Tuesday, December 30, 2008
"Putting the Assy in Classy"
-the Mixed Species guys-
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
A hard decision born from many a contentious debate, each wrought with blood boiling anger and extremely high milk fat content has brought us to this years BIG WIENERS.
Thanks to all who contributed!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Every once in a while two shops get together and make some magic, no not that kind of magic you dirty bird. We're talkin' products not etsy storgy session! In this esty store tag team Tape Bubba has honored us by using our Glue Guns > Guns sticker in one of his fine tape wallets. This is a fat hog of a wallet, we could keep enough blow in there to get across six south American borders and still have room for most the overdue bills from home and abroad. Go check it out here and then cruise his shop maybe buy some stuff maybe even convo some nice thoughts. Bubba likes soft talkers with strong dirty and sorta mumbly words. When we talk to him we pretend we've got a mouth full of garlic corn skin on mashed potatoes then try to recite the lyrics from peace train backwards in a drunk voice. Don't forget to clap!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Our flickr costume group is growing fast with a bit of submissions starting to roll in. We've been busy our selves hammering out some costumes to make some smile and most cringe. Check out the first two creations above! First off we have Oliver Bolan's Rainbow Bat, he came up with this one his own. Though it could easily be misconstrued we've got to admit to being stoked when Oliver pinked the pink fake fur to join the rainbow felt. Next up is Laura Ingalls Gene Wilder and if this is not a case of Hollywood gone rural then that freaky banjo kid from Deliverance is Face McSpecies brother uncle.
If you've not already joined our flickr costume contest then get on it for a chance to win some of our fine crap and a crisp $100 bill sent to your house.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Hairy McSpecies is the proud owner of a C. Brennan piece, a radical depiction of Twiggy the most glamorous female model ever. We all know who the most glamorous male model is?! Twiggy gave Hairy this fantastic mosaic of her after leaving him heart broken at the altar, it's a sad story that Hairy has yet to recover from. In the above photo, chillin' before a romantic fire Hairy reads a few Pablo Neruda poems to "his" Twiggy while washing away the tears with beer (he serves Twiggy's in a wine glass). Later he'll stumble to bed to smell the pillow twiggy last used better than ten years ago to see if he can still smell her. His guest appearance on last season's America's Next Top Model has brought up some strong feelings and it's a tough recovery.
Twiggy's just the start of the pop that spews forth from Mosaic Masterpieces massive musclely pulsating creation organ. Her poppy glass tentacles stretch from Seattle to Philadelphia. The city of brotherly love (ha) with a stunning mosaic recreation of Robert Indiana's famous Love. She then grabs us by the hair like rag doll (yes we like it!) and drags us all the way to New York City, adding some sharp edges to Roy Lichtenstein's Love Gun.
What do Jimi Hendrix, George Harrison, Jim Morrison and Madonna have in common? Other than mountains upon mountains of drugs copious amounts of alcohol and bagging mass chicks they've all been the subject of mosaics from the C. Brennan of Mosaic Masterpieces. We think it's fair to say that any average self loathing self absorbed artist, musical or otherwise would be honored to rendered in glass by C. Brennan's adept hands.
From the amazing intricacies of the George Harrison piece to Wood grain reveal in the Hendrix piece we are happy to give C. Brennan five out five guaranteed severed thumbs up.
You can also find C. Brennan and her fine work at these lesser known interweb joints
C.Brennan is also showing paintings at Glam Boutique in Albany Oregon through November
Friday, October 17, 2008
People often wonder how we choose which new idea/product to release. The best way to describe this kind of process is a booze induced combo of Darwinism meets Spock vs. Captain Kirk in a vicious rendition of river dance.
Here Face McSpecies demonstrates the weathered look of a winning idea. One note to keep in mind for further research. Beer bottles don’t break as easily as it looks on TV!
Hey, maybe we can enter Face into a Halloween contest!?
-the Mixed Species guys-
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Some of you with kids may already be hip to the thumping tower of radness that is Yo Gabba Gabba, if not take a little break from all the political garbage puking out of your box and tune in. I watch it with Oliver Bolan when I have the chance and have concluded it's may be the coolest kid show ever. Great Space Coaster, Muppet Show, Mr. Rodgers, 321 Contact, Reading Ranibow are just a few great kids shows I remember loving from my youth, chances are good that Yo Gabba Gabba will be the first show I remember loving from Oliver's youth. I wish I could say that I find more redeeming kid programming but it seems not to exist. Maybe I've just blocked mass amounts of total shat shows from my memory but I think it's more likely that contemporary kids television is disproportionately idiotic mind numbing robot consumer manufactures. Thank goodness Scott Schultz and Christian Jacobs dropped Yo Gabba Gabba on us! Check out the website here then enjoy the rad videos below.
And Don't forget Biz's beat of the day
Friday, October 10, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Like the phoenix designed for one of her baby onesies, WrenWillow will soon rise from the offal and debris of websites selling baby and children’s wear to heights of stardom! The Phoenix is one of the favorite symbols of our very own Face McSpecies. Face has often cited the legend of the Phoenix in explanation of his past love life. It’s only through the fiery crash and burn that one is cleansed enough to go out and make the same mistakes again! But we digress …
Upon first inspection you can’t help but notice WrenWillow’s beautiful artwork and the complete mastery of form of dragonflies and butterflies. As a shop of four guys our only suggestion would be if she made them robot dragonflies and butterflies. Or better yet, robot dragonfly and butterflies flying out from under a bloody rainbow holding the heads of the recently departed mates. (whoa, too much metal music lately) Our guess is this would be great fodder for the next deep clean found in a Billy Mays infomercial. But really, robots rule but robot dragonflies rule even more!
The MulberryPink Unicorn Kids Tees are perfect for both Isaac and Oliver McSpecies. The Pink Unicorn icon is a subtle reminder of what the Mixed Species guys spend our Etsy dough on. Our newest forms of alternative means of transportation are both Flying Unicorns for air travel and personal submarines when traveling by sea. The bottom line for us boils down to our mobility having the fashion sense of Freddy Mercury minus the reach arounds.
Another phenomenal WrenWillow product are her Diaper Covers! We'd suggest her diaper covers dyed in brown & yellow are perfect for us new fathers. We would coin the term "baby camo" for this particular tie died cover wash. Imagine we'd save a ton of water and energy not having to wash these covers. The stains would never show! We'd also suggest making the diaper covers reversible to double the wearing potential. Turn inside out and reverse to wear four times before “restaining” the same stain. We submit, it may not get any better than this!
Once again we are happy to award WrenWillow five out of five guaranteed Mixed Species stained diaper covers!
-the Mixed Species guys-
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Often cited as single-handedly reviving the 70's scruffy tennis look we call Bjorn Borgasmic, Hairy McSpecies is seen here modeling our newest release "Let's French"!
We are pre-releasing this soon to be Holiday classic as the "Let's French" tagline has really become our Mixed Species mantra of late. With the current political, economical and environmental developments dominating the news we've decided it's better to take the ostrich and the sand approach. Instead of the ostrich it's our tongue and instead of the whole in the sand it's your mouth!
or as Hairy McSpecies himself says:
In times of many steadfast and conflicting opinions we need words that will unite us in respect and fellowship. We believe "Let's French" are those words! Sartre said in his classic No Exit, "Hell is other people" and that may very well be true at any moment other than those spent oral spelunking in some one's moist cave. This is no time for "henny penny the sky is falling" peck kiss action. Now is the time to move decisively, like you were still on recess hiding behind the gym in a knock out session overwhelmed with passion rid with dread over the coming break bell
This is the same fine image featured at the end of the m0ustache video.
A very few have been printed on green medium Bella womens fit shirts.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
So stoked! We finally received the title painting "I'm Nauseously Optimistic", we scored it at Wall Of Sound's show for Shawn Wolfe. The Shawn Wolfe painting below "I'm Nauseously Optimistic" is entitled "These Colors Run", the quote is from William S. Burroughs. We picked that up in Portland at the Grass Hut, a great gallery owned by two super cool artists Bwana Spoons and Scrappers. Shawn's art has been a fave of ours for a longer than we knew he was the one doing it! He is super super prolific, don't believe then go buy his book Uncanny or see his posters or go here and be blown away. I think Negative Land album art was the first taste I had anyways it hardly matters by the time I was living in Seattle the whole place was covered with posters of his Panic Now campaign featuring the Incredible Remover Installer. All of this was apart of Shawn's Beatkit as he explains in this excerpt from an interview with CrownDozen.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Cozy Cabin Creations is a stone cold fox esty seller of whom creates plush wearable goods for the enitre fam. Cozy also rolls her own blog and walks amongst the stars as a member of Cafemoms Etsy Moms. We've been trying to infiltrate Cafemoms Etsy Moms group for a while now so we are taking this review as a sign that our natural pheromones have wafted their direction.
While checking out Cozy's fabulous etsy store Face McSpecies went from his usual dashing handsome self to near tears. We all understood when he explained that two of Cozy's products brought up hard memories of a Eugene ren faire love story gone awry. Seems Face fully embracing the ren faire lifestyle was drowned in mead with a chaw full of sour pig when a beautiful maiden wearing the U of O pillowcase dress beckoned him with her siren call to the back of a horse stall. It may have been the poor lighting or double vision that got Face there in the first place but neither were around to hide the truth in the morning light. Poor Face woke snuggling tightly with the not so fair and even less so maiden under a blanket with the same print as Cozy's A Family Outing Buck Fawn and Doe Rustic Table Runner. Face humming Lola boogied out as quietly as possible with his heart in one hand and dignity in other, this time it was the siren call of the mead barrels that caught him off guard. Face woke the next morning back in the horse stall and not alone.
Cozy's fabulously plush Eyelash Scarfs are finely crafted on her loom of eternal cremglocksnar . Yes we made up that word, we define it as; a golden encrusted object that spews forth the cream of crafty goodness like a pornicorn (2) on speed. After that fine definition all should grok cremglocksnar fully.
Corporate was just smitten with Cozy's aprons. The Transformers was his fave while Oliver is leaning to the Go Diego Go model. Sorry folks just gotta say that as Oliver's father I've watch many Diego shows. I can't think of a cartoon I would rather see have their vocal chords ripped out by glass laden flaming battle axes dripping with hot acid. Say click, take a pic!
Poppa was not about to let us leave off without sharing his excitement to find the Matching Mommy/Child Christmas Aprons. Let's keep it a secret but Poppa plans to score this one for he and his little guy.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Missemilygene aka Ashbury Lane
It’s not too often we come across a shop with the
diversity of not only highly polished graphic design
capabilities and services but also a homage to
George Carlin’s 7 dirty words! This “review” is
going to be fun!
The insect magnet set would be a great way to capture
the various entomology found in the pants of the Mixed
Species guys. Our code word for this product would be
“Crotchstacean”. And what better a way to redirect
attention from your ugly fridge than Isaac Hayes?
Better yet, if you have a “thing” for overrated wall
eyed manorexic singers there’s always a
Thom York magnet!
*note to selves –start a doom metal Radiohead cover band
called WallEye! Groupies!!
Jewelry – Ear/Necklace sets:
After explaining the “Crotchstacean” project to the
various Mrs. Mixed Species we’ll definitely be in need of
Missemilygene’s jewelry! We’d start with the
AquaPod earrings or perhaps the Bang Bang earrings.
Although the irresistible innuendos of giving Bang Bang
earrings would probably lead us right back to the doghouse.
Maybe we play it safe and go for the
Dimensional Olive Glass Pendant.
Don’t even get us started on the Skeleton Keys! Where did
they come from? Hairy McSpecies suggested they may be used to pick chastity belts and
Face McSpecies wonders if missemilygene is some sort of
closet diary hacker!?
We’ve been looking for an accurate way to capture the “essence”
of -the Mixed Species guys-. Primarily we’ve experimented
with the senses of taste and smell but perhaps portraiture
would be the best way to capture what IS Mixed Species. Maybe we can get one in scratch and sniff.
This, our new friends is how you get FIVE out of FIVE
Mixed Species thumbs up! Yes, there’s only four
Mixed Species guys. (you do the math)
-the Mixed Species guys-
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
I can't believe it, two (Turdles was the first)radical "fun with english" sign finds in one month ! I think I'm huked on fonix. The great thing about signs like this is that we don't have to do anything but hang out and enjoy them. Muffer from urbandictionary.com (check out the other fine muff terms to the left). Another random and funny find this week was this youtube video of some spanish rocker kids air banding (or something) to Grasping Air a rad song from our good friend Travis's band Yob.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Both Hairy and Face McSpecies have always had moistness for the spork. They usually start out as an innocent spoon, but once our pheromones kick in, the spoon quickly becomes erect! Any shop that runs the gamut of Blueberry Pie in Beer Cap Pendants to Shaved, Pierced (complete with pubes) pieces gets our attention. In fact, you should have seen the amount of mayo slung around the room as Hairy McSpecies shook his head in disbelief!
Hairy: Breakfast IS the most important meal of the day even when eaten at 5pm. My favorite wake up call was “wakey, bakey” ….ah um I forgot the rest.
Hairy: Had I found this shop sooner, every classy lady in my life would have received this bracelet for Valentines Day.
Face: looks down at the pink dice and sea green faux pearl bracelet he received from Hairy for Valentine’s Day. WHAT THE!?
Hairy: This bracelet gave me some mean flash backs of skipping school to go to a friend’s house and slay a few Tetris lines not to mention scope out his mom!
Face: HA! I’m betting they created “Tetris Effect” based on Hairy imagining THOSE two shapes fitting together.
Face: I’m thinking this would make and awesome addition to any little kid’s trick or treat bag! I can just see the look on that little face as they discover the severed toe nestled between the box of Nerds and the Sweet Tarts.
Hairy: Plus it’s much nicer than the old razor blade in an apple trick! That one is better saved for near-blind rich grandparents.
So at the end of this review the Mixed Species guys HIGHLY recommend you spend some time perusing this shop and rate it Five out of Five hot sporkings!
“Let’s French and Have Fun”’
“Let’s French and Have Fun”’
This review has met all standards of weight, measurement and grammatical good taste put forward by Corporate McSpecies
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Adding a healthy dose of sexy to the already engorged barf bag cesspool that is the CW line up, I will make a brief but timeless guest appearance on the new BH 90210. This could possibly be the easiest role I've ever taken! I'll portray "Biff Lang", a long haired, headband sporting, van driving, pot smoking drug dealer that rolls in a perpetual circle around the Peach Pit and West Beverly H.S. servicing the latest crop of rich consumer sheep and their lonely moms. Now that's not it mind you! The fine sheep or kids or what ever, have taken it upon themselves to attempt to solve Biff's problems. One of them finds Biff's picture in their mom's (Jennie Garth) West Beverly year book and by reading between all the "Have a great summer!"s, "Keep cool"s and "Stay Stoned"s is able to glean that Biff was once Brenda Walsh's (Shannon Doherty, also guesting) boyfriend and up and coming pro tennis star. Biff had acquired a strong addiction to high waist stone washed jeans and when they went extinct from the 90210 area code, Biff's life light soon went out. Viewers can expect a climactic resolution to these issues in an epic 13.5 minute closing scene of Biff slowly unzipping a pair of acid washed jeans with a waist almost to Shannon Dohrety's neck. Yes, the unzip takes place in the back of Biff's van while parked in front of the Peach Pit.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
This fantastic card from KRYSTAN! came up in the forums sometime ago. I wanted to receive this tasty little nugget more than any card I've come across. Now being a proactive person willing to step into a burning pile of turds to save a chunk a doo with an interesting shape, I decided to take matters into my own hands and get this card sent to me post haste. I was left with a burning question that has come to us all at one time or another, "if buying a card for myself who would I like to send it". It didn't take long before our brother at arms, Rev Ross came skeazing though like a giant electric eel at a water babies class and I had my girl bone-y. Thanks Rev and Krystan for the best self orchestrated card receiving that I've had yet.
Monday, August 25, 2008
We have the good fortune of reviewing this SLC based artists shop and quickly realized her shop had us thinking of one thing … Baby Making! Speaking of baby making is it just us or is “trip-hop” very good baby making music। There’s nothing like a little Portishead, Tricky or Morcheeba to increase the size of the Cult of Mixed Species. Well trip-hop and Rob Zombie and DeathKlok. Now hold on – before you get all up on your high horse let us explain. In the following “review” we will take you from “pre” to “during” to “post” baby making all based upon products found in levityinbrevity’s shop! So, join us!
First of all what they say about “the quickest way to a man’s heart” is true. It’s nudity. Well nudity and food. Usually at the same time. The Chef Chicken Country Cooking Apron is a beautiful little garment that leads us to wonder has anyone ever made Chicken Fried Bacon? Serious ... how good would that be? When we perfect the recipe for Chicken Fried Bacon we'll be coming back for one of her Oil Cloth Vinyl Bibs, Adult Sized!
We also scooped up the magic cookie recipe from her shop। We are guessing if we are rolling SLC style hopped up on these cooking AND wearing our lucky underwear chances are we could be lucky enough to wake up foggy married to ten people including our own sister and someone else’s! This reminds us of one of our favorite questions from a Facebook fan. (before we were kicked off) “Is polygamy legal in Corvallis?” This comment still brings tears of pride to our eyes.
Hairy McSpecies remarked after checking out the Pink Leopard Tote that he’d like to find one of levityinbrevity’s beautiful bags over his head before a passionate session। In fact he’d look so good there would be no need for the dimmer switch! We can only assume Hairy is referring to a passionate solo session.
Look at this little brown corduroy dress। Seriously it’s so cute we are considering making babies just so we can have a little Mixed Species girl to put into it. This is much closer to the truth than most might think. The Mixed Species guys are so virile that we’ve actually got a few people pregnant through etsy forum posting! OK, one of them might have been a dude but we were hopped up on Lucky Lager and levityinbrevity’s cookies. We are saving our money for a couple of levityinbrevity special requests. We will need a couple of training dresses for Hairy and Poppa McSpecies to wear as they prepare to qualify for the upcoming 2012 Olympics three-legged race in London! We will also need a matching dress for Oliver McSpecies to finally match his father. (pending DNA test results)
Our only suggestion is to address the lack of boy's clothes in her shop. Although a pairing of one of her dresses with a high waisted pair of cords for boys would be nothing short of stunning at the next tear fest / clown themed birthday party or maybe that's just our kids' birthday parties? We did however find a great recipe for spiking kids' lemonade with liquor and antidepressants in a Rachel Ray cook book, seems to ease party tension for all involved. By the way, you better make an extra batch for the clown. But we digress ...
So you see? We’ve taken you all through the process of comparing baby making to a shop that makes clothes for girls without feeling the wrath of Corporate McSpecies.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
While driving around I found a sign so amazingly perfect that it almost made me cause an accident. I'm sorry to say that by way of the concrete "Turdles" below and the geographical location we're left to assume it was not intentional. Another out of this world radicool video was brought to my attention by Mike Fairchild aka Mike Fairchild. Listed as the "best fight scene ever" I think it even surpasses the coolness of Rambu and maybe even the king crap The Stabilizer.