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Are George and Kellyanne Conway screwing with all of us?

Are George and Kellyanne Conway screwing with all of us?
(sing to the theme of The Jetson’s) Meet George Conway. His wife Kellyanne. It’s Washington’s most bizarre power couple. They’ve been married for eighteen years. They have four young children. Nothing abnormal about this. She helped Donald Trump get elected POTUS and now works for him. He hates her boss and lets everyone know it... Read more »

The music of legendary drummer, Hal Blaine

Hal Blaine behind the drums in 1970. He was at his peak as a studio musician.
There’s a name for the studio musicians who play behind the scene. These mostly unknown group of session players are called sideman. They’re the ones who have the musical skills to put onto a record the dreams of writers and producers. The most famous of these musicians was called “The Wrecking Crew.” In the 1960’s-early... Read more »

I voted for Mayor but I'm still undecided

I voted for Mayor but I'm still undecided
Election day 2019. Time to pick a new Mayor of Chicago….or at least get it down to the final two for April’s runoff election. There are fourteen candidates on the ballot. How, in the name of whatever deity you believe in, are we supposed to get it down to one? Hmmm…maybe that’s why last week,... Read more »
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Is there anything more icky than having sex with a used condom?

Is there anything more icky than having sex with a used condom?
It was 2013. The Lakeview area of Chicago. I walked into my new primary physician’s office for the first time. I’m at the front desk to check in before my appointment. There’s a big plastic bowl on the counter. Cool…they have candy. I reach in hoping for a Butterfinger or maybe a Milky Way. Hmmm…that... Read more »

Have you decided who you are voting for in Chicago's Mayoral election?

Have you decided who you are voting for in Chicago's Mayoral election?
The election for Chicago’s next Mayor is less than a week away. After eight long years, we are finally done with Rahm. There are fourteen candidates running to lead the city. According to the latest Telemundo Chicago/NBC 5 poll, here are the leaders: Toni Preckwinkle-14 percent Bill Daley-13 percent Susana Mendoza-12 percent Lori Lightfoot-10 percent... Read more »

Linda Ronstadt: Not quite ready to say goodbye

Linda Ronstadt: Not quite ready to say goodbye
“I’m afraid of suffering, but I’m not afraid of dying.” Linda Ronstadt first noticed changes to her voice in 2000. By the time of her last performance in 2009, she said she was yelling, not singing. Four years later, Ronstadt revealed she had Parkinson’s Disease. It’s affected her vocal chords which makes it impossible for... Read more »
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Should I get a Roger Stone-like tattoo on my back?

Should I get a Roger Stone-like tattoo on my back?
Have you seen enough of Roger Stone lately? In the last week, he’s been the main topic on all the cable news channels. It started when he was arrested last Thursday. The FBI knocked on his door at 6am. Yeah, it’s fairly early, but nothing outrageous. Next he claimed he was treated worse than Osama... Read more »

Fifty years of The Beatles rooftop concert

Fifty years of The Beatles rooftop concert
It was fifty years ago today. The Beatles got on a rooftop to play. Dateline London. January 30, 1969. The Beatles were closer to the end of their legendary run than the beginning. They had stopped playing live concerts three years earlier. The band was sick of the traveling. They were sick of trying to... Read more »

Songs for a polar vortex

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"Cold, Cold Cold" is a simple way to describe today. I miss Lowell George.
It’s cold outside today…..really cold…record cold. The temperature is MINUS TWENTY ONE!!! The wind chill temp is MINUS FIFTY!! What do you do when it’s like this? You stay inside, hunker down, bundle up and listen to some music. Are there tunes for weather like this? OH YEAH!! Here’s some cold weather music to warm... Read more »
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Would you work for free?

Would you work for free?
Imagine this scenario: You go to work. It’s your scheduled payday. You’re expecting a paycheck. What you get is your employer telling you he can’t pay you today. You’ll get your money sometime in the future. Keyword is sometime, because the exact date is unsure. And btw…you get to keep working at that job. Is... Read more »
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