The Art of (Taco) War Mix: Trapdoor Social, Dead Ghosts, Knocking Ghost, Mike Mains & the Branches, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, No TV Tonight!, Vasco Da Gama and Lycaon Pictus

The Art of (Taco) War Mix: Trapdoor Social, Dead Ghosts, Knocking Ghost, Mike Mains & the Branches, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, No TV Tonight!, Vasco Da Gama and Lycaon Pictus

The Art of (Taco) WarYes that is a Vegan Taco. It is also a Vegan Taco shirt. The only problem? The taco came from one business, the shirt from another. J-Fur was famished after a day of grocery shopping. I had always wanted to try a hole in the wall taco place just past the farmer’s market so I pulled in without a thought to the attire I was wearing. Only in line did I realize what was happening. I went back to the car to grab my phone and search for a backup shirt. I had none. I wasn’t about to step foot near a restaurant wearing no shirt so I figured I’d just hide it. I twisted, turned, covered my chest and even took a walk to avoid being called out. It worked, almost. A routine garbage run by the owner busted me. She called me out. Dissed the business on the shirt and then walked away. That awkward moment when the owner of a restaurant realizes you are promoting a different one in their line, that’s what this playlist is all about. That and the Art of (Taco) Wars.

Track Listing:

(0:01) Trapdoor Social-Away
(3:46) Dead GhostsRoky Said
(6:32) Knocking Ghosts-Distractions
(11:00) Mike Mains & The Branches-Noises
(13:48) Thao & The Get Down Stay Down-Holy Roller
(16:22) No TV Tonight!-Murder House
(19:08) Vasco Da Gama-Brigadiers
(22:12) Lycaon Pictus-I Give You A Rose

Thanks to Indie Rock Cafe and the various labels and bands for making this playlist possible.
Or if you prefer the singles:

Roky Said:

Distractions:

Holy Roller:

Murder House:

Brigadiers:

I Give You a Rose:

A T-Shirt Giveaway and Work Drugs

A T-Shirt Giveaway and Work Drugs

imageThis week, thanks to WhoopTee, I was able to experience a write.click.cook.listen first. My first t-shirt design. WhoopTee is an online printing company that allows the customer to design their own t-shirts using a straightforward online designer. It makes customization fun and painless. The company stands behind their five foundational practices of competitive pricing, a quality product, friendly customer service, fast shipping and straightforward online design. Did I mention they let you design your own t-shirt? I thought so…

Anyway WhoopTee approached me and let me design a write.click.cook.listen shirt. I figured since this site was all about music and cooking, I needed a shirt that spoke for both of these things. So I decided a cast iron skillet cooking a sizzling mixtape would sum it up. The company has offered to print three of these t-shirts (pictured at the right) for free. Yes it is another first, a giveaway. So I am giving away three of these shirts. All you have to do to enter is:

A. Comment on this blog post
B. Like Write.Click.Cook.Listen on Facebook
C. Retweet this giveaway on Twitter (making sure to include @tenderb_wccl as part of the tweet)

I’ll choose a winner this Thursday (12/20) sometime after my birthday celebration.

This shirt and giveaway are all about dreaming big. That’s what Work Drugs new track “Young Lungs” strives to capture. The big dreams of a band celebrating two years of masterful music. The band suggests the song be listened to while hang gliding, BASE jumping, freestyle scootering and/or sexting. I’d like to add t-shirt designing into that mix.