Kenneth E. Oquist

Born in Minneapolis, MN, moved to Pittsburg, KS in 2002. Interests include, Mac computers, music, sports, ebook reading, and ipod and mp3 players.


Dropkick Murphys’ New Release ‘Going Out In Style’ Delivers Five Guinness Rating

February 28, 2011
Dropkick Murphys’ New Release ‘Going Out In Style’ Delivers Five Guinness Rating

From the title track “Going Out In Style” on through, the latest release from Dropkick Murphys continues to deliver more and more. I hoped this would be good. I was stunned at the reality that this is a classic. All the songs here are Five Star classics. I was not only not disappointed, but stunned...
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Celtic Thunder’s ‘Heritage’: Ordering a Guinness and Getting a Bud Light

February 24, 2011
Celtic Thunder’s ‘Heritage’: Ordering a Guinness and Getting a Bud Light

Celtic Thunder is a Dublin, Ireland vocal group comprised of Emmet Cahill (replacing Paul M. Byrom who has gone solo), George Donaldson, Ryan J. Kelly, Keith Harkin, Damian J. McGinty, Jr., and Neil Byrne. The song “The Dutchman” sets the tone on Celtic Thunder’s new release ‘Heritage’, more like light rain rather than thunder....
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Daytona 500 on Fox: February 20th, Noon ET

February 19, 2011
Daytona 500 on Fox: February 20th, Noon ET

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the pole, but has been put to the rear on the field after crashing on Wednesday and will race in a backup car. Although getting credit for winning the pole, he will have to drop back to the end of the field before the start of the race. My favorites...
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Daytona NASCAR Nationwide Race: February 19th, 1:15ET on ESPN 2

February 18, 2011
Daytona NASCAR Nationwide Race: February 19th, 1:15ET on ESPN 2

Danica Patrick will race Saturday in the GoDaddy.com #7 Chevrolet, giving the Nationwide NASCAR series a huge boost from celebrity madness in America. Tiger Woods’ star has faded as of late. People will watch elsewhere without intrigue. Some argue she is a sports figure, but I think the interest suggests otherwise. How many women...
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Yuck Releases Self-Titled Debut: A Review

February 17, 2011
Yuck Releases Self-Titled Debut: A Review

The debut release from London’s Yuck lives up to its name on only one song. The long, droning “Rubber” has weak vocals by Daniel Blumberg (guitarist) that are lost in a quagmire of mediocrity. It really doesn’t come close to justifying a seven minute plus length. I am glad I continued to listen past...
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Thompson Square Releases Self-Titled Debut: A Review

February 16, 2011
Thompson Square Releases Self-Titled Debut: A Review

The single “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” is a good song and in heavy rotation on country stations. Don’t make an assumption based on this one song. The husband/wife duo of Keifer and Shawna Thompson are considerably deeper than this song suggests. Sure, it’s the kind of song we get on the...
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The Grammy Award Winners

February 13, 2011
The Grammy Award Winners

The Aretha Franklin tribute was a huge part of the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards tonight. With a star studded tribute and a cameo appearance by The Queen Of Soul, the Grammys deliver old school heaven. Arcade Fire’s ’The Suburbs’ was a huge surprise as Album of the Year. I have to admit I thought this...
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The Instantly Interesting ‘Sever the Wicked Hand’ From Crowbar Released February 8th, 2011

February 8, 2011
The Instantly Interesting ‘Sever the Wicked Hand’ From Crowbar Released February 8th, 2011

Instantly interesting is ‘Sever the Wicked Hand’, the latest release by Crowbar from New Orleans, Louisiana. Being a fan of slower heavy music, I find the songs “Liquid Sky and Cold Black Earth” and “Echo an Eternity” simply marvelous. “Symbiosis” is also in this vein, intermingled with faster parts, and a strong track. If...
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Super Bowl XLV: On Fox February 6th, 6:30 ET

February 4, 2011
Super Bowl XLV: On Fox February 6th, 6:30 ET

Super Bowl XLV (45) will air on Fox on Sunday, February 6th at 6:30 ET. This year’s matchup is The Green Bay Bay Packers vs. The Pittsburg Steelers. The Black Eyed Peas will be performing on the half time show. There will be commercials and some football sooner or later. Anheuser-Busch, Audi, and Hyundai...
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Social Distortion — ‘Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes’: Polished Without Compromising the Edge

January 25, 2011
Social Distortion — ‘Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes’: Polished Without Compromising the Edge

Hard Times And Nursery Rhymes finds Social Distortion, the long time Punk Rock group, in fine form. The group was formed in Fullerton, California in 1978. The single “Machine Gun Blues” is a fine example of how catchy Punk Rock can be. The song “Bakerfield” is slower, yet hard driving, with a stellar guitar....
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The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards to Air on CBS February 13th, 2011 at 8:00 PM ET

January 24, 2011
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards to Air on CBS February 13th, 2011 at 8:00 PM ET

To be perfoming at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards are The BBC favorite Justin Bieber (yeah right), Bruno Mars, B.o.B., and all five Album Of The Year nominees Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga, Eminen, Katy Perry and Arcade Fire. I’m pulling for the dark horse Arcade Fire on this one. More performances are Usher with...
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The Decemberists’ New Album ‘The King Is Dead’ Released January 18th, 2011

January 18, 2011
The Decemberists’ New Album ‘The King Is Dead’ Released January 18th, 2011

The single “Down By The Water” from the Decemberists’ new album The King Is Dead has an obvious single feel to it, that and it is simply just a darn good song. The two bareboned songs “January Hymn” and “June Hymn” have a drowsy feel to them. “Don’t Carry It All” instantly reminded me of...
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Avril Lavigne’s New Single “What The Hell” Released Jan. 11th

January 11, 2011
Avril Lavigne’s New Single “What The Hell” Released Jan. 11th

If you just can’t wait until March 8th to hear Avril Lavigne’s new album ‘Goodbye Lullaby’, the new single “What the Hell” is available right now. Right away this song emits a good girl gone bad attitude. This is a real good example of the sound we are getting here and now. The unusual keyboard...
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