Category Archives: Music

Holiday Gift Ideas – Music

6th December 2012

Confession: I’m that person that drives by you in the middle of the day with music blaring, base pumping….in a minivan.

Yes, I am very cool.

I can’t help it – the louder it is the more it drowns out the children. I mean, loud music makes me happy.

So with that, how about some gift ideas for the music lovers in your life.

For Holiday Music Lovers:

Eleanor McCain – Holiday

Eleanor McCain is a Canadian singer with a lovely, angelic voice. Her latest album celebrates the holidays with 19 traditional songs, some up-tempo and some more intimate. This is a perfect cd for the season!

For Your Tween:

One DirectionTake Me Home

These boys are adorable and their songs are so fun and poppy and the kids love them. Their new cd, Take Me Home, is on my kids’ list this year.

For Your Best Girlfriend:

Mumford & SonsBabel

I love Mumford & Sons – this cd is guaranteed to be a hit with anyone you gift it to, including your bestie.

For Classical Music Fans:

Jonathan & Charlotte – Together

If you have spent anytime online you will recognize Jonathan & Charlotte from their audition video from Britain’s Got Talent on YouTube (it received over 26 million hits). Although they came second, they got a recording contract with Simon Cowell and their new CD has been released. It is just fantastic!!

For Fifty Shades Fans:

Fifty Shades of Grey: The Classical Album

Did you read these books? I’m pretty sure everyone and their mother read these books. If you did, you may remember the many classical music references and if you thought, oh how I wish these were all compiled into a dvd for my listening pleasure, you have been heard!

For Those Who Like To Boogie

Kesha – Warrior, Rihanna – Unapologetic, Green Day – Tre!

GIVEAWAY!

To continue the holiday spirit of giving, I’m giving away FIVE copies of Eleanor McCain’s Holiday CDs!!

Eleanor McCain is “a classical crossover artist. My song choices draw from classical, celtic, folk, pop and jazz genres – My hope is that the experience is intimate, poignant and filled with an emotion that is genuine and wonderfully human.” Eleanor has four CDs available for purchase which you can find here, and right now, with every Eleanor McCain CD purchased online, Eleanor will donate 10% to Hospice Toronto.

To enter to win a copy of this beautiful cd, please:

  • Follow Eleanor on Twitter and leave me a comment below letting me know you did.
Additional Optional Entries:
  • Like Eleanor’s FB page and leave me a comment below letting me know you did.
  • Tweet the following once and leave a comment below letting me know that you did:

Enter to win @Eleanor_McCain ‘s holiday CD on @BOREDMommy ‘s blog just in time for the holidays! http://tinyurl.com/233al4r #giveaway #canwin

RULES:
  • Open to Canadian Residents only.
  • Giveaway will run from Thursday, December 6th until Thursday, December 13, 2012.
  • Winner will be chosen using Random.org
  • Please make sure to leave a Twitter handle/email address so you can be contacted if you win.

 UPDATE: CONGRATS to the winners: #12 @agentninety9, #4 @LisaJLKHansen, #9 @ShawnaLeeG, #13 SassyModernMom, #5 @amotherworld 

U2 – $2500 VIP Giveaway

6th July 2011

I LOVE U2. They are one of those bands I’ve loved for years – I have every one of their albums.

And Bono is a God. Obviously.

However, I have NEVER seen them in concert – it just hasn’t happened.

U2 is currently finishing off their 360 tour (yup, still have no tickets). Their final concert tour dates are:

  • JUL 8 – Montreal, QC – Montreal Hippodrome & Interpol Packages Tickets
  • JUL 9 – Montreal, QC – Montreal Hippodrome & Interpol Packages Tickets
  • JUL 11 – Toronto, ON – CA Rogers Centre & Interpol Packages Tickets
  • JUL 14 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field & Interpol Packages Tickets
  • JUL 17 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium & Interpol Packages Tickets
  • JUL 20 – East Rutherford, NJ – New Meadowlands Stadium & Interpol Packages Tickets
  • JUL 23 – Minneapolis, MN – TCF Bank Stadium & Interpol Packages Tickets
  • JUL 26 – Pittsburgh, PA – Heinz Field & Interpol Packages Tickets
  • JUL 30 – Moncton, NB – Magnetic Hill Music Festival & Arcade Fire

Are you a U2 fan? If so, you might want to try to win this fab VIP giveaway currently on Facebook, sponsored by GET TICKETS

What’s the prize? Get Tickets is giving away TWO VIP Packages to the upcoming U2 360 concert in Toronto on July 11, 2011. Along with {RED Zone} floor seats, you get dinner and accommodations for two at Hotel Le Germain in Toronto.

There are people selling Red Zone tickets for $2000 each right now!!! This is definitely a fabulous prize!!

Go here and ENTER asap – this giveaway ends Friday, July 8, at 12 noon EST. It is open to Canadian residents only (sorry, Quebec residents are not eligible). Transportation is not included!!

GOOD LUCK!!

Dear John, I use to salivate over you. Love my teen aged, delusional self. xoxo

10th March 2010

Today, I was thinking about back in the day, when I was young and all about cute boys and movie stars. I was sleeping in a bedroom plastered with posters of all the heartthrobs of the moment. There were SO many that were perfect to stare at – too many to list. But there was one that I was particularly fond of (read: obsessed with). I adored Duran Duran back then – I remember buying up all the teen magazines, and cutting out their pics, so I could plaster them all over the wall. And my absolute favorite?

John Taylor from Duran Duran

He was it for me back then, when I was a delusional 15 year old. I had every album, knew every word, although none of that really mattered. All I cared about was that he was super cute, and he wore eyeliner – VERY HOT!

What else matters when you’re a teenager? Nothing.

I looked it up today and I can’t believe it but John Taylor is going to be 50 this year. 50! I’m not going to lie – that is beyond depressing. When your hearthrob ages, it only means one thing – you are getting old.

Not fun.

So fess up – who was your favorite heartthrob back in the day?

(Side Note: Sometimes it’s okay to write fluff – this is one of those times. Forgive me.)

Music….makes my little people….come together

5th November 2009

My little people LOVE music. Love it. But they’re not fans of “kid’s music” – they love the good stuff. Here’s a sampling of sometheir favorites.

ABBA:

ABBA is big right now – you may or may not have seen their videos of them singing here and here. They are big fans of the Mamma Mia soundtrack, with Our Last Summer and Money, Money, Money being their first choices, although they really enjoy the entire album.

Kelly Clarkson:

They really love the new cd, with I Do Not Hook Up being their favorite song. Its really funny to hear a three year old singing, “Oh Sweetheart, put the bottle down. You’ve got too much talent”. Except when she sings it, it sounds more like, “Oh Sweettart, put the ball low down. You gots too much tawent.”

Madonna:

Our family loves us some Madonna. We have set up our iPods to play in the kitchen, and we frequently put on our latest favorite really loud and just dance around. Madonna is big for us because her songs “last a long time” according to my five year old son. Although we adore her new song, Celebration, the big winner and a favorite to sing to is Hung Up. My son loves it. My son’s favorite line in this one is, “Every little thing that you say or do, I’m hung up, I’m hung up on you.” His version? “Evewy little fing that you say or do, I’m hung up, I’m hunging up on you.”

This Little Light of Mine

Who doesn’t adore this song? My daughter sings this to herself all the time. I heard her singing it to herself the other night while she was in her new big girl bed, and my heart melted. If she sees you looking at her when she’s singing, she gets all bashful, and covers her face with her hands. Its beyond adorable.

George Harrison

Yup, they adore his voice. They first discovered Here Comes the Sun when they saw the Bee Movie for the first time. When their daddy played the George Harrison version, they immediately recognized it, and have asked to hear it again and again ever since.

The Beatles

When my son was first born, my husband who is an avid Beatles fan, would play their music while holding our baby in his arms. He did this for years – and my son LOVES the Beatles because of it. I have videos of him singing Hey Jude like a little pro, complete with the little people lisp that we all adore. In fact for years, and even today, whenever we hear a Beatles song in a store or on the radio whether its a remake or not, he immediately recognizes it, and yells out, “Hey, that’s the Beatles!”

It’s funny, but this favorites list could go on and on, and I really love that. I love that they appreciate music and the joys of just letting loose and dancing around all silly and having a blast while doing it. I challenge you to put on some music when you are feeling completely defeated, exhausted and/or pissed off, and just dance around with the little people and you will feel so much better in the end. Its good for the booty too.

I would love to hear what some of your kid’s favorites are too!

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