Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Diane Birch Bible Belt - Album Review

Diane Birch's album Bible Belt came out yesterday! I am a member of the One2One Network and they chose Diane Birch for their latest campaign. I wasn't chosen to receive the cd to review, but I decided to check it out on my own this morning. Seriously, this is a fantastic album! Written entirely by Diane Birch, Bible Belt has a mellow, bluesy feel reminiscent of the likes of Carole King, Carly Simon, Duffy, Adele and Norah Jones all rolled into one. Diane doesn't sound like a copycat though. She sounds really authentic. Diane was born in Michigan but grew up with her preacher father moving around between Zimbabwe, South Africa and Australia and finally settling down in Oregon. Diane's childhood definitely shaped the sound of this album and I love it! It doesn't fit into one neat genre box either. Really interesting album. The melodies are really wonderful and inviting. I would definitely recommend this one. Perfect for these pre-summer days and nights!

Some music teasers:

Link to MP3 of ‘Fire Escape’

Diane Birch's Myspace Page


Monday, June 1, 2009

Blog Giveaways

Happy Monday! Here are some great blog giveaways for you to enter this week! Good Luck! Sorry it's a short list. I'm watching my cousin's twins today and I'm already running late! Good luck everyone! Hope you all have a great Monday!

Fabulous Fun Finds is giving away a toy SR9 Sports Sedan from Automoblox! (Ends 6/7)

The Funky Monkey is giving away 100 personalized fortune cookies! (Ends 6/7)

Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls is giving away a wooden puzzle from Melissa & Doug. (Ends 6/10)

Prissy Green is giving away a full set of Nature's Paradise's Gi'ovane skincare line. (Ends 6/15)

Barefoot Mommies is giving away a RCA Small Wonders Camcorder! (Ends 6/21)

Barefoot Mommies is giving away a Kodak EasyShare z1015 IS Digital Camera! (Ends 6/21)

A Couch With A View
is giving away an EA Sports Active game for the Wii! (Ends 6/30)