If you have seen either of the Guardians of the Galaxy movies, then you know music is one of the things Peter Quill (Star-Lord) is really into. And you better not mess with the awesome mix his mom gave him before she died. He’s crazy enough to risk his own life for his special tunes. With that in mind, my two youngest kids and I put together our awesome playlist on Spotify. The mix is special because they are Glee tunes. Our family has been watching old Glee episodes for several weeks now. The kids are really into the show and someday might even have fond memories of Glee binging with mom and dad when they were young. BTW, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is available now in digital HD and will be out on 4K, Blu-ray and DVD on August 22nd.
I have an awesome giveaway on my dad blog for you music lovers out there. The theme of my contest is “Music Made Me Do It.” These are the moments that leave us powerless when the greatest force in the world takes over. Thanks to Sol Republic, the winner of my giveaway will win a prize pack consisting of:
- DECK wireless speaker
- PUNK wireless speaker
- Tracks HD headphone
- Tracks headphone
- Master Tracks XC headphone
- Relays headphone
- Jax headphone
Sol Republic [Facebook | Twitter] recently launched their new Relays video. The music video features the song Ladies Night by Run DMT (free song download link coming soon). To help promote the video, I’m giving away a set of Relays headphones. Relays is a crossover headphone. Whether you’re running for a train or training for a run, you can enjoy the fit of a sports headphone with all the sound and style you need to keep up with you all day, no matter what you’re doing.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment sent me The Last Ride Blu-ray for review on my movie blog. The movie is about country legend Hank Williams’ final days. The film starts off slow, but gets better as the story progresses. I like the movie, but it took some time before the characters grew on me. The Last Ride is available now on Blu-ray and DVD.
SOL REPUBLIC set me a pair of their Tracks Ultra headphones for review and giveaway on my dad blog. I like the sound quality of the earbuds that came with my iPod Touch. But the sound quality of the Tracks Ultra blows away the Apple earbuds. I think a pair of SOL REPUBLIC headphones would make an excellent Christmas gift for a music lover. The Tracks Ultra headphones I’m giving away are available now for $179.99. You can buy a pair directly from SOL REPUBLIC. Or if you prefer, through Amazon. BTW, Michael Phelps wore a pair of SOL REPUBLIC headphones during the summer Olympics.
I received a copy of The Froggy Hop CD for review and giveaway on my dad blog. The Froggy Hop is The Chickadees’ latest CD. Their first album, Songs from the Great Outdoors, won a Parent’s Choice award. The group is fronted by former Atlantic Records artist, Mary Karlzen. Other members of The Chickadees include Anjl Rodee, Carmen Nickerson and Rosie Dempree. Bottom line: the CD made me feel like I was back in outdoor school and reminded me of Earth Day. The eleven songs have a nice beat, and are fun to sing along with. The Froggy Hop is available now for $10.
A lot of pregnant women like to play music to their babies in the womb by placing speakers on their bellies. But with Sound Beginnings, expecting moms don’t need to do that anymore to share music with baby-to-be. Sound Beginnings enables mommies to share her favorite music and recorded messages (from daddy and other loved ones). There are no Velcro, clips or adhesives/glue to keep speakers in place. Moms just plug in their iPod or other MP3 player. That’s it. No assembly required. And when it’s dirty, you can just wash Sound Beginnings in the washing machine — including the speakers! Nice, right? Even better is that I’m giving away Sound Beginnings on my dad blog. BTW, Sound Beginnings (Facebook | Twitter) has won nine parenting awards and has been voted the safest and most convenient way to share music and voice with baby in the womb.
Check out today’s giveaway prize:
The device is called Bellybuds (Facebook | Twitter). The gadget lets moms play music to their baby while the little one is still inside the womb. What a neat idea! If my wife was pregnant, I would want to try out the Bellybuds. Luckily for you guys (and me), my wife isn’t pregnant again (I love my kids, but four is enough). Instead of reviewing it, I’m going to give Bellybuds ($50 value) away on my dad blog. Read on to find out how to win this neat product for yourself or someone you know (excellent baby shower gift).
I have an inbox full of PR requests (you know, because I am the ultimate dad blogger). I don’t have time to write posts about each one of them individually. In fact, even if I clone myself, I still wouldn’t have the time to write a short blurb about all of them (that’s why I give priority to giveaways). The best I can do is write short blurbs about a few of the requests I received.
Even Firefighters Go to the Potty
As the title suggests, this kids book is about going to the potty. I don’t have a copy of Even Firefighters Go to the Potty: A Potty Training Lift-the-Flap Story ($7.99), but here’s a description from Amazon:
Toddlers are uneasy about toilet training. And in most cases, even if they know they have to go, sometimes they are too busy to bother. In this hilarious gate-fold story, each person — from a firefighter on the way to answer a fire alarm to a zoo keeper on the way to feed the polar bears — stops what they are doing to go to the potty. With humor and no pedantics, toddlers learn that everybody uses the potty.
The Firefighters Potty book was written by Wendy Wax.
The winners of the RockBoom Speaker iPod Case Giveaway are Mary and Eric. Thanks to the nice women at chicBuds, ZZZ will receive either a RockBoom Speaker iPod Case (black or green camouflage) or RockBuds Earphones. Check out their website for gift ideas. If you hurry, you might still be able to get some cool musical accessories in time for Christmas (free upgraded shipping until noon on December 22nd).