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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Gustafer Yellowgold CD/DVD Set Review & Giveaway

Gustafer Yellowgold's Year In The Day
"A cross between 'Yellow Submarine' and Dr. Seuss." - The New York Times

Morgan Taylor developed the "musical moving storybook" Gustafer Yellowgold experience as equal parts pop rock concert and hand-drawn cartoon movie. in Gustafer Yellowgold's Year In The Day, we find former Sun-resident Gustafer Yellowgold enjoying his Minnesota woodland home and experiencing his own unique take on a year's worth of Earth holidays, both classic and unusual.

When Brandon saw the new CD/DVD I showed him, he was curious and wanted to check it out. I told him there's a music CD and a video DVD. We decided to listen to the songs first. I have never seen nor heard about Gustafer Yellowgold before. The illustrations were cute and funny. So while listening to the songs, I went to read more about the character and the creator. Morgan Taylor is the illustrator, songwriter, and singer. I was impressed. The music was catchy and all the songs have a nice upbeat. Even little Brandon enjoyed it.

Then we watched the video later that day. It's cute and funny with nice upbeat songs to dance along to. It kept my little Brandon entertained. He even started dancing once the music was on.  He even asked me about the cartoon and I told him that it's "Gustafer and his pet worm".

The humorous and hand-drawn music videos follow Gustafer through eleven different days of the calendar year. The season kicks off with the crackling, minty optimism of "New Is The New Old," then moves to some worm's-eye-view philosophizing with a groundhog in the McCartney-esque "A Shadow." "Pancake Smackdown" gets a Freddy Mercury-type royal treatment by intertwining a rocking medieval choir with a flurry of frisbeed flapjacks to celebrate Fat Tuesday/Pancake Day. Gustafer spooks himself with an awesome Halloween costume in the howling 1970s guitar-driven exhilaration of "Werewolves Rock," then settles head first into comfort food heaven in the Tin Pan Alley swing of "Pumpkin Pied." Many more celebrations receive the one-of-a-kind Gustafer blend of blissful pop-music, lyrical poignancy and gorgeously drawn cartoon absurdity.

About Morgan Taylor:

A native of Dayton, Ohio, Morgan Taylor moved to New York City in 1999, residing there for a decade while honing his songwriting skills and establishing himself as a successful sound engineer. He has released several CDs, including the 70-song box set, Box of Monster.

Beginning as a young teen in the ’80s in various musical groups, Taylor has a long and varied musical history that has seen him sharing bills with such artists as Bob Dylan, WILCO, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, The Polyphonic Spree, The Breeders, Natalie Merchant, Lisa Loeb, The Smithereens, Matthew Sweet, Guided By Voices, Missing Persons and even A Flock Of Seagulls!

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One (1) lucky reader will have a chance to win a copy of Gustafer Yellowgold's year In The Day CD/DVD Set of their own. Chosen winner will be selected via through Rafflecopter and is open to US & Canadian residents (ends April 21, 2012 at 11:59pm EST). Winner will have 48 hours to respond to claim their prize.

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Disclosure:  I am participating in this review program through Mom Blog Society. I received a complimentary copy of the CD/DVD Set at no charge in exchange for a review of my opinion. The opinions expressed are my own personal and honest thoughts. No other compensation was given. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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I think I would like Keep It Simple Sweetheart

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Lisa KH said...

I'm interested in Gustafer Yellowgold's Infinity Sock.

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The Zoo said...

i'd be interested in this one

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