Just Checking In…

Posted October 21, 2014 by Kreuzer33
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Hope everyone is doing well.

It seems that things are still in order and that no one has burned down “The Korner” yet! :)

Celebrating my daughter’s 2nd birthday today. Time flies, that’s for sure!

Easton Corbin and John King Prove They are “A Little More Country Than That”

Posted August 27, 2014 by Kreuzer33
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It’s been a whirlwind two weeks for me following the sudden passing of my father. I wasn’t sure if I’d even be able to get out of the house after the emotional toll this has taken on me. But I’m glad that I took the first steps in getting life back to normal tonight by checking out Easton Corbin and John King at the Rodeo Club in San Jose, California.

What a crowd. A sellout on a Tuesday night. You don’t see that too often but KRTY is known for bringing the best in country music to the Bay Area and tonight’s show DID NOT disappoint.

First to take the stage was John King. As background, just last year, Black River Entertainment signed King to their artist roster which includes the likes of Kellie Pickler and Craig Morgan. Great move guys! King is a star waiting to happen.


When you go to a show, I’ll admit, you usually look right past the opening act in anticipation of the headliner. Boy am I glad I didn’t miss this one! King is already a polished performer who not only knows how to work the crowd, he has them eating out of his hands. With songs like “Tonight, Tonight”, “Something in the Water” and crowd favorite “Huk’r Shoes” (that’s right, I said Hooker Shoes), King nearly stole the show tonight. 

But, one of the best parts of the evening was when, out of nowhere, King suddenly appeared in the crowd after his set. Signing autographs for his fans. Taking photos. Who does this??? I’ll tell you who does: John King. I can’t wait to see him again soon (whether it’s here in San Jose or in my home state of Oregon). Bravo Mr. King. Bravo!

Now, it was time for the main event: Easton Corbin. I’ve seen Corbin before, but not in a small venue such as the Rodeo Club. What a treat! How often can you say that you’ve seen one of country music’s biggest acts in front of 1,000 of your closest friends.


Corbin was on his game tonight. Mixing it up all night long with an assortment of new music, established hits and cover songs. “A Little More Country Than That”, “Lovin’ You is Fun”, “All Over the Road”, “Roll with It” and “Clockwork” were crowd favorites, but we also got a taste of some new songs that are going to hit the radio soon…and judging by the reaction for the crowd they can’t come soon enough! 

Cover songs? Did I mention cover songs? How can you go wrong with the likes of “Brand New Man” and “If You’re Gonna Play in Texas” by Brooks & Dunn and Alabama, respectively. The perfect encore to a great evening of music. I don’t know his name, but Easton Corbin’s fiddle player is FANTASTIC. It’s always great to get some fiddle action.

So there you have it. Another great show from the Bay Area’s country music leader KRTY! If you haven’t seen either of these acts before…what are you waiting for!

I’ve said this before (on Twitter @KreuzersKorner), and I’ll say it again: John King is a star in the making. Take notice now before it’s too late. And as for Easton Corbin: the guy is one of the best out there today. From the first time I heard him a few years ago, all I could think of was George Strait. Seriously. The voice draws an immediate comparison. Quite a compliment for sure.

Were you at the show? Have you seen either in concert? What did you think? Share your thoughts and personal experiences in the comments section below.

Napa Earthquake

Posted August 25, 2014 by Kreuzer33
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Wouldn’t you know that we would have my father’s wake in Vacaville, California on Saturday afternoon and where would we stay on Saturday night? Yep…the Napa Valley.


We were rocking and rolling, but all are OK. Didn’t even wake the kids up. After living through Loma Prieta, this was a “small” one but still caused some significant damage. Good thing it happened in the middle of the night. Probably saved lives!

Taking it Day by Day…

Posted August 16, 2014 by Kreuzer33
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Experiencing all of the stages of grief over the past 5 days following the sudden passing of my father. 


We had our good times, we had our tough times. But at the end of the day, we always had our weekly calls about whatever came to mind. Getting the two of us together in a conversation (two people who could talk your ear off forever) was always an adventure.

I hope you found that big Grocery Outlet and record store in the sky..and that they are in the same shopping center!

We love you and miss you.

Taking Some Time Away…

Posted August 11, 2014 by Kreuzer33
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I probably won’t be posting for quite some time (a few weeks) but I didn’t want everyone to worry.

I have been dealing with some family issues for a couple of months that now must be handled. Sorry to be vague but I just need some time to process things.

Dont’ worry, my wife, the kids and I are doing fine. Healthy and getting along (as best we can) :)

Thank you all in advance for your understanding. Please take care of The Korner while I’m away…

Robin Williams Dies of Apparent Suicide

Posted August 11, 2014 by Kreuzer33
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Whether you knew him as Adrian Cronauer, John Keating, The Genie or just Mrs. Doubtfire, Robin Williams was a talented, talented actor.

Much of my childhood movie memories are of him. Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, Aladdin, Mrs. Doubtfire…not to mention his stand up.

I’m still shocked by the news and keep hoping that it’ll be another Internet hoax.

According to a press release issued by the Marin County Coronor’s office, the Sheriff’s office suspects the death to be “suicide due to asphyxia.”

From ABC News:

Actor Robin Williams died this morning in California, according to the Marin County Sheriff’s Office-Coroner Division and his press representative. He was 63.

“Robin Williams passed away this morning,” rep Mara Buxbaum said in a statement tonight. “He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”

Officials are investigating the circumstances of his death.

From Entertainment Weekly:

Oscar winner and comedian Robin Williams died this morning at 63. While his publicist wouldn’t confirm that his death was a suicide, a rep did issue this statement. “Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”

Report: Oregon Mother Jennifer Huston Committed Suicide

Posted August 6, 2014 by Kreuzer33
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Jennifer Huston (the Oregon mom of two) whose body was found yesterday, died of asphyxiation in what medical examiners said was a suicide.

According to multiple reports, an empty box of sleeping pills and a note to her family were at the scene where Huston was found near her SUV on a remote road in the rural town of Sheridan.

It’s only a 15 minute (or so) drive to Sheridan so it’s definitely close to home. I’ve been watching the news vans drive back and forth through our small town of under 20,000. Pretty surreal.

From Oregon Live:

A news release Wednesday afternoon stated that “detectives and the medical examiner have concluded that Jennifer had been deceased fairly close to the time she was reported missing” on July 25.

Family members released a statement Wednesday afternoon. It begins:

“Our hearts ache today. We have lost our first born child. We have lost a wife and a mother.

We don’t know what led Jennifer to this dark place and to this end and perhaps never will understand this.”

Huston was wearing the same clothes as when she left her home early on the evening of July 24 to run errands. She withdrew less than $100 from a bank; stopped at Rite-Aid to buy Gatorade, trail mix and over-the-counter sleeping medication; and filled up her tank at a gas station in Newberg. Her cell phone had been turned off.


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