Archive for March 12th, 2008

-It’s a Big World-

Check it!!!   itsabigworld_thalbumcvr.jpg  New music at

www.maggiemcdonaldphotography.com!!!   🙂  There are some NEW rockin’ images up, too!

The super wonderful and kind musicians, Renee and Jeremy, from the group “Renee and Jeremy” have graciously given me permission to use their music on my website.  As soon as I heard them I just knew…and reading through their whole story it just seems like a perfect fit. 

[The below text, about their CD, was copied from their website www.reneeandjeremymusic.com.]

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“It’s a big world”is a collection of songs for all ages. While we set out to make a record for our little ones, mostly written while Renee was on bed rest with Amelia, and recorded in the recording studio we set up in Amelia’s bedroom, we really ended up making a record for ourselves & other parents like us. We welcomed a range of mood and melody from bright to dark, silly to stark, and influence from all our heroes of song, from drake to Joni to Marley.

It all started with a simple idea, really: to make kids’ music that adults could enjoy, not just tolerate – a collection of original songs for parents who appreciate the likes of Jack Johnson, Nick Drake, and Aimee Mann. The result is a treasure chest of luminous harmonies and sophisticated lullabies. Quiet time music for the whole family to enjoy together.

From the moment Renee and Jeremy became a duo there musical energy has almost been palpable. The title track on It’s a Big World came to Jeremy on a walk with his 1-year-old son, Ezra – after wondering what life would be like through his eyes. And Renee crafted her haunting and minimalist lullaby, Powder Blue, out of her own meditations on motherhood before becoming one herself. The duo vowed not to be afraid to let the odd minor key shade a little dark into the album’s sunny canvas, and to have fun with their lyrics without straying from the underlying positive message.”

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***I just love that they’re parents who were seeking music for their own kids AND themselves — so incredibly important.  I had such a struggle with this when I first had children — I have so many CDs of just OKAY music.  Nothing that really fit what I was looking for. 

I love the sound, I REALLY love the text.  All they sing is so positive, full of love.

So, there ya go!  Check them out.  Buy the CD if they appeal to you, too.  I’m always about supporting artists.  🙂



And thanks again, Renee and Jeremy for making my site feel complete!  Can’t wait for your next CD to come out. 

Now I’m off to find a couple more songs to compliment these…  🙂

P.S.  We’re quickly approaching almost 10,000 blog hits (wahooooo!) and I want to celebrate that with all of you!  Of course, that’s not possible with readers from everywhere (have you seen that cool map on the blog???), SO, I will send a random commenter (on the day 10, 000 hits is reached) a $15 Cold Stone gift certificate — keep your eyes open for that!!!  It’s definitely ice cream weather lately.  🙂

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