Friday, October 9, 2009

Review of Five for Fighting's New Album "Slice"

On October 13, Five for Fighting is releasing their new album "Slice." Their first single off their new album is "Chances." I was able to preview their new album before it is released because One2One Network selected me to review their album on my blog.
I feel that the best song on the album is Chances. This song has a good melody and I like the lyrics. The album contains stories about US servicemen (Note to the Unknown Soldier), friends and family. In this album, John talks about current events and his own experiences and uses piano, bass and drums in his songs. While the lead singer has an amazing voice, I felt that the songs all have similiar melodies. I thought the album needs to have a greater mix of upbeat and slow songs.
Album Tracklisting:
1. Slice
2. Note To The Unknown Soldier
3. Tuesday
4. Chances
5. This Dance
6. Above The Timberline
7. Transfer
8. Hope
9. Story Of Your Life
10. Love Can't Change The Weather
11. Augie Nieto
TV Appearances:
CBS Saturday Morning 10/10
The View 10/14
The Today Show 10/16
Tour Dates:
John will be hitting the road in October with An Acoustic Evening with Five For Fighting. To find out about how to get tickets in a market near you, go to
18-Oct Toronto, ON El Mocambo
20-Oct New York, NY City Winery
22-Oct Bay Shore, NY (Long Island) YMCA Boulton Center
23-Oct Uncasville, CT The Wolf Den
24-Oct Washington, DC Jammin Java
26-Oct Boston, MA The Paradise
27-Oct Philadelphia, PA World Café Live (downstairs)
29-Oct Nashville, TN The Belcourt
30-Oct Chicago, IL Lakeshore
3-Nov Salt Lake City, UT The State Room
5-Nov Seattle, WA Crocodile
6-Nov Portland, OR Aladdin Theater
10-Nov San Francisco, CA Swedish American Hall
11-Nov Los Angeles, CA Largo at the Coronet
Stay up to date with Five For Fighting

Thursday, August 27, 2009

HCD Survey Panel

I am a member of the HCD survey panel and have been participating in studies. Media Curves recently conducted a study among 300 viewers who watched a U.K. public service announcement (PSA) on texting while driving. The results showed that 80% of americans are less likely to text while driving after viewing the U.K. PSA and 85% believe this PSA should air in the US. More detailed information can be found at:

Monday, June 22, 2009

Healthy Fellow Blog

Today, I found a new blog called Healthy Fellow: Your Natural Health Critic. This health blog contains information on a variety of health topics, such as alternative health therapies, product reviews, exercise, nutrition and nutritional supplements. This blog has a comprehensive and detailed information on a variety of health topics. This is a great blog for people looking for the latest health information. I especially like the information on nutrition, the product reviews and the information on alternative therapies. Furthermore, this blog contains articles on women’s and men’s health issues. In addition, this site is well organized and easy to navigate.

Vocaboly: Vocab Software Site

Recently, I visited the site Vocaboly. This site has useful information on vocabulary software to help students prepare for the SAT, TOEFL, GRE, GMAT or VOA special English test. For each word, the definition, phonetic symbol and pronunciation are provided. I like that this software also contains a multiple choice and memory game. Furthermore, this site offers a free trial to see if you like the product before you purchase the software. Also, there is a section called vocabulary test that has a quick test, medium test and thorough test for the SAT, TOEFL, GRE GMAT and VOA special English test.

Natural Medicine Talk Forum

Recently, I visited a natural and alternative health forum called Natural Medicine Talk. This health forum has a lot of useful information on a variety of health issues and illnesses. I think that this site is an interesting and unique type of forum. This site also has section called money saving tips. I like that this site has a section on alternative therapies that people found useful, such as acupuncture for a variety of diseases. Furthermore, this site has a section on nutrition. This section has discussions on the benefits of certain vitamins and herbs, information on food that is organic or contain probiotics.

So You Think You Can Dance

This show is one of my favorite reality shows. The dancing and choreography on this show is amazing. I like that this show has a mix of different dance styles from jazz to hip hop to bollywood. Currently, my favorite dancers are Brandon, Jonathan, Karla, Caitlin and Jason.

Monday, April 27, 2009

American Idol: Double Elimination

Since the judges saved Matt last week, this past week 2 american idol contestants were eliminated. Anoop and Lil' Rounds were eliminated. In my opinion, I thought Matt should have been eliminated. I thought Anoop had a good singing voice, but he was in the bottom three every week and was finally eliminated this past week. Also, I did not think that Lil' Rounds sounded as bad as the judges perceived her to be. I actually liked her performance. My favorite contestant in the competition is Kris and I am hoping he wins the competition.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Dancing with the Stars: Surprising Elimination

This week on dancing with the stars Denise Richards was the next contestant eliminated. I am so disappointed that she went home. I thought she was dancing well. I don't know why the judges did not like her. I can't believe she was eliminated while Steve O and Steve Wozniak stayed. They are both terrible dancers!! I think part of the reason Denise went home was because there have been reports that Denise and her partner Maksim did not get along. I just hope Steve O or Steve Wozniak are eliminated next week.

American Idol:Motown Week

This week on American Idol it was Motown Week. I thought Adam and Kris were the best singers of the week. I also thought Lil Rounds sounded good. I don't know why the judges did not like her this week. I thought she did a good job singing Heat Wave. This week Michael was eliminated. I thought he should have been eliminated from the competition weeks ago. He has been singing bad every week. I also thought Megan should have also been in the bottom 3. She did not sound good at all this week. I think she should be the next contestant to be eliminated from the competition.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Ugly Betty: In Danger of being Canceled?

I have recently read that Ugly Betty might be canceled. Unfortunately, ratings have been declining this season. For this reason, the season finale for Ugly Betty will be in March. ABC is thinking of renewing the show next fall, but more people need to watch! This show is one of my favorite comedy shows. In my opinion, I think Ugly Betty is the best comedy currently airing.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Ways to Earn Online: Search Sites, Video Reviews,Writing Articles, & Completing Offers

These are some search sites I recommend to earn money or win prizes. I used to always search on google or msn and I never received anything for my searches. I only use these search sites now. I believe the results are just as good as google and msn. Also, I listed sites that offer rewards or money to complete offers and surveys.

Winzy: On this site you can win prizes for searching. Each winzy point you earn enters you into the grand prize drawing. Prizes range from points to I-pods and giftcards. This site allows you up to 50 searches a day.

Swagbucks: On this site you earn swagbucks for searching. Swagbucks can be redeemed for prizes, such as gift cards. I just started and I have already earned 12 swagbucks through searches.

Scour: On scour you receive points for searching (1pt), rating the search results (1pt) and commenting on the search results (1pt). This site allows you up to 100 searches, which is 300 points a day. Points can be redeemed for Visa gift cards.

My Points: On this site you receive points for searches. Mypoints allows up to 31 searches a month. Also, you receive points for completing offers, shopping online, and surveys.

Freebies Junction: Freebies Junction has a mix daily surveys, completing offers, and daily trivia questions. On this site you earn points and cash. Points can be redeemed for gift cards. A mininum of $20 is needed to cash out.

Squishy Cash: Squishy Cash has a mix of daily surveys, completing offers, shopping online. On this site you earn points and cash. A mininum of $20 is needed to cash out. Points can be redeemed for gift cards.

Daily Cash Rewardz: Daily Cash Rewardz has a mix of completing offers, shopping online and trying products. On this site you earn points and cash. A mininum of $5 is needed to cash out. Points can be redeemed for gift cards.

Some additional ways to earn online include writing articles and video reviews.
For video reviews there is one site I would recommend:

I recommend trying Expo TV. Currently, on this site you can submit up to 20 videos per month for upfront payment (usually $5 per review). Also, you earn money based on how many hits your video receives. You receive a penny per hit.

For articles there is one site I would recommend:

I recommend trying Associated Content. On this site you can submit as many articles as you want and receive upfront payment for each article (ranging from $1 to $20). Also, you earn money based on how many people read your article. However, you must receive at least 1,000 hits to receive pay per read earnings. 1,000 hits = $1.50.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Free Sample Sites

This is list of 3 sites I like to visit to find free samples. I received free samples ranging from free magazine subscriptions, candy, popcorn and shampoo on these sites.

1. Hey its Free (I mentioned this site in a previous post)
This is my top freebie site. This site is updated with freebies daily and all freebies are checked to make sure they are not spam.

2. Startsampling
I really like this site. They offer free samples and have surveys. On this site you earn frequent tryer miles that can be redeemed for prizes.

3. Free Flys
This site does have some good freebies, but some are a little spammy.

Britney Spears "Circus" Album

I bought Britney Spears Album Circus back in December. Overall, I really like this album. I have been a fan of her music since Baby One More Time. This album has a good mix of dance songs and ballads. My favorite songs on the album are Womanizer, Circus, Out From Under and Unusual You. What songs are you favorite? Do you like her new album?

Here is the complete track list:
1. Womanizer

2. Circus

3. Out From Under

4. Kill The Lights

5. Shattered Glass

6. If U Seek Amy

7. Unusual You

8. Blur

9. Mmm Papi

10. Mannequin

11. Lace and Leather

12. My Baby

Bonus Track:13. Radar

Friday, January 30, 2009

Kelly Clarkson's " All I Ever Wanted" Album

From hearing Kelly Clarkson's first single "My Life Would Suck Without You" off her new album "All I Ever Wanted," I can't wait until her album is released. I have all of her previous albums and I think she is the most talented American Idols out of all the seasons. Her album is set to release on March 17, 2009. Are you also excited about Kelly Clarkson's upcoming album?

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Free Samples:Hey Its Free

I would definitely recommend checking out Hey, It's Free. They always have a lot of freebies posted. I really like this site because all of the freebies are checked to make sure they are not spam. I have received free samples ranging from free magazine subscriptions to chocolate candy. I also like that they post ways to earn money online sometimes. They even have contests.