Three for Free: Guardians of the Galaxy edition

Click here to view Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Volume 1 in the SPL catalogIn this summer’s most enjoyable movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, Peter Quill (aka Star Lord) is an Earthling snatched away from his home as a child in the Eighties and thrown into a life of crime and adventure on faraway alien worlds. His only reminders of his life on Earth and his beloved mother are his Walkman and precious cassette tape, Awesome Mix Vol.1. Now, you could just put a hold on a copy of the CD of this wonderful soundtrack, but wouldn’t be more fun to assemble your own on Freegal Music? Here are three for free to get you started! Continue reading “Three for Free: Guardians of the Galaxy edition”

Three for Free – Random Edition

By Garrett D.

Randomness doesn’t get a fair shake, in my humble opinion. People cherish order and the illusion of control. Anyone who has heard a playlist I’ve made has been exposed to my embrace of the random – at least in the musical sense. It’s not uncommon for tracks to skip from experimental rock to impressionist classical. The stark contrast can be jarring for some, but I embrace and enjoy the chaos, and encourage you to do the same.

Album cover for Marcos Valle - EstrelarFirst up in the tour of random Freegal favorites is Marcos Valle – Estrelar. A Brazilian boogie dance track released in 1982, this song makes it into the Random Edition by virtue of being drilled into my head by a repetitively played commercial for a liqueur that could antonymously be called Northern Discomfort. Perhaps a sign of the most dangerous advertisements are the ones that make you curious, “What is this song? I wonder if I could dance in such a relaxed fashion if I tried Northern Discomfort?” Continue reading “Three for Free – Random Edition”

Three for Free – “Cold” Cuts

As the long, cold, winter rolls along and the weather in the PNW continues to set record lows for high temperature numbers, get warm by moving your body to these “cold” cuts, songs utilizing the word “cold” that are available for free download using Freegal. Continue reading “Three for Free – “Cold” Cuts”

Freegal – Three for Free – Under the Covers Edition

This week in Freegal, consider using your three free downloads to discover some interesting cover songs.

Click here to view Hendrix in the West in FreegalJimi Hendrix – “Blue Suede Shoes” (Carl Perkins cover) from Hendrix in the West Continue reading “Freegal – Three for Free – Under the Covers Edition”

Three for Free – ‘It’s so hard’ edition

Writing is hard. How hard you might say? Rock hard, I might respond. For example, I’ve spent the better part of an hour just writing these opening sentences. For those of you keeping score at home, the first question I would ask you is why are you scoring this at home? Then, I would tell you that that’s like twenty minutes per word typed (!). Whenever I find myself blocked (often), the easiest thing for me is to just start typing and let the words find the page naturally. In other words, I try not to think so much about it. After I have a few sentences on the page, I feel more comfortable as the words flow from the river of my mind onto the colorful LCD screen in front of my eyeballs. Then all of the sudden, Voila! An opening paragraph! Now that we’ve been through all that together, let’s take it easy and check out three ‘hard’ songs available for free download on Freegal. Continue reading “Three for Free – ‘It’s so hard’ edition”