Sunday, October 16, 2011

Taking Care of Business! A Winner and a New Giveaway!

   I have lots of posts coming up about places and things we saw on our recent trip, but first I need to take care of a little business! A Winner and Another Giveaway!

contest has ended

     Before I left town, I was asked by Sneak Attack Media if I would review legendary singer-songwriter Daryl Hall's new CD. Laughing Down Crying is his fifth solo studio album. I jumped at the chance because I always loved Hall's soulful vocals when he sang with John Oates. However, the CD arrived while I was gone, so I'm just now having the chance to hear it. I've played it through 3 times now and I am really enjoying it. Hall’s newest collection feels fresh and current while still maintaining his signature style and songwriting skills. He was joined in the studio by co-producers Greg Bieck (Jennifer Lopez, Destiny’s Child, Ricky Martin) and Paul Pesco for the making of this album. Powerhouse producer, the late T-Bone Wolk (Billy Joel, Carly Simon, Elvis Costello) lent his expertise on stand-out tracks “Lifetime of Love,” “Wrong Side of History” and “Problem With You.” This album serves as the last project they worked on together after a prolific 30-year relationship.
     What I like most about this album is the variety. Talking to You sounds a bit like a Hall and Oates song, Save Me makes you want to stand up and yell hallelujah, Crash and Burn tugs at your heart. I didn't find anything about the album that I didn't enjoy. You can check out Daryl's latest news on his Facebook page or follow him on Twitter!

   Sneak Attack Media has generously agreed to send one of my readers a copy of Laughing Down Crying. All you have to do is leave me a comment on this post and I'll draw out a name to win the CD! I'll pick a winner Sunday, October 23rd.

The Winner of my Tate's Cookie and Cookbook Giveaway Is:

Ricki Jill Treleaven from Art @ Home


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love Hall & Oates. We saw them in concert a couple of years ago.

La said...

I saw Hall and Oates many years ago and had a wonderful time at their concert.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Thanks so much! I am so happy to have won your generous giveaway. I will definitely check out this new CD. I am a Hall & Oates fan, so I know I will like it. Thanks for the well-written review! :D

bj said...

Yay for Ricki Jill...:)

Linda said...

Oh what a great giveaway...I would love to be entered!!Congrats to Ricki Jill on the last one!! Can't wait to hear about your trip!!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

This would be a great CD for my car! I love music when I drive!

xinex said...

Congrats to Ricki for sinning, Sue. You just made me hungry with all thses food. I have not been to Epcot for years and I bet it's changed a lot....Christine