Friday, December 30, 2011

Free Android App of the Day

The free Android app of the day is a cool little game Warp Drive that will entertain you for hours.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Free Audiobook - Stories I Only Tell My Friends


I've been listening to the audiobook version of Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography ($12.99 Kindle), by Rob Lowe, and today everyone can get a free copy of it from Audible. This showed up today as a Kindle Special Offer, but there isn't a promo code and no claim is necessary, so all you need is an Audible account (use your Amazon login for this one); I suspect the offer is geographically limited to those in the US and possibly Canada.


While you are at Audible, you may also be able to take advantage of their Holiday Relief Sale (some of their sales are limited to those with a subscription plan), which features over 100 audiobooks at $9.95 each, which is less than most of their plan credits. If you don't have a subscription and were thinking of getting one (or were planning on getting a new Kindle Fire or other qualifying device, anyway), you can't go wrong with their $100 Promotion deal; you sign up via the link and within a couple of hours, usually, you get an email with a promotion code that you use during checkout (no one-clicking) on any device listed (which includes Kindles, MP3 players, GPS's, headphones/speakers and even laptops and tablets).
Book Description
A wryly funny and surprisingly moving account of an extraordinary life lived almost entirely in the public eye. A teen idol at 15, an international icon and founder of the Brat Pack at 20, and one of Hollywood's top stars to this day, Rob Lowe chronicles his experiences as a painfully misunderstood child actor in Ohio who was uprooted to the wild counterculture of mid-70s Malibu, where he embarked on his unrelenting pursuit of a career in Hollywood. The Outsiders placed Lowe at the birth of the modern youth movement in the entertainment industry. During his time on The West Wing, he witnessed the surreal nexus of show business and politics, both on the set and in the actual White House. And in between are deft and humorous stories of the wild excesses that marked the 80s, leading to his quest for family and sobriety.

Never mean-spirited or salacious, Lowe delivers unexpected glimpses into his successes, disappointments, relationships, and one-of-a-kind encounters with people who shaped our world over the last 25 years. These stories are as entertaining as they are unforgettable.
Get the free audiobook from Audible.

Free Android App of the Day

     It's donut's to the rescue today in the free Android app of the day.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Free Android App of the Day

     The Free Android app of the day is a game I find totally addicting Monopoly.

So download this cool classic to your phone or tablet today.

Brian

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Free Android App of the Day

Fruit Ninja featuring Puss in Boots is today's free app for your android phone or tablet.

Brian

Monday, December 26, 2011

New Free Books Worth Reading

      Christmas is over and nobody gave you a book worth reading, or you were stuck with the family all day and have already finished it. (Remember to take your book to holiday gatherings to save you sanity.) I have found three lifesaver books worth reading to add to your Kindle and save you. Topping my list this week is a good little historical thriller from William Dietrich called Napoleon's Pyramids. Lot's of good reviews on this book and little bad. From Vince Flynn is a promotional freebie. He is giving away one of his earlier novels, Transfer of Power and adding a preview of his new novel Kill Shot which is now available for pre-order. Finally a title I couldn't resist. Desperate Housedogs is a pampered pet mystery with good reviews and a tongue in cheek style. Enjoy the books and more info on them below.

From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. At the start of Dietrich's superb historical thriller, his swashbuckling hero, American Ethan Gage, who's living in Paris during the waning days of the French Revolution and was once apprenticed to Benjamin Franklin, wins a curious Egyptian medallion in a card game. Soon after, he's set upon by thieves, chased by the police, attacked by bandits, befriended by Gypsies, saved by a British spy and then packed off to join Napoleon's army as it embarks on its ill-fated Egyptian campaign. There the story really heats up. Once in Egypt, Gage finds himself beset by evildoers bent on stealing the mysterious medallion. As in previous novels like Hadrian's Wall and Scourge of God, Dietrich combines a likable hero surrounded by a cast of fascinating historical characters. Riveting battle scenes, scantily clad women, mathematical puzzles, mysteries of the pharaohs, reckless heroism, hairsbreadth escapes and undaunted courage add up to unbeatable adventure rivaling the exploits of George Macdonald Fraser's Harry Flashman. Readers will cheer as the indomitable Gage floats off in a runaway hot-air balloon, hard on the trail of his next exotic undertaking. Author tour. (Feb.)
Product Description
Please enjoy this free ebook featuring an exclusive preview of Kill Shot, Vince Flynn’s next Mitch Rapp thriller. On a busy Washington morning, the stately calm of the White House is shattered in a deadly terrorist attack on the executive mansion. The president is evacuated to an underground bunker, but not before nearly one hundred hostages are taken. Mitch Rapp, the CIA's top counterterrorism operative, determines that the president is not as safe as Washington's power elite had thought. Indeed, Rapp has made a chilling discovery that could rock Washington to its core: someone within his own government wants his rescue attempt to fail.
Product Description
When Caro Lamont, former psychologist turned pet therapist makes a house call to help Kevin Blackstone with his two misbehaving German Shepherd dogs, she expects frantic dogs, she expects a frantic dog owner, she even expects frantic neighbors. What she doesn’t expect is that two hours later the police will find Kevin dead, his dogs impounded; and that as the last person to see Kevin alive (well, except for the killer) she is suddenly a person of interest, at least according to Homicide Detective Judd Malone. Sparkle Abbey is the pseudonym of two mystery authors (Mary Lee Woods and Anita Carter). They are friends and neighbors as well as co-writers of the Pampered Pets Mystery Series. The pen name was created by combining the names of their rescue pets - Sparkle (Mary Lee’s cat) and Abbey (Anita’s dog). They reside in central Iowa, but if they could write anywhere, you would find them on the beach with their laptops and depending on the time of day either an iced tea or a margarita.)

Free Android App of the Day

      The free Android app of the day is a cute little children's app called Where's My Water
Good, clean fun so enjoy.

Brian

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Free MP3 of the Day

     To finish of the free Christmas MP3 giveaway from Amazon is a great song from Macy Gray All I want for Christmas.

      A sweet final song for the season so enjoy and Happy Holidays

Brian

Free Android App of the Day

     The free Android app of the day is a set of 9 games from Atari

some great free games to play on your phone or tablet.


Merry Christmas

Brian

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Free Android App of the Day

     Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is the free app of the day from Amazon. Great for the Holidays so enjoy


Brian

Free MP3 of the Day

    Today's free Christmas MP3 of the day is from country star Shelby Lynne with a deep voiced rendition of Silent Night

Friday, December 23, 2011

Not Too Late to Give Great Presents

      So like me you forgot to get someone from out of town on your list a present. Not a problem. Amazon Gift Cards are easy to give and can bot be emailed or sent by Facebook to your favorite people. Don't feel comfortable being giving a gift card, then give an MP3 instead. Gift MP3's  are just as easy to give and let you get someone something to make their life more beautiful. So don't worry, you still have options to let people know you were thinking about them.

Brian

Free Android App of the Day

     A true Christmas present from Amazon the free app of the day is A Charlie Brown Christmas

Free MP3 of the Day

     Today's free Christmas MP3 of the day is way over the top like most classical music but very good

At just 3:34 this is well worth adding to your Christmas collection.

Brian

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Free Android App of the Day

    Some great fun today as Word Pops is the free app for android today.



Free MP3 of the Day

     The free Christmas MP3 of the day is from the Three Irish Tenors


These guys have voice and this a beautiful rendition of Hark the Herald

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Free Android App of the Day

      For those of us who need to check out list because we know we are not done shopping Androids free app of the day is Gift Shopper Pro

     Good for next year for all of you who have already done the Christmas Shopping.

Brian

Free MP3 of the Day

       The free Christmas MP3 of the day is from the group Chanticleer


     This is an excellent rendition of This I Have Done for My True Love that everyone will enjoy.

Brian

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Free Android App of the Day

     Amazon is giving away a free Android app for you smartphone, tablet or Kindle Fire every day for a while. Today's free app is Music Therapy for Sound Sleep the Deluxe Edition. So take advantage and sleep better for free.

Brian

Free MP3 of the Day

    Today's free Christmas MP3 is from the Japanese band Shonen Knife

    Better yet the deal of the day is Soulster Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings with beats of James Brown and the voice of a diva it is well worth adding to your collection.

Brian

Monday, December 19, 2011

Too Cool Not to Share

     Yes the title is cool but even cooler is the video about halfway down the page of the author reading the book to his dog. A must see for any dog lover.

Free MP3 of the Day

     A very cool original Christmas song today Santa Stole My Lady for today free Christmas MP3.



Do yourself a favor and add this song to your Christmas collection.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Free MP3 of the Day

   The free Christmas song of the day is an original from a band called the Radar Brothers with a Celtic, folksy sound to it.

Brian

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Free MP3 of the Day

Neil Sedaka does a very good job on this Christmas classic that is suited to his vocal range. Perfect addition to your holiday music collection.

Brian

Friday, December 16, 2011

Too Cool Not to Share

     Chritmas Card from the producers of the Sons of Anarchy is just too cool not to share with all my readers out there.

Brian

Free MP3 of the Day

           If you have ever seen a Black Swan or any of the dozen of other ballet movies out there you have probably heard this song. Very pretty, very tricky, and this a particularly sweet version of the classic ballet song. Well worth adding to you Christmas collection.

brian

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Free MP3 of the Day

      Today;s free Christmas MP3 of the day is Fruitcake from the Superions and sounds like the Rock Lobster of Christmas songs.

       So let' s have a bit of fun this Christmas

Brian

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Free MP3 of the Day

Today's free Christmas MP3 of the day is brought to us by the Flaming Lips.




    A Change at Christmas is a nice new wave ballad with sweet lyrics and an easy to follow beat. A nice change for your Christmas collection.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Free MP3 of the Day

    Today's Free Christmas MP3 is an odd little version of Deck The Halls but it does grow on you.




Brian

Free Music From Android

       Android and Google are giving away a huge selection of songs to introduce you to Google Music. If you have anything using android aps give it a look.

Brian

Monday, December 12, 2011

New Free Books Worth Reading

      Two new books today for the worth reading list. The first is a new sci-fi book from Martha Wells. The Cloud Roads is a well reviewed and less often visited theme well worth your time. Also found another Gooseberry Patch cookbook. Perfect for the Holidays Christmas With Family and Friends is an easy to use cookbook with lots of great cookie recipes and plenty of other recipes to help you through this time of year.

Brian

Free MP3 of the Day

     Today free Christmas MP3 is a clear voiced Laura Story with a excellent version of the beautiful Emmanuel



     Also today the Bargain of the Day is a Christmas album from Kristen Chenowith. At $3.99 the question becomes are there four song worth adding to your Christmas Collection. I believe that on this one there are. I look for seldom covered or original music. This has both as songs 4,5 and 6 get us most of the way there and you only have to find one more song worth listening to and you have a bargain. My advice get both and enjoy this holiday season.

Brian

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Ormie the Pig

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=FrTbnczYAd4&feature=player_embedded

Free MP3 of the Day

     The free Christmas MP3 of the day is from former Doobie Brother Michael McDonald


A Classic Scottish song, Michael puts his voice to the test in a heartfelt rendition of the Wexford Carol.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Free MP3 of the Day

     Today's free Christmas MP3 of the day is an original from modern rockers Jack's Mannequin
The Lights and the Buzz

    



     It has a nice modern pop sound and as a Californian born and bred a sentiment that rings true. Well worth adding to your Christmas collection.

Brian

Friday, December 9, 2011

Free MP3 of the Day

     Today's free MP3 is a nice remix of Duke Ellington's version of Jingle Bells.



    Many of you may think this is going to be a fuddy duddy version but nothing could be farther from the truth as sir Duke and his band were some very cool cats.

Brian

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Free MP3 of the Day

      Can a Christmas song be turned into a fun metal romp. It can if Twisted Sister is allowed to do it.


This is a rollicking good time of a song brought up to date by a band high on fun.

Brian

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Free MP3 of the Day

     Today's free MP3 of the day is from Leigh Nash who has a very nice voice very suited to Christmas ballads and this is a wonderful rendition of O Holy Night

Brian

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

More Legally Free Music

     Even though it is the Christmas season I felt the need for some regular free music for download so here goes. One of the sweetest sounding new artist I've heard in a while is Jonathan Wilson and his song The Desert Raven takes me back to artist such as Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Alan Parsons Project and Pink Floyd. This song just dreamily rocks my socks off. For a more modern sound take  a listen to Kid Savant and his song 4 Years which is a nice little modern rocker. I always am a sucker for new female singer songwriters so Amy Stroup was right up my alley with her new single Love You Strongly. My Blues song for the week comes from CW Stoneking an Australian artist who's song Dodo Blues hearkens back to the old Lightning Hopkins tunes with a story before the song. Modern folk doesn't have to be a single artist is what I found out with this next song from the band The Head and the Heart. I really like their free single Down in the Valley which combines folk with the rock sensibilities of Tom Petty or Jeff Lynne. 

Brian

Free MP3 of the Day

       Today's free Christmas MP3 is from punk rocker's Bayside



I know I said Bayside is a punk band but this is still a sprightly and fun version of Angels We Have Heard on High that is well worth throwing into your Christmas mix.

Brian

Monday, December 5, 2011

Holiday Music on a Budget

     Just in case you don't have enough holiday music on your music player let me introduce you to Amazon's   idea of making sure you increase your holiday music holding. It's called 100 holiday mp3's for $5.00 each and it has some excellent choices for adding to your holiday music collection. One I was looking at getting for myself was Wintersong from Sarah McLachlan who sounds much less breathy on this album than on her pop albums. Enjoy for yourself or send to a friend via email for some holiday cheer.

Brian

New Free Books Worth Reading

    We have 3 new books on the worth reading list but actually 6 worth reading as a set of short stories went free this week. Let's start with the first book in the Deadly Decor Mysteries Design on a Crime is a well thought out mystery with less quirky characters and more mystery than the cover would lead you to believe. I also found another cookbook and this one is perfect for the holiday season. The Everything Healthy Cooking for Parties Book has some very good looking recipes for all seasons.  Finally we have a set of short stories by acclaimed author Joe R. Lansdale. I am listing the most reviewed so far Incident on and off a Mountain Road which left people breathless. I also recommend getting the other three free stories, Bullets and Fire, The Steel Valentine and Tight Little Stitches in a Dead Man's Back as all four are in different genre's from a master storyteller.

Brian

Free MP3 of the Day

      Today's free Christmas mp3 is the English classic 



with Mannheim Steamroller performing this is a very well done instrumental version well worth owning. In fact I think I like this better than most as the tricky notes on the lyrics destroy most vocalist.


Brian

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Free MP3 of the Day

Today's free holiday mp3 of the day is from Regina Spektor and is a bit of a rattlesnake in the holiday department as it feels more like a New Years Eve song than a Christmas song. Still it is very pretty and worth owning.

Brian

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Free MP3 of the Day

     The free mp3 of the day is a classic by Bing Crosby Adeste Fidelis which turns out to be the Latin for come all ye faithful. Bing as always sounds amazing.
      I also noticed that the album deal of the day is James Taylor's At Christmas it is just 3.99 today and James is at his smooth sounding best on this album of Christmas classics.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Free MP3 of the Day

    The free mp3 of the day from Amazon is from Brian Wilson  
off his In the key of Disney album, which is a very fine sounding album with all the little subtleties that you would expect from Mr. Wilson. This is a one day only offer so grab it up for you music library and enjoy.

Brian

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Some Classic Candid Camera for us Over 40's

Pink Elephants for those of us who know about them.
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25 Days of Free Music

      Amazon is doing a cool promotion where they are giving away a free mp3 every day for the next 25. Today's free song is Ave Maria from Celtic Woman. I will post the new free song every day so you can just link from here to get your free music.

Brian

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Gluten Free Gift Basket Now on Lightning Deal

      Starting at 5:00 pm Pacific Time  a very cool Gluten Free snack basket  from wine.com is the lightning deal.  It is on sale for 22.77.
    
  • The perfect snack basket for those who want to delight in gourmet foods, but without the gluten
  • Includes: Black Truffle & White Cheddar Popcorn; Almond Crunch; Ginger Snaps; Sahale Valdosta Pecans; Rosemary and Olive Oil Potato Chips.
  • Contains 479 Degrees Popcorn, which has turned America's most beloved snack into a gourmet indulgence
  • Packaged in a reusable, paperboard container; Gift basket measures 10x8x6 inches
  • Winecom carefully produces each gift by hand in CA; Topped with a hand-tied bow
  • This is an excellent gift for the Gluten Free person on your Christmas List.
Brian

Free Audiobook - Dead or Alive

It is supposed to be a Kindle Special Offer, but everyone can get a free download of the unabridged Dead or Alive ($9.99 Kindle; $23.95 Audible), by Tom Clancy and Grant Blackwood, narrated by Lou Diamond Phillips.
Book Description
Dead or Alive brings together - for the first time - an all-star cast of Clancy's greatest characters in a joint showdown with global terrorists.

Jack Ryan, the former president of the United States, is out of office, but not out of the loop about his brainchild, the "Campus" - a highly effective, counter-terrorism organization that operates outside the Washington hierarchy. But what Ryan doesn't know is that his son, Jack Ryan, Jr., has joined his cousins, Brian and Dominic Caruso, at the shadowy Campus. While a highly effective analyst, young Ryan hungers for the action of a field agent.

The Campus has now turned their sights on the Emir, the number-one terrorist threat to Western civilization. A reclusive figure and mastermind of vicious terrorist acts, the Emir has eluded capture by the world's law-enforcement agencies. But now - with the help of ex-CIA agent John Clark and protégé Marine Colonel Ding Chavez - the Campus is in on the hunt.

In a fast-paced, intense performance, film and television star Lou Diamond Phillips narrates the story of their mission - to bring in the Emir, dead or alive.
Get the free audiobook from Audible.