Category: Movies and Music and Theatre

Let's Talk About Raising Dion

Let's Talk About Raising Dion
It amazes me that something can be lurking in the subconscious of ones mind, without any realization of it, until it is thrust into the conscious mind. I feel like that’s what happened when a friend sent me a video on Facebook.  I had no context for the video, other than it was shared by... Read more »

It's literally been over a week, and my ears and mind are still abuzz with the sights and sounds of Riot Fest!

It's literally been over a week, and my ears and mind are still abuzz with the sights and sounds of Riot Fest!
Wow! Let me say it again… Wow! Riot Fest 2017 lived up to any and all hype that was abound about it.  Was there hype about it?  I actually don’t know, but for a lineup that I heard more than one person voice as “weak”, I had an amazing time! Amazing!!! This was my 5th... Read more »

DJ Khaled Threw Me The Keys This Morning

DJ Khaled Threw Me The Keys This Morning
Good morning friends, Taking a quick break from my to-do list to wish you all a happy Friday. I was tempted to put on my Carhartt's this morning, but settled for my Army underoos. 4 layers on top, 2 on bottom and I stayed toasty. This morning I was reminded that you never know where inspiration will come from. While driving to work, on NPR, there was an interview with DJ Khaled about his new book. The Keys...
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I Traveled To Summer Set Music & Camping Festival And Lived To Tell The Tale!

I Traveled To Summer Set Music & Camping Festival And Lived To Tell The Tale!
  Let me start by saying that I had an amazing time at the 2016 edition of the Summer Set Music & Camping Festival.  Amazing!  I had an amazing experience.  I didn’t have the typical music festival experience, but it was great nonetheless….allow me to explain… I was at Summer Set as a bartender.  I... Read more »

Let's Talk About Drum and Bugle Corps (Blogapalooz Hour)

Let's Talk About Drum and Bugle Corps (Blogapalooz Hour)
“Pick an age and write about what summer – one memory, one day or the summer in general – was like from when you were that age” It’s now 10:29am.  I will be posting this at, or before, 11am…check me. The best summers of my life were the ones I spent marching Drum and Bugle... Read more »

Ferris Bueller Nearly Broke Millennium Park

Ferris Bueller Nearly Broke Millennium Park
Let me repeat that fact:  Ferris Bueller nearly broke Millennium Park! Now, if you’re a loyal Millennium Park visitor (which I am, despite not living within the city limits…right Mike Weisman?) you’ll come to find that some events simply get a large turnout, and some events can be expected to have a large turnout. For... Read more »
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The Death of a Legend: Prince

The Death of a Legend: Prince
Now, I’m not really one to care much about pop culture and celebrities.  I’m always the last one to know about the gossip, I never read the dirt rags…I don’t watch reality television (although on full disclosure, there was a period of time I was a crazy Flavor of Love and Rock of Love addict).... Read more »

Criticize Matters!

Criticize Matters!
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of seeing a live comedy show at The Second City Training Center. I’ve only attended performances at The Second City a handful of times, but I can say that I’ve never been disappointed.  It’s easy to see why this is a legendary comedy institution, the produces some of the most... Read more »

Broadway In Chicago: The Lion King Musical

Broadway In Chicago: The Lion King Musical
I am an avid bicyclist.  One of my absolute favorite places to bike around is in Downtown Chicago…and no, I am not one of those lawless bikers who zooms in and out of traffic, never more than 3 seconds away from getting hit by something.  I like to go fast, but I’m a law abiding... Read more »
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