so, it’s free Friday and it seems like there are just a ton of great stuff to download (legitimately) for free… what’s that? it’s not Friday? well it’s still free so get on it and don’t wait until Friday…

FREE FREE FREE!

now playing: I Am Free – Newsboys

there’s no clear place to start, so i’ll simply start with the album that i knew about first… and that is from one of LA Symphony’s finest, Cook Book, who chimes in with his latest solo effort, a tribute to a decade that clearly was inspiring and hard to forget… check out I Love the 80’s and you’ll be bumping in style, in no time…

next up, sticking with the hip-hop, it’s a cat called Change who’s offering up a Stimulus Plan of his own… it’s a little heavier than Cook Book, but the production is really tight on this little seven-track ditty that is sure to please… a little bit of the boom-bap with a slight hint of gangsta flow… (and, oh, did i mention there are guest drops from ManChild and Sintax.the.Terrific?

Tooth & Nail records doesn’t want to be left out and they’re knocking out a double-decker download for the summer time… just last week they came with a follow-up to last year’s Fuel Sampler featuring a whopping 31 songs from the likes of Jonezetta, Children 18:3, Family Force 5, Hawk Nelson, Underoath and on and on and on… but that is not all… oh, no, that is not all…

also from Tooth & Nail is their 12-song summer sampler… featuring KJ-52, August Burns Red, Thousand Foot Krutch and more… in all, it’ll be about 37 tracks after you factor in the overlap between the two samplers… and it’s all frickity-free…

Next on the list is a new project from one Joy Williams, who has recently rejoined the music community with a solo EP and now with a live album that she’s offering for free as one-half of the duo, The Civil Wars… Live at Eddie’s Attic features 10 songs with a folkish bent to them that show a different side of the poppy Joy Williams from back in the day…

Finally, as if that’s not enough… i’ve got a free audiobook for you slackers who don’t want to read this summer but still want to act the part… (just kidding)… Francis Chan’s book, Crazy | Love is the Free Audiobook download of the month at ChristianAudio.com… just add it to the cart and enter “JUL2009” into the fancy little coupon code box during the checkout process…

okay, i’m tired, but if you’re somehow still feenin’ for more free stuff, you can always check out that sweet little site called Noise Trade and there’s plenty to discover there… until next time…

peace… love… bdg…