Posts Tagged ‘ Kenneth E. Oquist ’

Counting Crows – ‘Underwater Sunshine’: A Review

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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

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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

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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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Meat Loaf – Hell in a Handbasket: A Review

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Daytona 500 2012: Today on Fox — 12:00 Noon ET

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February 26, 2012
Danica Patrick - NASCAR - Daytona 500

By Kenneth E. Oquist The starting lineup is set for The February Classic and The Daytona 500, a huge start to the NASCAR season. The pole winner is Carl Edwards, with Greg Biffle also on the first row. Winning Gatorade Duel 1 on Thursday was Tony Stewart. He will start in the second row....
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54th Annual Grammy Award Winners

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February 13, 2012
Adele Wins Grammys

By Kenneth E. Oquist Tony Bennett won for Pop Vocal Traditional and Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse for Pop Vocal Duo/Group also won. This is not a huge surprise. Allison Krause won for Bluegrass and Steve Martin did not. Weird Al Yankovic lost to “Hilarious” by Louis C.K..I guess he wasn’t funny enoughfor Best Comedy Album. Wilco...
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Van Halen – A Different Kind of Truth: A Review

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February 11, 2012
Van Halen - A Different Kind of Truth

David Lee Roth is back in the line up on Van Halen’s new release A Different Kind of Truth, and this rocks! Some people don’t know what to think about the song “Tattoo”. It sounds like Van Halen to me. It will sneak up on you. “She’s the Woman” is a great rockin’ tune —...
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Ringo Starr – ‘Ringo 2012′: A Review

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February 10, 2012
Ringo Starr

By Kenneth E. Oquist Once you get over the fact this is under thirty minutes, you will like Ringo Starr’s new release Ringo 2012. “Step Lightly” is redone very well here. From Ringo (1973), this was the b-side of “Oh My My”. The beat had a lilt to it. It’s done quite a bit different...
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Acoustic Research AWD205 2.4 Ghz Wireless Headphones: A Review

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February 3, 2012
Acoustic Research AWD205 2.4 Ghz Wireless Headphones

The only downside to Acoustic Research’s AWD205 2.4 Ghz Wireless Headphones is that the base has to be plugged in. The AWD205 headphones are light and features a generously long 3.5 mm plug for the music source. The range is 150 feet, and not an exaggeration. The phones are light and generously padded for their...
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