whereby anyone interested in making music has the opportunity to participate alongside professional artists. “The more types of participants we have, the better,” Taylor says. “The goal is to have musicians from all genres; classical, blues, jazz, pop, world, rap, spoken word playing instruments of every type; horns, strings, percussion and even street instruments like cans and buckets.” All skill levels welcome.
Though the headline event was Saturday night's performance at the Boulder Theater the real magic happened during the Sunday morning workshop at the Boulder Outlook Hotel, also an event sponsor, when the group of exhausted musicians met for an impromptu jam set on the final day of the event. It was more like being in someone's living room when a group of friends get together to play just for the love of music - a poignant look behind the scenes at the daily lives of road weary performing artists, complete with jokes, jive and tall tales.... and plenty of fresh music direct from the source. Priceless.
For more information, including how to participate in next year's event visit www.OtisTaylor.com or the Trance Blues Festival website.