Saturday, May 28, 2011

Welcome to Rdwnggrl Equality

Rdwnggrl's World is proud to introduce a new shop ~ welcome to Rdwnggrl Equality, the place for wedding, baby, and family related gear for the gay and lesbian community. The shop is small, but will be growing over time, so be sure to check back for new, great, customizable products!


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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Memorial Weekend Savings!

Savings from 10-40% off custom products are yours to have this Memorial Day Weekend at Zazzle! Through May 30th save big on EVERYTHING*!

Just use code MEMORIALSALE at checkout to take advantage of savings like these:

40% off all Posters & Prints!

25% off all Stickers!

15% off iPad & iPhone Cases!



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* 40% of the poster net sale price, 25% of the sticker net sale price, 25% of the bumper sticker net sale price, 15% of the case net sale price, and/or 10% of all other products net sale price will be deducted when one or more Zazzle products are purchased and the coupon code MEMORIALSALE is applied at checkout. The net sale price is the price of the product (excluding shipping and taxes). For Zazzle Custom Stamps, the net sale price is the difference between the price of the Zazzle Custom Stamps (excluding shipping and taxes) and the face value of the postage. Offer does not apply to framed prints. Offer is valid until May 30, 2011 at 11:59pm PT. This offer does not apply to past purchases and may not be combined with any other Zazzle promotional or volume discount offers. If a volume discount applies to your order, you will receive either the discount set forth in this offer or the standard volume discount, whichever is greater. Offer valid on only.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Valleyheart - From the Valley to Our Hearts

Once in a while, a band comes along that sweeps you off your feet musically, lyrically, and emotionally. I've been hit by that feeling by a few bands over the years that I feel blessed to have been swept up by. Most notably people know of my devotion (ok, slight obsession) to Depeche Mode. There are other artists that I adore that were hit by that proverbial broom by Depeche Mode too - one being another band that succeeded in sweeping me off my feet in 2006.

She Wants Revenge have just released their third full length studio album, the stunning "Valleyheart" as an homage to where they grew up, the San Fernando Valley. But you don't have to be from the valley to appreciate what they have done here. Like their previous releases, this one if full of driving beats, meaningful lyrics, and the heart beating deep within Justin Warfield and Adam Bravin's souls. "Valleyheart" is less "goth" sounding than "She Wants Revenge" and "This Is Forever" but is still faithful to the sounds that fans have loved from the beginning.

The influence of growing up in the 80s shines through on "Must Be The One" which, to me, could easily fit in with the soundtracks to movies of the day. Perhaps it's my subconscious leading me in that direction having seen Deborah Foreman of "Valley Girl" fame in the video, but "Must Be The One" sounds like it could've been heard in scenes from "Valley Girl," "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," "The Wild Life" and the like.

On first listen, I instantly fell in love with "Not Just a Girl," an achingly beautiful song that will easily rise toward the top of my favorite SWR songs. "Little Stars" reminds me of Dave Gahan's solo work and it would be a dream to hear them perform it together. Other standouts are "Up In Flames," "Kiss Me," "Maybe She's Right," and the very sexy "Take The World." Honestly, though, all of the songs are great - this is an album I will listen to from front to back and back to front again.

It's often noted that the music of She Wants Revenge is obviously influenced by bands like Joy Division, Bauhaus, The Cure, among others. And this album is no exception, hearing influence from Dave Gahan, Jane's Addition, and especially The Pixies on "Holiday Song," along with the previously stated bands. But make no mistake, She Wants Revenge are their own band, making their own music, in their own way. And as long as they continue to do that, they will have a fan in me and the tons of other fans of theirs around the world.

Follow She Wants Revenge on:
Facebook and Twitter

And go out and get "Valleyheart" from the store, from iTunes, from Amazon, from ANYWHERE!!!


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Sunday, May 1, 2011

A Simple Thank You Doesn't Seem to be Enough

Have you ever had a dream? One that you weren't sure would come to life? One that you felt so strongly about? One that filled you with great hope, but also great doubt? That is the road that we took with Cripple Creek Barbeque on Kickstarter. And thanks to the hard work, kind words, and generous pledges from our family, friends, and strangers WE MADE IT! Our dream is starting take life and within the next couple of months we will have a BBQ food truck roaming the streets of Boulder County in Colorado!

I wish I could personally thank everyone for all of their support. I want to give each of you a hug. Seeing as everyone is spread out all over the world, that is impossible. I hope this, in some way, conveys my deepest gratitude for everything everyone has done to help us. I have my Zazzle family. I have my Depeche Mode family. I have my family. I have my friends - new and old. I now have a very extended CCB family - a group I will always hold dear to my heart and will never forget.

Thank you so much for all of the tweets, retweets, Facebook posts, blogs, comments, messages, encouragement, friendship, and love. I've never felt so lucky in my life.

We hope to make you proud. We hope that we can return the favor one day. And we hope that you know that us saying Thank You brings more than just a simple thanks. It truly does not seem to be enough.


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