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”
Is it me, or does everyone have a birthday this month? Elvis, Dave Matthews, Jimmy Page, Dave Grohl [link when post up]. Man! Okay, so not everyone but a lot of awesome people were born in January.
And just when I thought the birthday bombardment was slowing down, I hear about this guy’s birthday. . .
But who is he?!
Here’s a hint: He’s known to many as “The Voice.”
Post your guess in the comments below by Sunday, January 26, 8 PM PST, and share on Facebook and Twitter for extra entries, for the chance to win a copy of our lullaby renditions of the stud above plus a CD choice of your own in our random draw.
Dave Grohl. Golden god, a symbol of perfection . . . call him what you will. Dave Grohl is awesome.
I would say my love of Grohl came into fruition in the early 2000s. I knew “Everlong” and “Learn to Fly” were both by Foo Fighters because, as I’ve said before, my dad was constantly quizzing me. Then, sometime in 5th grade, I learned that the lead singer of that band was also the drummer of Nirvana. BOOM. My 10-year-old-mind was blown. A seed of fascination and adoration was planted and has been sprouting ever since. Plus, my roommate is absolutely enamored with the guy, so that stokes my love for all things Dave Grohl as well. Check out what I got her for Christmas:
Yeah, she flipped out.
We have a feeling you feel the same way about Dave Grohl, which is why we’re throwing a giveaway party to celebrate his 45th birthday today!
Match the image of Dave with the correct event below.
Two (2) lucky winners will receive both Lullaby Renditions of Foo Fighters AND Lullaby Renditions Nirvana! Best birthday that wasn’t even your birthday ever, right?
Post your answers in a comment below by Sunday, January 19 at 8 PM PST and share on Facebook and Twitter for extra entries to win. Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway
1. Foo Fighters at Wembley Stadium in London in 2008 via publicintellectuals.org
2. Foo Fighters Secret Show in 2011 at Spaceland in Los Angeles via guestofaguest.com
3. Dave at Bamboozle 2012 in Asbury Park, N.J., via speakimge.com
4. Dave plays the 2012 Grammy Awards (with some guy named Paul McCartney) via nydailynews.com
5. Dave playing with Them Crooked Vultures in 2009 at the Paramount in Seattle
Stacie aka Ms. Rockabye: I’m visiting my little sister in Spain later this year and I would love to be able to order a drink (I mean, among other things, of course) without the help of a translation book. “Me gustaría sangría por favor!!” (I used google translate there but I could memorize that!)
I took a few years of Spanish in school but I committed about 6 phrases total to my memory; three of which are about getting to a bathroom. So, I’m hoping to take a refresher course at the beginning of the year to help jog my memory.
Jennifer, our resident artist: Two words: Less. Carbs.
Sarah aka Rockabye Grrl: I often have lofty goals around New Year’s, as most people do. I think resolutions are great, but you should focus on one thing you know you can change. In years past, I’ve had long lists of changes I’d like to make so this year I want to simply hone in on one. In 2014, I would like to live in the moment more. I think I worry too much about future happenings, whether they are years or minutes down the line. We can’t change the past and the future hasn’t happened yet; it’s important to be present in the present.
Sure, we know people break resolutions all the time – you’re rooting for us not to, right? – but before you do, we want you to share them…with us! Hey, if you actually type them up and post them here, maybe that’ll help.
What’s on your New Year’s resolution list?
Post it below to enter this week’s giveaway and we’ll make it worth your while. How about your chance to win 3 CDs from our 2013 releases?
Feeling overpowered by baby’s cries? If your little angel would rather rock the casbah than go straight to bed, let Rockabye Baby’s gentle versions of The Clash’s hits carry them off to dreamland. Sleep is calling.