Celebrating Music Dreams with Rock Dog + Giveaway
Confession time: I’m married to a rock musician. By day my husband is hard at work building websites and developing interactive experiences, but by pretty-much-any-other-time-of-day he’s got music on his mind.
His office is a tangle of computer wires and guitar strings; and I’m just as likely to trip over a wah-wah pedal as a printer cord. If he’s on his phone, it’s likely he’s researching new guitars to either add to his extensive collection or just fantasize over. If I left him to his own devices, we’d only watch Austin City Limits, NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts and music movies. In fact, he’s sitting right behind me now watching a documentary about the making of Pink Floyd’s album Wish You Were Here. When my sons and I are away and my husband is home alone, he’s likely plugged in one of his guitars, turned his speakers up to 11 and is jamming away.
The source of this rock obsession? In his 20s he was in a band and even as life has taken him in a more suburban direction, he’s kept on playing. To hear him tell it, it’s easy to fall in love with making music. Even though rock stardom wasn’t in his future, the joy of playing music certainly was.
While I love that he has something that’s just for him and that makes him happy, I’m also glad that my sons will grow up in a music house. One day they’ll learn their first licks from him. And if one of our kids wanted to grow up to be a rock star, he’d probably not stand in their way. In fact, I think he’d be their biggest fan.
If you have rock dreams and love family movies, Rock Dog just might be for you. And luckily, I’m giving away two passes to enjoy the movie and a fun prize pack with a gift card to make your guitar god ambitions come true.
About the Film: For the Tibetan Mastiffs living on Snow Mountain, a dog’s life has a simple riff: Guard a peaceful village of wool-making sheep from the thuggish wolf Linnux (Lewis Black) and his rabid pack. To avoid distractions, Mastiff leader Khampa (J.K. Simmons) forbids all music from the mountain. But when Khampa’s son Bodi (Luke Wilson) discovers a radio dropped by a passing airplane, it takes just a few guitar licks for his fate to be sealed: Bodi wants to be a rock ‘n’ roll star. Yet that means defying his father’s wishes, heading to the city, and locating the legendary – and reclusive – musician Angus Scattergood (Eddie Izzard), who needs to write a new song and fast. If Bodi can put a band together, help Angus with his song, and defeat the wolves’ plot to take Snow Mountain, his life will be in tune. Bodi will become what he’s always dreamed of being: More than a dog … more than a Rock God… he’ll be a ROCK DOG!
Bodi (Luke Wilson) and Angus Scattergood (Eddie Izzard) in ROCK DOG. Photo Credit: Lionsgate Premiere.