Ben from the Afterparty

I love living and working in the PNW, as I have these last 20+ years. Golfing, gaming (Red Dead Online, anyone?) and a good sip of whiskey at the end of the day make me pretty happy. Thanks for being a part of Bull Nation with me!

YOUR DOG CAN BE A NETFLIX STAR!

Well hey there. You like dogs? (who am I kidding, of course you do) Your fur baby is probably the center of attention, which is likely why Netflix decided to cash in and make a WHOLE SHOW filled with moments with our dogs collected on social media.  Netflix’s Dogs premiered in November last year, and the executive producers want your …

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CARRIE DROPS “SOUTHBOUND” VIDEO!

In the wake of her big wins at the CMT Music Awards, country music’s darling superstar Carrie Underwood was already prepared to kick off summer with another big hit! We’re not calling it the “SONG OF THE SUMMER” quite yet, but right now, it’s in the lead for the title! Anybody got a towel? Time to dry off! -Ben from …

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REVISITING THE SONICS LAST NBA FINALS, 23 YEARS LATER

Let’s face it: Clay Bennett left Seattle with a sour taste in our mouths and an NBA team that was headed to Oklahoma City. Few businessmen can have that kind of impact on our rain-soaked souls. I’ve written before about smarmy blank-check writers that swooped up Seattle teams before (Bud Selig) but we’re still bitter about the last time it …

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CMT MUSIC AWARDS WRAP UP!

You deserve to be heard. I could’ve ended this post right there, but that wouldn’t summarize the spirit of the CMT Music Awards. Since 2002 Country Music Television has let FANS and FANS ONLY vote on their favorite new country music videos of the year, and their big shindig in Nashville last night was no exception, with all the pageantry …

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ERIC CHURCH GOES SHAWSHANK FOR “SOME OF IT”

Fans of the unapologetically rowdy Eric Church have come to be very familiar with his antics as well as his style.  He’s written songs for Keith Urban and the Zac Brown Band, known for hosting wild concerts, and even been praised by Taylor Swift (his departure from opening for Rascal Flatts in 2006 led to the then-16-year-old finishing the tour …

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THE VOICE: ADAM LEVINE OUT, GWEN STEFANI IN!

In what seems like a sudden and shocking move by NBC Television, Gwen Stefani is returning to “The Voice” after a 4-season absence. She previously served as a judge and coach in Seasons 7 & 9 as well. “HOLLA! I’m back, girl.” She will replace Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, who apparently was involved in several weeks-long disagreements with NBC …

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IS LUKE BRYAN RETURNING FOR IDOL SEASON 3?

Luke Bryan is feeling “positive” about his return as a judge on American Idol.  The pop culture giant was recently renewed for a 3rd season on ABC, and although all three judges (including Katy Perry and Lionel Richie) need to renegotiate their contracts to come back next year, Luke is confident that will happen. “All things feel positive that me …

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BRETT YOUNG GETS ACOUSTIC!

We’re 40 days removed from Brett Young‘s showstopping performance at the Showbox SODO. On The flip side, we’re 90 days (and give or take a few minutes, but WHO’S COUNTING!) away from his return to the Pacific Northwest at the Evergreen State Fair On August 27th!  In that time, he’s had to cancel a show in Iowa because of laryngitis, …

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CMT MUSIC AWARDS: WHEN WHERE & WHO!

If you talk to anybody who was alive at all in the 80s and 90s, they may bring up the fact that music videos were a big deal. And yes, they were: during the late 90s, MTV’s Total Request Live countdown show reached up to as many as 853,000 viewers every day it aired.  And for a show about music …

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SEAHAWKS DRAFT RECAP!

Let’s face it; the end of the 2018 season left the Seahawks with a lot of question marks. Were we going to have enough cap money? Could we lock up Russell Wilson long-term? Who’s gonna be our kicker? (hint: it was absolutely NOT going to be Sebastion Janikowski!) And most importantly, how were we going to fill in the gaping …

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