Mar 11 2014

Keith Richards Is Writing A Children’s Book

Keith Richards is writing a children’s book. With his daughter. It’s about the first time he played the guitar, according to the BBC.

English: Keith Richards, live in Hannover

Here’s a bit more of a description:

“Gus and Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar is a “rare and intimate look” into his early years.”

I’d read it. Here’s a bit more from the BBC:

Richards was introduced to music by his grandfather, jazz musician Theodore Augustus Dupree.
It will be published as a hardback and ebook later this year.
“I have just become a grandfather for the fifth time, so I know what I’m talking about,” said Richards.
“The bond, the special bond, between kids and grandparents is unique and should be treasured. This is a story of one of those magical moments. May I be as great a grandfather as Gus was to me.”

That’s nice. Isn’t that nice? Good ol’ Keith.

Here’s a video of Keith onstage in Abu Dubai in February of 2014. He’s still got it, fans still love him… grandpa Richards was wise to introduce lil’ Keith to the geetar.

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BBC News – Keith Richards to write children’s book with daughter.

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Dec 02 2013

Get This Deal Before Somebody Notices

It’s Cyber Monday! Deals deals deals! (Conspicuous consumption, OK, not great, but it’s better than “Black Friday All Week!” which is impossible because it can’t even be FRIDAY all week.) This deal has been out there for awhile but we thought today was a good day to tell you about it.

Amazon Autorip - Good Price

 

Here’s the deal. It’s a little sneaky.

Amazon has this thing called “AutoRip”. You buy a CD, and can then immediately download an MP3 version of the album. Cool stuff. Very handy. Saves you from ripping the thing yourself.

But I don’t want CDs, you say. I’m a purely digital guy/gal/haven’t yet made up my mind.

Ah, sayeth I. Ye of little faith. Would we steer you wrong?

What would you say if I told you you could have the CD AND the MP3 version of the album for less than the price of the MP3 version alone?

Experience Hendrix: The Best Of Jimi Hendrix

Jimi would say, “That’s cool.”

Yes, ladies, gentlemen, and those who have yet to make up their minds. (That’s a line from Kinky Boots, a great Broadway show. Go see it. Buy the soundtrack. Just be.)  Amazon is indeed selling many of your favorite CDs for less than the price of their digital versions, while giving you a digital copy for free.

Free!

Here is the current pricing of Experience Hendrix: The Best Of Jimi Hendrix.

Amazon Autorip - Good Price

Such a deal!

See that?

Poke around Amazon’s music store and see what you find. I recently bought a bunch of James Taylor CDs, and I think all but one of them included a free MP3 download for less than the cost of buying the MP3 download alone.

If you don’t want the CD, you can, give it to someone else or use it as a coaster. You’re saving money even if you never crack open the plastic. I look at it this way — I get the high quality audio of a CD and the immediacy and convenience of MP3 for less than the cost of the MP3 alone. Did I mention that? I think I did.

Enjoy. Here’s a link to that Hendrix album to get you started.

Amazon.com: Experience Hendrix: The Best Of Jimi Hendrix: Jimi Hendrix: MP3 Downloads.


Oct 29 2013

New Dirty Sock Funtime Band Album Out Now

The Dirty Sock Funtime Band has a new album out now. You should go buy it because it’s really good.

The Dirty Socks Come Clean - New album from The Dirty Sock Funtime Band!

New album from The Dirty Sock Funtime Band!

Full disclosure: we’ve known The Dirty Sock Funtime Band members for awhile. But I have no problem recommending their music because it’s very, very good. If Frank Zappa made kids music, it might sound a little like the Dirty Socks.

That’s not a pejorative, by the way. This may technically be kids music, but it’s more like kid-friendly music. I’ve been walking around singing National Hiccup Day since I first listened to the CD. It’s catchy. (Like hiccups. Get it? Couldn’t resist.)

Here’s the official tweet from the band announcing the album’s release:

Check out their Twitter feed @TheDirtySocks for photos, updates, and fun stuff like Mr. Clown showing up at a classroom in New York City to hand out CDs!

Here are some tracks from the new album, The Dirty Socks Come Clean.

We’ll write more soon. For now we wanted to make sure everybody knows that the new album is available.

For more Dirty Sock goodness, visit their website, check ’em out on the Facebook, the Twitter, and the YouTubes.


Jul 19 2013

It’s Really Hot

In case you haven’t heard, it’s very hot outside. When it gets this hot, I think of The Dirty Sock Funtime Band song Magick Fire, because it includes the lyric “it’s really hot.”

Strangely, I had forgotten another Dirty Socks tune, I’m Hot, despite the fact that the word hot is in the title.

Both of these songs are available on the album Mr. Clown and the Day the Sun Got Wet. Which at the moment sounds like a very good idea. Soaking the sun I mean. It’s probably a bad idea in reality, if it’s even possible to get the sun wet. I don’t know. I’m a writer not a physicist.

I’m rambling.

Did I mention it was really hot?

Stay cool, everyone. Literally and figuratively.


May 12 2013

Mama’s Song (Official Video) – The Dirty Sock Funtime Band

In honor of Mother’s Day, DaddyTips Featured Video is a new one from The Dirty Sock Funtime Band — Mama’s Song.

Here’s an explanation from the band’s official YouTube page:

Over the last few months we’ve asked families to share photos of mom with her loved ones and received over a HUNDRED AND FIFTY wonderful photos, proudly featured in our music video for “Mama’s Song”.

FYI, “Mama’s Song” is on The Spin Cycle EP. Buy it here.

Mama’s Song (Official Video) – The Dirty Sock Funtime Band – YouTube.

You should also buy the other Dirty Sock Funtime Band albums because they are awesome. Links below.

And oh yeah — Happy Mother’s Day!


Feb 14 2013

Happy Valentine’s Day From The Dirty Sock Funtime Band (And A Free Song)

Here’s a video from The Dirty Sock Funtime Band wishing you a happy Valentine’s Day. Also, you can download a new free song from the band. What could be bad?

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Mama’s Song (The Most) – Free Download


May 03 2012

YouTube Comment Gets Us Teary-Eyed (Daddy Issues)

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This comment posted on YouTube came very close to bringing tears to our eyes: Read more »