Archive for June 2013

My Dear John letter to Kanye West

My Dear John letter to Kanye West
Dear Kanye, I’m starting to think our relationship has run its course.  I believe that in a good relationship the parties bring out the best in each other, but I don’t think that’s true any longer in our case.  Speaking for myself, I find myself frequently annoyed by you.  I miss the good old days.... Read more »

Who would win the Stanley Cup of goal songs?

Who would win the Stanley Cup of goal songs?
I’m sure every town is a sports town, but sometimes it feels like Chicago has an obsession with its sports teams.  How else to explain the loyalty to the Cubs?  But these days, even as glorious as a summer afternoon at Wrigley Field might be, Chicagoans are living and breathing the sport of our northern... Read more »

Happy Father's Day from your favorite rocker dads

Here is Bruce Springsteen with his wife and kids: Evan, Jessica and Sam.  They look so grown up!
Tomorrow is Father’s Day.  I thought about writing something really meaningful about fatherhood but then I decided that I didn’t feel that emotional today.  However, I mustered enough energy to Google images of some our contemporary rocker dads and share those with you.  I’ve included some light commentary as a bonus.  Enjoy! If you enjoyed this post, join... Read more »
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The Oprah interview with John Legend and Chrissy Teigen: Five things I learned

The Oprah interview with John Legend and Chrissy Teigen: Five things I learned
  I routinely tape Oprah’s Sunday night interviews in case someone interesting turns up to chit chat with Her Highness.  Usually I delete without watching, but last night I was thrilled with her subjects: John Legend and Chrissy Teigen.  I’ve been a fan of John Legend since the release of his first album, “Get Lifted”,... Read more »

The Rolling Stones are joined by...just about everyone on this tour

Gwen Stefani helped sing "Wild Horses" in Los Angels but screwed up the lyrics.  Seems like something that should have been practiced in advance.
For several days last week and into this week, two very diverse acts shared Chicago’s United Center: the Blackhawks and The Rolling Stones.  It seemed that they literally alternated days with busy crews slapping ice down after each concert, only to rip the ice up melt the ice (??? – now I’m curious) and throw... Read more »