Archive for December 2012

East Side Pride; The South Shore Drill Team

East Side Pride; The South Shore Drill Team
I just read the Tribune article this morning that the Chicago’s own South Shore Drill Team will march at President Obama inauguration parade next month. Now I’m sure many of you heard of the drill team, they are internationally known but I will tell you of their early days and why they should be a... Read more »

Believe The Hype; Public Enemy Is Now In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Believe The Hype; Public Enemy Is Now In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame
On Wednesday night it was announced that Public Enemy was the fourth hip hop group (Grandmaster Flash, Run DMC & Beastie Boys proceed them), to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. Now granted as much as I admire blues legend Albert King and his influence on rock, blues & jazz (and... Read more »

Time to Start Packing Heat?

Time to Start Packing Heat?
So today the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals said the state’s ban on carrrying a weapon in public is unconsitutional. Illinois happens to be the last state to have no version of a concealed carry for handguns. Wisconsin passed their version of concealed carry a year ago. Now this doesn’t mean that immeadialty people... Read more »
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Take Five; A Time to Honor Dave Brubeck

Take Five; A Time to Honor Dave Brubeck
Today the jazz world lost Dave Brubeck, the father of “Cool Jazz” or “West Coast Jazz”. He was 91 but had still been playing up until recently and still had that light and melodic touch when he played the piano. I remember when he played the Chicago Jazz fest in September of 2001, just a... Read more »

Words of Wisdom For Your Work Christmas Party

Words of Wisdom For Your Work Christmas Party
So it’s that time of year when we have to contend with the annual work Christmas party. Now for some people it’s a blast but for some it’s a drag and I see it from a different angle because I’m on my company’s social committee and trust me, it’s not always easy to put these... Read more »

Its Just a Game

Its Just a Game
I love football, I watch as many games as I can (especiall Chicago Bears and Northwestern Wildcats), I have played fantasy football for 12 years winning my league twice (including last year), and I played park league football in my younger years until I tore my knee up. But then there’s real life, there are... Read more »
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