Archive for April 2014

The Sound of Michigan: A few of my favorite things

This post is part of a monthly ChicagoNow blogging challenge where we are given a prompt and then just an hour to write and publish.  Tonight’s prompt: “Write about a favorite or memorable place you have lived for any time at all, whether a country, state, city, childhood home, fraternity/sorority, hostel, hotel or even bedroom.”... Read more »

My list of what everyone else should be doing NOW

Evangelist:  someone who talks about something with great enthusiasm. – Merriam-Webster I obviously spread the good word about music, but my enthusiasm doesn’t stop there.  I impose my opinions on people about lots of different topics: books, movies, etc.  Sometimes it backfires, such as the time I was positive my daughter would like Kacey Musgraves. ... Read more »

Is the fact that Chief Keef is from Englewood an excuse for his bad behavior?

Is the fact that Chief Keef is from Englewood an excuse for his bad behavior?
A few days ago I wrote a post about Chief Keef, the 18 year old rapper from Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, who is mixing crazy success with large doses of trouble.  Since I have an 18 year old son, I feel somewhat knowledgeable about what a kid that age is like from a developmental standpoint, whether... Read more »
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Chief Keef and my son: a tale of two 18 year olds

Chief Keef and my son: a tale of two 18 year olds
Chief Keef, infamous Chicago rapper, has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons recently.  Within the past two months alone, he has completed a court ordered rehab stay, been arrested for DUI, was present during a shooting at his manager’s house and went to court for owing months of rent on his Highland... Read more »

Sean Combs and his latest name change

Sean Combs and his latest name change
Sometimes I feel compelled to tell people that I use my brain during the day.  That is my rationalization for why I would write about something as banal as what Sean Diddy Combs Puffy Daddy is calling himself this week.  When I think of him, here is what I think of (in this order):  ... Read more »