Alphabutt Giveaway

Monday, April 30, 2012

Dear Olive,
Way, way back, on one of my obligatory uni summer holidays overseas trips, Mel and I entered a little bar in New York. We were sharing our dorm room with a sumo wrestler who was keeping us awake all night with his snores/bursts of lolly gorging. With his limited grasp of english leaving him unable to understand our yells of roll over, and us unable to communicate our request in Japanese, we decided our best bet for a good nights sleep was get as drunk as humanly possible. (Logical? Entirely. We were 23.) I took my gloves off, not knowing it was the last time I would see them (the downside to getting that drunk is, of course, the likelihood of losing personal items), and we sat down with our drinks and watched, as the only audience members bar one other table, the most bizarre set I've ever had the awkward pleasure of seeing live. It turns out it was Kimya Dawson's first band, The Moldy Peaches. And just what does this have to do with the banana chilli's in my fruit bowl? Well, nothing really. Except my great friend Chris at Popfrenzy, wants to give away copies of Kimya Dawson's kids album, Alphabutt, to four lovely dear olive readers! It's fast become one of your favourite record with it's fun, silly, catchy songs and I'm excited to share it with some other kids out there. Leave a comment on this post and I'll draw a winner next Sunday, May 6. 
(Anyone offended by fart songs, need not apply!)



31 comments:

Jess @ Caffeine and Tutus said...

Haha this is great! We have a collection of Rockabye Baby and They Might Be Giants kids albums, so this would be a great addition to the collection! xx

Nicole said...

Yes please! pick me pick me! x

Katie Hala said...

I didnt understand most of this blog....but if that is one of the songs on the album give-away, I love it!! Sounds like fun and strangeness all bundled together :O

Katie Hala said...

I didnt understand most of this blog....but if that is one of the songs on the album give-away, I love it!! Sounds like fun and strangeness all bundled together :O

Katie Hala said...

I didnt understand most of this blog....but if that is one of the songs on the album give-away, I love it!! Sounds like fun and strangeness all bundled together :O

Manda said...

My kids (me) love alphabutt! We used to have it and lent it to a friend and have not seen it for months.

fast times in m√ľnchen. said...

We have this CD too so just popped in here to say I can't believe you saw the Moldy Peaches. And in New York. How cool is that?! xx

raisedbywolffs said...

Yes please! What strange person wouldn't recognise that farts are the height of hilarity?

Lila

candice.loves.red.wine said...

Gus says yes please : save him from the horror of his teen brothers iPod playlist x C

Nell said...

Hell yes lady. Hell yes. xx

Rach Jackson said...

Hahaha, love this post!
The Moldy Peaches would have been funny to see live, a bit bizarre especially if you hadn't heard of them before!

Sure, count me in, why not?

Rach x

oscarlucinda said...

Fart songs? I'm there x

Marie said...

Sweet! If am not lucky enough to win a copy, I will definitely be buying a copy - thanks!

hello milky said...

We love anything fun, silly and fart related round here... yes please! x

alex sunday said...

Coco and I are offended by songs that AREN'T about farts. :)

kimbo said...

Farts are strictly fun-pants around here! Sounds like a great album for the little groover.

Kate said...

Count us in.....
We love any excuse to have a 'dance off' in our household :)
Let's face it..... a good fart song can make you laugh even on the most stressful of days!

Kate said...

Count us in.....
We love any excuse to have a 'dance off' in our household :)
Let's face it..... a good fart song can make you laugh even on the most stressful of days!

flickleflackle said...

Great story, love that you saw the Moldy Peaches before they were cool. Well publicly cool. I'm sure they were cool. Privately cool.
I'm babbling. Not cool.
Also not cool, liking farts. We love farts in our house so bring it on!

ashley said...

We like anybutts in this household! X

Greer said...

Ooh, ooh, pick me! Pick me! I have three girls who will wear tutus whilst pirouetting to fart songs. True.

Laura said...

My friend got married to this song in 2007, just before it was on Juno (love that movie!)! Love that you saw Moldy Peaches in New York - awesome!

Would love the Alphabutt album - might have to buy it if I'm not one of your super lucky winners! :)
x laura

Jackie said...

Oh yes please.I am Mum to 3 kids, 3, 9 and 15 years old who all find fart songs (fart anything actually)hysterical. It's practically the bond that brings them all together! No easy task with age gaps that big. This album would be just perfect.

mamatribe said...

Oh sounds brilliant - Annika (and I) are loving Olive's recommendation of the Holly Throsby See! Album so I'm sure Alphabutt would be a similar hit.

Joanna said...

Sounds awesome... Justine Clarke (bless her cottons) is starting to do my head in.

jodi said...

oh please please pretty pretty please x

Nicki Corridoni said...

i'd love a copy of the cd! trying to collect some kids music for my baby that won't drive me out of my mind ;)

Mama Mogantosh said...

We love good kids music over here. Great giveaway Kellie.

Katrina (capturing moments) said...

Sounds FAR too interesting to pass up. Couldn't be with my husband if farts offend me ;-)

Sarah said...

My wee little Poppy, who's not yet 1, already has the (unfortunate) jingle of "Poppy popped off" attached to her name (on a surprisingly regular basis). Might as well embrace it, hey? She can pop-off along to the tracks.

PS -Love your travel tales Kel. That fat sumo dude was a blessing.

Col @ Hello Olive said...

My 2.5 year son already thinks farts are hilarious, so I am sure he'd love listening to fart songs :-) x

 

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