Jacob’s Travels: Family Weekend with the Pride of Arizona Marching Band

This past weekend I was in Tucson, Arizona for the University of Arizona’s Family Weekend. My younger brother, Aaron, attends the University of Arizona and is finishing up his undergraduate college experience.   For four years, Aaron has performed in the Pride of Arizona (PoA) Marching Band playing a 60-lb tuba.   This marching band has 250 […]

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Jacob’s Music Reviews: Duets II

Tony Bennett is one of the best singers of all time!  This 85-year-old New York native has won 15 Grammy Awards, two Emmys and a Kennedy Center Honoree.  Bennett has released 70 albums throughout his career and he is not showing signs of slowing down anytime soon. Bennett released his new album, Duets II, which […]

The Albums I Can’t Wait For: Fall 2011 Edition

2011 has been hit-or-miss with music. Artists like Adele, Britney, Beyoncé, Jennifer(s) Hudson and Lopez, Jay-Z & Kanye West threw down the gauntlet to all other artists putting out albums during the latter half of this year. There are several artists that I believe are going to deliver and go above and beyond the call […]

The Five Best Performances from the 2011 VMAS

This entry is based only on my opinion on MTV’s 2011 Video Music Awards. The VMAs were rocking last night and many of music’s biggest stars came out in force to celebrate the crème de la crème of music videos.   But the best parts of the VMAs had to be the performances and the tributes […]

Jacob’s Reality TV Check-8 Early Eliminations

Warning: Spoilers Ahead! These are my opinions!  This past Wednesday on “America’s Got Talent,” the judges broke the hearts of many fans of Texas-based singer Daniel Joseph Baker after he was sent home in the judges’ pick.   After the show, I went onto Twitter and found that “DANIEL JOSEPH BAKER” was a trending topic.  It […]

Jacob at the Movies: The Top Four Pop/Rock Concert Films of the 1990s/2000s

It’s another edition of Jacob at the Movies!  This edition focuses on concert films that you need to see before the year is over…so these selections may not be Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden but of the concert films that I selected only one focuses on showmanship but the […]

The 23 Album Challenge: Listening Challenge #1

One of the many themes that you will encounter from now to the end of October is the Top 23.   The number 23 means a lot to me, as I will be turning 23-years-old on September 3. The very first entry and my very first challenge to you, the readers, involve the 23 albums you […]

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