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.

Norah Jones – Little Broken Hearts: A Review

May 16, 2012
Norah Jones - Little Broken Hearts

By Kenneth E. Oquist The title track “Little Broken Hearts” off of Norah Jones’ new release features a shimmering guitar effect. It’s kind of slow, but this does not hurt it, and you just notice it. “Happy Pills” is the single and a good choice, featuring a pop guitar sound. “Out on the Road”...
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The Kentucky Derby Shocker

May 13, 2012
The Kentucky Derby Shocker

By Kenneth E Oquist The media can be cumbersome, on a good day. This story cannot be overlooked. A body of a man was found dead on Sunday, May 6th, following this year’s Kentucky Derby race, in the stables of Churchill Downs. The details may come out over time, but even the most desensitized...
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Jack White – Blunderbuss: A Review

May 3, 2012
Jack White - Blunderbuss

The most important thing to realize is that Jack White’s new release Blunderbuss has bass. I do not mind as I am a bass enthusiast and player myself. Life without the White Stripes is good. Jack is an excellent piano player, as well as a great guitarist. The track “Missing Pieces” is a shining...
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Counting Crows – ‘Underwater Sunshine’: A Review

April 20, 2012
Counting Crows - Underwater Sunshine

By Kenneth E. Oquist I started Counting Crows’ new release Underwater Sunshine with “Return of the Grevious Angel”. Right away, I thought  this was just a “so so” song. The fact is they strayed from sounding like the Counting Crows and I did not care much for it. When they stay on their game, they come...
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Cowboy Junkies -’The Wilderness’: A Review

April 10, 2012
Cowboy Junkies - The Wilderness

The song “F%#k I Hate the Cold” buried at the end of the Cowboy Junkies new release, The Wilderness, is arguably the best song ever done by the long time Alternative Country artists from the Great White North. Having grown up in Minnesota, this hits the nail on the head big time! This is...
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Madonna – ‘MDNA: Deluxe Edition’: A Review

March 29, 2012
Madonna – ‘MDNA: Deluxe Edition’: A Review

The song “I F$%#ed up” off her new release MDNA finds Madonna confessional and delightfully human. This is one of the best on here. “Gang Bang” finds Madonna singing about a lover shot by gang members. This is a good song, but not one of the highlights.”B-Day Song” is a birthday song with a...
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Lucero – Women & Work: A Review

March 22, 2012

These two subjects are sticky sujects. Let’s see how they handle it. The title track from Lucero’s new release Women & Work is a really great song: One shot of women and one shot of  work. Let it go. Let’s make a toast. In the morning it’s going to hurt. Come on kid, let’s...
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Meat Loaf – Hell in a Handbasket: A Review

March 18, 2012
Meat Loaf - Hell in a Handbasket

As the title suggests, the latest release from Meat Loaf, Hell in a Handbasket, finds the long-time rocker disgruntled — as many of us are at times. Sure it’s a cliche, but it’s not surprising that it is now the title of his new album. I was figuring on the usual fare from Meat...
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Bruce Springsteen – ‘Wrecking Ball’: The Bonus Tracks

March 12, 2012
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball - Bonus Tracks

By Kenneth E. Oquist The bonus tracks from Bruce Springsteen’s new release Wrecking Ball are intriguing. If you are bonus track cuckoo, such as I am, you will consider these tracks essential. Artists such as Alan Parsons Project, Electric Light Orchestra, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and in Elton John’s case b-side mania, have made available to...
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Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Wrecking Ball’: Review – Five Stars

March 4, 2012
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball

The new single “We Take Care of Our Own” off of Bruce Springsteen’s new album Wrecking Ball is a great Grammy performance. My favorite on this is “Shackled and Drawn”, which not only has a interesting Celtic feel, but a party hangover atmosphere to it. It would be impossible for most to accomplish this,...
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We Lost Davy Jones Today: Why He Will Be Missed

February 29, 2012
Davy Jones of The Monkees Dies at 66

By Kenneth E. Oquist Well known for being full of boundless energy and being full of life, the entertainment world has lost a dear friend. Performing as recent as last week, Davey Jones died of a massive heart attack this morning. He was 66. I saw him live in concert as part of The...
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NASCAR’s 2012 Daytona 500 Results

February 28, 2012
NASCAR Daytona 500

By Kenneth E. Oquist After rain postponements and a red flag issued due to a fire breaking out, Juan Pablo Montoya lost control and went careening into a jet dryer vehicle. This was a two hour and five minute delay. The track had to be cleaned and treated by a dilligent crew. On lap...
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NASCAR’s Daytona 500 Rained Out

February 26, 2012
NASCAR's Daytona 500 - rain delay

By Kenneth E. Oquist In a totally unprecedented incident, NASCAR’s Daytona 500 has been postponed and rescheduled to take place tomorrow at 12:00 pm ET. If you were partying to the event and have to work Monday, you are out of luck. I work nights and if it takes place tomorrow, I can always...
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