I've been really inconsistent with my posting, so I am hoping that I still have a few lurkers who will participate in an uh-mazing giveaway!!
Your eyes are not deceiving you--my husband didn't pick up the guitar, don a first finger ring, and purchase one of those head microphones (that totally remind me of Rent--I have no earthly need or use for a head microphone, but I want one right after an iPad).
Eric's doppleganger is children's musician Nick from In The Nick of Time music! He has recently been touring the east coast to promote his newest CD, "Making Silly Faces."
While I will mention that the newest CD will probably be most appreciated by those a little bit out of the toddler age, I think it is one to add to anyone's children's music library. Currently, we are obsessed with the "Slumber Party" song. (It's totally a la Lady Gaga--that's what is fun about this CD, every song sort of reminds you of a popular artist.)
Wanna nibble on some of his unique sounds? Head over to his site, and you can sample some of the newest songs. What's awesome is that you can buy them individually; it's like a make-your-own children's music library!
Reflecting back on his previous CDs, I think Eric and I have sang his "Seven" song every single day for the past 3 years. Currently, we sing it at bedtime every night. It was our own colic calm with Miles when he was a baby. And the "Autumn Song" is always a favorite, as are "Freeze Dance" "Sneakers" "Clickity Clack" and "The Bear Went Over the Mountain." You can also go and both sample and buy some of these older songs here, too.
But for one of you, you won't have to do anything but open a bubble mailer sent to your home in order to get Nick's music. Woot Woot!
For all 3.5 of you who don't know me personally, there is one thing that needs to be mentioned before we get into the giveaway...
Nick IS my brother. And yes, both Felix and Miles are on the newest cover. But I am gaining no compensation for the giveaway except inflating my sense of pride for my talented big bro. Folks--I've been there since the beginning--or at least since he was a little less than 2 years old and I a newborn. I've suffered through his beginning string instruments, piano, and recorder (ughh! recorder!) in elementary school and nights of saxophone during middle school. And conveniently, my room was right above our house's music room, so every plugged in electric guitar or bass that entered our house, was *felt* by me. I watched my older brother hone his craft, join multiple bands over the years (I even sang a few times in one of them during college), get degrees and advanced degrees in music, and ultimately settle into what I think is one heck of an accomplished career as a children's musician.
You ready to hear for yourself???
I am giving away to 1 lucky reader, a collection of Nick's CDs!!And even for many of you who have 1 or more of the CDs--you'll still want to win--isn't it always fun to have, at the ready, some great children's music to give to someone as a gift?
How to enter:
- ONE ENTRY: leave a comment on this post with your favorite song/album from when you were a wee one. (I loved our Sesame Street Fever record, and Barry Louis Polisar tapes. Quickly, though, they were overtaken when I discovered the Grease record.)
- ANOTHER ENTRY: go to Facebook and "like" In The Nick of Time's Facebook page. Leave a separate comment for this. (If you are part of the Kool Kid Gang and already like his page, just leave a comment confirming.)
- YET ANOTHER ENTRY: Post about this giveaway on your own blog. Leave a separate comment with the link to your blog post for this.
- REALLY? ANOTHER CHANCE?: Post a link to this this giveaway on your own Facebook page. Leave a separate comment for this.
Contest ends next Saturday, August 6, 2011, midnight.
WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED SUNDAY AUGUST 7!