What You Can Actually Learn From Bravo’s ‘Start-Ups: Silicon Valley’

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December 17, 2012
Bravo - Start-Ups: Silicon Valley

By Barry Randall As someone who invests in technology companies, I’ve been privileged to meet with some pretty smart people who have actually changed the world. But I also have a rather well-honed sense for when intelligence has curdled into hubris and when pride has launched a marketing message into the upper hype-o-sphere. While the...
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Green Day’s-’Tre!’: A Review

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December 12, 2012
Green Day’s-’Tre!’: A Review

Debuting on the day of  release in the top 5, ‘Tre!’ shows the popularity of Green Day. This is 4 1/2 listening as are the predecessors . The bare bones acoustic “Drama Queen” is among the best here. The range of this release is quite deep, perhaps even more so than the other two....
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A Crash Course For Apple’s iTunes 11.0

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December 6, 2012
A Crash Course For Apple’s iTunes 11.0

If you want it more traditional click on songs under the time line. I suggest using it clicking artists. The mini artwork by the artist name on the sidebar is stellar. Bigger artwork, track listings, and year in the middle work very nicely. Working on ipods will show up on sidebar on the right....
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Musical Stocking Stuffers — Obscure Classics — Single Song Recommendations

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November 27, 2012
Musical Stocking Stuffers — Obscure Classics — Single Song Recommendations

If you only hear one Duke Robillard song, make it the lilting “Pony Blues” — my favorite song by a great musician that should be bigger. The Band’s “Christmas Must Be Tonight” as heard on Sirius XM Radio’s Holly channel is another must have. “Grim Travelers” is an excellent song you probably never heard...
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Green Day’s ‘Dos!’ is Another Winner

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November 17, 2012
Green Day’s ‘Dos!’ is Another Winner

Although not award winning in the album artwork department, the second of three Green Day releases is for the 2012 Holiday season a very solid 4 1/2 star essential Green Day. “Amy” finds Billy Joe with a stripped down ballad with vocals and a echo mellow guitar. This minimalist sound shows incredible depth. How...
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Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) to Broadcast Juanes In-Concert Live from Austin City Limits

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November 14, 2012
Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) - Air Juanes - concert

By Demian Russian Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) will broadcast Grammy Award and seventeen-time Latin Grammy Award-winning guitarist, singer and songwriter Juanes live in-concert from Austin City Limits on Friday, November 16th, 2012 at 10:00 pm ET. Sirius XM Radio listeners across North America will hear Sirius XM Radio’s live broadcast as Juanes takes the stage at Austin City Limits, performing many of his popular...
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‘Psychedelic Pill’ — Neil Young is Nearly Perfect

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November 9, 2012
‘Psychedelic Pill’ — Neil Young is Nearly Perfect

By Kenneth E. Oquist ‘Psychedelic Pill’ by Neil Young and Crazy Horse is nearly perfect at 4 and 3/4 stars. The song “Driftin’ Back” at 27+ minutes is nearly an album in itself. The title track is in original and alternate versions. This song does indeed set the tone for all the songs. The...
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Van Morrison — ‘Born to Sing: No Plan B’: A Review

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November 2, 2012
Born to Sing: No Plan B - Van Morrison

If four years seem like a long time between releases for Van Morrison, that is because this is the longest break ever in Van’s long career. The title tune “Born to Sing” is a jazzy workout for Van’s sound these days. I would starve with my voice. I guess I should stick to the...
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Taylor Swift – ‘Red’: A Review

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October 18, 2012
Taylor Swift – ‘Red’: A Review

“We Are Never Ever Gettting Back Together” explodes of moving on big time. Big hit, great song. What else do we have here?  ”22″ is the do it all and see what happens song. This will have mixed results at best. More rock than country here. “Treacherous” is more laid back, but the edge...
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Green Day’s ‘Uno!’ Kicks Off a Strong Holiday Season: A Review

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September 28, 2012
Green Day

  By Kenneth E. Oquist Yes! It is here. The latest of three new albums from Green Day — ‘Uno!’. Kicking off the Holiday Season with a strong four and a half star release is a major punk player. The already out “Oh, Love” and heard some “Kill the D.J.” get this going strong...
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Owl City’s ‘The Midsummer Station’: A Review

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September 25, 2012
Owl City - The Midsummer Station

By Kenneth E. Oquist The hit single off of Owl City’s new album The Midsummer Station is far more profound than the goofy “Call Me Maybe.” What do I know. Owl City shows how good he is with “Good Time” — taking Carly Rae Jepson to a new level. Maybe there are a few oh...
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Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) Launches Dave Matthews Band Radio

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August 29, 2012
Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) - Dave Mattthews Band Radio

By Demian Russian Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI), the only North American satellite radio service provider, will launch a new and exclusive channel dedicated solely to the music of the Dave Matthews Band. Sirius XM’s ‘Dave Matthews Band Radio’ will feature commercial-free music, live recordings and interviews from the band’s extensive archives. The channel will also feature special segments...
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New Green Day Album Artwork Released

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August 24, 2012
Green Day - Kill the DJ - album artwork

The new single “Oh Love” from Green Day’s upcoming new release Kill the DJ has been out a few weeks now. It’s  an excellent song will some nice guitar work. The title track “Kill the DJ” as heard on Sirius XM Radio’s BBC Radio 1 channel online, will be available soon. The title is meant to be...
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