Godsmack (Good Times, Bad Times) CD/DVD Review

Godsmack – Good Times, Bad Times…..Ten Years of Godsmack CD/DVD combo is a great listening experience for any fan of rock music. This CD is made up of 15 powerhouse top ten singles and 1 awesome remake of Led Zeppelin’s 1969 debut single “Good Times Bad Times”. This CD is basically a “best of” of Godsmack’s first ten years as a band and includes tracks from all 5 of their CD’s; including 2 songs from their all acoustic EP The Other Side. With Godsmack being my favorite band, I already have all of their CD’s. However, I decided to purchase this CD for a couple of reasons. The main reason I decided to pick this disc up was to support the band. I think it is important for fans to stay loyal to the bands they enjoy the most, instead of always downloading their music for free online. I also wanted this disc because it is nice to have all of their best songs on 1 CD. Of course I still listen to the other CD’s because I enjoy all of their music and not just the tracks on this CD. Another reason I purchased this CD was for the artwork in the CD booklet. Since this CD is like a collection of their best work since the band formed, in the CD booklet they have pictures and various newspaper/magazine articles from the past ten years that I have never seen before. As a fan it is great to look through these and read some of the information on the band as they grew into what they are today. The final reason I purchased this CD was because it came with a DVD of a live performance at the House of Blues in Las Vegas. I was particularly interested in this DVD because it was an all acoustic performance. It is a different way to see the band perform a lot of their songs acoustically without a full set. Godsmack puts on a great performance on the DVD and from a fans standpoint it really is an experience like no other. On the DVD they also explain why they wrote some of the songs they did and where they got the idea for those songs and the band members even take a few questions from fans at the show. I would definately recommend this CD/DVD combo to any rock fan.

Track Listing:

  1. Good Times, Bad Times
  2. Whatever
  3. Keep Away
  4. VooDoo
  5. Bad Religion
  6. Awake
  7. Greed
  8. I Stand Alone
  9. Straight Out of Line
  10. Serenity
  11. Realign
  12. Running Blind
  13. Touche
  14. Speak
  15. Shine Down
  16. The Enemy

Godsmack Is:

  • Sully Erna – Lead Vocals, Guitars, Drums
  • Robbie Merrill – Bass Guitar
  • Tony Rombola – Lead Guitar, Vocals
  • Shannon Larkin – Drums
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Wordless Wednesday – Egg Style

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Wordless Wednesday – First Birthday Cake!

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Congratulations!

Congratulations to Tracye from Tracyecakes.blogspot.com . She was the winner of the 25 custom photo invitations that we gave away during the Ultimate Blog Party. Thanks for playing everyone! It was great to meet you all! Keep visiting our blog for more fun contests and giveaways!

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30 Minute Meals

Don’t you wish you had all the time in the world to cook a healthy and delicious meal for your family every night of the week? Unfortunately, this is not the world we live in today. Most of us are rushing from activities with our kids, to a second job, to the gym, or some other must do item, which leaves us very little time to spend in the kitchen. If your life is too hectic and you feel like you don’t have enough time to make a good meal in the evenings, Rachael Ray might have the answer, 30 Minute Meals! On her show, 30 Minute Meals with Rachael Ray, Rachael prepares a healthy meal from beginning to end every night of the week. The show airs on the Food Network from 6 to 7 pm.

This Rachael Ray show is absolutely fantastic for many reasons. Rachael spends her time in the kitchen explaining to the viewers exactly how to prepare each dish. She is sure to share information about the ingredients that she uses, which can all be easily found in local grocery stores. Most meals consist of a main course and a side dish. Occasionally, she will prepare a dessert or a cocktail to make the meal a little more special. Rachael keeps the show interesting by sharing interesting family facts and stories. The viewers easily learn a lot about her, her family, and the foods she grew up with. The thing I like most about this show is how simple it is to prepare these dishes in my home. Rachael explains the steps she takes in the kitchen so clearly, it is easy for the viewer to take notes and prepare the dish at a later time. I constantly find myself in front of the tv, writing down ingredients and methods, and then creating the dish in my kitchen later in the week. If, for some reason, you cannot take notes you can get on-line and look up the detailed recipes (http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/show_tm).  If you are interested in cooking at all, I strongly suggest that you check out Rachael Ray’s show. I guarantee you will be pleasantly surprised!

It’s Party Time!!

Ultimate Blog Party 2008

Welcome to the 2008 Ultimate Blog Party, hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom! Be sure to check out all of the GREAT prizes you can win by participating!!

 Well, obviously, since our Blog is relatively new, this is our first year partying, but we are excited!! You can learn more about my sister Joy and me by visiting our About Us page. We work hard, and we like to play hard (especially her).  🙂 I am a mom to two, work full-time and operate Announcements Galore, an online business for custom photo cards and announcements. Check us outm we’ve got some great promotions on invitations going on now!

It’s nice to meet some fellow bloggers; I have to admit that I am still learning but am totally amazed by all the great blogs I’ve come across so far. You women are amazing!!  

So, we debated how we were going to throw our own party here at Three of a Kind……. Well, what does every great party need? People and food! So, Joy is contributing one of her favorite party recipes, yum! And, I’m going to do my first ever giveaway on Three of a Kind, and it’s a biggie ……. You can win a set of 25 custom photo invitations from Announcements Galore!! Whether you are throwing a birthday party, an anniversary party, a shower or a luau, we can custom design something just for you!!  I’ve also donated a prize to the party, but wanted to give something away here too.

So, here are the rules, it’s a scavenger hunt of sorts. To be eligible, you have to visit Announcements Galore and find the hiding ‘secret question.’ Then, come back here and leave a comment and include your one word answer. One comment per person, please. You can enter twice by blogging about this contest; just make sure you let me know. Have fun, and good luck!! I’ll announce the winner here on Monday, March 17. (Hint: blocks and dots)

It’s nice to meet you, so come back and visit our blog anytime! If you’re interested in getting updates and coupons for Annoucnements Galore, sign up here. If you are a blogger and interested in joining our affiliate program, email us!

Our top three prize picks are: 24, 34, and 15

We’d also love to win: 11, 13, 46, 50, 59, 67, 70 or 36

And, now on to Joy’s recipe.

Chicken Quesadilla Pinwheels
This is one of my favorite Rachael Ray recipes!

Ingredients:
4 large flour tortillas (10-12 inch diameter)
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack
1 cup chipotle salsa
2 cups chopped rotisserie chicken meat, shredded, still warm from store or warmed in microwave
Directions:
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add a flour tortilla and blister it on one side, then turn it over. Scatter cheese on top and cook one minute. Remove to cutting board. Top the tortilla with 1/4 cup salsa, spreading it
gently with the back of a spoon to the edges. Top with 1/2 cup chicken, then roll tortilla into a log. Let stand a minute before cutting. Repeat with remaining ingredients to make a total of four tortilla logs. Cut pinwheels
into 1/2-inch slices and arrange on platter.
 

These quesadillas are great to make and serve for any occasion. They are easy to prepare and easy for guests to munch on throughout the whole party. You could present these quesadillas on a platter with some fresh salsa, quacamole, and sour cream. If you were serving a meal at your party, these would go great with a mexican style soup!

Works for me Wednesday – Backwards

Ok, I’m a rookie. This is my first time posting works for me …. I thought a ‘backwards’ edition would fit me perfectly 😉 Make sure to check out a ton of other posts at Rocks in my Dryer.

WfmwheaderOk, so what do I need tips on? Well, a lot of things actually, but I think today I’ll go with online shopping. I LOVE online shopping, and do it quite a bit. With a 27 and 11 month old sometimes actual in-store shopping is unrealistic. So, I love to browse online while I’m at work, and order things in a peaceful, non-stressful environment.

So, the only thing that I think stinks about online shopping are the shipping charges. Some online stores are pretty reasonable, but when I’m paying near $10 to ship a small item, I just don’t think it’s worth it. Are you with me?

Oftentimes I try to scour the internet for deals, or coupons, etc. Sometimes I’m successful, sometimes I’m not. Some sites list a bunch of coupon codes good for free shipping or a discount, but they don’t work!! So, where do you go for coupons? Are there good websites or mailing lists out there that offer legit coupons and discounts for online shopping? I’d love to know about them …. because I definitely don’t want to give up my online shopping 🙂 Looking forward to your responses!

Have a GREAT Wednesday!!

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