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How to get LEGAL free music downloads – give aways and sweeps with good odds, and other promotions that I find are listed here.

$10.00 Free Amazon Gift Card, Redbox Codes & More

REDBOXTonight I found a great deal online I want to share. AOL has started a service that bundles together popular web deals and then charges a discount price for them. The neat thing is – it’s free for ONE month! Translation – free $10 Amazon, Redbox, Pandora, I-Tunes, and maybe more!

They also have some pre-bundled services or you can make your own. I got a pre-bundled service, because it included a lot of things I like, such as a Pandora Subscription, Redbox movie and game codes, and it comes with a $10 Amazon Gift code for $15 a month – again- FREE for your first month.

You do have to submit a credit card. I love winning pre-paid Visas and Mastercards to use for deals like this. However, I suspect I will keep this one, because we usually spend more than 15.00 between Amazon and Redbox anyway.

However, site reviews are generally saying that canceling isn’t hard, and some people that cancel are reporting getting a survey for why they canceled with a 25.00 gift code as a thank you. That’s not everyone, but appears to be a random sampling.

Here’s the site:

Check out their bundles or make your own. I personally found the pre-bundled items to be a better value. Note that a few of the things expire after a month, such as the 10.00 Fandango gift cards – those seem to have a expiration date. So read the details. That’s a Fandango deal killer for me, because I would rather save up 2 months so I wouldn’t have to go to the movies alone. The Amazon codes though – the one I got went RIGHT to gift card balance. Of course I am buying more and more at Amazon lately so I rarely have a gift code last more than a day, lol. There’s also computer security products, ID protection products, and other things to choose from.

There doesn’t seem to be any affiliate bonus at this time – it’s a shame, my friends and I could have had fun with that!

Remember to cancel after you get your goodies if you don’t think continuing with the subscription will save you money. Also, be a bit leary of those magazine offers – most of the magazines can be had for free if you follow this site regularly!

“In the Pines” – Somebody’s Gonna Lose Their Head!


When I was the little girl in the picture above, my grandmother kept me and she’d often sing to me. The songs were old Appalachian folk songs mainly, but many of them were *extremely* dark. They were beautiful, haunting, and she had the perfect voice for them. She knew SO many. I wish I’d been older, or that my mother had known and shared more of them. (My mom didn’t like to sing.)

I can remember sitting in an old car, in the hot summer, and her singing in the front seat, while I sat in the back, and we waited for my uncle to come from some errand. She’d sing songs of rape, murder, death, and ghosts. I loved it. I was too young to even know what rape was, but I knew it was something that’s pain haunted even in a song.

One of the songs she sang was “In the Pines.” My mother sang this to me as newborn until I was old enough to sing it myself, and I know the song is still being passed down, as I sang it to my son. It’s not a typical lullaby’s quite dark. Oh, you might know it, but it’s a song that has changed within families over time. Almost every version involves long trains, cheating lovers, and someone’s head IS GOING to get cut off at the end.

You know, thinking about it – no wonder I’m so weird. 🙂

Nirvana did a version, which I’ll post, but it’s important to note that the song is well over a hundred years old that I know of. My grandmother said her grandmother sang it. I will haunt my child’s children if they don’t pass it down. 🙂 There’s something about the melody that is great at soothing a fussy baby to sleep.

Here’s the Nirvana Version:

Free Metal Mp3s and a contest too!

July 17, 2011

Click for free Mp3 tracks and the contest.

If you are a metal head, or just a part-time metal head like me, you might enjoy these free tracks.
They offer these every so often, so if you like these, you might sign up for their newsletter.
I usually like some of the tracks but not all. All of these are new release, so there will not be anything there you’ve heard before. They come in one big zip file.

While you’re there, check out the contest on the same page.

$2 Credit Code for Amazon MP3s

June 27, 2011
Get a $2.00 promotional credit for MP3s at Amazon today.
Go to and sign in.

Go to this link
Input code : CLOUDMP3

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