Archive for 2015

When The Rain Washes You, Then You'll Know

When The Rain Washes You, Then You'll Know
I get it! I do! I use to think Stevie said, “When the rainbow shares you then you’ll know.” This morning I woke and heard the lyrics, “When the rain washes you, then you’ll know,” crystal clear. “Dreams” was on the radio, during a rain storm fittingly, and I had an epiphany. There are scary... Read more »

Hearing John Lennon's "Beautiful Boy" For The First Time

I remember hearing this song for the first time. I was six, and the memory is vivid. Like I could reach out and touch it. We were listening to “Beautiful Boy” on the stereo downstairs. We had a two-story house, with a finished basement where we played every day as kids. Dad told me how... Read more »

Did You Know There Was An HP iPod?

Did You Know There Was An HP iPod?
Did you know that the HP iPod was supposed to be blue? It ended up being white with only a tiny HP logo on the back. Steve Jobs made sure of that. Did you know it was Carly Fiorina, who brokered the deal with Apple to sell a blue HP iPod? Yep, the 2016 Republican... Read more »
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A Newly Reunited RIDE, Still Worth The Cost of Admission

I have been following RIDE’s progress since they announced a reunion last fall. Whereas their performance on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic sounded a little tame, their Coachella show seemed to offer a return to form. This was the same experience I had during a recent show at The Riviera. As the sample from “Leave Them... Read more »

The Districts Bring Energetic Live Act To Chicago's Metro

I woke up early Sunday morning with “Chlorine” in my head. No, this wasn’t some Jason Bourne experiment where I was trying to bleach all my memories. “Chlorine” is a song by The Districts, that was performed so well the previous night at Metro, I could not extricate it from my cranium. I got in the... Read more »

A Brewery Trip Through Raleigh, North Carolina

A Brewery Trip Through Raleigh, North Carolina
Fresh off a family trip to North Carolina, I am still reeling from our comprehensive brewery jaunt. With 3 kids in tow, 5 adults hit 7 breweries, 2 bottle shops, and 1 children’s museum, in less than 1 week. I built a slideshow with some great pictures and fun facts, but I wanted to delve... Read more »
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Is Derrick Rose Out Of Touch?

Is Derrick Rose Out Of Touch?
Struck by the hand of god after going on TV and saying he was “great?” Or, was it was it just an elbow to the face from a teammate during the Bulls first practice? However you want to look at Derrick Rose’s latest injury, it’s not good. This orbital fracture is the 7th significant injury to... Read more »

Pictures From A Beer Trip Through Raleigh, NC

First stop: Aviator Smokehouse & Brewery in Fuquay Varina.
I take a lot of pictures of beer. Here are a few from our recent trip to North Carolina.

"Return To The Moon" Is My Favorite Summer Song

My favorite song of the summer, which just ended yesterday officially, is “Return To The Moon,” by EL VY. It’s upbeat and innocent, with a much happier take on pop music than we are used to from the lead singer of The National. Matt Berninger’s voice is the perfect fit for the jittery guitar work of... Read more »
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Time For "You" To Make The Donuts

Time For "You" To Make The Donuts
If you happen to be anywhere in the southeast, like say, North Carolina, then you need to try “warm, delicious, made-to-order” Duck Donuts. You pick your frosting flavor and toppings, and they finish them right there in front of you. Even after a 20 minute ride home, they were still warm. Every single donut in... Read more »