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Rockabye Baby! – A Parents Answer to “Kids Music”


rockabye_acdc As I write this, I’m going to do my best to avoid the desire to do the whole “Rock and Roll ain’t noise pollution” pun, but am making no promises! I originally heard about Rockabye Baby! while listening to the Bob and Tom radio show one morning, long before Bug was born, and made a mental note to myself that once we had our baby, that I had to get my hands on some of the CDs. Eventually I managed to get my hands on my first CD, which was based off AC/DC, and after having the AC/DC version for awhile, listening to it with Bug, and letting my brother borrow it for my niece Madelynn, I can say that I will be turning around and getting a few more, possible even for me, and definitely for the next parents that come up in the family.

Here is the description of the AC/DC album from Rockabye Baby!:

With the Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of AC/DC – Do you have a problem child? Rock and roll ain´t noise pollution, but unwanted cries are. When you´re up to your neck in dirty diapers, AC/DC´s primordial anthems are just the ticket. Your little live wire will be rocked to sleep by these gentle instrumentals. For those about to nap, we salute you.  Rockabye Baby! transforms timeless rock songs into beautiful instrumental lullabies. Guitars and drums are traded for soothing mellotrons, vibraphones and bells, and the volume is turned down from an eleven to a two. Rockabye Baby! is the perfect way to share the music you love with the littlest rocker in your life.

Rockabye Baby AC/DC Features the following AC/DC Hits:

  • Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
  • Highway to Hell
  • Who Made Who
  • You Shook Me All Night Long
  • Back In Black
  • Thunderstruck
  • It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Want to Rock ‘n’ Roll)
  • Hells Bells
  • For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)
  • Rock and Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution

The essence behind these great CDs and this great concept are the people at Rockabye Baby! who have taken well known and classic rock songs, including those from the Rolling Stones, Metallica, and The Beatles and replaced the hard rock sounds of drums and guitars with the soothing, relaxing sounds of the glockenspiel, vibraphone, mellotron, and other instruments (like mentioned in the description above) to create soothing lullaby songs for your baby, while keeping the beat and sound of the songs you love. While listening to the CD, I’ve found myself not only rocking Bug to these songs, but also singing them under my breath. It’s really a unique thing to share with my daughter. The songs that used to give me cold chills and get me pumped for high school football games can now sooth my daughter to slumber. Definitely not something that these artists had in mind of course, but regardless, these are great and I consider them a definite can’t miss for parents!

**For more information on Rockabye Baby and their products, check out their website, Facebook, or Twitter pages.

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2010 Topps 1962 Mickey Mantle Reprint Relic


Back in the days of elementary and middle school, I used to collect baseball cards.  It was the big thing where you would take some to school and trade, or meet up with cousins and friends to trade or see who has what.  It wasn’t for monetary gain, you didn’t necessarily care about the condition of the cards, the big thing was to have your favorite player(s) or try and collect every player for your favorite team.

Well now 15 years later, for whatever reason I’ve started buying a pack of cards randomly when I go to the store, and with more knowledge of properly taking care of things, keeping them in “mint” condition, I would say I’m more of a proper collector now.  Although my knowledge is limited right now as to what cards are worth keeping, which are good investments, I do come across a card once in awhile that I know should be worth something, the question is what is themickeymantel value.  I have come across one such card, one that is apparently rare enough that asking friends online, no one has any knowledge of it, and its been hard finding any info on it anywhere online up to this point.

The card in question comes from the Topps 2010 Series 2.  It is serial numbered up to 62 (with mine being 38/62) and numbered as MMR-1 on the back.  It also has a piece of a game used bat, showing through a 62 cut in the card.  I did read that the chance of getting the card is 1:70,000.  If anyone knows anything about this card or has any additional information, feel free to contact me or comment below.

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