It's the end of another year at ChicagoNow and I'm still standing

It's the end of another year at ChicagoNow and I'm still standing
Christmas Eve. Just a few days left in 2018. You’ll see a lot of recaps of the year in different forums. It’s no different around this place. Here’s mine. This is the end of my sixth calendar year at ChicagoNow. When I started in 2013, the idea was to see if I could put together... Read more »

The best and worst concerts of 2018

The best and worst concerts of 2018
Another year is winding down. It’s that time where we evaluate everything that occurred over the last 365. Why not start with music? Here’s a peek at the good and the bad in live music for 2018. Let’s start with the ones I like: Honorable Mention: a. Foo Fighters- Night two at Wrigley Field b.... Read more »

It was the year of living in danger for the media

It was the year of living in danger for the media
“Love to bump into you in a dark alley. Your entire outlook would change and trust me you would never talk shat about our President or his family again. Tough guy with a keyboard. Actually you are nothing but a bully coward.” It happens a couple of times a year. Someone doesn’t like something I’ve... Read more »
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Homelessness in America 2018

Homelessness in America 2018
The life expectancy in the United States is 78.6 years old. The life expectancy if you’re homeless in the United States is 50 years old. Almost thirty years less. THREE DECADES! It’s even less if you’re living on the street. You’re more susceptible to frostbite and hypothermia. You’re more likely to become a victim of... Read more »

Vanderbilt football player Turner Cockrell dies of Melanoma

Vanderbilt football player Turner Cockrell dies of Melanoma
Ernie Davis. Freddie Steinmark. Joe Roth. Sal Aunese. The foursome had two things in common. All four were major college football players. All four died of cancer. Sadly, they were joined by Vanderbilt University Tight End Turner Cockrell. He died on November 29th, after a year long battle with Melanoma. Cockrell was first diagnosed in... Read more »

Bob Seger sings his greatest hits at Rosemont's Allstate Arena

Bob Seger sings his greatest hits at Rosemont's Allstate Arena
Rock musicians dying is far from a new thing. In the late 60’s and onward, drug and alcohol overdoses happened regularly. Jimmy, Janis & Jim. Bonham and Moon. I can go on and on and on. Musicians are still dying but now it’s been by natural causes. Heart attack, cancer and the aging process. It... Read more »
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My 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

Joe Cocker is one of the great singers of the late 60's-70's. "Mad Dogs and Englishmen" is one of the great live albums.
Yesterday, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced their class of 2018. The inductees will be the Cure, Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music and the Zombies.  I would normally take this space to argue why or why not they are deserving of the honor. Not today. I’m okay with results although... Read more »

Don't waste your sympathy on Michael Cohen

Don't waste your sympathy on Michael Cohen
Michael Cohen’s eyes tell the story. It was a sad scene as Cohen and his family walked into a federal court on Wednesday. The look on their faces showed they all knew he was going to prison. The only thing they didn’t know was that it would be for thirty-six months. THREE YEARS!!! Going to... Read more »

It's beginning to look a lot like....

Not the Jeremiah was a bullfrog Joy To The World!
Season’s Greetings! Christmas is just eleven days away. ELEVEN, PEOPLE!!! So if you’re not ready, get ready soon!! By now, folks have decked out their houses. One of the most festive areas for decorations in Chicago is the Sauganash neighborhood, on the cities far northwest side. We took a road trip on Saturday night and... Read more »
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George H. W. Bush and Parkinson's Disease

George H. W. Bush and Parkinson's Disease
George H. W. Bush is being buried later today. It’s been reported that part of his cause of death was due to Parkinson’s Disease. That’s not quite true. There are lots of health issues/other diseases that mirror Parkinson’s but are not. Johnny Cash was originally diagnosed with Parkinson’s but the diagnosis was wrong. It turned... Read more »
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    My so called friends think it's time to edit this section. After four years, they may be right, but don't tell them that. I'll deny it until they die! I can't believe I've been writing this blog for four years. It started as a health/wellness thing and over the years has morphed to include so many things that I don't know how to describe it anymore. I really thought this was going to be the final year of the blog but then Donald Trump came along. It looks like we're good for four more years..God help us all! Oh yeah...the biographical stuff. I'm not 60 anymore. The rest you can read about in the blog.

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