Monday, April 13, 2009

A welcome surprise....

Ok. I know I just did a giveaway. And this blog is NOT all about the giveaways, but I have a new one that I want ALL of you to comment for. Because this one is truly unique!

I was recently asked to review a cd/dvd combination of children's music. I almost declined, as I have reviewed music recently, and honestly? As much as I liked the last one, I didn't think I could handle any more cuteness of singing muppets and marching tunes. Grudgingly, I clicked on the sample link for Gustafer Yellowgold....


The pictures are interesting in their own right, but the music? The music is... emotional.

This isn't "Children's Music." It's music for the FAMILY. It's something parents will actually ENJOY with or without the kids in the car. The rhythms and mellow music were phenomenal!(Patrick commented that it sounds like a mixture of Radiohead and The Beatles...) It's not often you hear of music for the entire family that isn't Christian based. This was definitely a refreshing surprise from this spiritual-but-not-religious Mom.

I was SO incredibly bummed that Corinne and I couldn't attend their show at Schuba's Tavern in May. But I HIGHLY encourage you all to listen to their site, sample their music, and consider bringing the kids for a fun concert. If you aren't Chicagoans (so sad, you poor thing...), enter this giveaway for a cd/dvd set of their latest album, Mellow Fever. If you aren't lucky enough to win it, it's definitely worth the cost for this family friendly music.

You know the rules for entry:

1. Comment!
2. Comment again after you've posted on your own site about the giveaway.
3. Comment AGAIN if you subscribe!

My entourage and I will draw the winning names on Friday, April 24.


Heather of the EO said...

When we play our current kids music (especially in the car) I want to poke my eyes out. But that would be bad, since I'm usually driving.

Something GOOD would be refreshing!


Zip n Tizzy said...

They do have a good sound.
I have to be careful about anything too catchy because my 5 year old has banned me from singing.
If you pick me, I may just have to turn it up REAL loud so he wont hear me chiming in.

Cynthia said...

Hey likey free stuff!

Marie said...

YAY! I can enter!!

Does subscribe count if you are in my google reader? I've always wondered.

Fantastic Forrest said...

That's really fun. I like the music a lot. And the drawings are neat. But the little yellow guy kind of creeps me out.

Still, I would love the CD and play it often and my Amazing Girl Child would probably like the yellow guy. We have dissimilar tastes in video characters. said...


Honor system. You can use the Google Reader/Bloglines, etc. as a subscription.

Beck said...

That's a lovely giveaway! My kids would adore that cd!
And yes, I subscribe to you in my blogger reader.

CaraBee said...

What an interesting DVD!

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