Where Have You Been All My Life?


I’m here, I swear! It’s been a busy month for me. I had a bunch of doctor’s appointments and have been going into the office alot. I’ll be back to regular daily updates this week. I do have a few little updates for y’all in the meantime:

I had to get rid of the image page in the interest of saving space. You of course, can still find the images on my Facebook page!

Also, in the interest of saving space, I’ll be creating a new blog soon for just the singles. Be on the look out for that!

Wear Your Music


Daria and I are still obsessing over the album purses I had previously posted, but now we’ve got some accessories and T-shirts to add to my “want it now” list. I think she’s been hiding in my drawers and shopping bags as a sign too.

You should make your way over to Vling! to check out their jewelry and more. I definitely want the artist palette necklace, but the bracelets are pretty neat too!

If you’re not really into jewelry, there’s always these T-shirts from Junior Massive in Austrailia. I definitely want the bird one! They do ship internationally as well.

Have you guys seen examples of albums used in fashion? Where’s the Project Runway challange for this?

Did You Miss Me?


I apologize for taking the last few days off from posting! I forgot my camera at my mom’s so I couldn’t take pictures of the albums then I got a bit lazy. The last week or so has been crazy though and I have some updates and links to share with all of you!

First, I’ve finally made a Facebook page so be sure to make your way on over there and give me a “Like”! I’ll be posting some YouTube videos there as well for a little something different.

Second, but perhaps the biggest, I MADE HUFFINGTON POST’S 7 SITES YOU SHOULD BE WASTING TIME ON! I pretty much freaked out when I saw because that slideshow is how I usually kill time at work mid-week. I just sat here watching the views go up by the hundreds. It was absolutely amazing so thank you all for stopping by! If I haven’t responded to a comment or made it back to your blog yet, I apologize but promise I’ll get on that right away!

Change: It’s A-Comin’


I’ve been thinking about switching up the appearance of the blog for a while now. Ya know, make it fresher, not so dark but I wanted a similar layout. Then, I happened across a theme called Yoko and figure it’s just as fitting as Piano Black for a music related blog! Dawson’s in shock as you can tell, but he’ll have to get over since I’m pretty happy with how everything will look.

In other randomly related to the collection news, I’m so close to having 500 albums entered!!! If I stay on track, I’ll easily surpass 500 by July. I’m trying to set tiny goals for each month so I don’t get overwhelmed or burn out. I’m proud of the progress so far, so on I go, song by song, day by day! At least I have Daria’s precious face to curl up at the end of the day.

Insanely Awesome Use of Used Albums


I figured it would only be appropriate if my two little fashionistas presented this link for purses made from recycled albums.

When I was in college my mom and I happened in a store that sold similar purses and it’s been stuck in my head since. They were small, between a wallet and clutch size. These new ones seem to be a lot more refined than those originals. I love everything about these from the lid to the use of both the cover and album. I absolutely can’t wait to get one! What would you get?

Cover to Cover Purses

Hmmm, An Idea For My Jukebox?


 Dawson is a TV junkie. Seriously, he loves TV and video games (especially Mario Kart) and even has his own “spot” on our couch. One of his favorite shows is “Tanked” on the Animal Planet. you should check out the link below to learn more about his favorite show!

TANKED!

What does Dawson’s TV addiction have to do with this blog? Well, the guys at ATM made an AMAZING tank from an old juke box! I know, crazy right? You can catch the guys as they show it off to the new owner below. I suggest you do, because this fish tank is seriously incredible!!

Watch the Reveal Here

Technical Difficulties…


Unfortunately, I’m having some issues with my internet connection at home so I’m not sure how long it will be until I get everything back up and running. I wanted to give you all a little heads up since I may not be able to get any album posts up today. I’m so close to having 400 albums entered too, I hate hitting a snag like this. I’m about as annoyed as Dawson is after bathtime about it!

A Special Little Update


Once upon a time, Daria and Dawson had a batch of kittens – Nub, Stub, Sad Face and Hipster. Nub and Stub were the boys and had little itty bitty nubs for tails (still do, I ask their adoptive father all the time). Sad Face and Hipster were the two girls. Sad face was named for her constant look of “I’m going to cry at any second” and Hipster because of her awesome blond patch that can be seen in the hipster holy ground of Allston.

 

  I figured a burst of kitten happiness would be just the way to say thanks to all of you have that have been reading along! I’ve received so many likes and follows recently it’s hard to keep up!!! I appreciate all of you following the journey as I go through this process. I really hope you’ve enjoyed the updates and everything else.

This weekend I’ve managed to get so many albums entered, relax and enjoy some sunshine. I actually got a bit ahead of myself with the images and Excel sheet so I’m excited for everyone to see what I’ve been up to! I’ll try to contain myself a bit so it’s a consistant amount of posts each day for all of you to go through.  Thanks again for reading and I hope everyone of you had a great weekend!

Happy Summer!!


It’s 10:00AM in Boston and it’s already absolutely beautiful out! This plus the fact I GET A TWO DAY WEEKEND because I have Monday off has inspired me to compile a little playlist from the albums already entered for guys to kick off summer with. I hope everyone has a great weekend and be sure to get outside at some point!

Abba – Summer Night City

Andy Williams – A Summer Place

Animal Collective – Summertime Clothes

B-52’s – Summer of Love

Bay City Rollers – Summer Love Sensation

Beach Boys – All Summer Long

Bryan Adams – Summer of ’69

Carmen Cavallaro – Summer Love

Chic – A Warm Summer Night

Eddie Cochran – Summertime Blues

Frank Sinatra – Summer Wind

Glenn Yarbrough – Summer Sunshine

Jan & Dean – Summer Rain

Janis Joplin – Summertime…

Joan Baez – Never Dreamed You’d Leave in Summer