Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Five For Fighting- "Slices" review and giveaway!


Most of you I imagine have heard of the Grammy Nominated song "Superman" by Five For Fighting singer/songwriter John Ondrasik. Another one of John Ondrasik hits was the song "100 Years", which is one of my favorites. From what we have seen from John Ondrasik's work, he writes personal songs that include messages and deep thoughts. Through his work he is able to connect to people.

In Five For Fighting's new album, "Slices", you will find the following songs...

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

I was lucky to get an early peek at "Slices" before it's release date. There was one small disappointment from this latest cd, although over all I was very impressed.

I hadn't really ever listened to other Five For Fighting songs other then the two hits "Superman" and "100 Years". There were a couple of songs I felt sounded simular to passed hits. This is my only complaint. The rest of the album was mixed up more with verity of music, beats and tempo. So overall I was kept entertained.

What makes "Slices" so great is the lyrics to the songs. I love songs that tell a story or that I can relate to. I love being able to lay back, listen to a song and allow my mind to wonder and relax. John seems to have a great talent speaking to you through his songs. Many of these songs are one's I can find myself listening to over and over again, especially "Slice" and "Story of Your Life". In fact several times while listening to Five For Fighting I found myself comparing John to Billy Joel, one of mine and my husbands favorite artist. If you are a fan of Billy Joel, I would defiantly recommend this cd.

I also can't neglect to mention the great support and charactor John Ondrasik has for others as well as our country. Did you know…

* In Feb 2007 John launched a charity driven website – whatkindofworlddoyouwant.com that raises money for various charities when users view video clips provided by visitors to the site. Current views are over 3 million with approx. $300,000 donated!
* John is a dedicated supporter of US Troops, performing for US Forces at Guantanamo Bay, Hawaii, Guam & Japan on USO tours
* John created & produced “For the Troops”, a CD compilation of superstar recordings that is available for free to every active service person in US Armed Forces

I love hearing of successful people giving back and also doing more then just breath in the air of success. I applaud him for his efforts in giving back to our country and people.

To Purchase:
You can find Five For Fighting's "Slices" at Amazon!

Giveaway:
One winner will recieve and autographed CD!

To Enter:
Go to Five For Fighting's official website. Check out the tours and dates. Come back to this link and leave a comment telling me which concert is closest to you or which one you would like to attend.

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Rules:
Be sure to leave a comment telling me what the entry is for. Leave a separate comment for each entry. Also be sure to leave an email address for me to contact you. A winner will be selected randomly using Random.org. They will have 48 hours to reply or a new winner will be chosen. US Only!

Giveaway Ends: Nov. 4

60 comments:

katy said...

Entry for "Five for Fighting - Slices". The closest city to me on the tour is Chicago. It is at Lakeshore - SOLD OUT - ALL AGES
October, 30 2009 08:00 PM - Chicago, IL.

katy said...

Entry for "Five for Fighting - Slices". I subscibe via email.

heaven_1_@hotmail dot com

katy said...

Entry for "Five for Fighting - Slices". My fav song is 100 years.

heaven_1_@ hotmail dot com

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE Five for Fighting... glad I stopped by... now I know there is a new cd out!!! FAB!

Tricia said...

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joeandbridge said...

The closest they're coming to me is in Lakeshore, IL. (I'm in Minnesota) but, it's sold out. Thanks for the giveaway!
Bridgette Groschen

joeandbridge said...

I'm a Five For Fighting Facebook Fan (say that 5 times fast) Thanks!
fb name: bridgette.groschen

joeandbridge said...

I tweeted your giveaway:
http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/5099505241

Kirsten said...

The closet city to me on the tour is Kansas City, Missouri. At the Midland Theater.

kylkirshner(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kirsten said...

I follow F4F on twitter as @creativity4life

kylkirshner(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kirsten said...

I follow you on twitter as @creativity4life

kylkirshner(at)yahoo(dot)com

plb8156 said...

The one closest to me is the sold out show in Philadelphia, PA
plb8156@aol.com

Krista said...

The concert nearest me is in Chicago.
k_hensley3@hotmail.com

Wendi P said...

The closest Five for Fighting concert to me is in SF on November 10th.

Mrs. Cardenas said...

This is the closest tour to me: #
Lakeshore - SOLD OUT - ALL AGES
October, 30 2009 08:00 PM - Chicago, IL

Unfortunately it is sold out and I have to work that night as well. :(

Mrs. Cardenas said...

I tweeted about this giveaway here: http://twitter.com/meltnw/status/5221541765

faithearingodsword(@)sbcglobal(.)net

Anonymous said...

Kansas City is closest to me!

Sarah
french_mk at yahoo dot com

Jason, Alicia, and Addie said...

100 Years is my absolute FAVORITE Five for Fighting song. Thanks!

aliciapoulsen@hotmail.com