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I am Loving ‘The Submarines’ – Free Honeysuckle Weeks Album Giveaway

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Winner is: Carey – please email me: kim (@) mommyknows (dot) com

If I weren’t already so tired (and bored) of writing about my recent vacation, I’d tell you that besides the fantastic scenery, one of the things that made the LONG (long long long) drive bearable was the tunes –> specifically The Submarines.

The Submarines
Photographer: ORRiN ANDERSON

You may not recognize the name, but any of you that watch TV (all of you right?), have heard the current Apple iPhone 3G ads featuring The Submarines track ‘You Me and the Bourgeosie’ from their recently released album ‘Honeysuckle Weeks’.

Their first music video just debuted … have a look & listen

I’m no music critic, but I know a catchy tune when I hear it. The Submarines have several catchy tunes. You really need to go and pick up the album. My favourite is ‘Swimming Pool’.

The Submarines are Blake Hazard and John Dragonetti (aka John Drag). What make the submarines special to me (besides the fantastic music) is, John is an old friend from Dubai.

John has always loved and made music. I remember him being in a band called ‘Space’ in the 7th grade. They made their own ‘cassette’ complete with a home-made lightening bolt cover featuring Matt Johnson (I think?) as the lead singer, my favourite song on that album was Lynrd Skynrd’s ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ (still one of my all time favourites). Somewhere in the dozens of boxes of stuff I just can’t get rid of is that ‘Space’ cassette. I knew you’d be famous John!

One lucky commenter is going to WIN a ‘HoneySuckle Weeks’ album curtousy of MommyKnows. The winner will be randomly chosen by me soon, so leave a comment.

MK xo
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22 comments… add one

  • Cindi August 6, 2008, 6:24 pm

    Thanks for the wonderful music drawing. I like that you knew him and his seventh grade cassette! Please enter me in your terrific drawing. Many thanks, Cindi

  • naomi August 6, 2008, 7:16 pm

    Awesome! I’d love to win something that really doesn’t have anything to do with the kids, for once, too…

    And I want to hear more about Dubai.

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  • Susy-Q August 6, 2008, 7:47 pm

    Right up my musical alley. Thanks for sharing!

  • Calee August 6, 2008, 8:32 pm

    I’m never listening to “me” music anymore. This seems perfect.


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  • Cocoa August 6, 2008, 8:41 pm

    I’m always on the look out for new to me good music. The video is awesome! Very catchy and something I will enjoy listening to.

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  • Jenn B August 7, 2008, 4:55 am

    how fun that you have that connection! I am typically sucked into (in a mild way, i’m not THAT into music) any band featured in apple commercials. Sometimes it makes me feel like a lemming, but i guess…you like what you like, right? I def. enjoy the submarines anyway. ;)

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  • Jamie August 7, 2008, 6:16 am

    AWWWW, I can’t see the video! Sniff!

    How cool though!

    Jamie’s last blog post..Weather

  • Safire August 7, 2008, 6:35 am

    That was some great music!

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  • Stair Lifts August 7, 2008, 7:41 am

    Hey that was a pretty cool song, I will have to check out some of their other stuff. I actually don’t watch regular TV, so had not seen the commercial before ;)

  • Kate August 7, 2008, 4:38 pm

    That is a pretty peppy tune! And I second the request for Dubai information – that is on my list of amazing, slightly crazy, places I want to visit.

    Kate’s last blog post..Right Under Your Nose

  • Deanne S. August 7, 2008, 8:05 pm

    That is cool that you used to know him. It’s such a great feeling to see someone achieve their dreams! I can’t watch the video either due to painfully slow dial-up, but I remember the tune from the commercial…I’d love to hear the rest of the album!

  • Elaine August 8, 2008, 12:36 pm

    I would love to hear this album!

  • Carey August 8, 2008, 5:35 pm

    Sounds good to me. I would love to win the cd.

    Carey’s last blog post..Wordless Wednesday

  • kategvt August 8, 2008, 5:41 pm

    we need some new music…i need something to remedy the Doodlebops songs that replay over and over…

  • Tara R August 8, 2008, 9:01 pm

    I could definitely use some good music!

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  • newmommy August 9, 2008, 9:03 pm

    Great and thanks for sharing!

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  • JaimeS August 11, 2008, 7:30 am

    Very catchy tune :O) Please enter me in the contest I would love to win the album!

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  • kategvt August 11, 2008, 10:12 am

    great tunes!

  • Ashley August 11, 2008, 11:40 am

    Thanks for posting that!

    Ashley’s last blog post..What’s one more?

  • Insurance Fort Worth August 12, 2008, 11:47 am

    Great post, now I am gonna have to look for more of their stuff. I liked it and it was catchy thanks for sharing.

  • Joanne in Dubai August 20, 2008, 12:13 am

    Hey, was John at DC or ASD?
    I just cannot recall him. Did he live at CBV (like the rest of us…lol)?

  • MommyKnows August 20, 2008, 9:46 am

    @ Joanne – John went to JAS (ASD). His dad was the headmaster there in the early days (70’s), then at Dugas (80’s). His parents are still in Dubai. They lived in Jumeira (near the American school), BUT in the 1990’s his parents moved to CBV and I think they lived over by the apartments (across from the Popich’s (I think).

    Here is an interview on ABCNEWs: – you might recognize him.

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