Make sure you head over to Blogcritics.org’s Culture Section for one of the biggest giveaway contest this year! Check out my column “Really Really Good”, for the Holiday Giveaway Contest, we have over one hundred gifts lined up for all our readers, just in time for the holidays. To enter the contest, simple fill out the form and your on your way!
Here is a short list of some of the prizes, check RRG:Holiday Giveaway Contest for more info!
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Good Housekeeping Cookbook 5 copies will be given away
This updated, comprehensive compendium of recipes, techniques, and cooking advice—compiled by Susan Westmoreland, the director of the famed Good Housekeeping Test Kitchens—belongs on every kitchen bookshelf!
Christmas Tree In A Box 5 copies will be given away
Tony Bennett in the Studio 5 copies will be given away
Tony Bennett has a talent that sets him apart from any other entertainer. He’s the premier interpreter of the Great American songbook, a 15-time Grammy® winner, and a Kennedy Center honoree, among countless other achievements. What many of his admirers may not know, however, is that for as long as Tony Bennett has been singing, he has been painting. Under his family name of Benedetto, he is a successful painter whose works hang in museums and galleries, including a painting the Smithsonian American Art Museum that is part of their permanent collection. This beautiful new book, Tony Bennett in the Studio, is richly illustrated with his own artwork, and within its pages, Bennett takes the time to reflect on his career, and the inspiration that continues to infuse both his music and his art.
Sacred Earth - 5 copies will be given away
Acclaimed photographer and anthropologist Martin Gray spent the last 20 years on an amazing pilgrimage: he visited 1,000 sacred sites in 80 countries around the world. His journey unfolds in a remarkable compilation of images that reveals just how devoutly pre-industrial cultures everywhere worshipped and respected our Earth. From the Western Wall to the Great Mosque of Damascus, Mt. Olympus to Assisi, Tibet’s Potala Palace to Hawaii’s Mauna Kea, Teotihuacán in Mexico to the Golden Temple in Amritsar, these are the awe-inspiring places from which all the world’s great religions sprang, along with our finest culture, art, and architecture. Gray’s stunning photographs and fascinating text provide unique insight into why these powerful holy places are the most venerated and visited sites on the entire planet. Maps adapted from the National Geographic Society show the locations of all the sites presented, and a thorough appendix includes a comprehensive list of over 500 of the world’s sacred sites.
Courtesy of Cornerstone Promotions
Manchester Orchestra I’m Like a Virgin Losing a Child CD(5)
Download or Stream the single “Wolves at Night”
Manchester Orchestra Podcast Episode #29
Bob Dylan Greatest Hits - 5 copies will be given away
Definitive Dylan Collection Available In Three Configurations:
Deluxe Collector’s 3 CD Box Set, 3 CD 8-panel Digipak, & Single Disc Select Song Overview.
MARK RONSON’s re-version of “Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)“
Write your own message in BOB DYLAN’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues” video here:
Blestenation Welcome to MBugout city – 5 copies will be given awayCheck out the sounds of the rock-rap inspired beats of BLESTeNATION. They were on the road, touring with Scarface and Erik Sermon and they performed on The Warped Tour. “Blestenation puts in more work than a crack ho before Christmas.”
AUDIO – “The Way It Is” – BLESeNATION ft. Travis Barker on drums
The Way It Is (Clean MP3) -
The Way It Is (Dirty MP3) -
F*ck A Mixtape Vol. 4 Download
VIDEO – Seed Of Memory
The Last Goodnight – 5 copies will be given away
Recently had their single premier on Brothers and Sisters. Their exclusive video of their single “Pictures of You” ran at the end of the episode. The single is currently featured on the previews for Brothers and Sisters.
Brothers & Sisters TV Spot:
For more information on The Last Goodnight, check out their website and MySpace Page
The View Hats Off To The Buskers- 5 copies will be given away
Check our their single “Wasted Little DJs” on iTunes. The mp3 single comes with a bonus documentary on the crew! Take a look at their MySpace page as well!
Art Brut – 5 copies will be given away
Fresh off their “Direct Hit” performance on Late Night With Conan O’Brien, Art Brut returned to the US this September for a handful of dates, as well as their month long tour with The Hold Steady. Check out the dates below
“Direct Hit” Live On Conan:
AOL Spinner Video Podcast
Dungen Tio Bitar - 5 copies will be given away
Swedish psychedelic rockers Dungen has grown at an alarming rate, from a cult studio project into a worldwide musical phenomenon. And on Tio Bitar, we’re hearing the end results of an outpouring of success and support – one which has, for once, inspired the creative processes at hand to make something wholly new and original, yet remaining within the same sphere of emotions that fostered Dungen’s three previous albums.
Check out the latest track off Tio Bitar – “Fmilj”
ECard includes downloadable MP3 for “Familj”
Deftones – 5 copies will be given away
Eric Clapton Autobiography – 5 copies will be given away
Well-known for his reserve in a profession marked by self-promotion and spin, Clapton is finally ready to tell his story in his own words. In Clapton, he chronicles his rise in the music world from his first taste of fame with the Yardbirds to the stint with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers that inspired fans to scrawl “Clapton Is God” on walls in London and New York, to the formation of Cream, the preeminent rock trio of the sixties.
From unvarnished accounts of his drug-addled and hard-drinking years and his long hard road to recovery, to revelations about his failed marriage to George Harrison’s ex-wife Patti Boyd (who years earlier had inspired “Layla,” Clapton’s classic ballad of unrequited love), to the devastating impact of the accidental death of his four-year-old son in 1991, Clapton describes his tumultuous life with striking candor.
Courtesy of Vivendi Visual Entertainment
Latin Divas of Comedy – 5 copies will be given away
Get ready for the hilarious film that brings together some of today’s best Latina comediennes in America.Starring Mexicana Marilyn Martinez, New York City’s Sara Contreras, Cubana Monique Marvez, and Tejana Sandra Valls
Courtesy of EMI Capital
Songs of Rodeo & Country/Life As A Rodeo Man by Chris Le Doux - 9 copies will be given away. 2 classic Chris DeLoux album on one CD!
Chris LeDoux Sings Western Country “Cowboys Aint Easy To Love” – 8 copies will be given away
The Best Of Queensryche – Sign Of The Times -9 copies will be given away.
Lee Greenwood “American Patriot” CD - 5 copies will be given away
Roy D. Mercer “Double Wide Vol. 1 The Best Of How Big ‘a Boy Are Ya? Vol 1 & 2 -17 copies will be given away
The Best Of Westside Connection: The Gangsta, The Killa and The Dope Dealer – 2 copies will be given away
Dr. Hook Greatest Hits – 8 copies will be given away