Sentimental Journey CD Review

When I learned Emily Rossum had completed an album called Sentimental Journey, I had to have a listen. I remember listening to Doris Day’s original Sentimental Journey on the radio about the time I started school. The words “Gonna take a sentimental journey. Gonna set my heart at ease. Gonna make a sentimental journey to renew old memories.”, struck a chord in me back then. We were always moving about–East Rutherford, Union Beach, Jersey City, North Bergen then more to follow. My parents promised we would keep in touch with our neighbors, but we didn’t. Then when I became an […]

DVD/CD Review – The Tuneables, I Love Music!

In a tough economy, with so many school budget defeats meaning program cuts, quality music education programs don’t just happen for too many kids. Recently I received The Tuneables, I Love Music! 2-Disk set. Its 3-8 age appropriate music helps address this situation. Join Annie and Max on their venture from Mo’s Music Shop to magical Tunesville compliments of the Music Box. Meet eye-catching, almost 3D characters Mo the Violin, Pete the Trumpet, Clara Clarinet, Sunny Cymbal, Snare Drum, and Gloria Piano, Bill the Bird, the Bell Family along with the Tuneville Marching Band. Develop musical minds to be part […]

Lisa Diamaini’s Star Rock for Kids CD Review

Moms and dads yearning for a life-changing opportunity for their darling little one to become a star will buy Lisa Diamiani’s premiere CD Star Rock for Kids.  The CD holds more than music.  It also holds an invitation and an application for kids aged 5 to 17 to create a two-minute video of them performing and submit it.  The hope is that the kids will be chosen for the next volume of Star Rock for Kids. Star Rock for Kids showcases the talents of Sarah, Hanna, Allegra, Carson, Lizzie, Nicole, Ruby, Katie, and Amy.  These 7-17 year old girls perform […]

The Endangerbles CD Review – With Plush Toy And Giveaway

The Endangerbles is a CD with music and lyrics by Fred Bogert.  Its ten songs include Endangerbles Theme Song, Extinction for Extinction, Absolutely Positively, Reason to Be Here, Girls Rock & Rule, Response-Ability, Puzzle, Breath of Life Island, and Crocodile Shoes. I enjoyed listening to this creative, educational album of child-friendly fun songs.  One doesn’t have to be an activist to appreciate its gentle message, “Protect life.” One doesn’t have to be a kid to fall in love with the soft plushes Ulysses (eagle), Milton (orangutan), Sasha (baby seal), Bucksnort (Indian rhino), Ms. Scarlet (scarlet macaw), and Khul (tiger).  They […]

Laws of Illusion by Sarah McLachlan CD Review

With a history of twenty years of studio and live albums all gold, platinum, or multi-platinum, Sarah McLachan’s comeback studio album, Laws of Illusion, deserves a listen. The new material has been seven years in the making. Canadian messo-soprano McLachan emotional ballads reveals both love from both sides and herself. It is a good bet that this Grammy Award singer-songwriter has come up with another winner. Wait until you hear its ten new songs and two previously released ones. Here is the track listing. 1. AWAKENINGS 2. ILLUSIONS OF BLISS 3. LOVING YOU IS EASY 4. CHANGES 5. FORGIVENESS 6. […]

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE – A Very Special Christmas Volume 7 CD

GIFT IDEA – A VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS VOLUME 7 The torch has been passed to a new generation of superstar talent for this album as top stars of 2009 contribute to the latest edition of the acclaimed series which benefits Special Olympics. A Very Special Christmas Volume 7 features original recordings of new and traditional Christmas songs which each artist selected especially for this album. Performers include: Colbie Caillat, Carter Twins, Charice, Miley Cyrus, Kristinia DeBarge, Gloriana, Vanessa Hudgens, Sean Kingston, Leighton Meester, Mitchel Musso, Kellie Pickler, Ashley Tisdale, and Carrie Underwood. The album SRP is a budget-friendlyJ $14.98, perfect […]

This Week’s Winners

Here are the winners of this week’s giveaways. To select the winner of these giveaways I put the number of entries into the Random Sequence Generator on I matched the numbers that came out on top to the comment bearing the same number and made sure the comment was eligible. Let’s Be Pink winner #30 Tori AminoGenesis DermaScyne² Intense Daily Serum winner #93 Hope L AminoGenesis Gone in Sixty Seconds winner #88 Laura Deluca Five For Fighting Autographed CD winner #14 madwoman doing cartwheels Encyclopedia Of Haunted Places, Ghostly Locales From Around The World book winner #18 Jessica YoPlus […]