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On the 50th anniversary of the first men on the moon: Songs about the moon

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President Kennedy set a goal that we would have a man on the moon by the end of the 60's. 
"Fly Me To The Moon"-Frank Sinatra
It’s July 20, 1969. The time is 9:56 central. Neil Armstrong is taking the first steps on the moon that any human has taken. With the entire world watching, he says these magical words: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” At the time this is being published, it will be... Read more »

Songs to protest Donald Trump's 4th of July Parade

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It's been obvious for decades that Donald Trump is the "American Idiot" (Green Day)
Happy Independence Day eve. Tomorrow, Donald Trump is throwing himself and his followers a little party. He’s going to have a parade, military-dictatorship style. Trump is enamored of those parades his heroes throw. Tanks rolling down the street. Soldiers marching and paying honor to their leader. He’s always wanted one of those to honor him.... Read more »

Mick Jagger gives a shout out to Lori Lightfoot, Trump, Pence and Kellyanne tell more lies: The week in review

The Rolling Stones opened their tour on Friday, in Chicago. Mick Jagger gave a shout out to our new mayor, Lori Lightfoot. The only problem, Lori wasn't at the concert. She said she appreciated the pub and is hoping to be at the second show tonight. Can someone hook up Lori with some tickets and maybe some Stones swag?
The world of strange continues. It never ends, does it. From music to politics to sports, there’s always something. It’s time for another week in review. Let’s have a peek: That’s all folks…see ya next time…and there will be a next time. Related Post: Are George and Kellyanne Conway screwing with all of us? Type... Read more »
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The Rolling Stones open the "No Filter"tour in Chicago: A night of hit after hit after hit

The Rolling Stones open the "No Filter"tour in Chicago: A night of hit after hit after hit
When you heard the opening chords of “Street Fighting Man”, you knew the night had a chance to be something spectacular. As the evening continued, you realized you were watching a magical performance. Last night was the opener for The Rolling Stones “No Filter” tour. This was the their thirty-eighth concert in Chicago and the... Read more »

What five songs would you like to hear The Rolling Stones play in concert?

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I have two early tunes. First is "Get Off Of My Cloud." This was the follow-up to "Satisfaction", in 1965. It did reach number 1 in the United States.
Tonight kicks off The Rolling Stones “No Filter” tour. They’ll be playing two shows in Chicago, before jammed packed crowds at Wrigley Field. The set list figures to be twenty to thirty tunes. Most likely it’ll be hit after hit after hit, with a few surprises sneaking in. You can count on the traditional favorites... Read more »

The Rolling Stones come to Chicago: How did they stay young while the rest of us got older?

The Rolling Stones come to Chicago: How did they stay young while the rest of us got older?
Dateline: Los Angeles, California. October 1989. The L.A. Memorial Coliseum. Four Nights. Rolling Stones “Steel Wheels” tour. That was the last time I saw the Rolling Stones perform in concert. I remember leaving the stadium more than a little disappointed. Sure, they sang a lot of the songs you wanted to hear and yes the... Read more »
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I miss the days of Disco Demolition

I miss the days of Disco Demolition
It’s a typical summer night in July. 1979. I’m going to a typical baseball game on the south side of Chicago. Comiskey Park. White Sox vs the Detroit Tigers. The night ended with nothing typical about it. I’ve always loved baseball. It never took much to get me to go to a ballgame. Anytime. Anyplace.... Read more »

"Florence and the Machine" in Chicago: A night of music and dancing

"Florence and the Machine" in Chicago: A night of music and dancing
A chance meeting led to more than a decade of music. Florence Welch came to a recording studio with then musician-boyfriend. Working there that night was Isabella Summers. The two women became friends and eventually band mates. When they started performing together, they were billed under “Florence Robot/Isa Machine”, which was a private joke for the... Read more »

After heart surgery, Mick still "Moves Like Jagger"

After heart surgery, Mick still "Moves Like Jagger"
It was almost two months ago that the Rolling Stones announced they were forced to postpone their upcoming summer tour. Mick Jagger was undergoing surgery to replace a heart valve. Fans of the band were “Shattered.” Millions had purchased pricey tickets, myself included, looking forward to a night of great music with the legends. We’re disappointed the... Read more »
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Six stories for six years at ChicagoNow

May 13, 2013. “Let me introduce you to one and only” was the title. Those were the first words I wrote at ChicagoNow. Today is the sixth anniversary of this blog. We’ve come a long way from day one. It’s gone from writing about one topic to so many different ones that I can’t keep... Read more »
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