If Tauk was a Team on NBA Jams, They'd be on Fire! : A Pre-Show Q & A and a few words about 10/4 at The Abbey

If Tauk was a Team on NBA Jams, They'd be on Fire! : A Pre-Show Q & A and a few words about 10/4 at The Abbey
Sometimes things just work out how they’re supposed to.  When Tauk, 4-piece instrumental rock/jam fusion outfit, found out they were double-booked with Banda Chilacachapa, a very lively, mariachi-esque group in large numbers, at the Abbey Pub October 4, there was some concern about the size of the Green Room,  and the stage itself.  How could they fit there and would... Read more »

The 5 Least Ladylike Women in Songs: Theme Week Day 4

The 5 Least Ladylike Women in Songs: Theme Week Day 4
There is more about this list that is NSFW than there is that is SFW, so you have been warned.   These lewd, crass, vulgar and crude songs represent the worst in women in songs. Where my previous lists about Women in Songs dealt with tragic, sexy and virtuous women, this list identifies women more... Read more »

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The 6 Women in Songs Who are the Best Marriage Material: Day 3 of Women in Songs Theme Week

<strong>6. Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond</strong><br><br>Sweet Caroline got the nod at #6 because the good times never seemed so good; any time a woman can bring you to your highest highs, you have to think about wife'ing her up. <br><br> With such  high praise, I knew they'd make a happy couple but then when Neil sang that his nights don't seem so lonely and that, "We fill it up with only two", I knew their relationship was going to last .
Day One: Tragic Figures Day Two: 10 Sexiest Women in Songs Today I’m tackling the subject of which women from songs who would make the best wife.

The 10 Sexiest Women in Songs: Women in Songs Theme Week Day 2

<strong>10. Mary Jane from Mary Jane's Last Dance by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers</strong><br><br> Being from Indiana, I am biased to her growing up in Indiana town with some Indiana boys on an Indiana night. But what's objectively awesome writing is that, "She moved down here at the age of 18, she blew the boys was more than they'd seen".<br><br><iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/aowSGxim_O8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Women in Songs Theme Week Day 1: Tragic Women This is pretty straight-forward so feel free to stop reading this part and get right to the 10 sexiest women in songs. If, however, you’d like a long-winded version of my criteria for this list, you can keep reading. These lists are about women mentioned in... Read more »

Women in Songs Theme Week: Tragic Figures

Women in Songs Theme Week: Tragic Figures
Today Lists That Actually Matter is kicking off another Theme Week  and this theme is Women in Songs. With today’s list being Tragic Figures. I decided not to rank these because I didn’t want anyone to feel like a loser here since they are already tragic enough, I didn’t want to heap-on to their burdens.... Read more »
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7 Opinions of Mine That Usually Lead to an Argument

    1. As good as Kanye’s old music was, it’s hurtful to listen to it now because he is so weird.  He and his music went from so real and melodic to so fake and noisy. 2. Seinfeld (tv show) was good, but too whiny 3. Fantasy Football is lame. How ego-centric do you... Read more »

11 Things Republicans Love the Most

11. Israel <br><br> Republicans LOVE them some Israel. They aren't sure why, since Republicans trust only fellow Christians. But they know that whoever writes their talking points likes Israel for some reason, so they fall in line.
Republicans get a bad rap in the mainstream media. They are branded as “The Party of No”, or the bigoted party, or the party of out of touch old white guys who look out for their best interests. But they are so much more than just a party of negative people. Here is a list... Read more »

Things Your Annoying Friends can do or Appreciate on a Deeper Level Than You

<strong>Sports</strong><br><br> Like most men, I enjoy talking about sports. But everyone has that one (or more) friend who speaks with a ridiculous amount of authority on the topic. Among their go-to moves:
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- When you complain about your team's poor performance, they correct you about what their problem REALLY is. <br><br>
- When a problem is identified they assert they've been saying that for a while, and imply that they clearly see things the coach doesn't and they would make a better coach. <br><br>
-Argue vigorously in un-proveable hypotheticals, usually with a historical backdrop.  Would Sandy Koufax's fastball be effective in this era? Would Wilt Chamberlain be as dominant in today's NBA? Would the Steeler's Steel Curtain defense contain Joe Montana's offense in it's heyday? Only your friend can say for sure, and it's certainly worth debating because we may one day find out once and for all. <br><br> Ok, no it's not worth debating because it's impossible to ever ascertain the answer.
Some topics bring out the most annoying traits in people. For instance, if you were on an airplane and could select which topic NOT to discuss with the stranger sitting next to you and your choices were: Monkeys, sandwiches, politics, or movies; I bet most people would opt to omit politics from the discussion. While... Read more »
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Joe Russo's Almost Dead is Very Much Alive: JRAD Does Chicago 9/19 & 9/20 at Concord Music Hall

Joe Russo's Almost Dead is Very Much Alive: JRAD Does Chicago 9/19 & 9/20 at Concord Music Hall
If you’ve ever been to the Abbey on a Wednesday night for Terrapin Flyer,  seen Caution rip across the South Side, were at Garcia‘s last show at Soldier Field in ’95, or have come up in the age of Dark Star Orchestra starting out at Martyr’s over 15 years ago, you can’t tell me this town ain’t got no heart.  The... Read more »