Archive for April 2011

Best Bets for Summer Outdoor Music

A few days ago I wrote a cranky post about why I don’t feel compelled to attend any of the outdoor concerts this morning, what with the bugs and people and all.  It is, however, tempting given some of the acts that are coming to our fine city this summer to have a change of... Read more »

I Love Music, But You're Not Likely to See Me at a Concert This Summer

I Love Music, But You're Not Likely to See Me at a Concert This Summer
Well, it certainly is an exciting week for music lovers in Chicago, particularly those who enjoy an outdoor venue.  Not only was the Lollapalooza lineup announced but Ravinia tickets went on sale to the general public, as well.  Several people who are aware of my love of music have inquired about my intentions with respect... Read more »

Happy Easter and Help for Japan

Happy Easter to everyone!  I decorate my house and celebrate the holiday just as little as I do all other holidays and milestones, although I did have my husband replace the dead daffodils in the front hall with fresh ones.  Yesterday I was in Jewel at dinnertime (not too crowded the night before Easter) and... Read more »
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A Few Famous Canuck Musicians to Accompany the NHL Playoffs

If you live anywhere near Chicago, you may be vaguely aware that we are in the midst of both basketball and hockey playoffs.  Our family of six is split evenly between people who care about the games and people who don’t.  It’s a source of conflict when those who care want to watch a playoff... Read more »

Oprah: Friend or Foe of Music?

Oprah: Friend or Foe of Music?
Are you dreading May 25, 2011, as much as my household (or at least a subset of it) is?  Obviously I’m referring to Oprah’s last show, otherwise known as the end of The Reign.  Somehow in addition to her other unexplainable tendencies (including a fondness for country music), my 18-year old daughter has a great... Read more »

Paul Simon: Still Singing Sweetly After All These Years

Paul Simon: Still Singing Sweetly After All These Years
I was very excited to hear that Paul Simon had a new album coming out this past week.  My first clue was that he performed on Jimmy Fallon’s show twice last week- wow!  I wasn’t sure what to expect since I haven’t kept up with Paul too much lately.  I love Simon & Garfunkel, of... Read more »
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Best of the Best Songs

Last January (2010), the arrival of my issue of Rolling Stone was an even more special day than usual. The bi-weekly event is always cause for excitement as it’s sure to contain some juicy nuggets and captivating articles, not to mention the fact that it provides the perfect train riding entertainment. I remember one train... Read more »

Brit Brit is Back with a New Album (and a kinship with Charlie Sheen?)

I started listening to Britney’s new album, “Femme Fatale”, last week. I read in Rolling Stone that she meant to make a really awesome dance album. Initially I thought that was hilarious since who can picture Mother Britney on the dance floor. It got me thinking, however, that it was not so very long ago... Read more »

Real Housewives: Can Any of Them Sing or Just "Act"?

If you’re accustomed to using your brain during the evening hours, read no further because none of the people named below will mean anything to you as they are all reality “stars”, mostly from the Real Housewives franchise.  I used to keep my fascination with junky t.v. my own dirty little secret until I realized... Read more »
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