#CusheTime Photo Contest

Get stoked - it’s contest time! Which means some peoples are getting free shoes! 

Participation is easy, but if you are unsure, just ask yourself:

1. Do I take pictures of stuff while I’m doing stuff?
2. Do I share those pictures online sometimes / all the time / maybe too much? 
3. Am I currently using the internet? 

If you answered ‘yes’ or ‘hell yes’ to any or all of those questions, you can totally do this! If you answered ‘no’ to question #3, we are scientifically confused and will need to draft an immediate email to Neil deGrasse Tyson for clarification.  

So how do you play along with this contest? Simple, just share a picture of your #CusheTime with us! #CusheTime is YOUR time - and it could be anything. A sunset on the beach, a couple of good friends and a bonfire, a photo from a concert… whatever it is that helps you find a little happiness - that’s your #CusheTime. 

Post and tag your photo using the hashtag #CusheTime on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or upload it directly to our contest page

One important thing to note - if any of your social accounts that you share this photo on are private, we can’t see your entry! No worries if you wanna keep things private though, just use the uploader on the contest page we linked above. 

Make it fun / awesome / silly - ‘cause we’re picking a winner each week for a free pair of Cushes! Now get our there and find some more #CusheTime, share a photo, and win some shoes! 

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June Playlist

Some jamz (the 'z' makes it more boss) we collected in June. Not gonna lie, Tacocat was likely included because Tacocat spelled backwards IS STILL TACOCAT! 

Kaiser Chiefs - Good Days Bad Days
Temples - Shelter Song
Future Islands - Seasons (Waiting On You)
Pattern is Movement - Make It Right
Bearhug - Grapefruit
To Kill A King - Cold Skin
Little Green Cars - The John Wayne
Tacocat - You Never Came Back
Bad Books - It Never Stops
Modern Baseball - The Weekend

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May Playlist

May is a mix of music for beaches, sunsets, a bucket of brews, and a fine selection of pals around the fire. 

Pickwick - Hacienda Motel
Young & Sick - Glass
Claire - Horizon
The Family Crest - Love Don't Go
Jonquil - It's My Part
Dads - Boat Rich
Jukebox The Ghost - Oh, Emily
Bibio - Ambivalence Avenue
Damien Jurado - Silver Timothy
The Preatures - Is This How You Feel?

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Summer Music Fest Tips

Sasquatch!, Governors Ball, Bonnaroo, Lolla, Austin City Limits… these are just some of the festivals still to come this year. The Cushe crew has been around the block a few times when it comes to summertime music festivals – and like the Cosby Kids (google it), we’ve learned a thing or two. If you are lucky enough to score tickets to a fest near you – or even better, a destination fest, here are some laid-back tips to keep your experience extra Cushe.  

Plan your own schedule – but go with the flow. Like any boxing match, the best plans go out the window as soon as you get punched in the face. DO NOT get punched in the face. DO make a loose plan, but be ready to change it up if the mood strikes, or the situation calls for it. Weird stuff happens in between stages, and sometimes, it’s better than the band. 

Keep your phone battery from dying… by keeping your phone in your pocket. Seriously though, no matter how good the resolution is on your phone, real life is WAY more HD. Plus, you’ve probably annoyed your friends leading up to the festival with posts about the festival. Enjoy before documentation. 

Comfy shoes. Duh. This is a given – but bonus if those shoes are also fairly easy to wash and / or look good with a little life on ‘em. It's important that you don't worry about any of your clothing while at a festival - shoes included. At some point, someone will spill something on you. Hopefully just a beer. We roll with the Cushe Slipper since it's easy to wash and easy to wear. 

Check out some artists you don’t know – ‘cause at one point, you didn’t know Vampire Weekend, or The Black Keys, or Prince. Wait… everyone now is just born with knowledge of who Prince is, right? Anyway, those artists in the smaller print on the festival poster are good too, so leave with someone new to tell your friends about. 

Laters!
<3 Cushe 


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April Playlist

As Biz Markie said, "It's Spring Again!". Here is our (late) April playlist to get you warmed up for a little house cleaning, a little patio time, or just some laid-back Cushe Time. 

CHAPPO - Come Home
Wye Oak - The Tower
Sin Fang - Sunbeam
Pinback - Proceed to Memory
Woods - Leaves Like Grass
Devendra Banhart - Angelika
Future Loves Past - Grow Up Tall
Broken Bells - Perfect World
Blood Orange - On the Line
Tycho - Awake

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NAWIA, Round 2

Our intrepid Surf Samurai, Mitch Corbett, reminds us yet again that Not All Wandering Is Aimless. Beautiful views, barrels, and the little moments in life. 

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March Playlist

The first day of spring has officially come and gone, and while in some areas it may not feel like we're getting closer to summer, science-type people assure us we definitely are. March is a strange, transitional month - so we put together a bit of a manic, up and down playlist to help with those mornings where it's sunny out, but also 15 degrees. 

Echosmith - Cool Kids
Local Natives - Camera Talk
The Morning Benders - Cold War
Breton - Envy
The Front Bottoms - Twin Size Mattress
Into It. Over It. - Spinning Thread
So Many Dynamos - Analysis Paralysis
Wildcat! Wildcat! - Mr. Quiche
Max Frost - White Lies
Real Estate - Talking Backwards

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February Playlist

They say all the best songs are breakup songs. That must make this our worst set of tracks ever - 'cause this month's playlist is for gettin' cozy. Especially our snowbound friends all over the country. 

Play a few of these and you might get lucky like a couple of French robots. DJs? Robots? We're not sure what they want to be called anymore. 

Wilco (wsg Feist) - You and I
Daft Punk - Something About Us
Blackbird Blackbird - Happy With You
Elliot Smith - Say Yes
Dawes - Someone Will
Blind Pilot - 3 Rounds and a Sound
Citizen Cope - Sideways
Yo La Tengo - Our Way to Fall
Low - Sunflower
Best Coast - Crazy for You

XOXO
Cushe

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Road Trippin'

 

Summer weekends are the perfect opportunity to make a mini escape from the workweek. It doesn’t matter where you are located; chances are you have a fresh destination within a few hours drive. We have a few pointers to make your next blacktop adventure a little more memorable… maybe even challenging. 

Pick a spot you’ve never been, or take a road you’ve never travelled. Road trips are all about discovery – taking the same path to the same end point… kind of missing the point.

Keep the tech to a minimum. Ditch the GPS, and keep the phone in your pocket. Use a paper map - available at any gas station next to some amazing sunglasses and a selection of camo trucker hats. Actual trucker hats. Your dad and grandpa will be proud. 

Music. Is. Key. Keeping with the minimal tech concept, make mix CDs or dare we say… tapes? Last weekend’s trip for us included tracks from Disclosure, Bastille, and Geographer. Protip: Always have Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now” ready to go if you need to infuse some energy into the drive. It never fails. 

Take detours. The point is to discover something fun. World’s Largest Ball of Twine an hour off the highway? Scenic overlook on the next exit? Take a quick side adventure. Sometimes the little things turn into the biggest memories. 

Taking off solo? Cool. Bringing some friends? Double cool. Pick your team wisely though. If you have a friend who needs an itinerary for Saturday morning breakfast, they might night be on the spontaneity A-Team. We're planning a few more weekenders before summer comes to a close - where are you heading? 

 

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