Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Mixed Species Extravaganza!

You dont love me... I know who you are really here to see. Mixed Species always gets the girls... and the guys... and the horses. It's not fair! But I wont hold it against you, because secretly I love them too! If you have never experienced the hot dog roller coaster that is the Mixed Species Experience... strap yourself in and enjoy the ride! Don't scream too much, you will wake the neighbors.

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Bio:
The Mixed Species guys met in a dirty prison cell in Bogota in the late 90’s. Two of the soon to be Mixed Species clan were already in the cell for reasons yet to be determined. The two most recent inmates had been renting themselves out as drug mules for a Columbian cartel and had recently been arrested in a raid. With some smooth break dancing the Mixed Species four were able break there way out of prison, Columbia and eventually into a government witness relocation project in the United States.


How did you find Etsy? How long have you been selling on Etsy?
Actually Etsy found us. We were walking down the street in our best Sunday morning gear when Etsy drove by us real slow with it's window down and propositioned us. Once Etsy realized we would do whatever they wanted AND give back change on a five dollar bill, we were a match made in craft heaven. This crafting love affair began in early 2007.



How did you start creating?
We have always created. Our first medium was diapers and since then, we've graduated to adult diapers.

How would you describe your style?
Our style is a gigantic amalgamation of four guys and each of their individual failures, successes, dreams, fears and desires. You take that and sprinkle it with a pinch of Martha Stewart then roll it in some Hunter S. Thompson and bake it at 200 degrees for 24 hours.

What is your favorite item you have created? Why?
Its' hard to pick a favorite. Currently Hairy McSpecies is working on developing a t-shirt that will enhance the lightning bolts he shoots from his crotch. Poppa McSpecies is co-developing his alter-ego with Face McSpecies in hopes of stopping Hairy from grabbing ALL the fame and fortune. Corporate McSpecies ... well he made us all sign a waiver that doesn't allow us to answer this question completely.

What is your best selling item?

Our number one selling item is our "you park like shit" stickers. That is if you don't count the first Mixed Species single "Moustache" released in the U.K. It can now be found on our YouTube channel.

What is the best reaction you have gotten from one of your pieces?
One of the best reactions we have gotten from our products has been a number of times our clients have anonymously posted our bail in trade for our t-shirts OR the paternity suit Face McSpecies was slapped with the night of the BONCH "man balm" release party.

I bet you are full of funny great stories about your products! Want to share any?
Some of our most popular products lead a full eventful life of their own. Brief Jerky has been up over 80,000 views before the last pair sold, featured in FHM Magazine and now demands it's own trailer on set at any photo shoot.

We are going to do a little something different… here are some reader questions!

Did they play with their food as a child?
Seeing as how we easily weigh in at over half a ton, our food never stood a chance. Not when we were young and not now. Neither will your food if you are within arm's length and that's a promise!

Which species are they a mixture of?
The symbol of Mixed Species aka the Loyal Order of the Dirty Jackalope is often referred to as our Cro-Mag freak flag. In aggregate we are capitalistic, hippie, white trash, former model with six kids who play a mean bass, does PR for a fortune 50 company and are former band members of too many bands to count.

Have they ever considered waxing?
We actually have another company under the Mixed Species corporate umbrella where people pay us to wax small postage stamp size areas of our man-moss.