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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Yanni Voices - and a giveaway!!!

Time's Up!
The winner is #19 - Six in the Northwest! Congrats and thanks for entering, everyone!




Several weeks back, Arianne, from the One2One Network asked me if I'd like to review a cd/dvd of Yanni's newest project, "Voices" - and I jumped on the chance to review and co-sponsor a giveaway on the little old blawg. Then life got in the way and well...it's just getting posted...but with no less love, I assure you.

Yanni, in collaboration with legendary producer Ric Wake, has discovered and developed four of the most extraordinary young voices in music today. Two years in the making, Yanni returns to the global stage with a dazzling new tour. For the first time ever, Yanni re-interprets his classic compositions and debuts new music introducing show-stopping vocalists Nathan Pacheco, Chloe, Ender Thomas and Leslie Mills.


I wasn't sure what to expect, especially after checking out their site, Yanni.com - it looked like a bunch of really pretty people, but I was worried..."could they sing?"

But, I've never been one to turn down free music, and as Sarah Palin would say, "Lemme tell ya" - this did not disappoint! This isn't your typical easy-listening music - these are true artists and it is obvious that Yanni is working to showcase and cultivate their talents. I think my favorite singer is Nathan Pacheco...but I don't know whether it's because he's so stinkin' cute or whether it's his beautiful, melodic voice...this guy has got style, rhythm and an incredible voice. Phew.

If you'd like to catch them on tour, click to see their schedule. And if you're like me and can't afford the tickets, you can do what I'll be doing and check out PBS's station listing here to see when the show will be airing in your area. (hint: it starts in March!!! So you haven't missed them!)

Just ask, Beth from I Should Be Folding Laundry - she had the guys singing Happy Birthday to her at the Blissdom conference. Some people have all the luck.

But today might just be your lucky day, because the gracious gals over at One2One Network have ever so graciously agreed to give away one simply a musing blog reader the following:

1. a box of Godiva chocolate truffles (I can vouch - they're really good!)

2. a brand new "Voices" CD/DVD for your very own. (sorry...not giving away the boys...sigh)


THE DEETS:

~Giveaway ends Wednesday 2/25 at NOON cst.

~Giveaway open to US residents only.

~Please leave a comment with your email addy or have it attached in your profile so I can contact you. I cannot stress the importance of this.

~You may only enter once - but you can have a second entry if you'll come back and let me know you've twittered this phrase (minus the quotation marks - just copy and paste):

'@simplyamusing giveaway: Yanni "Voices" cd/dvd & godiva truffles! Enter to win - giveaway ends Wed 12pm cst. http://snurl.com/cktam'

~If you do not twitter, what's wrong with you? (just kidding!) You can send a note out to 3 of your friends and me (simplyamusingblog {at} gmail {dot} com) and then leave me a note in the comments you've done that.

So get crackin, folks! There's no excuse for everyone not to have two entries!







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31 comments:

SixInTheNorthwest said...

Who wouldn't want a chance at good music and good chocolate. Count me in.

sixinthenorthwest@yahoo.com

Adventures In Babywearing said...

I heard chocolate was mentioned here AND I've seen two of those Yanni voices in person! Would love to win! : )

Steph

Sprittibee said...

Can't beat chocolate. I'll have to take your word on the music. ;)

Jenny86753oh9 said...

Did you say chocolate?? Yes, ma'am! Count me in! (Ok, so I'm probably the only soul that hasn't heard of Yanni Voices....gulp!)

Kathleen Marie said...

I like Yanni. I saw him in concert once so this should be interesting and excellent I am sure. And chocolate... Love it! I'm in! Thank you!

Shel said...

Yanni is timeless, even my 86 year old grandmother loves him..and who doesn't love Godiva?

shel704 at aol dot com

Shel said...

I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/1246879362

shel704 at aol dot com

Kimberly said...

Ooooh, me too! I don't know how to show you that I tweeted, but I follow you so you could see!

Kimberly said...

I tweeted!

@selkie1970

Sherry Kyle said...

LOVE chocolate and good music. Add me, please!

sherry@sherrykyle.com

Carolyn G said...

I heard chocolate and came. THanks for the giveaway!

Carolyn G said...

I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/carogonza/status/1247100419

MJ said...

Cool deal! Thanks

MJ said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/sumrthyme/status/1247118755

Emily said...

My husband would love the chocolate and I would love the CD! Fun fun fun.

Karin said...

Chocolate and music-- good deal!

Thanks for the chance to win.

Playful Professional said...

I love good easy listening to tone down the stress while I'm at work. This would be great!! And if I win, you could even pick another winner to give the chocolate. Aren't I nice :)

SixInTheNorthwest said...

Finally got around to getting my tweet done. Thanks for giveaway. My fingers are crossed.

twitter id sixinthenw

SixInTheNorthwest said...

oops -forgot to leave you the twitter link

http://twitter.com/sixinthenw/status/1248400691

Kat Bryan said...

Relaxing music and good chocolate - add a book and it's a great way to spend an afternoon.

Teri said...

Chocolates and Yanni? Seriously, how can you go wrong!

Kari said...

Great giveaway, I would love to enter. Thanks!

Lona said...

I tweeted (as shadysidefarm).

Lona said...

Please enter me. My email is on my blog, upper left column. I hate to post it here...

Thank you!

Jeni said...

Mmm...chocolate AND good music! Great combination!

aahcoffee said...

New music...AND chocolates?!? Yes!
julie_ruhlman at hotmail dot com

hondaray6 said...

Yanni Yanni Chocolate!! Put me in the hat! LOL Sounds like a match made in heaven to me! Thanks!
hondaray6 at hotmail dot com

hondaray6 said...

I twittered
http://twitter.com/hondaray6/status/1249471733

Phyllis@Aimless Conversation said...

I'm sure the music is beautiful, but you had me at Godiva...

healthychocolatejunky (at) gmail (dot) com

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Chocolate and great music - what a fabulous combination!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Kinda last minute, but I just tweeted it! @stop4chocolate