The Taste versus MasterChef: Comparing the two cooking competitions

January 30, 2014 | Posted in REALITY TV | By

The Taste TV logo

I’ve been catching up on this season of ABC’s cooking-themed reality series The Taste, which began airing at the beginning of January 2014. I didn’t watch the first season—I guess because I missed when it was airing as I don’t

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Remembering Some of Those Cool Vintage 1970’s Toys

January 27, 2014 | Posted in FANDOM | By

Before video games were widely available I remember when I was a little kid growing up in the 1970’s, Christmas and Birthdays had such anticipation. Since we didn’t have iPads and iPods, and didn’t even have Cable TV or a

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“Dark Lover”: Book #1 in the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series by J.R. Ward

January 25, 2014 | Posted in PARANORMAL, ROMANCE | By

The cover of Dark Lover by J. R. Ward.

My Rating: ** (2 out of 5 stars) We all know that paranormal romance is hot these days, particularly when vampires are involved. Just look at the success of the Twilight series, True Blood and the Sookie Stackhouse novels, or

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A Beginners Quick-Guide to Avant-Garde and Free Jazz

January 14, 2014 | Posted in JAZZ | By

Have you acquired the taste for free jazz? Free jazz, or avant-garde jazz is not for the faint of heart. “They call it free jazz, because nobody pays to hear it, and nobody every made any money playing it”. Probably

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