cloudy


I recently found this video of Simon & Garfunkel’s Cloudy on YouTube. I just love it, it’s so relaxing and mellow! I think it’s a clip from an old TV show, rather than a music video… I never had seen it before! Enjoy!

fpkate -Jan 23, 2009, 5:17PM
Oh my goodness I *love* this song. Perfect Sunday morning music.

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animal collective

This picture completely trips me out! Focus on one spot in the picture and it will stop moving all around. It’s the cover from Animal Collective’s newest album, Merriweather Post Pavilion. Word is that this album is doing extremely well, which rocks, cause I love Animal Collective! Want to hear a song off the album? Go here to listen to the song My Girls.

Moorea Seal -Jan 21, 2009, 6:58PM
oh my goodness, i am absolutely obsessed with this album. its heartbreakingly good. my girls makes me wanna shake it. and then the lyrics make my heart melt. its too good for words. i want to go to their show in LA on Friday the 23rd, everyone i know and love is going. but it is sold out and the only tickets i can find are going for $100. poor sad college student... im so sad. they are my favorite band!
Em -Jan 19, 2009, 4:58PM
hmm... is it a live album? merriweather post pavillion is a major music venue here around dc...

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Lip Dub Pop Muzik from fredasterical on Vimeo.
You might remember this entry we did about Victorian paper masks one of our designers brought back from the Netherlands. Check out this lip dub video using similar masks from fredasterical! Why didn’t we think of this?

See more pics of our design team in those silly masks.
video found via hellofrancis

Linda Crispell -Jan 09, 2009, 3:43PM
Very cool site! Love the creativity.
pruittfpgirl -Jan 09, 2009, 10:20AM
oh my gosh this is SO GOOD!

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Alissa, one of our wovens designers, showed me this cover of the Miley Cyrus song See You Again by The Mae Shi, and I am so addicted now! The Mae Shi‘s version is so catchy! The video is really funny too – enjoy!

heather -Jan 06, 2009, 10:17AM
ACK! I am hooked. I listened to this like 10 times today already!

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super surfer girls


This video makes me want the beach! I loooove all of the vintage footage and beach dancing chicks. Also love the fashion elements, the heels worn in the ocean, the suspenders with the bikini. Plus the hand drawings, this video has it all.
from Chicks on Speed. JC Report did a little analysis of the evolution of the band, if you’re interested…

pruittfpgirl -Jan 05, 2009, 3:01PM
i can't believe those girls who were water skiing on one leg! with the other holding the handles! crazy!
Miguel -Jan 05, 2009, 2:57PM
Fun video, I like the vintage bathing suits!

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Meredith, Free People’s Allocator (she helps figure out how many of which styles go to what stores…) and music lover wants to share this Beck video with you! Here’s a little note from Meredith:
I found the video through the Creative Review blog, which I think is an amazing resource for keeping up to date on what is going on in the design and advertising world.
Beck has made a number of really fun videos for his latest album, Modern Guilt, one of which (Gamma Ray) features uber-fashionista Chloe Sevigny. Having seen this one though I think my relatives should all be expecting creepy, homemade heads of “David Beckhand”, “Short, Beck and Sides” and “Beck to the Future” as gifts this year; I’ve been inspired!

FP Holiday Playlist!

We have yet another fun holiday diversion for you! I recently went around and asked everyone here at the home office for their favorite holiday or wintertime songs! We have put them together on a playlist for you, which you can access by clicking here. Please note however, that you need to have iTunes installed on your computer to be able to view the playlist. We have been experimenting with different ways to put up playlists for you, so we of course welcome any feedback!
At any rate, check out the playlist! It includes over 30 songs, including this awesome classic sung by Eartha Kitt below…

-Jan 17, 2009, 10:29PM
can you put up a store playlist? I love the music that is played in the store, but i never know the names
Tracy -Dec 03, 2008, 4:57PM
Found your clothes on a web search - LOVE THEM!! Would you consider an outlet site - for those who are financially challanged??!!

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I went around the office today and asked “What is your favorite song right now?”
Here are the answers I got, with links to Youtube or Myspace where you can hear the song. I learned about a lot of artists I had never heard before, as well as re-listening to some old favorites!
Autumn Almanac by The Kinks
Waterloo Sunset by The Kinks
Jersey Thursday by Donovan
Maggie May by Rod Stewart
Starstruck by Santogold
For the Widows in Paradise by Sufjan Stevens
Cross Your Fingers by Laura Marling
Harvest Moon by Neil Young
Open Your Heart by Will Oldham
Live Your Life by Rihanna featuring T.I.
Electric Feel by MGMT
Womanizer by Britney Spears
Sex on Fire by Kings of Leon
Revelry by Kings of Leon
Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow by Alan Jackson
Ice Cream by New Young Pony Club
You Are What You Love by Jenny Lewis
Right as Rain by Adele
Derek by Animal Collective
I Can See Myself Alone Forever by The Field Mice
Ragged Wood by The Fleet Foxes
The Funeral by Band of Horses
Run to Your Grave by The Mae Shi
Sunday Nite in Glasgow by Dj Adam Sparkles

Undeadd -Jun 13, 2013, 3:32PM
http://youtu.be/-022Irzz5hI
-Nov 11, 2008, 12:12PM
You should check out the song Carry On (heck, the whole album/vinyl Deja Vu) by Crosby Stills Nash and Young if you haven't yet...and Gemma Hayes too, she's great =) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTSNIv82Hxo http://www.myspace.com/gemmahayes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snqCTfw8zQs

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happy v day!

Here is one more mix CD from the Urban Outfitters Home Office Swap. This was made by Meredith, the Allocation Analyst for the Free People stores! (If you’re wondering what that means, Meredith figures out how many units of each size and color of a style get shipped to each store. She analyzes all kinds of info like what was sold the year before, how similar styles are selling currently, etc)
A note from Meredith:
“It’s called I’m With Cupid. Geddit…
I was talking with a friend this week with whom I often exchange mix cds and was asked how I usually pick my songs. I think most of the time I pick a song because it’s the music that’s emotive to me, not necessarily the sentiment. But when it comes to finding songs for Valentines I see-saw the other way around, and each of these songs kind of pull on my heartstrings. One of my favourite things about love songs is how one time you listen to them and think “AH! This is how I feel and isn’t so wonderful!” and then a week later return to it thinking “LOVE! THE MISERY!” ”
The Moth & Aimee Mann
It Could Be Sweet & Portishead
Soul Food & Martina Topley-Bird
I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good) & Nina Simone
Your Love Gets Sweeter & Finley Quaye
Apple of my eye & Ed Harcourt
(There Is) No Greater Love & Amy Winehouse
Sweet Song & Blur
All Or Nothing & Pauline Taylor
You Know So Well & Sondre Lerche
Hills & Thao Nguyen
You Do Something To Me & Paul Weller
Tomorrow on the Runway & Innocence Mission
To Be Around You (Part 1+2) & Obi
Chicago (Acoustic) & Sufjan Stevens
Munich – (Editor’s Cover) & Corinne Bailey Rae
I’ve got you & New Buffalo
What If We Do & Mia Doi Todd
When I’m Thinking About You & The Sundays

lizzie -Feb 23, 2008, 9:21PM
woow! this is an amazing list! thank you so very much for introducing me to all these new wonderful artists, especially innocence mission!

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Here is Heather’s mix for the Urban Outfitters Home Office Vday mix CD swap. She is the Free People Direct Operations Manager. Message from Heather…
“Here’s my play list for the Valentines CD Exchange. One requirement for inclusion was that all songs had to be “old enough to drink” so all of the tracks are at least 21 years old. (Actually I am only *pretty* sure this is true-so I could get busted by music nerds.) I wanted to include all of my favorite types of music, so I included classic reggae, soul, ska, country, punk etc. The tracks are all related to love in some way, whether it is unrequited love, anti-love, weird horror love, cheeky love, misbegotten love, magical love… etc. etc”
Ten Commandments (From: Man To Woman): Prince Buster
Tramp: Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
Papa Don’t Take No Mess: James Brown
Big Eight: Judge Dread
Tears of a Clown: The English Beat
Cocaine Blues (Live): Johnny Cash
Rebel Rebel: David Bowie
Pirate Love: Johnny Thunders
Hand in Glove: The Smiths (featuring Sandie Shaw)
Magic Man: Heart
Looking at You: MC5
Skulls: The Misfits
Smother Love: Crass
Steppin’ Stone: Minor Threat
Storm in My House: Minutemen
Rocket Queen: Guns N’ Roses

Sarah -Feb 11, 2008, 12:37PM
What a great playlist! Cheers Heather!

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valentine mix cd’s

This is Jenny’s mix for the Urban Outfitters Inc. Home Office CD exchange. Jenny works in Wholesale Operations for FP. Here’s a little note from Jenny.
“No, no theme. I was originally going to be all dark and bitter so as to have the Valentine’s day theme be ironic, but then I figured there was enough irony around Urban Outfitters Inc., so I just picked love-themed favs.
The track I left off was Rufus Wrainwright’s “Hallelujah,” although I’m still trying to figure out of I could put the Miracles’ “You Really Got a Hold on Me” (you might remember this song from early 80′s Sesame Street videos where Lionel Ritchie(?) sang it with a Muppet long on arms).
Also, as far as cover art goes, I did a Google image search on the first track and this is what came up. It’s from this chick’s blog zazazu.wordpress.com So I’ll probably do a black and white version, since I have a BW laser printer and am too lazy to find a solution to the color problem. “
1. Wishing and Hoping: Ani Difranco
2. To Bring You My Love: PJ Harvey
3. Valentine: Old 97′s
4. Crayola Doesn’t Make a Color for your Eyes: Kristin Andreassen
5. Day Like Any: Feist
6. Mama You Been on My Mind: Bob Dylan featuring Joan Baez
7. Laisse Tomber Les Filles: April March
8. I Told her Lies: Robbie Faulks
9. What Kind of Man are You?: Ray Charles
10. Death of Me: Tony Lucca
11. Don’t Speak: Leela James
12. Sinnerman: Nina Simone
13. Apologize: Timbaland
14. I Believe in a Thing Called Love: The Darkness
15. Ain’t No Other Man: Christina Aguilara
16. Just a Thought: Gnarls Barkley
17. With or Without You: U2
18. Just Friends: Wilco
19. Addicted to Love: Robert Palmer
20. I Know What Boys Like: The Waitresses

Urban Outfitters organized a Valentine Mix CD Swap here among home office employees across the three brands (Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, and Free People). Over the next two weeks, I’m going to feature some of the mixes made by people in the FP home office.
This is the first mix made by Kelly. She works in the Wholesale Customer Service Department. Her mix is called B-Mine, love songs by artists with the letter B. Here’s her playlist…
Heaven is a place on earth Belinda Carlisle
Boys Britney Spears
Crimson and clover Blondie
Venus as a boy Bjork
Two of us Beatles
I want you Bob Dylan
I send my love to you Bonnie Prince Billy
Promise Butch Walker
Change of heart Beck
Shot through the heart Bon Jovi
Cradle of love Billy Idol
Orgasm addict Buzzcocks
Who was in my room Butthole Surfers
Girls Beastie Boys
Just a friend Biz Markie
Don’t phunk with my heart Black Eyed Peas

Nicole -Feb 01, 2008, 10:07PM
I really think it's fate that I found this blog! I love everything about the Free People brand, and this inside scoop is such a lovely treat ^-^

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