Rockin with the Brothers from Maine – CD Giveaway

The Flannery Brothers

People from Maine are a little crazy.  They love their state just as much as Texans love Texas. They’re just a lot quieter about it.  I lived in Texas.  I have family from Maine.  I know.  The mosquitoes were particularly horrendous in Maine this year (as they were all over the East Coast), and did a number on the little Bean when we went up in August.  But still, I have to admit to having a bit of a love affair with the Pine Tree State.  So when the cute as can be Flannery Brothers from Hampden, Maine contacted me to review their CD for kids, “Love Songs For Silly Things” I swooned at the chance.

I fancy myself a bit picky about kids music.  I’m a snob, I must confess.  The CDs I have recommended on this site, are really really good.  And this one is no exception.  My two year old loves it.  She calls it the “new CD” or the “blue CD” and despite the fact that it’s upbeat and cheerful, enjoys listening to it during her naps.  Go figure.  These guys have their finger on the pulse of what kids like.

Let me tell you about my two favorite songs on the CD.  The first is ‘Blue Sky Moon” — about just that.  That mysterious, beautiful, puzzling moon that shows up in the blue sky in the afternoon.  I can so remember staring up at it as a child and wondering if it was the same moon that came out at night and why it was there sometimes but not always.  I’ve sort of forgotten the wonder of the Blue Sky Moon.  The Flannery Brothers haven’t.  They think like kids, it seems.

I also love “Farmer’s Market”.  People in Maine are a step ahead of the rest of us in the slow food movement.  They’ve been shopping locally for years and we city people are just catching on. But this song is catchy and super fun and I find myself singing it to the Bean every Thursday when we take our tote bags and head to the local Green Market. Want to get your kids excited about vegetables?  This is just one of the songs on this CD designed to encourage adventurous eating.

It’s not too early to start thinking stocking stuffers for the grandkids or unique gifts for the neices and nephews and godchildren.  Heck, a collection of amazing CDs is one of the most wonderful and unique baby gifts you can give.  Pair “Love Songs for Silly Things” with a soothing lullabye CD for a truly wonderful present that will keep on giving long after the 3 month onesie has been passed along to another dear baby.  This CD was created for kids ages two to six and has been recognized by The John Lennon Songwriting Conest.  Cool, huh?

So here’s your chance!  Thanks to the aforementioned super cute Flannery Brothers, one lucky Babies Gotta Have It reader will win a copy of “Love Songs for Silly Things”!  Want to enter?  Read on!

To Enter the Flannery Brothers “Love Songs For Silly Things” Giveaway

  • MANDATORY ENTRY #1: Do yourself a favor.  Check out the totally fun Flannery Brothers website and enjoy their tunes.  Then come back and leave me a comment sharing the music you loved most as a child  Entering is that easy!

***Want extra chances to win? After you have made your first entry as described above, do anything listed below and leave me additional comments for each one letting me know what you did!  Maximum of seven entries per person.

  • Follow me on twitter (click the birdy button on the left to do so easily) and Twitter this giveaway (I’ve even made it easy for you, just cut and paste):  The Flannery Brothers “Love Songs for Silly Things” CD is rocks my kids world! Enter to win one @BabiesGottaHavT
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Your email address will remain private and not be shared with anyone. Giveaway only open to those with U.S.  addresses. Must be 18 or older to win. Giveaway begins on Thursday November 5th and ends on Thursday November 19th at 11:59 Eastern Standard Time. On Friday November 20th, will select the winner I’ll email you immediately. After my daughter called Larry the Cable guy the last time she did a drawing, we have decided to take a little vacation from her choosing the winner. is in no way as cute and unpredictable as my daughter, but it is much more efficient and does not use any pieces of paper, even recycled ones. I am sure you will understand. Thanks for entering! Disclosure: The Flannery Brothers sent me their CD to review and they provided a CD for the winner of the giveaway.  I was not compensated in any way for this post. All views and opinions with regard to the product or company itself are my own and were not influenced, nor reviewed, by the company prior to posting.

Update!  We have a winner! says “ 5″ !  Congralutaions Katherine Puma!!!  Thanks so much to everyone who entered!


19 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Mommy Daisy said,

    November 6, 2009 @ 11:52 am

    As a kid, I always enjoyed “Sunday School” type songs. My mom knew lots of them, and we sang all the time.

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    Mommy Daisy said,

    November 6, 2009 @ 11:52 am

    I follow & tweeted-

  3. 3

    Mommy Daisy said,

    November 6, 2009 @ 11:52 am

    I subscribe to your blog.

  4. 4

    Mommy Daisy said,

    November 6, 2009 @ 11:53 am

    I have your button –

  5. 5

    Katherine Puma said,

    November 9, 2009 @ 3:19 pm

    I loved funny upbeat songs like Agalina Hagalina, and John-Jacob Jingleheimer-Schmit!!!
    Thanks Wendy!!

  6. 6

    Mary L said,

    November 9, 2009 @ 4:15 pm

    As a child I loved the old songs that my Grandmother sang. I remember one called Two Little Girls in Blue.

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    Lauren said,

    November 10, 2009 @ 6:56 am

    As a child I loved the silly made up songs my mom would sing. At least I thought they were silly and made up until I got older and realized she wasn’t that good and they were old camp songs! :)

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    Lauren said,

    November 10, 2009 @ 6:56 am

    i subscribe to this blog

  9. 9

    Molly said,

    November 11, 2009 @ 11:05 am

    These guys are great! So entertaining. I love silly songs collection!!!

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    Stephanie P said,

    November 12, 2009 @ 1:53 am

    First off…I LOVED LOVED the Muppets and all of their songs!! I still listen to them with my kiddos on IMEEM :) I also loved the tape, “We Sing Silly Songs” and, well…once I hit 5th grade…Bon Jovi! 😉

  11. 11

    Stephanie P said,

    November 12, 2009 @ 1:56 am

    i follow you on twitter and tweeted

  12. 12

    Ilissa said,

    November 14, 2009 @ 11:09 pm

    Definitely Fred Penner. Still a hit with many kids today. Thanks for the chance.

  13. 13

    Melissa Nunley said,

    November 16, 2009 @ 4:30 pm

    I loooved Girl Scout songs – matter of fact, I still sing a lot of them to my husband for giggles and I’m teaching my niece :)

  14. 14

    Sheila said,

    November 17, 2009 @ 11:18 am

    I am old enough to have received the original Sesame Street album for Christmas as a youngster. I also babysat the Flannery Brothers when they were youngsters! Mike may remember me.

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    Bethany Cooney said,

    November 18, 2009 @ 2:12 am

    My sisters and I loved singing Raffi songs. Baby Beluga was a favorite!! Thanks!!

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    kari said,

    November 19, 2009 @ 11:34 am

    Blue Sky Moon is great!

  17. 17

    Julie L said,

    November 19, 2009 @ 10:50 pm

    My kids loved me to sing to them “The Wheels on the Bus”,Old McDonald Had a Farm etc.

  18. 18

    Julie L said,

    November 19, 2009 @ 10:51 pm

    feed subscriber through Google Reader

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    Leslie Parent said,

    May 19, 2012 @ 9:39 am

    I am on facebook Leslie Dow Parent…You’re music is so fun for children and a way for them to learn about life skills in a fun way. I want to purchase your CD the Best Pillow in the World and your new song helping children put their jackets on. I watched it this morning and how fun for kids to enjoy a skill to learn. I hope you continue with this career you’re all amazing and are leaving a positive impact on children and teachers with your enthusiasum and love for children.

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