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Away We Go (And Do Another Giveaway!)

Away_we_go-poster I totally want to see Away We Go. I really, badly, seriously do, because, um, hello? JOHN KRASINKSY AND MAYA RUDOLPH. Starring in a movie directed by SAM MENDES and written by DAVE EGGERS AND VENDELA VIDA.

JOHN KRASINKSY. DAVE EGGERS. Yes, this warrants ALL CAPS, because seriously: here is my TV geek crush working with a script from one of my biggest contemporary lit crushes and his totally also-lit-crushable wife and directed by a crush-worthy director who is married to one of my biggest all-time girl crushes and also starring another totally crushable girl and also? It's about becoming parents, which, come on. This movie was made for me.

That said, we don't have a regular babysitter, so it might be a while before I have the pleasure. So I'll probably just mope over the soundtrack until it's released on DVD or Planet Nanny starts making regular deliveries to Earth, whichever comes first.

So, what are we giving away?

The soundtrack. And a poster and a t-shirt, but it's really the soundtrack that you should be salivating over here. Because, the soundtrack? Is amazing. The Velvet Underground, The Stranglers, and a whole bunch of acoustic awesome from Alexi Murdoch.

(Actually, the poster is a cool score, too. The graphics are not unreminiscent of the MamaPop graphics, which means that someone on the job there has pretty good taste. Also, John Krasinsky. You know that if you had a locker you'd want his picture in it. This is the next best thing.)

(Where was I? Right. SOUNDTRACK.)

And if you had the soundtrack, you could hang out in your backyard after the kids are asleep and slip the soundtrack into your portable media player of choice and pretend that you're on long, meandering, pre-baby road trip adventure. And sigh, loudly, and grapple with a complicated emotional mix of nostalgia for pre-baby days and gratitude that you're already well into the lifelong journey that is life with family.

Or just sing loudly along with the Velvet Underground.

That's what I'll be doing.

Leave a comment here anytime between now and Thursday midnight and you'll be eligible to win an Away We Go package that includes the soundtrack, a movie poster and a t-shirt. We have FIVE to give away! WHOOT!

Name one song that you would put or would have put on your babymoon road trip playlist, and you can enter twice (just leave one comment with 'pick me' and another with your soundtrack pick.)

WINNAHS! Nimble, Jen (Dancing Lemur), Chataine, Katie (joshkatie) and BlackeyedGurl!








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Jen.

pick me

Jen.

Beautiful Child by Fleetwood Mac

Susan

pick me! please oh please!

teh Duchess

Say Hey by Michael Franti! It closed out Weeds last week? Or the week before? And it's my new happy Summertime jam. I dare you to play it and NOT smile. Also, DAVE EGGERS! JOHN KRASINKSY! On sparkly UNICORNS! Delivering rainbows and stardust! Awaaaaaaay WE GO!

Jamie

Pick me!

Jamie

Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi

Debbie

Pick me! Assuming Canadians are eligible. :)

Debbie

I would put... "World's Greatest" by Bonnie Prince Billy (I think that's their name, I suck at being a music fan) and also probably something by the Arcade Fire on my soundtrack.

ALSO! "My Eyes" by Travis, which was written for the lead singer's firstborn when the child was unborn, and probably anything else by Travis because I love them. "Flowers in the Window"!!!

Charla

pick me!

tl

Hometown Glory - Adele

tl

pick me

Kristin Fradette

pick me

SarahBee

I can't wait for the movie to come to the movie theater in my little college town.

Kristin.fradette@sympatico.ca

Anything by Jason Mraz

Erin

Ooh, I can't wait to see this movie either! Maya Rudolph was so underrated on SNL, I think. I'm psyched to get 2 hours with her! And John Krasinski...cuteness. Especially now that they've got him out of that shirt and tie.

SarahBee

I would also put "Another Travelin' Song" by Bright Eyes for the frustrating parts of the trip.

Angi

Pick me!

Megan Lynae

pick me!

Erin

Oops. Forgot my song. Jenny and the Ess-Dog by Stephen Malkmus. Because it's about way-innocent times; Jenny's next guy will be the one she marries, has kids with, and gets nostalgic for pre-baby times with. And the Ess-Dog, as he will not be a parent, will live perpetually suspended in pre-baby innocence, but will always be kind of awesome. (If you have heard this song, you will [maybe?] get what I'm saying; if you haven't, I apologize.)

Pick me! :)

Megan Lynae

Sing Around It by Nizlopi

Laurel

PICK ME. I used all caps, so you have to make it so.

Laurel

And I'd include My Darling by Wilco.

Kelly

I choose either "Wouldn't It Be Nice" by The Beach Boys or "Tulsa Time" by Don Williams.

Vanessa

I would love more great music to help me though the roadblocks and freak-outs of motherhood. :) Pick me.

Julie

Pick me!

Vanessa

My song of choice would be Weezer Island in the Sun. It always makes me so happy and the lyrics are perfect. Plus come one... Weezer.

Kristine

What? Dave Eggers is still around? That guy is aNOYing, unlike myself.

But I still want to win his shit.

KimAZ

Pick me because DAVID EGGERS OMG!

KimAZ

"Behind the Wall of Sleep" by Smithereens.

Emma

Pick me. I really want to see that movie. Never get to the cinema, though. Sigh.

Emma

Best road trip song I can think of right now, for babymoon or whenever, Beastie Boys - Body Movin'. Makes me shake my ass in my drivers' seat.

Julie

My song would be Crosby Stills and Nash, Suite Judy Blue Eyes. I just love singing along to that song in the car. It brings back great memories of harmonizing with my dad on road trips when I was a kid.

Renee

"Here Comes the Sun" by the Beatles because in my head, I would sing, "Here Comes the Son" because I am a total nerd.

Renee

Oh yeah, and pick me.

Klue

Pick me!!!

Klue

I would pick Ooh La La by Faces.

Also: I saw this movie on Saturday. And it totally lives up to any and all expectations. AMAZING.

michele

i want to see that movie really bad! just been too busy and out of town. i want to win!!!!

Laurie White

John Krasinski has been my pretend boyfriend for a while, but this movie made him my grown-up Lloyd Dobler, I kid you not. Catherine - must get sitter, or must escape to see alone. You have to see this writ large, I think (unless I was just crazy to love it so...)

rockle

pick me. please.

Laurie White

Oh, that was a pick me, ;), but as for a babymoon song...if I ever get to pick one...anything by Hem comes to mind, but probably "Lazy Eye," specifically.

rockle

also: "under the milky way," by the church.

Julie

Pick me.

Tyfafny

Please pick me!

Julie

Ryan Adam's version of "Wonderwall"

Meghan

Pick me!

Gem

pick me!

Rachel*

Pick me!

Rachel*

Babymoon playlist song: "Knocked Up" by Kings of Leon

Sherri

Ooo...BEST movie EVER!
Pick ME!
1,2,3,4 by the Plain White T's.
Great song, I could listen to it all the way across the country.

Megan

Pick me!

Megan

My soundtrack would have to include In My Life by the Beatles. Doesn't matter what kind of soundtrack I'm putting together; that song will be on it.

AKPiper

Pick me!

AKPiper

I couldn't get Wilco's California Stars out of my head during my pregnancy, probably because we went to a Wilco concert when I was about three months pregnant. I think I sang that song for six and a half months straight! So I guess that'd be my babymoon song. Well, either that, or the Grateful Dead's Mexicali Blues. Because that was stuck in my head during labor and the hellish postpartum days. Ugh.

Vickie

Two of Us by the Beatles, only as it appears in the the I am Sam soundtrack.

Steph

Pick me!

Steph

I would go with "Don't Stop Believin'' by Journey.

Suzy Q

Pick me up before you go go...

Diane

Pick me! John Krasinski swooooooon.

Diane

"Who Are You" - The Who

kristaly

oh please please please. I would really like to sit in a quiet room and reminisce about my pre-toddler, pre-screaming, pre-kicking hitting crazy tantrum days...

kris

Pick me!

kris

Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Tears for Fears

Natalie W

pick me!

Natalie W

babymoon soundtrack must include... Get Out The Map by Indigo Girls

clarabella

"Wonder" by Colin Meloy, otherwise known as the lead singer for The Decemberists.
I will sneak out after my child is asleep and his father is working to go see this movie by myself if I have to.

Tiggermama

oh oh, pick me, pick me!

Tiggermama

oh, and my playlist would totally include "In my daughter's eyes", and "It's the end of the world as we know it" because, really, it is. ;-)

BLT

Add me to the "PICK ME" list, please!

Oh who am I kidding? I never win anything!

blackeyedgurl

Pick Me!!!

blackeyedgurl

My song of choice?

The Format - Snails

"snails see the elegance the beauty in every inch, so why are you quick to kiss baby?"

iambellaluna

Pick me, please!! :)

iambellaluna

Something I can sing along to...I love to sing in the car. Hopefully that won't annoy my kid.

I'd have to say Smashing Pumpkins—Cherub Rock. I can sing to it, and it's a song me and my husband both love despite our differing music tastes.

Candice

pick me!

Candice

Anything by Travis

Katie

Pick Me!

Katie

Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd

steff

While You Were Sleeping by Elvis Perkins

This song is so effing beautiful and my partner has already said that he can't wait to play it for our kids (when we have them)!

Linda

Pick me!

Linda C.

sarah

The movie looks great!

Nimble

Ooh movie swag giveaway! -- pick me!

Nimble

Wear Your Love Like Heaven covered by Sarah McLachlin

Bitchilla the Hun

Cool give away! I'm looking forward to the movie too and the soundtrack sounds awesome!

Jen

Hmm, apparently my first attempt at a comment didn't take.

David Gray, "Babylon," because it's just one of my fave feel-good songs.

Liz

pick me!

Liz

On my babymoon, assuming I know I'm having a girl, I plan to play 'Mrs Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter' by Hermans Hermits because my father told me on my wedding day that he would sing that to me if I were ever to have a little girl.

If I'm going to have a little dude I'll probably play something like A Boy Named Sue.






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