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Friday, June 4: Music Giveaway with the Passionista

We have a real treat for you today! Marilyn, of Passionista, is giving away SIX music mixes to one lucky winner!! One for each month of 2010. Marilyn has an amazing passion and ear for music. And I can vouch for these mixes. I have January and February, and interchange them repeatedly in my car. Too bad I can't enter the giveaway. :) Visit Marilyn's blog, HERE for more of her musical prowess.

For a taste of her wonderful aesthetic, check out this month's tracks:
1. Starting - Matt Pond PA
2. Evening Kitchen - Band of Horses
3. Change of Time - Josh Ritter
4. The Summer - Josh Pyke
5. Ridin' In My Car - She & Him
6. Different Plane - The Waxwings
7. Used To Be - Beach House
8. Mixtape - Tift Merritt
9. Let Me Go - The Chapin Sisters
10. Ha Ha - Emiliana Torrini
11. This Isn't A Dream - Jenny & Tyler
12. Rigamaroo - Sleepy Sun
13. June Last Year - Kate Walsh
14. The Cave - Mumford & Sons
15. Life Is Good Blues - Laura Veirs
16. Help Me! Help Me! - Lucy Schwartz
17. The River - Audra Mae
18. This Pretty Face - Amy MacDonald
19. Permanent Mistake - The CO
20. Lost - Paper Aeroplanes
21. The Balcony - The Rumour Said Fire
22. Dilly - Band of Horses

This giveaway will end at midnight PST, June 8, 2010. To enter, leave us a comment telling us your favorite song of 2010. Please leave your name and e-mail address in the comment section below. Only one entry per person. Winners will be chosen with and posted the following day. If we don't hear from the winner within 24 hours, they will be forfeit, and a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway prizes will be shipped from the host, not from the Blog Guidebook.

Good luck!


  1. how fun-yea for contests- Uncle kracker "Smile". Lisa

  2. Nothin' on You - B.o.B. is pretty catchy!


  3. I like Ridin in my Car by She & Him. Thanks for a chance to win!

  4. Muse "Resistance". Sarah Owen sdowen7(at)gmail(dot)com

  5. This year we have loved listening to Owl City's Fireflies. That and Taylor Swifts's Love Story (my 5 & 7 year old LOVE it)!

  6. It's a toss-up between "Love Lost" by The Temper Trap and "Something Good Can Work" by Two Door Cinema Club.


  7. I'm in love with Change of Time by Josh Ritter right now. Also Run by Vampire Weekend. My kids are in love with Owl City. I want these playlists!!!!

    kerriygreen at gmail dot com

  8. You can't go wrong with some Lady Gaga- Bad Romance :)
    Emily Waggoner

  9. definitely Ridin' In my Car - She & Him - the whole album is amazing, but this one just really sticks out to me.

  10. Empire State of Mind - Jay-Z and Alicia Keys

    I'm from NY but living in Cali and I just get so happy when that song comes on. Something I can TOTALLY rock out to!


  11. Glitter in the Air -- Pink.

    Just found passionista and would LOVE to win one of her mixes!! I love her style but can't find much of it on the radio.

    Cute blog! Looks like a great resource.

  12. I love "Rock and Roll" by Eric Hutchinson and pretty much everything else he sings!

  13. I am loving "Soul Sister" by Train; which I first heard on the Passionista blog. Marilyn's monthly mixes are all that keep me almost cool enough for my teenage daughter and her friends!

  14. ANYthing by "she & him"...anything at all.

    or anything on one of marilyn's mixes...she's the best at finding new music!

  15. I honestly can't tell you the names of any songs of 2010. Man, I'm so uncool. I guess I should turn off talk radio, and listen to FM more often ;)

    I do listen to the handful of great music mixes that Marilyn has made for me, and I love them!

  16. "The Only Exception" by Paramore.

    The mix music is fab by the way!

  17. I can't seem to get "You and me" by the Dave Matthews Band out of my head! Love that song!

  18. My favorite song is I Need You Now by Lady Antebellum. It's probably getting old to most people, but I still love it!


  19. Guess I'm feeling breezy, as at the moment I'm really feeling "Berkeley Girl" by Harper Simon & "Lifetime" by Katherine McPhee. Both listens inspired by Passionista!


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