Tedeschi-Trucks Band is the perfect band to revisit Layla and all the other assorted love songs

What’ll you do when you get lonelyAnd nobody’s waiting by your side?You’ve been running and hiding much too longYou know it’s just your foolish pride We all know the story. Beatles legend George Harrison is married to model Pattie Boyd. It’s not working out. Harrison’s friend, guitar hero Eric Clapton is smitten with Ms. Boyd.... Read more »

It feels like starting over...with Neurologist number three

I’m hard on the medical profession. Since 2013, I’ve gone through three primary care physicians, four therapists and two dermatologists. It’s not always my fault. A few of them left for better jobs in different fields. It’s just a coincidence that they made these life changes after meeting and treating me. After each change, it... Read more »

Tiny home village helps the homeless community in Los Angeles

Like every major city, Los Angeles has a major problem with homelessness. The numbers there are daunting. Almost sixty thousand people experience homelessness in L.A. One reason for the high number of homeless there is the winter weather. It’s much easier to live on the streets of southern California from November through March than most... Read more »
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The All-Star game's Stand Up To Cancer moment was as moving as it gets

The numbers scare you. In 2020, there were close to two million new cases of cancer diagnosed. There were more than six hundred thousand cancer related deaths in the United States. One out of four people will get some form of cancer in their lifetime. To make it more personal, in a traditional family of... Read more »

Fifty years after L.A. Woman, where do The Doors rate on the list of the greatest American bands?

1971. Fifty years ago. For the legendary rock band Thee Doors, it was a year of success and tragedy. Their sixth studio album, L.A. Woman, was released in April.It certified as double platinum in the United States. It sold more than four million copies worldwide. L.A. Woman was their biggest selling album since their self-titled... Read more »

On the fiftieth anniversary of "At Fillmore East", by the Allman Brothers Band, can you still handle twenty-two minutes of "Whipping Post?"

July 6, 1971. Fifty years ago today, The Allman Brothers Band released their classic album “At Fillmore East.” At that time it was considered one of the greatest live albums ever recorded. The main piece of controversy to the album was the length of some of the songs. Record executives felt that tunes such as... Read more »
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America: The band and the country celebrates the 4th of July

It’s the 4th of July. The anniversary of the birth of our country. Which band, who is now in their fiftieth year of existence, should we celebrate? AMERICA! Actually, I’m not really celebrating them. I was never a big fan. Don’t get me wrong, I do like some of their songs. But from the beginning,... Read more »

After fifty years, I'm still looking for the meaning of "The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys"

A few years ago, I was having a discussion about the Traffic album, “The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys.” The person I was talking with claimed it was the best album of the 1970s decade. Although I loved the band and the album, I was more than a little skeptical. I did the research to... Read more »

Eric Clapton helps the homeless population in London

Like every big city, London has a homeless problem. From January to March of this year, more than three thousand people slept on the streets of England’s capital. The Streets of London is a charity that raises money to help support people who are experiencing homelessness in London. The money also helps to raise awareness... Read more »
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It was a bad week for journalism in Chicago

It’s been a bad week for journalism in Chicago. Let’s take a look: Friday: It started last Friday. Actually, it started long before that with Alden’s purchase of Tribune Publishing stock, but the latest mess came to a head last weekend. The announcements of accepted buyouts by Heidi Stevens and John Kass brought both glee... Read more »
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