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Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival Photos – Saturday 5/5/2012 (Photos)

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    Posted on 5/21/2012

    Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival 5-5-2012 - The Fans

    Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival 5-5-2012 - The Fans

    Here’s day number two on the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival photo coverage of our annual event.  We continue to bring you more pictures from our fun without our expert photographer, Brian Hasbrook. Brian had a previous engagement so Mike and Tom borrowed a camera and brought along Steve Shattuck to help them with the photography duties.

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      Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival Review – Friday 5/4/2012 (Podcast 230)

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        Posted on 5/14/2012
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        Concert Blast returned to Memphis, TN to cover the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival once again.  This time the team consisted of Mike Arnold, Tom Thompson, and our stand in photographer and helper, Steve Shattuck. 

        Friday’s festivities included performances from Vol Beat, NeedToBreathe, Florence & the Machine, Megadeth, Evanescence, and Johnny Winter.  Not only does this podcast include the performance clips and our commentary of the performances, but Mike also enjoyed talking with some of the fans in attendance.  Enjoy the blog and podcast review!

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          Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival Photos – Friday 5/4/2012 (Photos)

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            Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival - The Night Crowd

            Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival - Friday May 4 2012

            Posted on 5/12/2012
             

            Every year Concert Blast is invited to cover the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival and every year the guys look forward to attending the annual event.  This year was the year that Concert Blast didn’t have their professional photographer Brian Hasbrook with them. Brian had a previous engagement so Mike and Tom borrowed a camera and brought along Steve Shattuck to help them with the photography duties.

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              Train California 37 Album Review

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                Posted on 5/3/2012

                Train - California 37   

                Written by Mike Arnold
                Having been a Train fan from the day I heard the song, “Drops Of Jupiter”, I always look forward to hearing new material from the San Francisco based band. Although I am a fan of Train, I am not fanatic about any artist.  Some fans love everything their favorite artist records.  I never understood that and that is definitely not me!  In fact since I am such a huge fan, when listening and reviewing their music and concerts, I will be much more particular on what my favorite band from this century produces. 

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                  Rick Springfield Documentary Movie Review – An Affair of the Heart – 4/21/2012 (Podcast 229)

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                    Posted on 4/29/2012

                    An Affair of the Heart - Rick Springfield Documentary
                    On Saturday April 21st, Concert Blast attended the Nashville premiere viewing of the Rick Springfield documentary movie, “An Affair of the Heart” at the Nashville Film Festival.  With this movie being focused on the relationship between Rick and his fans, you know there were fans attending this premiere!  Mike Arnold was there for his podcasting services and Concert Blast friend Joe Nelms provided the photography.  This podcast includes a lot of conversations with the fans before the showing, an introduction from the producers of the movie, a portion of the Q & A session after the movie, a short interview with movie director Sylvia Caminer and producer Melanie Lentz-Janey, a review of the movie, and favorite parts of the movie from the attending fans who traveled in from all over for this event. Listen to our podcast and read Mike’s blog on the evening.

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                      Between A Heart And A Rock Place by Pat Benatar – Book Review

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                        Posted on 4/14/2012

                        Bewteen a Heart and a Rock Place by Pat Benatar
                        Written by Mike Arnold
                        Pat Benatar, actually Patricia Mae Andrzejewski, wrote her “thus far” life story in her recent book, “Between a Heart and a Rock Place.”  Pat takes the reader not only on her life’s musical journey, but also through her childhood in New York, being as tough as the boys her age as well as being a very charming girl… then growing up to become a military wife that led to a broken marriage.  The book described Pat growing into a tough woman who knew what she always wanted in life, especially when she met the guitarist in her band, Neil Giraldo.

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                          I Am Ozzy by Ozzy Osbourne – Book Review

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                            Posted on 3/7/2012

                            I Am Ozzy Book CoverWritten by Mike Arnold
                            Heavy Metal rocker Ozzy Osbourne described many details of his life in his autobiography from his very poor childhood days of being bullied by classmates and teachers, through his prison experience, how he joined a band, the days with Black Sabbath, multiple addictions, his solo career, his family’s MTV show, starting Ozzfest, and many other aspects of his life.

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                              Rick Springfield Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Wildhorse Saloon – 2/10/2012 (Podcast 227)

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                                Posted on 2/18/2012

                                Rick Springfield In Concert - Wildhorse Saloon - Nashville, TN

                                Rick Springfield In Concert - Wildhorse Saloon - Nashville, TN

                                Concert Blast began the 2012 concert review podcasts in style with the annual party that Rick Springfield puts on in Nashville, TN every year around Valentine’s Day weekend.  This year was no different than the others.  Another explosive party provided by the rocker who refuses to allow his age prevent him from thrilling Rock and Roll audiences all over the world.
                                Concert Blast produced a podcast with Mike Arnold, Tom Thompson, James Downing, and many Rick Springfield fans in attendance who were more than happy to join in for this show!

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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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                                      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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