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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Race

Start your engines

A measure that makes way for another professional sporting event is cruising through the Legislature.


News

Clifton Adcock
A bill currently at the Legislature would help clear the way for Oklahoma City to allow racing events on city streets.
 
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Race this


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Experience the races in a whole new way when you take a look at the four-story, high-definition video screen recently installed at Remington Park, 1 Remington Place.
 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
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Broncho, Broncho is my name

Your Monday music video roundup

But not really. Name’s Matt. Stephen’s off to graduate school on full scholarship, so I’m the new blogger ‘round these here parts.

Quick hits: Leo. Favorite non-Flaming Lips local band is Colourmusic. I know the lyrics to“Yankee Hotel Foxtrot” back-to-front. Random fun fact: My brother is on a first-name basis with Dan Marino. I’m still looking to replace a big LCD Soundsystem-shaped hole in my heart. Taylor Swift’s first and second albums have been known to rattle the speakers in the privacy of my car, on occasion. Big supporter of dance rock.

Underrated: The Drive-By Truckers’ “Brighter Than Creation’s Dark”, dance rock in general, post-“Girls Can Tell” Spoon, Lost in the Trees, and the Rolling Stones’ “Some Girls.”

Overrated: Passion Pit, Animal Collective, My Morning Jacket’s “Z,” and probably James Blake, too, but you’d have to put a gun to my head to make me admit it. Also, everything U2's recorded since “The Joshua Tree”. Though let it be known that “The Joshua Tree” is so unbelievably good that you can’t possibly overstate how good it is.

Let’s get on with the vids, then.

Broncho rapidly ascended to the near-top of my fictional All-Okie Festival bill when I bought their debut album a few months back. Caught them at the Soundpony in Tulsa a little while ago and, sure enough, the Internet warlocks at Delo Creative were there with a butt-ton of camera equipment in tow. I think I speak for the entirety of this state when I say these guys are gonna make it big. And soon:


Novak Djokovic’s appearance in this hilarious video probably had at least a little something to do with his recent #1 ATP ranking:



Freaky, psychedelic, synthy chicks glow in the dark:



Like Stephen, I’m a proud Tulsa native and, save for Hanson, nobody’s name’s better-recognized in Tulsa than Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey. Their new “Race Riot Suite” received standing ovations at the Tulsa PAC last month:



Not unlike most of the planet, I really didn’t care much for Radiohead’s latest. I do, however, dig Nigel Godrich’s intimate “From the Basement” series and this frenetic, dual-drummer performance of “Staircase” is intense:  



Everything about Mastodon is massively awesome right now. Album art, track titles, and this puppet-stomping video for “Deathbound”:

by Matt Carney 07.11.2011 3 years ago
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Sport this


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Head to the Oklahoma River for the 2011 OKC Riversport Challenge on Saturday. The multisport race includes kayaking and running for youths and adults, and adds cycling for the kids.
 
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Know your Snooki!

She is a best-selling author, after all.


CFN

Gazette staff
As reported in the August issue of Wired magazine, one college class among “TV-Themed Course Work” across our nation’s hallowed halls of higher ed is the University of Oklahoma’s “‘Jersey Shore’ GRC: Depictions of Gender, Race, and Class on the Shore.”
 
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

After Rice

Two candidates square off Tuesday to fill the Senate seat vacated by Andrew Rice.


News

Amy Lester
The two candidates vying for former state Sen. Andrew Rice’s vacated seat hope voters will take notice. Oklahoma voters don’t usually pay much attention to special elections; the last one that involved a Senate seat drew only 8 percent of registered voters.
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Pounding the pavement

For the 12th year, thousands race to commemorate resilience and loss.


Sports

Heide Brandes
Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon
6:30 A.M. Sunday
Downtown OKC
okcmarathon.com
 
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Racing Dreams

Vroom to grow.


Documentary

Rod Lott
How many pre-teens not only have a idea of what they want to do with their life, but actually already are doing something about it? The answer: At least three, based upon those you'll meet in Racing Dreams, a fun, fast-paced, feature-length documentary about kids competing for the national karting championship as they chase hopeful NASCAR futures.
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Primary purpose

The heat is on for House District 88 candidates hoping to represent their respective parties in the general election.


News

Clifton Adcock
With the June 26 primary approaching, voters in House District 88 have a crowded field from which to choose.
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
 
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