Monday, November 25, 2013

The Short, The Simple and the Super Sweet

I have been very busy sewing.

While finishing up this year's wholesale orders, I decided to open my doors to the public for the Holiday season.  It's been over a year since Freckletree merchandise was available from me, by single sale.  What does that mean?  That means you didn't buy a hat from me this year unless you were a fabulous store looking to resale.  

What does that mean? 

THAT MEANS YOU CAN FINALLY BUY THOSE HOOTHATS YOU'VE BEEN DYING FOR!!

We are offering our full FW2013 collection at www.etsy.com/shop/freckletreestudio.  You will also find a variety of ready-to-ship items available for purchase.

All products that are RTS (ready-to-ship) will ship priority within 2 business days of purchase.  Made To Order merchandise will ship within 2 weeks.  

All items bought before December 15th will ship in time for Christmas delivery.

Even sweeter?  Use coupon code "OPENFRECKLETREE" to receive a 20% discount through Wednesday.  

Also, be sure to stay tuned for deets on our Cyber Monday Sale!

YEEEEHAW!






photograph by Pascale Wowak Photography

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Y'all crazy, Portland.

If you've seen me at a show, you've thought it to yourself.

That girl's a freak.

Or maybe you wondered if I was seizing to the beat.

Thom Yorke didn't steal my moves, but trust me, our boogie genes are identical.





Our 1992 Champion Poster


I used to stick out on the floor like Sissy Hankshaw's thumb.

Brandon tells me that people follow me around at festivals to watch me dance.

But not in Portland, Oregon.

Nobody even sees me here.

I'm just part of the party.

Last Friday I saw Flying Lotus at the Roseland Theater.

Flying Lotus was God and we were his fist-pumping congregation.

The entire show was one big music orgy (try to stay with me here while I explain my meaning of *big music orgy*), where the energy between the crowd and the artist and the music all pulse together and push each other into this heightened dimension that is ultimately organic ecstasy.  Where the music/show experience causes a collective dopamine flood. It's the reason people become addicted to shows.

At one point the crowd started chanting for him to keep playing a song that he'd stopped short.

He said "Yall just keep doing that," then came out from behind the turntables and started free-styling over our chant.  

Another time he shakes his head at us and laughs, "Y'all crazy Portland."

That's what kind of show we are talking about here.

Let me show you.



Here's when he pulled out Busta Rhymes.



This is the finale and yes, that's him on the floor with the fans.  For real.


 
This is the artist that doesn't even break for Thom Yorke (who, by the way, has dubbed Flying Lotus as his favorite DJ).  
There were rumors that FlyLo was going to to remix tracks from Radiohead's The King of Limbs, but he didn’t and he explains why.

"I was into the idea until they got everybody to make remixes,” he said. “When it became 'a thing', I was like, 'Nah, I'm cool'. Let other people do it."  -from prefix

That's the kind of idol I choose for my children.  Remember when he was our 2012 Family Favorite?  No?   

Click here to be impressed by my children's great taste.

And thank Flying Lotus that I am finally where I belong.