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44th Annual CMA Awards Review – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena – 11/10/2010 (Blog)

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    POSTED 11/17/2010

     

    Written by Guest Blogger Josh JacksonCMA 44th Awards Show

    All Photos from http://www.cmt.com

    For the last 14 years, the CMA Awards have consistently been one of my favorite projects to be a part of. I can only think of one show (the Grammys) that brings together the amount of talent and diversity that this one does. Each year brings it’s own set of interesting performances and results, and this year was no different. So, let’s get right to it!

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      Drum Beat Intros – Music Discussion (PODCAST 165)

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        PODCAST AUDIO LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST

        Here is a popular podcast from 2006 re-edited.  Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and Tom Thompson created this Music Discussion podcast of songs that begin with a Drum Beat.  We begin the show by taking turns naming songs from various artists, reading emails from our listeners, and then played a game of “Name That Tune” by the Drum Beat Intro.

        Some of the Artists named are; Alice Cooper, Steve Miller Band, ZZ Top, Led Zeppelin, Bob Seger, Rolling Stones, Queen, J Geils Band, Billy Squire, Grand Funk Railroad, Judas Priest, Cheap Trick, KISS, Loverboy, Joan Jett, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, Phil Collins, Eagles, Guns and Roses, Van Halen, Billy Idol, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pat Benetar, B52s, Bruce Springsteen, INXS, Roy Orbison, U2, and Huey Lewis & the News

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          GONE TOO SOON – PART 2 of 2 – A Tribute To The Rockers That Have Passed Away (PODCAST 163)

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            Mike, Brian, & Tom discuss rockers that have passed away in this Part 2 of 2 Music Discussion re-edited Podcast from 2006.  Artists that are discussed are; George Harrison – John Lennon – Kurt Cobain – Steve Clarke – Jim Morrison – Sid Vicious – John Bonham - Elvis Presley – Michael Hutchence – Rod Price – Lonesome Dave Peverett – Warren Zevon – Bob Marley – The Ramones – Janis Joplin – New York Dolls – T Rex – Duane Allman – Tommy Bolin – Randy Rhodes – Karen Carpenter – Mama Cass Elliot – Cub Coda – Sweet – Uriah Heep

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              GONE TOO SOON – PART 1 of 2 – A Tribute To The Rockers That Have Passed Away (PODCAST 162)

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                PODCAST AUDIO LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST

                Brian, Tom, and Mike discuss rockers that have passed away in this Part 1 of 2 Music Discussion re-edited Podcast from 2006.  Artists that are discussed are; Keith Moon – Bon Scott – Steve Marriott – Jerry Garcia – Brian Jones – Eric Carr – Freddie Mercury – Jimi Hendrix – Joe Strummer – Mick Ronson – John Entwhistle – Phil Lynott – Ronnie Van Zant – Stevie Ray Vaughn

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                  Concert Blast Book Announcement – CONCERT BLAST EXPERIENCES: Guest List – Backstage – VIP (BLOG)

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                    The one question that is asked to us more than anything is, “When is the Concert Blast book coming out?”.  Now we can say Very Soon and now a preview is available for the public’s viewing through our signup list.  Since the book is now in the finishing stages, it seems at this point it is set for a Spring of 2010 release.

                    Concert Blast Experiences
                    Guest List – Backstage – VIP

                    Written by Mike Arnold – Edited by Claire Watson

                    Mike will release his first book on how 3 average concert fans turned an idea into a popular website / podcast, became mainstream media, covered the steps we took, and what has happened so far on this wonderful journey!

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                      Reflections on the Life and Death of Michael Jackson (BLOG)

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                        Written by Mike Arnold

                        There are times in our lives when we will always remember where we were and what we were doing as we heard major news. Maybe it was when we heard the news of O.J. Simpson being accused of murder or the jury’s verdict of “Not Guilty”. Maybe it was major news in your family, a riot in your town, America being involved in war, or the 911 tragedy as the twin towers in New York City came crumbling down. One day I’ve always remembered was hearing the news about the death of Elvis Presley. I remember being at work and hearing the news from the guys on the night shift coming in to relieve us and telling us about the tragedy. It was unbelievable that the King of Rock could die so young. I also remember watching Monday night football with my wife Sandra as Howard Cosell tells the American football audience that John Lennon had just been shot and killed in New York City outside his apartment. Now another day I’ll probably remember is today, Thursday June 25th 2009, the day I heard the news of the death of Michael Jackson.


                        I first heard of Michael Jackson as a child listening to the Jackson Five. At that time it was The Jackson Five and The Osmond’s selling millions of records and constantly being played on the radio. Just as all child bands, the artists grow up and so do the fans. I didn’t think either band had a future in the mainstream music business as adults. Michael Jackson proved me to be  severely wrong. I remember being at a disco in the 70’s when I first heard “Rock With You” and “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough”. I couldn’t believe the music Michael Jackson was creating. Even at that point in my life I believed that Michael’s solo career would be short lived. Then he proved me wrong again!

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                          Favorite Rock Instrumentals – Music Discussion (PODCAST 154)

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                            It’s been a while since Mike, Brian, and Tom produced a Music Discussion Show. This show was created by the people on My Space in the Classic Rock Forum. Mike put a Question on the Forum asking the music fans, “What’s Your Favorite Rock Instrumental?”  We had many responses to the question which created this Music Discussion.

                            Special Thanks To All who participated to make our work load lighter and to be a part of Concert Blast!

                            Click Below to download / listen to the Podcast

                            SHOW 154 – FAVORITE INSTRUMENTAL ROCK SONGS

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                              DOVE AWARDS 2008 Press Room – Nashville, TN – (Podcast 131)

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                                Dove Awards 2008 - Casting Crowns

                                Dove Awards 2008 - Casting Crowns

                                Concert Blast! was invited to be part of the press to cover the 39th Annual Dove Awards at the Grand Old Opry House in Nashville, TN. The problem… only 2 invitations came and there are usually 4 of us (3 hosts and a helper).

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                                  MUSIC DISCUSSION- TIME SONGS – (PODCAST 106)

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                                    TIME FOR ANOTHER MUSIC DISCUSSION

                                    While we took a break from our concert reviews, Brian got the idea to create a Music Discussion with songs of TIME. If you think about it, there are several. I know, I know, we will definitely forget the obvious songs. In fact, the songs on the intro are some we forgot.

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                                      Music Discussions – Favorite Concerts (Podcast 2)

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                                        This our second podcast.  A music discussion on our favorite concerts from all time.  We also included favorites from those who emailed us or called us. Recorded Live at Fazolis Restaurant in Hermitage, TN.

                                        SHOW NOTES

                                        Paul McCartney – Chicago – Beach Boys – Styx – Barry Manilow – What makes a Good Concert – Yes – The Who – Damn Yankees – Jack Blades – Tommy Shaw – Ted Nugent – Alice Cooper – Queen – KISS – Bob Seger – Elton John – Journey – The Babys – Sammy Hagar – Angel – Mothers Finest – AC/DC – Rush – Bryan Adams – Black Oak Arkansas – Judas Priest – REX – Bruce Springsteen – Aerosmith – Grand Funk Railroad – ZZ Top – Lynyrd Skynyrd – Newsboys – Audio Adrenaline – Outro

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