Grandchildren on your knee, Vera, Chuck and Dave. Each month ChicagoNow has a Blogopalooza. A topic is chosen and all the participants have an hour to put together a piece. This months topic Pick A Point In The Future and Write About Your Life. I already spend a lot of time thinking about this. On... Read more »
Today would be George Harrison’s 72nd birthday. He died fourteen years ago and is still missed. I often wonder what George would be doing if he was still with us. I doubt he would be touring like Paul McCartney or Ringo Starr. He might be doing the occasional charity or tribute gig. He’d probably be... Read more »
Today is the 51st anniversary of The Beatles making their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. It’s not a big one but anytime I can write about these guys, I like to take advantage of the opportunity. They have so many great and well-known songs, here are some that you don’t hear quite as... Read more »
Happy New Year! Hope you all had something better to do than watch the Google numbers dance their way into 2015. So now it’s New Year’s Day and hopefully the hangovers are clearing up. You’re settling in and getting ready to watch some Football. There are five games on today. FIVE!!! Combine those with the... Read more »
Last week I looked at the 10 Worst Pop Christmas Songs. There was some bad, bad music there….I mean REALLY BAD TUNES!! With Christmas coming up in less than two weeks and Hanukkah a few days away, here are the 10 best songs. Enjoy and Happy Whatever you celebrate to all.
Vinyl albums have been making a comeback. While you are used to seeing them in black, there have been some special issues of vinyl records in color. Here’s some of them.
Remember Rick Nelson? In the 70′s, he had a song called “Garden Party”. It’s about being booed at a concert because he was singing his new material. The audience wanted to hear his hits from his teen idol days. Forty years later and we’re still trying to sort out that musical issue. This is Chrissie... Read more »
Last July, I made a gallery of songs about death. About 50 people are still reading it every day, so here are ten more deathy tunes. Stay tuned for part three in 2015. As always…comments and suggestions are welcomed.
Today is Moving Day-Chicago. It’s the annual fundraising event/walk to raise money and awareness in the fight against Parkinson’s Disease. What’s a better way to start the day than to have the Beatles sing some of their best Parkinson’s tunes!!
Tonight is the start of Yom Kippur. A day where Jews can atone for all their sins of the previous year. It’s the holiest, most solemn day of the year. No one in the world of popular music wrote spiritual tunes like George Harrison. His faith oozed out of his body and into his music.... Read more »