I’m a baby of the ’80s. During my childhood, MTV, CMT, radio and cassette tapes were in and vinyl was out. So out in fact that my parents gave away a huge percentage of their vinyl collection because it just wasn’t that cool anymore.
But as you all know, that has since changed. Vinyl has made a serious comeback in recent years, with sales skyrocketing to 6.1 million in 2013 (the highest since 1991). Even crazier is that Urban Outfitters is now the world’s largest seller of vinyl. Weird, right?!? Interestingly enough, it’s the kids who grew up being able to download music or stream via Pandora and Spotify who are the primary demographic buying vinyl now. And I am one of them (a passive collector, I might add, as I‘ll hunt down a vinyl release maybe twice a year).
My how the tables have turned (ha ha, get it)!
Since I had a late start, I got my first record at 19.
I have since added more (but not many more as both of my roommates have way larger collections than I do, so I just spin what they’ve got). But enough about me! Wouldn’t you say it’s high time to get your hands on baby’s first vinyl? Just tell us this to enter this week’s vinyl giveaway:
What was the first record you bought?
Tell us what your very first vinyl was in the comments by November 11, 8 pm PST to be automatically entered to win one (1) of these albums: Lullaby Renditions of Pearl Jam, The Flaming Lips or The White Stripes. Three (3) total winners will be selected in our random drawing.
Summer comes to a close today. Yeah, we know, we’re crying too. But here’s the fun part: It’s a giveaway day and all you have to do to enter is tell us:
Was Your Baby Good or Bad This Summer?
Post your good and bad baby stories below by Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 12 pm PST, to be entered into our random giveaway for one (1) copy of Good Baby, Bad Baby CD & Picture Book. Three (3) winners will be selected! For bonus entries, tweet, share and Pin from this post!
Check out the full Good Baby, Bad Baby song list and samples below. And don’t forget the awesome picture book that comes with this unique collection of lullabies!
With Mother’s Day approaching, we thought we’d have a little fun with this week’s giveaway. We know how you’ve enjoyed sharing and reading what sh*t dads say and what sh*t kids say, so let’s celebrate what our moms say.
“There’s one thing I’ll never forget my mother saying to me: ‘I’ve had sex three times . . . when I got pregnant with you, your older sister and your younger sister .”
What sh*t does your mom — or the mother of your child — say?
Post the interesting, funny or shocking things the moms in your life say to enter our giveaway for a bundle that is the sh*t — our Rocker Mama Bundle featuring all the mamas in our collection: Lullaby Renditions of Pink, Madonna, Bjork and No Doubt. Enter by Wednesday, May 14, at 6 pm PST to enter our random draw. One (1) winner will be selected.
1. “Pumping is tricky, you see you’ve gotta . . .” No. Noooo, no, no. Totally cool with breastfeeding, just don’t need to know the mechanics right now 2. “Can you hold this?” (When someone hands you the dirty diaper they just took off their child)Nope, I really can’t. 3. “Do you mind if I bring the baby?” – Sure! Hold on, you do know we’re going to a hot yoga class, right. 4. “Getting peed on isn’t that bad . . . “ Wait,what? 5. “Can you hold him/her for a minute?” – Yes, for a minute, maybe even twenty minutes, but not for an hour and half while you watch Breaking Bad.
Now you tell us . . .
What are things you think you should never say to non-parents?
Tell us in the comments below to enter our random drawing for a Rockabye Baby CD of your choice! One (1) winner will be selected. Enter by Monday, May 5 at 12 pm PT. Now go on and spill!
“Money doesn’t grow on trees, but evidently chandeliers do” (around the corner from Rockabye Headquarters). – Lisa Roth
Now that you’ve seen something cool from our neighborhood. It’s time for you to share for your chance to win one of these:
Tell us something cool about where you live?
Brag about where you live in the comments below by Sunday, March 16, at 8 pm PT to be entered into our random drawing for (1) a Rockabye vinyl of your choice. Now that’s something cool, right? Two (2) winners will be selected.
Plus, get extra entries for showing us by sharing your photo with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #SomethingCool.
It’s Monday, folks, deal with it. Wait, excuse us, let’s turn that grimace into a smile by reminding you of all the reasons “Why Mondays Don’t Suck.”
And here’s another . . . today’s a giveaway day!
So ready your music geek self and answer this question to enter our giveaway:
List as many bands as you can named after animals!
Post it in the comments below by Sunday, March 9 at 8 pm PT to be entered into our random drawing for one (1) Rockabye bundle of your choice. Two (2) winners will be selected. Enter as many songs as you wish as separate comments by the deadline.
We’re celebrating all things Guns N’ Roses today as former bandmates Duff McKagan and Axl Rose celebrate their birthdays side by side; McKagan today and Rose tomorrow! That makes for 48 hours of birthday partying.
Since 48 hours is a little long, we think a nap or two will need to take place. And what better to nap to with Lullaby Renditions of Guns N’ Roses?
For the next 48 hours, you can download “Welcome to the Jungle” and “Paradise City” from Lullaby Renditions of Guns N’ Roses for free! Just add the album to your cart and it will be automatically discounted.
And here’s a fun activity for do with your little rockers: Guns N’ Roses coloring pages here!
We have a one-of-a-kind giveaway to kick off this month to celebrate our Lullaby Renditions of P!nk release, which comes out tomorrow! All you have to do is:
Tell us about a woman in your life who rocks and why!
And you’ll be entered to win our Women Who Rock prize package:
Check out this unique prize package that you can only find here:
1 copy of our Lullaby Renditions of P!nk, featuring some of this rocker mom’s greatest hits.
1 autographed copy of Women Warriors: History’s Greatest Female Fighters by Teena Apeles, a member of the Rockabye Baby team! Women Warriors features women warriors of ancient mythology as well as modern women who grace today’s playing fields, screens, comic books and political arenas, from Joan of Arc to Wonder Woman.
1 autographed copy of Girl Director: A How-To Guide for the First-time, Flat-Broke Film and Video Makerby Andrea Richards, a regular blog contributor! Girl Director is an instruction manual, history lesson, scrapbook, and celebration of women and film rolled into one. Even Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth owns a copy: “I wish there were a book like this when I was a teenager. Girl Director is a true reminder of the possibilities.”
How to enter:
Tell us about a woman in your life who rocks and why in the comments below. Enter as often as you’d like with as many different women as you like by February 10 at 8 pm ET to be entered in our random draw to win a Women Who Rock prize package. One (1) winner will be selected. For extra entries, tweet this post, share this post on Facebook and Pin the prizes!
We love puzzles aroundhere, but today isn’t just about celebrating the classic jigsaw puzzle . . . It’s about celebrating every type of puzzle. Crosswords, Sudoku, Rubik’s cubes, word searches . . . you name the puzzle type, we’re celebrating it.
Lately (actually, just the past week) I’ve been squeezing a Sudoku puzzle in every morning to wake up my brain. It’s only been a week, as I said, but it really helping suppress the need for me to drown myself in caffeine as soon as I get to work. So, yeah, that’s a thumbs up to puzzles, right there!
So for this National Puzzle Day, we’re serving up a few different puzzles for you to do. Think of it as a triathlon for your mind.
And to encourage you to complete them, we’re giving away what we’re calling our National Puzzle Day Bundle (a.k.a. The Alternative Parenting Bundle which includes Lullaby Renditions of Nirvana, Weezer, Foo Fighteres Radiohead and Pearl Jam).
When you’ve finished, answer the following questions in the comments below:
1. How long did it take you to complete the jigsaw puzzle? 2. What was 4 Down in the Crossword? 3. What is the top row sequence of the Sudoku puzzle?
Post your answers in the comments below by Wed., Feb 5, to enter into our random draw to win our National Puzzle Day Bundle.
Think you’re ready?
2. Lead guitarist of The Beatles
5. Hometown of Foo Fighters
6. Elton John’s real first name
7. Sports a black top hat Down
1. The artist formerly known as
3. Sings “Madness”
4. Sings “One”
Does your baby think they were born to run? If your little Boss isn’t tired and wants to prove it all night, tuck them in with these blissful versions of Bruce Springsteen’s classic rock anthems. We promise there will be lots of sleeping in the dark.