Archive for August 2010

Review - 2012 and the story of the disaster movie

Review - 2012 and the story of the disaster movie
“California tumbles into the sea That’ll be the day I go Back to Annandale Tried to warn you About Chino and Daddy Gee But I can’t seem to get to you Through the U.S. Mail” - “My Old School” by Steely Dan   Airport (1970) OK, so it’s a bit of a lyrical stretch, but... Read more »

Monday AM QB - The Emmys and "Did You Hear About the Morgans?"

Monday AM QB - The Emmys and "Did You Hear About the Morgans?"
It’s time again for some Monday morning armchair quarterbacking.   Sofia Vergara from “Modern Family” winner Best Comedy If you didn’t watch the Emmy’s last night, you missed some fun stuff.  A very good  opening had host Jimmy Fallon and featuring the cast of “Glee” plus Tina Fey, Betty White, John Hamm (Mad Men,) Jorge... Read more »

Shameless Plug - Weekend Sports Report

The Grobber with Vin Scully When someone at the bank wishes me a nice weekend, I have to chuckle and respond, “A weekend, what’s that?” That’s because I spend every Saturday trading barbs and jibes with legendary sportscaster Les Grobstein. If you are a sports radio fan in Chicago (or are a Chicagoan in exile)... Read more »
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New Feature - Song of the Day

New Feature - Song of the Day
This new contribution comes from my co-hort Eric, who shall be known going forward by his nom de plume, lpcdsounds.  To wit, today’s entry - “Ambulance Blues” by Neil Young from the 1974 masterpiece “On The Beach.” You’re all not going to like this one bit. Back before Neil became self-important…stopped making viable records…became more... Read more »

Music Review - Casiokids at Schuba's

Music Review - Casiokids at Schuba's
Endresen (L) and Johnsen (R) of the Casiokids at Schuba’s 25 August 2010   My friend Eric turned me on to the band Casiokids, a quintet from Bergen, Norway.  This group whose sound is described by others as “electro-pop” is touring in support of their release “Topp stemning på lokal bar” (whatever that means.)  The... Read more »

A Preview of the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards

  The peacock network will be bringing the 62nd Primetime Emmy’s into your living room this Sunday.  We turn to our expert, TiVoGirl for a preview of what to watch for:   Julianna Marguilies looks to win for Lead Actress in a Drama     Outstanding Drama - I predict either Mad Men or The... Read more »
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What are the Beatles Top Ten Songs?

What are the Beatles Top Ten Songs?
Yesterday I received a press release announcing a first ever ranking of the top hundred Beatles tunes.  They listed the top ten. Here is the text of the press release:   ROLLING STONE RELEASES “THE BEATLES 100 GREATEST SONGS” “A Day in the Life” tops the list, as chosen by Rolling Stone editors New York,... Read more »

New Feature - Celebrity Lookalikes

New Feature - Celebrity Lookalikes
I have wanted to do this for some time now, but was waiting for a slow news day. In this feature we take two celebs from the world of sports, music, or Hollywood that bear more than a passing resemblance to each other. No assumptions are made, biologically or otherwise.  This feature is for entertainment... Read more »

Music Review - George Benson and Ritenour/Grusin at Ravinia

Music Review - George Benson and Ritenour/Grusin at Ravinia
  Benson was not the only guitar virtuoso on stage last night at the Ravinia Festival.  From the soulful opener of Carlos Santana’s “Stone Flower” by Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin to the rousing foot stomping and hand clapping “On Broadway” by Benson, the crowd was treated to nearly three hours of interpretation, jazz licks,... Read more »
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Five Movies I'm Looking Forward to this Fall

Five Movies I'm Looking Forward to this Fall
Douglas and LaBoeuf in the sequel to Wall Street #1 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps  – Finally a sequel to Oliver Stone’s 1987 award winning flick with Michael Douglas as oft quoted Gordon Gekko.  Douglas, now is a co-star while Shia LaBoeuf (what kind of name is that for a guy?  It sounds like a... Read more »
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