The Good Bean

The Good BeanDo you ever get tired of the same old snacks that all start to taste the same after a while? We do, that’s why we decided to give The Good Bean a try! Potato chips, candy, cookies, etc. are the foods that fill the pantry of most households, but none of those are healthy for you. We were looking for a snack food that is healthy, vegan, organic, that taste good, and is inexpensive. It sounds like we were asking for the world with a wish-list like that, but chickpeas by The Good Bean have all of those qualities and more!

Here’s a fun fact, chickpeas are as good for the environment as they are for your body. That’s right, by eating chickpeas, you help replenish nitrogen and nutrients back into the soils that the chickpeas were grown in. Talk about a win-win situation. There are two different tasty snacks that they offer: Their all natural roasted chickpea snacks, and the Fruit and No Nut Bar. It’s great to be able to snack on delicious foods while keeping your conscious clean.

The flavors of the chickpeas vary based on the type you choose, there are sweet choices as well as more hearty options. They offer everything from chocolate flavored chickpeas, to mesquite bbq! Talk about variety! This is a snack that you can easily put in your backpack or briefcase and carry around with you throughout the day. It’s healthy, helps the planet, and an all around wise choice to make when looking for snacks. For more information or to order a bag for yourself, visit them online at www.TheGoodBean.com.

Sophie Koh – Oh My Garden

Sophie Koh - Oh My GardenIn the world of music it’s pretty hard to find new talent. Sometimes that new talent, isn’t really new, but just hasn’t hit it big yet. For those of us here in the United States, we miss out on a lot of artist who aren’t shown to us. That’s right, we hear what is advertised to us for the most part. However, if you are lucky enough to be someone who listens to Indie music, you may have perhaps herd of Sophie Koh, a very talented Australian artist. To celebrate the release and pre-order of her new album, Oh My Garden, an awesome new music video has been unveiled for her song I Understand. If you haven’t herd of her, don’t miss out any longer, we have a really cool song by her right here for you to enjoy. Don’t let this simplistic song and video fool you, the song is very emotional and meaningful, and the video is breathtaking if you give it the chance and watch it all the way to the end. It literally is one of the coolest music videos we have seen in a very long time. It doesn’t take millions of dollars in flashy lights and computer animation to make a memorable music video, and that is proven true here. It just takes thought. So that you don’t get your mind completely blown by the water effect later on in the music video, we have included the behind the scenes and making video for you to enjoy.

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The OL’ Razzle Dazzle

Missy Higgins: The OL' Razzle DazzleMissy Higgins has become worldwide known for her haunting lyrics and focused vocals. Her newest venture is with her new album set to release in July in the United States, titled The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle. The title speaks volumes in itself, but from what previews the world has been given, the music pertaining to this album is nothing short of breathtaking. More intense and heartfelt than ever, her new album is stirring audiences everywhere. Fans have been invited to take a behind the scenes look at the making of process for this brilliant new album. Missy Higgins seems more connected to the emotions that music brings than ever previously before. Sharing her experiences and personal connection to this album has been part of the process every step of the way. Joining in on the experience is personal friend of Missys’, Butterfly Boucher. For more information head on over to Missy Higgins’ website.

Tellez Tells All

On the rise YouTube user, TellezTelevision sat down to give us an exclusive interview telling all about how her creative process works! Turns out this creative genius is fueled by Vitamin Water and the happenings of her everyday life. From covers of popular songs to originals written by her, the videos you will find on her YouTube channel are creative and professional to say the least! While she is in the early stages of her career we here at Toast Pop can already see that she’s going places fast! Whether she’s tweeting her fans or replying to comments, you will find that she not only appreciates the support, but turns it into the driving force behind her work. Go ahead and check out the exclusive interview with Tellez only available on Toast Pop!

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Somebody That I Used To Know

By now I am sure that you have herd one, two, three, possibly more versions of this song than you can count. The question that is puzzling everyone’s mind is, which is the best? Somebody That I Used To Know is a song from Gotye’s new album, Making Mirrors. Walk Off The Earth has a widely popular cover of the song that has been featured on countless television shows, websites, and news articles. The video is nothing short of inspirational. Some big names, including Ingrid Michaelson, have even covered the song. Ok, this is a good song, but what about it makes it that special? My guess is the simple and relaxed tone that it conveys. Since we can’t decide which version is the best, we have chosen the top three and we will let you be the judge. Just click the artist you would like to hear sing it and fall in love with the song that has inspired millions!

Adam Lambert & Steve Cooke

Most of us know of Adam Lambert, runner up on American Idol and of Steve Cooke, but did you know that they have a newly released album of live sessions? They do! The Paramount Sessions features these two recording some fantastic music at the Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California! Surprisingly they both sound great live, and the songs are different than what I am used to listening to, but still very good. The album is a more insightful look into the personal mood set in a live recording session, one that only an album like this can create. If you are a fan of either, or simply want to hear some new music, be sure to check out the album Adam Lambert & Steve Cooke – Paramount Sessions at MVD for a great price and great service!

Carpenters In Performance 1972

I am a huge fan of concerts on film! Recently MVD informed me about a fantastic performance on DVD by the Carpenters. For those of you who think you don’t know who the Carpenters are, consider for a moment if you have herd any songs from the 70s, chances are if you have then you probably herd a song or two by them. It’s rare that my generation gets a glimpse into the past in such a way that not only shares the culture and styles of the time, but also shows the amount of talent that was prominent during the time period.

The DVD is filmed in Japan and not only gives you a front row seat to a Carpenters concert, but it also shows how they were a worldwide favorite during the 70’s! The performance is phenomenal and a must see for any fan of their music, and even those who have yet to hear of them. There is such a rich history behind the band and their music, and they have withstood the test of time. To purchase a copy for yourself, just check out MVD’s website or click here: Carpenters Live In 1972.