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Valentine’s Day Concert Blast Special – Music Discussion (Podcast 226)

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    Posted on 2/10/2012

    Concert Blast Valentine's Day SpecialHappy Valentine’s Day from the guys at Concert Blast.  Here’s a hilarious podcast on L-O-V-E.  When we came up with the idea of a Music Discussion podcast on LOVE, we decided to release it on Valentine’s Day in 2008.  Here we are in 2012 with Valentine’s Day being only a few days away, we thought what a great time to re-post one of our most popular Music Discussions.  Enjoy our Concert Blast Valentine’s Day Special with Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and Tom Thompson!

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      A Message from Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull – Thick As A Brick 2 (Blog)

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        Posted 2/7/2012

        Thick As A Brick 2Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull has produced a follow up from his 1972 hit album “Thick As A Brick”.   To commemorate the 40th anniversary of ‘Thick As A Brick,’ on April 2nd (April 3rd in North America) Ian Anderson will release a sequel to the original album, “Thick As A Brick 2″.

        To coincide with this groundbreaking release, for the first time since 1972, Anderson and fellow musicians John O’Hara (keyboards), David Goodier (bass), Florian Opahle (guitar) and Scott Hammond (drums) – as well as some guest performers – will take to the road to perform the album in its entirety and, it can now exclusively be revealed that, in addition, there will be a second part to the show where Anderson and the band will also perform the sequel.

        Below is a Message From Ian Anderson himself…

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          Life by Keith Richards Book Review

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            Posted on 1/30/2012

            Life by Keith RichardsWritten by Mike Arnold
            The main guitarist of the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards, wrote a book about his life simply called… “Life”.  This is our first book review on Concert Blast and we may have more to follow. 

            Keith Richards’ book, Life is appropriately named due to that is exactly what it is, a journey through his life.  The book begins as he and Ron Wood are being arrested in Arkansas as they are driving their rental car to the next city during one of the many Rolling Stones tours… and they have plenty of drugs on them, in them, and in the car.

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              Concert Blast Hosts Remember 2011 – Part 3 – Mike Arnold

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                Posted on 1/20/2012

                Concert Blast - Mike Arnold's 2011 FavoritesWe felt Concert Blast had a successful year in 2011 with our stats and the experiences we were very blessed to encounter. We will have a series of Concert Blast Blogs from each of us that is dedicated to 2011 as Mike Arnold, James Downing, and Tom Thompson remember their favorite times covering events for Concert Blast.

                Here is Mike Arnold’s Concert Blast Favorites from 2011.

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                  Concert Blast Hosts Remember 2011 – Part 2 – Tom Thompson

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                    Posted on 1/17/2012

                    Concert Blast Host Tom Thompson Remembers 2011We felt Concert Blast had a successful year in 2011 with our stats and the experiences we were very blessed to encounter. We will have a series of Concert Blast Blogs from each of us that is dedicated to 2011 as Mike Arnold, James Downing, and Tom Thompson remember their favorite times covering events for Concert Blast. 
                    This Blog is Tom Thompson’s Concert Blast Favorites from 2011.

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                      Concert Blast Hosts Remember 2011 – Part 1 – James Downing

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                        Posted on 1/15/2012

                        Concert Blast Hosts Remember 2011 - James DowningWe felt Concert Blast had a very successful year in 2011 from our stats and the experiences we were very blessed to encounter. This is the first in a series of Concert Blast Blogs from each host that will be dedicated to 2011 as Mike Arnold, James Downing, and Tom Thompson remember their favorite times covering events for Concert Blast.

                        Enjoy James Downing’s favorite 2011 Concert Blast Experiences! 

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                          CONCERT BLAST TOP TEN FROM 2011

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                            Posted 1/13/2012

                            Concert Blast 2011 StatsThe year of 2011 is now in the history books.  Concert Blast had another successful year of improving our stats from the previous year.  We want to thank everyone who has ever downloaded/listened to our podcasts, read our blogs, and looked at our photos.  Let’s make 2012 even a bigger and better year!  With having 292,785 downloads of our podcasts in 2011, we devote this blog to our various Top 10 Stats from 2011.

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                              Glen Campbell Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium – 11/30/2011

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                                Posted on 12/24/11

                                Glen Campbell In Concert - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium - 11/30/2011

                                Glen Campbell In Concert - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium - 11/30/2011

                                Written by James Downing
                                I have told the story here on Concert Blast about how my dad brought home a record player one day when I was about seven years old.  That day changed my life forever and opened the world of music up to me.  My mom was a big country music fan and would buy many records.  She would sit in my bedroom with me and we would listen to many of them.  Loretta Lynn, Bing Crosby, Donna Fargo and the list goes on and on.  There was one album that she bought that I really liked and that was a Glen Campbell album.  My favorite song off that album was called “Gentle On My Mind”.  I soon discovered that this guy had his own tv show each week and I would watch it everytime it came on.  As I grew up and started listening to rock and roll music, Glen Campbell’s music remained on my record player along side Alice Cooper, The Who, Kiss and all of the other bands that I listened to.
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                                  Glen Campbell Concert Photos – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium – 11/30/2011 (Photos)

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                                    Posted on 12/23/2011

                                    Glen Campbell In Concert

                                    Glen Campbell In Concert - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium - 11/30/2011

                                    It was the first of two farewell Nashville, TN concerts from Glen Campbell at the historic Ryman Auditorium.  James Downing of Concert Blast wanted to be there to capture the end of his career and an important era in country music, so he purchased a ticket as soon as they went on sale and received an excellent seat to the November 30, 2011 show.  A seat close enough to capture great photos of the lengendary performer.

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                                      The Crowd Concert Review – Nashville’s Party Rock Band – Nashville, TN – Douglas Corner Café – 12/09/2011 (Podcast 225)

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                                         Posted on 12/18/2011

                                        The Crowd - Nashville's Party Rock Band

                                        The Crowd - Nashville's Party Rock Band

                                        On Friday December 9th 2011 something happened at a music club in Nashville, TN that members of the party rock band from the 80’s, The Crowd, thought would never happen… a reunion show!

                                        Two members of the Concert Blast team, Mike Arnold and Tom Thompson, were part of the rock band that began performing cover songs at parties in the early 1980s, decided to write and record a few original songs, had those originals played on the radio and began thrilling crowds at the private parties, rock clubs, colleges, and music festivals.  Now in 2011 the guys returned to a rock music club in Nashville, TN, Douglas Corner Café, to perform a reunion show to celebrate their first gig from 30 years ago. Also joining the reunion on stage was Tom’s twin brother and bassist of the band, Jim Thompson, the latest lead guitarist, Gary Conn, and the original lead guitarist, Dwayne Smith.

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