You might know this about me already, but I am a huge fan of music. There is a record player in my front room on the first floor of my house and whenever I need a moment to myself to just relax, I sit in there and put it on. Music is so powerful, so I was thrilled to get the chance to preview the debut album from Whole Damn Mess, The Queen and The Outcast. I was pretty much blown away by this album. I enjoyed it so much that I listened to it three times in a row. It was really powerful and is clearly all about a fantastic love story.
Since I do a lot of work on my computer during the day, I am always listening to music. I find that it helps to keep me focused and stops my mind from wandering. Recently, Sony sent me some new music collections to download and I have been listening to them non-stop! They are truly soundtracks that every geek needs to pick up! Download them on Amazon Music, iTunes, in the Apple Store, or head to your local store to pick them up on CD or Vinyl.
This month I teamed up with Apple Music and Disney Music Group to create a super fun Family Dance Party Playlist! My girls and I are huge Disney fans and we have spent many hours dancing around the house singing our favorite Disney songs. Some of these songs date back to when I was a little girl – and some of them are brand new hits from movies like Cars 3 and Descendants 2!
I remember playing Castlevania when I was younger. It was always one of my favorite games (and still is). Because of this I am really excited about the Netflix Original Series, Castlevania. It hits Netflix on July 7th and I will be watching it for sure! On the same day, the soundtrack will be released from Lakeshore Records. I was lucky enough to check this out ahead of time and it has me even more excited for the series to be out!
As I am sure many of you know by now, I am a HUGE Marvel fanatic. I collect the comic books, I collect the toys, I collect the movies – and I even have a few Marvel related tattoos. So I was thrilled to hear today that Sony Music announced the release of SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) featuring the music of Grammy® and Academy Award®-winning composer Michael Giacchino. The soundtrack will be released on July 7 and is available for pre-order here.
I am a big fan of music and award shows, so naturally I love the Radio Disney Music Awards! Well the 5th annual show is finally here and will be airing on Radio Disney and the Disney Channel this Sunday, April 30th. Be sure to tune in because I know of a few surprises they have in store for everyone – and you don’t want to miss them! With more performances than ever, the fifth anniversary show will have something that everyone in the family can enjoy.
I am so excited to let you all know that I will be heading to Los Angeles from Tuesday, April 18th – Friday, April 21st for another amazing press trip! This one is filled with Marvel, Disney, Disney Nature, and ABC events! Myself and 24 other bloggers will be bringing you exclusive photos, interviews, and more while there so be sure to follow along. Trust me, you don’t want to miss any of this! We will be posting on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and more
Music is really important in my family. We all connect to it in one way or another and constantly have it playing throughout the house. Of course, we have issues with our bluetooth speakers cutting in and out, and trying to get it to play in multiple rooms – but not anymore thanks to Google Chromecast Audio! Now we can play music, seamlessly, throughout the house. We can play it from our phones, tablets, or computers – meaning no more drained cellphone batteries! We love Google Chromecast Audio, and we think you will too! Here are 4 reasons why you need it in your life!
One movie that I have been dying to see is Moana. I have seen the trailer several times and whenever my girls are with me, they start asking when we will get to see it. Well, my husband and I have a trick up our sleeves! We will actually be at Disney World when it hits theaters on November 23rd. It just so happens that our last day in the parks will be the night before – so before heading out int he morning, we will be taking them to see Moana at the happiest place on Earth! I am not one for keeping secrets, so I am surprised I haven’t slipped up yet. I think I am just as excited about this movie as they are. It looks incredible – and I am willing to bet that the soundtrack will be just as great.
Walt Disney Records announces the Elena of Avalor soundtrack EP available July 22. The EP features 7 songs from the highly anticipated Disney Channel animated series “Elena of Avalor” which premieres July 22 (7:00-8:00 p.m., EDT). The theme song “Elena of Avalor” is performed by Gaby Moreno and Elena’s anthem “My Time” is performed by Aimee Carrero, the voice of Princess Elena.
In Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. I’m so excited to share with you P!nk’s brand new music video for “Just Like Fire” from Disney’s ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS!
Recently Shushybye, a multi award-winning and critically-acclaimed children’s music-centric television series, found a home on Netflix. Search “Shushybye” to find this show and I promise you that your kids will love it! My 3 and 4 year old watch it all the time. They are huge fans already! We recently got the music CD collection and they have so much fun dancing around the house to all of the songs. The Shushybye Music CD ‘Cool-Lection” ($44.88) is comprised of five individual best-selling Shushybye music CDs (69 songs in all) and saves 15% when purchased as the 5-CD collection. It is by far worth it – and you can enter to win a set below!
The Shushybye Music CD “Cool-lection” includes:
- Shushybye & Goodnight: The Deluxe Edition
- Close Your Eyes
- My Newest Best Friend
- Time to Tuck You In
Shushybye is the land that sits on a cloud high in the sky Shushybye where the resident Shushies (who live in such villages as Nap Valley and Snore Shore) make dreams for children that are delivered to them as they fall asleep. A favorite on BabyFirst (www.babyfirsttv.com), the dream-themed SHUSHYBYE television series has just launched on Netflix! 26 episodes of Shushybye are available for instant viewing anywhere at any time via Netflix. Each of the Netflix Shushybye episodes features three Shushybye songs, along with vignettes starring the Shushies that impart important social values for children while introducing them to the world of the creative arts. Behind Shushybye is the acclaimed music team of creator-songwriter Steve Syatt and music producer-singer Michael North. The melodies are incredibly catchy, while the lyrics are written expressly for children. The debut Shushybye CD (Shushybye and Goodnight) won a prestigious iParenting Award. Michael and the Shushybye Show perform live to sold-out audiences in cities across the country.
The Shushybye music CDs are available from the Shushybye Shoppe located on the show’s website www.shushybye.com.
Enter to win the Shushybye “Cool-lection” using the Gleam form below. Be sure to check out my other giveaways while you are here and GOOD LUCK!
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I remember seeing P!nk way back when she toured with *NSYNC – yes, I loved (OK still love) them and I may have seen them perform in 10+ states but hey, we are getting off track here. The bottom line is I have seen P!nk perform live several times and she is just incredible. I love her stuff and will be a fan of hers for life. So of course when I found out that she was partnering with Disney’s Alice Through The Looking Glass, I was thrilled! I loved the first movie and have been dying to see this one since it was announced. Johnny Depp is incredible as the Mad Hatter (when is he not incredible?) and the footage that I saw at the D23 Expo made me even more excited for it. He is going to be more or less the main focus of this movie and I for one, cannot wait for it. Watch the video below (and check out the brand new poster above!) and just try to tell me that you are not excited about it too – you won’t be able to. I love that Sacha Baron Cohen is joining the cast. He is a brilliant actor! Read on to learn more about P!nk’s contribution to the film.
You may not know this about me, but I am a huge country music fan. In college and immediately after graduating I worked at a couple of different radio stations on the promotions team. It was always a good time and I loved being able to see the other side of artists that you don’t see on stage. One of my favorite people to meet was Brad Paisley. He was a total sweetheart and down to Earth. Just a normal guy. He has always been one of my favorite artists because I think he is incredibly talented. When I met my husband he really didn’t know much about Brad, but I played his music for him and then took him to a concert. Now, he isn’t a huge country fan, but he still says Brad Paisley is one of the best concerts he has ever been to. If you don’t know who he is (you must live under a rock) look him up and go check him out. He is currently touring (Crushin’ It World Tour) and he has lots of dates coming up in 2016. Read on about why Brad puts on the best concert you will ever see – and then check out his upcoming tour dates here – you will thank me!