The PDXYAR Holiday Shopping Guide- the Music

The crew of PDXYAR wanted to give you a hand with your holiday shopping this year. We’ve put our heads together and assembled a list of gifts you won’t find in any of the most mega of mega stores. What started as a cool idea turned into a labor of love as this guide consists of the artists, artisans and businesses that we admire.

Since the list grew beyond the length we first envisioned we have broken it up into a few different posts and we’ll be putting them on the website over the next few days.

Today we are starting with music.


Marian Call

Ms. Call is the only out-of-towner on this mostly all local list, but she has so won our hearts with her talent, genuine personality and charm.

Marian hails from Alaska but can often be found touring North America at the speed of light. Her songs are quirky geeky eclectic acoustic confections that taste like vanilla cinnamon chipotle something. She sounds a little like Joni Mitchell meets Jason Mraz meets Regina Spektor — or perhaps like the lead church choir soprano went all Ani DiFranco.

Marian’s just released a double album, “Something Fierce.” You can get, and her other albums from her website.

Visiting her website (where you can listen before you buy)
Following her on Twitter
Liking her on Facebook


The DoubleClicks

If for some reason you don’t know these Portland treasures, now is the perfect time rectify that grievous oversight. The Doubleclicks are a comedy/nerdfolk sister band that sings about Dungeons and Dragons, beatboxing, and lots and lots of heartbreak.

Currently the DoubleClicks have two albums for sale, “Blatant Pandering” and “Beta Testing 1-2-3.” both of these, very reasonable priced, wonderful offerings are available for digital download here (http://thedoubleclicks.bandcamp.com/)

You can also find out more about the DoubleClicks via:

Visiting their website (where you can listen before you buy)
Following them on Twitter
Liking them on Facebook


Kielen King’s Star Pilot’s Lament

Whether you know Kielen (kee-lin) only as a member of the, nearly award winning, “Geek in the City Radio” podcast or an artist, his latest album is a Force to be reconded with. In fact, the term album is somewhat misleading in reguards to “Star Pilot’s Lament” as it is a musical sci fi epic.

“Follow the trials & tribulations of a star pilot as he heads from one end of the galaxy to the other and find out just how bad-ass one star pilot can be…”

You can listen to the tracks and then purchase the “Star Pilot’s Lament” in either a standard or deluxe set from the website.

While you are the site, check out the selection of t-shirts for sale. Not only does he have Star Pilot’s Lament shirts, but “Fun with Race” (his infamous segment on Geek in the City Radio) and “Token Black Guy” tees as well.

You can also find out more about Kielen via:

Visiting his website
Following him on Twitter
Liking him on Facebook


Fatboy Roberts’ Geek:Remixed

You undoubtedly know Fatboy from the “Cort and Fatboy Show”, Geek Trivia Night, his sociological, and sometimes anthropological, Twitter-borne observations from his daily Max train rides or from one of his other many other exploits. But, have your heard his remix of popular geek themes? From Star Wars to Star Trek, The A Team to the Princess Bride, he has taken the music of the movies and television shows we love and remixed them into something new and awesome.

In all there are three full Geek: Remixed albums avalable for download and get this- they are all FREE. Talk about the best price ever. Go now and grab them all from his website.

You can also find out more about Fatboy via:

The Cort and Fatboy website
Following him on Twitter
Friend him on Facebook


Check back tomorrow for the next installment.

4 Comments

  1. Thanks for supporting small businesses! We hope that you’ll offer a gift guide for local artwork and, if so, that you’ll consider including mermaid artist David Delamare. Delamare has several mermaid and pirate prints as well as a new steampunk mermaid series. He is offering a holiday discount to all Portland pirates. Go to http://www.daviddelamare.com and receive 15% off any regularly priced item (excluding original artwork). Just enter the words: pdx pirate in the customer code box upon checkout. (Expires 12/21/2011.) We will also be offering special prices at our open house on December 15th (see your Facebook page for details).

  2. Thanks for supporting small businesses! We hope that you’ll offer a gift guide for local artwork and, if so, that you’ll consider including mermaid artist David Delamare. Delamare has several mermaid and pirate prints as well as a new steampunk mermaid series. He is offering a holiday discount to all Portland pirates. Go to http://www.daviddelamare.com and receive 15% off any regularly priced item (excluding original artwork). Just enter the words: “pdx pirate
    (without quotation marks) in the customer code box upon checkout. (Expires 12/21/2011.) We will also be offering special prices at our open house on December 15th (see your Facebook page for details).

  3. Thanks for supporting small businesses! We hope that you\’ll offer a gift guide for local artwork and, if so, that you\’ll consider including mermaid artist David Delamare. Delamare has several mermaid and pirate prints as well as a new steampunk mermaid series. He is offering a holiday discount to all Portland pirates. Go to http://www.daviddelamare.com and receive 15% off any regularly priced item (excluding original artwork). Just enter the words: \"pdx pirate
    (without quotation marks) in the customer code box upon checkout. (Expires 12/21/2011.) We will also be offering special prices at our open house on December 15th (see your Facebook page for details).

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