day 2 : Put the Needle on the Record book

Good evening my dear friends. Where did today go? In my other day job, I work for a graphic design firm and we have been hustling and bustling in prep for this weekend’s big Bazaar Bizarre. I apologize for the late post, but here we go!

So THANK YOU to all who came out to Dredgers Union last night for the first ANNUAL (we are gonna do it again next year!) Shopping Shindig. It was great to meet a few of you for the first time and also see some of my favorite CLE friends. Thanks to Sweet Moses for the awesome chocolate tasting tray and the amazing sea salt caramel popcorn (remember to check out their holiday gift tins, makes a yummy gift!) and to Crav Vodka, the cocktail was the perfect shopping companion.

Just a few pictures of last night before we get going with “day 2!”

(a “Cravberry” cocktail kept the shopping juices flowing)

(some happy shoppers celebrate the holiday shopping season in style!)

(Sweet Moses makes amazing gift tins filled with all sorts of delicious treats, stop in today and cross off that shopping list!)

(Allison won the one 50% off coupon, congrats to you!)

So all and all it was a lot of fun. Plus, I too walked away with a few gifts and a little navy skirt with iphone-sized pockets just perfect for moi. :) Enough about me…onto the giveaway.

Today our gift for you comes from a good friend, of a friend, Mr. Matthew Chojnacki author of “Put the Needle on the Record.” This book compares more than 250 vinyl single covers that represent nearly every prominent 80’s musician; and who doesn’t love a good Madonna album cover?

Seriously, this book is the first of its’ kind, Matt spent hundreds of hours interviewing the musicians about the process, the artists, the decisions and many other unheard pieces of music history to write this masterpiece. I am proud too call him one of Northeast Ohio’s experts on 80’s music for sure!
Check out this stop action video for promotion of the book, makes me want to dance in my multiple sets of legwarmers. :)

Want a copy of this new release? To win this new book in time for the holidays, like Matt’s book on facebook and then comment on this post, tweet me about the post (@iheartcleev) or both! (2 entries per person). The winner will be notified by the end of day Monday, December 12th. Good luck!

In the meantime, if you must get your hands on a copy, I believe Matt will be selling “put the needle on the record” this weekend at Bazaar Bizarre. Stop by and meet this music mastermind! Thanks Matt.