As mentioned in THIS ARTICLE, there is a new advertising scheme aimed at movie goers this summer. People who buy a soda at certain theaters get a cd in the lid of their soda. After reading the linked article my thoughts were, "Cool." and "I wonder if The Manor will have those." (The Manor is the major movie theater in my area, with prices to match. Ack.)
Well, as luck would have it, I went to the theater last night to see Finding Nemo with a friend. I had totally forgotten about the cd in the lid thing, so it was with delight that when I bought my large drink ($4.00! What a rip-off!) nestled inside the lid was a tiny cd. The lid it's self was an engineering feat, of sorts. It is two pieces of plastic attached by a hinge on one side. On the other side, opposite the hinge, are two "fins" to help you pull the lid apart. In the very center of the lid is a place to poke your straw through. The cd is nesttled snuggly amid all this.
The cd is half the size of normal cds (so do not use it with slot loading cd players! You have been warned!) and features the face of Rachel Farris. The cd contains two of her songs, "I'm Not The Girl" and "Soak". In addition, if you pop the cd into your computer, there are "bonus" multimedia features including, photos, a music video, a screen saver, wall paper, ect. Unfortunately most of it requires download from the internet.
The songs are of average length. The two songs together clock in over seven minutes. While they don't blaze new musical trails, they are pretty darn catchy. They tend to lean towards a heavier pop sound. Farris' voice complements the sound well.
All in all, for a free cd it's a nice package. The songs are the type that could very easily make a mix tape sometime, however, due to the length of the cd (or lack of), it probably won't get much playing time by itself.